The Tower Crane Virtual Conference will bring together industry professionals from crane rental companies and manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, contractors and construction companies, to hear from market experts and share their views on the current sector developments.

The event will offer a customised, networking platform, designed to deliver a packed conference programme, facilitate live discussions and support business development opportunities in a virtual format.

The agenda comprises a range of topics with a global rather than regional approach. Among the themes covered are market trends, technological innovations, challenging applications, as well as ways to boost efficiency. The virtual attendees will also be able to ask questions to speakers during the live Q&A sessions.

During the conference breaks, attendees will have the chance to visit the booths at the exhibition space, have private chats with exhibitors and access the material showcased.

The event will be open from 11:00 GMT for delegates to visit our Exhibition Hall and engage with all of our sponsors on their booths, before the presentations begin at 12:00 GMT.


11th February 2021

12:00 - 12:30

Global trends in tower crane design and demand

Some types of tower cranes are becoming increasingly popular at the expense of other traditional crane types. An analysis of recent market trends as well as a look into the latest design and technology innovations.

Thibaut Le Besnerais, Vice President, Brand & Product Management, Tower Cranes, Manitowoc Company

12:30 – 13:00

Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)

The increasing adoption of PPVC has changed the tower crane market in South East Asia. This presentation will look into the characteristics a tower crane should have to be suitable for this application.

Eleazar Raya, Group Sales Director , Comansa

13:00 – 13:30

Liebherr Fibre Cranes in action. The lightness of power.

  • History

  • Development to market launch

  • Fibre rope in action

  • Impressions from the market

Philipp Weckerle, Head of Product Management, Liebherr Tower Cranes

13:30 – 13:45


13:45 – 14:15

Can large self-erectors compete with small tower cranes?

Self-erectors have grown in size and capacity, and are now equipped with a range of new features. How far can they compete with small tower cranes?

David Janssen, Product Director, Uperio

14:15 – 14:45

Simplifying the erection process

An in-depth analysis on how the tower crane design has altered to facilitate the erection process.

Cristian Badin, Commercial Director, Raimondi Cranes

14:45 – 15:15

Remote monitoring and fleet management

Some manufacturers have added remote monitoring and fleet management systems to their cranes. How could fleet owners use the information provided to reduce costs and boost efficiency?

Massimo Cappello, Director Product Management, Terex Tower Cranes
Steve Bradby, Engineering Leader, Select Plant Hire

15:15- 15:30


15:30 – 16:00

Building skyscrapers

Safety, Reliability, Speed and Recovery - how to overcome challenges in high rise construction working together with the client.

Bosko Mujika, R&D Manager, JASO Tower Cranes
Andrew Coffin, Cost Engineering Manager, Titan

16:00 – 16:30

How to hit a moving target

  • Recent evolution of turbine size and dimensions. Current challenges and limitations.

  • Installation solutions available in the market.

  • Tower cranes as an “Alternative solution for the higher hub heights.” Pros and Cons.

Carlos Moreno, Global Segment Lead – Onshore Wind, Mammoet

16:30 – 17:00

The evolution of tower cranes for infrastructure projects

  • Evolution of tower cranes in infrastructure projects

  • Challenges in infrastructure projects

  • New developments and tower crane solutions

Mohamed Abouelezz, General Manager Sales MENA - South East Asia, Wolffkran

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Thibaut Le Besnerais

VP Brand & Product Management Tower Cranes,
The Manitowoc Company

Eleazar Raya

Group Sales Director,

Philipp Weckerle

Head of Product Management,
Liebherr Tower Cranes

David Janssen

Product Director,

Cristian Badin

Commercial Director,
Raimondi Cranes

Massimo Cappello

Director Product Management,
Terex Tower Cranes

Steve Bradby

Engineering Leader,
Select Plant Hire

Bosko Mujika

R&D Manager,
JASO Tower Cranes

Carlos Moreno

Global Segment Lead -
Onshore Wind, Mammoet

Mohamed Abouelezz

General Manager Sales MENA
South East Asia, Wolffkran

Contact Us

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Joe Woolerton
+44(0)20 7406 6687

For any enquiries about the event, please contact:

Conor Diggin
+44 (0)20 8269 7761