Nexans to host fire safety cable conference addressing challenges of materials, legislation and liability

First fire safety cable conference hosted in Brussels will welcome experts to discuss developments in the industry in the wake of new legislation

Paris, September 15, 2014 – Nexans will host its first fire safety cable conference in Brussels on 23 October 2014. The conference, entitled “A clear view on fire safety cables: Addressing the challenges of materials, legislation and liability”, will gather industry experts, specifiers and academics to discuss recent developments in the industry amongst many other topics.

Better call an expert than a firemanNexans specialists and other recognized experts will present on various issues affecting the fire safety cable industry, including the new legislation in the European Union and its implications for Belgium, trends in fire safety cable materials as well as liability. Presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion with all attendees.

“At present the fire safety cable industry is in a state of change after the introduction of new regulation by the European Commission and Belgian government respectively. The conference will represent an excellent forum for people in the industry to come together to discuss these developments”, said Christof Dinkelmeyer, R&D Group Leader for Fire Safety & Services at Nexans Research Centre in Nuremberg, who will also be speaking at the conference.

“We have an outstanding line-up of speakers with recognised experts such as Professor Patrick van Hees from Lund University; Ludo Cornelis, Professor at the Free University of Brussels and Of Counsel at Eubelius; Jacques Vertessen, expert consultant on the Construction Products Regulation and Catherine Grimonpont from the FPS Economy. The conference is essential for everyone who wants to remain informed about what’s going on in the fire safety cable industry currently” continued Pascal Place, Marketing Manager with Nexans Benelux.

The conference will take place on the 23rd of October 2014 and will be hosted at the Diamant conference centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Participation is open to professionals involved in specifying electrotechnic installations in buildings and having to factor in fire safety measures. As the number of seats is limited, prior online registration is necessary. You can register for the conference here:

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