Facilities Management 2016, the leading FM expo at the NEC, has revealed its seminar programme, as created by Magenta. The key streams – People, Politics and Policy – will present visitors with over 25 educational sessions, addressing critical issues that affect a facilities professional’s day.
Two panel debates, exploring the Living Wage / Travel to Work regulations and vested outsourcing, will allow facilities professionals to quiz industry experts. Meanwhile the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will be revisiting their strategic FM case studies and looking at what has happened in key projects since. Speakers include Paul Baugust, UK Commercial Property Director at RICS, Guy Stallard, head of facilities at KPMG, John Garrett, Area Service Manager (West) for the North region of NHS Property Services and Simon Carter, Head of Corporate Property at National Grid.
Meanwhile other speakers will explore a range of people and technical issues. In an interactive coaching session, Liz Kentish from people development experts Kentish and Co, and former deputy chair of the British Institute of Facilities Management, will discuss how to make every FM moment a sparkly FM moment. Julie Kortens, senior business executive at Channel 4 and BIFM chairman, will talk about how to build a personal brand. Productivity is the holy grail for FMs but are they doing enough to create the right environments for people? Chris Moriarty, development director from the Leesman Index will discuss what FMs need to look out for to make their workplaces the most productive space.
On the legislative front, Greg Davies from Assurity Consulting will round-up what’s happened in the past year, what’s due to come in in April and later this year. This will be an essential session explaining what FMs need to know and do. It’s been more than three months since the introduction of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and despite Government warnings, thousands of businesses remain noncompliant, risking a penalty of £180,000. David Llewellyn, CEO, Energy of ESOS experts Servest Group, will look at the experience of the first three months of the legislation, its impact, the Government’s approach to noncompliance and what FMs need to do now if they haven’t yet tackled the issue. Meanwhile Rudi du Plessis from LCMB will consider the traditional relationship between sustainability and carbon and explore how FM can use sustainable practices across all business areas, not just in environmental terms, and how it can benefit the organisation. In a much-anticipated session, Diana Spellman, MD of Partners in Purchasing will help delegates to make their own insect canapés and explore why bugs are the new key ingredient for today’s corporate athlete. Read about the rest of the programme here.
The event targets facilities professionals in manufacturing, industry, distribution, healthcare, and local government and the programme is specifically targeted at appealing to this market with a range of gritty and thought-provoking sessions.