After a three-year gap, the Facilities Show returns to ExCel this May. We hear from some of the leading exhibitors on their plans for the show and what you can expect to see and do at the world’s leading FM event.
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Greg Davies, Director of Market Development, Assurity Consulting says: “The focus on workplace, facilities and premises we saw during the pandemic will be crucial as we continue through our recovery, and this will offer both challenges and opportunities for our sector. Having the right information at the right time, to support a business to make informed decisions must be central to FM thinking. That is why we’re delighted to be showcasing Assurity Plus 2.0 property risk management software at the Facilities Show 2022.
What Davies enjoys about the Facilities Show and other linked events is that they: “provide that broad ‘one stop’ overview of the profession with suppliers, practitioners and end users all in one place. Through the exhibitions, seminars and networking, it helps give an appreciation of not only where current thinking is, but what may be on the horizon too. As a long-time supporter of, and exhibitor at the Facilities Show, it is great to be back in-person.
“Since the start of 2020, the FM landscape has not changed at all in some ways but been profoundly affected in others. A myriad of services and solutions have also grown up around the pandemic, in tandem with a variety of new and additional needs being demanded by stakeholders. Combine these with changing legislation and there is much to consider. As well as providing that position snapshot for the industry, the Facilities Show should therefore help with educational seminars determing the direction of travel for FM in the future.”
In terms of the main benefits visitors will get from visiting both the show and the Assurity stand, Davies believes: “Health, safety and wellbeing
have and will continue to be high priority, high value activities for organisations and FM. Both employers and employees are looking for reassurance, so need to trust that the information they are getting.”
Paul Bates, Managing Director Cleankill Pest Control says: “Attending the Facilities Show is one of the highlights of the working calendar for the Cleankill Pest Control team. We attend many events during a normal year but this one is the biggest and is a perfect fit for us as we specialise in working with facilities managers – especially those looking after multiple sites.
“The show gives us a chance to meet some of our current customers and have face-to-face contact with new and potential customers. It’s also an opportunity to showcase and talk about the wide range of services we now offer and our emphasis on green pest control. We’re so pleased that we can meet people face-to-face after two years without the Show.
“Visitors to our stand can see some of the tools we use to keep premises free and talk to them about how Cleankill is different from other pest control companies. It’s also a great opportunity for attendees to meet and get to know key members of the team and talk about their current service provider and how we might be able to do things differently and more cost effectively.
“Cleankill is growing as brand but we still need to raise awareness of our company in a market that is dominated by a household name. It’s around our 15th year at the Facilities Show and we absolutely love the buzz of the event, the venue and the excellent speakers. The show will continue to be a firm fixture in our marketing calendar.
“And of course, we have the obligatory chocolate mice to sample should anyone need a sugar boost.”
“Elior is probably best known for its catering expertise and that it provides catering services in the business & industry, education, health and care home, defence, stadia and heritage sectors,” comments Ian Russell, FM Sales Manager for Elior.
“Catering is our core service but Elior also provides a bespoke range of soft FM services such as cleaning, reception, janitorial, concierge, waste management and grounds maintenance and the Facilities Show is the perfect place for us to raise awareness that we offer these additional services. It also allows us to highlight our latest innovations in technology and service delivery.
“Of course, the most significant aspect of this year’s event is that we will be back at the Facilities Show in person, something that we always took for granted pre the pandemic and a type of engagement that we sorely missed. We are looking forward to discussing what we do face-to-face again and to have informal discussions about what customers are looking for and how we can potentially help them.
“The Facilities Show is a great blend of exhibitors, networking opportunities and seminars. I try and visit seminars that highlight recent changes in legislation or compliance, particularly in the Government sector, and to learn about new developments in the industry. We always come away from the show feeling more in touch about what really matters to customers and with a deeper understanding of the type of services they are looking for.
“The show provides us with the ideal opportunity not only to raise awareness of the services we offer, beyond catering, but also to communicate that we offer tailormade solutions and have the capability to provide local support, because of our national infrastructure and regional teams, both of which we know are very important to customers.”