Facilities & IFSEC preview

Be part of the largest global FM event when professionals gather this June in London 

The largest event in the FM calendar will commence in less than 2 months. From 20 – 22 June, FM professionals will descend on ExCeL London to Source the latest innovative solutions to address project requirements and services at the cutting edge of FM innovation, all at the global meeting place for the FM professional network. 

Being held in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management and partnered with CBRE, creating a flagship event with industry support tackling the critical issues facing those working within FM.

Unearth innovation in the Future Trends Zone

Part of the show floor will be the perfect place for you to get hands on experience with the latest advances across facilities management. Finding products and solutions that focus on the future of FM and witness demonstrations of their implementation. With a mix of both exhibiting suppliers and non-exhibiting vendors, visitors will have benefit from real innovation.

Pre-book meetings with suppliers through the Meetings Service

Visitors will again be able to pre-book meetings with the suppliers that cater to their project needs ahead of arriving at Facilities Show, providing tangible ROI before visitors have even entered the ExCeL, London.

Expand your FM network at the Networking Hub and enjoy some friendly competition

New to 2017, the Facilities Networking Hub and Games Arcade will be two areas of the show floor not to be missed. Providing FMs with the opportunity to grow the professional community among like-minded peers over a drink while discussing current projects or during a game of pool. Networking sessions will be hosted by industry groups like FM North and The Hills Club on top FM and property trends for 2017 and beyond.

Progress your career and be open to the job market 

Whether visiting key associations like BIFM, CIBSE and RICS or stopping by the Total FM Zone, visitors can meet with the HR departments of international TFMs and gain insight to courses, accreditation and more.  Attracting the best talent in the market and develop facilities managers at every level, visitors will benefit greatly from the BIFM Careers Zone and the Total FM Zone. 

Develop specialisms in security, safety, fire field service and corporate wear 

Facilities Show badge holders will be able to further develop their specialisms and source products in security, fire, safety, field service and corporate wear with market leading shows taking place in adjoining halls.

Enhance your FM knowledge in the Facilities Show Seminar Theatre

The Facilities Show Seminar Theatre and the Keynote Theatre will examine all the key issues in facilities management. Addressing the most pertinent topics, the tailored programme delivers insights from industry experts as well as real case studies and developments from Senior FMs.

Commenting on the line up, Charlotte Wright, Senior Content Manager for Protection & Management, said: “A wealth of years of research with the FM community has resulted in the most focused programme that Facilities Show has had yet”. 

Inspirational Keynotes

Headlining the programme of more than 50+ speakers, this year’s inspirational speakers will be focusing on the theme of strength, resilience and defying the odds. With each speaker delivery a session on the obstacles they faced, solutions they found and how the results allowed them to march on.

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes will speak on Tuesday 20th June from 11.30 – 12.30, Rock star Professor Brian Cox OBE will speak on Wednesday 21st June from 11.30 – 12.30 and Falklands War veteran Simon Weston CBE will speak on Thursday 22nd June at 11.30 – 12.30. 

IFSEC Show preview

Brand New or Revamped features for IFSEC 2017

If you thought IFSEC was just wall to wall CCTV – think again.

IFSEC is launching several new features and revamping some existing favourites for its 2017 edition.

The security industry is evolving fast in terms of technology (eg the rise of IP, cyber security and the internet of things), the threat landscape (eg growing terror and cyber threats) and how the supply chain does business.

Based on your feedback and the needs of our changing audience, we’ve introduced new services, technologies, seminar theatres and show areas to enhance your experience and cater to the entire supply chain, in the UK and internationally.

Here are five of the brand new, or revamped, features for 2017.

Borders & Infrastructure Expo

Long the go-to event for security installers, integrators and distributors, IFSEC International has been adapting to its increasingly diverse visitor demographic for several years now.

That is why 2017 marks the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo. Catering to senior security professionals from government, utilities, transport, logistics, sports stadia and events, and border control and law enforcement, Borders & Infrastructure will provide solutions and education around counter-terror, border security and the protection of critical national infrastructure.

This brand new show within IFSEC 2017 will host leading suppliers of innovative solutions in cyber, perimeter, UAVs, surveillance and other cutting-edge technologies. The expo will also feature an exclusive meeting service to pair high value buyers with exhibitors, as well as a dedicated seminar theatre tackling security trends, pitfalls and best practice for high-security sectors of critical national importance.

Borders & Infrastructure will welcome a range of brand new exhibiting companies including L3 Security & Detection Systems who will be showcasing the SafeView and trace detection solutions, CLD Fencing who’ll be presenting a range of perimeter fencing solutions. In addition we welcome back Parking Facilities who’ll be displaying their selection of automatic barriers, automatic bollards, automatic sliding gates, cantilever gates, turnstiles and speed gates.

Professor Brian Cox OBE!

OK, so not exactly a ‘feature’ or representative of a ‘revamp’, but we believe that securing Professor Brian Cox OBE as one of 2017’s keynotes is a major coup.

The eminent physicist, presenter of the BBC’s The Wonders Of… series and prolific scientific writer topped a recent poll of preferred keynote speakers among the P&M audience by a wide margin.

Challenging any perception of physicists as socially awkward, badly dressed nerds, he was, somewhat incongruously, also a keyboard player for bands D:Ream and Dare in the 1990s and has become something of a pin-up.

We’re also pretty chuffed that Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon Weston CBE have agreed to speak. Click here to find out more.

Smart Zone to launch at IFSEC International this summer

IFSEC International, Europe’s largest security event, is again taking place this year at ExCeL London, 20 – 22 June 2017. IFSEC brings together the very best of the security industry, not only from the UK but globally with well over 27,000 visitors, 650 exhibitors and 80 speakers. 

Following on from last year’s hugely successful ‘Home Automation House’, a fully functioning smart home in the middle of the exhibition floor, you can expect an even more heightened focus on all things ‘smart’ in 2017. New for 2017, the show will feature across all three dates of the show. This new area has been created to cover not only home automation devices but also the wider IoT, including smart commercial buildings, smart offices, and connected security systems.

The IFSEC International Smart Zone will give you the opportunity to get hands on with all of the latest smart products to hit the shelves, from smart underwear to fully connected security systems. 

Test and trial the latest devices first hand, quiz manufacturers the ins and outs of their solutions, and get a behind the scenes preview of what they actually take to install and maintain.

There’s no doubt that increasingly connected devices bring a new security risk to our homes, places of work, and our data. That’s why the Smart Zone’s designated seminar theatre, will give you the opportunity to learn from security experts as they discuss IoT best practice and assess worst case scenario case studies, as well as look ahead to future technology and emerging trends. 

Do not miss your chance to access the latest products, learn from industry thought leaders, and network with over 27,000 colleagues, at this year’s Smart Zone, located in the heart of IFSEC International 2017. It is the place to be for all things IoT and smart buildings whether from a commercial or domestic perspective. Sign up now for IFSEC International 2017 and continue your Smart Technology journey.

Facilities Show and IFSEC International takes place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL.