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WFBSC announces Global Executive Summit roster of speakers

* WFBSC_Douglas-Cooke.jpgThe World Federation of Building Service Contractors has confirmed its line-up of speakers for the Global Executive Summit (GES), 14th ' 15th March 2023 in London, in conjunction with the London Cleaning Show.

The 2023 event features one day of sessions covering topics including Executive Leadership during times of uncertainty and ESG/Sustainability, specific to the contract cleaning and facilities maintenance industry. The format of the program will include a mix of lectures, case study exercises, panels and networking events featuring experts, academics, industry CEOs and customer perspectives.

Leading a session titled 'Using Technology as an Enabler of Reaching ESG and Net-zero Goals', Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, IFMA Fellow, holds more than 30 years of experience covering most aspects of FM, service management, outsourcing, marketing and strategy. He developed the Integrated Facility Services model during his time as chief marketing officer at ISS, in addition to work at Wework and JLL. He currently holds the role of chief strategy officer at Planon.

Professor Robert Holdway, FRSA, FIEMA, will lead 'Innovation, Culture and Environmental and Social Governance' at GES 2023. As a leading specialist in innovation, management and sustainability across various sectors, including electronics, pharmaceuticals, packaging and the built environment, his experience includes experience at Philips Corporate Design and Unilever Research, founding Giraffe Innovation and presenting Channel 4's 'Dumped' TV programme. He is currently a founder of and trainer at Mindset Go, where he works on Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental and Social Governance projects.

Professor Jonathan Trevor, Oxford Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and founder and managing director of The Praxis Network, will head a session titled 'Strategic Realignment to Overcome Disruption and Improve Business Performance'. Trevor is an associate professor of management practice at the University of Oxford's Sa'd Business School and teaches on the Oxford MBA, Executive MBA and international executive education programs. He consults extensively with executive leadership teams in all sectors and publishes extensively.

In addition to expert-led educational sessions, GES 2023 will provide those in attendance with the opportunity of engaging in more one-on-one discussions, exchanging ideas and knowledge sharing with their international counterparts.

"The 2023 event is designed to meet the unique needs of executive leaders in global BSC firms," says Doug Cooke (pictured), 2023 GES chair and chairman of UK-based Principle Cleaning Services. "The format, speaker selection and session types all deliberately allow for maximum impact and engagement amongst attendees."

Attendance for this event is limited to the first 75 qualified participants. To register, visit:


The WFBSC is made up of regional associations throughout the world that represent the interests of contract cleaners and facility maintenance contractors; manufacturers and suppliers of products or services utilized in the industry; its mission is to achieve universal recognition for the Building Service Contracting industry and to improving the awareness, knowledge and professional competence of its worldwide membership.


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