High level entries received

By Euan Youdale22 February 2023

There has been another excellent response from the industry this year, with more than 120 entries received for the 2023 IAPA awards.

The number almost matches the 130 entries received for the 2022 edition of the awards, which followed a two-year hiatus in entry submissions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking place in Berlin, Germany, at the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatzon, 20 April, the IAPAs celebrate excellence and best practice in the access industry and attracts more than 400 industry professionals.

There were 13 award categories to choose from, ranging from new products and innovations to sustainability and safety, including the newly-introduced Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award. Individuals and companies can enter as many categories as they like.

This year’s judging panel, which met earlier this month to decide the shortlist, consists of five industry experts with a wealth of experience across the powered access sector. 

Peter Douglas, CEO and managing director of IPAF, commented, “For the second year running, we have had a superb set of entries across the various awards categories, and looking at the shortlist reveals what stiff competition there has been. I do not envy the judges having to select their shortlists from such a strong field.

“Like all those who have already booked their places to join us at what is already a sell-out event, I can’t wait to find out who each category winner will be and I am really looking forward to what promises to be a really special evening.

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