Preparations Ramping up for the CPA Conference 2019


With just three months to go until the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) Conference taking place on Thursday 17thOctober 2019 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley near Coventry, preparations are ramping up for the one-day event.

The theme of the Conference is ‘Planting Resilience: Building for the Future’ and delegate tickets can now be booked online for £75 + VAT at the event, a packed programme of speakers will be discussing some of the construction industry’s most current and topical issues relating to how companies can deal with and overcome adversity, both now and in the future. Themes on the agenda include issues facing the sector in 2019 and beyond, risk management, crisis communications, mental health, plant theft and fraud and the CPA skills strategy.

The headline sponsor for the CPA Conference 2019 is Datatag. As well as attending the Conference, delegates will also have the opportunity to visit a number of exhibition stands and space has proved so popular that only two stands are now left.

Speakers will include Paul Whitehead from Highways England, Belinda Webster from Webster Technologies and Kevin Howells from Datatag. The Conference is being hosted by former television newsreader, presenter and journalist Merryn Myatt. Merryn’s television experience spanned 20 years and included presenting numerous BBC national news programme and debates, as well as ITV and Channel 4 documentaries, news programmes and other shows. She was also senior presenter on The Money Channel. 

This will be the fifth year that the CPA Conference has been held and it is becoming an essential entry in the calendar for senior figures in the plant-hire industry. Attendance is open to both CPA Members and Non-Members. The CPA is the leading trade association for the plant-hire sector in the UK, with over 1,700 members who supply 85% of hired plant to the construction industry. The sector generates over £4 billion and invests £1.3 billion in new equipment each year. 

The headline sponsor Datatag will have a large stand and other exhibitors will include BlokCam Ltd; Defence Geographic Centre, Ministry of Defence; Industrial Power Units; JCB; GenQuip Groundhog; Lighthouse Club; NOCN Group; Plant Planet; Point of Rental; Radius NFT; Scottish Qualifications Authority; Webster Technologies and others. MPS Crane Operators will also be showcasing a tower crane simulator and various items of equipment will be displayed outside the venue. Organisations interested in exhibiting can contact Lisa Collins at on 07968 840390.