About the SFPE Europe Conference & Expo

The 2nd SFPE Europe Conference on Fire Safety Engineering will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 5-6 February 2018. The SFPE conference is being hosted by SFPE Benelux with support from our SFPE European Chapters Coordination Group (ECCG). In-conjunction with the conference we will be holding our professional development seminars, 7-8 February 2018.

SFPE's conferences have established a reputation globally as the premier events for keeping abreast of advancements in fire safety engineering. Fire safety engineering is growing rapidly in many European countries. The SFPE ECCG has been addressing the regional needs to facilitate greater networking, collaboration, and exchange among fire safety engineering professionals as well as a pursuit of technical knowledge and education. For 2018, the conference will focus on the following timely topics in Europe: healthcare; redevelopment and retrofit of offices and industrial buildings; transport and logistics of car parks, railroads, ships and tunnels; industrial hazards in power, oil and gas, and petrochemical; and research and innovation advancements.

Program Committee

* Kees Both, Promat BV, (co-chair)
* Bruce Clarke, AIG
* Gary Daniels, Hoare Lea Fire
* John "JC" Harrington, FM Global
* Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE
* Jimmy Jönsson, JVVA Fire & Risk
* Koen van Herpe, Fire-TEC
* James Landmesser, Jr. UT Battelle Corporation
* Peter van de Leur, DGMR
* Armelle Muller, CNPP Entreprise, (co-chair)
* Paul Rivers, 3M
* Piotr Tofilo, Polish State Fire Brigade
* Victoria Valentine, SFPE
* Gabriele Vigne, JVVA Fire & Risk

About SFPE

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) was established in 1950 and incorporated as an independent organization in 1971. It is the professional society representing those practicing the field of fire protection engineering. The Society has over 4,500 members, 73 regional and local chapters, and 16 student chapters worldwide.

The purpose of SFPE is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.

SFPE supports the development of the annual Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensing exam in fire protection and the grading of those exams under the auspices of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Several volunteer standing committees work under the Society’s auspices on technical projects to further advance the state of the profession.

Earn Professional Development Hours

By attending the 2018 Europe Safety Fire Engineering Conference & Expo, you will earn valuable professional development hours (PDHs) towards meeting your licensing requirements. Additional PDHs can be earned by attending the optional seminars.


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