easyFairs is marketing this event as ‘a huge development for facilities, property and estate managers’ following the decision by UBM to move next year’s Facilities Show to London, from its current home at the NEC.
The company easyFairs is one of the fastest growing show organisers in the world, running 100+ shows in 16 countries and is part of the Artexis Group of companies. The organisers say the show has already received high interest with visitors DHL, Emerson Industrial Automation, Amey, and exhibitors Coo-Var and Parrs, just some of the major names supporting the show next year. easyFairs is well placed to develop Facilities Management 2014.
Amey is among the first to support the show, Marcus Davey, facilities manager, explains why he would visit:
“I welcome a new Facilities Management show to Birmingham. Having it in the centre of the UK will draw people nationwide. Dealing with both industrial maintenance and facilitates management, having the show co-located with Maintec would be a major pull knowing I can source the latest products and services in one day.”
Mark Ward, Facilities Manager at DHL, comments:
“As a Midlands based company, having a new facilities show in Birmingham is very convenient for us. Facilities management encompasses so many aspects including maintenance and health & safety, it is great to see a new show launching, catering for all the needs of facilities managers across the UK.”
The show will be co-located with Maintec, which is also run by easyFairs, and over the past 38 years has become recognised as the UK’s premier event for maintenance professionals and plant managers. Many of these visitors also have a wider facilities management remit, which is why the co-location is considered a smart move.
Matt Benyon, managing director of easyFairs UK explains:
“There is a significant overlap between the professionals attending Maintec and those involved in facilities management. Furthermore, from our extensive research we’ve found that a high percentage of exhibitors and visitors for this market are based in and around the Midlands, making the NEC an ideal location for these events.
“The amount of support we have had from the facilities management community has confirmed already that this combination of events will be incredibly powerful.”
Facilities Management will also run concurrently with the co-located Western Business Publishing The Health & Safety event, adding yet more reasons for buyers to descend on the NEC next March.
Lindsay Owen, Plant Systems Engineer, Emerson Industrial Automation remarks:
“Facilities management, maintenance and health & safety are very important to our business. Having three co-located shows encompassing all aspects in a convenient location is the perfect opportunity for us to network and meet new suppliers without having to spend too much time out of the office.”
Booking for the show has already begun.