Inaugural Edition of Elevation Deutschland und Österreich Proves Resounding Success

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Elevation Deutschland und Österreich, the premier event for the powered access industry in Germany and Austria, celebrated its successful launch over the course of a two-day event from January 31st to February 1st at the prestigious Motorworld München. 

The event, a departure from the traditional single-day format, welcomed over 160 attendees, marking a sold-out success in its very first edition. Hosted against the backdrop of Motorworld München's iconic setting, Elevation Deutschland und Österreich offered a platform for industry leaders and professionals to discuss and explore the latest trends and advancements in powered access. 

Day one commenced with a warm welcome from Janina Hintermayer, General Manager for Germany and Austria, setting the stage for a series of insightful presentations. IPAF CEO and Managing Director Peter Douglas provided a comprehensive update on IPAF's regional growth, while IPAF Head of Safety and Technical Brian Parker delved into the crucial role of data in ensuring industry safety. Kai Schliephake emphasised the importance of adaptability in the digital era, followed by Clemens Kube's presentation on individual responsibility in safety protocols. The day concluded with a networking event at the Zeppelin Lounge, where valuable exchanges on safety practices and industry insights took place.  

On the second day, attendees were treated to a packed schedule of presentations in the Kleine Lokhalle. Roger Schaffner discussed floor load capacities, while Katrin Blau provided updates on audits within the industry. Janina Hintermayer delved into the details surrounding the new IPAF operator course, followed by Kathrin Stocker who offered insights into the new TRBS 1116 guidelines, and Dr. Nico Krekeler explored the opportunities and challenges of electrification in truck-mounted aerial work platforms. Frank Hotz addressed common misconceptions in occupational health and safety, followed by Reinhard Willenbrock's reflection on two decades of IPAF's journey. Romina Vanzi concluded with an overview of IPAF's goals and ongoing developments. 

Reflecting on the event's success, IPAF CEO and Managing Director Peter Douglas commented, "We are thrilled by the success of Elevation Deutschland und Österreich's launch. The sold-out event at Motorworld München and all-round engagement from participants signals a promising future for the powered access industry in the region. We look forward to building on this momentum in future editions." 

IPAF’s Germany and Austria Regional Manager, Janina Hintermayer, added, "We're thrilled by the incredible turnout at IPAF's Elevation Deutschland und Österreich event. The event's success highlights the importance of the powered access industry in Germany and Austria. I'm particularly pleased with the diverse range of speakers we organised for this occasion. As I step into my new role as Germany and Austria Regional Manager, succeeding Reinhard Willenbrock, I'm excited to continue driving innovation and growth in the region. I would also like to extend a personal thank you to our sponsors whose support helped contribute to the event's overall success." 

Thank you to the following companies who sponsored IPAF Elevation Deutschland und Österreich: 

  • Gold Sponsor - Platformers’ Days 
  • Silver Sponsors – Alimak, Scanclimber, SAHALIFT 
  • Bronze Sponsors – JCB, Sinoboom 
  • Networking Sponsor – PartnerLIFT 

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