Global tower crane industry meets at ITC conference in Barcelona

blue ITC on TV ITC has been running since 2011. Photo: KHL

On 13 and 14 June the global tower crane industry will meet in Barcelona for the International Tower Cranes (ITC) conference.

Organised by International Cranes and Specialized Transport and KHL Group, ITC will comprise a site visit on the afternoon of 13 June, followed by a full-day conference on 14 June.

The event is for tower crane rental companies and contractors and will provide a forum for professionals to discuss tower crane productivity and safety as well as trends in crane design and technology. There will be simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Speakers and topics will include:

Miguel Cerezo from Grúas Cerezo Miguel Cerezo, Grúas Cerezo CEO and speaker at the 2023 ITC in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Grúas Cerezo

Jorge Cuartero, managing director ANMOPyC

Welcome address

Miguel Cerezo Rodríguez, CEO, Grúas Cerezo

Overview of Spain’s tower crane market

Andrew Brown, managing director, Falcon Tower Crane Services

Pushing boundaries: sustainability and new technology in tower crane rental

Bart Meersman, director and co-founder, Neargrid Solutions

How to power tower cranes with minimal draw from the electricity grid

Antonio Bello Figueroa, general manager, Ibergruas, AND
Carlos Pimenta, director sales IBE and AFR, Manitowoc Crane Group Portugal

Steel spires: tower cranes on the Sagrada Familia cathedral.

Albert Fitoussi, managing director, MéthoCAD

Case study: planning on a sensitive construction site with multiple tower cranes.

Marco Elig, managing director, KV R&D Center for rope development and testing

Wire ropes on tower cranes: challenges and solutions.

Derek Sikora, Vita Industrial EVP engineering and chief technical officer

Intelligent systems to resolve human error when controlling a load.

Lior Avitan, Ultrawis CEO and co founder

High tech operator assistance systems in practice.

Dr.-Ing. Mohamad Abouelezz, Wolffkran head of product management AND
Viktor Mosolf, B.Sc, Wolffkran head of digitalisation

Precision load control for increased safety and productivity.

Panel discussion

Self erecting tower cranes – their place in the market and the potential for growth.

- Julian Dyer, sales manager, Falcon Tower Cranes.

- Nicola Castenetto, business line director – self erecting tower cranes, Terex Tower Cranes.

- Clemens Maier, product manager for self erecting tower cranes, Liebherr.

- Jörg Hegestweiler, chief executive, BKL (Baukran Logistik).

The conference, which is supported by ANMOPyC and SC&RA, will be held at the Intercontinental Barcelona hotel.

To book your place, visit the event website at:

Special hotel rates have been confirmed with the hotel. Book through the website here:

Sponsors for the 2023 ITC event are:

Platinum sponsor: AMCS Technologies.

Gold sponsors: Jaso Tower Cranes, Liebherr, Potain, Wolffkran.

Networking breaks sponsor: Terex.

Silver sponsor: Comansa.

Supporting sponsors: AMPD Energy, Bondura Technology, The Crosby Group, Krupinski Cranes, Neargrid Solutions, North East Telecommunications (NET), WireCo.

Event partner: Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association.

Supporting associations: ANMOPyC, ESTA.

The first International Tower Cranes 2011 conference was held on 12 May in London, UK The first ITC conference was held in London, UK, on 12 May 2011

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