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LiftEx 2017 Lifting Industry Conference – Speakers Announced

Organisers of LiftEx, the only trade show and conference dedicated to overhead lifting and work at height solutions, have announced details of another impressive line-up of speakers. Further attractions unveiled for this year’s exhibition include a new ‘hands on’ workshop led by technical experts from LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association) that will give visitors the chance to identify common – yet potentially dangerous - faults with lifting equipment.

Cristiano Giavedoni

Taking place at the Telford International Centre on November 29-30th, LiftEx once again plays host to a one-day conference that will put the spotlight on topical issues and critical challenges related to safe, efficient and legal lifting across numerous different industries.

Speakers signed up for 2017 include Cristiano Giavedoni, Director at BLUMANO, specialists in lifting and load bearing solutions for the events industry. Cristiano will outline how end users in this sector can stay on the right side of the law when integrating and utilizing chain hoists and winches. He is joined by Barrie Mordue, Director of Tensology, who will explain to delegates how and why magnetic testing of wire rope is set to play a wider role in lifting equipment

Barrie Mordue

examinations. Richard Halsted, Membership Engagement Director North at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, looks beyond the lifting industry, discussing the latest trends in UK manufacturing and the importance of building a new, post-Brexit relationship with Europe.

Running alongside the conference is a free admission, two-day trade show that brings together around 100 leading suppliers. Combining live equipment displays with expert face-to-face advice, the LiftEx exhibition offers a unique opportunity for end users to catch up with all the latest product and service developments in just a couple of hours. In addition to the fault-finding workshop, visitors can also take their seats for Innovation Fast Pitch, where suppliers deliver a series of rapid-fire presentations on their most exciting new products, services and applications.

Richard Halstead

“For overhead lifting and work at height end users, LiftEx represents a unique opportunity to keep up to speed,” said Christine Littlewood, Marketing Manager for LEEA. “Now entering its thirteenth year, no other event gives visitors the chance to listen to so many authoritative speakers, or meet so many key suppliers, in such a short space of time.”

LiftEx 2017 conference places can now be booked online at, along with free online registration for the exhibition. Full details and online registration for LiftEx 2017 can be found at

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