News 02/06/2024

ScaffEx24 Announces More Esteemed Speakers for FREE Premier Scaffolding Industry Expo


ScaffEx24, the scaffolding industry’s premier exhibition, conference, dinner, is thrilled to announce further updates to its already impressive line-up of speakers. This year’s event, taking place in Belfast on November 29, 2024, will feature industry leaders sharing their insights across four key sections: Opportunity, Meet the Buyer, Innovation, and Training and Education.

ScaffEx24 is pleased to confirm the participation of three distinguished speakers:

Julio Black, Head of Product & Marketing, AT-PAC

Julio Black is the Head of Product & Marketing at AT-PAC, a globally recognized leader in the scaffolding and access sector. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Julio has been instrumental in driving AT-PAC’s innovative strategies and product development. His expertise spans across market analysis, product lifecycle management, and brand positioning, making him a pivotal figure in advancing the scaffolding industry. At ScaffEx24, Julio will share his insights on the latest innovations shaping the future of scaffolding.

Lee Rowswell, Group Director, GKR Scaffolding

Lee Rowswell is the Group Director of GKR Scaffolding, a prominent scaffolding company known for its commitment to safety, quality, and sustainability. Under Lee’s leadership, GKR has achieved significant growth and recognition within the industry. Lee has a wealth of experience in business development and operational excellence. At ScaffEx24, Lee will speak on the vast opportunities that scaffolding provides, highlighting the sector’s potential for growth and career development.

Barry Neilson OBE, Chief Executive, CITB NI

Barry Neilson OBE serves as the Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Training Board for Northern Ireland (CITB NI). With a distinguished career dedicated to enhancing skills and training within the construction industry, Barry has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions. His leadership at CITB NI has been pivotal in driving initiatives that equip the workforce with essential skills. Barry will address the critical topic of scaffolding and access skills, emphasizing the importance of training and education in the industry.

ScaffEx24 promises to be an unmissable event for anyone involved in the scaffolding industry. In addition to the insightful conference sessions, attendees can look forward to an amazing entertainment line-up at the Winter Ball and Awards, to be announced shortly.

Visit for more information on the speakers and to register for FREE attendance to the expo and conference.