18 January 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Bookings for the British Institute of Facilities Management's eighth ThinkFM conference are now open.
The 1 May 2018 event - 'Think (beyond) FM' - will explore "how the FM industry can adapt to unparalleled change and disruption".
The theme will be 'adapt or disappear' and it will look at the major disrupters in facilities management and how businesses and individuals can turn them to their advantage.
The BIFM's chief executive Linda Hausmanis said: "With technological, political and economic forces impacting business worldwide, now is the time for those working in facilities management to embrace change and use it to maximise productivity and customer experience.
"Our 2018 conference will inspire delegates to think beyond perceived disrupters to business and ensure that our industry leads the way to enable positive change and innovation.
"The conference will feature debate by the industry's leaders on contracts, profitability, and the macro economic shocks which will impact FM professionals.
"Using thought provoking case studies from other sectors, the conference will also explore the opportunities of automation and big data for facilities management - and the potential pitfalls. Delegates at the conference will come away with an understanding of the major crosswinds buffeting the sector and what strategies might be available to secure a stable future," she added.
"Although the conference is essential for those concerned with FM strategy, it has also been designed to provide real takeaway learnings for operational FMs who need to be able to implement plans on the ground."
The conference will take place at ETC Venues, St Paul's Aldersgate.
Delegate bookings for ThinkFM opened on 15 January with an early-bird offer that runs until 2 March. During this period, the delegate rate is £359+VAT and BIFM members can attend the conference for £309+VAT. Tickets can be booked at: www.thinkfm.com
For those wanting to raise their brand profile within the industry, sponsorship and exhibitor packages are still available at: www.thinkfm.com/sponsorship
Details on speakers will be released over the coming weeks. Visit www.thinkfm.com and follow @ThinkFM for all the latest conference news and updates.