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DFW Foam Summit 2018 16 October, 2018, 9:00 - 18 October, 2018, 17:00

Location: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Fire Training Research Center
Contact: Niall Ramsden
The Summit will focus on balancing fire performance and environmental consequences. As part of the event, a large-scale test of both C6 and fluorine-free foams is planned.

The independently-managed event will also review the current situation related to selection, use, and management of firefighting foam, covering the current status and options for future foam policies concerning poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances.

Scheduled speakers include Fay Purvis, past chair NFPA11 Foam Systems Committee, USA; Niall Ramsden, Lastfire coordinator, UK; Chief Brian McKinney, DFW Airport; Chief Randy Krause, SEATAC; Jaco Erasmus on behalf of Rod Rutledge, national process safety and regulatory advisor, Caltex Australia Petroleum; and Ian Ross, partner, global remediation, Arcadis.

Dwight Williams is also due to give a presentation on some memories of large tank fires and the importance of getting foam performance right.
International Industrial Fire & Explosion Hazard Management Conference 2018 29 October, 2018, 9:00 - 30 October, 2018, 17:00

Location: Corinthia Resort Hotel, Malta
Contact phone: +44 (0) 203 286 2289
Contact: Paul Budgen
The conference is organised by JOIFF, the international organisation for industrial emergency response and fire hazard management. The event aims to address some of the most pressing topics in an industry that is under pressure as a result of the protracted economic downturn and a ‘lower for longer’ oil price environment.
Areas that will be covered include prevention (inherently safe design); protection (fixed protection with minimum human intervention); preparedness (fire hazard analysis, credible scenario development, risk assessments and reduction options); response (implementation, test and exercise, maintain and review); and recovery (predetermining critical components with long lead times).
The two-day conference will be chaired by Randal Fletcher, JOIFF chair and BP global response advisor. Conference speakers include Eric Yap, commissioner of Singapore’s Civil Defence Force; Thad Allen, senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton; and Jose Torero, chair of the Department of Fire Protection Engineering and director of the Centre for Disaster Resilience in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland.
Kuwait Fire and Safety Summit 05 November, 2018, 9:00 - 06 December, 2018

Location: Jumeirah Messilah Beach and Spa Resort, Kuwait
Contact: Eimran Kahn
Expoprotection Exhibition 2018 06 November, 2018, 9:00 - 08 November, 2018, 17:00

Location: Hall 1, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
Organised every two years, Expoprotection promises over 750 exhibitors in the field of health and safety at work; safety/security; fire protection and fire fighting; and industrial risk reduction.
According to the organiser, a number of trends are emerging, such as taking individual responsibility for prevention, whether as part of the workforce at a company, local authority or government department. The digital revolution is also a highly topical issue with the explosion in big data and the problem of managing the huge volume of information coupled with the emergence of deep learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality and identity.
Finally, Expoprotection intends to highlight current and future societal issues such as the change in scope of private security, increased cooperation between public and private sector operators, and finding a balance between increased prevention and personal freedom, particularly personal data protection.
Expoprotection will showcase innovation with over 300 new products, solutions and services expected to be presented on the stands. The best among them will be singled out by the expert jury in the Expoprotection Awards, the results of which will be announced a month before the event.
VdS - Fire Safety 04 December, 2018, 9:00 - 05 December, 2018, 17:00

Location: Cologne Exhibition Centre, Cologne, Germany
Contact phone: +49 (0)221 7766 345
Contact: Marion Trumm
The conference for fire protection and security professionals consists of seven conferences and symposiums, a large trade fair and thematic forums in the exhibition hall, which are open to all trade-fair visitors.
The title for the conference is Fire Extinguishing Systems and amongst the areas to be covered are water mist extinguishing systems, foam extinguishing systems, and oxygen reduction systems. In addition, the official results of the Grenfell Tower fire investigation will be examined.