It is your last chance to book a place at Crane Safety & Management 2005, the international lifting safety conference organised by Cranes Today, which will be held at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam on 20 and 21 June 2005.

Deborah Frazer, publishing director of Cranes Today, said: “Crane Safety & Management 2005 is the only opportunity to learn the latest thinking on safety and management in lifting from the industry’s experts, and it is the only event that has an exclusive focus on cranes and lifting technology.

“It is a unique networking event that will get you close to the main manufacturers, rental companies, and other industry professionals all under one roof and at one time.”

An all-star line-up of international speakers will include FEM president Heinz Helmut Kemkes; Klaus Meissner, technical director of Terex Demag; Yukinori Ouchi, director of the Japan Crane Association; Bryan Cronie, group safety director of Mammoet; Lion Verhagen, director of VVT (Vereniging Verticaal Transport); Jeff Brundell, vice president of the Crane Industry Council of Australia; and Bruno Renders, director of the Institut de Formation Sectorial du Batiment in Luxembourg.

The two afternoons will be split into three concurrent sessions – lifting engineering, factory cranes, and loader cranes – each with several more expert speakers.

An optional site visit is planned for 19 June to the head office and storage yard of Mammoet, the largest heavy lift and modular transport company in the world.

Finally, there will be a canal boat trip and dinner at the world-renowned Five Flies Restaurant in Amsterdam on the evening of 20 June.

To encourage maximum participation in this unique industry event, the organiser is offering delegates who book now the opportunity to participate in one of the two days at a special rate.

For details of how to register for Crane Safety 2005, contact Julie Rossiter on Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8269 7835 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8269 7880 Email: