"Who wouldn’t want to travel to Italy for an exhibition?" asks Fabio Potestà, director of Mediapoint & Exhibitions, the company responsible for organising the forthcoming GIS 2023 lifting trade show (see News page 18). "We have some of the best scenery, food, and hospitality in the whole world.”
Diversity. Technological development. Resilience. And investment. These are just four of the many positive attributes of the lifting industry that can are present in this month's issue.
Incredible lifting and transport work is happening all around the world (see page 34 for a snapshot of just some of the awardwinning work being carried out in Europe alone). This issue, however, underscores a recurrent theme that, month on month, is growing in momentum across our industry: sustainability.
A pamphlet issued by the British Ministry of Information in the midst of WWII contained the phrase 'make do and mend'. It was designed to provide housewives with useful tips on how to be both frugal and stylish in times of harsh rationing.
Loads are getting bigger and heavier. How can the industry continue lifting and moving ever-increasing load weights and sizes? Innovation is the way...
It was great to see so many readers at the recent ConExpo show in Las Vegas and, boy, what a place! Although this was my third time attending the show the spectacle of the city never ceases to amaze me.
Whilst compiling this issue it occurred to me that there are parallels between producing the magazine and some of themes of the features in it...
Flights booked. Hotel room reserved. ESTA sorted. Yes, Cranes Today will soon be heading to Las Vegas for the ConExpo 2023 trade show.
Perhaps it's me but it feels like time is accelerating.
It was great to see so many of you, old friends and new faces alike, at this year's Bauma show. To arrive in Munich just as our 50th anniversary issue was being released added to the thrill.