Madrid to host Europlatform and two-day Spanish show in September

By Maria Hadlow18 February 2010

The fourth Europlatform Conference will take place in Madrid at the Eurostars Madrid Tower Hotel and later the same week the first ELEVarte event will take place.

The Europlatform conference is jointly organised by Access International and IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) and is becoming an important event in the aerial work platform calendar.

"The quality of the speakers is a real draw for senior professionals working in the access industry," said Maria Hadlow, editor of Access International. This year's conference will take place on the 16 September preceded on the evening of the 15 September by a reception at the hotel.

The ELEVarte (Elevation + Art) event is being organised to allow visitors to experience powered access equipment in a fun and relaxed environment. ELEVarte will take place from 17 to 18 September 2010 in Madrid, Spain at the exhibition grounds El Olivar - Alcalá de Henares.

ELEVarte is a joint initiative between IPAF and the Spanish magazine Movicarga. The event aims to draw together access industry professionals from the Spanish and Latin American markets.

Romina Vanzi of IPAF-España, who is leading this project said, "ELEVarte is dedicated to showing powered access in a fun environment. We are excited about introducing this new concept in Spain. Being at the show will be a worthwhile small investment for exhibitors."

Tim Whiteman, IPAF's managing director said, "Our Spanish members asked us to create this opportunity, we have put together a great team and this is going to be a wonderful event. The Spanish industry is looking for innovative ways to reach customers as economically as possible; we see initiatives like this as an extension to our service to our members.

"Delegates at the Europlatform conference can extend their stay and visit ELEVarte. The venues are very close and connections easy."

ELEVarte will feature a meeting place where exhibitors and visitors can make use of a continuous catering service available during opening hours, included in the entrance fee. More information for exhibitors and visitors is at For more details on Europlatform visit

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