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Big interest for CFPA E


Tommy Arvidsson, CFPA E and Frank Euler, VdS in the booth at FeuerTRUTZ exhibition in Nuremberg

22-23 February there was a Trade Fair, FeuerTRUTZ Exhibition, in Nuremberg in Germany. CFPA E got a possibility to borrow a corner of VdS (CFPA E’s member in Germany) booth to inform about our organisation and business. Between 400-500 people stoped to get information about us and approximately 60 persons sign for subscription of the Newsletter. ”I had two very busy days but it was great to meet all these people who showed interest of our work”, said Director Tommy Arvidsson. ”I hope we can expose our business in the same way in all countries where we have members”.

CFPA Europe presents itself at VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2016


CFPA Europe will be present at the VdS-FireSafety Cologne 2016 (7th/8th December) – for the first time with our own exhibition booth. We will be happy to inform visitors about our current offers, among them our internationally renowned certificates, our training courses throughout Europe, and our guidelines on European level.
As every year, VdS-FireSafety Cologne will take place in the Cologne Exhibition Centre and comprise a trade fair, six expert conferences – one of them the renowned conference on “Fire Extinguishing Systems” in simultaneous translation German/English –, and the Science and Exhibitors Forum , where universities and exhibitors will hold short presentations. CFPA Europe, too, will participate in the Exhibitors Forum and present our latest topics.

Further information can be found at:

3rd VdS-FireSafety Cologne

VdS-FireSafety1 International expert meeting in the Rhineland

More than 1,600 fire protection experts were welcomed at the VdS-FireSafety event in the Cologne fair. // VdS, Europe´s No. 1 for corporate security and safety, combined the only fair for fire safety in the Rhineland with four of the most important VdS conferences and two forums. // The next event is already fixed: VdS again invites participants to Cologne for the 2nd and 3rd December 2015.

Cologne, December 18th 2014. More than 1,600 visitors from 20 countries were welcomed at this year’s VdS-FireSafety Cologne. On 9th and 10th December, the event – arranged by Europe´s No. 1 institute for fire protection – presented several highlights: Established as well as new solutions from industry and research were shown to more than 1,000 experts in the conferences for fire extinguishing systems (international), fire detection and alarm systems, smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems, as well as during the traditional 2 days of professional development for fire protection managers. At the same time, 90 renowned exhibitors introduced their products and innovations at the only fair for fire safety in the Rhineland. Moreover, experts from several research establishments and specialist firms presented more than 30 lectures at the integrated forum for science and exhibitors.

Lars Braun, the VdS expert in charge of this major event, states gladly: “The VdS-FireSafety Cologne has, within only 3 years, become a very important sector meeting point – demonstrated by the fact there were 1,600 participants from all over the world. It’s great that we could present so many opportunities for knowledge exchange to so many experts from industry, authorities and research centers.” Next year VdS will again invite participants to this comprehensive forum for optimum fire safety. “We are looking forward to welcoming the experts once more in 2015”, says Braun. “At the Cologne fair on December 2nd and 3rd; we will once again present the trade fair, the forum for science and exhibitors, and five VdS conferences – four dealing with the established topics of fire protection systems and organisational fire protection, and a new one on `Fire protection for existing buildings´”.

In more than 25 expert conferences per year with a wide range of training courses, VdS pools 100 years of experience in the field of fire protection.

Caption VdS_FireSafety 1: More than 90 renowned exhibitors presented their innovations for optimal protection at the VdS FireSafety Cologne.

Caption VdS_FireSafety 2: Cologne Mayor Hans Werner Bartsch (CDU, 2nd from right) with Robert Reinermann, VdS Managing Director (2nd from left), Ingeborg Schlosser, Head of the VdS Training Center, and Lars Braun, the expert in charge of the fair organisation.

About VdS

VdS is one of the world’s most renowned and prestigious institutions for corporate security and safety, specialising in fire protection, security and natural disaster prevention. Our services include risk assessments, on-site inspections, certifications of products, companies and specialists, and a comprehensive training and publication programme.

The VdS seal of approval enjoys an excellent reputation in professional circles and among decision makers. VdS’ clients include industrial and commercial businesses in all industries, leading international manufacturers, system houses and professional specialists, as well as risk-conscious banks and insurers.

For further information please see:

VdS – Inspected. Approved. Safe.



Meet DBI at ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen

DBI is participating at Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2014, which takes place in Copenhagen from June 21-26. On a joint stand with the other GTS institutes (which is a network of nine independent Danish research and technology organizations), Martin Sandau Christiansen from DBI will demonstrate an eight camera multi-view stereo set-up that focuses on human identification based on build and gait. This technique, for instance, can be used to identify perpetrators of crimes.

ESOF is Europe’s largest general science meeting and is held in a European city every second year. The aim of this year’s conference is to reinforce the awareness of European science, technology and innovation. The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science expects 4,500 delegates and 30,000–50,000 visitors to Science in the City Festival that will take place in the Carlsberg City District during the conference.

Learn more about ESOF 2014 or contact Martin Sandau Christiansen for further information.




As usual, DBI – Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology participates in the international trade fair SMM 2012, Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology.

SMM is the leading international trade fair for the marine industry and has visitors and exhibitors from around the world. SMM is held every other year in Hamburg, Germany. This year SMM will take place from 4 – 7 September.

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