21 Oct 2019 Ghaya Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE
The powered access sector, an integral part of the construction landscape, is represented in this region by the biggest global manufacturers, rental groups and end users. Though the use of scaffolding is still greatly prevalent at job-sites in the Middle East.Learn more
The powered access sector, an integral part of the construction landscape, is represented in this region by the biggest global manufacturers, rental groups and end users. Though the use of scaffolding is still greatly prevalent at job-sites in the Middle East, the bigger construction companies are spearheading the charge into safer and more efficient working with the use of aerial work platforms.
Regional governments, too, are urging the sector into adoption of work-at-height solutions that are more in tune with global best practices. A case in point is the Expo 2020 line of the Dubai Metro, where construction is underway with a heavy use of powered access equipment while scaffoldings are conspicuous by their absence.
The material handling sector is also a field where the Middle East has worldwide prominence. As global and regional hubs of trade and logistics, several cities in the region already use some of the best and most advanced logistics solutions in terms of materials handling, port equipment and warehouse management. But more can still be done in this field, such as the increased adoption of automation technology in handling and moving materials.
At the Access and Handling Summit we will discuss key issues in the powered access and material handling sectors, bringing the best global and regional practices, solutions and equipment to delegates through presentations and panel discussions.
The Conference is also an ideal networking platform to meet with key industry figures and personalities, as well as decision makers.
Hear from industry veterans about the importance and benefits of adopting advanced powered access and material handling solutions, learn about key issues relating to safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness and why it’s important to pay more attention to the work-at-height and handling sectors.
At the Access and Handling Summit find out what inspired the individuals and companies at the forefront of the sectors to come up with their products and solutions and get invaluable and lessons to apply to your own areas of work. Listen to the day-to-day experiences of key professionals in the sector and how they faced and overcame challenging situations.
An ideal platform to network and interact with industry professionals and decision makers from contractors, manufacturers, dealers, end-users, government bodies, consultants and solution providers from across the region. Get get face time with panellists and presenters, following on from interactive presentations and Q&A sessions.
The importance and benefits of safety in the work-at-height arena and the latest safety solutions available
The evolution and current level of efficiency standards and cost-effectiveness in the powered access sector in the region
Sharing knowledge and experience of successful projects
The latest equipment and products available in the market
How advanced new technology will change the material handling sector
The role of automation and information technology in the equipment and solutions for the access and handling sectors
Trends and projections for the future
The inaugural Access and Handling Conference will host a veritable who’s who of the regional construction and logistics industries. Through the event’s themed panel discussions and presentations, delegates will be able to hear from, and engage with, industry experts in thought-provoking discussions. Leaders of the sectors drawn from the top manufacturers, contractors, fleet operators, software vendors, end-users and other entities will share their knowledge and experiences of challenging projects and situations, and the solutions adopted to meet those challenges.
With a diverse mix of speakers and panellists, delegates will be able to gain a comprehensive view and insight into some of the key aspects of today’s powered access and material handling sectors.
Ian Hume is the Sales Director for Emerging markets at JLG Industries Inc. He oversees the overall sales and operations for JLG Industries throughout the Middle East, Africa and India region. Ian joined JLG in 2017 and has over 11 years of experience in the equipment industry.
Wayne Taylor is a professional in the crane and access sectors with more than 35 years of experience in the business, spread over Europe, the UK and the UAE.
Since the formation of Safelift LLC in 2009, Wayne has been a driving force in the UAE in improving safety when working at height across a wide range of industries and sectors. He takes pride in ensuring that all equipment supplied by Safelift, an ISO 9001 registered organisation, have valid third-party inspection certificates and the company maintains an uncompromising approach to Health, Safety and Environmental concerns.
Mike Yates has lived and worked in the Middle East region for nearly 25 years, working in sales and business development activities for dealers and manufacturers after similar roles in the UK. Mike joined the JCB Sales organisation in 2006 and covers the territory from Lebanon in the west through to Pakistan in the east. His current role includes imparting product training to dealer sales staff across the region and business development work in both Iraq and Pakistan.
Sharbel Kordahi is a well-known name in the equipment industry in the Middle East. He brings over 17 years of experience in the Middle East and Africa, 10 of which have been with Terex and its AWP brand Genie. During his time with Terex, Sharbel has held various responsibilities within the corporation, including Managing Director of the fully autonomous material handling and post-solution business units between 2015 and 2017.
Sharbel joined Terex in 2009 – a challenging time for the industry in the region as well as for the global economy. He has been vital for reshaping and redirecting the work structure to the new conditions, which gave Terex AWP the acceleration it needed to get its stance in the market. Before joining Terex, Sharbel worked for the giant manufacturer of cleaning equipment, Karcher, as a Middle East Director.
You may bump into Sharbel in one of the Fitness First gym chains in Dubai or during his regional travels, in a hotel gym facility. Sharbel’s passion is pumping iron, which is no surprise to anyone who has met him!
Ibraiz Ahmed is Training and Parts Manager for Emerging Countries at JLG Industries Inc. He has overall responsibility for Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent as a technical trainer and parts manager. Ibraiz joined JLG in 2012 as service engineer and, with his dedication, reached the position of Parts & Training Manager for MEAI region.
Ibraiz completed his education in India and has been living in the UAE for the past 18 years. He has 20 years of technical experience in the field of process industries, heavy equipment, mining equipment and aerial work platforms.
His aim is to build a solid customer base for JLG Industries by educating the customer in terms of machine safety features, operational skills as well as dealing with troubleshooting.
Neil Doherty is Chief Engineer for NPD & BIM Deployment at JLG Industries Inc. He has overall responsibility for defining the EMEA region’s technical product requirements and developing EMEA’s Digital Products Strategy. Neil joined JLG in 2012 to deliver key projects such as JLG’s RS Telehandler range and has recently launched the new BIM Library.
Neil has over 23 years of experience in off-highway product development, working on a wide range of products from engines to excavators to dozers and more recently access platforms. He has worked across design, project management and manufacturing, and spent 7 years as a certified Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt.
He believes that to develop great products you must fully understand the job your customer is doing and produce a product that solves a problem and enhances the user experience.
Neil is a professional engineer with an Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering and also holds a Masters in Business Administration.
Rajesh is a member of staff for UAE-based rental company Al Laith. and is also a certified PASMA trainer who regularly conducts work-at-height training in the region for scaffolding work on important projects.
PASMA is the international not-for-profit authority for the mobile access tower industry. PASMA strives to continually advance standards and good practice as well as develop and refine the industry led training scheme. Providing advice, guidance and support to its many members, the industry, government bodies while building a positive, proactive safety culture central to its role.
The association works closely with regulatory authorities, trade associations and professional bodies world-wide and is helping to shape and support the future of the mobile access tower industry.
PASMA contributes wherever possible to the development and continuous improvement of relevant standards, in fact PASMA’s Technical Director chairs the committee currently reviewing EN1004.
In the UAE PASMA works closely with Dubai Municipality, OSHAD, EXPO 2020 and others.
Gary Cooke is Regional Sales Manager for Terex AWP and also a council member for IPAF Middle East. Working in the region since 1995 and in the access industry since early 1997, he is an experienced hand in the access rental industry across the Middle East, and has spread the concepts of the industry in the region during this time, helping people work safely at height.
With a background in engineering, Gary joined the access industry in 1997 as a sales manager with Rapid Access. After introducing powered access into the local construction market he was tasked with taking the product across the region with the final depot opened in Kuwait in 2000, completing a GCC network of five countries. He also later headed the Blue Sky project for Rapid Access in the Middle East, in which Rapid began to offer additional attachments fitted to the machines, such as secondary guarding systems, to help mitigate risks of accidents while working at height.
Gary joined Terex AWP in 2016 to head the regional sales office for Genie in Dubai. He manages Genie’s dealer network, rental partners and key accounts across the region, focusing on delivering purposeful innovation to the industry and helping make working at height as safe a job as it can be.
A civil engineer by training and holding an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, along with an MASc in water resources from Nova Scotia, Canada, Eyad El Sharif is Country Manager, UAE, for Rapid Access.
He has over 14 years of experience in Saudi Arabia in the equipment rental business, with various companies of the Zahid Group of companies, such as Zahid Tractor Rental Division (now Ejar) and Altaaqa Alternative Solutions. Among the positions he has served in are Branch Manager (JH) – Rental Division and Operations Manager, Altaaqa.
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Insight from manufacturers and rental companies on topics including but not limited to:
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Discussion on work-at-height safety touching upon:
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21 October 2019
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ghaya Grand Hotel
+971 4 375 5470
Dubai Studio City
Office 207 – 209, Building 3
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