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UKATA Sponsors International Asbestos Conference

Updated: Sep 20, 2023


European Asbestos Forum Conference, taking place in at The Hotel Grand Place, Brussels 30th November 1st December 2023.

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) announces sponsorship of the 6th European Asbestos Forum Conference, taking place in at The Hotel Grand Place, Brussels 30th November 1st December 2023.

The European Asbestos Forum (EAF) strives to improve professional networks and the exchange of the state-of-the-art knowledge on all matters related to asbestos. Across borders and sectors, available to everyone. Sharing the latest innovations, the newest science, social insights and date, the best practices, the newest campaigns.

The foundation was founded by Dr Yvonne Waterman MFAAM, who serves as its president and is proud to have a Board of Advisors of globally highly regarded asbestos specialists.

The 2023 Conference speaker programme includes, to name but a few: mesothelioma survivor and advocate Heather Von St. James, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma shortly after giving birth to her first child. UKATA award winning member Wayne Bagnall, who operates a specialist asbestos and demolition safety consultancy, with a small team providing advice, training, and support to ensure safe and cost-effective projects, who will be talking on “Finding asbestos spacers in asbestos-free concrete”.

Nick Garland, CEO of Assure Risk Management, the founder, and designer of the Assure360 system, an app for asbestos removal contractors, managers and trainers is set to chair the conference. Nick has a longstanding history with the conference, having been a speaker at previous events throughout Europe.

Craig Evans, UKATA Chief Operating Officer and member of the EAF Board of Advisors said “Attending the conference this year, marks my first formal duty as Advisor of the EAF, since being appointed in July 2023. I will also be representing UKATA, promoting the association, its members, associates, and the full training portfolio available to delegates across the globe. I’m excited to be a part of the upcoming 6th European Asbestos Forum conference in Brussels! As a silver sponsor, we're thrilled to contribute to discussions around 'Asbestos & The Way Forward.' Looking forward to engaging with fellow professionals and exploring the latest insights in the field.”.

As silver sponsors, UKATA will support the organisers in promoting the event and have a physically presence across the two-day event. Craig Evans, and Membership Manager Sasha Brailsford will travel from the UK to Brussels, where approximately two dozen speakers from every asbestos related field will provide delegates state of the art science, insights, experience, innovations, policy, and campaigns.

On UKATA’s commitment to sponsor the event, EAF Founder, Dr Yvonne Waterman said “My warmest thanks to UK Asbestos Training association for the heartfelt support” UKATA members can benefit from discounted tickets to the event, please contact UKATA’s marketing department for more information on this special offer. Further sponsorship packages are available to interested parties.

UKATA, a leading association, is dedicated to enhancing the quality and standards of asbestos training with the aim to shield workers and the public from the hazards of asbestos exposure.

The association collaborates closely with its members to guarantee that they have access to the latest information, training resources, and industry updates. They provide a suite of support services to assist them in accomplishing their training objectives. Their membership encompasses a diverse array of organisations involved in asbestos training, including training providers, asbestos removal contractors, consultants, and equipment suppliers.

UKATA is fervent about promoting safe and responsible working practices, committed to working with members and partners to realise a shared vision of protecting workers and the public from the hazards linked with asbestos exposure.

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