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ASSE Chicago Expo Breaks Record

Posted in on Mon, Jun 13, 2011

American Society of Safety Engineers News
For Immediate Release                                           Contact: Diane Hurns, 847-909-4548

American Society of Safety Engineers’ Chicago June 12-15 Exposition Breaks Record, Showcases Cutting Edge Technology and Products

CHICAGO, IL (June 13, 2011) — Officials of the 100-year-old American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) 2011 Exposition announced that the Chicago exposition, opened Sunday, is a record breaker. Held in conjunction with ASSE’s Professional Development Conference (PDC) being held  June 12-15 at the Chicago McCormick Place Convention Center, the expo features close to 500 exhibitors and sold 75,000 square feet. It is ASSE’s largest expo ever in its 100 year history.  The 2011 expo exceeded last year’s record breaking numbers in Baltimore which had just over 400 exhibitors who reserved 62,000 square feet in display space.

Exhibitors range from large corporations to nonprofit organizations and colleges, showcasing cutting edge safety technology, information, safety and health products and available programs and classes for interested professionals. Many organizations feature interactive displays and encourage visitors to stop and watch demonstrations of how the newest safety products work to protect people, property and the environment.

Exhibitors at Safety 2011 include businesses such as Caterpillar, 3M, Skechers, TruTouch Technologies, CoreTex Products, OSHA, FabEnco and several hundred more.

The ASSE exposition is held annually in conjunction with its PDC. Safety 2011, this year’s PDC, runs from June 12-15 in Chicago, IL,  and features more than 250 educational sessions on safety, health and environmental issues, including leadership, management, hazard recognition and elimination and technical skill development.  The PDC 2011 has also exceeded its attendance record with, as of today, just over 4100 attendees from over 38 countries have traveled to Chicago for the more than 500 events tied to ASSE’s 100th anniversary, PDC and expo.

Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org. Safety 2011 goes through June 15 with one-day registration available. Go to www.safety2011.org  for more information and to http://www.asse.org/education/expo11/ for more information on the expo.

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