OS+H Asia 2014, 9th Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition for Asia, from May 7-9, established itself as a leading event for the Singapore and regional occupational safety and health industry.
To emphasize the robust growth and heightened focus on the workplace safety and health sector, OS+H Asia was held as a stand-alone event for the first time since 1998. OS+H Asia 2014 attracted 157 exhibitors from 18 countries and some 5,800 trade visitors from Singapore and the region.
“We have had excellent feedback from exhibitors indicating what a great success OS+H Asia 2014 has been. The exhibition was able to draw quality and targeted visitors. Exhibitors have been extremely happy with the number and diversity of trade visitors and decision makers and the increase in the number of business discussions and negotiations that took place on the show floor,” said Gernot Ringling, managing director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia.
The overall positive response and the early commitment from several companies to exhibit at OS+H Asia 2016 reinforces the growing demand for new and better products in the occupational safety sector.
“Visitors were also pleased with the overall scope of the exhibition. With OS+H Asia growing and expanding its range of industry sectors, this will help to take the event to the next level in order to facilitate even more national and international exhibitors and visitors,” continued Ringling.
With their products, the 13 companies exhibiting within the Singapore Pavilion, organized by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, highlighted the country’s strategic position as the regional manufacturing and distribution hub for safety equipment in Asia.
OS+H Asia 2014 also welcomed a record number of visitor groups from various industry sectors – from government and regulatory organizations to human resources personnel, including the Singapore Civil Defense Force, the Republic of Singapore Air Force, the Republic of Singapore Navy, the Singapore Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defense, the Singapore Police Coast Guard and the Singapore Powergrid. Representatives from the pharmaceutical, building and construction, offshore marine, shipbuilding, repairs and services as well as the electrical and electronic sectors were also in attendance.
Visitors benefitted from additional synergies provided by several events held concurrently with OS+H Asia 2014. The Singapore WSH (Workplace Safety and Health) Conference, organized by the WSH Council, the Ministry of Manpower and the WSH Institute, attracted over 800 regional delegates.
The Forum on Workplace Safety and Health was attended by over 300 senior representatives from major companies across numerous industry sectors. The forum was jointly organized by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the Institute of Engineers, the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers and Messe Düsseldorf Asia.
“We are pleased about the number of delegates which attended this year’s forum. Together with our partners, we are fully committed to build this forum as an influential and must-attend event for the discussion of key topical issues for the industry,” remarked Andrew H S Tan, honorary assistant secretary, Singapore Institution of Safety Officers.
Another successful co-located event was the IPAF Asia Conference with over 140 participants. It focused on the developments and challenges in the China and Thailand markets. This conference was organized by the International Powered Access Federation.
The next staging of OS+H Asia will take place from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2016 in Singapore.