What to expect at FDIC International 2022


FDIC International will take place between April 25-30, 2022 in Indianapolis, IN at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. 

FDIC International offers thousands of Fire & Rescue professionals from around the world, world-class instructors, classrooms, workshops, H.O.T evolutions, products and services available to the industry displayed by over 800 exhibiting companies. The FDIC Experience is about learning and sharing with your peers formally and informally through hallway conversations, developing life-long friendships, and recharging your passion for the industry.  

“In my 21 years at the helm of FDIC, I have never been more proud of my team. We were able to get back to leading live training to firefighters and highlighting product advancement and innovation on the show floor. We are fortunate to have FAMA companies as great partners to deliver a great experience to our firefighting community,” said Eric Schlett, Sr. Vice President, Clarion Events, Fire & Rescue Group. 

FAMA Board President Jeromie Johnston added, “Even in a period of unprecedented challenges in our industry, the team at Clarion, industry partners, and firefighters from around the world convened to make FDIC a success. The FAMA Board, GAC Committee, and member companies appreciate Clarion’s continued commitment and support toward our GAC activities and outreach to the broader industry.” 

Who attends? 

FDIC International is open to all qualified industry professionals looking for the most comprehensive selection of Fire & Rescue products and services. 

Most attendees fit into the following categories: 

  • Administrative Chiefs 
  • Apparatus and Equipment Specialists 
  • Career and Volunteer Firefighters 
  • EMTs and Paramedics 
  • Fire Academy and Fire Science Students 
  • Fire Chiefs 
  • Fire Inspectors 
  • Fire Marshals 
  • HazMat Technicians 

And many more. 

What is the ‘MATCH!’ program? 

FDIC’s MATCH! program is a direct path to meet with decision makers who are actively participating in selecting products or services now.  

Get a jump start on your lead generation by meeting with MATCH! VIPs who are looking to source what your business provides. 

How Does the MATCH! Program Work? 

Participating Exhibitors submit a product/service category profile that identifies what their offerings are. FDIC MATCH! VIP Attendees are asked to complete a sourcing profile that identifies their current product or service needs. 

Our matchmaking platform then works to organically generate recommendations based on similar specified product or service needs. Participants are able to send meeting requests after reviewing one another’s profiles and accept meetings after reviewing profiles to assure accurate mutual interest 

If not able to travel to FDIC in Indy, VIPs can still take advantage of the MATCH! service virtually, two weeks later. 

Benefits for exhibitors include: 

  • Access to qualified decision makers with purchasing authority (or influence) who are actively sourcing 
  • Guaranteed number of meetings based on mutual interest 
  • Meetings are agreed upon in advance giving you time to prepare 
  • Meeting scheduling is arranged through our matchmaking software with lots of assistance from our MATCH! concierge team 
  • Meetings are held in the MATCH! lounge allowing for uninterrupted conversations 
  • Virtual meetings are offered one week later for those officers who are unable to travel to FDIC but still need to source, extending your reach 
  • Measurable increase in ROI 

What restrictions are in place to protect attendees from COVID 19? 

FDIC is following CDC recommendations and working with Indiana Convention Center to ensure deep cleaning daily that meets GBAC standards. Some restrictions include: face coverings in common areas and event spaces for staff, built-in six-foot physical distancing measures for floor plans, seating areas, and crowd management, limited and designated entry and exit doors, one-way travel markers in hallways and corridors, additional hand-sanitizing stations, 24/7 air circulation and hospital-grade air filters, plexiglass shields at all service areas, modified food service policies, including cashless and touchless point of sale, in subsequent stages (when allowed) and enhanced training on COVID-19 related practices and protocols for all staff. 

Registration process: 

FDIC International 2022 registration and early access housing will go live on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. At this time, attendees will receive an email from FDIC International to register. 

In order to move forward and secure your housing, attendees must be register for one of the following packages:  

  • Hands-on Training (H.O.T.) Evolutions with Full Conference  
  • Hands-on Training (H.O.T.) Evolutions & Pre-Conference Workshops Only   
  • Individual Full Conference  
  • One-Day Conference  

As soon as the registration is complete attendees will receive an email confirmation with a link to Connections Housing to book a hotel room. Early access attendees will have until Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET to reserve a room, before opening it up to the general audience on Monday. Requirements for housing include: minimum of three nights for all downtown hotels and only one room per person.    

Hotel availability is first come, first serve, while registering early does not guarantee a downtown hotel it does give first access to these rooms.  

Registration must be paid in full by Friday, October 29, 2021 and housing will go live on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET for the general audience. 


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Media contact

Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Fire Buyer

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922
Email: editor@firebuyer.com

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