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!





To view and download the conference flyer please click HERE!

If you would like to have a look at the abstracts, please click HERE!

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), Max Lakkonen (IFAB) and Bogdan Raciega (Baltic Fire Laboratory) 
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 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 Copenhagen!



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


  1. Henrik Abrahamsen, VID FIREKILL (Denmark)
  2. Gökhan Aktas, Protek Yangin ve Guvenlik Sistemleri AS (Turkey)
  3. Shameema Amar, Hawk Marine Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  4. Kemal Sarp Arsava, RISE Fire Research AS (Norway)
  5. Henrik Asbaek, Zealand (Denmark)
  6. Gildas Auguin, Efectis (France)
  7. David Bell, Viking EMEA (UK)
  8. Michael Bindreiter, Aquasys (Austria)
  9. Ricardo Bombin, Sweco (Denmark)
  10. Bettina Bormann, VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH (Germany)
  11. Are Wendelborg Brandt, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)
  12. Henrik Bygbjerg, Danfoss Fire Safety (Denmark)
  13. Jonathan Carpenter, FM Approvals (USA)
  14. Max Chaplin, FM Spprovals (UK)
  15. Joan Piera Creixell, Applus (Spain)
  16. Matthew Crozier, Wilec Fire and Security Systems (Ireland)
  17. Lars Elsrud, VID FIREKILL (Denmark)
  18. Massimo Farnesi, Ultra Fog (Italy)
  19. Thomas Fink, Fipe (Switzerland)
  20. Martin Fredslund, DFL - Danish Fire Laboratories (Denmark)
  21. Durga Bahadur Ghale (member of the press), New Vision Point (Nepal)
  22. Chris Gill, Viking SA (Luxembourg)
  23. Peter Götz, VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH (Germany)
  24. Renjith Gopalakrishna Pillai, Hawk Marine Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  25. Henrik Gustafsson, Firefly AB (Sweden)
  26. Rashid Haddadi, Danfoss Fire Safety (Denmark)
  27. Amin Hadian, Danfoss GmbH (Germany)
  28. Lee Haines, Fireworks Fire Protection (UK)
  29. Christina Hansen, VID FIREKILL (Denmark)
  30. Lukas Heschl, Aquasys (Austria)
  31. Joseph Huang, Rihsi Fire Protection (Taiwan / Province of China)
  32. Andreas Jansen, Fogtec Brandschutz GmbH (Germany)
  33. Lone Juhl, VID FIRE KILL (Denmark)
  34. Mohammad Hassan Kachakeche, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  35. Anders Kjellberg, Ultra Fog (Sweden)
  36. Christian Kopp, VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH (Germany)
  37. Rüdiger Kopp, Fogtec Brandschutz GmbH (Germany)
  38. Frédéric Kravetz, FM Approvals (France)
  39. Daniel Krieg, Fipe (Switzerland)
  40. Nick Krooswijk, Kiwa R2B B.V. (The Netherlands)
  41. Dirk Laibach, Johnson Controls International (Germany)
  42. Max Lakkonen, IFAB (Germany)
  43. Inken-Johanna Helene Lamprecht, Minimax Viking Research & Development GmbH (Germany)
  44. Jovan Lukaja, VID FIREKILL (Denmark)
  45. José Angel Martinez, RG Green Systems (Spain)
  46. Miguel Martinez, VID FIREKILL (Denmark)
  47. Bettina McDowell, IWMA (Germany)
  48. Erling Mengshoel, Prevent Systems AS (Norway)
  49. Ajay Menon, VK Engineering NV (Belgium)
  50. Ann Micheli, Ultra Fog (Italy)
  51. Ove Mikalsen, Prevent Systems AS (Norway)
  52. José Montes Klaver, Kiwa R2B B.V. (The Netherlands)
  53. Daniel Morassutti, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  54. David Moser, DES (Switzerland)
  55. Robert Harley Mostad, RISE Fire Research AS (Norway)
  56. Poul Harder Nielsen, Danfoss Fire Safety A/S (Denmark)
  57. Luciano Nigro, JensenHughes Europe (Italy)
  58. Alex Palau, Minimax Viking Research & Development GmbH (Germany)
  59. Alex Palle, VID Fire-Kill (Denmark)
  60. Michelle Pedersen, Zealand (Denmark)
  61. Rudi Petersen, VID Fire-Kill (Denmark)
  62. Carl Pettersson, RED Fire Engineers (Sweden)
  63. Carlos Pueyo, RG Green Systems (Spain)
  64. Bogdan Raciega, Baltic Fire Laboratory (Poland)
  65. Wolfgang Reichör, IBS - Institut für Brandschutztechnik und Sicherheitsforschung GmbH (Austria)
  66. Roger Rosander, Krahn Specialty Fluids AB (Sweden)
  67. Miguel Rubio-Martin, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
  68. Frank Savino, United Fire Protection Corp. (UK / Jersey)
  69. Stephen Savino, United Fire Protection Corp. (UK / Jersey)
  70. Hans Schipper, Johnson Controls International (The Netherlands)
  71. Torsten Schmidt, FM Approvals (Germany)
  72. Mrigank Shekar, Hawk Marine Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  73. Bhim Raj Shrestha (member of the press), New Vision Point (Nepal)
  74. Karel Simmelink, Rotarex Firetec (Luxembourg)
  75. Chiara Spano, Pierre srl (Italy)
  76. Dirk Sprakel, Fogtec Brandschutz GmbH (Germany)
  77. Karli Steranka, JensenHughes (USA)
  78. Antonio Terio, Danfoss Fire Safety A/S (Denmark)
  79. Martin Thielens, JensenHughes (Belgium) ... IWMA Young Talent Award Winner!
  80. Patricio Valdes, Mapa Fire (Chile)
  81. Wouter van Beers, Kiwa Fire Safety (The Netherlands)
  82. Jack van Schoonneveldt, Dutch Fire Star B.V. (The Netherlands)
  83. Fred van Veenen, B.S.N. (The Netherlands)
  84. Jakob Vedsted Andersen, Greater Copenhagen Fire and Rescue Service (Denmark)
  85. Divya Vijayakumar, Minimax GmbH (Germany)
  86. Aaro Virtanen, Firex Oy (Finland)
  87. Tobias Voithofer, IBS - Institut für Brandschutztechnik und Sicherheitsforschung GmbH (Austria)
  88. Markku Vuorisalo, Marioff (Finland)
  89. Anders Wille, VID FIREKILL (Denmark)
  90. Jules Woolf, RG Green Systems (Belgium)
  91. Katia Zaiceva, VID FIREKILL (Denmark)


2nd October 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, Denmark, telephone: +45 88 33 99 00


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




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 290.00 DKK / day.

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

The Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, Kalvebrod Brygge 5 in 1560 Copenhagen V, Denmark, telephone: +45 88 33 99 00

Have a nice trip!



Dear Speakers, the final versions of presentations are due on 4th October 2023!

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.

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 and on their webpage. If you do not want your picture to be published, please inform the IWMA head office!

In 2023, Camilla Hylleberg 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 / Camilla Hylleberg! 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 #IWMC2023 event logo (please click on the logo of your choice to download it):


You can also add one of these png-file if you like:


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!

Please register 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 (22nd International Water Mist Conference – Copenhagen, Denmark, 2023)

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!





  • Aquasys
  • The Baltic Fire Laboratory
  • Efectis
  • FIPE
  • FM Approvals
  • Fogtec
  • Johnson Controls International
  • van Leeuwen
  • Marioff
  • Prevent Systems
  • RG Systems / Group Komtes
  • 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 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).


Efectis is an independent third party that assesses the fire performance of products, systems or constructions.
Based on 70 years of experience, Efectis assesses the fire performance of your products, systems or entire projects, whatever the domain (nuclear, transportation, residential dwellings, infrastructure, tunnels, industrial process and storage or offices), whatever the performance (fire resistance, reaction to fire, extinguishing systems, equipment etc.)
Efectis continuously expands its worldwide recognized services. We are always looking for partnerships, hiring talent and acquiring new competences in fire safety.


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.


The Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group is an international distribution company specializing in steel pipes, and pipe and tube applications. The family-owned company, with its head office in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, was founded in 1924 and is active in virtually all industrial sectors. We offer a broad range of customized pipe and tube products and services using a worldwide network of more than 77 largely stock-keeping branches in 33 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and North America. With a history of almost a century as a specialized business partner, we live up to our promise of delivering 'More than tubes.'


Marioff is a leading developer of water mist fire protection technology and supplies HI-FOG® solutions and services worldwide. The company’s innovative HI-FOG water mist fire protection system safely controls and suppresses fire using significantly less water than conventional sprinkler systems, reducing water damage, cleanup time and operational downtime.
Marioff is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. For more information, visit marioff.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.


VdS is one of the world’s most renowned institutions for corporate safety and security. 500 experts offer a unique range of services for fire protection, security, cyber-security and natural hazard prevention. Services include risk assessments, testing and certification, inspections, information systems for natural hazards and an extensive training program. In addition, the independent organisation sets international safety and security standards with the publication of a comprehensive set of Guidelines.
The optimal protection of our partners is based on a worldwide unique protection concept whose reliability builds on more than 115 years of VdS-experience, combining all core aspects of loss prevention. Decisionmakers around the world rely on VdS-approved reliability and certainty.
www.vds-global.com  •  info@vds.de



  • 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!



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



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."







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

EORI-number: DK37939838

(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 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 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!)

To download the sponsorship booking form please click HERE!

To download the honorary sponsorship booking form please click 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 290.00 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, Denmark, telephone: +45 88 33 99 00





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 of the Danish capital) 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 the Paté Paté restaurant, address: Slagterboderne 1 in 1716 Copenhagen, telephone: + 45 39 69 55 57 / self-payer event ... Open end / individual return to the hotel.

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

To download the flyer please click HERE!






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 Ostersoen / 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 circulated 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. To download the flyer with all necessary details click HERE

Assembly in the hote lobby at 19.30! Arrival at the restaurant at 20.00! The walking distance is 942 metres!

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





Please click HERE to watch the video!

IWMC 2023 Media Partners













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: IWMA / Camilla Hylleberg

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

IWMC 2024


The 23rd International Water Mist Conference will take place in


Antwerp, Belgium,


The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel


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
  • 14th August 2024: end of the early bird period (noon 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