Editor, IFSEC Global

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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry. James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Global, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
May 19, 2021

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What’s on the agenda at FIREX Connect? Evacuation procedures and building safety take centre stage

The content programme for FIREX Connect, taking place online between 1-30 June, has been revealed! Sessions will cover key topics such as the the evacuation of tall buildings and how we improve building safety, as well as demonstrations of the latest product innovations to hit the fire safety market.

Here, we reveal the sessions taking place during two FIREX-focused days in June – the platform will still be live to meet and connect with suppliers and colleagues across the entirety of the month. There will also be sessions from co-located shows, including FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo, Intelligent Building Europe, Workplace Wellbeing Show and Facilities Show. Registrants to FIREX Connect will have access to all the content taking place across the event for free! All times are UK and we’d like to thank headline sponsor, Aico, for its support.

Wednesday 23 June

COVID-FireSecurity-2010:00 – Aico Tech Talk (Product demo)

10:45 – Kentec Tech Talk

11:30 – Securiton AG Tech Talk

12:15 – Fireco Tech Talk

14:00 – Evacuation of Tall Buildings – Guidance, Procedures and Standards

The webinar will focus on the current guidance on the evacuation of tall buildings, including an assessment of BS 8629:2019 and what fire safety professionals and building managers/owners should know. Discussion will revolve around the devices related to evacuation, such as panels and alarms, the NFCC’s current standing on the stay put policy, temporary alarm installations to replace Waking Watch patrols, and other related issues. Thanks to session sponsor, Securiton AG.


  • Gerry Dunphy, Strategy Director, IFSEC & FIREX International
  • Russ Timpson, Managing Director, Crisiboardroom & Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network
  • Richard Clark, Senior Fire Engineer, National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC)
  • Andy Scott, Chair of BSI FSH/12/5 fire alarm devices and Director at C-TEC


Thursday 24 June

10:00 – Polyseam Tech Talk

14:00 – Making Buildings Safer

The webinar will focus on the legislative and systemic changes required in fire safety, and wider building sector, to ensure buildings are made safer for occupants. It will have a particular focus on the incoming legislation, including the Building Safety Bill, Fire Safety Bill, and proposed changes to the Fire Safety Order (2005). Are the proposals enough? And crucially, how does the sector work to encourage a wide adoption of a new safety-conscious culture in construction and building safety – from planning through to occupation.


  • James Moore, Editor, IFSEC Global
  • Ian Moore, CEO, FIA
  • Dennis Davis, Executive Officer, Fire Sector Federation
  • Niall Rowan, Technical & Regulatory Affairs Officer, ASFP
  • Jonathan O’Neill, OBE, Managing Director, FPA

The Future of Fire Safety: download the eBook

Is the fire protection industry adapting to the post-Grenfell reality fast enough? At FIREX International 2019, Europe's only dedicated fire safety event, some of the world's leading fire safety experts covered this theme. This eBook covers the key insights from those discussions on the developments shaping the profession, with topics including:

  • Grenfell Inquiry must yield “bedrock change” – and soon
  • After Grenfell: Jonathan O’Neill OBE on how austerity and policy “on the hoof” are hampering progress
  • Hackitt’s Golden Thread: Fire, facilities and building safety
  • Fire safety community has to “get on board” with technological changes

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