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Facilities Scotland 2018

13 August 2018

Facilities Scotland has announced leading FM voices who will speak as part of the 2018 conference programme, when the show returns to the SEC, Glasgow on the 12 and 13 September 2018.

FACILITIES SCOTLAND provides a unique opportunity for professionals to access 150+ exhibiting companies and four streams of professional content dedicated to helping them maintain a safe, secure and cost-effective business. Visitors will also have access to the co-located Health & Safety Scotland and Fire Safety Scotland events and all three are part of the Scotland Works series.

Stannah Lifts, Viridor, Clockwork IT, Harrowgreen, Work Pal and Nurture Landscapes are just a handful of the companies exhibiting at this year's Facilities Scotland event.

Visitors to Facilities Scotland will get access to a free-to-attend CPD accredited professional seminar programme under the theme ‘Building the Scottish FM powerhouse’. The programme features a series of talks from prominent voices from Scotland’s facilities industry who will discuss and debate latest trends shaping the FM market in the region.

Mark Whittaker, business development manager at Integral UK, and BIFM north region chair joins Sandy McNaughton, BIFM Scotland chair and Lee James, business development director, Churchill Services in the opening keynote session titled Can Scottish FM plot a new value-driven path for the sector? In this session, the panel will draw on their extensive industry experience to discuss what lessons can be learnt from the recent failures in the FM sector, and the necessary steps the industry must take to reinvigorate FM.

In his session Strategic FM and the importance of the informed client, Preston Gan, head of business services and strategy at NHS Grampian and winner of the 2017 BIFM Scotland FM Professional of the Year Award, considers how FM can support corporate strategy with the importance of the informed client function to help ‘fuel’ the FM strategy in optimising and adding value to the benefit the overall organisation.

Under the theme, ‘Building the Scottish FM powerhouse’, the Facilities Scotland 2018 seminar programme promises to showcase the very best of Scottish FM, panel debates on the latest trends shaping the FM market in the region and beyond and a series of talks that will help facilities managers enhance their CPD.

Facilities Scotland director Tim Else said: “There is a plethora of fantastic work in the FM sector which is over overshadowed by the extensive negative coverage in the national press.

“The Facilities Scotland 2018 free seminar programme, aims to provide Scottish facilities professionals with access to an extensive two-day programme of sessions featuring a wealth of both technical presentations to help FM’s in their personal development, and industry discussions to help the advancement of the sector in Scotland.

Free visitor registration is now open at www.facilitiesevents.com