WRITTEN BY: FELICITY STREDDER | 07/10/2016
Over 200 delegates congregated in Miami for the 2nd Americas GHI Conference, hosted at the end of September.
If you weren’t there you missed out on a packed three-day event, composed of workshops, special interest streams and engaging keynote presentations by industry experts, alongside a bustling supplier exhibition. Networking opportunities were at an all-time high at this year’s event, with over 600 One-to-One meetings taking place; this exceeded the previous year’s yield by over 150.
Between meetings, delegates attended informative sessions focused on the Americas region, including financial, economic and business overviews, as well as more global topics. Pertinent issues such as contract law, delivered with gusto by Aileen Camacho of Holman Fenwick Willan, ground damage and serious injuries and fatalities, presented by Martin Dean of DEKRA Insight, received airtime and incited dynamic debate.
Delegates also benefited from no fewer than five IT workshops, presenting on the latest high-tech solutions available to enhance their operations on the ground, as well as special interest streams, divulging all the need-to-know facts about the cost of GSE maintenance.
It wasn’t all hard graft in the Sunshine State, however. On day one, the venue hosted a lively networking party, complete with steel drums in the true spirit of the Caribbean; while day two saw attendees board a luxury yacht for the delegate dinner cruise around Miami Harbour.
Next year, the conference will be hosted at the earlier date of June 27-29 and is relocating to a brand new venue, the superb Hilton in Downtown Miami. If you missed this year’s event, be sure to book your place for the 3rd Americas GHI conference.
Read more about the content of the conference in the next issue of GHI, where a full review will be published.
News cited from magazine.groundhandling.com.