UPDATE: The Facilities Show has since taken place! For our in-depth insight to the event, click here to learn more about some of the show's highlights!
Don't forget to download our guide made in partnership with the organisers as well!
What do you want to get out of an FM industry event? A guaranteed return on investment; a thorough overview of the latest industry building and facilities management developments; an address book full of new contacts; or trustworthy CPD-accredited education? Or all of the above?
We've probably mentioned this a couple of times (ok, more than a couple) but June is here and we're entering the final stretch before Facilities Show 2019. Taking place at ExCeL London, 18-20th, it’s the global hub for the facilities management and field service industry, offering products, solutions, networking and a world-class programme of expert-led seminars and presentations.
Need convincing? We've enlisted the FS19 team's help to count down through the top five reasons you should attend this year:
1. Access CPD-accredited education
Enhance your knowledge of the facilities management and field service profession with over 100 CPD-accredited educational seminars, presentations, panel discussions and case studies covering important developments, key technologies and essential legislation. These expert-led sessions range from digital solutions to field service industry issues to flexible working, office design and mental health.
Commusoft's very own Jason Morjaria will be talking on the topic of Between Hype and Reality: Connectivity and Integration, on the first day of the show (18th of June). The Internet of Things is the buzzword of the moment but there is an often overlooked chasm between the hype around it and the reality of integrating this technology into day-to-day business processes. As housing associations pressure field service companies into becoming truly connected and providing the end consumer with a tightly knit digital experience, who exactly is going to foot the bill for implementing the technology?
Join us between 14:25 and 14:55 on the 18th of June, in the Workplace Technology Theatre for a down-to-earth presentation, courtesy of Commusoft's founder. Our team will be available at stand FM6210 to answer any questions you might have about how to take your field service business digital.
Some of the other highlights include:
- Workplace design and its impact on productivity and wellbeing, 11:15-11:45, 19 June, Workplace Wellbeing Theatre
- FMJ Panel: Productivity and Technology, 11:00-11:45, 19 June, Facilities Management Theatre
- Diversity and inclusion in the workplace, 14:10-14:55, 20 June, Facilities Management Theatre
2. Explore new technology at the Smart Buildings Expo
Discover smart buildings excellence at the brand-new Smart Buildings Expo, launched in partnership with Master Systems Integrators Vanti. This feature showcases the latest ideas in the emerging smart buildings sector, with a full-sized replica of a smart office and panels and presentations outlining the opportunities of integrating cutting-edge technology and the internet of things within modern offices and commercial buildings.
Any field service company needs to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, especially when it comes to smart building. Make sure you know what the FMs of tomorrow will be asking of you. Anticipate their needs and you'll easily stand apart from the competition.
3. Improve workplace wellbeing at the Workplace Wellbeing Show
The brand-new Workplace Wellbeing Show highlights new methods for improving mental health in the workplace. It includes the ‘Workplace Wellbeing Theatre’, hosting speakers and panels discussing key ideas and developments within wellbeing, the Healthy Eating Café stressing the importance of diet, and the Wellness Wall, where experts from IWFM share their big ideas for tackling wellbeing challenges.
Workplace wellbeing for those in the construction industry, plumbing & heating, fire & security or any of the other field service branches is often overlooked. Whether it's safety regulations or mental health, it's a field service manager's responsibility to take care of their team.
4. Pre-book your schedule of exhibitor meetings
Facilities Show makes discussing big ideas and new technologies easy with its bespoke networking service, putting making contacts, generating business and building critical new relationships at the heart of the event. The 1-2-1 Meetings Service lets you spend your time at Facilities Show productively by arranging formal meetings ahead of the event, so you can connect with 280+ suppliers relevant to you, including Commusoft. Give it a try here!
5. Get inspired by keynote speakers
Facilities Show also seeks to inspire you to transform your business strategy with unique new ideas. This year, it welcomes three inspirational speakers, who share the lessons of their varied careers and life experiences to help the audience appreciate big ideas like risk, courage and perseverance. They are:
- Business journalist Steph McGovern on From apprentice engineer to award-winning journalist – Steph McGovern’s career journey and what she’s learnt about the good business, 18 June, 11:30-12:30
- Winter Olympic hero Eddie the Eagle on Courage and risk – a different perspective, 19 June, 11:30-12:30
- England rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson on Success on the field and mental health: Jonny Wilkinson's personal account of understanding what matters, 20 June, 11:30-12:30
Find out for yourself why these features make Facilities Show 2019 such an essential date in your calendar. Register for your free ticket today – we’ll see you there. And if you want to learn more about IoT challenges, just click below to download the free eBook that we wrote in partnership with Facilities Show 2019.
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