ICEF speaker to examine Internet impact
By Chris Sleight30 July 2013
IronPlanet chairman & CEO Greg Owens will speak at this year’s International Construction Economic Forum (ICEF) on how the Internet is changing the way to sell construction equipment. The conference takes place from 20 to 22 November at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
IronPlanet is an online marketplace for used heavy equipment. The company says its sellers achieve more profitable sales through low transaction costs as well as better price realisations thanks to a global audience of buyers. IronPlanet is backed by venture capital companies Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, along with equipment manufacturers Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo.
Mr Owens has previously served as managing director of private equity company Red Zone Capital and chairman & CEO of supply chain management software company Manugistics Group. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology.
ICEF will run from 20 to 22 November at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference, networking event and awards dinner will focus on core themes of trends and forecasts in the global construction industry, project finance, successful project management and delivery, equipment technology and asset management.
The programme is designed to appeal to a broad range of executives and senior managers throughout the construction industry from disciplines such as contracting, equipment manufacture, materials production, equipment rental, finance, project management and consultancy.
The evening of 21 November will also see a gala dinner and the award of prizes in nine categories for outstanding performance in the construction industry. The most sought-after is expected to be the International Construction Project of the Year award, which will recognise a scheme worth US$ 100 million or more, of international significance.
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