Commence their Maiden Editions in Hyderabad
UBM India has recently organised the 5th edition of the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) (28-29 June) as well as the 4th edition of the Security and Fire Expo (SAFE) South India 2018 (28- 30 June), for the first time in Hyderabad. Held at the Hitex Exhibition Center, the expos brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, industry experts and key government officials on a single platform from the Indian and the international industries.
Speaking on the occasion of the maiden launch of OSH South India and SAFE South India in Hyderabad, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Governments all over the world recognize the importance of a safe and a healthy environment for citizens and firmly believe that without these vital components, social justice and economic growth cannot be achieved. Besides, education, training, consultation and exchange of information and good practices are essential for prevention and promotion of such measures. Through OSH and SAFE South India 2018, we have provided an opportunity for stakeholders across the health, safety and security industries to showcase their innovations and technology, understand new industry trends, and network and create new business connections. This is an industry that banks on newer and improved technological innovations on a constant basis. Naturally, there is an immense growth potential along with the learning and networking opportunities for suppliers and service providers at these expos.”
“Notably, for the first time since their inception, the co-located OSH and SAFE expos for South India have been brought to Hyderabad this year as a strategy to rotate them across several key Indian cities in South India. This move also aims to bring the expos closer to the end-user community and spread awareness across this region on health and safety best practices. The response we have got here has been extremely encouraging,” he further added.
SAFE South India 2018
SAFE was Inaugurated by T.V. Sashidhar Reddy, IPS, Addl. Director, RBVRR (Telangana State Police Academy), and R Nanda Kumar, President, Electronic Security Association of India, among other key dignitaries.
SAFE 2018 brought together over 70 renowned Indian and international brands from surveillance, entrance and home automation industry, as well as consultants, business experts and key government officials from the industry to congregate, interact, network, view the latest innovations, source business solutions and gather invaluable expert support, all under one roof. The expo is supported by the Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI) and Asian Professional Security Association (APSA).
Some of the key exhibitors present at SAFE India 2018 included Mark Electronics Corporation, Timewatch Infocom Pvt. Ltd., Road Point Ltd., N S Enterprises, ACJ Computronix, Advance Infotech, WYSE Biometrics Systems Pvt. Ltd., Mantra Softech (I) Pvt. Ltd., Matrix Comsec Pvt. Ltd., Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd., Pictor Telematics Pvt. Ltd., Axestrack Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., R G International, Lana Technologies Private Limited, Tekno Electro Solutions (P) Ltd., Face ID Systems LLP, HiFocus Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., Enterprise Software Solutions Lab Pvt. Ltd., Futureeye Global Technologies, CAMTECH Solutions, Dahua Technology India Pvt. Ltd., Vamo Systems Pvt. Ltd. etc.
The event also organized a unique conference on the first day focusing on in-depth speaker sessions and panel discussions on ‘Corporate Risk Management,’ ‘Key Strategies and Technologies to Mitigate Threats,’ ‘Bolstering Security of a New-Age City,’ ‘The Changing Role of a CSO in Crisis Management,’ and ‘Threat of Cyber Attacks on Security & Surveillance Systems.’
OSH South India 2018
OSH South India 2018 saw an inaugural ceremony attended by Chief Guest – B. R. V. Susheel Kumar, IAS, Director of Mines and Geology, Government of Telangana, along with key dignitaries such as Hemant Sapra, President, Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association (SAMA); S.P. Garg, Executive Director, Corporate HSE, Gas Authority of India Ltd.; C. Laxiprasadh, Addl. Director, Telangana State Disaster Response & Fire Services, Hyderabad; M. Vijay Kumar, Director of Boilers, Govt of Telangana; Pankaj Jain, Group Director, UBM India and Yogesh Mudras, amidst an august industry gathering.
Supported by associations like Safety Appliances Manufacturers Association (SAMA), IPAF, Indian Technical Textile Association, Indian Society of Ergonomics, and other safety training institutes, OSH brought together over 80 prominent safety brands including Venus Health & Safety, Acme Safetywears Limited, Draeger Safety India Pvt. Ltd., Indomax, Midas Safety Pvt. Ltd., Motorola Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., NIST Institute Pvt. Ltd., Oil & Gas Plant Engineers (I) Pvt. Ltd., Oshkosh India Pvt. Ltd., Prolite Autoglo Limited, Rupa Enterprises, to name a few.
OSH also includes a two-day conference including workshops focusing on the significance and business benefits of investing in the health and safety of the workforce and in-turn, the health of its own organization and the economy at large. The seminars focused on topics like fire safety strategies, hazards to workers’ health and solutions, challenges in implementing laws and legislation related to OSH in India, redefining mindsets in the construction industry regarding OSH etc. UBM India has also strategically tied up with prime organisations such as the International Power Access Federation (IPAF) that is holding an IPAF operator training program, while the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) held a workshop on ‘Indian Standards on Occupational Safety and Health.’