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The only conference in the UK focused on automatic, water-based, fire suppression!

The only conference in the UK focused on automatic, water-based, fire suppression!

The BAFSA biennial conference will this year be held in the sleek and fully sprinklered surroundings of the 5-star St David’s Hotel in Cardiff which overlooks the sparkling waters of Cardiff Bay just along the quay from the Sennedd… the uber modern Welsh Parliament building.

The one-day conference will seek to cover a host of topics relevant to any professional whose daily role encompasses the protection of people, property and the environment from fire. Experts diverse disciplines will address our delegates and we are delighted that the following people have agreed to speak:

  • Bob Bantock:  Heritage Fire Safety Specialist, The National Trust
  • Neil Gibbins: Chief Executive, The institution of Fire Engineers
  • Ann Jones: Deputy Speaker, The Welsh Assembly
  • Alan Brinson: Chief Executive, European Fire Sprinkler Network
  • Dr. Debbie Smith OBE: Managing Director BRE Global
  • Thomas Roche: FM Global

Plenary sessions will cover Housing & Residential Care Premises; Scottish Building Standards Review; Welsh Measure; Insurance; Europe; Standards; Watermist; Forces Employment with a series of parallel Workshops on Heritage, Educational premises & student accommodation and Technical matters.                         

Anyone booking before 1st October can take advantage of an Early Bird Discount go to to learn more and book your space.

To complete our audience’s experience there will be an exhibition of all that the sprinkler industry has to offer with 18 organisations on hand to discuss the challenges facing delegates and the solutions available.

A few exhibition spaces remain… visit to see the current list of exhibitors. Contact to discuss exhibiting or sponsorship.


Published July 2016