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International Water Mist Conference 2024 scheduled for Antwerp

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International Water Mist Conference 2024 to take place in Antwerp

Event overview and key dates

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has announced that the International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) 2024 will be held in Antwerp on 18-19 September 2024.

This event, now in its 23rd year, continues to serve as a pivotal forum for experts, researchers, and practitioners in the field of water mist fire suppression technology.

The IWMA has set an abstract submission deadline for 15 May 2024, with further details available on their official website,

The call for papers and sponsorship booking forms were published on 15 January 2024, marking the beginning of preparations for this esteemed conference.

Important milestones leading up to IWMC 2024

A series of deadlines and milestones have been outlined leading up to the conference.

Notably, submissions for the IWMA Young Talent Award 2024 / Master must be handed in by 29 March 2024.

The award winner’s name will be announced on 31 May 2024, recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of water mist technology by emerging talents.

Further, the conference webpage will be activated on 15 May 2024, providing attendees with detailed information and updates.

By 1 July 2024, speakers will receive notifications regarding the acceptance of their abstracts, followed by the publication of the conference programme on 1 August 2024.

Anticipation builds for IWMC 2024

As the conference approaches, the early bird registration period will conclude on 14 August 2024, encouraging early commitments from prospective delegates.

The final agenda for the IWMA Member Meeting, scheduled for 17 September 2024, the day before the conference, will be circulated by 3 September 2024.

Reflecting on the event’s significance, the IWMA General Manager in a previous statement highlighted the conference’s dual focus: “Day one of the event will mainly focus on applications, whereas day two will take a more scientific approach to the water mist technology.”

This structure aims to cater to a broad spectrum of interests and deepen the understanding of water mist technology’s capabilities and applications.

IFSJ Comment

The upcoming International Water Mist Conference in Antwerp represents a key opportunity for professionals in the fire protection sector to engage with the latest advancements and applications of water mist technology.

This event not only facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experiences among leading experts but also underscores the evolving landscape of fire suppression technology.

Through its comprehensive schedule, the conference promises to advance the discussion on water mist technology, fostering innovation and collaboration within the community.


The International Water Mist Association is dedicated to promoting research, development, and applications of water mist fire suppression technology.

Through events like the IWMC, the IWMA facilitates knowledge exchange and networking among professionals, supporting the advancement and adoption of water mist solutions worldwide.

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