Conference Programme

THE conference for the building services industry.

Our Keynotes and speakers will be added and profiled here over the coming months so watch this space!


George Clark

George Clarke is an architect and is Creative Director of architectural practice George Clarke + Partners. He is also a writer, lecturer and TV presenter. Passionate and outspoken about building safety and net zero, George will be our opening keynote speaker.


David Frise, Chief Executive Officer, BESA 

David worked as an M&E contractor for 25 years, before branching out into renewable energy systems. David has had a long association with BESA as an active member and in 2018 was appointed Chief Executive. He is a frequent speaker on competence and compliance, energy efficiency, system integration, low carbon initiatives, the future of the sector and the gap between design and performance in buildings.




Graeme Fox, Head of Technical, BESA

Graeme is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience of building services engineering.  He has particular expertise in air conditioning, heat pumps, and small commercial refrigeration. He ran his own refrigeration and air conditioning contracting business for more than 25 years specialising in air conditioning design, installation and troubleshooting.

He is a former President of AREA – the European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors – and previously served as a member of BESA Council. He is also currently a Director of ACRIB and of the Institute of Refrigeration.

Richard Norman, Managing Director, Indepth Services 

Richard Norman is actively involved in the ventilation hygiene and fire damper testing industry. His company has operated in this sector for over 30 years.

His interest and focus within the business on fire damper testing has accelerated over recent years and he has a passion for all things compliance, specifically relating to fire damper testing.

He has served as Chairman of BESA’s Ventilation Hygiene Group and part of the team which created the original TR/19 standard and subsequent updates. He is also part of the Technical committee which authored the original VH001 and this second edition.

On behalf of BESA he has also assisted with the update of European ISO BS EN 15780 Ventilation for Buildings – Ductwork – Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems standard.

Watch this space for more speaker announcement over the coming weeks.

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