The Hazardex 2020 Exhibition & Conference took place on February 26 & 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK. The event was a great success for the industry, and I’m thrilled to say that plans are already well underway for Hazardex 2021 to be held at the same venue on February 24 & 25, 2021.

The event was my first as Editor and it was a pleasure to meet with exhibitors, speakers, delegates and visitors alike. The Hazardex team would like to thank all attendees for making this year’s event one of the best we have ever had. A special thank you also to CSA Group who will return as Event Sponsor in 2021!

The first Hazardex event was held in 2002 and each year we have sought to bring together the finest members of the process safety and hazardous area operations community – this year was no different. The exhibition comprised leading suppliers of equipment and services for hazardous areas, while the conference was put together to provide key industry information and topical discussion on process safety-related topics. The eminent roll call of presenters included speakers from the HSE, Chemical Industry Association, IECEx, Chemical Business Association, Institute of Measurement & Control, UKPIA, Brenntag, and many more worthy contributors.

During the Gala Dinner on February 26, the Hazardex 2020 Awards for Excellence took place. The Hazardex Awards has become a benchmark for those supplying products, services and systems within hazardous areas. Read more about the winners and runners-up at

An in-depth review of Hazardex 2020 will be published in the May issue. Details about the 2021 event will be made available soon.

For details about exhibiting at this must-attend event, please contact Event Director Russell Goater on +44 (0) 1732 359990 or email
…Alistair Hookway, Editor, Hazardex