Organised by Bridger Howes, the event will combine two days of presentations and networking opportunities for professionals working in the lifting industry with overhead cranes, hoists and rigging equipment.

The conference, which also features a tabletop exhibition open too all attendees, will begin with a keynote speech from Er. Tan Kee Chong, deputy director, Singapore Ministry of Manpower.

Other key speakers include Mick Hoyle, crane, rigging and lifting specialist at oil and gas giant ExxonMobil and Richard Marcotte, instructor and consultant at Industrial Training International (ITI).
Attendees of the event will also learn about the LEEA Academy and TEAM Card initiatives. Holders of the latter can benefit from a new website that offers rapid online verification of anyone with the TEAM Card.

This is registration and identity scheme for workers qualified to test, examine and maintain overhead lifting equipment.

The user enters the TEAM Card’s unique serial number and company name into an online tool at with employers now be able to view a digital copy of the card itself, along with the holder’s LEEA diploma qualifications and relevant work experience.

The employer can therefore confirm the authenticity of the card and the holder’s skills and expertise, or identify any attempts at fraud and deception.

John Williams, operations manager for LEEA, explains: "The TEAM Card is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for anyone intending to test, examine or maintain overhead lifting equipment.

"This new online tool reflects our commitment to ensuring only properly qualified workers are able to work on safety-critical equipment such as cranes, hoists, slings and load lifting attachments."