Professor Brian Cox to headline IFSEC and FIREX 2017

Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon Weston CBE have been confirmed as keynote speakers for IFSEC and FIREX International 2017. Securing the services of Professor Cox is quite a coup for the P&M (Protection & Management) Series, which co-locates IFSEC, FIREX, the Safety & Health Show, Field Service Management Expo, Facilities Show and Professional Clothing Show. The eminent physicist, presenter of the BBC s The Wonders Of series and prolific scientific writer topped a recent poll of preferred keynote speakers among the P&M audience by a wide margin.

As well as presenting numerous TV and radio programmes (like Radio 4 s Infinite Monkey Cage) Cox is professor of particle physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is also the author of bestsellers Why Does E=mc ? and The Quantum Universe, while 950 scientific publications bear his name. Challenging any perception that physicists as socially awkward, badly dressed nerds, he was, somewhat incongruously, also a keyboard player for bands D:Ream and Dare in the 1990s and has become something of a pin-up. IFSEC International takes place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Dame Kelly Holmes won Gold for Great Britain (No team GB in those days) in the 800 metres and 1500 metres at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She still holds the British records for the 600, 800 and 1000 metre distances. Holmes, who for several years combined athletics with being a Sergeant Class 1 PTI in the army, has admitted to suffering from depression.

In 2008, Holmes founded the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, to support and develop athletes beyond sport, who then deliver on every single one of their transformational mentoring programmes for young people facing disadvantage. Simon Weston CBE is a British army veteran who rose to prominence after suffering severe burn injuries in 1982 during the Falklands War. Weston, who survived an attack on the warship on which he was stationed with 46% burns, has undergone countless operations in the years since. Weston was awarded an OBE in 1992 in recognition of charity work, notably in founding The Weston Spirit , a Liverpool-based young people s charity. He was also listed as one of the top 100 Welsh Heroes in 2004 and in 2014 was voted top of the UK`s Heroes Index. IFSEC International takes place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas.

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