Europlatform 2019

3 October 2019, Hotel Le Negresco, Nice, France

The 13th 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. 

Join us on the French Riviera for a unique opportunity to hear about the latest developments in the access rental industry.  A range of top-level speakers will share their knowledge and expertise. You can also meet new contacts during the networking event, over lunch and during coffee breaks - a chance to discuss best practices and exchange perspectives with your professional peers. 

Simultaneous translation into French will be available
Avec traduction simultanée en français

The networking event on the evening of the 2nd October will take place in the conference hotel, in the Salon Versailles and on the terrace, which overlooks the Promenade des Anglais. The event is a chance to meet other delegates in a relaxed environment.

Programme & App

This year's conference theme is MEWP 4.0, focusing on the access rental market of the future.

The programme for Europlatform is now available to download in pdf format: Download the programme

The event app is now available. The app enables you to manage your agenda, see the latest programme, give feedback and interact with other delegates. Ensure you make the most of the app, download and log in ahead of the event.

Search and download The Event App by EventsAIR in The App Store (Apple iOS) or Google Play Store (Android). The app is personalised to each delegate and instructions on how to login will be emailed. If you need assistance, email or IPAF staff will be on hand during the event - please go to the registration desk or IPAF table.

The programme may change without notice

2 October 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00 - Europlatform Networking Event

    The networking event will take place in the conference hotel, in the Salon Versailles and on the terrace, which overlooks the Promenade des Anglais. The event is a chance to meet other delegates in a relaxed environment.

3 October 2019
  • 08:15 - 09:15 | Registration

    Registration, coffee and opportunity to browse sponsor tables

  • 09:15 - 09:30 | Welcome and introduction

    Andy Studdert, IPAF Interim CEO

  • 09:30 - 10:00 | Morning Keynote Address

    Olivier Colleau, CEO, Kiloutou
    Rental in the digital age

  • 10:00 - 10:25

    Clotilde Jouette, Director Marketing & Digital Business Transformation, Avesco Rent AG
    What is the industry 4.0 and its impact on rental industry?

  • 10:25 - 10:50

    Valeriy Klimenko, President of Russian National Rental Association and Regional Managing Director, Fortrent
    The future of development of Russian AWP market

  • 10:50 - 11:20

    Coffee break and opportunity to browse sponsor tables

  • 11:20 – 11:45

    Audrey Courant, Managing Director, DuckerFrontier
    Snapshot of the French MEWP Rental Market in an overall uncertain macro-economic environment

  • 11:45 – 12:10

    Jim Colvin, CEO, Serious Labs
    Advanced operator training enters the digital age

  • 12:10 - 13.15 | Lunch

    Lunch and opportunity to browse sponsor tables

  • 13:15 - 13:45 | Afternoon Keynote Address

    Angus Kennard, CEO, Kennards Hire
    Creating a rental ‘ecosystem’ with telematics

  • 13.45 - 14:30 | Round-table session on Rental digital transformation

    • Olivier Colleau CEO, Kiloutou
    • Clotilde Jouette, Director Marketing & Digital Business Transformation, Avesco Rent AG
    • Angus Kennard CEO, Kennards Hire
    • Eric Morand, Haulotte

  • 14:30 - 15:00 | Break

    Coffee break and opportunity to browse sponsor tables

  • 15:00 – 15.25

    Ivan Papell, CEO Liftisa and Gloobal MovingRent
    Clear direction? Do you know where are you going and why?

  • 15:25 - 15:50

    Andrew Delahunt, Director of Technical & Safety, IPAF
    Access of the future. Learning to be safer.

  • 15:50 – 16.00

    Closing remarks

Olivier Colleau is CEO of Kiloutou since January 2018. He joined Kiloutou in 2009 and has held various management positions since then: VP Strategy and Development (2009 - 2011), VP Operations (2011 - 2016), Managing Director (2016 - 2018). He graduated from HEC (1993, Paris) and has worked at Strategic Consulting firm Bain & Company and Industrial group Zodiac.
Olivier Colleau

President, Kiloutou

Angus (Gus) Kennard was appointed Kennards Hire CEO on 24 October 2016. He began his career with the business in 1996, and has been a key member of the Kennards Hire board and leadership team for the past 13 years. Building on the foundations of his father Andy, Gus now leads the company his grandfather Walter established in Bathurst, NSW in 1948.
Angus Kennard

CEO, Kennards Hire

Audrey started her career in sales and marketing in the automotive industry in the USA, prior to joining DuckerFrontier offices in Michigan. Now based at the company’s Paris offices, she relies on 10+ years consulting experience and heads DuckerFrontier EMEA Heavy Equipment practice.
Audrey Courant

Managing Director, DuckerFrontier

Andrew Delahunt’s experience includes technical and safety roles for one of the world’s leading MEWP and telehandler manufacturers, and an engineer on heavy capital equipment. He joined the powered access industry in a safety and regulatory role at Haulotte Group and now, with IPAF, aims to assist the industry to ensure good planning, training, delivery, set-up and operation so that all people remain safe.
Andrew Delahunt

Director of Technical & Safety, IPAF

Clotilde Jouette is the Director of Marketing & Digital Business Transformation at Avesco Rent in Switzerland. Avesco Rent represents the Caterpillar Rental Store business in Switzerland. Clotilde is a strong advocate of digital within the rental industry and a member of the Promotion Committee and the Future Group at the European Rental Association.
Clotilde Jouette

Director of Marketing & Digital Business Transformation, Avesco Rent AG

Valeriy Klimenko graduated from Moscow State University of International Relations, with a degree in Foreign Trade. In 1989, with Russian and Finnish experts, he organized the first rental company according to European standards. Until 2009 he was Managing Director of the Russian subsidiary of Ramirent Moscow (Finland). Now Regional Managing Director of the company Fortrent (Russia) and the president of Russian National Rental Association.
Valeriy Klimenko

Regional Managing Director, ForTrent

Ivan is the Founder and Owner of various Rental companies with 25 years’ experience in the industry. His Career started in 1996 as Manager at Lifting Iberica (Liftisa). 2 years later, in 1998 he became Co-owner of DK Rental in Spain. In 2007, Ivan moved on to become the Manging Director of Lavendon Spain and a Member of Lavendon Group Exec Committee.
Ivan Papell

CEO Liftisa & Gloobal MovingRent

Hotel Le Negresco

Special rates available until 9 September - limited availability

Event Location

  • Address
    Hotel Le Negresco, 37 Prom. des Anglais, 06000 Nice, France
  • Phone
    +33 4 93 16 64 00
  • Book
    Special hotel rates available for delegates only via the booking form. Available until 9 September on a first come first served basis.

    Download Booking Form (pdf)

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Getting to Nice

Home to the third busiest airport in France, Nice is easily accessible from most major cities in Europe as well as further afield. Nice Cote d'Azur Airport, situated just 8km away from the city centre of Nice. There is a regular 20-minute bus service that runs between the airport and the city or airport transfers or taxis are readily available. It is serviced by a number of the major airlines including Air France, Easyjet, Finnair, Flybe and Jet Airways, amongst others.

Alternatively, Nice is connected to the rest of France via the SNCF train network. The TGV, France's intercity high-speed rail service, runs directly from Paris to Nice and takes approximately 6 hours. Advance reservation for the TGV train is necessary.

Alternative Hotels 

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

Hotel West End (1 min walk to Negresco)
31 Promenade des Anglais
Hotel le Royal (3 min walk to Negresco)
23 Promenade des Anglais
Westminster Hotel & Spa (2 min walk to Negresco)
27 Promenade des Anglais
Mercure Nice Marche aux Fleurs (7 min walk to Negresco)
91 Quai des États-Unis
Hotel Beau Rivage (13 min walk to Negresco)
24 Rue Saint-François de Paule
Radisson Blu Hotel (28 min walk to Negresco)
223 Promenade des Anglais

Europlatform 2018

The twelfth annual conference for European access rental professionals was held on 11 October 2018, Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Download the 2018 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:

Europlatform Networking Event 2018

Europlatform Networking Event 2018



For sponsorship opportunities please download the sponsorship brochure or 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. 

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 3 October 2019 at Hotel Le Negresco, Nice, France. 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 2 October and to the event on 3 October. 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.
Marketing & PR
By attending the event and associated activities such as a networking session, you are giving IPAF and its media partners permission to use photographs and/or footage of you captured during the entire 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 and associated activities such as the networking session, you are giving IPAF permission to list your name, company and job title on the event 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.
Please ensure that you have read the general terms and conditions. By submitting the booking form, you are accepting the general terms and conditions stated above.