IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018


Thank you to everyone who came to the Gala Dinner, Conference and Showcase in the KLCC and helped make the event a great success.

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IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018

Welcome to the IPAF Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Selamat Datang ke Persidangan Asia IPAF di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

18 & 19 July 2018
Hall 6, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

The seventh IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 takes place for the first time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hosted at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in the city centre, alongside the ASEAN M&E Show 2018, it will provide an excellent opportunity to attend meet and network with industry colleagues and to gain valuable business insight about the powered access industry.
The main conference takes place on 19 July, featuring an excellent line-up of local and international speakers on a range of different topics.

There will also be an opportunity to try a state-of-the-art MEWP simulator machine as part of IPAF’s ongoing virtual reality (VR) consultation. Visit www.ipaf.org/VRconsultation for more details on the consultation.

提供中文同声翻译 (只有40台)
Simultaneous translation to Chinese available (only 40 headsets available)

On 18 July there will be a welcome cocktail reception followed by a gala dinner – tickets are only available to conference attendees. The product showcase will be on both the 18 and 19 July.

See you there!
Jumpa di sana!


The Asia Conference Showcase is open 10:00 - 17:30 on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Gala Dinner MC is Gabriella Robertson
The Chair for the Conference is Tim Whiteman, CEO & MD, International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

Gala Dinner
Wednesday, 18 July
  • 17:30 - Pre-Dinner Cocktails

    Pre-dinner cocktails followed by words from the sponsors.

  • 19:00 - Opening Performance and Speeches

    Opening performance, welcome speeches by IPAF and Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) and Malaysian members' speech.

  • 19:35 - Dinner Commences
  • 19:45 - Evening Performances

    Performances from Gamelan Team of INTI IU, Indian Dance Duo, Korean Pop United (KPU), JW Band.

  • 22:00 - Gala Dinner ends
Asia Conference
Thursday, 19 July
  • 08:30 - Registration at Hall 5
  • 09:30 - Welcome & Safety Briefing
  • 09:45 - Speech by Guest-of-Honour

    YB Ir. Haji Kormain bin Haji Mohd Noor, Deputy Director General (Occupational Safety), DOSH Malaysia

  • 09:55 - Launch of Malaysia’s Guidelines for Safe Use of MEWPs
  • 10:10 - Signing of MOU between IPAF and MBAM
  • 10:30 - Tea Break
  • 11:00 - Sustaining Our Industry Together

    Nick Selley, Group Business Development Director, AFI and President of IPAF

  • 11:20 - Why does Singapore Encourage the Adoption of MEWPs?

    Er. Tan Kee Chong, Deputy Director (Engineering Safety) of OSH Specialist Department, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore

  • 11:40 - How New Technology Drives Safety and Productivity in MEWPs

    Shashank Bhatia, JLG Industries

  • 12:00 - MCWP for Versatility, Safety and Productivity

    Janne Haapalainen, General Manager, Scan-Rent Sdn Bhd

  • 12:20 - Lunch
  • 13:20 - MEWP Accident Investigation

    Andrew Delahunt, Director of Technical & Safety, IPAF

  • 13:45 - Increasing Safety and Productivity with MEWPs – MEWP User in Malaysia

    Au Choon Wai, Senior Manager of Safety, Health & Environment, Sunway Construction

  • 14:05 - The Journey of Malaysia’s MEWPs Industry

    Kang Han Fei, Managing Director, Aerial Lift & Equipment Sdn Bhd

  • 14:30 - Working safely with MCWPs and Hoists: Risks Involved and the Importance of Training

    Angel Ibanez, Global Representative for MCWP & Related Products, IPAF

  • 14:55 - Low Rental Rates = Start of Market Saturation in China?

    Zhang Chunyu, Managing Director, Shanghai Horizon Equipment & Engineering

  • 15:25 - Launch of MEWP Safety Short Film
  • 15:40 - Tea Break
  • 16:20 - Low-level Access VS Ladders

    Peter Ellis, General Manager, Power Towers LLC

  • 16:40 - Is the Malaysian Market for Truck-mounted Platforms Threatened by the Increasing Popularity of Other Types of MEWPs?

    Lai Eng Soon (Johnson), Sales & Marketing Manager, Keng Guan Skylift Sdn Bhd

  • 17:00 - End of Conference

Event Partners

ASEAN M&E Show 2018

The IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase is located alongside the ASEAN M&E Show 2018, the premier mechanical & electrical engineering expo in South East Asia.

The Organisers

The IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase is organised and run by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). This year the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) will be our co-organiser. The MBAM plays an important role in the development and advancement of the construction industry, with 14,594 members in Malaysia.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to the IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 taking place on 18 & 19 July 2018 at Hall 6, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia. This event is organised by IPAF. Registration is processed by IPAF, Moss End Business Village, Crooklands, Cumbria LA7 7NU, UK.

Participants register for the IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 at www.ipaf.org/asiaconference. Payment in US$ for the IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 is made online by credit card or by invoice as part of the registration process. Bookings are only effective if payment has been received and processed successfully.

Confirmation of Registration
A confirmation of registration/acknowledgement of payment will be sent to each registrant upon receipt of payment together with an invoice. Delegates are asked to bring proof of confirmation to the event.

Change of Participants
Organisations/companies may change the names of individuals on their booking until 15 July 2018, at no charge.

Cancellation Policy - Cancellation by the Participant
Participants can cancel their registrations until 18 May 2018. Until that date, payments already received will be refunded (limited to the amount paid by the participants). However, a fee of US$50 will be charged to cover administration and banking costs. Refunds will be handled after the event.

In case of cancellation after 18 May 2018, a 25% refund will be made.
In case of cancellation after 8 July 2018, or in case of no-show, no refund will be made.

Cancellation Policy - Cancellation by the Organiser
If the organiser cancels the event for any reason other than force majeure, registration fees are refunded to registered participants. However, refunds are limited to the amount paid by the participants. The organiser is not liable for any other loss or expenses incurred by participants as a consequence of the cancellation.

In the event that the IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 would be cancelled, postponed or relocated on account of fire, flood, riot, earthquake, civil commotion, decisions taken by the national and/or local authorities, weather conditions, strike, lock-out, labour disturbances, explosions, sabotage, accident, terrorism, war acts of God or any other causes or casualties beyond the control of the organiser, no refund shall be made. Participants waive all claims for damage in this case.

Please ensure that you have read the general terms and conditions. By making payment by credit card or requesting an invoice to be sent, you are accepting the general terms and conditions stated above.

Marketing & PR
By attending the event you are giving IPAF and its media partners permission to use photographs and/or footage of you at the event, for marketing and promotional purposes, including on social media. If booking on behalf of other people, you are confirming that you have gained their consent for this aspect of the terms & conditions.

Event App
By registering for the event you are giving IPAF permission to list your name, company and job title on the IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 app. This information is displayed on the event app and can be accessed by all delegates. If booking on behalf of other people, you are confirming that you have gained their consent for this aspect of the terms & conditions.