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Safety & Health Expo unveils exciting plans for 2016

Industry gathers to hear latest developments for the annual national UK event for health and safety professionals

Last week over 50 leading companies working within the health and safety industry participated in a planning day for the 2016 edition of Safety & Health Expo.   Hosted at the London offices of UBM EMEA, the organisers of Safety & Health Expo, revealed a host of new features and key topics that will be covered at the event in June next year.  

In 2015 Safety & Health Expo celebrated a hugely successful show that saw a 43% increase in visitors from the previous year and more than 13,000 visitors through the doors. Audience numbers grew in key target areas including Managers by 57%, Directors by 17% and Heads of Departments by 50%.

Planning for the 2016 Safety & Health Expo is already well under way with 84% of exhibition space already sold many popular features returning. 2016 will see plenty of new initiatives including the expansion of the safety and health workwear and PPE offering with the inclusion of the Professional Clothing Show for the first time. The two shows will complement each other and provide the most comprehensive offering for PPE, workwear and corporate clothing within the UK.

Networking will play a more prominent role in 2016, following the huge success of the Women in Health and Safety network that launched in 2015, Safety & Health Expo we will be hosting a 1,000 woman event drawing in groups from the health and safety network and Women in Facilities Management, as well as other prominent women’s networking groups. The event will be run by Heather White, Smarter Networking, who will teach the attendees about how to work a room.

Additionally, in 2016 Safety & Health Expo will launch a dedicated zone for those looking for assistance with career development, the zone will host clinics, advice on apprenticeships and recruitments specialists will be on hand to guide any questions around how to make that next step on the career ladder.

Heather Beach, Facilities & OSH Director at UBM EMEA, said: “It was fantastic to host so many leading companies working within health and safety and get them enthused for our 2016 event. Each year Safety & Health Expo brings the industry together and it is imperative that we involve the industry. Each year we want to ensure that Safety & Health Expo is the only place to come for the latest products, services, knowledge and learning, whilst we celebrate the fantastic work of every health and safety professional.”

Safety & Health Expo will be presented once again as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series, the UK’s largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. The series incorporates major events including Safety & Health Expo along with the annual IOSH Conference, Facilities Show, IFSEC International, FIREX International and Service Management Expo. The series of events annually attract more than 40,000 attendees over three days to ExCeL London, in 2016 they will run from 21st – 23rd June.

Registration for Safety & Health Expo is now open, if you are interested in attending please visit: www.safety-health-expo.co.uk/visit

If you are interested in exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo please contact Charles Oakley on Charles.oakley@ubm.com.