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NAPIT EXPO is Back and Bigger than Ever

NAPIT EXPO is Back and Bigger than Ever

NAPIT EXPO is back and bigger than ever for 2017.
 
The NAPIT EXPO team will be putting on their biggest show yet at four major locations in the UK, with a line-up of technical presentations set to impress!
 
The free-to-attend exhibition will take place all-day from 12-8pm. At each event there will be two seminar sessions running for three hours. Each session will be the same to allow working tradespeople to have the option of which sessions suites them the best to attend.
 

IFSEC and FIREX International announce keynotes for 2017; Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon Weston OBE

London, 3rd April 2017:  IFSEC and FIREX International, organised by UBM EMEA, is thrilled to announce its best ever inspirational speaker line-up. Rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE. Taking place as part of the Protection and Management Series 2017, Europe’s leading events for security, fire, safety, workwear, facilities and service management, at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 June 2017, these three keynotes will support over 84 hours of security and fire safety content.

Trace Software International to Present its New Software elec calc BIM During BIM World

Trace Software International, leading company in the creation of design software for industrial installations, will introduce its new CAD software elec calc BIM at the BIM World event on March 29-30, 2017 in Paris.

BARCELONA, Spain (March 21st, 2017) - During this major building and construction industry trade fair, Trace Software International is set to present its highly-anticipated new calculation software: elec calc BIM.

HUBER+SUHNER set to make its mark at electronica China with the latest connectivity solutions for industrial, communication and transportation markets

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HUBER+SUHNER will display a wide variety of technologies and solutions for the industrial, communications and transportation markets at electronica China 2017.

Among these products will be the SUCOFLEX 500 family of test assemblies, which hold unique measurement stability, extreme flexibility and usability, and have zero spring back, guaranteeing the most accurate and reliable performance in test and measurement environments.

Other HUBER+SUHNER technologies on show include the Q-ODC-12/24 fiber optic connectors – the smallest and most robust in their class – and the RADOX automotive battery cables. Industrial control and signal cables, radio frequency and microwave antennas, and optic fiber patch panels will also be shown at the HUBER+SUHNER booth.

Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017

Berlin 2016

The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries (LIB) will keep the lion’s share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications. Electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and renewable energy sources differ significantly from one another when it comes to which battery should power them or store the energy they generate. Companies like Tesla are betting on a one-size-fits-all approach, with a defined cell chemistry that is applied across their entire product portfolio.

Making informed business decisions

Making informed business decisions

David Allen, director of School Biz Ltd and fellow of the National Association of School Business Management (NASBM), gives us an insight into his presentation at Bett Academies (NEC, Birmingham) at 4:05 on Thursday 16 March

 

The role of the business manager has never been more critical. We’ve certainly seen this vital element within the school structure evolve over the past few years, in terms of both the people doing it and the responsibilities they hold.

 

powerBall 2017 - Friday Night Fever

powerBall 2017 - Friday Night Fever

powerBall 2017 is back for another extraordinary night which will recapture the 70s classics and get everyone in the spirit of Friday Night Fever.

 

This year’s powerBall promises to be the most colourful and unforgettable experience which will get your feet moving all night long to its 70’s disco theme of Friday Night Fever. In 30 mood-shifting, tempo-changing minutes, powerBall 2017 will bring New York City to life in a dance explosion of hot-stepping, glitter ball spinning action.

 

Gooee powers Aurora Lighting's new Smart Lighting platform

IoT start-up Gooee is attending EuroShop, the largest retail exhibition in Europe, where delegates, visitors and exhibitors are able to experience its ‘full-stack’ IoT ecosystem as the first manufacturer previews a Gooee-powered IoT platform for lighting.

Aurora Lighting (Hall 9 Stand 40) is demonstrating AXiO for the first time at EuroShop. By using Gooee’s technology to connect to the IoT, AXiO is set to significantly enhance retailers’ business intelligence and therefore revenues, providing real-time data on a specific environment via lighting.

Explosive Talks at HazardEx 2017

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CMP Products, a leading manufacturer of cable glands and cable cleats, has been selected to present to an audience of more than 100 electrical and process safety experts at next month’s Hazardex conference in Cheshire (UK).

The presentation by Technical Compliance Manager, David O’Brien, will explore the significant update to electrical installation standard IEC 60079-14, in edition 5.0, and the BSI Standards Committee’s response to this.

Jobs for the Girls campaign nominated for award

Jobs for the Girls

NICEIC’s Jobs for the Girls campaign is up for a gong at this year’s Women in Construction awards. The campaign has been shortlisted for the best staff training and development award at the ceremony which takes place in Manchester on March 1. NICEIC CEO Emma Clancy commented: “Although more women are now choosing to take up a career in the trades, the numbers are still painfully low."

Retailers to experience new smart IoT lighting at EuroShop as Aurora Lighting plans to unveil new platform

Aurora Lighting

Global lighting and technology business Aurora Lighting is set to make a significant impact at EuroShop, the world’s number one retail trade fair taking place from 5 – 9 March, 2017. For the first time, retailers will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of IoT lighting with an exclusive preview of Aurora’s new connected IoT platform, AXiO, which incorporates Gooee technology.

Major new fire and security apprenticeship launches

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Industry unites to announce start of new trailblazer apprenticeship standard

The fire, emergency and security systems apprenticeship trailblazer has officially launched this week during a major industry event held at the UBM offices in London. The majority of candidates are now expected to formally start their apprenticeship in September this year.

The event was jointly organised by the apprenticeship employers group, alongside the Fire and Security Association (FSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

Get the Friday Night Fever at powerBall 2017

Get the Friday Night Fever at powerBall 2017

Save the date- powerBall 2017 is back for another extraordinary night which will recapture the 70s classics and get everyone in the spirit of Friday Night Fever.

 

This year’s powerBall promises to be the most colourful and unforgettable experience which will get your feet moving all night long to its 70’s disco theme of Friday Night Fever. In 30 mood-shifting, tempo-changing minutes, powerBall 2017 will bring New York City to life in a dance explosion of hot-stepping, glitter ball spinning action.

 

Electrical Training in 2017

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Steve Willis Training Centres, offer a complete range of electrical training including short courses for electricians, training packages for new entrants to the industry and full Electrical Apprenticeships.

This March to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week we are holding Open Mornings for young people who are thinking about their futures. If you’re considering about taking on an apprentice, or if you know a young person who’s looking to start their career as an electrician - this is the perfect opportunity to come and see what we have to offer. There will be tours of the centres including the workshops and classrooms, and the chance to find out all about an apprenticeship from course trainers and our current apprentices.

NAPIT EXPO Educates the Industry

NAPIT EXPO Chelmsford

NAPIT EXPO… On the Road once again proved to be popular with tradespeople all over the country. Kicking off the tour in Worcester, the NAPIT EXPO team travelled North to South over the course of three months updating trade professionals on the latest industry regulations and standards before closing the show in Southampton.

The FREE seminars, hosted by NAPIT’s highly qualified professionals, covered topics such as Consumer Units, RCDs, EICR code breakers, Smart Homes, Energy Storage and Certification & Documentation.  

At some venues, Richard Townsend, Senior Engineer at The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), was on the panel to answer questions on the future of the Wiring Regulations, and what to expect in the upcoming 18th Edition. 

Oh what a night at powerBall 2016

Oh what a night at powerBall 2016

The Electrical Industries Trading Company in support of the Charity is thrilled to announce that the most prestigious event in the electrical industry -  powerBall 2016 was a tremendous success raising over £450,000.

 

Over 800 guests across the sector enjoyed the spectacular entertainment from the headline act of the night- the legendary Jersey Boys. The four boys from New Jersey took guests on a journey through the history of pop music featuring their top 10 worldwide hits including Beggin, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Hundreds of guests danced the night away to the world-class music of Earth Lights Boogie Band and enjoyed the entertainment from the UK’s leading comic – Bob Mills.

Sign up your team for EIC Volleyball 2017 at the prestigious powerBall 2016

Sign up your team for EIC Volleyball 2017 at the prestigious powerBall 2016

powerBall 2016 - the most anticipated industry event of the year is the only place to get your teams booked in for the Electrical Industries Charity’s very own Volleyball event in 2017.

 

This exciting event held by the charity is sure to be bigger than ever before and all proceeds will go directly to the charity, so book your standard table today at powerBall 2016 and don’t miss the opportunity to get your volleyball team signed up on the night.