19 March 2012
The IOSH 2011 conference and exhibition achieved a substantial growth in visitors when it took place from 15th-16 March at ExCeL London.
Attended by over 1200 health and safety professionals, the exhibition featured more than 100 industry-leading organisations including Ansell, JSP, Arco, Draeger, Aviva, NEBOSH and the Health & Safety Executive.
Nigel Dupree, Director, SMART Foundation said of his experience exhibiting at IOSH 2011: "For most events we exhibit at we look forward to having 6 or 7 quality conversations over the whole event. At IOSH 2011 we have been having this number of conversations every hour and have met with some very high quality visitors."
While Chris Busby, Country Manager, ATG Gloves said: "The quality of visitors this year has been fantastic and exactly the level of people we need to speak to. We have some very promising leads with blue-chip companies and have already booked a bigger stand for next year."
Not only was it a hugely successful event for its exhibitors, but IOSH 2011 exceeded the expectations of its visitors. First time visitor, Rita Mackenzie, Deputy Chief Technician, BHR University Hosp NHS Trust said: "This was my first time at the IOSH event and I have had a great day. There is a really good range of exhibitors and I have heard some great seminars sessions too. I planned my day before I came and have attended all of the free theatres."
"We're delighted with the feedback we've received from exhibitors, visitors and delegates alike," said Adrian Newton, Portfolio Director at IOSH 2011 organisers, UBM Live. "This year we introduced a number of new initiatives to enhance the visitor experience including the CoreSkills+ programme of workshops and an additional free-to-attend seminar theatre. Over 55% of next year's exhibition is already booked and it's great to see that the hard work of the team behind the event has resulted in the most successful IOSH conference & exhibition ever."