Frank Nerenhausen, president of JLG, is the keynote speaker at the IPAF Summit and he will explore emerging technologies and their potential application in the access industry under the title “Gimmicks or the Next Reality.” The IPAF Summit will be held on the same day as the International Awards for Powered Access on March 26 in Washington, D.C.

The IPAF Summit conference attracts senior representatives from the access industry around the world to discuss and debate the latest technical, safety and business developments in this fast-growing sector. The theme of the 2015 Summit is “New Technologies and New Markets.”

The panel of speakers will focus on how new technologies will change the face of the access industry in the next five to ten years and look at how existing technologies are still battling to open up new markets around the world. Speakers are being finalized, and will cover topics ranging from a report from Bulgaria on the battle to reclaim stolen AWPs, a presentation from Turkey on the challenges of opening new markets to new technologies, and an update from IPAF on the latest developments in eLearning.

The full program will be announced shortly. The conference will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish. Attendance at the IPAF Summit conference is free. Register in advance at