On 13 and 14 June, The Encon Group, an independent distributor of building materials, gathered industry professionals at its first Passive Fire Protection Showcase. Representing the South East and hosted at Encon’s East London branch, the event attracted leading manufacturers, specialist contractors, main contractors and builders’ merchants from across the region.

The Showcase, entitled Burning Wisdom, invited industry experts to share knowledge and insights in the field of passive fire protection, with guest speakers, product workshops and practical demonstrations enhancing awareness and understanding of this specialist market.

Speaker sessions and training were delivered by Promat, PFC Corofil, Rockwool, Firefly, Quelfire and the industry trade body, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP). Speakers covered pertinent topics such as protection for structural steel, the Building Safety Act, the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) and new innovations.

Encon’s leading fire protection specialist, Neville White, also presented, focusing on the role of the distributor in the supply of passive fire solutions and explaining Encon’s project support to help customers navigate the complexities of new building regulation and compliance.

Attendees also had the opportunity to meet and network with manufacturers in the exhibition area, where Promat, PFC Corofil, Rockwool, Firefly, Quelfire, European Steel Profiles, Knauf Insulation, Fermacell, Kemwell Group showcased their specialist solutions.

Live product demonstrations were delivered by Promat and Firefly, and other activity included a tour of Encon’s warehouse and meeting with Encon’s specialist teams from across the region, representing East London, West London and Maidstone branches.

Customers also had the opportunity to take part in a darts competition with ‘The King of Darts’, Bobby George, for some fun and light entertainment during the day.

Neville comments:

“It was fantastic to see so many attendees and exhibitors support our Fire Protection Showcase, reflecting a strong desire from customers and the industry to share knowledge and best practice around building safety and passive fire protection.

“The Showcase also provided the opportunity to demonstrate our experience and expertise in this important area, as well as learn from the knowledge of our industry colleagues. Our specialist teams and manufacturer partners are ready to support customers at every stage.”

Simon Vyvyan, Site Director at Encon & Nevill Long East London, adds:

“We really enjoyed hosting customers, suppliers and industry professionals to share and build our collective fire protection expertise and provide an environment for open discussion and learning. The event was beneficial for all involved and the feedback from our customers and suppliers has been exceptional.”

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