Dedicated WA safety show set for 2008

GROWTH in Western Australia's employment has brought a new, large workplace safety trade show and conference to the state.

GROWTH in Western Australia’s employment has brought a new, large workplace safety trade show and conference to the state.

The inaugural WA Safety Show and Conference will be held in Perth from August 12th to 14th, 2008 and, from then on, run in alternate years to the Queensland Safety Show and Conference.

Backing the WA Safety Show and Conference is the Safety Institute of Australia’s Western Australian division and organiser, Australian Exhibitions & Conferences (AEC).

AEC managing director Marie Kinsella said, “Plenty of exhibitors were asking when we’d launch a Perth show,” she said. “Within 24 hours of us announcing the WA Safety Show, more than a dozen had snapped up stands.”

Kinsella anticipates the show will host over 150 exhibitors and 3000 visitors. One of those foundation exhibitors will be floor cleaning products supplier, Pall Mall Manufacturing.

The company’s national sales manager, Stephen Longworth, said Western Australia was a “massive and developing market” for the safety industry.

“WA is going ahead in leaps and bounds in the midst of a state-wide boom. Wherever you have an explosion in the growth of employment, it’s important to match that with a renewed focus on safety.”

The WA Safety Show will be similar in format to its eastern seaboard counterparts, spanning asbestos removal and automation safety through to waste management and workplace wellness.

The concurrently held conference for the professional development of safety practitioners is expected to feature more than 40 leading thinkers in workplace safety.

Australian Exhibitions & Conferences 03 9654 7773.