Can you give some tips for those exhibiting for the first time in London and specifically at FIREX International? (venue rules, customs, business etiquette...)

Exhibiting is a great way to generate global business with high-quality buyers as you meet face-to-face. It is essential to plan, make sure you use the free meetings service at FIREX to arrange meetings ahead of time. You should take advantage of any networking opportunities and follow up with potential business promptly after the show. If you need any assistance during the event there will be help points on the show floor. For more information check our FAQ page. 

Can anybody attend this tradeshow? How to register?

The event is suited for anyone with who is responsible for fire safety in commercial or residential premises. Registration is quick, simply and free from the official web page. With your FIREX badge, you’ll also be able to access the co-located Security, Health & Safety, and Facilities shows.

What is the exhibitor profile?

Manufacturers and distributors big and small, from across the world exhibit at FIREX. Exhibitors produce and distribute a wide range of products including, alarms, fire signaling systems, sprinkler heads and smoke detectors. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on structural fire protection which includes fire doors, fire stopping, sealants and fire-resistant glazing. Exhibitors include leading manufacturers such as Apollo Fire Detectors, Advanced, Fire Fighting Enterprises, Klaxon, Hochiki, C-Tec, Kentec, AICO, Securiton, Vimpex, GERDA and Detector Testers.

What is the visitor profile?  

FIREX has visitors from all stages of the buying chain: installers, fire safety engineers, manufacturers, end-users, distributors and consultants. Last year 35% of visitors had an annual purchasing budget of over £100,000,000. In 2018, visitors included: Head of Fire Safety - Heathrow Airport, Asset Protection Manager – Michelin Tyre PLC, Senior Risk Engineer – Zurich Insurance PLC., and President & CEO – Simplex Aerospace.

Can you give us some participation results from the last edition? How many visitors attended? From how many different nationalities?

Over 18,000 fire safety professionals attended last year’s event from 70 nationalities, which was an amazing 12% increase from 2017.

Lastly, regarding the exhibitor, how many stand exhibitors participate in the last edition?  From how many different nationalities they are?

Last year there were 165 exhibiting companies from 29 countries, and the top 5 industry sectors were: Construction, Manufacturers, Installers, Distributors and Government. This is a number we hope to exceed again as the show goes from strength to strength.