Facilities Management attracted more than 4,365 attendees in its debut year and organisers easyFairs say that the 2015 event looks set to beat this figure, with more exhibitors, extra features and a new co-located show. Three complementary events are being lined up, the first of which is the new Cleaning Expo 2015, which will include the Healthcare and Hygiene Expo and Street Cleaning Expo and is being billed as the UK’s biggest cleaning event. Facilities Management 2015 will also run alongside Maintec – for the maintenance, plant and asset management industry – and The Health and Safety Event, which is run by Western Business Exhibitions.
The three-day Facilities Management event will not only offer four shows under one roof, but also free-to-attend educational seminars, industry experts, show-floor entertainment and exhibitors looking to launch new technologies and concepts to the UK market.
Exhibitors at Facilities Management 2015 include major names such as Ice Road Gritters, Scot Young Research, WD40 and Cooleraid. These will be joined by an array of new exhibitors, including Asckey Data Services, NBC Bird and Pest Solutions, Kemper UK and Williamson-Dickie Europe Ltd.
First-time exhibitor Asckey Data Services will be using Facilities Management to showcase its fmfirst product suite to the wider market. This integrated CAFM suite has separate targeted modules, including task management, asset management, venue booking, health and safety risk assessment and cleaning audit management.
Coin-A-Drink will be showcasing its micro-market retail concept to the UK. The micro-market is a bespoke store located within a business premises, enabling companies on out-of-town estates to make provision for staff at lunchtime with greater choices than a simple vending machine. Everything is displayed on accessible shelving units so staff can browse, with payment being made via a touch-screen self-service terminal.
Williamson-Dickie will also be using the event to exhibit some of its core health and safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) ranges. The products on display will include showa gloves, gel knee pads, goggles, safety helmets, bump caps, ear defenders, respirators and its safety footwear range.
Visitors will have plenty of learning opportunities at Facilities Management 2015 too, including a return of The Business Exchange. This will feature a selection of free practical talks about the latest research, new innovations and case studies exploring current topics, challenges and trends. Running in conjunction with The Business Exchange will be FM Matters where experts from some of the biggest names in industry will share their knowledge and experience.
There will be additional show-floor entertainment in the form of Lions’ Lair, which was a show favourite last year and will see the event’s newest technologies, innovations and concepts pitched to an expert panel in a bid to find the best in show.