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Hazardex 2018 Conference and Exhibition

10 October 2017

The 2018 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will be taking place once again at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK on February 28 and March 1. The two-day Conference & Exhibition, which also includes workshops, a networking dinner and awards ceremony, aims to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information.

At the 2017 Conference & Exhibition attendance was up almost 10% on 2016, itself up by a third on the previous edition in 2014. Although the main focus of the packed-two day event is the conference, the attached exhibition is also an important element, and the 2017 event saw 44 hazardous area sector companies display their products and services to the assembled professional audience, up by a quarter on 2016.

Exhibitors ran the gamut from process control electronics and software to consultancy, certification and training, with a number providing niche technical solutions to the hazardous area industry. A large majority of exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the quality of contacts they had made, to the extent that a large majority indicated they intended to rebook stands in 2018.

The event offered exceptional opportunities for networking, with attendees from government agencies, regulators and certification bodies meeting up with senior engineers and safety managers from the high hazard and process industries to share their experiences.

These opportunities came to a climax at the drinks reception and Gala Dinner at the end of the first day. The 2017 event also saw a revival of the Hazardex Awards, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector.

After the success of the 2017 Conference, we plan an even stronger programme next year. The call for papers is open and potential contributors are requested to send in abstracts of their papers for consideration by September 15.

The main areas of interest at next year’s conference will be systems, procedures, competence, human factors, legislation, non-electrical, risk and asset management, but anyone with an original take on any aspect of hazardous area operations or process safety is encouraged to get in touch.

The conference committee has also issued a special request for end user/operator experiences, particularly relating to regulation, cultural change, ageing plant and decommissioning. *New for 2018* we will be creating a focused area for the IIOT (Industry 4.0) with a view on cybersecurity and plant safety in the connected world.

Sponsorship or exhibitor queries should be addressed to the Event Director Russell Goater at or phone +44 (0) 1732 359990.

Please contact Hazardex Editor Alan Franck – – to submit presentations for consideration or for any queries about the conference.

2018 Exhibitors already confirmed include:

Anamet Europe




CorDEX Instruments

CSA Group

Dekra Insight (Chilworth Technology)




Hornbill Engineering


Lewden Palazzoli


Moore Industries 


PEI Genesis

Peli Products

Phoenix Contact

R Stahl




Sella Controls

SGS Baseefa

Tempa Pano


Sponsorship or exhibitor queries should be addressed to the Event Director Russell Goater at or phone +44 (0) 1732 359990. 

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