Program Committee

2023 European Conference Program Committee

Make plans to join your peers as the global fire protection and safety engineering community convenes at the SFPE23 European Conference & Expo on Fire Safety Engineering in Berlin, Germany.

The program committee represents SFPE Europe and SFPE European chapters and members to ensure that highly relevant and engaging technical fire safety topics are presented at the conference.

Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, members of SFPE Europe include the Society’s 20 European chapters in Albania, Austria, Benelux, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom, plus five student chapters at the Main School of Fire Service, Coimbra University, International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering, Imperial College/Greater London, and the University of Edinburgh. Learn more about SFPE Europe and its chapters at

Steering Committee

Kees Both, PMSFPE, Immediate Past Chair, SFPE Europe
David Grossmann, Chair, SFPE Europe
Jimmy Jönsson, FSFPE, President-Elect, SFPE
Udo Kirchner, Conference Co-Chair
Robert McNamee, PhD, Director-at-Large, SFPE Europe
Karl Wallasch, Conference Co-Chair

Program Committee

Kees Both, Benelux
Lucia Ortega Gimenez, Denmark
David Grossmann, Switzerland
Jimmy Jönsson, Spain
Udo Kirchner, Germany
Peter van de Leur, Benelux
Robert McNamee, PhD, Sweden
Paulo Ramos, Portugal
Gabriele Vigne, Spain
Karl Wallasch, UK
Wojciech Wegrzynski, PhD, Poland

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