Australia's Industrial Safety Event Invites Safety Leaders to Register for 2017

1 Feb 2017

Australia’s industrial safety event, the Safety First Conference & Expo, has today opened registrations for their free-to-attend 2017 four-day program (9 – 12 May, Melbourne).

Located at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Safety First Conference & Expo shifts away from the old-school safety philosophies of controlling staff through policies and procedures to actively engage employees and their leadership with the specific safety challenges faced by heavy industries.

Themed ‘Building a safety leadership culture from the ground up’, the 2017 event will provide delegates with the latest policy and regulation overviews, practical expert advisory sessions, industry case studies, interactive workshops and live demonstrations catered to safety practitioners in the following sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and Resources
  • Infrastructure, Building and Construction
  • Engineering, Technology and Research
  • Transport, Distribution, Logistics, Materials Handling and Warehousing
  • Bulk Handling
  • Energy Generation, Distribution and Transmission.

Event Director Robby Clark said: “the Safety First Conference & Expo pools the latest expertise into one place, helping delegates acquire the fundamentals of promoting a safety leadership culture, improving mental health and wellness in an industrial environment and keeping abreast of emerging developments in industrial safety and technology.”

“Our 2017 theme encourages the next generation of safety leaders to value the wisdom of the workforce, respecting employee intelligence and inherent capacity all while encouraging safety at all levels.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to be face-to-face with key decision makers from leading companies, with exhibitors including A-Safe, JTA Health Safety & Noise Specialists, Safety Mate, Axelent, Poster Faktory and UVEX. A full list of speakers will be provided in the coming months, but already include Alframes Safety’s Alistair Schuback, Trustologie’s Marie-Claire Ross and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Natasha Jager.

The Safety First Conference & Expo will be co-located with National Manufacturing Week, Austech and ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo which are each comprehensive, free-to-attend opportunities for attendees. As Australia’s largest showcase of manufacturing innovation, inspiration and information, National Manufacturing Week is sure to offer delegates additional training and networking environments.

For more information about the Safety First Conference & Expo, or to register for the 2017 event, please visit


Jessica Hodges
Porter Novelli
Phone: +61 2 8987 2108

Wed 9 May Exhibition 10am - 6pm
Thur 10 May Exhibition 10am - 6pm
Fri 11 May Exhibition 10am - 4pm

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