Description: 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.