If you are making industrial flame resistant and arc rated PPE products, the wide range of trades shows for safety professionals can be overwhelming. Which trade shows will give the most bang for your buck and provide access to the safety and technical resources needed to pitch your innovations?
Many fabric and garment manufacturers attend the National Safety Congress (NSC) and ASSE on an annual basis, but there are other shows you could be attending to maximize exposure. If you have a unique or niche product that you’re looking to get in front of end users (and if all goes well, specified into their programs), consider attending one or more of the shows listed below. It may be beneficial to add an extra trade show into your mix, even if you only plan to attend on rotation every 1-2 years.
IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop: March 4-8, 2019, Jacksonville, Florida
If you are looking for an electrical specific show, the IEEE-Electrical Safety Workshop is inexpensive and focused. ESW is a technical show. About 500 attendees and over 100,000 workers are represented, including those from refineries and power companies. One evening is dedicated to the show and the rest of the week is focused on technical papers and presentations on Electrical Safety.
Industrial Hygiene Show: May 21-23, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Industrial Hygiene Show is held annually, typically in May or June, and is focused on trends and research that impact the health of workers. You can expect to see industrial hygiene and occupational health professionals, and others that work to promote and improve the safety of the workplace.
EEI Safety and Health Committee Meeting: April 30-May 2, 2018, Miami, Florida
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is a trade association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. The Safety and Health Committee meeting is held annually and serves as a forum for exhibitors and sponsorship opportunities to reach safety and health professionals in the EEI member companies.
VPPPA: August 28-31, 2018, Nashville, Tennessee
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association is a global community of health and safety professionals dedicated to safety excellence through cooperation among communities, workers, industries, and governments. The association holds a national symposium that is attended by a broad range of industries.
Check into your region: VPPPA also hosts local shows.
A+A: November 5-8, 2019, Dusseldorf, Germany
A+A is the largest safety show in the world and is a great choice for international exposure. The show is held every other year in Dusseldorf, Germany.
ArcWear is a third-party, independent testing laboratory for evaluation of flame resistant and arc rated PPE products; our staff also offers consulting on product development, standards, and compliance. Our sister company, e-Hazard, offers electrical safety training to end users. You can find staff from both companies at many of these shows–contact us to set up a meeting.