The Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, took place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, north-eastern England, the elegant North Yorkshire spa town. For information about the 2021 event, please email or call +44 (0) 1732 359990.

Presenters and exhibitors were enthusiastic about the change in venue, with the Majestic, now a Double Tree by Hilton establishment, offering much improved facilities and accommodation.

The main focus of the two-day event is the conference, with this year's event branching out from its usual Hazardous Area Operations and Process Safety focus to host a Personal Protection Technology (PPTex) stream for the second year running, alongside contributions from regulators, high hazard industry association leaders, top industry executives and process safety experts.

An eminent list of presenters was in place for the event, including senior figures from the HSE, Chemical Industry Association, UKPIA, Institute of Measurement & Control, and Brenntag. 

The attached exhibition is also an important element, with leading hazardous area sector companies displaying their products and services to the assembled professional audience.

As in previous years, the event included 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 again provided exceptional opportunities for networking, with attendees from government agencies, regulators and certification bodies meeting up with senior engineers and safety managers from the high hazard and process industries to share their experiences.

The drinks reception and gala dinner at the end of the first day concluded with the Awards Ceremony, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners and highly commended runner-ups can be seen here.

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.

Thank you to all exhibitors, speakers, delegates, and visitors for contributing to another outstanding Hazardex event and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021!

Hazardex & PPTex 2020 exhibitors:

ANT Telecommunications Ltd
ATEX Inspect
BEKA associates Ltd

CompEx - JT Ltd
CCG Cable Glands
Dekra Process Safety
Draeger Safety UK
Dynaco Entrematic Belgium NV
ExVeritas Ltd
Exloc Instruments (UK) Ltd
F.E.S. (EX) Ltd
Institute Measurement & Control (InstMC)

Phoenix Mecano
R&M Electrical Ltd
Roxby Training Solutions Ltd
Saft Batteries

SGS Baseefa
Site Bright Ltd
Tempa Pano
Trant Engineering
WIKA Instruments Ltd (with external demo van)
Zoa Robotics

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

Contact Hazardex Event Director Russell Goater

+44 (0) 1732 359990 or

For further information on exhibitor participation or delegate attendance.

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