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Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Trailblazer Launch

On Wednesday 22nd February the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Trailblazer will be officially launched at UBM’s offices in Blackfriars, London. 

The Trailblazer has been developed by the Trailblazer Employer Group, with the support of the BSIA, Fire Industry Association (FIA) and Fire and Security Association (FSA), along with a range of other industry stakeholders. The project has been part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative, which focuses on employer-designed apprenticeship standards to ensure apprentices’ training and assessment directly meets industry and business needs. This new standard will replace the current industry apprenticeship framework.

The event is jointly hosted by the BSIA, FIA and FSA and will be taking place from 12:30 until 14:30, with a networking lunch being sponsored by CSL Dualcom. 

Have your say on UK Pavilions at overseas exhibitions

The benefits of exporting can be substantial. Not least the prospect of increasing sales and revenue. There are many rapidly growing economies in the world ready to buy British goods and services and help UK business expand their international reach. Another reason for exporting is increasing a business' ability to compete domestically. The experience gained from working in different markets, such as an increased awareness of other products and services and exposure of new ways to market can enhance business processes.

The benefits of exporting can far outweigh the costs, but being successful requires a commitment of resources, and overseas shows can be the first step in uncovering new prospects and geographic markets for your product or service. In addition, you can often find the right distribution partner who is looking for exactly what you have to offer. Taking part in an overseas exhibition does not need to be expensive and the rewards can be great if you choose the right show.

Download the flyer and express an interest in the shows that could have a UK Pavilion. Exhibiting as part of a UK Pavilion brings many benefits which ultimately help UK exhibitors enjoy a more successful, stress-free and profitable exhibition. As part of a UK Pavilion, UK exporters promote their products and services alongside each other at a reduced cost, and benefit from being located in a prime, central location on the show floor. 

As well as benefiting from prime stand space and the opportunity to exhibit under the 'Great Britain brand', companies exhibiting as part of the UK Pavilion also gain access to a range of top class support from the BSIA. The BSIA takes the strain out of booking stand space, acting as the liaison between exhibitors and the show organisers and provide a complete solution including stand design, stand construction and logistic support with the shipment of goods and products.

Euralarm Symposium 2017: Future of Fire and Security Services across Europe

Holiday Inn London Kensington, Wrights Ln, Kensington, London W8 52P
Monday 8th May 2017

The 2017 Euralarm Symposium will focus on the future of fire and security services across Europe and will present ways of turning this future into business opportunities. The symposium will be of interest to all stakeholders in the fire and security markets, including installers, system integrators, manufacturers, end users, facility or property managers, certification bodies and other interested groups. 

The first session of the two-part event will look at:

New European services standard ensures all players answer to the same requirements and quality customer experience

This session will concentrate on the consequence of the removal of trade barriers which simplifies cross-border movement for service providers in Europe. Whether product related or added value services, standard quality levels for service delivery to end users remain consistently important. The introduction of the EN 16763 European Services Standard should help this in 2017. The new standard has the purpose of ensuring that all players answer to the same requirements and deliver quality customer experiences. 

The second session will investigate the question:

How to make the most out of the already existing fire and security digital market?

In parallel to changing market conditions, developments in telecommunications are opening up opportunities for enhanced service offerings for both fire and security solutions. The digital market is already here, providing new possibilities for end users and service providers. Remote system integration enables numerous types of services to be available to address the needs of modern property owners and managers. However, there are issues around how this is done whilst ensuring the security and effectiveness of the systems. 

The symposium will also allow adequate time for discussions, networking and visiting the mini exhibition before, during and after the Symposium itself.

Full agenda

12.30 - Registration and Exhibits / Networking
14.00 - Introduction
14.20 - New European services standard ensures all players answer to the same requirements and quality customer experience

  • Overview of the EN 16763
  • End users' expectations (International property management and owners)
  • Plans on cross border certification
  • Q&A

15.30 - Exhibits and coffee
16.00 - The fire and security digital market is already here. How can you make the most of it?

  • Overview of Remote Services in Fire and Security
  • What does a reduction in site visits mean?
  • Do we have the necessary skilled engineers in remote centres?
  • Expectations and views of a property manager end user
  • Monitoring Centre (MARC)  and Installer - I'm a small installer, how do I ensure that your services meet the IT security requirements?
  • Q&A

17.15 - Summary
17.30 - Close