IPAF Middle East Convention 2017

www.ipaf.org/meconvention

7 November 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The third annual IPAF Middle East Convention brings together key industry professionals, providing an opportunity to hear from international speakers on developments across the region and beyond.

Attendees represent a full spectrum of the industry, including manufacturers, dealers, training companies, users and operators. The event provides an exceptional educational and networking opportunity for all.

A range of current topics, technical and best practice advice, and safety guidance will be discussed throughout the event by a variety of industry speakers. Confirmed speakers and panellists are listed below.

Registered delegates are invited to attend the IPAF Networking Event on the evening of Monday 6 November from 18.00 – 20.00 in the Marina Garden at the conference hotel.

Speakers and Panellists

The following speakers and panellists are confirmed

Steve Carpenter, Head of Health, Safety & Risk Management, WSP
Kevin Crilly, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
Rupert Douglas-Jones, Technical & Safety Officer, IPAF
Abdullah Ghamdi, Lead Safety Advisor & Project Manager, Saudi Aramco and IOSH Coordinator, Saudi Arabia
Angel Ibanez, Global Representative for MCWPs & related products, IPAF
John Ewing, Department Manager – Training & Capacity Building, OSHAD
Phil Jones, Service Manager, JLG
Sharbel Kordahi, Managing Director, Genie Terex

Panel discussions, chaired by Tim Whiteman, CEO & MD, IPAF and Rob Cavaleri, Regional & Technical Operations Manager, Manlift, UAE. Confirmed panellists:
Abdulaziz Al Bassam, GTE, Saudi Arabia
Chris Bridle, Aecom
Chris Brocklehurst, Hertz Equipment, Qatar
Andrew Cook, Khansaheb
Matthew Cox, Chairman – UAE Branch, IIRSM
John Ewing, OSHAD
Matthew Jackson, Chairman – UAE Branch, IOSH
Dean Jones, AJI Rental Equipment, UAE
Subhi Khudairi, Khudairi Group, Iraq
Mike Palmer, Rapid Access, UAE
Dr Ali Salem, UAE Ministry of Labour

Conference Programme

This programme and speakers may be subject to change without notice.

6 November
  • 09:00-12:30 | IPAF & JLG Workshop

    If your business is MEWP inspection then this is for you! The workshop is designed for MEWP inspection companies who perform six-monthly inspections.

    Free entry but booking is essential as seats are limited. Please email – jason.woods@ipaf.org

  • 13:30-16:00 | IPAF Open-Door Meeting

    For contractors to join IPAF in discussing MEWP best practices.  The afternoon session will encourage safety professionals to understand the typical hazards and how to avoid them whilst using MEWPS.

    Free entry but booking is essential as seats are limited. Please email – jason.woods@ipaf.org

  • 18:00-20:00 | IPAF Networking Event

    Registered delegates are invited to attend the networking event in the conference hotel.

7 November - Morning
  • 08:30 | Registration

    Coffee and opportunity to browse sponsors’ tables

  • 09:15 | Welcome

    Tim Whiteman, CEO & MD, IPAF

  • 09:20

    Visual Leadership Team, Al Naboodah

  • 09:50

    Steve Carpenter
    Head of Health, Safety & Risk Management, WSP

  • 10:15

    Abdullah Ghamdi, Lead Safety Advisor & Project Manager, Saudi Aramco and IOSH Coordinator, Saudi Arabia

  • 10:40 | Coffee Break

    Opportunity to browse sponsors’ tables

  • 11:00
    Sharbel Kordahi, Managing Director, Genie Terex
  • 11:25
    Angel Ibanez, Global Representative for MCWPs & related products, IPAF
  • 11:50 | Panel Discussion 1
    Dr Ali Salem, Ministry of Labour
    John Ewing, Department Manager – Training & Capacity Building, OSHAD
    Matthew Cox, Chairman – UAE Branch, IIRSM
    Matthew Jackson, Chairman – UAE Branch, IOSH
    Andrew Cook, Khansaheb
    Chris Bridle, Aecom
7 November - Afternoon
  • 12:30 | Lunch
  • 13:35

    Rupert Douglas-Jones, Technical & Safety Officer, IPAF

  • 14:00

    Phil Jones
    Service Manager, JLG

  • 14:25

    John Ewing
    Department Manager, Training & Capacity Building, OSHAD

  • 15:00 | Coffee Break

    Opportunity to browse sponsors’ tables

  • 15:30 | Panel Discussion 2

    Subhi Khudairi, Khudairi Group, Iraq
    Chris Brocklehurst, Hertz Equipment, Qatar
    Abdulaziz Al Bassam, GTE, Saudi Arabia
    Dean Jones, AJI Rental Equipment, UAE
    Mike Palmer, Rapid Access, UAE

  • 16:15 | Closing remarks
    Tim Whiteman, CEO & MD, IPAF

Online Booking

IPAF members receive two free delegate places (*IPAF Individual Associate or Small User members receive one free delegate place). Each additional place and the non-member delegate price is $111.

IPAF Member

US$111
  • Convention entry
  • Buffet lunch
  • Refreshments
  • IPAF Networking Event (6th November)
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Non-Member

US$111
  • Convention entry
  • Buffet lunch
  • Refreshments
  • IPAF Networking Event (6th November)
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Become an IPAF Member

Annual IPAF membership from $111

Special Delegate Hotel Rate

The host hotel, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi is offering delegates a special room rate for the evening of 6 November. (Please book swiftly as availability is limited.)

The rate is AED 459 (single room)  AED 495 (double room). Breakfast and taxes are included in this rate.

To book a room at this rate, please email:  reservations.icabudhabi@ihg.com and copy email to Valentin.Lecca@ihg.com, stating that you are attending the IPAF Middle East Convention.

Alternatively you can make your booking by phone: + 971 800 423 463

The Venue

Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Event Location

  • Venue
    Intercontinental Hotel, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Phone
    +971 2 6666888
  • Book online
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Sponsors


Book a Diamond package now so your company receives the longest possible exposure. Benefits of these packages begin the moment you confirm your booking, so the sooner you book, the more coverage you receive. Your logo will instantly be added to the IPAF website and be included in the pre-event promotion. Smaller, on-the-day packages are also available.

For details of each sponsorship package, download the pdf brochure.

To book a sponsorship package, please contact: Faith Cobaine on faith.cobaine@ipaf.org or call +44 (0)15395 66700. Alternatively call Jason Woods on + 971 55 3094 333.