Programme

NICEIC ELECSA Live is relevant to all professionals within the sector and features content of interest to everyone, spanning sole trader domestic installers to CEOs of major electrical contracting businesses.  The event is packed with seminars covering a range of areas and topics.

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08.15 – 09.30 Registration and refreshments

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome Speech and Introduction

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09.45 – 10.20 Keynote Speaker

Speaker: Stuart Pearce MBE, Former England defender and U21 manager
Room: Diomed suite

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10.25 – 11.00 Seminar Session

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
Proposed changes to BS 7671 including a review of the BSI system to pass 
comments on the proposed 18th Edition.
Speakers: Tony Cable and Darren Staniforth, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite

Tony and Darren will be looking at International standards and European Harmonized Documents to see what changes might be on their way when the 18th Edition of BS 7671 is introduced in 2018.

Option 2
Construction industry forecasts
Speaker: Chris Ashworth, Competitive Advantage Consultancy
Room: Lammtarra suite

This session will provide an overview of the construction industry following the Brexit vote. It will reveal important trends, such as which sectors are going up and which are declining. It will also explore other industry drivers, such as Building Information Modelling, offsite manufacture and innovations in construction. The aim of the session is to allow electrical contractors to keep informed of the latest developments that will affect their business.

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11.00 – 11.40 Refreshment Break

Demo zone: 

11.10 – 11.25: On-site document printing – take the office with you
Speaker: Hannan Miah, Business Manager Labelling Specialist, Brother

Come visit the Demo Zone to see our demonstrative session on Brother PocketJet Mobile Printers.

The demos will guide you through the benefits and efficiencies the range can bring to your day-to-day on-site admin, such as; Quotations, Invoices, Risk Assessments, Certifications, Reports and much more.

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11.40 – 12.15 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
Ensuring assessment success
Speaker: Alan Wells and Darren Staniforth, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite

This talk will cover many of the common assessment departures Certsure Engineers identify on their assessment visits and how they can be avoided. 

Option 2
How to win clients and influence them… by building rapport and trust
Speaker: Mark Huggins, Corporate Drama
Room: Lammtarra suite

Electricians and tradespersons often have a difficult job of gaining a client’s trust before they have even stepped into their client’s home or business. One bad experience in the past can be enough to make a client distrust all tradespersons and tar them all with the same brush. This fascinating ‘prequel’ to last year’s highly popular session will demonstrate how electricians can overcome this barrier through effective verbal and non-verbal communications skills. It will once again feature live actors, who will perform a scenario that every electrician will have experienced at least once in their career – a customer who doesn’t trust them!

Option 3
Emergency lighting and fire alarm standards update
Speaker: Neil Baldwin, ESP
Room: Gallops suite

The presentation will cover the new 2016 updates to Emergency Lighting Standards BS5266 Part 1 2016 which came into place in May 2016, plus an overview of the possible new changes to the Fire Alarm Standards that will be happening in BS5839 Part 1 2017.

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12.25 – 13.00 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
Earthing and Bonding
Speaker: Darren Staniforth, NICIEC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite

Option 2
Commercial opportunities in the electrical industry 2017-2019
Speaker: Mark Smith, Certsure
Room: Lammtarra suite

In 2016, NICEIC and ELECSA completed a major new piece of research into the future of the electrical industry. This comprehensive market research project identified a range of commercial opportunities available to electrical contractors in the UK. This seminar will provide an overview of the societal, legislative, political and economic changes that will have an impact on electricians over the next few years.

Option 3

Asset management and the connected world
Speaker: David LewisSchneider Electric
Room: Gallops suite

A brief introduction of IOT, asset management and energy monitoring in commercial and industrial spaces. Explore innovative and smart products from Schneider Electric, with products such as PowerTag.

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13.00 – 14.10 Lunch Break

Demo zone:

13.10 – 13.25: Latest innovations in power tool technology

Speaker: Robin Gooch, Business Development Manager, Bosch

An introduction to advancements in Bosch battery technology for cordless power tools and the benefits to the tradesperson  

13.50 – 14.00: Aperta wifi door entry
Speaker: Mark Booker, Product Manager ESP (Elite Security Products)

Aimed at the domestic market the latest addition to the Aperta door entry range allows you to view and talk to visitors at your home whether you are on the premises or on the other side of the world.  From a smart phone or tablet and using the free ESP app, property owners can easily see who is at the door or gate, engage in two-way communication and allow remote access if desired

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14.10 – 14.45 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
UK Electricians – Are you charging enough?  

Speakers: Chris Ashworth, Competitive Advantage Consultancy
Room: Diomed suite

This session will provide a summary of a major new piece of market research, which is the first of its kind in the UK. The research project will give valuable insights into the pricing charged by electrical contractors by job type, by region and by an industry body. In addition, the session will examine wider trends in construction costs overall. The aim of the session is to allow electrical contractors to benchmark their pricing against others in their region.

Option 2
Smart Homes – A Growing Industry That Needs Professional Installers With Your Skills

Speaker: Philipp Schuster, Loxone UK
Room: Lammtarra suite

The smart home industry is amongst the fastest growing industries worldwide. Whilst the likes of Apple, Google and Amazon are spending millions to create consumer awareness of what life in a smart home could be like, there is a distinct lack of professional installers that can physically install and deliver on these promises.
You are in the perfect position to fill this gap and grow your business. Find out how you can build on your existing skills and start offering homeowners the benefits of a well planned and professionally installed smart home.

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14.50 – 15.20 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
Technical debate
Speaker: Tony Cable, Darren Staniforth, Matt Darville and Alan Wells, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Diomed suite

A technical panel discus methods of design, installation and inspection and testing to a number of the common problems electrical contractors face

Option 2

The smart home automation sector and the opportunities it presents for electrical contractors and specifiers 
Speaker: Ian Hunter, Scolmore
Room: Lammtarra suite

Keeping Home Automation simple and how it can help solve some of the everyday problems encountered within domestic and commercial applications and how it puts electrical contractors & specifiers in a  prime position to diversify their offerings and add further revenue streams to their business.  

15.20 – 15.45 Refreshment Break

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15.45 – 16.10 Seminar Session

Broken neutral problems
Speakers: Tony Cable and Darren Staniforth, NICEIC & ELECSA 
Room: Diomed suite

A look at the problems with broken neutrals within electrical supplies

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16.10 – 16.15 Closing Speech & Prize Draw

Make sure you stay to the end to be in with the chance of winning many fantastic prizes!