21 March 2019 | Martin Read
Facilities service provider Mitie has been announced as the IWFM's insight partner for its conference, which takes place next month.
The two organisations will work together to develop key insights based on themes emerging from the programme, which will be shared through 'an engaging and accessible package of content'.
Welcoming the partnership, Chris Moriarty, IWFM's director of insight and engagement, said: "To have an insight partner of Mitie's calibre at the first IWFM conference is great news. They are exploring exciting new areas for the profession, particularly through their Connected Workspace 'digital transformation of FM' programme.
"Partnering with them will enable us to develop a range of quality insights from our inspirational conference programme, which we can then make available to a wider audience, helping us to empower and enable workplace and FM professionals."
Having listened to its customers, Chris Copeland, Mitie's chief marketing and strategy officer, said: "We know that they are facing a growing range of workspace and facilities management challenges. These include rising property costs, falling productivity, a need for improved building security, greater infrastructure asset resilience, and a demand for meaningful workplace well-being offerings.
"At Mitie, we're embracing these challenges and offering solutions that increasingly involve the adoption of advanced technology and digital transformation. We see IWFM's flagship conference as a great platform to share this vision, insight and best practice at a time of enormous opportunity for the facilities profession."
IWFM Conference 2019 takes place on 24 April at etc. venues St Paul's - 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD. Tickets can be booked here.
In advance of the conference, Facilitate has written several features involving the event's speakers and themes:
Theme: The workplace and facilities management role in bringing organisations closer together.
IWFM Conference speaker: Lucy Adams, Disruptive HR
Theme: What work workplace and facilities management can learn from digital marketers
IWFM Conference speaker: Daniel Rowles, Target Internet
Theme: Eradicating common missteps in culture change programmes
IWFM Conference speaker: Carolyn Taylor, Walking the Talk