Over 5,000 FM professionals and 200 of the industry’s leading suppliers will join forces this April at The Facilities Event (10th – 12th April 2018, NEC Birmingham) to challenge, change and collaborate. Tipped to deliver its strongest, most practical training and education offering, the event will play host to an impressive line-up of leading international specialists to explore how FM can help to solve the UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’ through increased employee engagement, health and wellness.
Visitors from highly respected organisations signed up to attend include NHS Blood and Transplant, Tesco, PayPal, OCS, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Siemens Rail Systems, Harlow Council and Kier.
Co-located with The Health & Safety Event and The Fire Safety Event, The Facilities Event will host innovations from a plethora of industry suppliers. Major FM and built environment brands set to exhibit include Tradepoint, FSI, Mars Drinks, Inventry and Stannah.
The Facilities Event will host two FM theatres to showcase engaging and educational content. The sessions at both theatres will give delegates the knowledge, tools and techniques to take back to their organisations and make an immediate impact.
Delivering three keynote sessions per day, from leading FM speakers and industry influencers, the FM Matters Theatre will open with the future of workplace optimisation: HR & FM joining together to create a new role, which will be led by Raj Krishnamurthy, CEO and Founder of Workplace Fabric. He will cover the popular, yet widely criticised activity based-working approach and present his case for a new role, somewhere between FM and HR to oversee its implementation.
Raj will be followed by C-J Green, Chief Executive Officer UK & Ireland, Servest sharing her people-centric approach to FM.
A project team from Land Securities will share how the organisation has created a collaboration environment suitable for global business. The team will discuss the creation of collaboration suites and a digital platform for its new London HQ building and the challenges they overcame when choosing equipment, the innovation solutions implemented in the building to make it an exemplar in collaborative environments.
Following the ‘practice what you preach mantra’, the NEC Birmingham’s very own facilities team is to host a session, shining the spotlight on FM in a 20-hall venue. The team will be joined by Jeremy Dicks from soft services partner OCS, to talk deeper about the challenges of managing this international venue.
For the first time, the role of biophilic design will be put under the spotlight at The Facilities Event, as TV presenter and sustainable architectural and interior design guru Oliver Heath discusses how we can harness the human attraction to nature to reduce stress, aid recuperation and boost productivity.
Opening The Facilities Dialogue Theatre on day one Andrew Hulbert, Managing Director, Pareto FM will join Sajna Rahman of Sodexo Healthcare to debate how FM suppliers can differentiate themselves in an increasingly commoditised market – and will help to answer how that impacts upon the procurement process.
Visitors can then join Kimberly Moss, Marketing Director, Servest Group in conversation with Sajna Rahman as they candidly discuss the topic of diversity and inclusion in FM, answering the big question: are quotas and all-women shortlists the answer?
Widely recognised across the industry, ‘One Team’ has become a mantra in FM over the past year, but how realistic is it for competitive service providers to put that competitiveness aside to deliver better value for the core organisation? Visitors can join Andrew Hulbert, Managing Director, Pareto FM, Anne Lennox Martin, Managing Director, FMP360, Cheryl-Anne Sanderson, Operations Director FCO, G4S and Bernard Crouch, Director, Acumen FM.
Lunch time on day two will see Julie Kortens, former BIFM chairman and founder of the Mentoring Business tackle the issue of FM’s reputation as the Cinderella profession. She will ask participants how we can change this myth and demonstrate the value to the core business?
Opening the final day of the show Henry Mossop of Visitor Management specialist Proxyclick will be joined by a panel to discuss fresh ways that FMs can turn data into insight and action asking the audience – how is FM using the tech is employs?
To register for your FREE ticket, please visit: www.facilitiesevents.com.