This month the Facilities Show returns to the ExCeL in London once again. In fact there is every chance you are reading this at the event itself. There are expected to be over 11,000 visitors over the three days for the Facilities Show alone, with tens of thousands more attending the rest of the Protection & Management Series. FMJ spoke to exhibitors, speakers, attendees and guests to find out what to expect
There will be over 100 seminars and workshops hosted at the ExCeL complimented by over 300 expert speakers. These include three headline speakers; Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie OBE and James Cracknell OBE. There will be the Facilities Society Fair, which is a networking service for the industry and the #SHE1000 Workshop which will celebrate and discuss gender diversity in the sector.
The speakers will be split between three different Seminar Theatres:
1. Facilities 2020 Strategy Summit – looking at FM leadership for future workplaces
2. FM Operational Excellence Arena – tools and best practice for more efficient cost-effective facilities management
3. FM in the Real World – cross sector case studies from some of the UK’s most inspiring workplaces
Then of course there will be the exhibitors stands as well. But what are people most looking forward to?
CAFM Explorer has been exhibiting at the Facilities Show for several years and are “delighted,” to be attending again this year on stand Q1400.
Mark Tew, business development manager commented:
“The Facilities Show at Excel is a fantastic networking opportunity and gives us the chance to have conversations with influential facilities managers and estates directors who are looking to manage their portfolios in a more efficient and cost effective way. The show is a great way to make new contacts and start new conversations.”
Claire Visser, CAFM director, added:
“We’re really excited about this year’s Facilities Show as it gives us a great platform to demonstrate how we are using our customer feedback to develop CAFM Explorer into a product that fits the needs of today’s facilities manager. We are looking forward to spending the three days meeting with both new and potential customers.”
The Facilities Show is being held in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and is supported by strategic partners Mitie, Sodexo, RICS and other valuable contributors to a packed schedule of informative workshops, keynote speeches and seminars. This year’s sponsors include Stannah, Planon, Bouygues, Ceris Burns International and De-Ice; each of them supporting a specific area of the show.
What did De-Ice have to say? Apparently this year they will be “taking a gambling theme,” telling FMs it’s never too early to get the ball rolling and put winter gritting plans into play…
“We’re looking forward to networking at the De-ice bar again, and exhibiting in the Health and Safety zone for the first time.
“What sparked the gambling theme was the fact that we have had three mild winters in succession – with only a few major snow events across the entire country. This could be enough to deter organisations from putting a winter safety plan in place for next season. But, we’re all aware of the risks we would expose ourselves to by following such an approach – it’s a slippery slope to potential accidents, litigation and reputational damage.
Visit De-ice at the De-ice Bar, café and networking area at the 2016 Facilities Show, where show visitors will have the chance to take on the Snowball Challenge. De-ice will also be exhibiting on stand S2350 in the Safety and Health Zone.
Finally on the 22nd June at 2pm, De-ice will be presenting with Engie in the FM in the Real World theatre.
Be part of the largest gathering of facilities managers in the world. Gain CPD points and learn from industry experts at over 80 complimentary seminar sessions when you visit Facilities Show on 21 – 23 June at ExCeL, London. Theatres include; FM in the Real World theatre, Facilities 2020 Strategy Summit, FM Operational Excellence Arena and the BIFM Careers Zone. Plus, meet with over 300 forward-thinking suppliers covering: maintenance, mechanical and electrical, cleaning, CAFM, catering and more.