The 2020 Hazardex International Conference, Exhibition and Awards event - co located with PPTex, will take place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, the elegant North Yorkshire spa town, north-eastern England.

All participants have been enthusiastic about the change in venue this year, with the Majestic Hotel, now a Double Tree by Hilton establishment, offering much improved facilities and accommodation.

The main focus of Hazardous Area Operations and Process Safety at the two-day event & conference will be complemented in 2020 with Personal Protection Technology (PPT) content, as well as coverage of the evolving areas of autonomous solutions and cybersecurity.
The event has led the way since launching in 2002, with prominent high hazard industry stakeholders addressing the conference, a similarly eminent roll call of presenters is in place for next year's event that includes the HSE, Chemical Industry Association, IECEx, Chemical Business Association, Institute of Measurement & Control, UKPIA & logistics operator Brenntag. Click the speakers or programme tab above to see more.

The free-to-attend exhibition is an equally important element, with leading hazardous area sector companies displaying their products and services to the assembled professional audience. Register to attend now via the button above.

As in previous years, the event will include workshops, free seminar content, a networking dinner and awards ceremony, all aiming to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information.
The 2020 event will again provide exceptional opportunities for networking, with attendees from government agencies, regulators, certification bodies & training providers, consultants and product manufacturers meeting up with senior engineers and safety managers from the high hazard and process industry owner/operators to share their experiences. Register to attend the exhibition for free or book to be a delegate via the relevant link above.
The informal, very well attended, evening Awards dinner includes a drinks reception and Gala Dinner at the end of the first day, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector and voting will be opened shortly. Nominations for the awards can still be made via the above ‘Awards’ link.

We look forward to seeing you there!


By Car See Link

By Air

Leeds/Bradford, UK

Take the A658 towards Pool-in-Wharfedale and follow signs for Harrogate. Turn left onto the A61 towards Harrogate.

Distance from Hotel: 14 miles
Drive Time: 30 minutes

Manchester International Airport

Take the M56 and then M60 and head for the M62 towards Leeds. Exit onto the M621 towards Leeds and then take A61 and follow signs for Harrogate.

Distance from Hotel: 73.2 miles
Drive Time: 90 minutes

Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Take the M18 West towards the A1 NORTH. Take the A1 NORTH towards Wetherby. Exit at Junction 45 near Weather and follow signs for Harrogate.

Distance from Hotel: 51 miles
Drive Time: 70 minutes
The Venue

The venue is 10 minutes' walk from Harrogate railway station, 30 minutes (12 miles) by road from Leeds Bradford International airport and just over an hour by road from most of north-eastern and north-western England, Humberside and the Midlands.

The Majestic Hotel is a palatial Victorian establishment in the heart of Harrogate. Built in 1899, and having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, the hotel is surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens that overlook the town, with a fully equipped Spa and Health Club and parking available onsite.

We are very pleased to invite you to the new, enhanced Hazardex Conference & Exhibition in Harrogate, and are convinced that the new venue will be the perfect backdrop for delegates, conference attendees and exhibitors to learn important industry intelligence, network and do significant business in these turbulent times.

Event Opening Times

Wednesday 26th February
Registration open: From 08:00
Conference open: 09:20 – 17.30
Exhibition open: 09:00 – 18:00

Thursday 27th February
Registration open: From 08:30
Conference open: 09:20 – 15:30
Exhibition open: 09:00 – 15.30

Conference timings subject to final confirmation

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