Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek Hotel
6 March 2019
The essential access industry event
Created and organised by
المؤتمر السنوى للمعدات والأليات
The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)
More than 100 entries were received for this year’s edition of the IAPAs. The shortlist can be seen below.
The organisers of the event, IPAF and Access International, would like to thank the judges for their meticulous efforts in considering all the submissions, and to all those who sent in entries this year. The standard of the entries was very high overall, so, if you or your company did not make it on to the shortlist this year, please make sure you enter again next year.
Access Rental Company of the Year
Contribution to Safe Working at Height
Digital Development Award
The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize
IPAF Training Centre of the Year
IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Powered Access Pioneer
Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists
Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts
Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts
Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted
IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
John L Grove
Access Photo of the Year
Santeri Keränen, senior blade technician at Bladefence
The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in our industry. An independent judging panel of access industry leaders will vote to determine the winners.
Celebrate best practice and excellence in the access industry and at the same time spend an enjoyable evening with customers, industry contacts and colleagues. It’s a friendly industry, and the IAPAs dinner is its best social event, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.
There are 13 award categories, ranging from new products and innovations to safety and training - you can be certain to find one or more to suit you or your company.
The evening starts with a Networking Drinks Reception - sponsored by Skyjack - with wine and beer served poolside, followed by a three-course dinner with wine (beer available at cost on request). Following the dinner, the awards presentation will begin, and trophies given out to the deserved winners. After the excitement of the awards there will be a cash bar with entertainment.
ENTRY DEADLINE: CLOSED (Friday 14 December 2018)
The judges are looking for good business practice, innovation and forward thinking, along with quality, and client satisfaction. They want all entrants to tell them why they believe their company, project or product is special and why it deserves to win.
Questions on the awards can be directed to Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, on
+44 (0)1892 786214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTRY DEADLINE: CLOSED
2019 award categories
Click the category to download Award Entry Forms
Award summary and requirements of entry will be included on each form
IPAF MEMBERS ONLY
*Digital Development Award
This award is for rental companies and owners/users of aerial platforms, and designed to recognise a significant innovation in the use of digital technology. Examples might be the implementation of a new IT system, the development of customer Apps, operator training and familiarisation logs, online customer support, telematics, the use of augmented reality for maintenance, or safety systems to prepare MEWP for use
ENTRY DEADLINE: CLOSED
An independent judging panel of access industry experts, with longstanding international experience, will vote to determine the winners.
The judges are:
Sérgio Kariya, president of Brazil-based Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia.
Teresa Kee, director, corporate safety at US-based United Rentals.
Karin Nars, executive chairman at Finland-based Dinolift.
Patrick Witte, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, MEC Aerial Work Platforms.
NON-VOTING chairman: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International
Access Photograph of the Year 2018
NEIL LAWRENCE, ORION PLATFORMS, for his picture of St Margaret’s Church, City of London, UK
Neil is Hire Desk Manager for Orion Platforms in the UK, and captured an image of a Palfinger WT450, 45m truck mount with 28m of outreach and a 600kg basket payload, which Orion supplied to the National Trust to inspect all the lead work on the spire of the Sir Christopher Wren-designed church.
Click the picture to see more
Rania Ali is an award winning presenter, recognised by the UAE Ministry of Economy. Born & raised in the UAE, Rania is an ex corporate individual and entrepreneur with experience in different business fields from economics, finance and banking.
Rania is fluent in English and Arabic and can speak classic Arabic and several Arabic accents. With her exceptional language skills, communicating to a diverse and mixed audience in live events have made her the pioneer in the field. She is continuously engaged in hosting events for live TV broadcasters.
Rania’s is also a communications consultant, coaching companies CEOs on media training, presentation skills and public speaking. She has trained several members of the UAE royal family and business high net worth individuals.