The illustrious panel of speakers for the 2015 IPAF Summit includes Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Labor and second in command at OSHA, and top management from leading access equipment companies JLG and Riwal.
The IPAF Summit will focus on how new technologies will change the face of the access industry in the next five to 10 years and look at how existing technologies are still battling to open up new markets around the world. It will be held on the same day as the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) on March 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.
In the afternoon plenary session, keynote speaker Frank Nerenhausen, president of JLG, will explore emerging technologies and their potential application in the access industry under the title “Gimmicks or the Next Reality."
Taking up the battle against equipment bandits, Stefan Ponea, CEO of Industrial Access, Romania, will show how new technology is being used to combat old-fashioned crime.
Norty Turner, CEO of Riwal, will report on rental operations in emerging powered access markets.
An update on the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration OSHA’s battle to prevent falls from height will be given by Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Labor.
Sharing her journey to uncover new powered access markets, Sibel Aygül, marketing & sales manager, Up Makine, Turkey, will show how it pays to take powered access to remote areas.
Audrey Courant from Ducker Research presents IPAF’s latest research into the size of the AWP rental sector and presents IPAF’s forecasts for the coming year. Joanne Ulnick, CEO of Ducker Worldwide, looks at the impact of market dynamics on rental companies.
The morning session will be devoted to a range of current topics in the powered access industry, ranging from the Smart PAL Card and the impact of new legislation and standards, to eLearning and how to prevent fatal injuries when working near power lines. See the full program and speaker information at www.iapa-summit.info
The IPAF Summit conference will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish. Attendance is free and those interested should register in advance at www.iapa-summit.info
Site visit at United Rentals in Washington
Those attending the IPAF Summit and International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) will have the opportunity to visit a world-class, general rental depot the morning after the IAPAs gala dinner.
The visit will start at 9:30 am on March 27, 2015, when the bus will leave the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel (the host hotel for the IPAF Summit and IAPAs) and head to the United Rentals depot. The bus will depart around 12:30 pm and bring attendees back to the hotel.
The United Rentals depot is overseen by district manager Andy Kosko and operated by branch manager Carl Liebel, who will give attendees an insight into the workings of this busy Washington facility, which offers a wide range of rental products, from generators to AWPs and earth-moving equipment.
Those interested in attending this free site visit should register at www.iapa-summit.info