Building an event for the UK’s FM professional
03 July 2019
In April, an unprecedented number of facilities and workplace professionals attended The Facilities Event at the NEC in Birmingham to network and do business at the exhibition dedicated to the UK’s FM industry.
Nearly 12,000 professionals attended the three-day show, which was co-located with The Health & Safety Event, The Fire Safety Event and – brand new for 2019 – The Security Event. Together, these events created the ultimate business update for facilities professionals, giving visitors free access to over 350 manufacturers and suppliers and 120 hours of CPD-accredited content.
This year’s facilities educational programme was delivered from a central theatre, The Facilities Hub, and focused on the ‘Five Pillars of FM’ covering key elements affecting the daily working life of the FM professional. The ‘Five Pillars’ included cleaning services, security, catering, property management and support & technology services.
Under this educational theme, key voices from the UK’s FM and workplace community tackled some of the biggest challenges facing FMs. Speakers and panel debates of experts took on thought-provoking sessions. Topics included workplace technology, energy management, security, single-use plastics, workplace catering and fire legislation.
Preparation for The Facilities Event 2020 is already in place, and with 90% of existing exhibitors already signed up for the show, the event is expected to be even bigger and better!
Taking place on the 28-30 April 2020, the event returns to The NEC, and as the official journal for The Facilities Event, we’re keen to find out what topics you would like to hear about in next year’s free and CPD-accredited educational programme. Please contact me by emailing CHackett@western-bp.co.uk. For more information about the show, please visit: www.facilitiesevents.com