There are just a few days left to get your entries in for International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs). The extended entry deadline is next week - 12 January.

With 13 award categories to choose from, you will no doubt find one or more to suit you or your company, so why not take this opportunity to take part in the one of biggest events in the powered access calendar. Click here for the entry forms.

Delegates are also advised to book early as demand for the 2016 IPAF Summit and IAPA awards is likely to be high, with the event returning to Europe after a year in the USA. They will take place at the NH Collection hotel in Madrid, and the date for your diary is Thursday 17 March.

The early booking rate for the IAPAs is available until 15 January, and represents a 30% discount over the standard rate. IPAF members are given a special discount, and members of Spanish associations ASEAMAC and ANAPAT will also receive a discount over the non-member rates.

The IAPA awards are a joint venture between Access International magazine and IPAF, while the Summit conference is organised by IPAF alone.

Key dates:

- IAPA awards deadline: Tuesday, 12 January, 2015
- 'Early bird' booking rate for IAPAs: Friday, 15 January, 2016

As usual the independent judging panel for the IAPA awards represents longstanding experience and great knowledge from across the world.

The IAPA 2016 judging panel:

  • Andy Studdert, chairman and CEO, NES Rentals; and president, IPAF - USA
  • Ivan Papell, managing director and owner, Liftisa. Former managing director Lavendon Spain and director general of AWP specialist DK Rental - Spain
  • Mark Atkinson, health and safety manager, Clugston Construction, and co-author of the UKCG (now Build UK) MEWP ‘good practice’ ToolKit - UK
  • Martin Vögtli, CEO, SkyAccess, a specialist AWP rental and training company - Switzerland
  • Shawn Ong, COO, Galmon, Singapore’s biggest AWP rental company and Asia training pioneer - Singapore
  • NON-VOTING chairman: Euan Youdale, editor Access International

Visit www.iapa-summit.info for full categories information, entry forms, booking information, sponsorship opportunities and more.

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