With the cooperation of the IFSA and the Latin America Fire Protection Network, the Colombian Fire Sprinkler Association (ANRACI) hosted a three-day conference and expo in Medellin, Colombia 19-21 September, with a total of 4775 participants from 23 different countries. Held at the Plaza Mayor, the academic component of the event featured 5 master conferences, 14 technical conferences, 7 specialized sector courses, 3 “conversations” and 40 branded technical conferences. The “Fire Expo Latam”, held on the 20th and 21st, featured 5000 square meters of exhibits. Billed as the most important summit in Latin America, the event included side by side burns to demonstrate the effectiveness of automatic fire sprinkler systems.