On 18 April 2016, the Foundation hosted the Symposium on Fire Protection for a Changing World. A engaged group of insurers, fire protection equipment manufacturers, engineers, academics, and fire service representatives gathered in Munich, Germany to hear presentations about emerging applications, concepts, and methods; fire protection challenges of new hazards; and big data for fire protection applications. The speakers represented a cross-section of industry, academia, insurance, and the fire service.
The specific topics discussed at the symposium included trends impacting fire protection, economic and environmental impacts of fire events, intelligent buildings, tall wood buildings, photovoltaic systems, lithium-ion batteries, and many more. All presentations from the event can be found on the Foundation's website.