Events Newsletter - June 2020

Welcome to the NFCC Events Newsletter

We are delighted to take this opportunity to update you on NFCC Events, the changes we’ve made and the exciting plans we have for the future.

We’ve been taking some time during the COVID pandemic and working hard behind the scenes to make some changes.  

So what's new?

You may be aware that we ceased trading through our trading arm, CFOA Services Limited (CSL), on 31st March.  Historically we have always organised our events through CSL.  We have now transferred our events product into the charity itself (Chief Fire Officers Association). 

So what does this mean for you? Not much will change in terms of what you see on the delivery side, events will still run as NFCC events, using the NFCC brand.  We have developed a new online booking system that runs on the NFCC website (nationalfirechiefs.org.uk) so the booking process is more streamlined with only one website. 

We do have one change and that’s an important change to note! As the events now run through the charity (Chief Fire Officers Association) please ensure all payments are paid to the correct company.  Chief Fire Officers Association is now the supplier you need to make payment to.  If you could pass this information on to your accounts department I would be most grateful.  If you are an FRS staff member we will already be set up on your system as suppliers as this is the account professional partner fees are paid to.

The 'new normal'

So what else is new I hear you say? Well we are embracing the ‘new normal’ and recognise the need for more virtual events and therefore will be launching a number of webinars.  

Look out for details of our webinar programme on the events section of the website – more dates will be added very soon.

 

Face to Face Events

We also recognise that physical events are still important.  The networking that takes place during face to face meetings and events is so important so this doesn’t spell the end for our physical events.  We want to ensure we offer a balance of face to face and online events to suit everyone’s needs. In future our physical events will also offer live streaming for those people who cannot attend in person.

 Following the recent update from the Government surround COVID-19 putting a pause on large events we have adapted our events accordingly. 

Dates for your diary 

NFCC Autumn Conference 

22nd October - Digital Event Only

FireFit Conference and Exhibition

3-4 November 2020 – This event is being rescheduled for May 2021. 

Prevention and Protection Conference

18-19 November 2020 – voco St David’s Hotel, Solihull- update to follow shortly.

 

Contact us

All event information can be found at https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/NFCC-Events 

If you have a query about events please email events@nationalfirechiefs.org.uk or lucy.lawson@nationalfirechiefs.org.uk

As well as Workplace (for FRS staff), the website and email, we push a lot of our event comms out on twitter @NFCC_Events so be sure to give us a follow.