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2017 Middle East Conference Keynotes Announced

Monday, November 21, 2016  
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Thinking about attending 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, United Arab Emirates? Don't delay-- the early-bird discount registration and hotel cutoff both end on Friday, 3 February 2017. Register today and book your hotel room to secure the best rates for this don't-miss event.


The 2017 program, spearheaded by Conference Program Co-chairs Shamim Rashid-Sumar, P.E., LEED AP, and Susan Lamont, CEng., along with the program committee, has put together an outstanding technical program in two tracks covering:

  • Aviation and Fire Safety
  • Combustible Materials and Facades
  • Human Behavior
  • Performance-Based Design and Delivery
  • Smoke Control

Visit the SFPE website to view the complete program.


We are fortunate to have such a great lineup. Register today and hear from our superlative keynotes:

Wednesday, 22 March

40 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From the U.S. to China to the World
Peter A. Weismantle, FAIA, RIBA, Director of Supertall Building Technology, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture



James Antell, P.E., AIA, Vice-President-International, Jensen Hughes

Thursday, 23 March

Challenges of Today and Tomorrow in Fire Science and Engineering
Guillermo Rein, Ph.D., Reader in Thermal Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Fire Technology

Continuing Professional Development Seminars

In addition to the technical presentations offered during the conference, you can amplify the value of this learning opportunity by attending one of the pre-conference continuing professional development seminars. Seminars are taught by the top leaders and subject matter experts in the field. You can earn up to an additional 21 PDHs by participating in these seminars.


Interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring? Exhibit and sponsor spaces are selling out quickly, so don’t delay--click here to access 2017 Sponsor and Exhibit information, or contact Brian Marks, Media and Event Sales at or 410-316-9855.

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