Effective Procurement to enable Innovation

Following on from the success of last year’s UK Fire and Rescue Landscape conference we are delighted to announce that the joint NFCC-FIA Event is back by popular demand.

View the full event programme here 

This years event will take place on 4th and 5th February at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire and will follow a similar format to last years event with a few improvements having listened to your feedback.

The aim of the event is to bring suppliers, fire and rescue staff and wider fire sector stakeholders together to work collectively to achieve a better future for the sector as a whole. 

With this in mind we will be covering a range of subjects over the two days under the theme ‘Effective procurement to enable innovation'.

Attendees will arrive at lunchtime on 4th February and the afternoon will focus on sharing and networking with all attendees,  This will give all delegates a chance to share their thoughts on innovation in the sector and suppliers will be showcasing the latest developments and innovations in their products. The afternoon will also have 2 keynote sessions that will be interspersed with the networking.

On the evening of 4th we will have a dinner enabling reflections with connections, new and old followed by an after dinner address by Kresse Westling (see bio below). 

Day 2 we will continue with the conference programme and the day will conclude at approximately 4pm.

Delegate places are open to all including those from Fire and Rescue Services and those from the wider Fire sector, including supplier and product manufactures.   

There are a range of attendance options available on the booking tab.  If you wish to showcase  innovative products, and latest developments there is an option to have a table top stand.

There is a discount of £250 on stand prices for all FIA members.

A stand includes a table top space to showcase your products, attendance for 2 representatives (including lunch, refreshments and conference attendance) over the two days.  Dinner and accommodation must be booked in addition to the exhibition package.  Added benefits to exhibitors include your company branding displayed on the screens throughout the venue, as well as any photographs and short video clips captured during the event of your stand and visitors post event, which you are welcome to use.

Under the theme of ‘Effective Procurement to enable Innovation’ we will have a range of fantastic presentations over the two days including:

4th February:

* Official conference and market place opening – to take place in the exhibition area

* Setting the scene and behaviours around procurement.

* Emerging Themes and Challenges in the Fire and Rescue Service

* Evening Keynote: Kresse is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience. After first meeting with the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which turns industrial waste into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to charities related to the waste. Elvis & Kresse’s first line is made from decommissioned fire hose, 50% of the profits from this line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.The company now collects 12 different waste streams, has several charitable partnerships and is involved with collaborations across industries, including most recently a five year partnership with the Burberry Foundation.

5th February: 

* Art of the Possible – Innovation

* Procurement Expertise – How do others manage this challenge?

* Ministry of Defence – Case study on how they have achieved innovation

* Fire and Rescue Service procurement journey, sharing best practice and tips to avoid common issues.

* Supplier procurement journey – Sharing how to get the most value from your procurement process.

* FRS Trading companies and applying the best practice guidance.

* International Trading – The Department of International Trade sharing the latest Defence and Security Export Strategy and how Fire fits in.

* The UK Fire Export offer and NFCC international work

This event will sell out so use the booking tab to book your place now! 


Hollie Tell, Business and Events Manager
E: hollie.tell@nationalfirechiefs.org.uk
T: 07815 184471

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