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New Speakers Announced for the
Facilities Event 2018
estern Business Exhibitions
recently announced nearly a
dozen new keynote speakers
for the upcoming Facilities Event.
Taking place from 10th to 12th April at
Birmingham’s NEC, The Facilities
Event draws over 5,000 professionals
from across the FM industry each
Delivering three keynote sessions per
day, from leading FM speakers and
industry influencers, the FM Matters
Theatre welcomes C-J Green, Chief
Executive Officer UK & Ireland, Servest
on opening day to discover her peoplecentric approach to FM. C-J will share
her journey from HR manager to CEO,
emphasising why there’s a place for HR
at the helm of the ship; and why putting
people at the heart of an FM business
boosts productivity and engagement.
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.
Delegates are encouraged to be part of
the conversation and engage in daily
panel debates over at The Facilities
Dialogue Theatre this year 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.
Opening the theatre on day one Andrew
Hulbert, Managing Director, Pareto FM
will join Sajna Rahman of Sodexo
Healthcare to debate how FM suppliers
can differentiate themselves in an
increasingly commoditised market – and
will help to answer how that impacts
upon the procurement process.
Over lunch, delegates can then join
Kimberly Moss, Marketing Director,
Servest Group in conversation with
Sajna Rahman as they candidly discuss
the topic of diversity and inclusion in FM,
answering the big question: are quotas
and all-women shortlists the answer?
Widely recognised across the industry,
‘One Team’ has become a mantra in FM
over the past year, but how realistic is it
for competitive service providers to put
that competitiveness aside to deliver
better value for the core organisation?
Delegates can join a lively panel debate
to find out with Andrew Hulbert,
Managing Director, Pareto FM, Anne
Lennox Martin, Managing Director,
FMP360, Cheryl-Anne Sanderson,
Operations Director FCO, G4S and
Bernard Crouch, Director, Acumen FM.
Lunch time on day two will see Julie
Kortens, former BIFM chairman and
founder of the Mentoring Business tackle
the issue of FM’s reputation as the
Cinderella profession. She will ask
participants how we can change this
myth and demonstrate the value to the
core business?
Julie will also be joined by Bernard
Crouch, Director, Acumen FM in a
second session to ask: With the
workplace recognised as a key tool to
boost an organisation’s productivity, is it
time to reshape the boardroom to
include FM?
Tim Else, Event Director said: “We have
an amazing show lined up for 2018 and
are thrilled to welcome so many top
industry names this year. With such high
quality educational content, and
innovations on display from over 200
suppliers, this free-to-attend event
should be in every FM professional’s
calendar. We look forward to welcoming
you this April.”
The Facilities Event is co-located with
The Health & Safety Event and The
Fire Safety Event at the NEC
Birmingham. To register for your FREE
ticket, please visit:
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