Theme announced for this year’s CPA Conference

THE Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has announced the theme of this year’s CPA Conference will be ‘ESG – Driving Change: How Environmental, Social & Governance Benefits Construction Plant Businesses’.

The event will be hosted at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley near Coventry on Thursday 20th October.

This year marks the seventh CPA Conference. Previous speakers have included representatives from clients, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, plant hire companies and other bodies, including HS2, Skanska, JCB, Flannery Plant Hire, L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

CPA chief executive Kevin Minton said, “The CPA Conference addresses the issues that really matter in our sector. At last year’s conference, we explored net zero carbon and digitalisation, and this year’s theme allows us to explore exactly what ESG is, how it is increasingly impacting on our sector and how different organisations are addressing it.

“To compete and grow in the future, organisations must be aligned with the ESG agenda in order to gain contracts and meet their obligations to wider society. We’re in the process of devising a packed and highly topical agenda that will combine keynote speeches with panel debates and interactive discussion, and it will be designed to allow delegates to come away with better insight about ESG and what it means for their businesses.”

The CPA Conference 2022 will be hosted for the second year in a row by Merryn Myatt, a former TV newsreader, presenter and journalist.