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Facilities Show unveils exciting plans for 2016
Last week over 50 leading companies working within the facilities management industry participated in a planning day for the 2016 edition of the Facilities Show.
In 2015 the Facilities Show celebrated a hugely successful event that saw a 14% increase in numbers, resulting in more than 11,000 visitors through the doors.
Additionally, there was a 112% increase in non-board directors and senior management attendees, resulting in this key target audience making up 25% of visitors to the show.
Planning for the 2016 Facilities Show is already well underway with almost 70% of exhibition space already sold and many popular features returning. 2016 will also see more networking along with the opportunity to hear from peers across the industry who are really innovating within the sector.
New for 2016 will be a dedicated theatre showcasing case studies from across all sectors within FM. Here, facilities managers from a range of properties, from sports grounds to historic buildings, will be presenting papers on the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them. The new theatre will give visitors the opportunity to hear first-hand how fellow FM professionals tackle these challenges and learn how they can take what they have learned, back to their own sites.
Additionally, networking will take centre stage in 2016 with the return of the De-Ice Networking Zone, specialist networking sessions within the BIFM Careers Zone and the Total Facilities Management 'meet the buyers' arena. The Facilities Show will also run an exclusive meetings programme, scheduling buyers with specified suppliers so visitors can make the most out of their time at the event.
A key networking event will be a 1,000 women gathering; this will encompass Women in Facilities Management along with members from groups within the health & safety, fire and security industries, as other prominent women's networking groups. The event will be run by Heather White, Smarter Networking, who will teach the attendees about how to work a room.
Heather Beach, facilities & OSH director at UBM EMEA, reports: "It was fantastic to really kick off Facilities Show 2016 by highlighting some of our upcoming plans to those who will be a huge part of the event. We will have plenty more to reveal in 2016 as we get closer to the show but it was great to show that we already have a bigger and better Facilities Show firmly in our sights for 2016."
The Show will be presented once again as part of UBM EMEA's Protection & Management Series, the UK's largest event dedicated to protecting and managing property, people and information. The series incorporates major events including Facilities Show along with Safety & Health Expo and the annual IOSH Conference, IFSEC International, FIREX International and Service Management Expo. The series of events annually attract more than 40,000 attendees over three days to ExCeL London, in 2016 they will run from 21st - 23rd June.
17th December 2015