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Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live regional events announced

09 June 2021

SAFETY, HEALTH and Wellbeing Live (SHW Live) is set to reconnect regional occupational safety and health communities throughout the UK with the launch of two new exhibitions, in 2022.

The first event will take place on 15-16 February 2022 at Manchester Central and the second event will be hosted at Farnborough International 28-29 September 2022 and both will be free-to-attend for visitors.

They are being organised by What Else Events, which is owned by Tim Else who has organised market leading events in the occupational safety and health (OSH) sector for over 20 years. SHW Live is reinventing a regional exhibition and conference platform, which unites and empowers safety and health communities via two live events that provide the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers with a truly cost-effective route to market.

The events’ focus is to provide OSH professionals with unique networking opportunities and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from its high-quality seminar content while enabling demonstration and procurement of the latest products and services in the market.

Supported by the OSH industry

SHW Live has been launched following extensive market research and has already won wide industry support. The events will be shaped by an advisory council that includes 20 of the most experienced and knowledgeable voices in the world of occupational safety, health and wellbeing.

Several major brands are set to be unveiled as Founding Partners and exhibitors in the coming weeks.

The British Safety Council and NEBOSH have pledged their support as Event Partners, alongside other industry leading bodies.

"British Safety Council is pleased to be supporting What Else Events and the exciting new regional Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live events, as an Event Partner.  The regional format of the events provides another important opportunity for us to bond, as well as provide education and practical advice around health, safety and wellbeing. We look forward to a mutually fruitful partnership," said Mike Robinson, CEO British Safety Council.

"NEBOSH is delighted to be an event partner for the new Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live shows. As one of the advisory council members, I look forward to contributing to the 2022 programme and will work to ensure it updates delegates on best practice. These events will provide a great opportunity to meet up with fellow health and safety professionals, something I know we have all missed,” said Dee Arp, chief operating officer, NEBOSH.

With the UK still feeling the impacts of both COVID-19 and BREXIT, these events offer exhibitors a level playing field and a more affordable platform than national or international trade exhibitions. Delegates will have direct access to exhibitor’s regional sales teams and technical experts who really understand the needs of customers in key industry verticals.

Regional model

By focusing on a regional model, the events recognise that visitors now face increased pressures on their time, cost of travel and restrictions imposed by their employer because of the pandemic. The events are on the visitors’ doorstep and offer essential educational, networking and procurement opportunities they can enjoy in either one or two days.

Founder and managing director of What Else Events, Tim Else said, “SHW Live has been launched following extensive research with our advisory council and major OSH brands. There is a clear demand for focussed, regional exhibitions in the UK that provide exhibitors with an affordable and accessible platform to access the highest quality buyers across the North and South of England.

"The events are carefully curated to suit different end user demand at either end of the country. So, it's end user meets manufacturers and suppliers. Both events offer access to buyers who currently don’t have easy access to an exhibition and CPD seminar content without extended travel. SHW Live fills a significant gap in the market.

"Budget, time and travel restrictions are a constant challenge to which SHW Live uniquely responds by being the only truly accessible, affordable and sustainable platform for the industry to meet in person.

Attending your local SHW Live next year and consuming our online resources in the meantime will not just inspire and empower but will bring you closer to everything you need to improve safety, health and wellbeing standards in your workplace."