Europe’s largest environmental exhibition

The Contamination Expo, the standout event of the year for contamination professionals, is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

Running on the 27-28 September, the Contamination Expo Series will showcase the latest strategies, techniques and technologies that further the protection of the environment and management of contaminated land, water and air. Finding the solutions to protect our environment is an imperative that both private and public sector organisations from across the globe are growing increasingly concerned with, and for good reason.

Pollution affects more than 100 million people and is one of the biggest killers worldwide. More than one million seabirds and 100 million mammals die every year due to pollution, too. That’s why around 2,500 contamination professionals from as far afield as Japan and the US will attend the exhibition and transform the capital into the hub of the industry over two unmissable days.

This highly targeted audience will be made up of high profile visitors from some of the world’s largest and most relied-upon environmental organisations; as well as decision makers from major international airports, councils, specialist consultancies, construction firms, and land and property owners. Visitors all attend looking for that environmental innovation or piece of expert advice that will allow them to steal ground on their competitors and prevent and manage contamination more effectively than ever before.

To book your Free Ticket and take advantage of everything the Contamination Expo Series has to offer, register on the Contamination Expo Series website.

Innovative exhibitors
The impressive profile of the show’s audience hasn’t gone unnoticed by some of the contamination industry’s most progressive and relied-upon suppliers, who have added their names to the growing roster of inventive organisations choosing to reveal their most recent offerings at this year’s show.

As well as getting the exciting opportunity to sell their existing products face-to-face to a room full of prospective buyers, these firms will also get immediate feedback from their target market on any new products launched directly to the environmental sector. That’s why 150 environmental firms will once again make up an unparalleled lineup of supplier exhibitors; all looking to strike up partnerships with the show’s visitors to help them transform their business and the way they manage contamination projects.

Among the exhibitors are influential and well known names such as DEME Environmental, the Landmark Information Group, the LK Group, Exova Jones Environmental, Dynasafe International and many more.

Exciting live demos
Not only will the Contamination Expo Series’ attendees be some of the first contamination professionals in the world to touch and hear about the latest available solutions, the show’s numerous live product demos will also give visitors the chance to evaluate the potential of these products with their own eyes.

Taking place on the banks of the River Thames over both days of the event, two of the most forward-thinking firms in the industry will display their latest innovations and answer any product questions from the watching audience.

This year will see In-Situ showcase their innovative and timesaving techniques for nutrient monitoring with water quality sondes, and Vertical Access demonstrate a series of rope access tasks using standard industry equipment and following the BS 7895.

Expert-led seminars
Back inside, the lineup of supplier exhibitors is only matched by the schedule of 120 expert-led seminars taking place across both days of the event. Unrivalled in the depth of knowledge and information it offers its attendees, talking at the event will be the likes of Deltares’ Dr. Frank Kleissen on spill assessment and operational modelling techniques; the Environmental Industries Commission’s Matthew Farrow on Brexit and the politics of environmental regulation; and Pageotechnical’s Peter Atchison on the principles and practices of ground gas.

Subjects such as asbestos removal, preventing waste crime, the invasion of Japanese knotweed, and on-site analysis will also be covered by the Expo’s all-encompassing seminar schedule.

What’s more, every seminar at the Contamination Expo Series is CPD-accredited. For visitors, this means they will not only receive invaluable industry insight, but also coveted CPD points - making the show’s schedule of seminars perfect for all contamination professionals looking to add to both their skills and knowledge.

If all that doesn’t quite make the show mouthwatering enough, there is also a plethora of interactive masterclasses, one-to-one advice sessions and insightful real-life case studies; with the chance for visitors to question and pick the brains of the industry’s major players, suppliers and influencers.

Six shows in one
Moreover, this year’s Contamination Expo Series has put more emphasis on the areas that matter than ever before - firmly focussed on highlighting and demonstrating only the most efficient and cost-effective methods of preventing and handling contamination.

For the very first time, a visitor’s free ticket to the series will allow them to freely filter between six shows that are specifically dedicated to six different contamination fields: Land Remediation Expo; Spill Response Expo; Clean Air Technology Expo; Hazardous Materials Expo; Nuclear Decommissioning & Remediation Expo; and Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Expo.

These six zones have been carefully crafted to ensure that each individual attendee is able to easily find the specialist knowledge and ingenious innovations most relevant to their contamination field; allowing them to make the most of their time at this action-packed event. This means that any contamination professional - no matter which sector they work in - will return from the show brimming with inspiration and new ideas on how to better prevent and manage contamination.

World-class neighbouring events
Attendees will also have access to the Flood Expo and Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo located next door, which makes this the most comprehensive exhibition and conference on the environmental sector calendar. The close relationship between the three shows means that contamination professionals will find information and innovations relevant to them and their business at all three events.

At the M&CCE Expo, visitors will find the UK’s most exciting platform for global infrastructural solutions and innovative engineering concepts in coastal and marine projects. Attracting thousands of marine and coastal engineers, flood authorities, coastal management professionals and business owners; the show gathers the foremost and economically viable solutions to challenging civil engineering projects under one roof.

At the neighbouring and award-winning Flood Expo, the innovations shaping the way flooding is predicted, prevented and managed across the globe will be on show to around 3,000 forward-thinking professionals working in flood defence, prevention, resilience and risk management.

Network with the EA
The growing reputation of the Contamination Expo Series is highlighted by the continued sponsorship from the Environment Agency - who will be offering advice, guidance, support and unrivalled networking opportunities for contamination, sustainability and environment professionals in the Environment Agency Networking Area.

The public body will also be leading a host of their own informative seminars across the two-day event, with special guest speakers including the likes of the EA’s invasive species specialist, Trevor Renals.

Return of the Awards
To top if off, the Contamination Innovation Awards will also be returning to 2017’s event. The awards celebrate the most outstanding examples of cutting-edge equipment, products and services that have made the biggest impact on the contamination industry over the past 12 months.

A judging panel comprising of some of the biggest and most respected voices in the sector will choose one winner for each of the three awards on offer - Asbestos Award; Land Management Award; and Innovation Award - making these a set of illustrious and highly sought-after accolades.

With all this and more packed into one room - at the show that has become the home of innovation in the contamination field - you can’t afford to miss this event if your work, business or land depends on you identifying, preventing and managing potentially life-threatening and destructive contaminants.

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