The LiftEx Regional conference-led event, with a supporting expo, will take place at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia, on 24-25 May 2023, and will examine the future by addressing complex issues relating to staffing, compliance and business practices.

Charles Brass, an Australian futurist and a regular commentator on the future in print and on radio and TV, will deliver the keynote presentation. As the chairman of the Futures Foundation, the professional association for Australia's practicing futurists, Brass is “ideally placed to identify the forces and trends shaping Australia's future”.

This will set the agenda for content on Day 1 of LiftEx Regional, which will examine how automation and advanced technologies will affect the industry, acquiring and retaining the future workforce, and sustainability. It will also ask what does a lifting equipment testing, inspection and certification professional of 2030 or 2035 look like?

On the evening of Day 1 there will be a networking drinks reception overlooking Darling Harbour for all attendees. Day 2, which is morning only, will focus on member-led content and important regional Leea announcements, which will be first heard at the event.

Leea said its first ever event in the Australia and New Zealand region “will provide a unique opportunity for professionals and enthusiasts to network, learn and discover new opportunities in the constantly evolving lifting industry”.

Leea is a representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

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