FIM Expo and FIA Conference

So, what do we have planned for our week in Cardiff?

We are bringing our industry recognised FIM Expo on Tuesday 13th September and our very first Fire Conference on Wednesday 14th September to the Principality Stadium! We at the FIA are delighted to have FIREX as our headline sponsor of both FIM Expo and the FIA Conference. 

FIM Expo:

The Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo features many of the UK's leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers and showcases the latest products and developments in this sector.

What makes FIM Expo different to many other trade exhibitions is the informal format, regional focus, and ability to see the latest from all the major fire detection manufacturers in one place. It also includes  complimentary seminars covering a key topic affecting the FD&A world. If you are curious to see how our last FIM Expo went – click here.

What do we have planned?

FIM Expo: Come meet and network with top manufacturers (around 25) in the industry, where you will get great and valuable information on their industry-leading products, and you can even place orders with them on the day. A fantastic opportunity to build business relationships for both 2022 and this new decade by connecting with both potential and existing clients. This is a great chance to expand your own brand or find brands that you want and need.

Event Details



08:00 to 09:15

Doors Open

09:30 to 15:30


12:00 to 12:45

Break Down   

14:30 to 15:30

Drinks Reception

15:30 to 17:00

Extra Time for Break Down

17:00 to 19:00

Free CPD-accredited seminars: maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a professional service to your customers, clients, and the community. These seminars will be delivered by the FIA Technical Team on key topics to the fire industry and provide a great opportunity to gain free CPD points – more details to follow soon.

Time Title Presenter
10:00 - 10:40 Waking Watch vs Hybrid Wireless Fire Detectio Martin Green, Hochiki 
10:40 - 11:20 Documentation and Special Inspection Will Lloyd, FIA
11:20 - 12:00 Comparing the difference between commercial and residential Peter Blandon, FirePro

Latest Innovations in the Fire Industry: Stay ahead of the competition and have a glimpse into the future of this industry by meeting and speaking to the people behind the products that are driving this industry.

The Exhibitors: Here is a list of the Companies signed up to exhibit at FIM Expo Cardiff: 

Advanced Electronics Ltd

Aico Ltd

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd

AVD Fire A Division of Dupre Minerals Ltd

C-Tec (Computionics) Ltd

Eurotech Fire Systems


Fireco Ltd

FireMate Ltd

FirePro UK Ltd

Global Fire Equipment

Hispec Electrical

Hochiki Europe (UK) Limited

Honeywell Fire

Hyfire Wireless Fire Solutions Ltd

Illumino Ignis Ltd

Kentec Electronics

Nittan Europe Ltd

Tio Fire Safety

Uptick Pty Ltd

Vimpex Ltd

Wagner UK

Drinks Reception and Networking: Enjoy in-depth conversations with a diverse range of stakeholders in the fire industry, particularly from installation & maintenance companies and end-users. At FIM Expo Belfast we had over 180+ fire professionals attend. What’s more, we know how important great conversations can be in business, so why not put yourself on the best platform to boost sales and meet customers both old and new whilst enjoying a free lunch.

Carry on your conversations from the exhibition at this free drinks reception from 15:30 - 17:00 where you will have more time to network with the exhibitors, attendees, the FIA board, and staff.

*All exhibitor spaces are now sold out*

FIA Conference:

The title of our Conference is 'In a World Post the Grenfell Tower Tragedy - What has Changed?'. This is a poignant subject that impacts everyone within our industry, our conference will highlight the developments we have made in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy and focus on how we can continue to put our best foot forward as an industry.

We are delighted to have South Wales Chief Fire Officer Huw Jakeway as our keynote speaker, delivering a presentation from the perspective of the Fire and Rescue Service Our conference will also contain a host of CPD seminars from FIA members, panel discussions on key topics on the industry with a focus on current and future technologies. . As well as all of this, there will be further opportunities for networking with key industry stakeholders from across the fire industry such as installers, designers, maintainers, commissioners, local government, standard bodies, fire rescue service professionals, colleges, and universities.

Take a look at the provisional Conference Agenda below:

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction to the FIA Conference.  Ian Moore, Fire Industry Association

10:15 – 10:45

The impact of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Act on Fire Risk Assessment.  Iain Bowker, Ensure Safety & Compliance

10:45 – 11:15

Beyond compliance – achieving greater safety with integrated fire and emergency lighting systems. Matthew Jones, Advanced Electronics

11:15 – 11:45

The Grenfell Tower tragedy - what we now know as a Service – CFO Huw Jakeway, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

11:45 – 12:15

Raising the Grade, based around BS5839 Pt6 Grade C and integration.  Speaker Andy Turner, C-TEC

12:15 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:15

FIA on Building Safety Information Portal.  Ian Moore, Fire Industry Association

13.15 – 13:45

The Importance of Digital Fire Logbooks to Service Companies and End Users. -Speaker Jason Hill, Tio Fire Safety

13:45 – 14:15

Documentation and Special Inspection - Will Lloyd, Fire Industry Association

14:15 – 14:45

Smart Home – The Link provides building owners with remote access to data (non-intrusive maintenance of flats)  Andy Speake, Aico

14:45 – 15:00

Conference Summary.   Ian Moore, Fire Industry Association

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