• Workplace Futures Conference
    10th February 2015.

    Convergence in the Workplace: People, Property and FM - Who owns the process of change?


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Workplace Futures has become a landmark event in the UK facilities management calendar.


The theme for 2015 – convergence - is a big issue in facilities management. As the discipline matures – solidifying its role, demonstrating its worth and proving its value – there are questions to be answered and challenges to be faced.

Increasingly, FM must work in concert with other organisational support disciplines: CRE, HR, IT, finance, marketing, procurement. The days of traditional silo working are surely numbered. Yet, there are some fundamental issues to be addressed:

  • How are the relationships between these disciplines being defined and understood as FM, and the wider business context, continue to evolve?

  • How are these disciplines being managed to ensure each is operating efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the organisation?

  • Is there an optimum solution that each discipline, or the organisation as a whole, should be working towards?

For facilities management, the big areas of potential convergence are property, place and people. How FM relates to CRE and to the workplace, and how it attracts, retains and develops its people, are key considerations – and will be critical in shaping its future.

Workplace Futures 2015 will take on the big issues here, bringing together a panel of carefully selected expert speakers and facilitating discussion around ‘the FM journey’ – specifically, how facilities management has evolved, how far convergence has already gone and how far it should go. Do we simply need a better understanding of what each discipline in the workplace does in order to enhance cooperation? Do we need to build better bridges for greater communication and real collaboration? Or do we need to break down traditional structures and invent a whole new way forward?

Workplace Futures provides a unique opportunity to identify – and help shape - the future of FM.

This is an industry that plays a critical role in the success of virtually every private and public sector organisation.

Join in the debate – make your mark on the business - get involved in this important event.

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Convergence in the Workplace: People, Property & FM -
Who owns the process of change?


Doors will open from 8.15am and delegates are welcome to arrive for breakfast, followed by a 9am conference start. There will be morning and afternoon refreshments served, with lunch included. The conference Chair will preside over discussion sessions throughout the day. Following the conference presentations the winners of the 2015 Technology in FM awards will be revealed. The full event will close at 7pm.

Each of our speakers has been carefully selected for their expertise, first-hand experience, insights and ability to engage.
Come and learn, discuss, network and share.

Read the full programme here

Why Attend

Why attend

Workplace Futures is unique. Unlike most events in this industry which simply come and go, this conference builds each year on the success of previous years. Consequently, we have a strong and loyal following, combined with new and fresh interest in each new programme.

Who should attend

Everyone responsible for specifying, buying, managing or delivering FM. Anyone with an interest in the future of the industry.

This is an ideal opportunity for providers to come and bring their customers and/or prospective customers to an event that will be stimulating, informative and important.

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  • “Workplace Futures has been consistently the most thoughtful and leading-edge conference in the UK facilities calendar. Combining insight from senior FM professionals with the thoughts of service users, academics, researchers and service providers, the conference always manages to stir the pot of FM thinking and to lead the industry’s development. It is simply a ‘must attend’ event every year.”

    Dave Wilson, Director - Effective Facilities Limited
  • “The Workplace Futures Conference is always a thought-provoking and well attended event. With good organisation, venues and ample opportunities for networking, interacting and asking questions, it is a must in my FM calendar.”

    Anne Lennox-Martin
  • “HSS Hire is the equipment provider of choice to leading UK FM companies and we have consistently found Workplace Futures to be a conference which allows us to be associated with the innovators, solutions providers and thought leaders in the industry. It is very well attended, issues are hotly debated and the speakers are thought-provoking. ”

    Fiona Perrin - Group Sales & Marketing Director, HSS Hire

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10-02-2015

12

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Selected for excellence

250

Delegates

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Past Conferences

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We need to move on. We need to take FM theory and practice to the next level. We need to stop thinking about service delivery in the old ‘tried & tested’ ways and start thinking in terms of true alignment with business objectives and real customer experience.

New Needs, New Solutions?

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Commoditisation vs Service Solution – which is the future of FM?

All service delivery models offer benefits to particular types of organisations in particular circumstances. But what types, and in what circumstances? And what are the prerssures that influence the decision?

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Workplace Futures provides a unique opportunity to identify – and help shape - the future of FM.

This is an industry that plays a critical role in the success of virtually every private and public sector organisation. Join in the debate – make your mark on the business - get involved in this important event. Book your place now.

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£ 445 .00
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£ 950 .00
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£ 845 .00
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  • available to i-FM full licence holders only
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What is Workplace Futures 2015 about?
This is one conference that will address – directly and effectively – some of the most pressing issues in FM today: how do we work more positively, more collaboratively, to show innovation and to add value and genuinely demonstrate that? If FM fails to embrace change and move forward, the result is inevitable - it's simply a race to the bottom in pursuit of reducing costs.

Why you should get involved
Workplace Futures is unique. Unlike most events in this industry which simply come and go, this conference builds each year onthe success of previous years. Consequently, we have a strong and loyal following, combined with new and fresh interest in each new programme.

How you can get involved
Become a sponsor, and get your brand promoted to the strategic thinkers in the sector.

• Unique business development opportunity
• Network with colleagues and make new contacts
• Share your experience on the day as the programme evolves to cover all angles of FM
• Raise your corporate profile
• Use the White Paper to help promote the industry and your place within it.

Sponsorship Packages: £4495 + vat

The Venue

The Crystal is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens that explores how we can create a better future for our cities.

It is home to the world's largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability.

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As a world-class centre for dialogue, discovery and learning, it reveals the challenges that cities face, and the ways we can reduce their environmental impact using sustainable technologies, many available today.

Based in the Royal Victoria Docks, the centre of London's new Green Enterprise District, the Crystal is a natural home for thought leadership on urban sustainability. It provides a global knowledge hub that helps a diverse range of audiences learn and understand how we can all work to build better cities for ourselves and for future generations.

The Crystal is on the waterfront at the western end of the Royal Victoria Docks in East London.

Get in touch to discuss your delegate requirements

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