Topics and Workshops
The conference programme will begin with a mix of plenary and workshops style sessions and conclude with a popular question time panel debate.
- Nick Ross (Broadcaster) - Conference Host
- Lord John Bird, MBE - Pre-Event Dinner Speaker
Beginning at 8:15 with registration and coffee, formal introductions will be made by Jonathan O'Neill, Managing director of the FPA, Mark Harris, Building technology director, Kingspan, and the Chair's welcome by Nick Ross.
Following this, the morning plenary sessions will inlcude:
- Construction 2025 – Where is fire? – Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Prevention, protection, intervention - Securing the link – Peter Holland, HMG chief fire and rescue advisor for England
- Fire strategies for our national heritage – Tim Parker, Chair, National Trust
- State of the Nation – Chris Hanks, FPA Chair
- Ministerial Response – Rt Hon Mike Penning MP
Plenary session will be followed with a coffee and networking break before a series of themed wokshops.
9 conference workshops arranged in three specific themes will be taking place at the Fire Sector Summit for delegates to choose from. Workshops within the same section will be running simultaniously.
- Fire & Rescue Service
Workshop Session A
Workshop 1: Fire Engineering Standards and Practice – Suitable and Sufficient for Modern Construction?
Sponsor & Chair - Speakers: Turner and Townsend. Ron Dobson, London fire commisioner
Workshop 2: Maximising Innovation and IT in Service Delivery – Where Next? (F&RS)
Sponsor & Chair - In-Map. Speakers: John Trew, CEO, Falck; In-Map (Belgian FRS case study)
Workshop 3: Non-Intrusive Reliable Protection – Passive (Herritage)
Sponsor & Chair - BM Trada. Speakers: Niall Rowan, Technical officer, Association for Specialist Fire Protection
Workshop Session B
Workshop 4: Passive Fire Protection in Modern Construction
Sponsor & Chair – FSi Ltd. Speakers:Barbara Lane, Fellow, Arup
Workshop 5: Evacuation Strategies for Tall Buildings (F&RS)
Sponsor & Chair – Evac Chair. Speakers: Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich; Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director General of Dubai Civil Defence
Workshop 6: Non-Intrusive Reliable Protection – Active (Herritage)
Sponsor & Chair – Advanced. Speakers: Dr Jim Glockling, Technical director, FPA; Stewart Kidd, Managing director, Loss Prevention Consultancy
Workshop Session C
Workshop 7: Fire Strategy Challenges of a Multi-Use/Multi-Tenanted Built Environment (Construction)
Sponsor & Chair – Gerda. Speakers: Nick Coombe, Enforcement lead, Chief Fire Officers Association; Gerri Scott, Strategic director of housing, Southwark Council
Workshop 8: Operational Challenges in Incidents with Hazardous Substances (F&RS)
Sponsor & Chair – Asecos. Speakers: Dave Walton, CFOA Hazmat lead
Workshop 9: Operational Challenges and Salvage (Herritage)
If you are interested in sponsoring any of the workshops taking place at the summit to find out more click here
To book your place at the Fire Sector Summit click here or contact us on 01608 812 500
*subject to change