Managing Editor, IFSEC Insider

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James Moore is the Managing Editor of IFSEC Insider, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry. James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Insider, 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 18, 2022

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What’s on at FIREX today?

FIREX International returns to the London’s ExCeL for the first time in three years this week, alongside it’s co-located shows, IFSEC, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show and Intelligent Building Europe, and there are plenty of events to see, new tech to get your hands on, and catch ups to have. Here’s what on the agenda today for fire safety professionals to check in on!

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FIREX: Thursday 19th May

The last day of FIREX International 2022 plays host to several fantastic sessions – not to mention an exclusive Q&A session with Louis Theroux over at the Safety & Health Expo keynote theatre at 12:00!

Back to FIREX, however, as Trevor Jenks and Andy Reakes explore how the changes to ECS card requirements will support the push for improved competency standards in the fire and security sectors going forward – taking place at 10:45.

Next up at 11:30 will be Natalie Donaldson and Adrian Manbridge, lawyers with an expertise in building safety legislation and requirements, presenting on the upcoming changes to the Fire Safety Order as a result of the Fire Safety Act 2021 and Building Safety Act 2022 introductions.

We finish the theatre’s sessions for the week with an overarching and broad look at what’s next for the fire industry. Leading associations figures and experts from the FIA, FPA, ASFP, IFE and Fire Sector Federation will join the debate, as we assess the challenges and opportunities to come in the next five years.

That’s not all, however, as the Fire Protection Association’s InfoZone theatre will kick presentations off at 10:30 with a presentation on the CROSS initiative rom Steve Hamm and Neil Gibbins, followed by a session on cladding demystified from FPA experts. Dennis Davis of the Fire Sector Federation finishes the InfoZone theatre up for the week at 14:15 with a session on competency – the buzzword for the industry ahead.

Plus, the ASFP will once again run four seminars focused on passive fire protection, beginning at 10:30 and finishing at 14:45. So head over to the association’s stand (FI1224) to sit in and enjoy. And, you can check out the next generation of fire systems installers battling it out all day at the Engineers of Tomorrow finals for a place at WorldSkills UK.

Don’t forget to also head over to the Fire industry Association’s (FIA) Garden Bar to enjoy a drink, network and catch up with colleagues and peers throughout the day!

Meanwhile, there’s plenty to see in the other co-located events, with your free ticket giving access to IFSEC International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show and Intelligent Buildings Europe – all of which have a great selection of content and networking sessions to enjoy themselves!


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