IFE AGM and International Conference 2020

Time for Change

Taking place at the Repertory Theatre/ Library of Birmingham, Birmingham on 22nd - 23rd July 2020, the theme of this year's conference focuses on 'Time for Change', the past, present and future of fire engineering.

In addition to plenary sessions, the two-day conference will feature interactive workshops which can be booked at delegate registration.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. Further information can be found at the bottom of this page under the sponsorship and exhibitor heading.



You can purchase your tickets for the 97th Annual General Meeting, International Conference, International President's Dinner and our brand new Networking in the Fire Sector event, here.

97th Annual General Meeting

The Studio, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham - 8:30am - 9:15am 22nd July 2020. Please note this meeting is for IFE members only.

You can download the minutes from the 2019 AGM here.

International Conference

The Studio, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham. Opens 10am on 22nd July and closes at 4.45pm on 23rd July.

International President's Dinner

This year's dinner will take place at the elegant Birmingham City Council House Banqueting Suite from 6.30pm on 22nd July 2020. A drinks reception will open the evening as guests will be thoroughly entertained with a string quartet before making their way through to the main suite, where they will enjoy a sumptuous three course dinner hosted by our incoming International President.


We're working with our venues sister company UVB Solutions to provide delegates with preferental rates at a number of local hotels. Have a look and bag yourself a bargain:

Accommodation booking

Sponsorship packages

Sponsorship and exhibitor packages for our 2020 International Conference are now available. Simply download the pack below for information and costs.

Sponsorship packages

Sponsorship Booking

If you have any queries about the event please do get in touch.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Wed 22 Jul 2020
  • Tue 21 Jul 2020
  • Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham, Birmingham