The Facilities Show 2016 took place last week at ExCel London. It is the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event covering areas including:
- Service management
- Waste management
- Energy management
- Furniture and space management
Exhibitors have said that they were impressed with the quality of the attendees and are optimistic about the leads they have generated at the event.
This year’s show included over 100 speakers and 60 hours of complimentary training in seminars from the industry’s most respected experts. The FM in the Real World presentations featured an array of case studies from a wide range of workplaces including:
- The Natural History Museum
- London South Bank University
- Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs
Guest speakers Colonel Tim Collins OBE, Kate Adie OBE and James Cracknell OBE also took the stage in the Protection and Management Series Inspirational Speakers series to share their personal experiences of showing grit and determination in the face of adversity.
The FM Operational Excellence Arena provided visitors with practical advice and the tools to enhance cost effective facilities management. Over the three-day show, a variety of subjects were covered including:
- Boosting wellness and carbon savings in multi story office buildings by encouraging stair use
- Mixing it up in building a digital workplace: new technology tools for the FM/CRE world
- The impact of Artificial Intelligence on the facilities management industry
- Security, resilience and recovery in an increasingly uncertain world
New White Paper Covering Intelligent Workplaces and Productivity Discussed at the Facilities Show
A new white paper covering how intelligent workplaces can help productivity was also discussed at the Facilities Show. Facilities management company Mitie working in conjunction with Red Bull Racing produced the study; “Why the intelligent workplace is the missing piece of the productivity puzzle”, to get a deeper understanding of the productivity problems hindering UK businesses.
According to the report factors such as; air quality, humidity, CO2 levels, lighting, temperature and noise all effect how individuals work. Mark Tyson, the solutions director at Mitie and Alan Peasland, head of technical partnerships at Red Bull Racing presented the findings of the report at last week’s chow. You can download your own copy of the report here.
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