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 ...
OVERVIEW

 

THE 23RD INTERNATIONAL WATER MIST CONFERENCE (#IWMC2024) ...

... will as always be brought ot you by IWMA, the International Water Mist Association.

In 2024, this event will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, on 18th and 19th September. The official conference hotel will be The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel (address: Koningin Astridplein 7b in 2018 Antwerp, Belgium). This hotel offers ideal conference facilities, is situated just opposite Antwerp Central and is a great starting point to explore the sights of this beautiful Flemish city.

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 NOTE: THE PROMOTION CODE FOR THE SPECIAL RATE IS: IWMA24

To book your room please click HERE!

How to book your room: please use the link above! Select the dates for your stay (anything between 16th and 21st September). Please do not forget to enter the promotion code (IWMA24) to benefit fom the special rates! To complete the booking please enter your credit card details to guarantee your room.

       

The 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 100 delegates from all four corners of the world. Speakers will talk about the latest developments in the field of fire protection with water mist.

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE!

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! To book your tabletop for the exhibition click HERE!

  • The #IWMC2024 programme will be published on 1st August 2024.
  • The early bird period will end on 15th August 2024 at 23.59!

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!

PLEASE NOTE: THE TICKET SHOP IS OPEN NOW!!! (and will close on 13th September at noon!)

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

THE #IWMC2024 PROGRAMME

... will be published on 1st August 2024. For having a look at some of the planned topics / presentations please click HERE!

A printed programme will be available at the conference.

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE!

Please note:

  • The conference will take place in rooms Esperanza 3+4
  • The exhibition will take place in rooms Esperanza 1+2

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

The members of the IWMA Scientific Council are (from left to right): Max Lakkonen (IFAB, chair of the IWMA scientific counil) Kemal Sarp Arsava (RISE Norway), Magnus Arvidson (RISE Sweden), Arnaud Breton (CNPP), Siaka Dembele (Kingston University London) and Bogdan Raciega (Baltic Fire Laboratory) 
REGISTRATION

 

BOOK YOUR TICKET RIGHT HERE!

     

Please note:

  • Full payment is due upon registration to secure your place.
  • All conference delegates must be registered. Shared registrations are strictly prohibited.
  • Please note: You do not need to print your ticket! Your name will be on the attendee list and your ticket will be ready for you to pick up from the registration desk in Antwerp!

We would like to make you aware of the following:

  • name badges attached to red lanyards indicate IWMA offcials!
  • name badges attached to blue lanyards indicate conference delagates / have attended the International Water Mist Conference in previous years!
  • name badges attached to green lanyards indicate first time attendees!
ATTENDEE LIST

 

WHO WILL BE THERE?

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE!

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

  • Henrik Abrahamsen, VID FIREKILL, Denmark
  • Kemal Sarp Arsava, RISE, Norway
  • Tarek Beji, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Jakub Bialewski, Building Research Institute, Poland
  • Are Wendelborg Brandt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Guy Briscoe, iCO Products, UK
  • Henrik Bygbjerg, Danfoss Fire Safety, Denmark
  • Jonathan Carpenter, FM Approvals, USA
  • Joan Piera Creixell, Applus Laboratories, Spain
  • Wilfried de Niel, EXPRO N.V., Belgium
  • Steve Dynan, Plumis, UK
  • Lars Elsrud, VID FIREKILL, Denmark
  • Massimo Farnesi, Ultra Fog, Italy
  • Claudio Gnaccarini, Cristanini, Italy
  • Josef Hainzl, Aquasys, Austria
  • Johan Hoogeweg, DGMR, Netherlands
  • Helmut Kern, Aquasys, Austria
  • Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec, Germany
  • Grzegorz Krajewski, Building Research Institute, Poland
  • Dirk Laibach, Johnson Control International, Germany
  • Max Lakkonen, IFAB, Germany
  • Amr Mahmoud, UL Solutions, UAE
  • Miguel Martinez, VID FIREKILL, Denmark
  • Bettina McDowell, IWMA, Germany
  • Bart Merci, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Ann Micheli, Ultra Fog, Italy
  • Robert Harley Mostad, RISE, Norway
  • Luciano Nigro, Jensen Hughes, Europe, Italy
  • Alex Palau, Minimax Viking Research and Development GmbH, Spain
  • Alex Palle, VID Firekill, Denmark
  • Renjith Gopalakrishna Pillai, Hawk Marine Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Bogdan Raciega, Baltic Fire Laboratory, Poland
  • Dirk Sprakel, Fogtec, Germany
  • Cédric van de Vondel, EXPRO N.V., Belgium (winner of the Ragnar Wighus Award)
  • John van Lierup, VSI EFSN, Netherlands
  • Fred van Veenen, BSN, Netherlands
  • Markku Vuorisalo, Marioff, Finland
This list is updated daily and / or when new delegates have registered!

 

ACCOMMODATION - Book your room here!

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

The 23rd International Water Mist Conference will be held at The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel in Antwerp. 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 NOTE: THE PROMOTION CODE FOR THE SPECIAL RATE IS: IWMA24

To book your room please click HERE!

How to book your room: please use the link above! Select the dates for your stay (anything between 16th and 21st September). Please do not forget to enter the promotion code (IWMA24) to benefit fom the special rates! To complete the booking please enter your credit card details to guarantee your room.

Please make sure that you book your accomodation before the rooms will be released 6 weeks prior to the conference.

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.

Individual room reservations can be cancelled until 7 days before the date of arrival. In case of a later cancellation, no show or in case of early departure, the entire stay will be charged.

The address of the conference hotel is: Koningin Astridplein 7B in 2018 Antwerp, Belgium telephone: +32 (0) 3 203 1234

If you have any issues with the booking, please write to Ms Barbora Stofanakova using the following e-mail address: barbora.stofanakova@radissonblu.com

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

Please note that the remaining blocked rooms will be released 6 weeks priot to the conference (6th August)!

Parking is available in the hotel's underground garage (access via Van Schoonhovenstraat).

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

And: Should you wish to travel by car, note that it is mandatory to register your car ideally before you enter Antwerp city centre. You can register your car HERE!

For more details regarding the low emission zone click HERE!

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:

Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City Centre

Hotel Indigo Anwerp City Centre

De Keyser Hotel

Hyllit Hotel

 

Great care has been taken to add the correct links to these hotels, but please check if the links are indeed correct and lead you to hotels in central Antwerp!

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

THE VENUE AND HOW TO GET THERE

Address: The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Koningin Astridplein 7B, 2028 Antwerp, Belgium

Other useful information:

  • Brussels airport is about 35 km away from Antwerp. There is a direct train connection to Antwerp Central. Having arrived at Antwerp Central follow the signs that will guide you to Astrid Square. The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel is located on the opposite side of the square.
  • Also Antwerp has an airport: Antwerp Airport Deurne which services flights to cities like Milan, Hamburg, London, Barcelona, Rome etc.
  • The nearest bus station is a 2-minute walk away from the hotel.
  • The nearest train station: Antwerp Central

Parking is available in the hotel's underground garage (access via Van Schoonhovenstraat).

Please note: Should you wish to travel by car, note that it is mandatory to register your car ideally before you enter Antwerp city centre. You can register your car HERE!

For more information regarding the low emission zone click HERE!

To get an overview regarding the conference hotel please click HERE!

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

To have a look at the hotel's fitness and wellness centre please click HERE!

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Koningin Astridplein 7B, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium, telephone: +32 (0) 3 202 1234

Have a nice trip!

INFORMATION FOR SPEAKERS

 

Dear Speakers, the final versions of presentations are due on 10th September 2024!

After the conference, all presentations (and if applicable papers) will be published on the IWMA webpage. If you do not want your presentation and/or paper to be published, please inform the IWMA head office by using the contact form or write to info@iwma.net.

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE!

Please note: we would kindly ask you to hand in your abstract using the template which you can find HERE! If you would like to obtain the word-document, please write to info@iwma.net.

Please inform the IWMA head office in due time if you will be using the PC that will be provided or if you will use your own laptop. If videos are included, it is in most cases better to use your own computer. If you would like to use your own device, please also bring the necessary cables!

There will be a technician assisting you during the conference whom you can approach with your questions and requests! Please check if your presentation is showing and running properly well ahead of your time slot (i.e. during one of the coffee breaks).

No matter whether you choose to use the PC provided or not: Please bring your presentation on a memory stick and have it with you in the conference room!

A photographer will take pictures of you giving your presentation. You will receive a selection of photos after the conference! IWMA will use the photos for publications in magazines, on their webpage and for banners, adverts etc. If you do not want your picture to be published, please inform the IWMA head office!

In 2024, Nicolas Lobet will take the picture at our annual conference. If you would like to use any of the pictures yourself on your webpage or on social media, please use the following copyright: IWMA / Nicolas Lobet! Thanks!

You have 30 minutes for your presentation including the q&a session!

Please stick to facts and figures and be the expert you are! The audience seeks knowledge and wants to be updated, they do not appreciate commercial presentations!

You may use the IWMA powerpoint template, but you do not have to. Please get in touch with the IWMA head office and ask for the template if you would like to use it.

If you do not wish to use the template, IWMA kindly asks you to implement the IWMA logo or the #IWMC2024 event logo (please click on the logo of your choice to download it):

 

Please check the programme a few days before the conference as the time of your slot may have changed. You can find the programme HERE! (from 1st August onwards).

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE! ... The price of your ticket depends on whether you would like to submit a paper together with your presentation (400 € for presentation only / 300 € for presentation and paper).

Should you wish to submit a paper, please stick to the following specifications:

  • Use a graspable title that reflects the content of your paper and keep the message that you wish to convey in mind at all times
  • Ideally, the title of your paper should be identical to the title of your abstract / presentation. Should you wish to give your paper a different title, please mention in the subheading what abstract / presentation your paper is based on!
  • List all authors if more people than you have contributed to the paper
  • Structure your paper (introduction: introduce your argument / middle part / result: summary and outcome) … in the middle part you are free to use text passages, tables, diagrams, statements etc. that underline your message. Make assumptions, talk about limitations etc.
  • You may start your paper by inserting your abstract
  • Stick to academic honesty: when you make use of other’s ideas and thoughts, you must give them credit
  • Do not forget the bibliography (list of works cited)
  • There is no limit to the number of pages you may write, but sometimes less is more
  • Number your pages, number your passages and the words in your heading and subheadings should be in bold
  • Insert the name and date of the event at the bottom of all pages (23rd International Water Mist Conference – Antwerp, Belgium, 2024)

For further details you may wish to consult THIS ARTICLE which was published in the Washington Post:

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the IWMA head office! You can use the contact form or you can write to info@iwma.net!

 

IWMC SPONSORS

 

THE #IWMC2024 SPONSORS:

  • Aquasys
  • Baltic Fire Laboratory
  • Cristanini
  • FIPE
  • FM Approvals
  • Fogtec
  • Johnson Controls International
  • Prevent Systems
  • RG Systems
  • Ultra Fog
  • VID FIREKILL

 

 
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 is an independent third-party laboratory which complies with ISO 17025 standard for fire research laboratories.  With a 9500 [m3] laboratory hall we are one of the largest laboratories for full-scale fire tests with focus on active fire protection systems such water mist systems, aerosol and clean agents.
The Laboratory is one of only four laboratories on the world (second in Europe) accepted by United States Coast Guard (USCG), by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and approved subcontractor for fire tests by VdS.
Currently in ISO 17025 accreditation scope of accreditation is more than 30 test methods mainly water mist EN, VdS, IMO, FM Global, UNI which justify laboratory competencies in area of full-scale fire tests.
As the Baltic Fire Laboratory is involved in CEN/CENELEC Technical Committee TC191/WG10 for water mist systems we are an active member working on water mist standards EN14972 & EN17450.
Due to continuous expansion of our services portfolio, we can provide our customers full packages including fire tests, component testing and as last scope extension CFD analysis which utilize our expert knowledge from full-scale fire tests data. In most advanced cases including nozzle spray pattern laser scanning to define droplets distribution and compartment 3D laser scanning as well if required to provide the best data if compartment data are not available (drawings, models).

 

 
Since 1972, Cristanini has been creating and manufacturing innovative top-quality solutions for CBRN decontamination/detoxification and fire-fighting that enjoy a widespread appreciation and worldwide recognition.
Cristanini wide range of products for the civilian, industrial, military and fire-fighting sectors become a “Made in Italy” flagship brand at international level, reaching unprecedented technological sophistication and adaptability.
Over the years, Cristanini earned a universal reputation, coming up to stand for approved and certified excellence by international research laboratories and high-ranked public and private institutions and agencies. Its state-of-the-art R&D is validated by about 70 patents, result of a creative work, always researching for new solutions to highly complex scientific, technological and engineering problems.
Cristanini company has the following certifications: NATO constructor since 1987 with A5009 certificate, Nato AQAP 2110 product quality and ISO 9001:2015 company quality.

 

 
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

 

 

FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. We test property loss prevention products and services—for use in commercial and industrial facilities—to verify they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance. How? By employing a worldwide certification process that’s backed by scientific research and testing, and over a century of experience.
The FM APPROVED mark is recognized and respected worldwide. Our certification instills confidence and commands respect in your marketplace.

 

 
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.

 

 

Prevent Systems is a Norwegian leading manufacturer of automatic fire suppression systems based on low-pressure water mist. More than 30 years of research and development experience enables us to deliver innovative, patented fire protection technology to secure the fast-growing residential market, the commercial ordinary hazard market including parking car garages, as well as protection of aircraft in hangars.
Our distribution partners work with companies that possess the approvals from the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to design, install and maintain automatic fire suppression systems.
Prevent Systems is ISO 9001:2015 certified, and we were the first company to obtain LPCB certification of water mist nozzles, listed on RedBookLive.com.
For more information or interest in becoming a distribution partner, please visit us at www.prevent-systems.com.

 

 
RG Green Systems is a young company with a clear vocation for innovation, dedicated to the design and manufacture of water mist equipment and automatic extinguishing systems for commercial kitchens.
To position ourselves at the forefront of fire protection, we specialise in the development of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly systems.
We supply both RG W-FOG water mist systems with diesel or electric UAP pumping units, as well as UAC autonomous systems with high pressure nitrogen driven water cylinders.
Our equipment has the most prestigious approvals for installation in both on land and at sea systems according to IMO standards.
Each diffuser is specifically designed and tested to protect hazards such as public buildings, hotels, offices, car parks, data protection centres, machinery spaces, turbines, local applications, cable tunnels, road tunnels, prisons, warehouses, cabins, corridors and many other applications.

 

 
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, historic wooden vessels or military and offshore to museums, UNESCO protected buildings, hospitals, tunnels, trains and vehicles. Ultra Fog's portfolio has pins all over the world map: from America to New Zeeland.
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 FM, UNI, LR, DNV-GL, MED, BV, ABS, USCG, CCS and processes in our company comply with the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Ultra Fog - your definition of fire safety.

 

 

  • VID FIREKILL ApS: www.vidfirekill.com
  • ISO 9001 product development and manufacturer of components and systems
  • certified according to 14001 ISO cerification
  • 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!

 

THE #IWMC2024 HONORARY SPONSORS:

  • DIVB (German Institute for Fire Prevention)
  • IFAB
  • RISE Norway 

 

 

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.

 

 
IFAB is a specialized fire consultancy, research and engineering office having the headquarter located in Berlin, Germany. IFAB works very internationally and advise, design, plan and simulate for manufacturers, contractors, authorities and other engineering offices. Beside the classic fire safety consultancy work, such as fire safety concepts, expertise service and fire safety planning, IFAB works with very difficult cases like different industrial hazards and transportation. In addition to consultancy and design services, IFAB has an accreditation as a fire test laboratory. IFAB has specialised for the testing water-based firefighting systems, especially water mist systems. The experience is gathered from over 2000 fire tests.  

 

 

 

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."

 

 

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

 

INFORMATION FOR SPONSORS

 

SHIPMENT AND RESHIPMENT

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

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel
Attn: Ms Barbora Stofanakova
Koningin Astridplein 7B in 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
tel: + 32 (0) 3 203 1234 - e-mail: barbora.stofanakova@radissonblu.com

EORI-number: ET14000_23450

(Please find your delivery label HERE!)

     

Please inform staff about bulky deliveries! And please make sure that deliveries will not arrive before 16th September 2024!

The exhibition area is inside rooms Esperanza 1+2. The tables will be marked. Your parcels will be placed next to your table. The ceiling heights are between 3.95 and 5.30 metres. The highest point is in room Esperanza 2.

The conference will take place in rooms Esperanza 3+4 which is next to the exhibition space.

The set-up times for the exhibition are:

  • Tuesday, 17th September 2024 between 19.00 and 21.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 18th September 2024 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 180x45 cm. You will be provided with 2 tables to have a decent surface size that will allow you to display your goods well. Skirtings will not be provided. Two chairs per table / sponsor / exhibitor will be provided.

  • The exhibition will close on 19th September at 12.00 p.m.
  • 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 Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel know about your arrangements!

Please note: Neither the hotel nor the organizer of IWMC 2024 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!)

To download the sponsorship booking form please click HERE!

To download the honorary sponsorship booking form please click HERE!

If you have any questions get in touch with the IWMA head office using the contact form or write to info@iwma.net.

THE VENUE

 

THE RADISSON BLU ASTRID HOTEL ...

... is a 4-star hotel near the city centre of Antwerp.

 Please note what it has to offer:

  • fitness centre
  • wellness centre
  • indoor pool
  • laundry and dry cleaning service

check-in: 4 p.m.

check-out: 12 p.m.

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel accepts cash as well as credit cards.

Address: Koningin Astridplein 7B, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium, telephone: +32 (0) 3 203 1234

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE!

SOCIAL LIFE

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING

If you will stay in Antwerp 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 of this beautiful Flemish city) you can join IWMA for two activities:

  • At 15.00 A sight-seeing tour / to which IWMA would like to invite you
  • At 18.00 Dinner at N.N. / self-payer event ... Open end / individual return to the hotel.

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

More details as well as a flyer will be available asap.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the IWMA head office using the contact form or write to info@iwma.net.

2024 BOARD AND MEMBER MEETING

 

THE IWMA BOARD AND ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING

       

       

The IWMA Board Meeting will take place at

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel (rooms Orlov 1+2+3)

on

17th September 2024 from 9.30 to 14.30. 

 

The IWMA Member Meeting will take place at

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel (rooms Orlov 1+2+3)  

on

17th September 2024

from 15.00 to 19.00

The invitation as well as the first draft of the agenda for the member meeting will be sent out on 17th July 2024! (Deadline for suggestions: 27th August 2024)

The final version of the agenda will be circulated on 3rd September 2024!

 

Our contact person at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel is: 

Ms Barbora Stofanakova
The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel
Koningin Astridplein 7B in 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
tel: +32 (0) 3 203 1246
email: barbora.stofanakova@radissonblu.com

For the evening after the 2024 IWMA member meeting, the IWMA Board of Directors have booked a table at the "Made in Antwerp". From 2024 onwards, you are asked to buy a ticket for this event. You can get this ticket where you have bought your / will buy ticket for the conference.

And HERE is the flyer with the details!  

A table is booked for IWMA. Please inform the IWMA head office about special dietary requirements before 1st September!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the IWMA head office using the contact form or write to info@iwma.net.

COPENHAGEN 2023 - A LOOK BACK

 

HOW WAS COPENHAGEN?

  

          

Please click HERE to watch the video!

IWMC 2024 Media Partners

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

           

IWMC CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

     

Bettina McDowell, General Manager

IWMA – International Water Mist Association

Poststrasse 33

20354 Hamburg

Germany

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 13th September (noon)!

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 would like to 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 conference 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: IWMA / Nicolas Lobet

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 Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel were kindly provided by the copyright owner The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel!

The pictures showing Antwerp were taken by Bettina McDowell.

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

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

Photos in "Information for Sponsors": Leszel Bosak

IWMC 2024 - The Schedule

 

The 23rd International Water Mist Conference will take place in

 

Antwerp, Belgium,

at

The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel

on

18th and 19th September 2024.

See you there!

And here is the schedule:

  • 15th January 2024: publication of the call for papers
  • 15th January 2024: publication of the sponsorship booking forms
  • 29th March 2024: deadline to hand in submissions to apply for the IWMA Young Talent Award 2024 / Master
  • 15th May 2024: abstract deadline
  • 15th May 2024: activation of the #IWMC2024 conference webpage
  • 31st May 2024: the name of the winner of the IWMA Young Talent Award / Master will be announced
  • 1st July 2024: speakers will be notified about acceptance of their abstract
  • 17th July 2024: the invitation to the 2024 IWMA Member Meeting together with the draft agenda for the meeting will be circulated (from this point onwards members can suggest topics for the member meeting)
  • 1st August 2024: publication of the #IWMC2024 programme
  • 15th August 2024: end of the early bird period (23.59 CEST)
  • 27th August 2024: last day to hand in topics for the IWMA 2024 Member Meeting
  • 3rd September 2024: the final version of the agenda of the 2024 IWMA Member Meeting will be circulated
  • 10th September 2024: the final versions of presentations are due
  • 13th September 2024 (noon): the registration tool will be closed
  • 17th September 2024: 2024 IWMA Member Meeting
  • 18th & 19th September 2024: 23rd International Water Mist Conference

If you have any questions get in touch with the IWMA head office using the contact form or write to info@iwma.net.

 

Things to do in Antwerp!

 

Will your spouse accompany you? Will you stay for the weekend to do some sight-seeing and/or shopping?

HERE is a video showing how to best take advantage of your time!

And take a look at what tripadvisor recommends HERE!