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Facilities Show 2019

From June 18 to 20th, over 12,000 FM professionals from across the globe will gather at ExCeL London to identify new suppliers, source the latest innovative solutions, hear from leaders in the field and network with their peers

Facilities Show is the global hub for facilities and field service management professionals. It has earned this reputation through its education programme, bespoke networking service and showcasing of thousands of innovative, cutting-edge facilities management solutions presented by more than 280 exhibitors.

The show brings together the entire facilities management profession, facilitating career development for more than 12,000 international visitors who will have the chance to source and trial solutions across the entire FM remit, including:

  • Workplace technology
  • Cleaning
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Waste management
  • Energy management
  • Office management
  • Washroom
  • Space planning and design

The breadth of products on display will allow you to gain a thorough understanding of the FM and field service management market, sourcing products across fire safety equipment, lighting, lifts, pest control, waste disposal products and more. Exhibitors include Beckhoff, Ricoh, Lutron, Verizon, Asure Software, Kirona and many others. Facilities Show makes it easy to engage with these vendors, see their products in action and make the right choices for your FM strategy.

As the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event, Facilities Show is the only show supported by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). This means the event is uniquely placed to connect you with the industry bodies helping to drive innovation and set the standards guiding the profession.

With fast-emerging new technologies such as green energy management and smart buildings, and challenges such as workplace wellbeing rising to the fore, Facilities Show also lets you access critical thought leadership and insights from industry leaders. A programme of over 100 CPD-accredited educational sessions has been designed to help you remain at the forefront of industry knowledge.

Facilities Show 2019 has a brand-new agenda of seminars, presentations, case studies and panel discussions covering some of the most important topics and developments within the profession. These range from flexible working, office design and mental health to AI and office moves, each taking place over three days in one of four dedicated theatres: the Keynote Arena, Smart Building Expo’s ‘Educate’ theatre, the Workplace Wellbeing Theatre and the Facilities Management Theatre.

Many of the seminars focus on crucial developments within mental and physical health and wellbeing, reflecting the profession’s renewed interest in these areas. At the Workplace Wellbeing Show, for instance, sessions will cover nutrition, drugs and alcohol, fatigue and mindfulness. There will also be real-world case studies, including Oakwood Training’s 12-month effort to improve wellbeing at retailer Next, and Siemen’s transformative ‘Talk to Me’ initiative to facilitate conversations about mental health.

Although a significant emphasis is placed on workplace wellbeing on this year’s programme, a range of seminars and panels will discuss topics that apply across the entire profession and every industry. Highlights include:

  • Technology trends: AI and machine learning at work, a panel discussion of how AI, analytics and machine learning are transforming the workplace. The debate involves Capita Customer Management’s James Brooke, OpenReach’s David Bruce and Paul Smedley of the Data, Analytics and Insight Forum. Takes place 1.30-2.15pm, 18 June, Smart Building Expo.
  • Brexit – what does it mean for FM? A panel discussion on the implications of Brexit for FM, and whether it will affect the skills gap. Led by David Sharp, Managing Director, and Tar Tumber, Director, Employee Relations, of International Workplace. Takes place 4-4.45pm, 18 June, Facilities Management Theatre.
  • Workplace design and its impact on productivity and wellbeing, a session led by Hannah Nardini, Workplace Consultant and Designer, WK.space, on emerging trends in workplace design and their impact on productivity and wellbeing. Takes place 11.15-11.45am, 19 June, Workplace Wellbeing Theatre.
  • FMJ panel: productivity and technology, a panel discussion on solving the UK’s declining productivity in the digital age. Involves the FSI’s Compton Darlington, Simon Francis of the Zoological Society of London, Alejandro Navarro from Connected Workspace, and FM writer Paul Wilkinson. Takes place 11-11.45am, 19 June, Facilities Management Theatre.
  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace, a 45-minute panel discussion on how well the facilities management sector is encouraging diversity, the impact Brexit might have on inclusivity, and the role of diversity in attracting talent. Takes place 2.10-2.55pm, 20 June, Facilities Management Theatre.

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