The Facilities Management Conference

In a 2021 industry review on the future of FM, it was reported that “40% of today’s Facility Managers will retire by 2026” – a statistic that demonstrates a sizeable portion of future FM leaders will be of a new generation. Though we are already seeing the increased rise in technology and changing working practices, accelerated further by the pandemic, what can we expect over the present decade?

Current senior professionals and FM leaders of tomorrow will experience a digital transformation, unlike any other period during the sector’s history. The Internet of Things and remote access are seeing endless new applications, the introduction of AI technology is revolutionising maintenance and green buildings are further ripping up the rule book.

To what extent are FM providers up to date? What have been the major challenges in seeking to evolve? How much of the pandemic’s “new normal” is here to stay?

Salford Professional Development is proud to deliver its seventh Facilities Management Conference. An informative day filled with useful case studies, practical advice, and an opportunity to discuss your challenges with our panel of experienced speakers.

At a glance

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Learning Outcomes

  • Hear about the key industry-shaping trends presented by leading experts
  • Learn about how FM is trying to do more in creating a more diverse sector
  • Improving current systems to match the needs of the new workspaces
  • Definition of practical sustainability in the varying landscape of FM
  • Understanding to what extent can sustainability help to reduce building operating costs
  • Discussion of the ways in which various industries have acted post-pandemic
  • Network with delegates from across the facilities management sector and discuss action-orientated solutions you can implement for your business.
  • Hear from, engage and question industry leaders on the future of the FM sector
  • Explore various learning resources and the latest data

Agenda

08:30

Conference Opens: exhibition and networking

09:30

Opening remarks from the chair

09:40

Opening Keynote

Now 12 months into the role as chair Mark Whittaker discusses the challenges and ambition of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, navigating the post-Covid workplace and what the future trends may be for the  FM sector.

 

Mark Whittaker
Mark Whittaker
Chair, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and General Manager, Thomson FM

10:10

Headline Sponsor

10:30

Importance of Inclusion

LGBT+ in Facilities Management’s vision is to be a network that engages all our stakeholders in driving fairness inclusion and respect for LGBT+ people working in the facilities industry organisations. The mission is to collaborate to make the facilities management sector the most attractive, inclusive and supportive industry for the LGBT+ community in the UK and Ireland

Sharon Slinger – Chair, LGBT+ in Facilities Management/Owner & Director, Constructing Rainbows Ltd

Caroline Joy - Committee member, LGBT+ in Facilities Management, and Head of Learning & Development, EMCOR Group (UK) plc 

10:55

Networking Break

11:25

Achieving success through great workplace and facilities experience

This presentation will cover the importance of collaborative working to drive excellence and how businesses can achieve success through great workplaces and facilities.

Sarah Hodge MSc CIWFM
Director of Transformation (Europe), London Stock Exchange

11:50

Case Study: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom. Its stated purpose is "to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK"

Dave Aldridge
Dave Aldridge
Facilities Management Technical Lead, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

12:15

Networking Break

13:15

Sponsored Seminar(s) including the Headline Sponsor Seminar slot

13:45

5 minutes movement

13:50

Practical FM sustainability in the Healthcare sector

This session will provide a healthcare perspective on lessons learnt post-pandemic, practical examples of facilities management sustainability, and how to maximise the use of estate space in the current FM landscape.

 

David Moss Headshot
David Moss
National Vice-Chair, Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (Hefma), and Deputy Director of Strategy, Business Development, Estates and Facilities, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

14:15

Networking Break

14:45

Panel Discussion: Future of FM in the UK

Mark Whittaker – Chair, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and General Manager, Thomson FM

Wayne Young - Facilities Manager, Just Eat

David Moss - National Vice-Chair, Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (Hefma), and Deputy Director of Strategy, Business Development, Estates and Facilities, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Headline Sponsor (TBC)

15:15

Developing FM teams of the future

In this session, Wayne will explore the importance of building a strong facilities management team culture, navigating through turbulent times, and developing successful teams and young people in the sector.

Image of Wayne Young smiling
Wayne Young
Facilities Manager, Just Eat

15:40

Improving new systems to match the needs of the new workspaces

16:05

Closing remarks from the chair

16:10

Event Ends

Who Should Attend?

  • Commercial Manager
  • Company Directors
  • Contract Managers
  • Energy Officers
  • Estate Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • FM Managers
  • Head of Capital and Estates Management
  • Head of Engineering
  • Head of Estates
  • Head of Property Services
  • Head of Technical and Design Services
  • Heads of Facilities Management
  • Property Managers
  • Regional Programme Managers
  • Service Manager

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