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Preview: Facilities Show 2017

Be part of the largest global gathering of FMs this June in London

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | June 10, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

The largest event in the FM calendar will commence in less than 2 weeks. From 20 June, FM professionals from across the globe will descend on ExCeL London, looking to identify new suppliers and source the latest innovative solutions to address project requirements. They’ll also have the opportunity network in a variety of areas with like-minded peers as they discuss the industry’s hottest topics at the cutting edge of FM, not to mention keeping abreast of all legislation updates and regulation changes.

Facilities Show will again be exclusively held in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management and this year partnered with CBRE, further bolstering its flagship event status supported by the industry that tackles the critical issues facing those working within FM. 

Facilities Show Features: 

Enhance your FM knowledge in the Facilities Show Seminar Theatre

The Facilities Show Seminar Theatre and the Keynote Theatre will examine all the key issues in facilities management. Addressing the most pertinent topics, the tailored programme delivers insights from industry experts as well as real case studies and developments from Senior FMs. Headlining this year’s seminar programme will be three more inspirational speakers, and arguably our best yet  

Inspirational speakers

Our biggest inspirational line-up ever, featuring Double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; Rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston CBE are coming to inspire and motivate you in the Keynote Theatre between 20-22 June.

  • Build your motivation by emulating the work-ethic that led to double Olympic medals from Dame Kelly Holmes and discover more on her work on numerous mental health boards
  • Explore the universe with Professor Brian Cox OBE, and expand your mindset beyond the day-to-day aspects of your role
  • Be inspired by a story of triumph and courage, from Falklands war hero, Simon Weston CBE, and turn adversity into opportunity 

When are where?

Dame Kelly Holmes
When & Where
: 20 June, 11.30 – 12.30, Keynote Theatre 

Professor Brian Cox OBE
When & Where:
22 June, 11.30 – 12.30, Keynote Theatre

1:2:1 Meetings Programme

The complimentary matchmaking tool enables visitors and exhibitors to search and connect with each other before the show, allowing you to manage your event schedule.

  • Arrange meetings at exhibitors’ stands or in one of the dedicated Meeting Lounges
  • Search thousands of contacts by job title, products and services, buyer/seller activities and market sector
  • Make the most of your time at the show, pre-arrange meetings and open the door to new business opportunities

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Unearth innovation in the Future Trends Zone

This area of the show floor will be the perfect place for visitors to get hands on experience with the latest advances across facilities management. You’ll find products and solutions that focus on the future of FM and witness demonstrations that give examples of their implementation. With a mix of both exhibiting suppliers and non-exhibiting vendors, visitors will benefit from real innovation regardless.

Expand your FM network at the Networking Hub, Societies Fair and enjoy some friendly competition
New to 2017, the Facilities Networking Hub and Facilities Games Arcade will be two areas of the show floor not to be missed. Providing all FMs with the opportunity to grow their professional community among like-minded peers over a drink while discussing current projects or during a game of air hockey. Dedicated networking sessions will be hosted by industry groups like FM North and The Hills Club on the top FM and property trends for 2017 and beyond in the Societies Fair.

Meet international TFM in the Total FM Zone

The Total FM Zone highlights some of the largest and most proficient brands to provide Total Facilities Management Solutions for those with multi-site responsibility. With a revamped launch this year, this space has been formed following the requests of our enior Facilities Show Advisory Board, who were interested in finding the best options for Total FM providers in one place.

Also, with a focus for attracting the best talent in the world, sourcing the most innovative solutions from suppliers and delivering an outstanding integrated FM service, the Total FM Zone isn’t to be missed.

Progress your career and be open to the job market

In visiting key associations like BIFM, CIBSE and IFMA-RICS, visitors will have the opportunity to gain insight on courses, accreditation and career paths for their teams. With a focus on delivering the best education in the market and developing facilities managers at every level, visitors will benefit greatly from the BIFM Careers Zone. Plus, taking the time to meet with the HR departments of international integrated FMs and get information on their recruitment process and vacancies.  

Develop specialisms in security, safety, fire field service and corporate wear

Facilities Show badge holders will be able to further develop their specialisms and source products in security, fire, safety, field service and corporate wear with access to IFSEC International, Safety & Health Expo, FIREX International. Field Service Management Expo and Professional Clothing Show, taking place in adjoining halls at the same time. Visitors can identify new suppliers for perimeter security, access control CPD accreditations, cctv, site evacuation and more or attend a host of education sessions discussing core issues including safety legislation, fire door installations and field service solutions.

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