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Global Technical Services are sponsoring The Future of Fire Conference

Women Talking Fire

Thu 16 Nov 2023 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Queens Hotel, LS1 1PJ

Global Technical Services are excited to be sponsoring The Future of Fire Conference.

Join us to talk, listen and learn at this one-day fire safety technical event designed to inspire, inform and develop delegates.

Earlybird tickets available at a 30% discount until 16th September 2023.

Standard Tickets £150

Conference Programme:

9.00am Welcome – Judith Evans, Rowans Fire Safety

9.15am Keynote – Mandy Youssef, Associate Fire Engineer at BB7 and three-time national award-winning Engineer

10.00am Planning Gateway One – Fire Safety at the Planning Stage – Mark Wilson, Planning Gateway One Operational Lead at the Building Safety Regulator

11.15am Legal Pitfalls for Fire Safety Professionals – How to Safeguard Your Practice – Hannah Eales, Partner and Barrister at Kingsley Napley LLP and Head of Fire Safety. Hannah is a regulatory, health and safety and criminal law specialist and an experienced advocate

12.00pm Human Behaviour in Fire – Mary Button, Senior Fire Engineer at Delta Fire Engineering Ltd

1.45pm Timber, Steel & Concrete – Materials in Fire (panel discussion)  Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering at The Concrete Centre, Cameron Creamer, Senior Fire Engineer at Arup and Dr Mostafa Jafarian, Technical Director at Hydrock
3.15pm Why the Public Respond in Emergencies: A Behavioural Science Approach Dr Anne Templeton, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at The University of Edinburgh

4.15pm Close – Judith Evans, Rowans Fire Safety

Getting to the Conference: The Queens Hotel is next door to Leeds train station. Leeds Bus and Coach Station is a short walk from the hotel. Leeds Bradford International airport is 12 miles away. There is no parking at the hotel but there are 2 nearby car parks which offer discounted rates for hotel delegates – see By Road section at

Overnight Accommodation can be booked at a discounted rate of £175 inc VAT per room by quoting ‘Women Talking Fire’ when contacting The Queens Hotel directly by phone on 0113 243 1323 or by email at Online hotel booking websites may offer cheaper rates.

A Welcome Dinner will be held on 15th November 2023 in the John Charles Suite at the Queens Hotel at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm.
Tickets for the dinner are £20 and can be purchased with the conference tickets.

Conference Photographer: Angela Carrington at The Bigger Picture Agency Ltd will be documenting the conference. Looking to update your social media profile? Angela will be available to take professional headshots of delegates for a nominal fee of £10.