CPA Conference 2023 to discuss the challenges facing the plant-hire sector

CPA Conference 2023 to discuss the challenges facing the plant-hire sector

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has announced that the CPA Conference 2023 will be hosted on Thursday 9th November 2023 and the theme will be ‘Facing the Challenges in the Plant-hire Sector’.

The one-day event will be held at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley near Coventry.

The CPA Conference is organised by the CPA, the longest established trade association for the plant-hire sector in the UK. The CPA has over 1,800 members who supply 85% of hired plant to the construction industry. Delegate tickets can be booked online at Until 31st March 2023, conference tickets can be purchased for the advance delegate booking rate of £50 plus VAT (reduced from £75 plus VAT) by entering the discount code TS2023.

CPA Chief Executive Kevin Minton said: “We felt that this year’s conference should address the core issues that are of importance right now to CPA members and the wider construction industry, such as the rising cost of fuel and energy, critical supply chain shortages and the difficulties of attracting new recruits to the industry. We’re in the process of devising a packed, topical agenda with panel debates and case studies to allow delegates to come away with a deeper understanding as to how they can tackle some of the challenges they currently face.”

The CPA Conference 2023 will be the eighth CPA Conference to be held. Over the years, the CPA Conference has become established as an essential entry in the calendar for senior figures in the plant-hire sector, with speakers from organisations such as Costain, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the European Rental Association (CRA), GAP Group, HS2, Highways England, JCB and Sunbelt Rentals. This year’s panel debates will be steered by event convenor Merryn Myatt, a former BBC news presenter and journalist who has hosted previous CPA Conferences to great success.

As well as attending the Conference, delegates will also have the opportunity to visit exhibitors from many of the UK’s leading construction plant equipment manufacturers, suppliers and construction services providers. For previous CPA Conferences, exhibition space has proved so popular that it has been a sell-out. To register interest in exhibiting at the CPA Conference 2023, please contact Lisa Collins on 07968 840390 or email:

Peter Beach, Sales and Marketing Manager at Genquip Groundhog said: “As a business, we have attended and exhibited at the CPA Conference for several years and found it to be a great networking opportunity with attendance from senior figures in the plant-hire sector. The Conference panel discussions are relevant and engaging, and I was pleased to be able to contribute to one of the debates last year which discussed ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) in the construction and plant-hire sector.”

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