Europlatform 07

15 April 2008

Europe's access rental market is steadily becoming a mature, reputable business. It's also enjoying a period of high activity, with end–user demand for machines at high levels and companies expanding their fleets. This means that rental firms need to think carefully about how they operate, and about the safety issues that inevitably surround the business of working at height.

Access International and IPAF believe the time is right for an annual, high–level conference giving practical advice on the these important management issues. As a result, the first Europlatform will take place in Basel, Switzerland, on 11 September, providing access professionals from all over Europe – and wider afield – with a 'can't miss' education and networking event.

The full conference programme is still being finalized, but several speakers and topics have already been identified, including:

Responsible Financial Models for Access Rentalpresented by Lavendon Group.

Can Europe's Rental Companies Learn from the US?presented by Steve Shaughnessy, A–Plant.

Safety is a Management Issuespeaker to be announced.

Competing Against Giantsspeaker to be announced.

Prospects for the European Market:Self–Propelled, Mast climbers/Hoists, Truck Mounted speakers to be announced.

Clunk–Click–The Campaign for Harnessespresented by IPAF.

There will be an evening reception at the host hotel (the Ramada Plaza Basel) the day before the event, with the conference running from 9.00am until 4.14 pm on the 11th. A full programme will be published before Bauma, and updates will be provided on the event website:

“Europe's access rental business is in a process of high–speed evolution,” says IPAF managing director Tim Whiteman. “Europlatform is a superb opportunity for senior management to get the latest information on safety and management issues for that vital competitive edge.”AI

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