Open-access content Monday 16th April 2012
The Facilities Show returns to Birmingham's NEC from 15-17 May 2012. It is set to be the biggest networking opportunity of the year according to Adrian Newton, portfolio director for Facilities Show and Total Workplace Management at UBM
19 April 2012
In just over three weeks, the doors will open to Facilities Show - the UK's largest facilities event (www.facilitiesshow.com), which returns to Birmingham's NEC from 15-17 May 2012 and is set to be the biggest networking and shared learning opportunity of the year.
The team at Facilities Show has supported the industry, in association with BIFM, for 13 years. The anticipation of getting together to celebrate the success of the industry and the outstanding individuals within it at this year's show has got us all really excited.
Helping to put FM on the map as an established profession, Facilities Show is working with BIFM to provide new CPD and networking opportunities at the 2012 show. As the industry becomes more fast-paced and subject to increasing levels of legislation, CDP is increasingly important for all facilities managers. This revised content reflects a move within the FM industry towards greater professionalisation and officially recognised development.
This year, we are also delighted to welcome many of the major service providers as part of the FMA Village. A raft of experts will be on hand to discuss your latest service requirements.
Setting another record for the number of brands exhibiting, we've had to move to Hall 2 to accommodate all the new exhibitors. This has allowed us to create new feature areas and a 'networking bar' alongside the BIFM CPD Theatre. A new addition to the event in 2012, the theatre will provide you with a broad range of CPD and networking opportunities.
Our pledge remains to help facilities and estates managers work more efficiently and meet their energy and CSR targets. To help achieve this aim, the event will feature the popular Sustainable FM Academy, with a lively programme of case studies, providing expert opinion, advice, insight, practical information and direction on topical issues such as energy saving and waste management.
By visiting Energy Management Zone and Green FM Trail, you can source the latest products and get invaluable advice to help you manage your energy consumption sustainably and cost-effectively and keep your businesses green and sustainable.
The Prop IT Trail will also be featured at Facilities Show in 2012. This trail will showcase IT solutions providers to aid FMs in making their organisations more efficient, more sustainable and more productive.
Providing free advice and investing in your career development is a priority for us at Facilities Show. The newly developed Facilities Forum, sponsored by Planon Software, will host three days of education for attendees. Hosting insightful and thought-provoking debates on issues such as compliance, service agreements, security, risk management, cost control, outsourcing and churn management, this is definitely one not to miss!
We're glad to be part of FM's move towards improved status and standing as a managerial profession, and confident that you will find this event both stimulating and engaging.
On behalf of everyone in the team, I look forward to welcoming you to Facilities Show 2012 - our biggest ever!
Adrian Newton, portfolio director for Facilities Show and Total Workplace Management at UBM