IPAF Announces Speaker for Asia Access Equipment Conference
Norty Turner, CEO of access rental specialist Riwal, will speak on U.S. and European access rental techniques and their relevance to Asia at the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Asia Conference on 2 August 2013 at the Singapore Expo.
Before joining Riwal, Turner worked for 17 years in operational and sales roles culminating as a vice president for one of the largest equipment rental companies in the U.S. This gives him a unique perspective of the best lessons to take from the world’s largest access rental markets.
The full-day IPAF Asia Conference will feature international industry speakers sharing expertise on how mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can be used to improve safety and productivity, including case studies from manufacturers, rental companies and users.
Confirmed speakers include Marina Torres, sales manager with Italian manufacturer Bravi Platforms, and Geoffrey Lee, general manager of Hong Kong-based Modern (International) Access & Scaffolding Ltd.
The conference is aimed at contractors who wish to use MEWPs safely and effectively, rental companies planning to operate in new markets, and those looking to start a MEWP business. Safety authorities in the region are expected to attend, including officers from China’s Cosha, Malaysia’s Department of Occupational Safety & Health, Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower, and Building & Construction Authority.
The conference is being held in conjunction with the first IPAF Asia Platform Showcase from 31 July to 2 August at the Singapore Expo. The Showcase is being held alongside BuildTechAsia, with the support of the Singapore Building & Construction Authority (BCA), and jointly organised by IPAF and Southeast Asia Construction magazine.