FIREX International is pulling out all the stops for the move to London as the 2014 show continues to build excitement. Taking place from 17th to 19th June at ExCeL London and showcasing the latest products and innovations, FIREX is the destination to keep up to date on legislation and attracts every professional involved in fire protection, prevention and detection. Offering a vast range of the latest thought-leadership education, alongside the best networking and products in the industry, more than 14,000 visitors are set to attend to compare and contrast a range of innovative fire safety solutions from 140-plus major manufacturers. FIREX International is the place to attend to discover and determine the future of the industry.
With a true gathering of global manufacturers, FIREX International is the primary forum to view the latest products and technologies. Visitors will be able to get hands-on with products from Advanced Electronics, Apollo Fire Detectors, C-TEC, EMS Radio Fire & Security Systems, FLIR, Hochiki, Kidde, Wagner UK, Xtralis plus many more.
The FIREX Academy will be returning with exceptional educational sessions, providing valuable advice on what is happening in the fire sector for the full duration of the show. Three seminar theatres will be present on the show floor and the free content will be available to all visitors who want to develop their knowledge in fire safety, legal implications and fire engineering.
Seminar theatres that make up the FIREX Academy, include: Expertise and Guidance theatre, Installers and Maintenance theatre and the FPA Infozone. More than 50 sessions will take place across the three days and see influential experts discuss their experiences, impart knowledge and provide crucial industry updates to attendees.
The Expertise and Guidance Theatre will provide a high-level strategic overview of fire prevention and protection packed with the latest trends, product innovations and legislation. Covering a wide range of sectors, seminars include:
- Social Housing Focus
David Crowder, Business Group Manager of Fire investigation at BRE and Partner at Fire Investigations (UK) and (Global) LLP will be giving a detailed overview of ‘Fire Safety Issues in Social Housing’. A hugely important topic that continues to be discussed following the session on Lakanal House in 2013 and will talk about the safe guards that continue to be put in place to prevent similar disasters reoccurring.
- Retail Focus
Saba Naqshbandia, the prosecuting barrister for the infamous New Look case, will take to the stage alongside Colin Todd to lead the session ‘Liabilities For The Fire Risk Assessor and Responsible Person – Get it Wrong at Your Peril!’ Detailing what businesses need to be aware of and the serious implications that can happen if responsibilities are not clear.
- Energy Focus
James Lavendar, Fire Engineer Principal at LPCB and BRE Global will take to the stage in the Expertise & Guidance Theatre to discuss ‘Understanding additional risks through the introduction of photovoltaics’. Lavendar will present a summary of some potential fire safety hazards from involving photovoltaic (PV) systems and the potential for fire hazards associated, with renewable energy power generating systems.
The Installers and Maintainers Theatre will provide practical advice and present the latest trends, techniques and technologies for installers and maintainers in fire safety. Covering topics that must be recognised in the industry, seminars include:
- Regulation 38
Wilf Butcher, CEO of the ASFP will present the session ‘Regulation 38 – Is this the best kept secret within building regulations’ and uncover some of the myths that surround it. A critical criteria that all new buildings must adhere to in order to be successfully fire compliant, this session will detail what architects, building inspectors and fire assessors need to take into account and the importance behind this regulation.
- False alarms
Derrick Hall, Head of Fire Products at Siemens will discuss how to combat false alarms and the significant impact these can have in the session ‘CPR: Levels of Misinformation’.
Within the FPA Infozone, influential industry leaders will take to the stage to discuss a variety of topical issues including timber frame fires, fire risk assessment competency requirements and business continuity planning. All taking place on the show floor of FIREX International, these master classes will feature leading industry speakers, including:
- Necker Island Fire Investigation
John Williamson, Director, UK Fire Skills will discuss the infamous Necker Island fire investigation, home to one of Britain’s most famous entrepreneurs, Sir Richard Branson. Williamson will present an overview of the investigation following the Necker Island fire of 2011, the subsequent rebuilding of the Great House, its new fire safety features and the lessons learnt.
- Challenges of International Fire Safety
Fiona Ambrose, Safety Lead Advisor, BBC, will present what measures the BBC has implemented to enhance the fire safety of their international bureaus.
- Business & Enforcement Working Together
Nick Coombe, from London Fire Brigade will look at how businesses should be working with their local fire authority to reduce the regulatory burden and create a more streamlined relationship.
Taking on the famous speakers corner at Hyde Park, manufacturers will have the opportunity to present a two-minute product pitch to an awaiting crowd. A prime opportunity to shout about what makes their products unique, manufacturers will be able to convince onlookers why they should come and test out their products at the show.
Never seen before at FIREX International, a TV crew will be roaming the show floor to keep an eye out for the most exciting activities happening. Streaming live from the show floor there is no chance of missing out on the latest product launches and biggest announcements at the show.
Taking place on the 17th to 19th June 2014 at the ExCeL London, FIREX International is part of Protection & Management 2014. Protection & Management, leads the world in fire prevention, safety standards, security systems and facilities management, this series of events is a celebration of global reputation and expertise in these fields.
Taking place at London’s ExCeL Exhibition and Conference Centre from 17th to 19th June 2014, Protection & Management 2014 will attract 45,000 visitors and more than 1,600 exhibitors. Featuring six co-located events – among them IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show, Energy & Environment Expo and Service Management Expo – there are also dedicated education Academies offering unrivalled hints and tips from industry experts all under one roof.
Register for FIREX International, for entry into the 2014 event and the shows that make up Protection & Management 2014, visit www.firex.co.uk/fpa