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World’s Leading Thinkers on High-Rise Fire Safety Coming to FDIC International 2024

World’s Leading Thinkers on High-Rise Fire Safety Coming to FDIC International 2024

The 8th International Tall Building/High Rise Conference will make its US debut April 15-17, 2024 alongside FDIC International in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The event, recognized by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), will bring delegates together with speakers from around the world for three days to provide valuable insights into current best practices, tall building fire safety innovation, and relevant high-fire safety issues including façade testing, 2nd stair debate, smoke hoods, green walls, electric vehicles, PV panels, tall timber, means of escape for vulnerable people, smoke control, high-rise firefighting, drones, hoarding residents, balcony fire risks, new generation fire detection, case studies, car parks, high-rise construction, lithium-ion batteries, tenant/resident engagement, arson prevention, fire engineering developments, and lots more.

This will mark the 8th edition of the Tall Building Fire Safety Conference, with previous events featuring many of the leading thinkers on high rise fire safety.  Previous conferences attracted delegates from 22 countries and included representation from architecture, insurance, building control, construction, fire product manufacturers, and firefighters.

FDIC International, owned and managed by Clarion Events, is North America’s premiere fire and rescue event, attracting over 34,000 industry professionals annually. “We are thrilled to partner with the Tall Buildings Fire and Safety Network to bring their highly regarded conference to the United States. Their purpose synergistically aligns with FDIC’s core mission of training as we continue to bring key players to the forefront for the betterment of those who serve, save, and protect. While we are confident this event will be of interest to those who currently attend FDIC we are also pleased to welcome a new audience including architects, building managers, engineers, and insurers to learn and develop future initiatives together on making tall buildings safer, said Eric Schlett, Executive Vice President, Clarion Events Fire Rescue Group.

International Tall Building/High Rise Conference Director, Russ Timpson added “Partnering with FDIC in the US is a great opportunity for the International Tall Building Fire Safety Network. We have lots of interest from around the World to attend, contribute, network, and above all learn. The conference will feature international thought leaders on all aspects of high-rise fire safety”.

Each day will also feature a topical and relevant debate:

Day 1 – ‘Have lessons been Learned from Grenfell Tower and Bronx fire tragedies?’ Debate

Day 2 – ‘Are we ready for Green Walls, Tall Timber in High Rise?’ Debate

Day 3 – ‘How are changing occupant behaviour and characteristics affecting fire safety in high-rise residential buildings?’ Debate

Several International Fire Safety Membership organisations will be sending delegates to the conference, which will provide a good basis for analysing contrasting approaches and policies. High-profile VIP speakers will be delivering keynote addresses and providing insights into work underway around the World on issues such as façade testing, tall timber, evacuation of people with mobility impairment, fire risk assessment and firefighting.

The full programme will be available shortly, but tickets are strictly limited and you are encouraged to book and commit early. Anyone else interested in attending the conference can benefit from an ‘Early Bird Discount’ (limited number) 25% off RRP.

About FDIC:  FDIC International is the leading annual event for fire and rescue professionals from around the world. FDIC offers world-class hands-on training, workshops, and education from renowned instructors. The exhibit hall boasts over 800 exhibitors showcasing the most innovative products and services. The FDIC experience is more than your traditional trade show it’s about celebrating camaraderie and coming together to learn and share experiences with peers from around the world.  There is no other event like FDIC International and to experience it, you simply have to attend. Find out more at FDIC’s 2024 conference program and registration will be available on October 9th.

About Tall Building Fire Safety Network:  Tall Building Fire Safety Network (TBFSN) business was established in 2009 to facilitate learning on all aspects of high rise fire safety. Since that time, TBFSN has delivered seven International Tall Building Fire Safety Conferences featuring World experts on fire safety. The full conference presentation archive can be found at Presentation Archive - Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network (

Press & General enquiries:  
Tall Building Fire Safety Network:
Russ Timpson tel: +44 07951190576; e-mail:, web:

FDIC International:
Lauren Ocoma,,