Fulmination 2020

Together, Towards Tomorrow.

inaugural international explosives conference | 31st March – 2nd April

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Inaugural International Explosives Conference

All In One Event Incorporating

Ordnance Munitions & Explosives Conference | IExpE Annual Conference | Early Careers Symposium | Gala Dinner & Awards

The Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE) is the natural home for anyone working within the explosives industry. IExpE prides itself in promoting best practices and therefore fostering the highest standards across all sectors of the industry.

IExpE is the professional body for the explosives industry that enables and promotes consultation between individuals, professional private organisations, government departments, and armed forces experts.

Fulmination 2020 is the all in one event incorporating the former Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives Conference (OME), Early Careers Symposium and the IExpE Conference.

By bringing all sectors of the industry together Fulmination 2020 will provide greater networking opportunities to drive the industry together, towards tomorrow.

Full Schedule TBC

Confirmed Speakers

Dave Welch
Dave WelchPresident of the Institute
Dave trained initially in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer before moving into the field of Mine Warfare/Explosive Ordnance Disposal and has over 30 years experience in dealing with explosives and explosive articles both in the Military and Commercial sectors.
Mandy Hickson
Mandy HicksonOnly Female Pilot on her Front Line
Mandy Hickson was the only female pilot on her Front Line Tornado Squadron, flying multimillion pound fast jets for the Royal Air Force. She has operated in hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone over Iraq.
Alex Crow
Alex CrowNLP & Psychology
Alex Crow served for 15 years in the Metropolitan Police in London, before leaving to pursue his wild dreams of performing for a living. After years of studying body language, NLP, and Psychology, with a healthydose of intuition…
Andy Grantham
Andy GranthamAmmunition Management
Andy Grantham is a Technical Advisor within the Ammunition Management Advisory Team (AMAT). AMAT is a technical assistance mechanism set up by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)…
Rik Arthur
Rik ArthurBSc(Hons) MSc MBA CEng MIET MIExpE
Rik has over 5 years of experience in the field, working with munitions and explosives in both Military and Commercial applications; currently the Technical Director at Primetake Ltd with accountability for facility management across the site…
Stephen Miller
Stephen MillerTrials Conducting Officer/Explosives Consultant
Steve has 36 years in explosives, including Fireworks, Bomb Disposal, Warheads Research, Special Effects (for Stage, Film and Battle Simulation), Structural Demolition, Area Clearance, Expert Witness, Initiation Design and Conducting Trials.
Paul Walker
Paul WalkerEOC Engineer
Paul had a successful career spanning 29 years in the Royal Air Force.
He was employed in all aspects of his trade as a Weapons Technician.
From Small Arms to Nuclear Weapon Load Team Chief…
Frederick Kuhnow
Frederick KuhnowManagement & Design
Mr. Kuhnow is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of multidisciplinary experience with focus in geo-structural engineering, seismic design of nuclear facilities, drill & blast engineering, surface and underground construction.
Andy Oppenheimer
Andy OppenheimerAIExpE MIABTI
Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is an author, analyst & consultant in counter-terrorism and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons & explosives).
Robert McClure
Robert McClurePresident of R.A. McClure
Robert McClure is President of R.A. McClure, Inc. (RAM) an international independent explosive technical services consulting firm. Mr. McClure attended The Ohio State University…
Frank Hirthammer
Frank HirthammerTTE-Europe GmbH
As a speaker at the ISEE Conferences in the United States and the European EFEE Conferences, he has been imparting knowledge about the Track & Trace of civil explosives for 5 years.
Phil Pitcher
Phil PitcherDE&S and SDA Specialist Fellow
Phil has worked in the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Explosive Safety Organisations as a Technical Specialist for 14 years. He is a Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) specialist fellow for maritime explosive safety technology.
Andrew Gausden
Andrew GausdenEast Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
Andrew Gausden is head of department responsible for delivery of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Services statutory responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and associated health and safety legislation.
Dr. Ernest L. Baker
Dr. Ernest L. BakerTechnology Specialist Officer, Warhead Technology NATO, MSIAC
Dr. Baker (USA) joined the NATO Munitions Safety Information and Analysis Centre (MSIAC) in Brussels, Belgium on 1 June 2016 as the Technology Specialist Officer for Warheads Technology.
Paul Verrico
Paul VerricoLeading lawyer in the field of safety and wellbeing
Paul Verrico is a Partner and experienced Solicitor-Advocate in our EHS team, specialising in representing both individuals and organisations in the Transport, Education and Local Government sectors.
Jim Vernon (Snr)
Jim Vernon (Snr)Former chairman and founder member of (DESA).
Jim Vernon was the former chairman and founder member of the Drugs and Explosives Search Association (DESA). After leaving the British Army in the mid 70’s Jim has spent his time teaching CT- search mostly utilising dog and handler teams.
Neil Stanley
Neil Stanley
This could be you
This could be youWant To Speak?
Submit your abstract for presentation at the IExpE Inaugural Combined Explosives Conference – Fulmination 2020 by email to charlottepenwright@iexpe.org.

Call for Speakers

Fulmination 2020 combines the Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives Conference (OME), IExpE Conference, and Early Careers Symposium (organised by IExpE)

Topics of Interest

Senior MoD personnel (1* etc)
Senior civil servants (Regulators/BEIS/HSE)
Fireworks industry
Special effects
Commercial EOD
Offshore
Innovation
Defence & weaponry
Storage
Trading standards
Education sector
An IExpE Past President – how the industry have evolved in the last 10 years
An IExpE Fellow

IExpE are seeking a broad selection of topics from civilian and military environments.

Call for Speakers

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Why You Should Attend

Event Sponsors

Access to over 25 event sponsors stands who will be showcasing the latest products from some of the biggest companies in the explosives industry.

Delegates Networking

Networking

Fulmination 2020 will deliver a range of engagement and networking opportunities to an international audience.

Seminars & Workshops

Bringing all sectors of the explosive industry together presents an unmissable opportunity for Fulmination delegates to develop and understand how each sector of the industry works.

Gala Dinner

On the first night of Fulmination 2020 (Tuesday 31st March 2020) we invite you to attend the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening. Delegates will enjoy 3-course dinner and be entertained by the well known after dinner speaker.

Awards

Awards

Fulmination 2020 will see the biggest celebration of the industry that IExpE has ever held, and will recognise outstanding work across the industry, reflect the reality of how they operate, and the interwoven nature of so much of what they do. The award categories include the Harold Swinnerton Award, Editor’s Award, Rosenthal Silver Salver, President’s Award, Company of the Year, Young Person of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Manager of the Year, Training Provider of the Year and Working Group of the Year.

Fulmination Fireworks

Fireworks Display

The second evening of Fulmination 2020 delegates will enjoy a Street Food Buffet providing excellent networking opportunities. The evening will come to a close with a spectacular fireworks display.

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The Venue

DE VERE WOKEFIELD ESTATE, GOODBOYS LANE
READING, RG7 3AE

An impressive mansion house hotel near Reading. There has been an estate at Wokefield since the first house was built in the 1560’s for the wealthy Plowden family.

Set in 250 acres of Berkshire parkland, its history is etched in the different architectural features that greet you throughout.

Platinum Plus

2 available
  • includes all of the Platinum package
  • 6x4m stand available in the reception, prime location.
  • full page advert inside covers in the event conference programme

Platinum

4 available
  • 3x2m floor stand
  • full page advert in all editions of the journal Explosives Engineering for one year
  • 10% discount for existing company/corporate members
  • full page advert in the event conference programme
  • one company flag
  • gala dinner (up to 8 guests)
  • plus much more…

Gold

10 available
  • 3x2m floor stand
  • full page advert in two editions of the journal Explosives Engineering
  • 5% discount for existing company/corporate members
  • outdoor signage
  • half page advert in the event conference programme
  • company section on the website
  • plus much more…

Silver

6 available
  • 1.52×0.8m table stand
  • company logo on the event page on the IExpE website
  • company logo on the sponsor listings on IExpE website and screens
  • company logo printed in the event programme
  • quarter page advert in the event conference programme
  • company logo shared with other companies on welcome page and screens
  • plus much more…

Bronze

6 available
  • 1.52×0.8m table stand
  • half page advert in one edition of the journal Explosives Engineering
  • company logo printed in the event programme
  • company logo on the event sponsor listing page
  • half page advert in the event conference programme
  • company pull up banner next to stand
  • two people (stand entry only)

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