IFE News

30 July 2020

IFE joins forces with FPA and NFCC to host the new Fire 2020 conference

 In this new industry event, the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), Fire Protection Association (FPA) and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) have collaborated, to provide a packed programme covering the latest issues in fire and essential networking opportunities.

The one-day conference will boast talks and workshops by leading fire professionals from the UK and around the world. Delegates will benefit from discussion and debate on the sector’s most current issues and developments, sparking thought and action for further change within the world of fire safety.

The theme for Fire 2020 is Modern Methods of Construction with the programme featuring speakers from different roles within the sector including research, operations, fire engineering, risk assessment and prevention to name a few. Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister of State for Fire, will start the day’s agenda speaking about the Building Safety Bill. In addition to plenary sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in workshops focusing on a variety of topics from across the fire safety agenda.

Taking place on 4th November, the conference will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in the heart of Westminster, central London. Whilst it is planned to host this as a face-to-face event, delegates will have the option to buy online only tickets to view the conference virtually. This hybrid approach creates an opportunity to bring together an even wider global audience. Should it be required, preparations are in place to make this event completely virtual.

Roy Bishop, IFE Chief Executive, comments: “Right from the beginning of this journey, we wanted to create the go to event for fire safety. By adopting this joined up approach, we can offer a comprehensive programme and provide a forum for fire professionals from all corners of the sector, to come together and exchange knowledge.”

Speaking about Fire 2020, Jonathan O’Neill, Managing Director of the FPA, explains: “The timely addition of IFE and NFCC as partner organisations will ensure that both the programme and the audience of Fire 2020 represents a much broader spectrum of fire enabling all stakeholders to influence and participate in the agenda for change.”

Roy Wilsher, NFCC Chair, adds: “We are delighted that our three organisations have been able to come together and take this important step to host an event that enables us to engage with and deliver content to all stakeholders involved in taking forward vital fire safety improvement.”

Following the day’s packed programme, a networking drinks reception will be held at the venue offering delegates a further opportunity to learn from industry peers in a more informal setting.

Fire 2020 promises to be an informative and valuable date in the diary for all fire professionals across the sector. To view the programme click here, and to book your place simply visit the booking website here.  A range of sponsorship opportunities including exhibition stands are also available. You can speak directly to the Fire 2020 sponsorship contact by emailing  jwyatt@thefpa.co.uk or calling 07825 132954.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

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