The Hazardex 2017 international conference and exhibition returns to Runcorn, Cheshire for the second time from 2-3 March.
Following the success of the 2016 exhibition aimed at hazardous area and process safety specialists, this year’s Hazardex conference will once again be tapping into expert knowledge from around the world.
The two-day conference and exhibition – including 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.
The conference and exhibition also provides a valuable networking opportunity with top experts and industry peers from around the UK and Europe.
The two-day conference and exhibition aims to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information
Feedback from attendees after the 2016 event was universally positive, say event organisers who are aiming to do even better in 2017.
As a result, the exhibition has grown with an all new conference programme featuring more than 30 process leaders, from a range of backgrounds, presenting original papers of key importance to the high hazard sector.
The conference brings together expertise from across the region with one goal in mind: creating safer workplaces.
Over two days of practical knowledge exchange, industry leaders will focus on the issues that are currently affecting the industry.
Sessions are built around the needs of visitors, whether they be senior executives, plant engineers, site-level safety managers, supervisors, or workers on the frontline.
The varied programme will offer the latest insights from regulators, certification bodies, end-high users, manufacturers, consultants, scientists, engineers and safety specialists involved in hazardous area operations.
The exhibition has grown with an all new conference programme featuring more than 30 process leaders, from a range of backgrounds, presenting original papers of key importance to the high hazard sector
Representatives of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) will bring delegates up-to-date on cyber security requirements prior to the HSE publishing its operational guidance on the subject, against which it will begin to inspect in 2017-18.
Human Factors consultant John Wilkinson and Simon Monnington of BP will speak on knowledge and competence in high hazard industries, and BakerRisk Europe’s Rob Magraw offers his thoughts on expanding risk assessment in the chemical and refining industries.
In addition to the conference programme, there are 40 exhibitors, making Hazardex the largest grouping of hazardous area product and service specialists in the UK this year, say organisers.
The exhibition features many of the most prominent companies that supply products and services to the sector.
Included amongst the exhibitors this year are: ABB Consulting, Beamex, CSA Group, Crowcon Detection Instruments, R Stahl, Vega Controls and Weg Electric Motors UK.
Delegates will have many opportunities between conference sessions to browse displays and engage with some of the top experts whose efforts ensure process and occupational safety.
With Hazardex just around the corner, organisers have confirmed that all stands and table-tops are sold, but a handful of award category sponsorship opportunities remain.