Technical Conferences

8th Hazardous Areas Conference - Brisbane, Australia

ANNOUNCEMENT: This conference has been postponed to the 15 & 16 September 2021 due to recent COVID outbreaks.

This conference has been created for those concerned with the safe use of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation equipment in hazardous, flammable or explosive atmospheres, thus preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. The content of the conference will focus on the latest standards and how best to apply them, ensuring compliance for hazardous area audits. Experienced speakers will examine the critical issues involved in the management of hazardous areas.

Keynote Speakers:

Conference topics include:

  • Hot Buttons in Adopting IEC Standards for Hazardous Areas
  • The Ethernet of Things in Hazardous Areas
  • Overcoming Barriers to RBI With Digitised HA Management
  • The Risk Based Approach to Hazardous Area Classification
  • Static Electricity – The Shocking Truth
  • Explaining the IECEx Certificate of Personal Competency Scheme
  • Type B Gas Appliances – Certification and what to check for
  • Application of Hazardous Areas and impacts on the Renewable Energy Sector
  • Punching above our weight in Ex standards and certification
  • The (not-so) hidden cost of HA classification by (invalidly applied) example
  • Governance of Hazardous Area Auditing
  • Conformity Assessment Documents and Fitness for Purpose Reports – the nature of each and their application
  • Hazardous Area Classification – The Next Generation
  • Identifying and Mitigating Ignition Risk using Standards ISO/IEC 80079-36, 37 and 38
Download the full event brochure HERE

Registration Types

Early Bird: We are offering a 10% off early bird discount until 18 August 2021.

Group Special: We offer a 3 tickets for the price of two group special. The early bird also applies to this before 18 August. If you choose this ticket type, please ensure you email the names of all group attendees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online/Virtual Tickets: Virtual tickets are available for those that cannot attend this event in person, this ticket type will include live stream access to the conference across the two days, as well as a PDF version of the conference manual and materials (emailed to you the day prior to the event along with your web access link). Virtual attendees also have access to a certificate of attendance.

If you experience any difficulties, please email conferences@idc-online or call 1300 138 522. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

There is still sponsorship opportunities available for this conference. If you are interested please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the sponsorship prospectus. All sponsorship placements come with an exhibition stand space at our two day conference.

Certificates of Attendance

All delegates who attend the two day conference are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. Please let us know at the event if you would like this emailed to you post conference.

Event Properties

Event Date 15/09/2021
Event End Date 16/09/2021
Registration Start Date 18/06/2020
Cut off date 07/09/2021
Location Sofitel Brisbane Central
Attachment Brochure_8thHazardousAreasConferenceBrisbaneAustralia.pdf


Neil Dennis

Technical Director, AECOM Australia

Raúl Barrera

Lead Engineer / HA & HV Auditor, Voltex Power Engineers

Rhys Davies

General Manager, Ex-Online

Dr Frank Mendham

Director, Mendham Consultants

Cem Novella

Managing Director, Static Electricity Control & Meech Australia Static Control

Ian Webster

Group Engineering Manager, Ampcontrol

Kayne Herriman

Principal Engineer, Hazardous Area Specialists

Daniel Lay

Senior Project Engineer, ACOR Consultants

Dr Jim Munro

Managing Director, Jim Munro International Compliance Pty Ltd

Jason Wigg

Compliance Engineer, E-x Solutions International Pty Ltd

Andrew Maunder

Managing Director, Safetylec Management Solutions

Paul Spresser

Principal HA Specialist, Hazardous Area Specialist (HAZ)

Jeff Strath

Principal Electrical Engineer & High Voltage/Hazardous Area Auditor, Compliance Training & Engineering

David Price

Testing and Certification Engineer, Ex Testing and Certification

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Single Registration

Two day, in person conference ticket

Early Bird: Single Registration (valid to 18/08/21)

Two day, in person conference ticket

Early Bird: 3 for 2 Group Ticket (valid to 18/08/21)

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

Group Ticket: 3 for 2

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

Online / Virtual Registration

Two day, virtual conference ticket (live video link sent to you along with conference materials)

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