The Airport Fire Officers Conference is moving to London Gatwick Airport

Published:  04 March, 2015

The next Airport Fire Officers Conference will be held from January 20-21, 2016, however, instead of its usual venue in Dublin, the event is moving to the Hilton at London Gatwick, UK.

Barry Alderslade, Deputy Airport Fire Manager at London Gatwick Airport and committee member of the Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) commented: ‘AFOA is taking the plunge, and we have found a new venue for 2016. Dublin has been fantastic, but we have just outgrown it. Due to increased demand for delegate spaces, and in order to further enhance our sponsor and exhibitor experience, we have chosen to change location to the Hilton at Gatwick.’

Barry listed several reasons for the move. ‘Gatwick Airport is easy to reach by road, rail and air, and the quality and space the Hilton offers is absolutely outstanding. Parking facilities are fantastic as well, and we have already booked a bespoke area of the hotel for conference delegates.

A range of world class experts has already been confimred to speak at the conference on a variety of ARFF-related topics, and Barry is encouraging liaison officers and operational teams involved in ARFF to take advantage of the early bird discount and book a place for next year's AFOA event.

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