Following on from the success of the #Safetyscape event in Melbourne in May this year, the Association has again agreed to be a “Supporting Association Partner” for the upcoming event to be held at the new Exhibition Centre in Sydney on 22nd and 23rd May 2019.
The Association plans to follow the successful formula established in Melbourne. Under the umbrella of “#Safetyscape” the event is again a combination of a “Safety Industry Conference” managed by the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) run in parallel with a safety industry exhibition – “The Workplace Health & Safety Show” – managed, again, by International Exhibitions & Conferences (IEC). This combination resulted in exceptional attendances at both the conference and exhibition in Melbourne.
The Association has offered to present a technical paper critical to the working at height safety segment – at the Safety Industry Conference. The subject has yet to be finalised but, at this time, may relate to the need for progress in the self regulation of the working at height, confined space and related industry training operations. This is, in effect, the WAHA Roadmap 2021 programme.
This involvement in – and commitment to – a major national event will help grow the profile of the Association – and it’s members – as well as providing a national forum which can be used to promote the safety of those workers required to operate at height or in confined spaces.
Again IEC have committed to support the participation of the WAHA and its individual members at the exhibition by providing a package that includes:-
• A height safety specific feature on the floor – including a 12 square metre booth at the exhibition;
• An opportunity for WAHA members to gain a 25% discount off the list price for floor space for stands in and around the height safety area for the show;
• A meeting room and refreshments for the conduct of a WAHA Member Meetings at the event;
• Recognition as a supporting partner on the website and literature for the show;
• Social media profile for the WAHA through the exhibition;
• A speaking opportunity at the event;
The Safety Institute will again be organising a formal dinner at the event and it is hoped that a good number of WAHA members will be able to attend and mix with a large number of the country’s most qualified and experienced safety professionals.
The WAHA is already planning to hold Member Meetings at this event and will be utilising the booth to attract potential new members to the Association and invite those interested to attend the Member Meetings as guests.
Clearly, WAHA Members attending the Member Meeting will have the opportunity of spending time at the Workplace Health & Safety Show, the Conference and the formal SIA dinner.
The organisers of the event have continued to follow their philosophy that there is a needs for a single, significant, national safety event that enables those with expertise in safety issues to gather in one place each year. This is seen as being more efficient and effective than safety professionals trying to attend the large volume of regional trade shows as offered in the past. This will enable them to review new products and services, explore new technologies, and access experts from many disciplines in one location – with better utilisation of their time.
For those in safety manufacturing and service businesses, the consolidation of this approach has been welcomed as it represents a chance for those businesses to better leverage their marketing dollars and concentrate their focus on key target audiences.
The Directors of the WAHA feel this is an exceptional opportunity to increase the profile of the WAHA and for its Members to use this event to increase their company exposure to the key decision makers in the safety industry. We therefore encourage Members to exhibit at this Sydney event as well as to take the opportunity to expand their visit to cover customer calls, attending the WAHA meetings and gaining access to key safety industry contacts at the one place at the one time.
Part of the commitment from the WAHA to the organisers is to not only promote this event to WAHA Members, but also to enable the organisers to contact them personally to seek their interest in participation. With this in mind, we have included the address of Conrad Patrick, Sales Director for IEC on this communication so that he may commence this discussion process with you.
If you have any further questions about WAHA’s participation in #Safetyscape, please contact myself or Gordon.