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

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? Ghasson Shabha, senior lecturer at Birmingham School of Engineering and the Built Environment will join a panel to discuss “What is productivity in terms of the workplace, and how do we measure it? Significantly, the panel will also ask the big question: “Are we measuring the wrong thing in terms of workplace effectiveness?” Widely recognised across the industry,

‘One Team’ has become a mantra in FM over the past year, but how realistic is it

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? Opening the final day of the show Henry

Mossop of Visitor Management specialist Proxyclick will be joined by a panel to discuss fresh ways that FMs can turn data into insight and action asking the audience – how is FM using the tech is employs?

Product & Service Innovation

Over 200 exhibiting companies will showcase the latest hard and soft FM product and service innovations on the market. Mars Drinks is offering more than

just a coffee maker, visit stand FM4 to bring your work cafe to life with perfectly crafted coffees, teas, lattes, cappuccinos, and authentic espressos. New to The Facilities Event and combining

the best of B&Q and a local trade merchant under one roof, visit TradePoint (stand FM2) for access to 12,000 trade and 40,000 B&Q products For your CAFM needs, head to FSI (FM Solutions) on stand FM33 to discover its suite of single purpose user-focused apps. CAFM Explorer is also on hand (stand FM102) with its scalable solution

which grows with you as your requirements increase without the need to purchase additional modules. Visitors to Stannah’s stand


will learn about its latest innovations and can discuss its extensive portfolio includes escalators, moving walkways, passenger and platform lifts, service and goods lifts, homelifts, stairlifts and loading systems equipment. InVentry will be on stand FM24 to discuss

Visitor Management. With a fully integrated system allowing its users to accurately monitor who is onsite at any one time, InVentry speeds up the signing in process and keeps identity information secure. Focusing on high-performance tools

that support a healthy, more active way of working, Humanscale stand FM74 will be demonstrating its intuitive products which improve the comfort and health of office workers.

From the organisers

Tim Else, Event Director, Western Business Exhibitions said: “We have an amazing show lined up for 2018 and are thrilled to welcome so many top industry names this year. As our second year running the show, we are experiencing impressive growth which could not be achieved without the appetite and phenomenal support from this vibrant sector. We look forward to welcoming you this April.” Coordinating the programme, former

FM World Editor, now MD of Magenta Associates, Cathy Hayward said: “Numerous research shows that the workplace plays a key role in improving employee engagement and productivity, thereby boosting the bottom line. We want The Facilities Event to play a pivotal role in injecting newfound optimism into FM professionals striving to improve productivity and wellbeing within their organisations.” To register for your FREE ticket, please

visit: Join in with discussion on Twitter (@FacilitiesEvent) using the official event hashtag: #FacilitiesEvent18.

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