FIA Summer Seminar & Members Networking Event 2017

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An outstanding event

Following the success of previous years events and in response to many requests for a repeat event this year, the FIA is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Seminar, which, once again, combines a full schedule of seminars spread across two days and a mini-exhibition with the opportunity to network during the evening with a drinks reception followed by a 3-course dinner with after-dinner speaker in a private room.

Free (useful) gift

We are endebted to DYMO for agreeing to provide 60 of their XTL300 Printing systems to delegates during the event – make sure you don’t miss out on this one-time offer!

Offering outstanding value

The event is open to FIA members and non-members alike and represents fantastic value.

The cost for this event £137.50 + VAT.
This covers both the seminar and the dinner. (the fee for the seminar only is £100 +VAT).

The event provides an excellent opportunity for you to update your knowledge, mingle with fellow FIA members, FIA Directors and enjoy the Northants countryside – all in one go. To make a reservation, download and complete the application form and send it to the FIA Secretariat.


Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury NN12 8QH, +44(0)1327 857857

Whittlebury Hall

Whittlebury Hall Conference & Training Centre, Hotel & Spa

Whittlebury, Near Towcester
Northamptonshire, NN12 8QH


5th June 2017

1:00 pm – Registration and Refreshments

1:45 pm – Introduction

2.00 pm – FIA Chairman’s Address – Mr Paul Bateson

2.15 pm – Standards Update – John Colton, FIA Technical Director

3.30 pm – Fibre Optics under the sea – Peter Jamieson, Virgin Media


4.15 pm – “Fibre Addiction” – Andrew Whale, Chief Engineer, BT Openreach

5.00 pm – Optical Networking in the wider world – Richard Ednay, Optical Technology Training Ltd

5.45 pm – Sponsors presentations

6.45 pm – Drinks reception

7.30 pm – 3-course dinner – “Don’t shoot the Ref – A view from the Man in Black” – Andy Hogg (Former Premier League and FIFA Assistant Referee).

6th June 2017

9.15 am – TBA – Malcolm Corbett, INCA (Independent Networks Cooperative Association)

10.00 am – Latest trends – multi-core Optical Fibre – Ole Suhr, OFS FITEL


11.15 am – Fibre in Data Centres. What’s Next? – Srinivasan Badrinarayanan, Hubbell Premise Wiring

12.00 pm – Trenchless Technology Applications for Fibre Optic Installations – Matthew Izzard, TRACTO-TECHNIK UK LTD

12.45 pm – The FIA Website – Now Fully Functioning – Alan Bullen, FIA Marketing Director

1:00 pm – Lasers in the FTTX Environment, Geoff Crossley, CrossConnect Training Ltd.


1.30 pm – Close

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