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Facilities Show back in town

Facilities Show 2017 returns to ExCeL London between the 20-22 June bringing together over 10,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors for the leading event in the FM calendar. FMJ looks ahead to see what attendees can expect

As the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event the show continues to grow, attracting FM’s and suppliers from over 40 different countries. The event unites FM professionals from all sectors and geographies with suppliers, advisers and specialists in one venue.

Alongside the exhibition stands which showcase around over 300 suppliers there is a rich choice of networking, career enhancing and learning opportunities throughout the three-day event.

Networking: Introduced for the first time at last year’s show, the Facilities Society Fair is the perfect avenue for visitors to expand their professional network by creating contacts within networking groups including Thursday FM, Property Affiliates, The Hill Club and FM North.

BIFM Careers Zone: By visiting the BIFM Careers Zone facilities managers get the opportunity to meet with the recruitment and HR departments of international TFMs and gain insight to courses, accreditation and best practices.

New Products: Another new innovation from last year’s show, the Products Trail, guides visitors around the exhibition floor highlighting all the new and innovative products on display.

Facilities Show 2017 will once again provide visitors with an incredible complementary seminar and workshop programme. Continuing the success of 2016 it will focus on ‘real world’ talks delivered by FMs, as well as practical and strategic presentations by a few hand-picked industry experts.

You will find two large seminar theatres on exhibition floor, all with different content on each day of the show. There will also be two FM panel debates in the keynote theatre, which comprise:

Day 1, 13.45 – 15.30

Workplace design, productivity and wellbeing

♦ Vic O’Farrell, Managing Director, Motivational Voice (Facilitator)

 Hannah Nardini, Workplace Strategist , WKSpace

 John Blackwell, Managing Director, Quora Consulting

 Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director – Public Services and Communities, RSA

 Michael Roper, Vice President GFM, SAP

Day 3, 13.45 – 15.30

FM Market from a TFM perspective

 Katie King, Co Founder, AI in FM (Facilitator)

 Steve McDonald, Strategic Development Director, Bouygues Energies & Services

 Pete Belmore, Business Unit Director, CBRE

Other speakers will be confirmed for the Inspirational Speaker Series. Launched in 2015, the Inspirational Speaker Series gives visitors the opportunity to hear from leaders outside of the facilities profession, whose achievements are world-class and incredibly inspiring.

This year’s three lead keynotes in the Keynote Theatre, sponsored by Honeywell comprise double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE.

Taking place as part of the Protection and Management Series 2017, these three keynotes will support over 30 hours of facilities content.

Dame Kelly Holmes, 20 June, 11.30 – 12.30 and joining a panel debate 12.30 – 13.15 is best known for her success in the 2004 Olympics, where she won two golds and became only the second woman in history to claim the 800m and 1500m titles for British athletics. Prior to her success on the track she served almost 10 years in the military and was awarded an MBE for her services to the British Army. What many people may not know is that she has also battled with depression, and at Safety & Health Expo, following her keynote speech, Dame Kelly has agreed to share her struggles on the show’s mental health panel discussion. This will immediately follow her speech on ‘having the passion, compassion and courage to succeed’ on 20th June.

Professor Brian Cox OBE, 21 June, 11.30 – 12.30 is one of UKs most famous (and dare say favourite) physicists, having made the world of science so engaging and accessible to the masses. He has played a key part in the ATLAS and CERN Large Hadron Collider projects, whilst still finding time to take part in TV programmes such as ‘Wonders of the Universe’ and ‘Wonders of the Solar System’, which have been viewed around the world by millions. Many will also know him from his keyboard-playing days in ‘D:Ream, the pop band behind the 90’s hit single, ‘Things Can Only Get Better’. Professor Cox will be ‘Exploring the Universe’ with us on 21st June.

Simon Weston CBE, 22 June, 11.30 – 12.30 was aboard HMS Sir Galahad with the Welsh guard regiment when it was bombed by Argentinean planes during the Falklands War. The horrific burns he suffered required a series of operations that continue to this day. Despite his injuries and the physical and mental suffering, Simon’s life is an example of great personal triumph and courage. He is a true role model for positive mental attitude and overcoming hardship. Simon will share his very personal story about ‘turning adversity into opportunity’.

21 June, 14.45 – 15.15
Digital disruption, which describes the growing use of the latest technologies, from the Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence is putting expectations on FM to deliver data led service operations. But the digitisation of the workplace poses many challenges, not least, how prepared FMs are to manage environments where the latest technologies and people work side by side. This debate, which will feature experts in SMART and CAFM technology as well as FM services providers who work in the front line of digitisation asks, how is the FM sector responding to digital disruption in helping to create the workplace of the future?

 Register to attend Facilities Show

Progress your FM career by developing your skills at the largest gathering of facilities managers, Facilities Show on 20-22 June at ExCeL London. With access to BIFM, IOSH, NEBOSH and the FPA, you’ll benefit from CPD accredited seminars and workshops, as well as information about courses specific to your development. 

You’ll also have unrestricted access to the Facilities Show theatre that will deliver engaging, interactive debates. 

Your complimentary badge will also give you access to Safety & Health Expo, IFSEC International, FIREX International, Service Management Expo and Professional Clothing Show, all running at the same time.

Register to attend today

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