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Facilities Management 2017

15 February 2017

Returning under the theme FM: The Business Enabler, Facilities Management 2017 is set to be the best instalment yet, with over 200 leading exhibitors and more than 30 expert speakers delivering a world-class educational programme.

THIS FREE-to-attend event taking place in hall 18 at Birmingham’s NEC, expects to welcome more than 5,000 visitors over three days between 21 and 23 March. To register to attend, visit www.fm-birmingham.com.

This year, the show focuses on developing a leading content programme consisting of 18 CPD-accredited seminars and keynote talks across two theatres. Each session is designed to aid delegates share and gather knowledge and provoke new ways of doing business in FM.

The sessions in both theatres - FM Matters and FM Dialogue - will explore how FM can move from cost centre, to business enabler. They will give visitors the knowledge, tools and techniques to take back to their organisations and make an immediate impact on their business and bottom line.


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, Coinadrink, Civil Safety, Effective Software, Durham Duplex, Swallow Evacuation & Mobility Products, Brady and Yaplex are also amongst the diverse list of companies exhibiting and offering advice on a wide range of FM services and products.

FM Matters theatre 

In the FM Matters theatre, there will be the opportunity to hear from a plethora of established industry speakers, including Anne Lennox-Martin, managing director FMP360, Preston Gan, head of quality and performance for facilities and estates NHS Grampian, Ian Ellison and Jill Fortune of 3edges and Lillian Antonio, senior ergonomist Herman Miller. 

The topics for discussion will range from social ergonomics in workplace design, to behavioural change and the impact on FM, and how collaboration brings value by aligning FM services to an organisation’s strategic goals. 

Helping FMs to understand the psychology behind overcoming challenges, renowned polar explorer Mark Wood will share what he has learnt from his time leading people on expeditions across the planet’s extremes.

The team from Johnson and Johnson, Sodexo and Kentish and Co, which was highly commended at 2016’s BIFM Awards, will speak about how ‘marriage guidance’ style training created a safe environment to take small steps out of their comfort zone to achieve powerful results. Cyber security expert Mike Gilles will educate delegates about the threat on FM from cyberspace. 

FM Dialogue theatre 

In the FM Dialogue theatre, a top line-up of industry specialists will debate whether FM should be sector rather than service line based, who FM’s natural business partners are and who poses a threat. What are FM’s values and how can this be communicated to UK PLC and what makes a good FM and how should we train the next generation of facilities professionals.

Visitors can have their burning questions answered by industry experts from a range of leading organisations including OCS, KBR and Sheffield Hallam University.

To register to attend or to reserve your FREE place in one of the seminars, visit www.fm-birmingham.com