The 2018 IExpE Annual Conference was held at Telford Hotel and Golf Resort on the 26th and 27th September 2018. The 78 delegates in attendance on Day 1 were welcomed by the President, Dave Welch, and then took back to 1979 by Key Note Speaker, Dave Holley, who talked through his career and the work currently taking place within the SSSG and the Education and Training Working Group in realising the level 6 apprenticeship scheme for OME and its continuing work in drawing the other levels required to complete the escalator model.
A packed programme containing a variety of interesting presentations followed from across the sector including:
Disposal of Air Dropped Weapons
Field Storage of Ammunition on current operations
ATO Course Project: Explosive Method of Entry Equipment
Professional Registration for you
Wagtail Explosive Detection Dogs – Providing Safety, Assurance and Security in an uncertain world
Design and manufacture of live firing black powder cannon
UK Maritime Explosives Safety and Munitions Risk Management
Regulating Explosives Safety in the MOD
Following the Closing Remarks by the President a drinks reception took place which provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to further network with both delegates and exhibitors.
Day 2 commenced with the President welcoming the 75 delegates in attendance and an announcement of a change to the published programme.
Delegates heard from a variety of presenters on the following topics:An Introduction to RemEODy
The effects of ageing on munitions
Upskilling the sector in a dynamic global environment
Terrorist Explosives: From PIRA to ISIS
How do we manage our explosive risk within the air environment and are we too risk adverse
Excellent feedback has been received relating to the variety of presenters, excellent organisation and the venue
“Excellent mix of presentations”
“A very informative set of presentations”
“Very well planned”