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Safety 2023 Attendance Ranks Best in Event’s History

The signature event of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) attracted nearly 6,000 occupational safety and health professionals in June to set an in-person attendance record for the global event. An additional 300-plus people joined a livestream session while 2,100 exhibitor representatives populated the exposition hall, ultimately involving more than 8,300 people in the Safety 2023 Professional Development Conference and Exposition in San Antonio.

The registered attendance of 5,937 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center surpassed ASSP’s previous record of 5,905 from Safety 2019 in New Orleans. It is one of America’s largest annual conferences for the advancement of workplace safety and health that began in Chicago in 1962.

Boosting Safety 2023’s popularity was a dynamic expo with more than 550 vendor booths that covered over 100,000 square feet. The extensive product showcase was a key element of the overall experience.

Safety 2023 welcomed 3,100 first-time attendees, making up more than half of the total attendance. Also, 43 percent of the record crowd were non-members who received a free year of ASSP membership. The results signal future growth for ASSP and the workplace safety and health profession.

In a post-event survey of Safety 2023 attendees, 9 out of 10 respondents said they would recommend the conference to a colleague while more than 80 percent indicated they plan to attend next year’s event.

The conference surpassed its $25,000 fundraising goal as participants donated $26,550 to the ASSP Foundation, including a $10,000 match from Liberty Mutual. The ASSP Foundation promotes occupational safety and health as a career choice and works to build a sustainable talent pipeline in the profession that will help make all industries safer worldwide.

ASSP’s Safety 2024 takes place August 7-9 next year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, known for its natural beauty with more than 200 city parks and views of the Rocky Mountains.

For more information, visit https://www.assp.org.

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