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Visitor registration opens for LiftEx Gold Coast

LEEA is gearing up to host LiftEx Gold Coast for the Australian lifting industry.

The Lifting Industry will come together this September for the eagerly anticipated LiftEx Gold Coast, the only event in the region wholly dedicated to lifting equipment and height safety, which takes place at The Star Hotel Gold Coast.

Across two days, the industry will meet to network, exchange knowledge and showcase the latest advancements in lifting equipment and safety solutions.

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LiftEx will be hosted by the Lifting Engineers Association (LEEA), offering a unique platform for lifting equipment suppliers to demonstrate their latest products to an audience of end-user professionals who are engaged in operating, inspecting and testing equipment across diverse sectors such as Mining, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Construction, Ports & Marine and Renewable Energy. Whether a rigger on a construction site, a WHS (Work Health and Safety) officer in mines or a purchasing manager in Oil and Gas, attendees will find products, services and content tailored to their specific needs and interests.

Visitors can expect to see a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge technologies showcased by leading industry suppliers with LEEA-accredited expertise. From a variety of hoists and rigging equipment including slings, shackles, hooks and lifting chains, as well as lifting accessories to safety harness systems, there will be an array of products and technologies designed to drive excellence and elevate industry standards in lifting.

Opportunity for learning and discussion 

In addition to exploring the show floor of lifting technology, attendees will enjoy complimentary access to the conference sessions providing a platform for knowledge exchange and discussion. Justin Boehm, LEEA’s Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand, says “At LiftEx Gold Coast 2024, we will be highlighting advancements in technology and safety from some of the leading brands and professionals at the forefront of this incredible industry, with speakers highlighting safe practice and new products”. The speaker program will include vertical-market case studies presenting examples of real-world challenges in the mining, construction, renewables and oil & gas sectors, offering attendees solutions and actionable takeaways. Additionally, thought-provoking panel sessions and professional development training workshops will be offered by LTC (Licensed Training Centre) member organisations, further enriching the learning experience. A session on LEEA’s Military Transition Scheme will detail how LEEA is connecting skilled and experienced individuals transitioning from the armed forces into civilian life and potential employment. The military trains and employs many personnel with direct experience of lifting engineering – think of swapping an engine out of an aircraft, or a tank, or changing a propeller shaft on a ship. Many service personnel therefore have the qualities craved by the lifting industry.

Day two will culminate in an appearance by Beaconsfield Mining Survivor Brant Webb, who will talk about how his experience has given him a unique perspective on safety, resilience and the human capacity to endure. His story aligns well with the lifting industry, being a stark reminder of the importance of safety protocols and procedures in high-risk environments.

LiftEx Gold Coast serves as a regional counterpart to LEEA’s renowned flagship show, which is now in its 19th year. Justin adds, “After the successful launch of LiftEx in Sydney in 2023, this year’s fully-fledged event marks a significant milestone. It will unite industry professionals from across the globe to delve into cutting-edge technologies and best practices in lifting equipment. Be sure to register your attendance because LiftEx on the Gold Coast is set to redefine industry standards in 2024”.

Registration is now available. The premium visitor ticket not only grants access to the two-day exhibition but also includes admission to all the presentations and training sessions in the conference. Additionally, attendees will receive an invitation to the networking drinks reception on the evening of day one. Uniquely, the ticket covers all lunch and coffee breaks over the course of the two days.

LiftEx Gold Coast takes place at the Event Centre at The Star Hotel Gold Coast, 12-13 September. For more information, and to register for a free visitor ticket, visit 

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