Enhance your knowledge in the Facilities Management Theatre
Designed explicitly for facilities management practitioners, 2018’s theatre saw each day split into three different themes: the workplace, technology and people. The programme included presentations and panel discussions on topics including workplaces of the future, security, delivering top class FM on a budget, leadership, office refurbs and relocations, technology disruption, diversity, skills and recruitment, getting recognition in the board-room and flexible working.
BIFM Smart Client Programme
Tools for Smart Procurement
Equipping attendees with the knowledge and tools to make smart procurement decisions enabling successful client-supplier partnerships, seminar sessions were be followed by pre-booked 1:1 appointments with selected suppliers. The 90-minute session covered:
- How to select a contractor or supplier
- How to use strategic sourcing to improve quality, deliver efficiencies and reduce risk
- What do to when contracts go wrong
NEW - Occupational Health & Wellbeing Theatre
In response to industry needs and essential learnings from key government reports, Facilities Show launched a new area dedicated to the Health & Wellbeing of the workforce. The focused theatre delivered thought-provoking and tactical seminar sessions on how FMs benefit from enhanced productivity by putting employee health and wellbeing at the forefront of company culture.
Also running alongside Facilities Show was the highly acclaimed Smartworking Summit. Organised by Quora Consulting, the Summit considered the impact of the changing nature of work and the intertwined roles of HR, IT, Property and Management Cultures.
These summits are unique in their format with no PowerPoint and the opportunity to network with both speakers and delegates in an afternoon of round table sessions. 2018 speaker highlights included Lord Tim Clement Jones (House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence), Deborah Lee (Chief People Officer, YOOX Net-a-Porter) and Steven Boyd (Director Estates, HMRC).
Facilities Show 2018 was proud to welcome comedian and mental health expert Ruby Wax OBE and English rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward to the event’s keynote speaker line-up. Joining Nicky Moffat CBE who was formerly the British Army’s highest-ranking female officer, both Ruby and Clive gave fascinating, contrasting talks on the importance of positive professional environments in sustaining and growing a healthy, happy, high-achieving workforce.