UBM Live Announce De-Ice to Sponsor New Arena at the 2014 Facilities Show

May 16, 2014, 09:57 ET from UBM Live

LONDON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


  • UK's leading facilities management event backed by Winter risk management specialist  
  • Show will take on a World Cup twist 

Facilities Show, the UK's leading facilities management event has announced a major sponsor at this year's show. De-Ice - one of the UK's longest-established and leading winter gritting and snow clearance specialists, will be hosting the new De-ice Arena.

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The arena will be the main focal point at this year's event. To celebrate the World Cup taking place in Brazil (at the same time), the arena will become a 400 square metre football stadium, that will host a variety of entertainment and networking opportunities.

The Facilities Show (http://www.facilitiesshow.com), now in its 15th year, will be taking place between 17-19 June at the ExCel in London. It is the only facilities management exhibition in the UK that has the support of the BIFM. The event offers networking, education and support from all the major associations within the FM industry.

De-ice will also be holding a seminar in the keynote theatre on Wednesday 18th June at 12.35, where the company will join forces with leading defendant insurance law firm, Plexus Law and its Accident & Health Team. This presentation will also follow a football theme and focus on the importance of a winter management plan and best practice when dealing with any potential claims.

The new arena will include the following...

Meet the Buyers 

Show organisers, UBM, will bring together senior procurement professionals from companies including: MITIE, Norland and Vinci, for one-to-one meetings with potential suppliers throughout the event.

Social media buying service 

Another new initiative for 2014 will see the utilisation of Twitter - putting buyers in touch with exhibitors throughout the show.

Penalty shoot out competition 

At the end of each day, the arena will host a penalty shoot out competition - where the football champions will be crowned.

VIP area 

The traditional VIP area will be hosted at the De-ice arena, with free refreshments available throughout the day.

Sticker wall 

Visitors and exhibitors will be given the opportunity to place their stickers on the wall and to guess the photo, for their chance to win a fantastic prize.

Networking bar  

Here visitors and exhibitors can meet up with clients and colleagues, whilst watching some classic World Cup footage.

F1 simulator  

Returning in 2014 is the popular F1 simulator, where visitors and exhibitors can race against colleagues to set the fastest lap and win a prize.

De-ice will also be hosting an invitation only party from 4pm on 19th June, where the England team will take on Uruguay at the Arena do Sao Paulo. To register your interest, go to the following link: http://www.facilitiesshow.com/party 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Mark Lopez, founder and managing director of De-ice, said: "We have been exhibiting at the show for a number of years, and have found it an excellent platform for networking and meeting with FMs. When we were offered this sponsorship opportunity we didn't hesitate.

"The Facilities Show is the largest and most respected of the events within the sector, and one that we are keen to remain closely aligned with. It's the meeting place for the industry, and we are thrilled to be playing such a major part in it. With the World Cup as a back-drop, it's going to be an exciting month."

Group Event Manager at UBM Live, Fergus Bird, said: "It is fantastic that De-ice is sponsoring our new features arena. The company is a top supplier to FMs and its name lends kudos to our arena. It will be the social hub of the show and we cannot think of a better set of personalities to facilitate such a great visitor experience."

Notes to editors 

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.

About De-ice: 

De-ice is one of the UK's longest-established and leading winter gritting and snow clearance specialists.

The company provides winter maintenance services, helping to keep businesses, hospitals, schools and retail outlets safe and open during extreme weather.

De-ice is focused on ensuring customers' sites are made safe and remain open during periods of adverse weather. It has the latest gritting equipment and expertly trained operatives.

The company has built a bespoke technology system which monitors the weather and triggers service delivery alerts. The system then tracks operatives through their PDAs, to gauge when service delivery has taken place.

In the event of a possible claim, De-ice customers can rely on an extensive service audit trail in order to evidence that a site or an area was fully serviced.