PFM 21 5 Jul 2018 - Page 8



NEWS
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UBM EMEA is Proud to Announce a RecordBreaking Year for Facilities Show 2018
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rowing by significant margins, Facilities Show 2018 attracted 7% more visitors than
Facilities Show 2017. Now in its 19th
year, Facilities Show continues to
reaffirm its status as a leading global
event for facilities managers as it
successfully champions the industry.
Facilities Show 2018 welcomed over
12,000 visitors and 280+ exhibitors. As
a show that responds to the FM industry’s needs, Facilities Show 2018 welcomed a brand new Occupational
Health and Wellbeing Zone to support
the industry’s shift towards looking after
worker mental health and wellbeing. In
addition, the show welcomed the BIFM
Smart Client Programme, which
equipped FM’s with the procurement
and contract management tools to reduce risk and improve quality through
strategic sourcing. Also new to 2018
was the FM Sports Bar, where FMs
kicked back during the world cup and
discussed the highlights of their days.
It comes as no surprise that the meetings service thrived in its second year,
with a total number of 767 meetings
between suppliers and exhibitors being
pre-arranged, proving the show to be
the perfect place for every FM to do
business.
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Chris Edwards, Brand Director, Facilities Show commented, “I can say with
certainty that this has been a truly incredible event – 2018 saw a new level
of buzz on the show floor. The sentiment from visitors and exhibitors has
been really positive, which is a testament to the show’s growth. The show is
here to welcome thousands of FMs to
network, be inspired and discover the
latest smart solutions – and that’s exactly what happened over the course of 3
days.”
The Director of Evaccess praised the
event as the “Best show for years, both
[the] quality and quantity of people have
been really strong.”
The Inspirational Speaker Series also
drew massive crowds as the show welcomed a fantastic line-up of world class
speakers, including comedian and mental health expert Ruby Wax OBE, English rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward
OBE and Nicky Moffat CBE, formerly
the British Army’s highest-ranking female officer.
One of the most successful seminar
sessions was titled, “FM in 2025: Technology Disruption in FM,” which tackled
how smart buildings will develop in the
next 5-7 years, the FM implications of
IoT and AI and the cyber security threat
which accompanies the rise of connected workplaces.
Once again, Facilities Show formed part
of the Protection & Management Series,
and visitors had unlimited access to
co-located specialist events across fire,
health and safety, security, service
management and workwear. FMs were
able to deepen their expertise across all
verticals and get face to face with suppliers.
Jeremy Rees, Acting CEO, ExCeL London commented, “We were delighted to
welcome FAC to ExCeL London. Our
teams are working closely with UBM to
support their ambitions for growth and
we are delighted that they had another
successful event with us. This event,
together with the wider P&M series, is
playing a vital role in maintaining and
creating safe and secure environments,
something that resonates strongly with
us. We look forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors again next year,
when they will be able to travel to ExCeL more quickly than ever before via
the Elizabeth line.”
Facilities Show 2019 takes place from
18 – 20 June 2019 at ExCeL London.
For more information about participating
either as an exhibitor, sponsor or visitor
please visit www.facilitiesshow.com or
contact
Chris
Edwards
on chris.edwards@ubm.com
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