Venue, Directions and Opening times

The eagerly anticipated 2021 Hazardex Conference, Exhibition, and Awards took place in-person on 6 & 7 October 2021 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, the elegant North Yorkshire spa town in north-east England. We are currently formatting the events for 2022 and will have more details shortly. Meanwhile, please mark 1st & 2nd March 2023 in your diary as we will be staging our 21st birthday event – Hazardex Live! – in Harrogate on those dates!

Despite the challenges posed during much of 2020 and 2021 as a result of the global COVID pandemic, the two-day event was held in-person and comprised a varied and quality conference programme focusing on Hazardous Area Operations and Process Safety, an exhibition consists of an array of hazardous industry companies and organisations, and the widely reputable Hazardex Awards for Excellence hosted during a Gala Dinner.

The Hazardex event has led the way since launching in 2002. The main focus of the event is the Conference which includes prominent high hazard industry stakeholders addressing the assembled professional audience. Recent events have included quality speakers from the UK Health & Safety Executive, Chemical Industry Association, IECEx, Chemical Business Association, Institute of Measurement & Control, UK Petroleum Industry Association, COMAH Competent Authority, EDF Energy, Environment Agency, Tank Storage Association, Sellafield, BASF, Total, CompEx, IChemE Safety Centre, British Standards Institute, BP, Lockheed Martin, and many more.

The free-to-attend Exhibition is another important element of the event with leading hazardous area sector companies displaying the latest products and services to visitors. Each event provides 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. Every aspect of the Hazardex event aims to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information.

The first night of the two-day event plays host to a drinks reception, Gala Dinner, and the prestigious Hazardex Awards for Excellence. The Hazardex awards programme has long been a benchmark for those supplying products, services and systems within hazardous areas. A range of companies are nominated each year across several categories with an additional category, the Delegates' Award, voted on by delegates and attendees at the Hazardex event to identify which of the nominees provides the overall best hazardous area sector product, system or service.


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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.