Hire 2018: Forward Together

Guest Speakers

This year’s hire conference will explore the key themes of: Global and Iconic Events, Extending the Life of Construction Equipment, Celebrating Women in Hire, The Shape of Rental Software, Benchmarking Equipment and much more.

We have the following confirmed inspirational speakers lined up who will take you on a journey into their world. Our confirmed hot topics and keynote speakers for 2018 include:

Conference opens and welcome address from HAE EHA Chair (9.15 – 9.30)

Presented by: Brian Sherlock, HAE EHA Chair

Reinventing Construction: The Changing Face of the Construction Industry and Opportunities for Hire (9.30 – 10.00)

Presented by: Focko Imhorst, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing of the British Construction Industry through Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England and how the hire industry can be involved (10.00 – 10.45)

Presented by: Kevin Fear and Martin Coyd, Mace Construction Group

Behind the Scenes at Bristol Balloon Festival (11.00 – 11.30)

Presented by: Ben Hardy, Richmond Event Management

Leading Roles for Women in Hire – How businesses can attract and create opportunities to encourage female career progression (11.30 – 12.00)

Presented by: Amanda Knowles, Heidi Russell and Jessica Bowen, Vp plc Hire Station

Construction Industry Market Intelligence for the Hire Industry. Overview of UK Construction Industry, UK Economic performance, expressing the hire sector in value terms and how market intelligence can help the hire industry generate new business (12.00 – 12.30)

Presented by: Michael Dall, Lead Economist for Construction, Barbour-ABI

The Advantages of Moving Software Into The Cloud – Future of software and why large corporations and SMEs are migrating to the cloud, using Microsoft 365 and Google Office Suite (13.30 – 14.00)

Presented by: Justin Levene, HireHop

Dyslexia in the Workplace – There has been a growth in recognition that adults with dyslexia can bring unique benefits to the workplace.  Tools and guidance to help employers recognise dyslexia and realise an employee’s potential (14.00 – 14.30)

Presented by: Faye Bevington, Stallard Kane Associates

The Neuroscience of decision-making and how technology is changing our brain.  Insights from neuroscience that are relevant to specific business needs (14.45 – 15.30)

Presented by: Dr Jack Lewis, Neuroscientist, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Best-Selling Author and TV presenter

24m viewers, 54% aged 16 -24 years! How ITV has become the leading broadcaster for SME’s. How advertising can help recruit 16-24 year olds (15.30 – 16.15)

Presented by: Mark Woolaston, ITV Business Development

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