Final Countdown to Facilities Show

Jun 10, 2014, 06:39 ET from UBM Live

LONDON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Next week will be biggest year in show history as event increases 20% on 2013

Next week looks set to be an absolute stormer as Facilities Show unleashes its magic on London for the first time. With the exclusive support of BIFM, the national show for this burgeoning industry aims to reflect the dynamic state of facilities management.

From heatmapping to agile working to the latest energy efficient lighting, the entire show is dedicated to getting the best out of commercial premises and facilitating the best out of a workforce.

With over 350 exhibitors, there are endless opportunities to find new suppliers and product solutions. Key supplier areas include: TFM, cleaning, maintenance, waste management, pest control, vending, security, interior design, catering, IT and office supplies.

Fergus Bird, Group Event Manager, UBM Live, said:

"The show is 20% bigger this year and that alone is a bellwether for the industry. The demand for education and networking remains as strong as ever; we have seen this evidenced by registrations as we have announced different sessions. All this indicates a profession that is highly active."

Top names exhibiting include Mitie, who are a show partner for the second year running, Vinci, Norland, PHS, Automatic Vending Association, Harrow Green, Vetasi, NFS Hospitality, McFarlane Telfer and Servest Group.

30 products and services have been awarded innovation status by the organisers. The 'Innovation Trail' includes a revolutionary ride-on sweeper by Karcher, a hi-tech workplace occupancy sensor by Condeco Software, drone helicopter surveys by Higham Roofing and a new range being launched by SEBO.

Free education can be found in five theatres: BIFM Knowledge Theatre, Facilities Show Keynote Theatre, Facilities Show Academy, BIFM Networking Hub and Interiors Zone Seminar Theatre. One key session attracting a lot of attention is the TFM panel debate on Tues 17th featuring Martyn Freeman, MD, Mitie facilities management, Gareth Rhys Williams, CEO, PHS Group, Martin Holt, CEO, Bellrock, Tony Sanders, Managing Director, Commercial Division, Interserve. Another panel debate on Thurs 19th featuring Guy Stallard, Head of Facilities, KPMG, Richard Sykes, CEO, ISS UK and CJ Howden, HR Director, Servest Group looks set to draw a big crowd.  

The De-Ice Arena, which is a replica football stadium, is set to be the networking and entertainment hub of the event. It will host lots of new features including 'Meet the Buyers', Social Media Buying Service and exhibitor penalty shoot-out competition.

De-Ice are also hosting an after-show party on Thurs 19th which will show England vs. Uruguay, another win on the path to World Cup glory for Roy Hodgson's men. (#WeStillBelieve).

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About UBM Live: 

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, Facilities Show, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About Protection & Management Series:  

UBM Live's Protection & Management Series unites business professionals across the fields of security, fire, safety, facilities, energy and environment at IFSEC International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show, FIREX International and Energy & Environment Expo. In 2014 the events will take place at the ExCeL London from 17-19 June.