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Allianz announces sponsorship of the International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

Press release   •   Jun 13, 2019 09:00 BST

Allianz Insurance, one of the UK’s leading general insurers, has announced sponsorship of the International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference in June.

The conference, now in its 6th year takes place 18-20 June at the Excel, London alongside the FIREX International Exhibition.

The three day event will focus on different themes each day, with Tuesday 18th concentrating on fire engineering, design and testing and Wednesday 19th on risk management, insurance and construction. Allianz is sponsoring the third day of the event on Thursday 20 June, which focusses exclusively on firefighting in tall buildings.

Stuart Daws, head of loss control engineering, Technical commented: “We’re really proud to be sponsoring this international event. Promotion of risk management and fire safety has always been central to our business and we support our customers through offering risk management support and advice.

“Understanding and mitigating risks is what we do, so we understand the importance of such expert forums. Following recent tragedies involving high rise buildings it’s even more important to ensure that fire and risk management processes and practices get reviewed, examined and debated.”

Welcoming Allianz’s support for the event, conference director Russ Timpson commented:

“I am delighted that Allianz are supporting this important opportunity for Tall Building Fire Safety stakeholders from around the world to come together and share best practise. Global insurers like Allianz play a major role in reducing risk and focusing attention on loss prevention”.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1) Visit Allianz’s Broker Website for news and insight - https://www.allianzebroker.co.uk/

2) The 6th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference takes place on 18–20 June 2019 at Excel, London alongside the FIREX International Exhibition. It aims to consider how procedures and equipment used for tall building fire safety and firefighting should evolve.

Key facts for 6th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

Date: 18, 19, 20 June 2019

Location: Excel Centre, London

Day 1: Fire Engineering, Fire Testing, Fire Science in Tall Buildings

Day 2: Fire Risk Management, Insurance, Construction in Tall Buildings

Day 3: Firefighting in Tall Buildings

For further information visit www.tallbuildingfiresafety.com and to book: https://event.bookitbee.com/18674/6th-international-tall-building-fire-safety-confer

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group.

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