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Working with the FM industry

Heather Beach
Heather Beach

28 January 2016 | Heather Beach


Welcome to 2016 – here at Facilities Show we are very excited about our plans for the show this year, with lots of exciting new additions but also some firm favourites returning.


Once again we will be working closely with the British Institute of Facilities Management for Facilities Show, ensuring that we are continuously consulting the industry to create an event that will tackle the critical issues facing those working within FM.

One of the highlights of Facilities Show in 2015 was the launch of the BIFM Careers Zone. Thousands of visitors came to the zone in its inaugural year, quickly establishing it as the industry hub for practical advice on career development, CPD, qualifications and training.

The BIFM Careers Zone will be a fantastic opportunity for those working within facilities management to focus on their careers, with advice, support and practical help provided across the three days along with a series of clinics, workshops and seminars from leading names working within FM and beyond.

Additionally, the BIFM Careers Zone will host a number of training providers over the three days, offering one-to-one sessions along with group seminars that look specifically at individual career goals and how these can be achieved. The dedicated zone has been designed to propel forward the careers of those in FM and we were honestly delighted with the great feedback we received from its inaugural year.

Experts from BIFM will be on the stand each day providing professional development advice and practical ways in which BIFM can support this, along with giving visitors the chance to speak to FM employers about the latest opportunities within FM.

As organisers of Facilities Show, it is really important to us that we work with the FM industry
to create an event that is both relevant and responds to the numerous needs of those working across this industry. It is fantastic to work closely with BIFM to bring this valuable resource to the event, as the industry continues to professionalise and more and more FMs reach the executive board within companies it is crucial that throughout their professional lives FMs are supported and offered access to resources to help them carve their own career path.

The BIFM Careers Zone will also be a great place for FM professionals to network with their peers; we really want 2016 to be the year of networking at Facilities Show. The event annually brings together the entire industry and it is important that everyone attending is made aware of the numerous networking events that take place across the three days.

One particular event that will take place in 2016 that I am really excited about is a dedicated networking event for women working not just in FM, but also across Safety & health, security and fire safety. We are hoping to welcome 1,000 women who are really driving these industries forward and the role that women can play in doing this.

We really look forward to welcoming you to Facilities Show in 2016 and we think it will be our best event to date?


To learn more about the Facilities Show visit www.facilitiesshow.com.
Follow Facilities Show on Twitter: @Facilities_Show.


Heather Beach is Facilities & OSH Director at UBM EMEA