Can you afford to miss the Flood Expo 2017?

Across the UK, over 300,000 commercial properties are estimated to be at risk of flooding. The winter of 2015 saw one of the wettest months in over a century. Over 4,600 businesses were flooded and total insurance claims by businesses was approximately £100m. The economic cost of the flood was estimated to be significantly higher, as many firms had insufficient cover (Know your Flood Risk, 2016). 

Now is the time to ask yourself, can you afford to cover the costs of water damage to your premises? Can you afford to pay your staff, while your company isn’t operating and you’re not earning revenue? Can you afford to miss the Flood Expo 2017? 

Flooding is the most reoccurring natural hazard causing damage and disruption to thousands of UK business properties. The Flood Expo is the world’s leading exhibition for flood prevention and mitigation, providing cutting-edge solutions, and tickets are completely free. 

With just under six weeks to go until the world’s largest exhibition and conference for this specialist sector, you are running out of time to secure your ticket for the Flood Expo, taking place on the 27 & 28 September 2017 at London’s ExCeL. The world’s most senior industry figures, pioneering technology, and avant-garde experts are coming together to provide you with everything you need to protect your livelihood from flooding.

The Flood Expo boasts over 100 seminars, led by world-renowned experts from the NASA’s Risk Reductions & Response Program; the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat; the Met Office, and the MOD. 

Professor Lindsey McEwen from the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR) at UWE will be running an unmissable seminar, critically evaluating knowledge networks that informs small businesses in how they can make their premises flood resilient. Simon Crowther is an engineer who works with businesses and councils to improve their response to emergency flood situations. He will be talking about the developments in flood defence over the last ten years, with a specific focus on the technological advances available to help businesses protect their premises. 

Ian Gibbs from Cunningham Lindsey, will be teaming up with UWE’s Dr Jessica Lamond. They will draw upon the latest policy from DEFRA and demonstrate how this can be used to increase flood resilience in SMEs. Equally, Cunningham Lindsey’s Roy Shevlin will be running a seminar with Graham Brogden, Aviva, to outline cost effective methods businesses can adopt to reduce the risk of flooding.

If that’s not enough for you, the show will feature hundreds of world-class suppliers, who will be showcasing the latest innovations in flood solutions. Equally, there will be advice available from our big-name partner organisations including; the Environment Agency, Flood Re, BERG, and the National Flood Forum. 

With everything you need to protect your business from flooding available under one roof this September, you need to make sure you register for your free ticket at here before they run out!