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Harrogate event promises thought-leading conference and sell out exhibition

18 February 2009

This week sees the eighth running of the HazardEx conference, which takes place on February 25 and 26 and is the UK's only event dedicated to the safe operation of process plant and equipment in the hazardous area.

Harrogate event promises charged conference and sell out exhibition
Harrogate event promises charged conference and sell out exhibition

HazardEx2009 will be held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate and includes a two day conference featuring papers from 16 leading authorities in the hazardous area field ranging from government safety authorities, certification bodies and key user companies in the relevant industries. And running alongside the two day conference, the equipment suppliers and service providers for this vital industrial sector will be showing off the latest hazardous area technologies in the supporting exhibition and workshops.

The exhibition space has been sold out for some time and the conference hall is rapidly reaching capacity with delegates rushing to book their places at next week's event. The keynote speaker for the first day of this year's event is Gordon MacDonald, Director, Hazardous Installations Directorate who will introduce the session of Standards and legislation by explaining how the Health and Safety Executive is approaching an ever changing world. On day two, Nick O’Hara from Corus Northern Engineering Services who will present his insight of risk perception to set the scene for the second day, which will concentrate on functional safety and the safe operation of process plants.

Other papers will be presented by expert speakers from such organisations as: The Energy Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, Ineos Chlor, Intergen, Airbus, BAE Systems, FM Global, AEMT plus representatives from technical committees such as TC31. Full details and the conference programme can be found on the event website (see link below).

And if that's not enough, there's a chance to celebrate at a Gala Dinner on the first evening of the event, which will host the HazardEx 2009 Awards . This ceremony recognises excellence in the hazardous area industry with awards presented in four categories to companies excelling in various ways in the hazardous area industry. The dinner will also be held at the Majestic Hotel and provides an excellent opportunity for members of our industry to network and enjoy the company of their colleagues in the sector.


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