Global Research Update Symposium
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, England

8:00 Registration, Morning Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks 
Peter Holland, Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor, UK Government

Session I Keynote Presentations
An overview of global warehouse configurations and challenges
Christina Francis, P&G Corporation, USA

9:45 Emerging Hazards in Recycling Facilities
Stuart Lloyd, Zurich Insurance, UK
Mark Andrews, London Fire Brigade, UK

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Session II Emerging Storage Hazards and Storage Configuration Challenges
Experience from fire sprinkler tests in a shuttle storage system
Magnus Arvidson, SP, Sweden

11:45 Protection Strategies for High Hazard Plastic Storage Contents
Steven Wolin, Code Consultants, Inc., USA
Tom Pedersen, IKEA, Sweden

Protection Strategies for High Hazard Plastic Storage Contents

12:30 Luncheon 

13:30 New Knowledge in Warehouse Storage Protection, FM Global Corporation, USA
Distilled Spirits Cased Goods Storage, Seth Sienkiewicz
Banded/Unbanded Roll Paper Hazards, Seth Sienkiewicz
Lithium Ion Batteries Flammability Characterization, Benjamin Ditch

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Learning from History - Solid Shelf Protection Strategies
Garner Palenske, AON, USA

16:15 Session III Panel Session
Insurance Industry Perspective on Emerging Storage Protection Challenges
Simon Perkins, Zurich Insurance
Marc Van de Velde, XL Insurance
Tom Roche, FM Global

17:30 Adjourn