ASCP Annual Conference, Exhibition & Awards
20-21 May 2020
Celtic Manor, Newport
THE Association of Safety & Compliance Professionals (ASCP) is holding its annual conference, exhibition and awards ceremony in May 2020.
Dedicated to supporting safety and compliance professionals within the social housing and facilities management, this is a must-attend event for everyone in the sector.
The two-day event takes place on the 20 and 21 of May.
It is being hosted at the prestigious Celtic Manor in Newport, and will incorporate the AGSM National Conference and AESM LIVE, with over 600 attendees expected to walk through the doors.
Furthermore, the event will also host the annual ASCP Safety and Compliance Awards, which recognise those individuals and organisations who go the extra mile. Finalists will attend a gala awards evening on 20 May.
As for the exhibition, over the two days it will bring together 65 key suppliers and a host of safety and compliance professionals. This year’s line-up of expert speakers is set to include host of inspiring talks, with over 20 experts confirmed.
Heading up the event is keynote speaker Jon Butterworth MBE, chief operating officer at National Grid Plc. His talk, Energy’s Role in The Carbon Revolution, will bring to life the challenges Great Britain faces to keep the lights on for 62 million people, yet manage the demands of a Global Rebellion against any form of carbon.
Joining Jon is inspirational speaker, Terry Waite, with his talk entitled Surviving the Impossible. Spending a staggering 1,760 days in captivity, Terry’s spirited story of hardship and humour is set to be a key highlight of the conference and exhibition.
Other fascinating topics include Compliance and Leadership: Reflections post Grenfell – presented by Gill Kernick, strategic consultant, editor and author of ‘The Grenfell Enquirer’. As a former resident of the tower, Gill will reflect on what Grenfell has to teach us about compliance, risk and leadership.
The event will also be attended by Luke Osbourne, energy and emerging technologies solutions advisor at ECA, who will be discussing The rise of the ‘Prosumer’ and the potential implications for UK legislation, and Karen Jones, a Barrister at Bond Solon; could you survive a cross-examination in the dock? Watch this courtroom drama unfold before your eyes.
As well as keynote speakers, attendees will gain invaluable access to thought provoking technical insights from some of the leading voices across the various sectors – including Mark Coles, head of technical regulations at IET; Professor Roger Willey, managing director at ACS Risk; and Mark Duffy, technical safety manager at CORGI Technical Services.
Talks include a focus on how to deliver the benefits of introducing 36a and the key lessons learnt, achieving gas compliance, the importance of training your team, as well as discussions around the handling of fire, asbestos and legionella safety and compliance issues.
The event also includes a dedicated working lunch session for ASCP’s Women in Compliance, an association dedicated to empowering women working within the safety and compliance sector.
Professional coach Stephanie Smith will lead the group through handling difficult conversations, the theme for this session. Anne Hinchey, group chief executive of Wales & West Housing will also inspire the group with discussions around climbing the career ladder.
The ASCP provides a wide range of professional membership services and benefits to people responsible for managing wider safety and compliance issues across the social housing and facilities management sector, with its organisation incorporating the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) and the Association of Electrical Safety Managers (AESM), in partnership with CORGI Technical Services.
Book before 28 Feb and receive an early bird discount – two-day ticket price £239.40 for members or £358.20 for non-members.