New IVOTY & IPUA jury members for Belgium and Slovenia

Nov 2, 2023

The International Van of the Year Award Jury organisation, (IVOTY Co Ltd ) now in its 32ndyear, since establishment, continues to evolve. In recent months, the pan-European independent, democratic non-profit organisation, consisting of 25 professional light commercial vehicle/urban transport editors and journalists, have appointed new jury members for Belgium and Slovenia. IVOTY also hosts the International Pick-up Award (IPUA), established in 2010.

In the case of Belgium, Jan Voet, replaces long serving adjudicator Leo van Hoorick, who has retired. Jan is Editor in Chief at Transporama / Trans Aktueel and currently represents his country on the International Truck of the Year and Bus/Coach juries.

Slovenia is a new country to join the IVOTY & IPUA with Boštjan Paušer, Editor in Chief at Transport & Logistika magazine, elected to represent both panels. Boštjan has over 20 years of experience in commercial vehicles journalism, and is also Vice-President of Bus/Coach of the Year jury.

Contact details:

Jan Voet –

Boštjan Paušer –

In welcoming the new members, Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman IVOTY & IPUA stated: “We are delighted to have Jan and Boštjan on board both juries, and no doubt will make a significant contibution to our organisation.»

The International Van of the Year Award, is the most prestigious annual title in the light commercial vehicle industry globally. Its sister title, the international Pick-up Award (IPUA), is announced and presented every second year, following a group test programme.

Since establishment, the main criterion for the nomination and the election of any van as International Van of the Year remains, is its contribution to high standards of efficiency, safety, with respect to environment and the sustainability of the transport of light goods by street and road. 

For IPUA, marks are awarded based on powertrain efficiencies, load volume and capability, driver and passenger comfort and safety aspects, as well as low total cost of operation from a business point of view