Europlatform 2018

11 October 2018, Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The essential event for European access professionals in the rental industry

Join us in Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, for what will be our twelfth Europlatform. Served by two airports, Belfast is a major port and has undergone considerable expansion and regeneration in recent years. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912, and along with other places around Northern Ireland, a filming location for the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

Europlatform will be in English with simultaneous translation into German​​​​
Europlatform wird auf Englisch mit Simultanübersetzung ins Deutsche sein

All delegates are invited to attend the Europlatform networking event with optional fancy-dress (more details soon), which runs from 18.00-20.00 on the evening of 10th October.
Further details on the speakers and online registration will be available shortly.


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. 

For sponsorship opportunities in 2018 please contact or +44 (0) 15395 66700.

Getting to Belfast

By Air, Train, Ferry, Car or Coach

Belfast is served by two airports: Belfast International Airport (BFS) and George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD). The main airlines that fly into Belfast International Airport are easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and Thomas Cook, and at the George Best Belfast City Airport, Flybe, Aer Lingus, British Airways, KLM and IcelandAir.

It is also possible to travel to Dublin Airport (DUB) in the Republic of Ireland and travel to Belfast by car (around 1h 45 mins), train (around 2h 15 minutes from Dublin Connolly station in the city centre to Belfast Central station) or coach direct from Dublin airport to the Europa Bus Centre which is next to the conference hotel (around 2 hours).  For further details on taking a coach from Dublin airport, costs and timetables please visit: or

Alternatively, a ferry operates from Liverpool to Belfast with both day and night sailings and crossing times of around 8 hours. For details please visit:

The Venue

Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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Europlatform 2017

14 September 2017, Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

The eleventh annual conference for European access rental professionals was held on Thursday 14 September at the Warsaw Marriott hotel, Poland, and targeted at senior and middle managers of powered access rental companies. On the evening before, the Europlatform Networking Event was held in the spectacular Panorama Sky Bar, Warsaw’s highest bar which sits on the 40th floor of the Marriott Hotel, with outstanding views.

Download the 2017 Conference Programme


Thank you to the speakers, who have allowed their presentations to be shared online. All have been exported as pdf files, please use the links below to download:

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