Facilities Management 2017: new organiser puts

education in the spotlight

Facilities Management 2017, returns to Birmingham’s NEC under the theme FM: The Business Enabler with over 30 industry leaders delivering 18 CPD-accredited panel debates and keynote talks between 21 and 23 March.

This year, the show’s new organiser, Western Business Exhibitions, has focused on developing a leading content programme, filling two theatres, designed to help visitors gather information and provoke new ways of doing business in FM. The FM Matters theatre will include

keynote presentations while the FM Dialogue area promises a series of panel debates where delegates can discuss the issues of the day with their peers and experts. The sessions at both theatres will explore

how FM can move from cost centre to business enabler. They will give delegates the knowledge, tools and techniques to take back to their organisations and make an immediate impact on the business and bottom line.

The free-to-attend show expect to

welcome over 200 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors through hall 18’s doors over the three days. To register to attend or enquire about exhibiting please visit com. In addition to the daily dedicated FM

programme, visitors will receive access to the Health & Safety Event and Maintec offering an additional 35 hours of insightful educational content from the likes of IOSH, British Safety Council, EEF, Gambica, Cranfield University, University of Sunderland and Vodafone. Event director, Tim Else commented: “Just

over one month out from show time and it’s clear as day, 2017’s instalment is going to be the event of the year for all FM professionals. We’ve put fantastic content together in

collaboration with FM industry experts, we’ve secured world-class speakers and a huge volume of quality exhibitors already. We are hugely excited to open this event’s doors for the first time in March.”


The event will showcase a range of innovative products and services from over 200 primary suppliers including the UK’s largest energy and services suppliers, British Gas, refreshment services Coinadrink and the award-winning stairlift specialists with over 150 years’ experience Stannah Lift Services. Alexandra, Toyota Material Handling, Ductbusters, Civil Safety, Effective Software, Durham Duplex, Swallow Evacuation & Mobility Products, Brady and Yaplex are

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