2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo

Trade shows are an excellent way to network with industry professionals, nurture new leads and boost exposure for your business. If you’re in an industry concerned with workplace safety, from construction to general worker health and wellness, the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo is the perfect place for you. This six-day event covers all the industry news and developments that relate to preventable deaths at work, in homes and on the road, with plenty of educational opportunities and new products to give you an edge in the industry.

Learn more about the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual safety event dedicated to workplace safety and wellbeing.

About the National Safety Council

For more than 100 years, the National Safety Council (NSC) has been the nation’s leading safety advocate with the mission of eliminating preventable deaths in homes, communities, workplaces and on the road. Achieving this mission starts by engaging government agencies, elected officials, businesses and the public with education, research and advocacy to end preventable injuries.

The NSC is the leading source of safety research and resources for business owners as well. The Safety + Health magazine provides coverage of safety news and advanced research, and the NSC University offers workplace education opportunities to continue the mission.

Some of the most valuable initiatives from the NSC include:

  • The Campbell Institute, a global center of environmental, health and safety research and best practices.
  • The Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, an annual award given to organizations that make safety a valuable part of their business operations.
  • Safe Communities America, an accreditation program that recognizes communities that make safety a priority.
  • Road to Zero, a national initiative to end traffic fatalities.
  • Green Cross for Safety award for significant safety achievements.

Through the combined efforts of the NSC and the implementation of better design, better working conditions and accountability for safety hazards, monumental improvements in protecting people and the planet have been achieved.

About the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo

As the largest annual event dedicated to workplace safety, the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo showcases innovative solutions to the most crucial safety concerns from over 1,100 of the industry’s most influential leaders and advocates.

With over 14,000 safety, health and environmental professionals from 71 countries, the networking and educational opportunities are virtually limitless. Whether you’re looking to connect with new business contacts, find solutions to your most pressing safety challenges or show off your new products and services, the NSC Congress & Expo is the place to do it.

This event will provide vital safety news and information to owners and individuals in the following industries:

  • Construction.
  • Healthcare.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Mining, gas and oil.
  • Offices.
  • Transportation.

The 2018 NSC Congress & Expo takes place October 20 to October 26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Educational Opportunities

With the NSC’s commitment to health and wellness in the workplace, owner/operators, government officials and employees from a variety of different industries come together to learn more about the critical safety concerns the workplace faces. From in-depth training workshops to keynote addresses from thought leaders, attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity for a variety of educational opportunities that cover nearly every aspect of safety and best practices in a professional environment.

Highlights of NSC Congress & Expo educational programs include:

  • Principles of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene.
  • Create a Vibrant Safety Culture.
  • Safety Leadership and the Power of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Measuring Safety Performance.
  • How Safety Professionals Influence Decision-Makers.
  • Electrical Safe Work Practices.

NSC also offers technical sessions on the industry’s hottest topics, such as:

  • The Drug Buzz Right Now.
  • Boomers vs. Millennials: Bridging the Great Divide.
  • Workplace Violence.
  • The Digital Revolution of Safety: The Time is Now.
  • What’s Happening in Washington, DC? Current and Future Developments in Workplace Safety Policy.
  • Active Shooter Preparedness.
  • Workplace Violence Prevention and Awareness.
  • Opioid and Workers’ Compensation Claims.

Stay Current on Industry Trends with Keynote Sessions

As part of the educational offerings at NSC Congress & Expo, several of the top minds in the safety and health industries will discuss the biggest challenges in workplace safety and the current trends in the industry.

The Execute Forum Industry 4.0, presented by the Campbell Institute, covers new technology in the workplace, such as automation, augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, drones and other emerging technologies and how they affect organizations.

In the Future of Safety presentation, Corrie Pitzer, the CEO of SAFEmap International, will discuss new ideas in third wave safety and how it’s revolutionizing the industry.

The Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, will also discuss the lessons he learned after Hurricane Harvey and how we can better equip ourselves for major natural disasters. This session will cover new technology, infrastructure concerns, evacuation plans and much more.

Exciting Technical Tours

While there’s plenty to do on-site at NSC Congress & Expo, exhibitors and attendees can take advantage of the many technical tours offered.

On Wednesday, October 24 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., exhibitors and attendees can tour the Space Center in Houston and see the museum of space artifacts and exhibits, as well as tour the NASA Johnson Space Center and sit in on a Q & A with the Space Center Staff. Attendees will find over 400 exciting things to do in this premier location.

You can also tour ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery and Chemical Complex, which showcases the scope, complexity and scale of this world-class integrated refinery.

Passport to Prizes

The Passport to Prizes event is an opportunity to interact with other exhibitors from all over the world and come up with innovative solutions to safety challenges, as well as boost your brand awareness.

All attendees of the NSC Congress & Expo carry a passport with them throughout the event and visit participating exhibitor booths to earn a stamp on their passport. Once they collect all the stamps, their passport is turned in to enter a drawing for exciting prizes, such as airline tickets, a valuable gift card and electronics.

Why Exhibit?

No matter what industry you’re in, you can experience many benefits of attending the NSC Congress & Expo. It’s a significant investment, but that doesn’t come close to the valuable education, resources and contacts you can gain. More than 90 percent of this event’s audience has buying power in a billion-dollar occupational safety and health market, so the possibilities for your business are virtually endless.

You will also have an opportunity to interact with key distributors, decision makers and innovators in search of the next great idea, product, service and technology. The buyers at this show are looking for new advancements in personal protection equipment, fall protection, emergency response, industrial hygiene, occupational health, general safety and other safety and wellness arenas.

Could your business be the next big thing at NSC Congress & Expo? Exhibit and find out!

Design an Eye-Catching Booth

Trade-show attendees often face an overwhelming amount of information and ideas, so it can be easy for an exhibitor to get lost in the noise. When you put a little more work into the design and layout of your booth, however, you can ensure that they visit your booth, spend a little time learning about your business and remember you long after the show.

If you’re new to the market, you not only need to stand out, but you need your target audience to find you. Use bright, bold copy that’s easy to digest to let an attendee know what you’re all about, and keep your focus on one product or service for the time being. This will help your audience recognize and remember you.

Large photos are a trade-booth go-to, but it’s better to avoid too much static imagery. Keep the color palette clean and simple, and put all the focus on a slideshow or video message for your visitors.

Finally, make sure your booth is well-lit and easily viewed from a distance, but not too overwhelming up close.

We can help! Download our Trade Show Preparation PDF to plan your event and maximize your experience.

Make a Great Impression at 2018 NSC Congress & Expo with Xibit Solutions

At the largest annual event for the safety and health industry, you’ll need to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack. At Xibit Solutions, we have years of experience creating beautiful booth layouts and crafting the entire booth experience, start to finish. Whether you’re looking for top-to-bottom booth design, or you just need some help with storage or graphics, the team at Xibit Solutions can find the perfect solution for your needs.

If you want to ensure you make the most of your time and investment at the 2018 NSC Congress & Expo, contact the team at Xibit Solutions and see how we can help you!