23 March 2018 | Martin Read
The full programme for BIFM's ThinkFM 2018 conference has been published, showing that the event will be split into more than one concurrent stream for the first time since 2013.
Speakers will focus on the key issues facing FM including the effects of Brexit, the demands of big data, how to escape the lowest-cost tendering spiral and how automation is set to impact on FM jobs.
Economist Vicky Pryce is the event's keynote speaker. She will focus on Brexit, the productivity conundrum, the social responsibility expectations of the new CCS framework and the need for a new model for public sector procurement.
Other key speakers include Ed Hudson, head of corporate services at UBS, who will speak about the impact of Carillion on clients and the likelihood of a major push for insourcing. Jeremy Waud, chairman of Incentive FM Group, will speak on the need to end the race to the bottom on contract price while the CBI's George McFarlane will consider what fresh approach will follow PFI.
BIFM's chief executive Linda Hausmanis said: "Facilities management is being increasingly recognised as having the capacity to deliver real performance benefits for companies but it also faces significant disruptors. This conference will ignite the enthusiasm of FMs to seize the opportunities that the current disrupted landscape offers and empower them to act."
BIFM is offering delegates the opportunity to purchase three tickets for the price of two. The full programme, including details of topics, speakers and tickets, is available at www.thinkfm.com