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What’s on the agenda at FIREX Connect 2021? Evacuation procedures and building safety take centre stage

What's on the agenda at FIREX Connect 2021? Evacuation procedures and building safety take centre stage

The content programme for FIREX Connect 2021, taking place online between 1-30 June, has been revealed! Sessions will cover key topics such as the the evacuation of tall buildings and how we improve building safety, as well as demonstrations of the latest product innovations to hit the fire safety market.

Here, we reveal the sessions taking place during two FIREX-focused days in June – the platform will still be live to meet and connect with suppliers and colleagues across the entirety of the month. There will also be sessions from co-located shows, including IFSEC International, Safety & Health Expo, Intelligent Building Europe, Workplace Wellbeing Show and Facilities Show. Registrants to FIREX Connect will have access to all the content taking place across the event for free! All times are UK and we’d like to thank headline sponsor, Aico, for its support.

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Wednesday 23 June

10:00 – AICO Product Demo – The Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway – The Smarter way to Check Every Tenant’s Safety at any Time

10:45 – Kentec Tech Talk

11:30 – Securiton Product Demo – Fire Detection Technology from Securiton Switzerland

12:15 – Fireco Tech Talk

14:00 – Evacuation of Tall Buildings – Guidance, Procedures and Standards

The webinar will focus on the current guidance on the evacuation of tall buildings, including an assessment of BS 8629:2019 and what fire safety professionals and building managers/owners should know. Discussion will revolve around the devices related to evacuation, such as panels and alarms, the NFCC’s current standing on the stay put policy, temporary alarm installations to replace Waking Watch patrols, and other related issues. Thanks to session sponsor, Securiton AG.


  • Gerry Dunphy, Strategy Director, IFSEC & FIREX International
  • Russ Timpson, Managing Director, Crisiboardroom & Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network
  • Richard Clark, Senior Fire Engineer, National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC)
  • Andy Scott, Chair of BSI FSH/12/5 fire alarm devices and Director at C-TEC

Thursday 24 June

10:00 – Polyseam Tech Talk

14:00 – Making Buildings Safer

The webinar will focus on the legislative and systemic changes required in fire safety, and wider building sector, to ensure buildings are made safer for occupants. It will have a particular focus on the incoming legislation, including the Building Safety Bill, Fire Safety Bill, and proposed changes to the Fire Safety Order (2005). Are the proposals enough? And crucially, how does the sector work to encourage a wide adoption of a new safety-conscious culture in construction and building safety – from planning through to occupation.


  • James Moore, Editor, IFSEC Global
  • Ian Moore, CEO, FIA
  • Dennis Davis, Executive Officer, Fire Sector Federation
  • Niall Rowan, Technical & Regulatory Affairs Officer, ASFP
  • Jonathan O’Neill, OBE, Managing Director, FPA


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Why attend Connect 2021?

> Browse the latest security innovations with product demos from Aico, Securiton, Polyseam & more

> Book 1:1 meetings with leading suppliers recommended to you by the AI augmented platform

> Get up to date on the latest guidance and legislation with thought-leadership webinars covering the evacuation of tall buildings, making buildings safer & more

> Network with the global fire safety community


Register your free ticket now before it’s too late >>


Exhibitors include:




Baldwin Boxall






Independent Fire Inspection



Coopers Fire




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