The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says this year’s turnout will rank No. 1 in the event’s 56-year history. ASSE’s Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition has topped its records for registered attendance and exhibitors.

“We couldn’t be happier about how everything is coming together for a fantastic week for workplace safety and health professionals from around the world,” said David Natalizia, chair of the ASSE Professional Development Conference Planning Committee.

The event could exceed 5,000 attendees, ASSE said. ASSE’s previous record crowd occurred at Safety 2011 in Chicago, which attracted 4,535 participants during the Society’s 100th anniversary celebration. Registered exhibitors at Safety 2017 hit 640, surpassing the event record of 615. ASSE’s conference and expo brings together safety and health professionals from 40 countries who learn about best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations in the occupational safety and health field.

“I think the main ingredient to our success is that our Society remains extremely relevant and valuable to our members, who are enthusiastic about growing personally and professionally,” Natalizia said. “They’re committed to absorbing as much knowledge as possible to help their companies better protect workers in every industry.”