2018 Post show review

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Running for the third year in a row, the Contamination Expo Series saw its most successful show to date. PRYSM Group are proud of the show, and how it continues to evolve and grow year on year.

Moving the event to the bigger and more centralised NEC in Birmingham allowed for easier access to the exhibition, and levelled the playing field for relevant visitors for whom a trip to the Excel in London previously may not have been possible. Because of this, the Contamination Expo Series witnessed an incredible footfall of 2701 delegates representing industries including asbestos, construction, emergency response, site remediation, safety regulators, local authorities, waste disposal and more. This footfall was bolstered by a further 700 delegates who registered for RWM this year, but have historically attended the Contamination Expo Series, highlighting how effective the co-located shows are at providing a broader delegate base.

Day 1 saw attendees queuing to get through the doors and take in all the Contamination Expo Series 2018 had to offer. On top of 150 outstanding exhibitor stands, the show provided attendees with access to an unparalleled line up of industry-leading speakers. The first day was kicked off by a three-pronged seminar by land remediation professionals Peter Atchison of PAGeotechnical, Michael Lunn of Environment Industries Commission and Seamus Lefroy-Brooks of the Land Forum. The packed seminar was an excellent start to a line up which included representatives from the European Space Agency, Environment Agency, UKATA, European Asbestos Forum Foundation, and concluded on the Thursday with a closing seminar hosted by Graham Finnigan of the National Ambulance Resilience Unit.

On top of this, the four other shows in the PRYSM environmental portfolio drew in a further 18,000 delegates, allowing both visitors and exhibitors alike to be exposed to new opportunities that may never have been on their radar before. Because of these new avenues of possibilities, both exhibitors and visitors at the Contamination Expo Series were vocal about what they thought of the show.

I2 Analytical; Will Fardon – Business Development Manager - “It’s been great experience, for us it’s a great way of meeting with a lot of our existing customers and also a whole range of potential new clients. The exposure it gives us to people we didn’t even know would may be clients, it’s a great way of building new relationships.”

Dr Yvonne Waterman, European Asbestos Forum Foundation, “This event gives so many companies and organisations involved in asbestos matters a chance to showcase the best of their products, raise asbestos awareness, improve, etc. The networking opportunities are excellent.”

Ian Henderson, Biominca, “Generated a lot of leads, waste factories to chicken farmers to councils through to landfills”

Andy Newitt, Calcott Asbestos Recruitment, “For our industry there isn’t much else, there’s nothing else we do. This is the only one.”

With exhibitors displaying pioneering technology and services, the event confirmed its position as Britain’s premier contamination exhibition. Recognising and wanting to celebrate the work done by its exhibitors, 3 awards were presented at the event. 3M/Scott Safety won the Asbestos Award, i2 Analytical won the Land Management Award and Biomitech took home the Innovation Award for their incredible clean air technology that was truly impressive.

The event’s success was topped off by the fact that 90% of Contamination Expo Series visitors would attend again in 2019, cementing how good the changes to the event have been as well as setting up next year to be even bigger and better. 

If you would like to be a part of the Contamination Series Expo 2019, please get in contact with Daniel Rogers on 0117 990 2005 or email daniel.rogers@prysmgroup.co.uk.

The registration page for next year's show is now live. Register for your complimentary to the Contamination Expo Series now at the "order free tickets" link above.