Europlatform 2022

15 September 2022, Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome, Italy

Join us in Rome for the 14th Europlatform Access Rental Conference, the Conference for European Access Rental Professionals.

Europlatform is firmly established as the essential annual event in the rental industry calendar and is aimed at senior-level professionals from across Europe and beyond. 

The 14th edition of the conference will focus on environmental sustainability, diversity in the industry, digital developments, ethical and ecological procurement, and recruitment of new talent. Europlatform's speakers will bring a wealth of European and international experience across the powered access rental sector. The full programme and speaker line-up will be released soon. 

Don't just hear from our speakers, network too at the Europlatform Networking event, that takes place the evening before the conference at Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi, which is sited in the ruins of the Forum of Augustus. This (included) networking event is a great opportunity to meet with industry professionals and discuss best practices and exchange perspectives.


Europlatform 2022 Networking Event

Europlatform 2022

Free Sustainability eBook for all conference attendees

Free eBook - The Trillion Dollar Shift by Marga Hoek

To claim your free copy of Marga Hoek's award-winning book The Trillion Dollar Shift, simply submit your feedback on this year's conference by Friday 7 October. Feedback is really important and helps us to develop future Europlatform conferences and other IPAF events. Instructions on how to redeem your eBook will be sent after this date.
Feedback can be done via the event app or web-app through the feedback section. You will have received your app login details by email before the event. 

If require assistance with the feedback form or the event app, please contact 


The evening before the annual Europlaform Conference 18:00 - 20:00, there will be a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals overlooking the ruins of the Forum of Augustus situated in the heart of Rome. 

The networking event will take place in the Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi which translates to the House of the Knight of Rhodes. Canapes and cocktails will accompany the unique networking venue to celebrate IPAF members meeting together in Europe. 

Europlatform Conference Programme

Please note, this programme may be subject to change. 

15 September
  • 08:15 - 09:15 - Registration

    Welcome coffee and opportunity to browse sponsors' tables

  • 09:15 - 09:25 - Welcome and Introduction

    Peter Douglas, CEO & MD, IPAF

  • 09:25 - 09:55 - Morning Keynote Address

    Marga Hoek, Sustainability Speaker

  • 09:55 - 10:20 - Environmental. Social, Governance & Rental

    Douglas McLuckie, Managing Director of ESG, Ashstead Group plc

  • 10:20 - 10:45 - Working at height and sustainability

    James Cadman, Head of Consultancy & Carbon, Action Sustainabilty & The Supply Chain School

  • 10:45 - 11:20 - Coffee break and opportunity to browse sponsors' tables
  • 11:20 - 11:45 - Product Engineering leading us to a sustainable future

    Barrie Lindsay, Director of Engineering, JLG

  • 11:45 - 12:10 - Sustainability and the Market

    Paolo Pianigiani, Commerical Director, IMER International S.P.A

  • 12:10 - 12:35 - Sustainability at work: A Nordic perspective

    Karin Nars, President, IPAF

  • 12:35 - 13:35 - Lunch and opportunity to browse sponsors' tables
  • 13:35 - 14:15 - Round-table session - Rental Procurement Strategies 

    Chaired by Peter Douglas
    Panel: Glyn Brearley (Director - Procurement & Training, Loxam), Philippe Witte (Group Fleet & Technical Manager, Riwal) and Kai Schliephake (CEO, PartnerLift GmbH). 

  • 14:15 - 14:40 - ePAL and access control

    Soeren Brogaard Jensen, CEO, Trackunit A/S

  • 14:40 - 15:15 - Coffee break and opportunity to browse sponsors' tables
  • 15:15 - 15:40 - Rental by Numbers

    Pier Angelo Cantù, Founder & CEO, Rental Consulting

  • 15:40 - 16:05 - IPAF Update

    Romina Vanzi, Head of Regional Development & MCWPs, IPAF

  • 16:05 - 16:15 - Closing Remarks

    Karin Nars, President, IPAF

Europlatform 2022 Tickets

Europlatform registration has now closed, contact for any assistance.


  • Europlatform conference
  • Networking event
  • Lunch and refreshments
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  • Europlatform conference
  • Networking event
  • Lunch and refreshments
Book online now

Hotel Palatino

Special rates available until 30 June - limited availability

Event Location

  • Address
    Hotel Palatino, Via Cavour 213/m – 00184 Roma
  • Phone
    +39 06 4814927
  • Book
    The hotel rooms are now fully booked, for more information on hotels nearby, please visit to the event website:

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Getting to Rome

Grand Hotel Palatino is located in Via Cavour, an important Via del Rione Monti, a great location and a strategic starting point to visit the main attractions and easily move about the capital.

The Hotel
The Grand Hotel Palatino is located in Via Cavour 213 / M - 00187 - Rome. Tel: +39 064814927 Fax: +39 064740726
From the Highway (30 km):
- From A1, for those coming from Milan, exit at Roma Nord and, after about 20 km, take the Settebagni exit. Continue along Via Salaria towards Roma Centro.
- From the A1, for those coming from Naples, exit at Rome East, take the Grande Raccordo Anulare and take Via Appia in the direction of S. Giovanni. Continue along Via Cavour.

From Leonardo da Vinci Airport (35 km):
- Leonardo Express: With departures every 30 minutes Leonardo Express connects Rome Termini station with Fiumicino airport with no intermediate stops, a one-way single ticket costs €14.00.e
Departures from Termini Station, buses 23 and 24. Service is also guaranteed in case of strike.
- Bus Shuttle: Departures every 30 minutes, Bus Shuttle connects Termini Station to Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports. A one-way ticket costs €8.00 and a return €15.00. Duration of the journey is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Terravision: Departures every 20 minutes during the day, less frequent at night. Terravision connects Termini Station to Fiumicino Airport. A one-way ticket costs €4.00 and a return €8.00. The journey takes 55 minutes.

From Termini Station:
The Hotel is just 700 meters from Termini Station. You can take a taxi or Metro, Line B, Laurentina Direction. The Hotel is only one stop from Termini: get off at Cavour, the Hotel is only 50mt away. A metro ticket costs €1.50.

By Taxi:
From the two Airports, Fiumicino (€45 single fare) and Ciampino (€30 single fare), the journey takes about 40 minutes.

Alternative Hotels 

There are numerous alternative hotels very near the venue hotel to suit a range of budgets.


For sponsorship opportunities please contact or +44 (0) 15395 66700.

Benefits of sponsorship begin the moment you confirm your booking, so the sooner you book the more coverage you will receive as your logo is instantly added to the Europlatform website. 

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The Organisers

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the organiser of Europlatform, is a not-for-profit members' organisaton that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.

Moss End Business Village, Crooklands, 
Cumbria LA7 7NU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)15395 66700
Fax: +44 (0)15395 66084

Dufourstrasse 11, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)61 227 9000
Fax: +41 (0)61 227 9009

International Powered Access Federation Limited is a registered society under the UK's Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registration no. 30998R. Registered Office: Moss End Business Village, Crooklands, Cumbria LA7 7NU, UK.

Access International is the official media partner for Europlatform and the official magazine of IPAF. It is published by the KHL Group eight times a year and has a worldwide circulation.

Access International
Southview Road
East Sussex
Tel: +44 (0)1892 784088
Fax: +44 (0)1892 786257

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to the Europlatform conference (hereafter referred to as ‘the event’), taking place on 15 September at Hotel Palatino, Rome, Italy.  This event is organised by IPAF. Registration is processed by IPAF, Moss End Business Village, Crooklands, Cumbria LA7 7NU, UK.
Participants register for the event through Payment is made in EURO € or GBP £ online by credit card or by invoice as part of the registration process. Fees paid by participants cover admission to the networking session on 14 September and to the event on 15 September. Fees include drinks, coffee breaks and lunch at the event.
Confirmation of Registration
A confirmation of registration 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 three days prior to the event start date, at no charge.
Cancellation Policy – Cancellation by the Participant
Participants can cancel their registrations until one month prior to the event start date. Until that date, payments already received will be refunded (limited to the amount paid by the participants). However, a fee of £50/€50 (in the currency the registration was originally made) will be charged to cover administration and banking costs. Refunds will be handled after the event.
In case of cancellation after one month prior to the event start date, a 25% refund will be made.
In case of cancellation after one week prior to the event start date, 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.
If the organiser cancels, postpones or relocates the event 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.
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