Seminar Topics

The 18th Edition Prophesy, Stay Ahead Of The Game

Chaired by ECA’s Steve Martin a diverse range of industry professionals will join the panel

Panel Discussion

With the Wiring Regulations 18th edition close to being finalised, and due to be published next year, join this topical industry debate, chaired by the ECA. The panellists will discuss the proposed changes to the regulations, and the opportunities and challenges they present to your business.

The Emerging Market For Energy Storage – How You Can Take Advantage

By ECA’s Bill Wright


Energy Storage is already becoming commercially viable in respect to large scale MW installations, where investors are driving the market. This year even more manufacturers have been coming into the market, making it more economic for domestic and smaller commercial installations. This session will highlight all the new commercial opportunities in energy storage, and how to ensure you have the training and knowledge to succeed.

Growing, Improving And Protecting Your Business.

By ECA’s Farhaan Mirza & Phip Woodhatch


ECA – Headline sponsor presentation - The true value of joining your industry trade association. Why becoming an ECA member is more than just a ticket to work.

Emergency Lighting – Don’t Be Left In The Dark

By ECA’s Steve Martin


The emergency lighting standard BS 5266-1 previously concentrated on getting people out of a building in the event of power failure. Recent changes mean that you must also consider those who wish to remain in the building. As a result, when designing and installing your next emergency lighting system, there is a need to ensure clients are not left in the dark. This session will enable you to familiarise with the changes and find out best practice.

Electrical Safety And #RogueInstalls

ECA’s Gary Parker Senior Technical Support Engineer


During this session, the ECA’s Gary Parker will highlight some of the recent #RogueInstalls he has encountered, explore common electrical defects, highlight what the law says regarding periodic inspections and makes sense of electrical condition reporting.

Gary will dispel myths and give practical relevant knowledge for both clients and contractors within the residential, private rented and commercial spheres.

Practical CDM For Contractors

Chaired by ECA’s Paul Reeve a diverse range of industry professionals will join the panel

Panel Discussion

Outlining when CDM 2016 does – and doesn’t – apply and an outline of the duties on construction contractors

KNX – The Hidden Gem

Ivory Egg


An Introduction to KNX

Keeping On The Right Side Of Health And Safety Law

Chaired by ECA’s Paul Reeve a diverse range of industry professionals will join the panel

Panel Discussion

How to stay out of Jail and avoid fees for intervention.

Challenging Risk Assessments!

Paul Reeve


A practical look at how to deal with risk assessment in exceptional and other challenging situations

New Fire Alarm Standards, What You Need To Know

ECA’s Fire and Security Specialist Peter Baxter


With the expected publication of the new fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings BS 5839-1 due this year, the ECA’s fire and security specialist Peter Baxter will explore these changes. He will also highlight the relationship between Part 1 and Part 6 systems to help you design the right system for your building.

Intelligent Buildings - Smart Business Opportunities

ECA’s Steve Martin Acting Head of Technical


Today’s world wants the ability to interact with systems installed in their homes and workspace in a more meaningful way, often by smartphone. Whether this be controlling temperature, lighting or accessing a security system remotely from the office.

But it’s not all about the devices, a wired infrastructure is key to achieving this connectivity. A recent study highlighted that now more than ever is the ideal time for forward-thinking electrical contractors to prepare themselves for new business opportunities within smart technology. But what does this mean in practice, and how do installers obtain the skills they need, and position themselves to add value to their clients as this market evolves?

The ED&I Expo will also provide a vital platform for learning with a series of seminars provided by leading experts delivering insight into the most important technical and legal issues facing the industry as well as identifying and understanding industry trends in order to put the industry on the front foot.
A packed and varied programme across the two days will provide an opportunity to further industry knowledge
for a wide cross section of the industry.

Why Exhibit

The opportunity to network with 5000+ attendees, generate sales opportunities and business leads.

Why Visit

Discover innovative products from 200+ exhibitors showing over 400 brands, network with industry leaders and learn from inspiring seminars and demos.


Our outstanding seminar programme will be hosting world class speakers, all FREE to attend.

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