Just 30 days to enter the IAPA awards

By Euan Youdale20 November 2012

IAPA

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The deadline for entries for the 2013 IAPAs (International Awards for Powered Access) is 21 December 2012, so please start getting your submissions together now.
If you have not considered entering until now, then take a look at the catagories; there will almost certainly be an award to suit you or your company. For more information visit www.iapa-summit.info

The IAPAs and the IPAF Summit conference will be held on March 26, 2013 at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, Florida, USA. This unmissable event combines educational and networking opportunities as well as celebrating excellence in the access industry.

It is jointly organised by industry magazines Access International and Access Lift & Handlers, and IPAF. Put the date in your diary and be part of a host of events taking place from March 25 to 27.

This is the first time that the IPAF Summit and IAPAs are being held in the USA, and there is an excellent line-up of top speakers for the Summit conference.

Most of the judging panel for the IAPAs has now been selected, and AI hopes to publish the complete list of judges in the very near future.

This year’s IAPA awards will for the second time include an Access Photograph of the Year competition, again generously sponsored by UK rental company Facelift Hire. A prize of €1000 will go the best picture sent to us by the deadline of Friday 1 February, 2013.

The IPAF Summit will be a full day of plenary conference and seminars. The day will start at 9:00am with the IPAF Annual General Meeting (AGM) for IPAF members only. This will be followed by breakout seminars that all delegates can attend, covering topics related to AWPs and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs), ranging from inspections and maintenance, to accident reporting and safety training.

The plenary conference in the afternoon will bring all delegates together and provide them with valuable take-home messages that contribute toward a professional and safe powered access industry. Ron DeFeo, chairman & CEO of Terex, will give the keynote address. Other confirmed speakers include Michael Kneeland, president & CEO of United Rentals, and Sérgio Kariya, managing director of the rental division of Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia SA in Brazil. The Summit is held in English, with simultaneous translation in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Attendance is free. Register in advance at www.iapa-summit.info.

The IAPAs is a gala dinner and awards ceremony which will take place at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel. The IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry. The award categories and details on how to enter will be announced shortly. This ticket-only gala dinner is expected to attract more than 450 guests from around the world, so book early to be part of this special evening. Book now at www.iapa-summit.info.

Other events include: aerial work platform (AWP) management training on the afternoon of March 25 and the IPAF Networking Event, which gives you a chance to meet colleagues, customers and industry friends in an informal atmosphere. It will be held at Villa 221, a fashionable venue located just across the street from the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel.

Book now for the IPAF Summit and IAPAs 2013 in Miami, Florida, USA at www.iapa-summit.info.

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