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What to expect from the FIA Conference and FIM Expo Cardiff 2022

Taking place on 13 September at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, the FIA has revealed what’s in store for attendees at this year’s Fire Industry Manufacturers (FIM) Expo and its conference, which follows a day later on 14 September.

22 manufacturers will be on-hand to meet and network with, while the event is also designed to provide an opportunity for attendees to build business relationships with new and existing clients.

Education sessions will be delivered by a combination of the FIA’s technical team and its members over the course of the morning. Topics will include wireless fire detection, documentation and special inspection, and the differences between commercial and residential.

A buffet lunch will be available from 12:00, while a post evening drinks reception will take place in the South Stand Lounge between 15:30-17:00. Finally, the FIA will be providing a stadium tour for event delegates, which will take place at 09:00 on a first come, first served basis.

FimExpoCardiff-PrincipalityStadium-22Exhibitors include:

  • Advanced Electronics
  • Aico
  • Apollo Fire Detectors
  • AVD Fire – A Division of Dupre Minerals
  • C-Tec (Computionics)
  • Eurotech Fire Systems
  • Everlux
  • Fireco
  • FireMate
  • FirePro UK
  • Global Fire Equipment
  • Hispec Electrical
  • Hochiki Europe (UK)
  • Honeywell Fire
  • Hyfire Wireless Fire Solutions
  • Illumino Ignis
  • Kentec Electronics
  • Nittan Europe
  • Tio Fire Safety
  • Uptick
  • Vimpex
  • Wagner UK

Educational sessions during the day will provide attendees with free CPD points, and will take place throughout the morning from 10:00 in a separate breakout room. The sessions will cover:

  • 10:00-10:40, Waking Watch vs Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection, Martin Green, Hochiki
  • 10:40-11:20, Documentation and Special Inspection, Will Lloyd, FIA
  • 11:20-12:00, Comparing the difference between commercial and residential, peter Blandon, FirePro UK

Register for your free ticket to FIM Expo Cardiff on 13 September >>

FIA reveals conference line-up to follow FIM on 14 September

Set to take place at the Principality Stadium on Wednesday 14 September following the FIM Expo, the FIA has revealed its conference line-up, set to delve into how the fire safety industry has changed in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The conference, titled ‘In a World Post the Grenfell Tower Tragedy – What has Changed?’, will focus on the developments the industry has made in the wake of the events of 14 June 2017, and will examine how best to move forward.

FIREX is this year’s headline sponsor for the conference, underlining the close relationship between the UK’s leading fire safety exhibition and industry association.

Speaker highlights include the South Wales Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway as the keynote speaker, delivering a presentation from the perspective of the Fire and Rescue Service. The conference will also contain presentations from industry experts such as Iain Bowker on the impact of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Act on Fire Risk Assessment and the Fire and Rescue service. In addition, FIA CEO Ian Moore will be presenting on the Building Safety Information Portal, while the FIA’s Technical Manager Will Lloyd will present on Documentation and Special Inspection.

The conference will contain a host of CPD seminars from FIA members, Advanced Electronics, C-TEC, Tio Fire Safety and Aico. These seminars will cover a range of topics including emergency lighting, BS 5839 Part 6 Grade C, digital logbooks and remote access to data.

The conference is free to attend and includes a buffet lunch for delegates. View the full agenda, below.

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to the FIA Conference.  Ian Moore, Fire Industry Association
10:15 – 10:45 The impact of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Act on Fire Risk Assessment.  Iain Bowker, Ensure Safety & Compliance
10:45 – 11:15 Beyond compliance – achieving greater safety with integrated fire and emergency lighting systems. Matthew Jones, Advanced Electronics
11:15 – 11:45 The Grenfell Tower tragedy – what we now know as a Service – CFO Huw Jakeway, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
11:45 – 12:15 Raising the Grade, based around BS5839 Pt6 Grade C and integration.  Speaker Andy Turner, C-TEC
12:15 – 12:45 LUNCH
12:45 – 13:15 FIA on Building Safety Information Portal.  Ian Moore, Fire Industry Association
13.15 – 13:45 The Importance of Digital Fire Logbooks to Service Companies and End Users. –Speaker Jason Hill, Tio Fire Safety
13:45 – 14:15 Documentation and Special Inspection – Will Lloyd, Fire Industry Association
14:15 – 14:45 Smart Home – The Link provides building owners with remote access to data (non-intrusive maintenance of flats) Andy Speake, Aico
14:45 – 15:00 Conference Summary.   Ian Moore, Fire Industry Association


Register for your free ticket here >>


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