Hazardex 2016 International Conference & Exhibition: "Overall, very good!"
18 February 2016
Hazardex 2016, the two-day International Conference & Exhibition for hazardous area and process safety specialists, took place on 24th & 25th February 2016 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK. Initial feedback has been uniformly positive, with particular praise for the content and pacing of the conference.
The event aims to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information. The 2016 edition achieved this by all measures. Stand numbers at the exhibition were up 30%, and delegate and visitor numbers up 40% on the last edition in 2014.
The event was well received by delegates, who reserved special praise for the quality of the conference programme and the positive and focused atmosphere throughout.
One delegate said: “The general mood of the conference and dinner was excellent,” while another applauded the exceptionally smooth organisation of the event. “Overall, a very good conference,” said a third.
Several voiced approval at the unrushed nature of the conference programme, with presenters given ample time to deliver on their topic and answer questions from the floor.
Many exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the quality of contacts they had made, to the extent that 75% had rebooked for next year’s event before the show closed!
We aim to do even better in 2017 and will be putting together an even stronger conference programme over the next few months. Next year's edition will be taking place at the same venue, the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, on March 2 & 3.
If you would like to submit a presentation, contact Russell Goater, who will also be happy to provide details of sponsoring and exhibiting packages, as well as conference and exhibition attendance.
Tel: +44 (0)1732 359990
The 2016 conference was chaired by Lee Alford, Operations Manager at the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC), a regular columnist in Hazardex journal.
The varied conference programme concentrated on the experiences of senior safety specialists within the high hazard and process industry sectors, with a strong contribution from regulators, consultants and industry associations. The keynote speakers were Paul Logan, Head of the Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division at HSE/HID and Ann Rosbrook, Head of Safety Engineering, Total E&P UK.
Click here for details of the conference programme.
The exhibition running alongside the conference featured 32 specialist companies that supply products or services to the process safety and hazardous area sectors.
Exhibitors in 2016 included:
ABB Ltd (Motors & Drives);
CFB Risk Management;
C & P Engineering Services;
Crowcon Detection Instruments;
CSA Sira Group;
European Process Safety Centre (EPSC);
Hornbill Engineering & Training;
Lewden (Distributing ATEX on behalf of Palazzoli S.p.A.);
RAS Risk & Hazard Management;
Woodcock & Wilson.
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