Life safety is a right – not a privilege. Be part of the largest global gathering of fire safety professionals this June in London

Bringing together over 17,000 fire safety professionals, manufacturers, consultants, distributors, end-users and installers at London’s ExCeL in just a few weeks, FIREX is renowned as the global centre of excellence for life safety.

This year, FIREX will welcome over 140 exhibitors, 33 of which are brand new and never before seen at FIREX. Professionals can discover an all-encompassing range of solutions, fully reflective of all key aspects of fire protections, from the latest detection, alarms, sounders and sprinkler systems, through to highly engineered solutions for fire-stopping and passive fire protection.

Strengthening this breadth and depth, FIREX 2018 will welcome a new Sprinkler Feature Area, with nine new sprinkler exhibitors. Visitors will also benefit from a catalogue of CPD accredited sessions, keynote speeches and high-level panel debates, all committed to driving and reflect on the changing life safety landscape. It’s an unrivalled opportunity for visitors to speak face-to-face with industry-leading experts, expand their networks and foster strong business partnerships for a better, safer future.

Importantly, every product at FIREX International adheres to the most stringent compliance guidelines, giving visitors and their customer’s assurance that products procured are safe and fully approved – meeting legal obligations and ensuring protection.

FIREX 2018 Show Features:

ASFP Passive Protection Zone

The Passive Protection Zone provides facilities managers, contractors, service installers, responsible persons and designer’s easy access to the advice, products, services and best practice guidance they need in relation to ‘built-in’ fire protection.

The International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

The 5th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will take place on 19–21 June 2018 at Excel, London alongside the FIREX International Exhibition. Day One will be sponsored by Kingspan, and Day Two of the conference will be sponsored by C-Tec.

Please note that this is a ticketed conference – learn more here:

LPCB Red Book Pavilion

The LPCB Red Book Fire Pavilion will bring you access to free information on products and services that have been certified by a highly reputable certification provider.

Whether you look after the fire safety of an organisation or work in the fire safety industry, this was a must-visit area at FIREX International.

Expertise & Guidance Theatre

This theatre is one of the main focal points at FIREX International. It will host case studies, seminars and workshops on best practice and the state of the industry, where professionals can come together and learn from the experts.

Fire Protection Association Infozone

The FPA Infozone will hosts a series of free seminars and surgeries covering a variety of topical issues including timber fires, fire risk assessment competency requirements and business continuity planning. Visitors also have the opportunity to meet with FPA experts for informal 1-2-1 sessions.

Engineers of Tomorrow

The Engineers of Tomorrow competition, which sees young engineers and apprentices compete against each other in a live installation challenge, returns to IFSEC International this year for the 20th time.

This year the competition is taking a further step towards tackling the the growing engineering skills gap by adding a live installation challenge for fire apprentices, as well as for those from the security sector, following a successful trial in 2017. The competition will pit more than 60 young engineers – working in teams of two – against each other. Heat winders will be invited to the Security & Fire Excellence Awards in November 2018, where an overall winner will be announced and claim a £1,000 prize.

Exova: Live Installation Demo

Exova Warringtonfire and Exova BM TRADA will once again form a central part of the Passive Fire Protection Demonstration zone at FIREX International. Their key message is ‘achieving best practice passive fire protection’ and they will be sharing this expertise across via a series of live installation demonstrations which will take place on their stand on each day of the show.


Providing technical knowledge and advice to anyone who needs it regarding fire safety in the UK, the FIA offers a networking bar situated within FIREX International. Here you’ll be able to discuss the latest technical and legislative topics and gain vital information resources for anything related to fire protection.

Meetings Service

The complimentary matchmaking tool enables visitors and exhibitors to search and connect with each other before the show, allowing you to manage your event schedule.

  • Arrange meetings at exhibitors’ stands or in one of the dedicated Meeting Lounges
  • Search thousands of contacts by job title, products and services, buyer/seller activities and market sector
  • Make the most of your time at the show, pre-arrange meetings and open the door to new business opportunities

Inspirational Speakers Programme 2018

We’re proud to introduce an incredible line-up of aspirational speakers including comedian and mental health expert Ruby Wax OBE, Nicky Moffat CBE and Sir Clive Woodward OBE, who’ll take to the stage to deliver fascinating, diverse talks on the need for positive professional environments, communications, conditions and challenges and sustaining and growing a healthy, happy, high-achieving workforce.

  • Ruby combines expert psychological insight with trademark wit and humour, helping individuals and groups understand how to create an open, honest and successful culture. A hilarious yet essential education, not to be missed by responsible employers and employees alike.
  • English rugby legend and management pioneer, Clive Woodward, takes to the stage to discuss the key attributes needed to create a winning team on and off the pitch; talent, teachability, pressure and will.
  • With over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles within the British Army, Nicky gives us an educated perspective on strong leadership as well as tangible, tried and tested methodology to drive inclusive change and optimum performance.

Ruby Wax OBE

Tuesday 19th June, Keynote Theatre

Nicky Moffat CBE

Wednesday 20th June, Keynote Theatre

Clive Woodward OBE

Thursday 21st June, Keynote Theatre

Stand out seminar sessions

The Fire Sector Response to the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety – Day 1, 10.45– 11.20

–           Brian Robinson CBE, QFSM, FSF: President of Fire Sector Federation

Grenfell – one year on – Fire Sector Federation panel – Day 1, 11.25 – 12.20

As we approach the Grenfell anniversary and following the publication of recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, the Fire Sector Federation has assembled a panel of fire safety experts. The panel will review activities of the last year, discuss proposals for legislative change and make recommendations for improving fire protection throughout the built environment. The panel, representing different aspects of the fire sector, will be available to answer your questions and offer views on developing an appropriate fire safety solution that ensures a tragedy such as Grenfell can never happen again.

FIREX takes place from the 19 – 21 June 2019 at ExCeL London. Get your badge by clicking here