Fire Sector Summit

The Fire Sector Summit is the leading industry forum for key decision makers and influencers from across the fire sector.

Boasting talks and workshops by leading UK fire professionals, this year’s event is attracting a wide range of delegates.

The aim of the Summit is to encourage discussion and debate on the sector’s most recent developments and themes and act as a catalyst for change within the world of fire safety.  

Previous years have influenced tangible transitions in the sphere of fire safety, and this year we will be focusing on Brexit, the future of the insurance landscape and much more. Post Grenfell and the Hackitt Review there is no better time for the industry to come together and make a real difference.  

Summit programme

Drinks reception on the terrace pavilion
19:00 - 22:30 Houses of Parliament

This year we are delighted to present to guests, the opportunity to attend our drinks reception at the Houses of Parliament. A chance to network and continue discussing the day's themes, alongside other FPA/RISCAuthority members. Tickets for this event can be bought along with Summit bookings or independently.

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Confirmed Fire Sector Summit Plenary Sessions

Plenary 1:  : Fire protection competency in construction; industry response group update – Graham Watts, Chief Executive, Construction Industry Council

Plenary 2: The fire insurance landscape for 2019 and beyond – James Dalton, Director of General Insurance Policy, Association of British Insurers

Plenary 3: : Introducing the International Fire Safety Standards committee – Gary Strong, Director of Practice Standards & Technical Guidance, RICS

Plenary 4: Robust testing and certification of timber fire doors – Mike Wood, on behalf of FSF and ASDMA
Brexit Plenary: The implications for the sector – Panel discussion:
Anthony Burd, BSI – Changes to British Standards.
Paul Pope, Director of the FIA – What assurance the manufacturers and service providers need leading up to Brexit.
Howard Passey, Principal Consultant, The FPA – Changes to regulations & legislation
Managing fire risk on the city of London estate – Terence Short, Principle Fire Safety adviser, City of London Corporation

National Fire Chief Council updates – Roy Wilsher, Chairman 

Case study: Glasgow art school fire - Lewis Ramsay, Director of Response and Resilience, City of Glasgow Fire and Rescue Service 

More speakers and full programme details to be announced soon. 

Summit chair - Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins

We are delighted to have Charlotte Hawkins returning to chair the Fire Sector Summit for the second year running. As seen on ITV's Good Morning Britain and hosting her own Sunday afternoon show on Classic FM. We are thrilled to have her back once again.

Venue Details


10 Things to know about One Great George Street
The venue won 'Best Conference Centre (under 500 theatre)' at the Conference Awards 2018
Global headquarters of Institue of Civil Engineers 
Its an early example of steel frame technology in Britain with approximately 1,227 tonnes of steel 
Seen in films such as; In the Loop, Starter for 10, Gandhi and Bridget Jones - Edge of reason
Played host to Breakfast with Frost's 10th-anniversary episode
Borris Johnson chose it as the London 2012 Olympic and 
Paralympic games media centre
It is a grade 2 listed Edwardian building
It became available for public events in 1989
A painting specially commissioned in 1978 of Queen Elizebeth II hangs in the foyer celebrating 150th anniversary of the first Royal Charter of the Institution of Civil Engineers
The building was constructed between 1910 and 1913


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Fire Sector Summit 2017



We are delighted to announce ROCKWOOL UK as our headline sponsor.