The first big industry event of 2020, the annual Workplace Futures conference, will take on one of the newest and biggest challenges for facilities management: wellness, and all that this means for future FM strategy and practice.
It took two decades to spread the message that facilities management is not just about buildings but about the people who occupy them, too. Now, the event organisers argue, we need to move on to a more holistic position – one that spans the crucial interactions between people, buildings and services to ensure optimal efficiency, effectiveness, comfort, productivity, safety and health. That’s where FM can help to achieve and protect wellness, a key concept underpinning both organisational and individual success.
The conference programme, now quickly coming together, will ensure opportunities to learn from a panel of carefully selected speakers set to offer fresh perspectives on how FM can establish itself at the heart of the workplace, now and for the future. Confirmed speakers include:
- Kath Fontana, managing director, strategic accounts at Mitie Engineering and soon to be president-elect at RICS
- Louise Aston, wellbeing director, Business in the Community
- Dr Craig Knight, founding director, Identity Realization
- Kyle de Bruin, development director, Leesman Index
- Peter Ankerstjerne, head of FM and workplace experience at PxWe EMEA, WeWork
- Sheila Champion-Smeeth, total rewards leader – EMEA & Mark Needham, collaboration manager, Cisco
- Ian Marson, transaction advisory director, EY.
These experts will be joined by a series of top-level FM practitioners, assuring the audience of on-target information, invaluable insights and plenty of useful ideas to take away and apply.
Workplace Futures takes place in London on 20 February 2020. Full details are here: http://www.workplace-futures.co.uk/