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Solving the productivity puzzle at The Facilities Event 2018

01 March 2018

Over 5,000 FM professionals and 200 of the industry’s leading suppliers will join forces this April to challenge, change and collaborate at The Facilities Event 2018 .

Tipped to deliver its strongest, most practical training and education offering, the event will play host to an impressive line-up of leading international specialists to explore how FM can help to solve the UK’s 'productivity puzzle’ through increased employee engagement, health and wellness.

Co-located with The Health & Safety Event and The Fire Safety Event at Birmingham's NEC, The Facilities Event will host innovations from a plethora of industry suppliers. Major FM and built environment brands set to exhibit include Tradepoint, FSI, Mars Drinks, Inventry, Stannah and Idox as well cleaning innovations from Wolf Formulations and Wybone.

The Facilities Event will host two FM theatres to showcase engaging and educational content. The sessions at both theatres will give delegates the knowledge, tools and techniques to take back to their organisations and make an immediate impact.

FM Matters Theatre

Designed to empower and inspire, the FM Matters theatres will deliver three keynote sessions per day, from leading FM speakers and industry influencers.

Following the ‘practice what you preach mantra’, the NEC Birmingham’s very own facilities team is to host a session, shining the spotlight on FM in a 20-hall venue that plays host to over 140 conferences and exhibitions every year. The team will be joined by Jeremy Dicks from soft services partner OCS, to talk deeper about the challenges of managing this international venue.

For the first time, the role of biophilic design will be put under the spotlight at The Facilities Event, as TV presenter and sustainable architectural and interior design guru Oliver Heath discusses how we can harness the human attraction to nature to reduce stress, aid recuperation and boost productivity.

On the final day of the show, Dr Paul Wyton of Sheffield Hallam University asks “Are apprenticeships right for your business?” He will cover the purpose and benefits of degree apprenticeships and how FM organisations might make use of these learning programmes and the apprenticeship levy.

The Facilities Dialogue Theatre

The Facilities Dialogue Theatre is where top industry editors and guests will consider big themes such as health and wellbeing, fresh data insights, workplace productivity and top ways FM suppliers can differentiate themselves in a commoditised market. Hear from Sodexo Healthcare, Workplace Fabric, G4S, Birmingham School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Proxyclick and many more.

A topic sure to generate lively debate is the future of workplace optimisation: HR & FM joining together to create a new role, which will be led by Raj Krishnamurthy, CEO and founder of Workplace Fabric. He will cover the popular, yet widely criticised activity-based working approach and present his case for a new role, somewhere between FM and HR to oversee its implementation.

Ghasson Shabha, senior lecturer at Birmingham School of Engineering and the Built Environment, will join a panel to discuss “What is productivity in terms of the workplace, and how do we measure it? Significantly, the panel will also ask the big question: “Are we measuring the wrong thing in terms of workplace effectiveness?” 

Exhibitor Showcase

Wolf Formulations Ltd (stand FM62) will be showcasing its range of  innovative green cleaning products for the professional cleaning sector. 

Wybone’s (stand FM9) wide range of litter & recycling bins and street furniture will be on display, offering stylish designs in standard and bespoke options, ideal for internal and external environments.

With 12,000 trade and 40,000 B&Q products, TradePoint (stand FM2) is on hand to help with all facilities and maintenance product requirements. 

To attend this free event, co-located with The Health & Safety Event and The Fire Safety Event,  please register at: www.facilitiesevents.com.