Facilities Management Theatre

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Panel: Office moves & refurbs
11:00 - 11:45
Facilities Manager
Loughborouh University
Director of Workplace Services & Estates
Active Workplace Solutions
Sales Director
Business Moves Group
Director of Workspace and Facilities UK & Ireland

Our panel have extensive knowledge and experience in office moves and refurbishments. They will be discussing their best and worst office moves and refurbs, sharing their pitfalls, challenges and successes, and revealing their top tips for success.

Discussion points:
- Brexit – are people’s views on moves changing? Are people not moving/ are they moving internally etc.
- Concept of flexible working and utilising space in a different way
- Looking at how office moves has changed in the last 10/20 years – it used to be a very physical thing, now its not so much about moving desks but also moving people and re-configuring space

Panel: Workplaces of the future
11:55 - 12:40
Co-Founder and MD
Managing Director
Managing Director
O.M.G Consultancy
Project Manager/Move Manager & Workplace Consultant
Workplace Change Ltd
Sales Director - Enterprise Solutions

- What do you see the future of workplaces to be? (short term vs long term)
- What do you see as the biggest challenges in managing these workplaces?
- What do we expect employees to require from their workplace in the future?
- How will future technologies and workplaces affect employees wellbeing?
- Will there continue to be an increase in non-traditional workspaces?

Tangible approaches towards smart buildings
12:50 - 13:20
Commercial Vice President
Schneider Electric
Director of Global Product Strategy & Innovation

Facility Management is digitising, fuelled by IT innovations that were often developed for other purposes but now are gradually finding their way into the profession.

For one, the digitisation trend for FM materialises in what is often referred to as ‘Smart Buildings’.

In this session, we will discuss how Schneider Electric and Planon apply principles of IoT, analytics and decision automation to create smart business approaches to smart buildings.

Chiswick Park: Improving health & wellbeing in the workplace
13:30 - 14:00
Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work

This session will explore how Chiswick Park has encouraged and improved productivity in the workplace by focusing on the 6 components of wellbeing: Mental, physical, social, environmental, financial and emotional. 

We will discuss how they have created a productive environment as well as encouraging more work productivity by exploring the following: 

  • Design Park 

  • Design Buildings 

  • Location 

  • Technology 

  • Networking 

  • Outside space/meeting area 

  • Services  

  • Events 

  • Food offer 

  • Health services 

Panel: Flexible working
14:10 - 14:55
Head of Sustainability
Regent Street Management Direct
HR Director
Atalian Servest
Facilities Manager - Northern Europe
Red Hat UK
Managing Director
Offices iQ
Head of European Workspace
Paddy Power Betfair

• What does flexible working look like? Can everyone be agile?
• What are the biggest challenges when implementing flexible working?
• How does flexible working change the culture of your workplace?
• Does flexible working improve productivity?

Understanding and managing the hazards and threats to property portfolios
15:05 - 15:35
Senior Consultant - Resilience, Security & Risk Advisory Services

Facilities and Property Portfolio Managers managing diverse property portfolios, identifying credible hazards and threats to their properties and developing appropriate mitigation responses can be a challenge. Hazards and threats in the urban environment evolve, which requires a constant re-evaluation of the management and response to the risks posed to property portfolios. By developing and deploying a structured property portfolio risk register, managers can identify and record a range of hazards and threats, e.g., adverse weather or crime, that have the potential to affect the operation of their property portfolio or the safety and security of their staff, tenants or third parties. A structured risk register can be used to enhance managers’ strategic and operational decision-making, inform and underpin an estate-level business continuity programmes and security strategy and support the business case for new or improved mitigations to reduce identified risks to the property portfolio.

Key Takeaways:
• The value and benefits of developing and developing a property portfolio risk register for facilities managers and property portfolio managers.
• Techniques for developing a structured property portfolio risk register.
• Turning theory into practice: A case study.

Panel: Brexit – What does it mean for FM?
15:45 - 16:30
Head of Practice for compliance Consultancy
Senior Policy Adviser
Head of European Workspace
Paddy Power Betfair
Managing Director
International Workplace
Director – Employee Relations
International Workplace

- How will Brexit/lack of Brexit affect FM?
- How will regulations and compliance be affected?
- How will Brexit impact costs?
- How will the skills gap be affected?