Productivity and safety will come together when BULKEX, Sydney Materials Handling and The Safety Show Sydney run concurrently at the Sydney Showground for the first time this year.
The three Australian Exhibitions & Conferences events will occupy four acres of the Sydney Olympic Park site from October 25 to 27, 2011 and are expected to draw a crowd of 10,000 visitors.
BULKEX's organisers say the combined events will have a lot to offer their traditional patrons, including bulk handling engineers and technicians from mining, agricultural, pharmaceuticals, forestry, chemicals, fertilisers, and transport and storage facilities.
Megan Rogulski, Exhibition and Sponsorship Manager, is confident visitors will get the best of both worlds.
"BULKEX remains a specialist event dedicated to bulk and powder handling but visitors can now also see what's new in materials handling and safety at the same time. In one trip to the Sydney Showground, you'll be able to do a year's worth of research into lift, move and load – no matter what the application," says Rogulski.
Among the exhibitors already confirmed for BULKEX 2011 are:
- 4B Braime
- Brice Baker
- Kinder & Co
- Ross Brown Sales
- Recycling Systems Australia
- Vibrations Systems & Solutions
- Eriez Magnetics
- Fluke Australia
- Pressure Systems; and
- RUD Chains.
BULKEX exhibitors are set to see thousands more visitors come through the show in 2011 thanks to the additional drawing power of Sydney Materials Handling and The Safety Show Sydney. The two annual shows have routinely seen around 10,000 visitors from industry through their doors in defiance of the global financial crisis.
Event organisers are also launching a dedicated conference following the successful co-location of industry conferences with BULKEX 2009.
“The 2011 BULKEX Conference will bring together Australia’s foremost practitioners of bulk materials and powder handling,” says BULKEX General Manager Tim Bostridge.
“The valuable products and services that are on display at BULKEX will be matched with a conference agenda that showcases technical papers on the latest innovations in bulk handling and research,” he adds.
The one-day conference agenda will be populated by an industry wide call for papers. A key element of the selection process is that no paper will be able to have had prior circulation in the industry. This ensures delegates will be getting access to new and previously unreleased information.
The conference will be supported by a second day of intensive interactive workshops.