FeuerTRUTZ 2018: summit meeting for fire safety professionals
FeuerTRUTZ, Europe’s leading subject-area event for preventive fire protection, is on course for success once again. When experts from Germany and abroad convene again at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on 21-22 February 2018, they can look forward to a range of trade fair and information services that has expanded even further since the last occasion. More than 280 exhibitors will showcase innovations and best practices for passive, active and organisational fire protection. The supporting programme, with its exhibitor forums, compact seminars and live demonstrations, offers expertise with a practical focus. This year, the highly regarded Fire Protection Congress, whose theme is “Fire protection as a driver of costs?”, will include the question of economic efficiency in fire protection, which always generates lively discussion.
Cutting costs in fire prevention often means making savings at the wrong end. One powerful example is the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London. When the building was modernised in 2015, other, cheaper materials were used than those intended – with fatal consequences. Even so, fire safety professionals must still consider the question of economic efficiency. The highly regarded Fire Protection Congress, held in parallel with the FeuerTRUTZ trade fair, will examine this topic in 2018. Since it debuted in 2011, FeuerTRUTZ has grown steadily and taken on a more international flavour. More than 280 exhibitors are expected at this year’s event, and more than one in ten will travel to Nuremberg from outside Germany.
Exhibitor forums with 45 presentations
The extensive supporting programme at FeuerTRUTZ 2018 has also grown this year. At two separate forums, exhibitors and organisations will provide 45 30-minute presentations about products and trends, including the latest developments in the area of law and standardisation. Partner associations will moderate the four series of presentations. The agenda includes the series on Plant Technology and Fire Protection – new developments in standardisation and law (German Central Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry, ZVEI), Firefighting Water Technology Forum (Federal Association for Technical Fire Protection, bvfa), Fire Protection – the Details Matter (Berlin Fire Safety Academy, BAB) and Smoke Management in Buildings (Smoke Extraction Action Group, AGE).
Compact Seminars: knowledge for specialists
Three compact seminars held in parallel with the trade fair and congress will provide more in-depth knowledge. This includes the seminar on “Fire Protection DIRECT Extinguishing Technology” by the bvfa. Another seminar will focus on “Fire prevention in Bavaria”, and is aimed particularly at architects and representatives of official agencies in that State. “Well networked in case of fire?” is the question posed by a third seminar, provided by cooperation partner VDI (Association of German Engineers) in the forum for experts in building services.
Live demonstrations at the trade fair
Under the heading of “Fire Protection EXPERIENCE”, there will once again be a range of live fire protection presentations in the outdoor area and in the trade fair hall itself. For example, Stöbich Brandschutz will give trade visitors the opportunity to experience at close quarters how quickly the build-up of smoke in a fire can lead to disorientation. Further live demonstrations will be provided at the stands of AUMÜLLER, Siemens, svt Brandschutz and WAGNER Group.
Seize opportunities! Job Board and Training & Career Meeting Point
Professional development is essential for experts in passive, active and organisational fire protection. Fifteen institutes, universities and academies will introduce themselves accordingly at the shared Training & Career Meeting Point. Both experienced fire safety professionals and newcomers will find exciting training opportunities and customised services to take them to the next stage in their careers. Anyone looking for a new professional challenge should also have a look at the new Job Board, either on-site or on the FeuerTRUTZ website, where more than 50 job vacancies posted by exhibiting companies are listed for fire safety experts.
An invitation to network at the After Work Party
After an eventful first day at the trade fair, it will be time to unwind at the FeuerTRUTZ After Work Party. Cold drinks, a buffet and a relaxed atmosphere will be perfect for networking and just chatting with friendly colleagues and new contacts. A special venue has been chosen for the 2018 After Work Party: the PARKS café in Nuremberg’s city park.
For the entire supporting programme, including the Job Board and the chance to register for the After Work Party, see:
Download free FeuerTRUTZ app
All the highlights of the trade fair and congress at a glance – available via the app for FeuerTRUTZ 2018. The app lets users create a personal schedule from the supporting programme directly on their Android or iOS device. As well as a list of exhibitors and floor plan, it also provides the programme for the Fire Protection Congress, details of seminars and exhibitor forums plus information about speakers and specific presentation topics.
The FeuerTRUTZ app can be downloaded from: www.feuertrutz-messe.de/en/exhibition-info/app
Security trade fairs at NürnbergMesse
NürnbergMesse has established and proven expertise in the field of security and safety. As the host of events such as Enforce Tac – trade fair for law enforcement, it-sa, it-sa Brasil and it-sa India – trade fairs for IT Security, FeuerTRUTZ – trade fair for preventive fire protection, Perimeter Protection – trade fair for perimeter protection, FIRE & SECURITY INDIA EXPO and U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security, it brings together a total of around 1,200 exhibitors and over 30,000 visitors from all over the world.
For more information please visit: www.nuernbergmesse.de/security