A group of safety professionals networking at the ASSP

ASSP Announces Safety 2023 Attendance Hit Record-High

The event saw a turnout of over 6,000 professionals.

The attendance at the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2023 Professional Development Conference and Exposition set a new record, the organization announced yesterday.

Taking place this year in San Antonio, Texas, from June 5 to 7, Safety 2023 saw almost 6,000 people attend the event in person, surpassing the Safety 2019 record of 5,905 attendees, according to a press release.

“We saw a big desire from safety professionals to network with colleagues and stay current on best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations,” said ASSP President Jim Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, in the news release. “It was incredible to see a record turnout so soon after the pandemic. Safety 2023 was a true success.”

In addition, 2,100 exhibitor representatives and over 300 online attendees joined the event, for a total attendance of over 8,300 people. Of the attendees, 3,100 were first-timers. The Safety 2023 event also had over 550 vendors—at least 105 more than last year—in the expo hall, which was more than 100,000 square feet.

“Our expo is so illuminating that we get some safety and health professionals coming only for that,” Thornton said.

“We’re proud to be a leader in providing professional development for the occupational safety and health community,” Thornton continued. “Our event shares case studies and new safety approaches along with vast networking opportunities that help practitioners solve challenges and advance their careers.”

Safety 2024 will take place in Denver from August 7 to 9, 2024.

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