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Inaugural International Explosives Conference

04th – 06th April 2022



All-In-One Event Incorporating:

Ordnance Munitions & Explosives Conference | IExpE Annual Conference | Early Careers Symposium | Gala Dinner & Awards

The Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE) is the natural home for anyone working within the explosives industry. IExpE prides itself in promoting best practices and therefore fostering the highest standards across all sectors of the industry.

IExpE is the professional body for the explosives industry that enables and promotes consultation between individuals, professional private organisations, government departments, and armed forces experts.

Fulmination 2022 is the all in one event incorporating the former Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives Conference (OME), Early Careers Symposium and the IExpE Conference.

By bringing all sectors of the industry together Fulmination 2022 will provide greater networking opportunities to drive the industry together, towards tomorrow.


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  •  Senior MoD Personnel (1* Etc)
  •  Senior Civil Servants (Regulators/BEIS/HSE)
  •  Fireworks Industry
  •  Special Effects
  •  Commercial EOD
  •  Offshore
  •  Innovation
  •  Defence & Weaponry
  •  Storage
  •  Trading Standards
  •  Education Sector
  •  An IExpE Past President
    How The Industry Have Evolved In The Last 10 Years
  •  An IExpE Fellow


IExpE are seeking a broad selection of topics from civilian and military environments.




Event Sponsors

Access to over 25 event sponsors stands who will be showcasing the latest products from some of the biggest companies in the explosives industry.



Fulmination 2022 will deliver a range of engagement and networking opportunities to an international audience.


Seminars and Workshops

Bringing all sectors of the explosive industry together presents an unmissable opportunity for Fulmination delegates to develop and understand how each sector of the industry works.



Fulmination 2022 will see the biggest celebration of the industry that IExpE has ever held, and will recognise outstanding work across the industry, reflect the reality of how they operate, and the interwoven nature of so much of what they do. 


Gala Dinner

On the first night of Fulmination 2022 (Monday 4th April 2022) we invite you to attend the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening. Delegates will enjoy 3-course dinner and be entertained by the well known after dinner speaker.


Fireworks Display

The second evening of Fulmination 2022 delegates will enjoy a Street Food Buffet providing excellent networking opportunities. The evening will come to a close with a spectacular fireworks display.



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Monday 4th April

Tuesday 5th April

Wednesday 6th April

08:30 – 09:30
Registration - The Avenue
09:30 – 09:50
Opening Address - Wokefield Suite
09:50 – 10:30
Wokefield Suite
10:30 – 10:40
Movement of Delegates
10:40 – 11:25
Render-Safe Operations in an Urban Environment
Defence Safety Review – Improving Defence Safety
Explosive Leaf Prints
11:25 – 11:50
Refreshment Break - Sky Lounge / The Avenue
11:55 – 12:40
Next Generation Polymer Bonded Explosives – PBneXt
Hardened Data Recorder Developed For Analysis of Warhead Shock Environments
My Career & Air Weapons Advisory Committee

12:40 – 13:40
Lunch - The Pantry / The View Restaurant
Retention Workshop - Syndicate Room
Professional Registration Workshop - Syndicate Room
13:40 – 14:10
Harmonic Delamination of Nuclear Structures Under a Negative Pressure Boundary
Insensitive Munitions Technology: Career Reflections and International Perspective
13:40 – 14:10
Early Careers Speakers
14:10 – 14:20
Movement of Delegates
14:20 – 15:05
Update on Dissident Irish Republican Use of IEDs in Northern Ireland
Apocalypse in Kingston? The Scientific Challenges of Dealing with Abwurfunitions
14:20 – 15:05
Early Careers Speakers
15:05 – 15:35
Refreshment Break - Sky Lounge / The Avenue
15:35 – 16:20
How Does a Small Business in This Industry Survive?
Insensitive Munitions
15:35 – 16:20
Early Careers Speakers
18:00 – 18:30
Drinks Reception - The Avenue
18:15 – 18:30
Early Careers Poster Competition (Displayed & Judged) - The Avenue
18:30 – 00:00
Gala Dinner & Awards - Wokefield Suite
09:30 – 10:00
Registration - The Avenue
10:00 – 10:15
Felix Fund - Wokefield Suite
10:15 – 10:55
Phil’s early steps into service environment and including being employed as a Home Office IEDD operator - Wokefield Suite
10:55 – 11:25
Refreshment Break - Sky Lounge / The Avenue
11:25 – 12:25
How an organisation responds in the immediate aftermath of a serious health and safety incident
12:25 – 13:25
Lunch - The Pantry / The View Restaurant
Retention Workshop - Syndicate Room
Blighter Surveillance Systems Talk - Syndicate Room
13:25 – 13:55
What an EOC officer does
Training Weapon Technicians for a 5th Gen Air Force
Vibration monitoring standards connected to the use of explosives in different countries
13:55 – 14:05
Movement of Delegates
14:05 – 14:45
Understanding malicious perils in the insurance industry
Flow Synthesis – Reintroduction of a useable scale UK explosive synthesis capability
Issues of standards in K9-CT search – Improved and adaptable solutions for the BAC/ERW and C-IED roles
14:45 – 15:15
Refreshment Break - Sky Lounge & The Avenue
16:00 – 16:10
Movement of Delegates
16:40 – 16:50
Movement of Delegates
16:50 – 17:20
Use of Nanothermites in the Defence Sector
18:30 – 19:30
Networking - The Avenue
19:30 – 00:00
Street Food Buffet & Fireworks - The Avenue / Driving Range
09:30 – 09:45
Registration - The Avenue
09:45 – 10:15
Key Factors Commonly Attributed to Achieving a Successful Safety Culture - Wokefield Suite
10:15 – 10:45
Fireworks Safety & Regulations - Wokefield Suite
10:45 – 11:15
Refreshment Break - Sky Lounge / The Avenue
11:15 – 11:45
Royal Armouries
Energetics Technology Enterprise
11:15 – 11:45
Careers Panel
11:45 – 11:55
Movement of Delegates
11:55 – 12:35
Swabbing and Sampling Following a Suspected Terrorist Incident in the Philippines
AMAT (Ammunition Management Advisory Team)
Army Representative
12:35 – 13:35
Lunch - The Pantry / The View Restaurant
Retention Workshop - Syndicate Room
13:35 – 14:05
Introducing Static and DSEAR
RAM Technology
Retention Workshop - The Parry Suite
13:35 – 14:05
All Delegates to Wokefield Suite
14:05 – 14:35
Permissions - Wokefield Suite
14:35 – 15:15
HMS Royal Oak 80 Survey – Ordnance, Munitions, and Torpedo Damage - Wokefield Suite
15:15 – 15:35
Closing Address - Wokefield Suite













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De Vere Wokefield Estate

Goodboy’s Ln, Reading, Mortimer Common, RG7 3AE

Set in 250 acres of Berkshire parkland, its history is etched in the different architectural features that greet you throughout.

The heart of the estate, the historic Mansion House has had a complete makeover and now offers 87 guestrooms, including 12 luxury suites, along with the restoration of a number of event spaces including the pillared Terrace Suite.

A new 1560 Restaurant & Bar celebrate the best of British ingredients, whilst the Whisky Lounge is a cosy spot for drinks until the small hours.






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If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call 01785 594136 to make payment.

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Institute of Explosives Engineers
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Greyfriars Business Park
Frank Foley Way
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