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The FPA17 Conference in Sydney a great success

The Australian Fire Protection Association annual conference was held in Sydney last week. The conference and exhibition ran over the three days 3rd to 6th of May in the newly completed Sydney International Conference Centre at Darling Harbour.  The exhibition comprised of 61 exhibitors covering 92 booths with a combination of platinum exhibitors and many first timers. Several exhibitors will be contributing stories to the next edition of Asia Pacific Fire Magazine. Speakers covered many subjects from equipment, research, techniques, compliance and design.

Featured speakers included: –

  • Jim Pauly, President and CEO, National Fire Protection Association USA.
  • Neil Savery, General Manager, Australian Building Codes Board
  • Stephen Kip, Director, SKIP Consulting
  • Andrew Battye, Manager, Dangerous Goods & Explosives, SafeWork NSW

Asia Pacific Fire editor Neil Bibby spoke on the effective use of inbuilt fire safety equipment by firefighters in high-rise buildings.

The charity dinner raised a record amount of money for the Fiona Woods Foundation www.fionawoodfoundation.com researching into burns treatments.

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