FIREX International 2015 is vital for professionals and businesses in the fire safety and fire protection industries because of this event’s expert forum. FIREX International 2015, which took place on 16th – 18th June, continued this tradition and once again delivered an attractive exhibitor’s display for prospectors.
However, it was with the presence of Baroness Karren Brady on the first day that the show got off to a shooting start. As one of the three guest speakers at Protection & Management Series, Baroness Brady inspired show visitors with anecdotes from her rise in the business world.
FIREX International 2015 hosted a wide variety of topics discussed in expert seminars. For instance Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project being built across London, has numerous fire safety considerations to be addressed. Darren Selman, the health and safety assurance manager for Crossrail addressed a FIREX International 2015 audience on the lessons for fire-safety best practice.
Also Neil Ashdown, the Chief Executive of FDIS gave a presentation at FIREX International 2015 emphasising the crucial role that fire doors play using two case studies of clients that FDIS worked on.
Continuing with the important topic of fire doors at FIREX 2015, the Fire Safety Search Team got a good look at the live fire door test by BM Trada that was streamed from their High Wycombe testing laboratory. It was fascinating to watch this demonstration as it put into practice the theory of fire door design that was extensively discussed at the show.
The ASFP Seminar Programme was again packed full of guidance for all kinds of fire safety professionals. Steve Skarratt, Curriculum and Qualifications Manager at Fire Protection Association gave a talk on ‘Up-skilling’ in passive fire protection whilst Niall Rowan, Technical Officer of ASFP talked about understanding ‘Best Practice’ in passive fire protection.
Other major highlights at the show included the famous 8ft-tall robot Titan, hired by fire-security integration pioneers Xtralis. Titan drew big crowds and provided light entertainment for visitors. Dr Peter Meikle, of Xtralis described how technology can surmount the fiendish problem of false alarms while still detecting smoke early enough to save lives and assets.
Major exhibitors at FIREX International 2015 included our loyal customers C-TEC and Advanced. Advanced invited visitors to see their Touch Control fire panel up close and used the show as an opportunity to celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta that’s now protected by Advanced’s MxPro and ExGo.
FIREX is unique in its ability to shape the landscape of the fire industry. The educational programmes and latest innovative products on display are brought together to enable professionals to prepare for the future. Of course, the Fire Safety Team also used the show as an opportunity to establish connections with new partners and help develop increased awareness about fire protection. We were pleased to see a broad turnout from many countries and continents.
This year’s visitors to FIREX will be able to build on their successes at the show next year on its return to ExCel, London on 21-23 June 2016. The Fire Safety Search Team look forward to once again joining with you and others at next year’s FIREX International.
Take a look at the previous post about FIREX International 2015.