The UK’s largest facilities management event, Facilities Show, is fast gathering momentum for the 2015 edition with exciting new plans and world-leading companies on the show floor.
Taking place at London ExCeL, Jun 16-18, the annual gathering of facilities management has already confirmed some stunning big names to exhibit: PHS Group, Broag Ltd; Crown Oil, FSI (FM Solutions), Mitie Group, Fireco, Euroworkspace, FM180, Topdesk UK and Miko Coffee.
New features for 2015 include a new Intelligent Buildings Zone and Theatre, in partnership with CIBSE. Through the use of smart technology and infrastructure systems, FMs can enable their buildings to perform significantly better in environmental, social and economic terms. This zone and theatre will cover Energy Management, HVAC, Lighting & Electrical, Information Networks, Assistive Technologies, BIM, Building Controls, Metering & Monitoring and Security systems.
Another new addition is the Careers Zone – in partnership with BIFM. For those in the industry looking at CPD, formal training, management skills or career opportunities, the BIFM Careers Zone is being designed to provide advice, support, and practical help. BIFM will be hosting and coordinating a series of advice clinics, workshops and seminars, together with training partners, careers experts, skills coaches and specialist recruiters.
Fergus Bird, Group Event Manager, UBM Live, said:
“At Facilities Show, we pride ourselves on delivering knowledge, innovation and solutions. We continue to move with the times and offer an event that the industry demands. Our results clearly demonstrate this.”
Facilities Show celebrated its 15th year in style in 2014 with a 16% increase in stand space coming to a total of 5,164m2 of exhibitors. More than 310 exhibitors welcomed over 10,000 attendees from 35 countries, which included some stunning demographics:
- 51% of visitors were senior management or above
- 81% came to learn about supplier products & services
- 69% of attendees came to identify new suppliers
- 36% of attendees held a budget of over £1m
- 31% came from large companies with over 1000 companies
- 88% of attendees said they are likely to do business with one of 2014 exhibitors
Due to outstanding support, many of the traditional features will be returning in 2015. The Keynote Theatre, which saw a massive 99% increase in attendees compared to 2013, will be hosting its usual mix of excellent seminars, debates and case studies. Topics of note for 2015 range from TFM outsourcing, FM of the future, change management, the challenges of specialist buildings and everything in between. Another key feature is the Interiors Zone that will be home to market leading exhibitors and an advice centre covering space planning, furniture, ergonomics, interiors landscaping and much more.
A number of features offer excellent introductory services including Meet the Buyer, which offers facilitated meetings with procurement teams from some of the world’s largest outsource providers. Also, the Innovation Trail gives exhibitors the opportunity to highlight their new products and services to the exhibition visitors. Facilities Show Bar is also a great place to meet some industry peers, new and old alike.