less water +++ effective cooling +++ local inerting effect +++ does not harm humans +++ environmental friendly +++ cost effective +++ proven to international protocols and standards +++ reliable & flexible ...
less water +++ effective cooling +++ local inerting effect +++ does not harm humans +++ environmental friendly +++ cost effective +++ proven to international protocols and standards +++ reliable & flexible ...



... will as always be organized by IWMA, the International Water Mist Association.

In 2023, this event will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 11th and 12th October. The official conference hotel will be The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel (address: Kalvebrod Brygge 5 in 1560 Copenhagen V). It offers ideal conference facilities and is an ideal starting point to explore the sights of the Danish capital.


This event - which is recognized as the top source of the latest technical information on fire protection with water mist - will be as international as ever.

IWMA expects well over 120 delegates from more than 20 countries. Speakers will talk about the latest developments in the field of fire protection with water mist.

All attendees will get the chance to exchange ideas, to get updated, to network, to meet major researchers, manufacturers and distributors and to visit the exhibition which will run alongside the conference. To find out who will exhibit move on to IWMC SPONSORS!

  • The programme for the 22nd International Water Mist Conference will be published on 1st August 2023.
  • The early bird period will end on 15th August 2023.

Dress code: casual business attire! And it may make sense to dress in layers as one can never be sure about the temperature in the conference room!


REGISTRATION - Buy your ticket here!




Please click on the link below to buy your ticket for the 22nd International Water Mist Conference:

22nd International Water Mist Conference (connfair.com)


Please note:

  • Full payment is due upon registration to secure your place.
  • All conference delegates must be registered. Shared registrations are strictly prohibited.
  • Early bird registration pricing ends on 15th August.
  • Please print out your ticket and bring it with you to the conference!



Please find below a list of people who have already registered for the conference.



  1. Henrik Asbaek, Zealand (Denmark)
  2. Are Wendelborg Brandt, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)
  3. Alan Brinson, EFSN (UK)
  4. Henrik Bygbjerg, Danfoss Fire Safety A/S (Denmark)
  5. Jonathan Carpenter, FM Approvals (USA)
  6. Peter Clauss, CWS (Germany)
  7. Mohammad Hassan Kachakeche, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  8. Dirk Laibach, Johnson Controls International (Germany)
  9. Bettina McDowell, IWMA (Germany)
  10. Ann Micheli, Ultra Fog (Italy)
  11. Daniel Morassutti, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  12. Poul Harder Nielsen, Danfoss Fire Safety A/S (Denmark)
  13. Luciano Nigro, JensenHughes Europe (Italy)
  14. Alex Palle, VID Fire-Kill (Denmark)
  15. Michelle Pedersen, Zealand (Denmark)
  16. Bogdan Raciega, Baltic Fire Laboratory (Poland)
  17. Miguel Rubio-Martin, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  18. Dirk Sprakel, Fogtec (Germany)
  19. Karli Steranka, JensenHughes (USA)
  20. Jack van Schoonneveldt, Dutch Fire Star B.V. (The Netherlands)
  21. Fred van Veenen, B.S.N. (The Netherlands)
  22. Markku Vuorisalo, Marioff (Finland)


5th June 2023 - This list is updated daily and / or when new delegates have been added!
ACCOMMODATION - Book your room here!



The 22nd International Water Mist Conference will be held at The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. As you may wish to stay in that hotel during the conference, IWMA has blocked a number of rooms at a special rate for you.

Please make sure that you book your accomodation before the rooms will be released on 8th September.

Later on, you may still book a room at the hotel. However, reservations will then be based on availability and the costs may be higher. (Please see further details below)

The address of the conference hotel is: Kalvebrod Brygge 5, 1560 Copenhagen V!


To book your room please use the dedicated link to the booking webpage that has been provided by the hotel:


Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International


Please note that the remaining blocked rooms will be released on 8th September 2023!


Parking is available in the garage belonging to the hotel. The rate is 29.00 DKK / hour and 90.00 DKK / day.


Please note: All speakers and delegates are responsible for their own hotel bookings!


Just in case you should be unable to book a room in the conference hotel, the following hotels are situated within walking distance / close by:


Wakeup Copenhagen Bernstorffsgade

Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade

Cabinn City Hotel

Scandic Spectrum Hotel

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME - The conference programme will be published on 1st August!



... will be published on 1st August. A printed programme will be available at the conference.


Please note:

  • The conference will take place in room Vesterhavet 1
  • The exhibition will take place in room Vesterhavet 2

All abstracts are viewed and evaluated by the IWMA Scientific Council:


The members of the IWMA Scientific Council are (from left to right): Hong-Zeng (Bert) Yu (FM Global), Louise Jackman (BRE), Kemal Sarp Arsava (RISE Norway), Magnus Arvidson (RISE Sweden), Arnaud Breton (CNPP), Siaka Dembele (Kingston University London) and Max Lakkonen (IFAB) 



Address: The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, Kalvebrod Brygge 5, 1560 Copenhagen V, Denmark


Other useful information:

  • Distance to Copenhagen airport: 7.7 km
  • Distance to Malmö airport: 64.2 km
  • The nearest bus station: near Copenhagen Central
  • The nearest subway station: Christianshavn
  • The nearest train station: Copenhagen Central

Parking is available in the garage belonging to the hotel. The rate is 29.00 DKK / hour and 90.00 DKK / day.

To find out more about the hotel's features and services please click HERE!

Have a nice trip!




  • Aquasys
  • The Baltic Fire Laboratory
  • FIPE
  • Fogtec
  • Johnson Controls International
  • Ultra Fog
  • VdS
  • VID Fire-Kill


We are a leading international manufacturer of firefighting systems with high-pressure water mist.
We provide high-quality firefighting systems and customized turn-key solutions for planners, manufacturers and operators of buildings, machines and plants. The individual analysis of customer applications allows us to provide competent advice and cost-optimised solutions.
With leading partners from research as well as fire brigades and fire safety institutes, we maintain excellent relationships with an ongoing basis.



The Baltic Fire Laboratory was built in 2019 close to tricity (Gdánsk, Gdynia, Sopot) in Poland. The laboratory is one of the biggest in the world and the biggest in Europe testing fire extinguishing systems. The dimensions of the laboratory hall are:
• 25m long, 25m wide and 14m high
• with a testing area of 625m²
• and a volume of the testing hall of 9000m³
• a movable ceiling (divided in 2 parts, which can work independently or together)
• research equipment according to requirements of test methods
• calibration of measurement equipment in accredited laboratories
• data acquisition system (pressure, temperature, flow, time)
• visual recording


FIPE specializes in the development, production and distribution of a high-pressure pipe fitting system. The FIPE fittings fulfill a wide range of requirements from various industry applications. The efficient, safe and highly mobile FIPE system offers a beneficial alternative to traditional pipe connection technologies such as welding, flanging and flaring as well as cutting ring fittings.
FIPE presents its customized fittings for high-pressure water mist systems in order to reduce the total amount of fittings and optimise the cost-value ratio for each pipe installation project. / fipe-system.com


FOGTEC Fire Protection with headquarter in Cologne, Germany, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of water mist fire protection systems with more than 25 years of experience. The wide range of customized high-pressure firefighting systems is used for a large variety of building applications and protection of industrial fire risks as well as upcoming challenges, e.g. in conjunction with Li-Ion batteries.
With more than 50 licensed partners as well as own offices in Mumbai/India and Shanghai/China FOGTEC services customers in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and America.
The FOGTEC service portfolio includes full-service solutions from consultancy, supply of components and complete systems up to installation and maintenance of specialized detection and water mist fire protection systems. FOGTEC systems protect thousands of fire risks in buildings and different industries all over the globe. For more information visit www.fogtec.com.


At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing.
With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers' mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as AquaMist, Tyco®, Ansul®, Grinnell®, Simplex®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
AquaMist is part of the fire suppression portfolio of products from Johnson Controls. There are three AquaMist technologies; AquaMist ULF, a low-pressure Water Mist system, AquaMist FOG, a high-pressure Water Mist system and AquaMist SONIC, a hybrid (Water and Nitrogen) solution. Each solution provides protection for a wide range of applications, including industrial oil fryers, machinery spaces, building protection, cable tunnels and data centers. For more information, visit www.tycoaquamist.com.


Established in Sweden in 1990, Ultra Fog has undergone continuous growth and development. The company's target is delivering bright ideas and designs when providing fire protection solutions for a wide range of assets: from luxury yachts, cruise ships and historic wooden vessels to museums, UNESCO protected buildings, hospitals, tunnels and trains. Ultra Fog's portfolio has pins all over the world map: from America to New Zealand.
Ultra Fog's flexible approach to individual customer needs, professional design experience, high-performance nozzle (up to 48m2 with a single nozzle) and lifelong global service provision contribute to placing the company at the forefront of the water mist fire suppression industry. 
Ultra Fog Fire Extinguishing System has gained the trust and certification of the major marine and land approval authorities including LR, MED, DNV-GL, BV, FM. Ultra Fog - your definition of fire safety.


Your Advantage: Europe's No.1 Certificate on your Products.
  • The VdS Quality Seal is the top buying criteria for fire protection experts in Europe and far beyond.
  • Fully applicable to NFPA, ISO, EN + many more standards, CE / CPR always included, listed by authorities all over the world.
  • Your safety back-up: Planning and installation Guidelines for all relevant systems – preferred globally for highest reliability + practicality.
Optimize your sales success with 110 years of trust in proven reliability. vds-global.com



  • VID FIREKILL ApS: www.vidfirekill.com
  • ISO 9001 product development and manufacturer of components and systems
  • Worldwide sales with an extensive distributor network
  • FM Approved low pressure water mist nozzles for data centers, commercial and industrial applications
  • FM Approved low pressure water mist Standalone system
  • Complete range of low pressure water mist products for the maritime sector approved to the latest revisions of IMO standards
  • FM Approved medium and high-velocity water spray nozzles for heavy industrial and offshore applications
  • Unique low pressure water mist infrastructure tunnel protection system tested and approved to handle fire scenarios up to 250 MW in road, rail, and other infrastructure tunnels
  • Special application systems such as atrium, facade, residential home protection, car parks, etc.
  • Approved control valves, pre-action valves, alarm check valves, and multiple jet control valves
  • ATEX Zone 2 Approved UV flame detector with impulse counter
  • In-house production and quality control


To become a sponsor please click HERE to download the sponsorship booking form!



  • DBI
  • DIVB (German Institute for Fire Prevention)
  • IFAB
  • RISE Norway
  • SFPE Denmark
  • SFPE Norway
  • SFPE Sweden
  • TechInfo Relistix Ltd.



At DBI, we are specialized in fire and security and work targeted to protect lives and properties. We offer a wide range of services within fire prevention, fire technology and security and aim to help our customers achieving the best safety solutions.
We also have an extensive department of education, where we offer a wide range of courses and training in fire safety and security.
We offer holistic solutions based on our highly specialized professional knowledge and long experience. We constantly develop new knowledge to achieve the best safety solutions.



In case of a fire, valuables like buildings or other assets and particularly humans have to be protected as well as possible. That is why all buildings must be planned, built and maintained with fire safety in mind. To achieve an adequate fire prevention scheme, the strict harmonization of all these issues is of the essence.
The Deutsche Institut für vorbeugenden Brandschutz e.V. (DIvB) consider themselves as partner for public, politics and business regarding all questions concerning fire safety and prevention.
DIvB bundle state-of-the-art knowledge about fire technology, support academic research and exchange amongst national and international experts, thereby contributing a vital part to an overall building security.
Most notably, DIvB represent the interests of architects, building designers, fire protection engineers, firefighters, building authorities, manufacturers of fire safety products, real estate and public key infrastructure administrators. DIvB: Germany’s most important voice in preventive fire safety.




RISE Fire Research is located in Trondheim, Norway, and we are Norway's fire technical competence center. Together with RISE - Safety and Transport in Borås, Sweden, we constitute one of the world's largest research organizations on fire. RISE Fire Research offers fire testing, documentation, research, and consultancy services.
We are represented in the European Commission's "Fire Sector Group for Notified Bodies" and an active member in EGOLF, the European body for organizations that carry out fire testing, inspections, and certification. We work on applied research in various subjects, such as extinguishing, tunnel safety, wildfires, and jet fire."







SFPE's mission is to define, develop, and advance the use of engineering best practices; expand the scientific and technical knowledge base; and educate the global fire safety community, in order to reduce fire risk. 


TechInfo is a specialized agency for industrial and investment marketing, providing a full range of marketing and business communication activities for companies and organizations in the Fire Safety sector.


To become an honorary sponsor please click HERE to download the honorary sponsorship booking form!   





Dear Sponsors, please send your goods - the products, brochures etc. you want to showcase during the conference - to the following address:

The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Attn: Conference level, 2nd floor
Kalvebrod Brygge 5 in 1560 Copenhagen V, Denmark
tel: + 45 8833 1313 - e-mail: meetings@cphmarriott.dk

(Please find your delivery label HERE!)


Please inform staff about bulky deliveries! And please make sure that deliveries will not arrive before 9th October 2023!

The exhibition area is inside room Vesterhavet 2. The tables will be marked. Your parcels will be placed next to your table.

The conference will take place in room Vesterhavet 1 which is next to the exhibition space.

The set-up times for the exhibition are:

  • Tuesday, 10th October 2023 between 19.00 and 21.00 p,m,
  • Wednesday, 11th October 2023 between 7.00 and 9.00 a.m.

The space allocated to each sponsor will be approx. 3 square metres. The tabletops are rectangular and measure 1.80 x 0.60 m. Skirtings will not be provided. Two chairs per table / sponsor / exhibitor will be provided. The ceiling height is 4.25 m.

  • The exhibition will close on 12th October at noon.
  • The get out must be completed by 4 p.m.
  • All sponsors must take care of the removal and/or reshipment of their goods!!!

All exhibitors having booked a courier to pick up their materials are kindly requested to:

  • make sure that the courier collects the material within 24 hours after the end of the event!
  • label their materials - the company name and address must be clearly marked on each box!
  • let the conference team at The Copenhagen Marriott know about your arrangements!

Please note: Neither the hotel nor the organizer of IWMC 2023 can be made responsible for any losses or damage to any of the materials before, during or after the event!

(Please find a delivery label HERE!)




... is a 5-star hotel near the city centre of Copenhagen.


Please note what it has to offer:

  • bicycle rental
  • fitness centre
  • access to the beach (maybe not so tempting in October ...)
  • laundry
  • dry cleaning service
  • electric car sharing station
  • smoke free property
  • on-site parking (29.00 DKK / hour and 90.00 DKK / day)

check-in: 4 p.m.

check-out: 12 p.m.

The Copenhagen Marriott accepts cash as well as credit cards.

Address: Kalvebrod Brygge 5, 1560 Copenhagen V





If you will stay in Copenhagen after the conference (because your flight back home does not leave until the next morning or you will stay for the weekend to enjoy the sights or the Danish capital) you can join IWMA for two activities:

- At 15:30: A sight-seeing tour (to which IWMA would like to invite you)

- At 18:30: Dinner at (t.b.d.)

Open end / individual return to the hotel.

PLEASE NOTE: Dinner at the restaurant is a self-payer event!






The IWMA Board Meeting will take place at

The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel (rooms Ostersoen / Oresund)


10th October 2023

from 9.30 to 14.30. 


The IWMA Member Meeting will take place at

The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel (rooms Osterseoen / Oresund) 


10th October 2023

from 15.00 to 19.00

The invitation as well as the agenda (first draft) for the member meeting will be sent out on 15th August 2023! (Deadline for suggestions: 6th September 2023)

The final version of the agenda will be sent out on 12th September 2023!


Our contact person at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel (until the start of the event):

Mr. Thomas Maibom (Conference and Event Sales Executive)
The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Kalvebrod Brygge 5 in 1560 Copenhagen V, Denmark
tel: +45 8833 1313
email: meetings@cphmarriott.dk

After the member meeting, the IWMA Board of Directors would like to invite the IWMA members to dinner (time and place t.b.d.) 

A table will be booked for IWMA.





Please click HERE to watch the video!





Bettina McDowell, General Manager

IWMA – International Water Mist Association

Poststrasse 33

20354 Hamburg


mobile: +49 (0) 174 3013878

Mail: info@iwma.net


Cancellation: If after registration you find yourself being unable to attend the conference, you may change the name of the attendee without any additional costs. Cancellation less than four weeks prior to the conference will be charged with 20% of the conference fee. Cancellation less than one week prior to the conference will be charged with 50% of the conference fee. There will be no refund if you cancel your registration later than 9th October!

Force Majeur: IWMA cannot be held liable for any event that may occur due to force majeur that may lead to changes of programme, cancellation of services and additional costs to attendees.

Data privacy policy: IWMA as organizer of the conference will use the attendees' data to process the registrations and to organize the conference. Furthermore, IWMA will provide information about future events and latest development in the field of fire protection and will therefore add the attendees names and e-mail addresses to the newsletter mailing list. If you should disagree now or later, please send a short notice to the IWMA headquarter.

Attendee List: At the beginning of the conference an attendee list will be distributed. There will be no e-mail addresses on this list. However, IWMA will hand out contact details when asked for. If you do not want your contact details to be handed out to third parties, please send a short notice to the IWMA headquarter.

Photos: During the member meeting as well as during the conference itself photos will be taken. These photos may be used at a later stage in articles for magazines, to promote future IWMA events etc. If you should disagree with your image being used for such purposes, please send a short notice to the IWMA headquarter.

Copyright: t.b.d.

Registration / Acceptance of new members: Delegates may only register as members, and profit from the special prices which are reserved for IWMA members, if they have been accepted by the board and have paid their membership fee. This obviously only goes for new members who have applied for their IWMA membership just before the conference.

All pictures in this conference section showing the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel were kindly provided by the copyright owner The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel!

The picture showing Nyhavn was taken by Bettina McDowell.

The copyright owner of the picture showing the Little Mermaid is Visit Denmark.

Photos in "Registration": Ana Avendano Davila, Leszek Bosak and Jan Kulke

Photos in "Attendee List": Leszek Bosak, Ana Avendano Davila, Philip Wade

Photos in "Information for Sponsors": Leszel Bosak