UBM unveils further strategic content plans for FIREX International 2015

FIREX International 2015 runs at London's ExCeL from 16-18 June

FIREX International 2015 runs at London’s ExCeL from 16-18 June

With just over two months to go before FIREX International opens its doors at London’s ExCeL, organiser UBM has unveiled further details in terms of what visitors can expect at the show this year.

Not to be missed is the Expertise & Guidance Theatre, offering a free-to-attend educational programme across the three days covering key topics including fire doors, smart hotel solutions, IP systems and fire risk management,

Notable highlights include Nick Coombe (fire safety regulation manager at the London Fire Brigade) who will run a session entitled: ‘Enforcement and the Fire Safety Order: Is it working?’. This session is designed to explore the lessons learned ten years on and also ask if there needs to be any changes made to the legislation going forward.

Lance Ruetimann (senior manager for industry affairs within the Building Technologies Division at Siemens Switzerland) will look at ‘Evolving Fire Safety towards Holistic Safety’, discussing fire safety and the convergence of other safety measures along with the importance of evolving fire detection and alarm systems into danger detection and management systems.

The Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) Graham Simons will also give an update on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

For full details of the educational programme running across the three days, and for the latest updates, the readers of Risk UK are urged to visit the FIREX International website.

Latest news from the exhibition floor

With over 100 exhibitors currently confirmed across the show floor, FIREX International will showcase all the very latest technologies, solutions and knowledge to ensure life safety from across the industry.

A highlight this year will be the BM TRADA stand. The company is a leading provider of independent testing and approvals services and will highlight the benefits of effective passive fire protection through a range of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and free seminars.

On the first day of FIREX International, BM TRADA will conduct a live fire door test from its fire testing facility in High Wycombe that will be streamed directly to the FIREX Expertise & Guidance Theatre. This powerful demonstration will show two identical doors subjected to a prolonged period of fire. One of the doors will have been correctly specified and installed while the other will demonstrate many of the common mistakes made.

Additionally, the BM TRADA stand will host a passive fire protection demonstration zone featuring a full-size corridor and suspended ceiling simulation.

Gerry Dunphy, event director for FIREX International, commented: “This year at FIREX International we want to make sure there’s a real mixture of thought leadership, Case Studies and debate generated by the experts within the industry sitting. This will sit alongside the practical hands-on experiences that we know our audience loves. There will be plenty for visitors to become involved with this year and we very much look forward to hosting the entire fire safety industry at London’s ExCeL.”

Gerry Dunphy: Event Director for IFSEC and FIREX International

Gerry Dunphy: Event Director for IFSEC and FIREX International

Another exciting feature at this year’s FIREX International is the Loss Prevention Certification Board’s (LPCB) Red Book Pavilion. Free of charge, visitors to the show can access information about products and services that enjoy certification from this highly reputable certification provider.

Meanwhile, the Fire Protection Association’s (FPA) Information Zone provides an excellent environment for visitors to relax and network with free refreshments. There’ll also be a wide range of presentations and seminars delivered by leading industry experts.

Co-location with IFSEC International 2015

This year, FIREX International is co-located alongside IFSEC International which re-unites the fire and security industries in one location.

There are increasing opportunities and convergences within both sectors so this seamless blend will create three days of focused attention on life safety and property protection.

Both FIREX International and IFSEC International once again welcome a formidable range of world-leading manufacturers and service providers, which makes the breadth of expertise and solutions on offer unmissable for fire safety and security professionals. With a major focus on innovation and products, these events provide complete snapshots of what’s currently available and an intriguing view in terms of future product developments.

FIREX International 2015 takes place from 16-18 June at ExCeL, London and will be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection and Management Series. The Protection and Management Series encompasses five major shows in related marketplaces covering safety, service management, facilities, security and fire. The overall ethos of the series is about protecting and managing buildings and places of work, along with the people and information within those environments.

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About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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