SFPE is proud to host the inaugural 2017 Middle East Conference - Getting-It-Right: Tools and Strategies to Improve Fire Protection Engineering on Projects, which will be held the 19-23 March in Dubai, UAE. The event will showcase the Middle East and International projects, success stories and lessons learned as well as advanced and cutting-edge practices in fire protection used to protect people, property and the environment from fire. With leading professionals from around the globe participating in this event, it will offer unparalleled opportunities for networking with peers and exploring new product, technologies, and business opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai!
- Shamim Rashid-Sumar, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Business Development-Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES (co-chair)
- Susan Lamont, CEng., Associate Director, Arup (co-chair)
- Ali A. Mokhtar, Manager, Saudi Aramco
- Paul Rivers, P.E., FSFPE, Senior Fire Protection Specialist, 3M (2017 SFPE President)
- John Woycheese, P.E., Ph.D., Fire Protection Engineer, Saudi Aramco
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 4,200 members, 66 regional and local chapters, and 15 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.
By attending the 2017 Middle East Conference, you will earn valuable professional development hours (PDHs) towards meeting your licensing requirements. Additional PDHs can be earned by attending the pre-conference technical seminars.