Conference Program Committee

* Kees Both, Promat BV, (co-chair)
* Bruce Clarke, AIG
* Gary Daniels, Hoare Lea Fire
* John "JC" Harrington, FM Global
* Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE
* Jimmy Jönsson, JVVA Fire & Risk
* Koen van Herpe, Fire-TEC
* James Landmesser, Jr. UT Battelle Corporation
* Peter van de Leur, DGMR
* Armelle Muller, CNPP Entreprise, (co-chair)
* Paul Rivers, 3M
* Piotr Tofilo, Polish State Fire Brigade
* Victoria Valentine, SFPE
* Gabriele Vigne, JVVA Fire & Risk


Top Things To See In Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Starting as a dam constructed in 1270 on the Rotte River, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre. Its strategic location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea and at the heart of a massive rail, road, air and inland waterway distribution system extending throughout Europe is the reason that Rotterdam is often called the "Gateway to Europe".

About The Conference

The 2nd SFPE Europe Conference on Fire Safety Engineering will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 5-6 February 2018. The SFPE conference is being hosted by SFPE Benelux with support from our SFPE European Chapters Coordination Group (ECCG). In-conjunction with the conference we will be holding our professional development seminars, 7-8 February 2018.

SFPE's conferences have established a reputation globally as the premier events for keeping abreast of advancements in fire safety engineering. Fire safety engineering is growing rapidly in many European countries. The SFPE ECCG has been addressing the regional needs to facilitate greater networking, collaboration, and exchange among fire safety engineering professionals as well as a pursuit of technical knowledge and education. For 2018, the conference will focus on the following timely topics in Europe: healthcare; redevelopment and retrofit of offices and industrial buildings; transport and logistics of car parks, railroads, ships and tunnels; industrial hazards in power, oil and gas, and petrochemical; and research and innovation advancements.

Keynote Speakers

David Charters
Principal Consultant
Risktec Solutions Ltd.
Brian Meacham
Associate Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Our Attendees

Our attendees are comprised of fire protection engineers, fire safety engineers, fire engineers, architects, contractors, suppliers, facilities managers, developers, and allied professionals. Will we see you there?


Hilton Rotterdam

Hilton Rotterdam is set in the heart of the vibrant city center - alive with cafés, restaurants and cultural events. Situated within walking distance of the Rotterdam Central Station, and between the entertainment, business and shopping district, the hotel is the perfect starting point to explore all that Rotterdam has to offer. An interior with classic elegance and stylish modernity, plus an exterior named a national monument, Hilton Rotterdam is the ultimate urban retreat. The devoted team will go the extra mile to ensure you have a memorable stay.


Hilton Rotterdam
Weena 10
3012 CM
The Netherlands
+31 (0)10 7108009
Book online here