Hire Convention 2016
Sep 27, 2016
The 21st and 22nd of September saw us exhibiting at the Hire Convention 2016 at Holywell Park, Loughborough. The HAE EHA always put on a great event, with a mixture of engaging keynote speakers as well as insightful seminars, this year was no exception. We’ve been attending the Hire Convention for many years now and the show continues to go from strength to strength, it’s great to see more people, businesses and engaging speaker’s year after year.
This year saw an inspHire customer as headline speaker, Boels Rental CEO, Pierre Boels. He spoke about the European Rental Market with a Focus on the Netherlands. It was a great talk, with plenty of knowledge and insight to take from it. Later in the day he even had time to stop by the inspHire stand for a chat.
We also got to catch up with a few existing customers, Mabey Hire, Phoenix Hire & Sales and Hares Hire - who all stopped by Stand B60 with demo’s in full swing. Having the chance to see our customers at shows like the Hire Convention means we can show them the new features we’ve developed as well as giving them any tips and tricks on how they can get the most out of there system.
One aspect of the show we really enjoyed this year was the HAE EHA’s introduction of virtual reality as a training tool. The tool was being used to perform safety checks on equipment. We think this is going to bring a new dimension to training within many different industries and the impact it can have will be huge. It’s likely we’ll see more young people attracted to the industry thanks to this technology, it gives people the opportunity to learn about health and safety by actually carrying out tasks rather than from text books.
Not only does the Hire Convention provide us with the opportunity to showcase our products, it also gives us the chance to network, catch up with customers, meet other hire businesses and learn what’s hot in the industry from the many speakers and seminars - it really is an all-round event.
We’d like to thank the Hire Convention, HAE EHA team, all the speakers and everyone who attended the show for making what was, a thoroughly enjoyable and educational couple of days. We’re already looking forward to Hire Convention 2017!