The twelfth staging of the Australian Bulk Handling Awards – the annual celebration of excellence for the bulk solids handling industry – has been moved from 2017 to 2018 as part of a broader re-vamp of the event.
“We’ve got big plans for the Awards,” explained ABHR editor, Charles Macdonald. “As we approach our 12th running of the event, which has had an identical format since 2006, we’ve decided it’s time for some changes to re-fresh and re-vitalise the event.”
“We want to take the event to the next level,” said ABHR national sales manager, Patrick Roberts. “While the Awards attract an enthusiastic audience of attendees and sponsors, I think it’s healthy to look at the event with a keen eye and introduce some changes that will make it even more important to the bulk and powder handling communities.”
Over a gala dinner, The Australian Bulk Handling Awards will recognise excellence across 12 categories, including: Bulk Handling Facility of the Year; Dust Control; Innovative Technology; Excellence in Transport and/or Conveying; Best Practice in Work, Health & Safety; Excellence in the Application of Gears, Motors or Drives; Environmental Project of the Year; and Excellence in Engineering Photography.
Mohi Media, organiser of the Awards, will continue to work closely with the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling (ASBSH), which will present its two personal awards, the ASBSH Award and the AW Roberts Award.
“We look forward to taking part in the revitalised event in 2018,” confirmed Professor Mark Jones, chair, ASBSH.
“We’ll be engaging with our stakeholders on the future shape of the Awards in coming months,” said Patrick Roberts. “While it’s still early days, what we can say is that the Awards will be back bigger and better in 2018.”