It’s now only a few weeks until FIM Expo returns to the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, on Wednesday 3 April. The Expo is an excellent opportunity for professionals to be present at hands-on product demonstrations, take part in detailed technical discussions and compare available products in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Organised as always by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK’s leading fire detection and alarm system manufacturers and focuses on showcasing the latest products and developments in this sector of the industry.
The FIA will also be hosting two free seminars at the Expo. One will outline the changes on BS 5839-1:2017 (the standard for fire detection and alarms), while the second focuses on the need for competency and qualifications and what this means for the future. Both seminars are CPD-accredited and free to attend.
With a wide range of exhibitors confirmed so far, FIM Expo is for anyone working in this area, whether they’re an installer or maintainer of fire detection and alarm systems, a manager of such systems in commercial premises or an architect/person specifying what type of fire protection systems should be installed in a building.
“We’re absolutely delighted to present FIM Expo,” said Kat Schabowska, the event’s co-ordinator. “It’s a fantastic place for like-minded individuals to meet, exchange ideas, network and learn more about new products from a wide range of manufacturers. New products are being released to market all the time and this is a great way to come and see them first-hand and discuss how various new products might work for a given organisation.”
This year, the FIA will also have a stand so that those interested can meet the membership manager and enquire about the benefits of FIA membership (which includes discounts on fire protection training and qualifications, and the possibility of a stand at an upcoming FIM Expo).
With an average of 25 exhibitors over the last few years, FIM Expo has grown to become the best local expo for the fire industry. To view a full exhibitor list visit www.fim-expo.com
FIM Expo is open from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm. Parking and refreshments (including a buffet) are available free of charge. To register go to www.fia.uk.com and click on Events.