Exhibitors impressed by WA Safety Show

Around 52% of the visitors to the recent Western Australia Safety Show represented the state's largest employers, according to the event's organisers.

Around 52% of the visitors to the recent Western Australia Safety Show represented the state’s largest employers, according to the event’s organisers.
The biennial event is the state’s largest workplace safety trade show and is held concurrently with the Western Australia Safety Conference.
Around 150 safety and materials handling suppliers had stalls at this year’s event, showcasing a range of automation safety, cold storage, road safety, vibration and ventilation technology.
According to the event’s organisers, many of the attendees came to learn about the new national occupational health and safety legislation, which will come into effect in 2012.
The Western Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the law firm Norton Rose ran workshops to outline the legislation changes.
A representative from safety management and compliance software supplier myosh was impressed with the amount of big players attending the event.
“The volume of visitors who were exactly our target market – influencers and key decision makers like senior OHS and human resources managers – was excellent,” he said.
“I have been to some shows where people just came for a day out of the office and to collect freebies, but the Western Australia Safety Show was not like that.
“We reached a lot of potential clients we would not find any other way.
“It also provided enormous networking opportunities with existing clients that we deal with over the phone but rarely see face to face.”
First time exhibitor Stephen McPherson, from consultancy firm Alegra Safety, was equally impressed.
“We gave away 2800 show bags in three days and gathered 480 sales leads,” he said.
“I have a dozen business cards from people who want me to call them this week.
“The Western Australia Safety Show will not be our last event and we are already planning to exhibit at Safety In Action in Melbourne or The Safety Show Sydney next year.”

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