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Published:  04 June, 2015

EVENT PREVIEW: FIREX International turns up the heat as it returns to London’s ExCeL June 16-18

From June 16-18 this year the Fire Industry will once again gather in London to participate in FIREX International, the annual industry event that connects the global security and fire markets.

FIREX International is co-located alongside IFSEC International, uniting the fire and security industries in one location. There are increasing opportunities and convergences within both sectors so this seamless blend will create three days of focused attention on life safety and property protection.

Both FIREX and IFSEC welcome a formidable range of world leading manufacturers and service providers, which makes the breadth of expertise and solutions on offer a not-to-be-missed opportunity for fire and security professionals. With a major focus on innovation and products, the events provide complete snapshots of what’s currently available as well as an intriguing view of future product developments.

With over 100 suppliers working within the fire sector currently confirmed to participate, FIREX International will showcase all the latest technology, solutions and knowledge. A highlight this year will be the BM TRADA stand, a leading provider of independent testing and approvals services, who will showcase the benefits of effective passive fire protection through a range of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and free seminars.

On the first day of FIREX International BM TRADA will conduct a live fire door test from their fire testing facility in High Wycombe that will be streamed directly to the FIREX Expertise & Guidance Theatre. This powerful demonstration will show two identical doors subjected to a prolonged period of fire, one of the doors will have been correctly specified and installed, while the other will demonstrate many of the common mistakes made. Additionally, the BM TRADA stand will host a passive fire protection demonstration zone featuring a full-size corridor and suspended ceiling simulation.

Another exciting feature to return is the Innovation Trail, which  will allow visitors to navigate all the newest products and services from across the fire safety industry that have launched this year in an easy to follow format. The Trail was created following a poll by the organisers of FIREX International to discover all the latest trends and innovations that will be on display across the show floor. The Innovation Trail, each stand that has something new to showcase will be included and highlighted to visitors.

Highlights include C-TEC’s powerful new proprietary addressable protocol Cast along with a host of associated devices including a new range of EN54-23 certified visual alarm devices.

Hilti Great Britain will showcase their new universal solution for fire stopping combustible pipes. The Hilti CFS-C EL Firestop Collar Endless can fit around not only straight pipes but also pipe elbows, inclined pipes and pipes with limited clearance to walls, ceilings or other pipes.

Furthermore, FFE will use the annual industry gathering to unveil its bespoke Talentum flame detector.  Working with Bloodhound SSC, the team behind a car capable of over 1000mph, the Talentum flame detector will protect the pilot when they attempt to break the land speed record next year in South Africa.

All these new products, plus many more, will make up this year’s Innovation Trail at FIREX. Visitors will also be able to speak to leading suppliers that are shaking up the industry with new services, experts will be on hand to answer any questions and demo all the latest products on their stands. 

New for 2015, FIREX International launches its Inspirational Speaker series with three high-profile personalities covering the sports, business and extreme adventure worlds, all have reached the pinnacle of their careers and will share their expertise and unique experiences with our audience.

In its inaugural year the Inspirational Speaker Series will host leading businesswoman Baroness Karren Brady CBE, the world’s greatest explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE and Britain’s greatest Olympian Sir Chris Hoy MBE across the three days.

The Expertise & Guidance Theatre will cover key topics including fire doors, smart hotel solutions, IP systems and fire risk management amongst others. Highlights include Nick Coombe, fire safety regulation manager at London Fire Brigade who will run a session on ‘Enforcement and the Fire Safety Order – is it working?’ exploring the lessons learned from 10 years on and also asking if there needs to be any changes made to this going forward.  Additionally, Lance Ruetimann, senior manager industry affairs within the Building Technologies Division at Siemens Switzerland will look at ‘Evolving fire safety towards holistic safety’, discussing fire safety and the convergence of other safety measures along with the importance of evolving fire detection and alarm systems into danger detection and management systems (visit the FIREX website for full details of the programme).

Other exciting features at this year’s FIREX International include the LPCB’s Red Book Pavilion; where visitors can access information about products and services that have certification from this highly reputable certification provider.

Returning after a successful launch in 2014 is Security & Fire Installer Live, where experts will be on hand to present live demos and test the kit to the extreme so visitors can see for themselves the limits products can be pushed to.

FIREX International will be presented as part of UBM EMEA’s Protection & Management Series. The Protection & Management Series encompasses five major shows in related marketplaces covering safety, service management, facilities, security and fire, the overall ethos of the series is about protecting and managing buildings and places of work, along with the people and information within those places of work. 

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