The bi-annual Valve World Expo is open for registration to exhibitors from around the world. The Valve world Expo 2016 is scheduled to be held in Düsseldorf Germany in November/December 2016, but businesses interested in exhibiting at the event can get their applications in now.
Although the event is some way off, it is advised that businesses intending to exhibit at the Expo prepare for it in plenty of time as there are a lot of things to consider such as transporting goods to the venue and arranging suitable accommodation.
Exhibitors will also need to plan ahead as they need to ensure they have all of the necessary passes that will be required, and trade visitors are required to register in advance.
The popular event is an opportunity for exhibitors in the gas, electricity, chemical, pharmaceutical, power and food & drink industries to demonstrate and view the latest technology in the valve, pump and compressor sector.
The Expo also attracts businesses from a range of other industries including the aerospace, automotive, waste water management, pulp and paper and ship building sectors, among others.
2016’s expo will provide a way of helping businesses to find a new audience for their products and it will give attendees the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in the valve industry.
The last event, which was held in 2014, attracted over 600 exhibitors from around the world, including companies from the United Kingdom and the United States. However, the event is also popular with Asian and South American and Middle Stern visitors as the industry continues to grow in those regions.
2014’s event proved a huge success with more than 12,000 trade visitors attending the show during the three-day Expo, and such is the popularity of the Expo there are two others held in the United States and in China.
The U.S. Expo is held in July, and the last event was attended by hundred and 50 different exhibitors from around the world. The Chinese Expo is hosted in Suzhou; it attracts visitors from the chemical, power generation, oil and gas industry.
2016’s event, which is organised by Messed Düsseldorf, is the 10th Expo and itwill be hosted at the fairground in Düsseldorf from 29th of November – 1 December 2016. The event will run from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online.
A new survey has highlighted concerns that some small and medium sized businesses aren’t doing enough to protect their employers and premises from gas safety risks.
A survey by British Gas shows that 17% of businesses don’t service their appliances on a regular basis, and one in five small businesses state there have been problems with gas safety issues at their premises in the past.
Even more concerning is the fact that 40% of small businesses say they would turn off the electric supply if they thought they could smell gas at their work premises. While others said they would try and find out the source of the gas leak, and a small minority would close up the building to try and contain a suspected gas leak.
More than 500 senior managers were interviewed as part of the survey and 20 per cent of them admitted that gas safety issues had caused varying problems including gas leaks, lost income and a reduction in trading hours.
Commenting on the survey, Vincent Thomas, Field Service Manager at British Gas Business, said:
“It’s crucial that businesses take gas safety seriously. I’ve seen some alarming stuff over the years in all different types of businesses – from factories to nursing homes. When something goes wrong it can stop a business in its tracks and have a serious effect on finances, staff and customers.
“Our engineers visit over 1,000 businesses every week, and find that many customers don’t think about the risks of carbon monoxide and gas leaks at work the same way as they might at home. It’s absolutely essential to get any commercial gas appliance regularly serviced and maintained.”
The survey was conducted as part of Gas Safety Week, which is held annually to help raise awareness of the potential problems that can be can be caused due to poor safety practices.
Employers also need to be aware of their legal obligations to provide a safe working environment for their employees. According to the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive, work carried out in commercial premises such as factories needs to be completed by a registered engineer, and annual checks also need to be undertaken.
As well as carrying out regularly maintenance, records should be kept, and inspections should be conducted to look for early signs of damage to both the appliances and pipe lines.