Six Months to CPA Conference 2019


With six months until the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) Conference on Thursday 17th October 2019, the CPA has announced that the theme of the Conference is ‘Planting Resilience: Building for the Future’.

The Conference is a one-day event organised by the CPA, the leading trade association for the plant hire sector in the UK, and it is being held at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre near Coventry. The CPA has over 1,600 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 for the CPA Conference 2019 is Datatag. The CPA is in the process of devising a packed programme of speakers 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.

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, becoming an essential entry in the calendar for senior figures in the plant hire industry. Delegate tickets will be available to purchase via the CPA website in the coming weeks but those interested in pre-registering to attend can e-mail Maria Reid at

Delegates will also have the opportunity to visit a number of exhibition stands from participating exhibitors including Datatag, Genquip Groundhog and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). There are a limited number of exhibition spaces available at the event and organisations interested in exhibiting can contact Lisa Collins at or on 07968 840390.