Book your place and submit nominations in the annual IPAF Summit and awards

IAPA 2023 Winners

Early bird tickets are now on sale and entries are open for the IPAF Summit and International Powered Access Awards (IAPAs) in Copenhagen in March 2024. 

1 December 2023 is the deadline to secure the best ticket prices for the event as well as submit entries for the powered access industry’s prestigious annual awards extravaganza. 

Peter Douglas, CEO and Managing Director of IPAF, said: “The IPAF Summit and IAPAs are annual highlights of our calendar and a fantastic showcase of the very best of our industry. 

“After the tremendous success of the 2023 summit in London, we are very excited to gather in Copenhagen for the 2024 event. 

“Tickets have sold out for the last two years, so I would urge everyone who wants to attend to book early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of our early bird savings.” 

The IPAF Summit opens on Wednesday 13 March 2024 with a site visit - location to be confirmed - providing a unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of an industry-related worksite or place of interest. An evening networking reception follows at Copenhagen’s impressive Planetarium. 

The second day opens with the IPAF Annual General Meeting, and is followed by the IPAF Summit Conference, a full day of talks and seminars focused on the latest developments in powered access. 

The summit events come to a close with the IAPA Awards dinner on Thursday 14 March. IAPA categories are open to companies from across the industry celebrating innovation, customer service, and commitment to all-important principles of safety, equality and diversity. 

The awards also celebrate individual achievements, with categories including photography, training excellence, and the coveted IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Categories include: 

  • The Sustainability Award 
  • Access Rental Company of the Year 
  • Contribution to Safe Working at Height 
  • IAPA Innovative Technology Prize 
  • Digital Development Award 
  • IAPA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award 
  • IPAF Training Centre of the Year 
  • IPAF Training Instructor of the Year 
  • Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists 
  • Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts 
  • Access Photograph of the Year 
  • Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts 
  • Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted 
  • IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award 

All the award categories are now open for entries - the deadline for entries is 1 December 2023. 

IPAF President Karin Nars said: “There is so much to be proud of in our industry, from the constant innovation and forward-thinking of our members to our growing movement to diversify our workforce. 

“These annual awards are an important opportunity to celebrate our achievements and reflect on how we can continue to grow, improve, and attract the next generation of recruits to the world of powered access.”  

Event and awards sponsorship opportunities are available now at preferential rates for IPAF members - for more information, email 

The IPAF Summit and IAPAs take place at the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel, Copenhagen, on 13 and 14 March 2024. 

For more information, early bird tickets, and award entries, visit 

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