General Attendee Registration - Midwest Fire Rescue Expo™

Midwest Fire Rescue Expo™

The Midwest’s Largest One-Day Fire & Emergency Services Vendor Show

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, MI

8:30 AM - Keynote Presentation
10:00AM - 3:00PM - Expo Floor Open

$35 Per Person - Expo Admission & Keynote Presentation

$20 Per Person - Expo Admission Only

11:30AM - 1:30PM - Lunch Buffet Included With Both Registrations!

Join us for a private Preview of the vehicles

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, MI

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

$10 Per Person - Includes Dinner & Drinks

Select this Preview Option when you Register!

Our Keynote

Fire Industry Leadership in the Age of Disruption

All industries face it at some point…disruption. Anything can change an industry. You may think your industry is safe, but when you don’t look into the future and see what’s coming, and when you don’t constantly innovate, you risk the chance of being blind-sided. How will autonomous vehicles change the fire industry? How does the economy change the way potential employees see firefighting as a career? How do government regulations change the way the fire stations do business? How will drones make firefighting less dangerous? 75% of fire fighters in Southeastern Michigan are a combination of volunteer and paid on call firefighters. A lot of the task of retaining good quality people lies with management, who are facing more and more levels of disruption every day.

Like all industries, the fire industry can't just keep doing things "the way it's always been done". Change means looking at new ways to do business, whether it's new ways of recruiting, new ways of training, or new and better ways of maintaining a fire station.

Julie Austin's speech will get fire chiefs thinking in a more innovative way to solve some of the new problems they now face. This also includes new innovations in the fire industry and how they will change and improve the way fire chiefs do business.This is combined with her small town experiences growing up as the daughter of the local sheriff, who often had to work with local fire officials to keep the community safe.

Julie Austin

Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, innovation speaker, and member ofthe World Future Society. She’s an internationally known thought leader on the topic ofinnovation, and CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group. She’s been an innovation keynote speaker for corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Northrop Grumman, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. She’s also been featured in the books “Patently Female” and “Girls Think of Everything”.

Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. Julie and her products have appeared on TheToday Show, The Queen Latifa Show, HGTV, Lifetime, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Inc.magazine, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, along with dozens of TV shows, magazines and radio shows around the world.

Hotel options

Hyatt Place Detroit / Novi
46080 Grand River Avenue
Novi, Michigan 48374
(248) 513 4111

$149/nt - Use the Group Code G-FIR8 when making reservations, or click on the button below.
Deadline for group rate: March 2, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn Novi
27355 Cabaret Drive
Novi, Michigan 48377
(248) 348-3840

$159/nt - Mention the Michigan Fire Chiefs when making reservations, or click on the button below.

Event Details

Event Date 04-11-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-11-2018 3:00 pm
Individual Price $35.00
Location Suburban Collection Showplace
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