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SFPE conference registration now open

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The prime venue for fire protection engineering community

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), an international professional body for those involved in fire protection and safety, has announced that registration is now open for its annual conference and expo. This year, the event is scheduled to take place at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center in Washington, D.C./Bethesda, MD, USA, from October 8-10.

An abundance of presentations and sessions

This conference is renowned as the venue where fire protection engineers and fire safety professionals convene for insightful learning, networking, and inspiration. It is slated to showcase more than 65 presentations on a wide array of topics. These include building design, energy storage, fire-safety and water-based systems, sustainability, fire service, and engineering strategies in the wildland urban interface, among others.

Notable keynotes will include: James Milke, PhD, PE, FSFPE, discussing changes to the profession of fire protection engineering, and Charles Bailey, Division Chief of Fire and Rescue Operations in Montgomery County, on how changes in the built environment impact fire department performance.

Conference chair and interim CEO share their thoughts

Jimmy J├Ânsson, FSFPE, President of SFPE and Conference Chair, stated: “The SFPE Annual Conference & Expo will soon be here, providing the opportunity for our fire protection engineering community to learn about emerging trends and the latest technical developments, alongside invaluable networking opportunities”. He also emphasised that this year’s conference will feature facilitated discussions on fire resilience and sustainability.

Meanwhile, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chris Jelenewicz, PE, FSFPE, underscored the educational and networking value of the event: “Fire protection engineers consistently remark to me how much they learn when attending SFPE events.”

A peek into the expo and sponsored seminars

The conference promises further value for attendees through a three-day expo featuring 75 companies showcasing their products and services. A slew of industry leaders such as Blazemaster Fire Protection Systems, DITEK, Fire Lion Global, General Air Products, Johnson Controls, and more are reported to be event sponsors.

In addition to the main event, SFPE will host four seminars on topics such as smoke control essentials, fire risk assessment, and dust explosion hazard recognition, among others. These will require a separate registration fee and are open to all, including those not attending the conference.

Important dates and details for the SFPE Annual Conference & Expo

Discounted registration for the SFPE Annual Conference & Expo is available through Tuesday, August 29. Those interested in attending the conference can register at or call +1-301-718-2910. The event is set to offer 14.25 hours of professional development credits.

This news was released by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the event’s organisers. For more events news, visit our events page.

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