About The Event
People, organisations and buildings all need to work towards the same aim, an aim expressed in the idea of wellness and the benefits this brings to both people and the organisations they work for. It has taken two decades to spread the message that facilities management is not just about buildings but about the people who use them, too. We now need to move much more quickly to a more holistic offer that spans the crucial interactions between people and their buildings to ensure optimal efficiency, effectiveness, comfort, productivity, safety and health. This is the theme for Workplace Futures 2020.
One Great George Street
London - SW1P 3AA
Reasons to Attend
The 20:20 FM Vision of Wellness
The time is right for a new FM – an FM with a broader, more holistic understanding of people and buildings.
Facilities management has always been an evolving discipline, a dynamic place responding quickly and effectively to emerging needs, new opportunities and rising expectations. Facilities managers, whether internal or external, are in the business of delivering services that support people who work for or work with or simply visit a huge range of organisations - at the same time contributing both directly and indirectly to the success of those organisations.
We live in a time of remarkable change – as new technologies, new commercial realities, new social and economic conditions all combine to shift our views of work: what it is, how it is done, where and when. An important part of this is a new focus on responsible business, sustainability for our communities, buildings that work, and health & wellbeing for individuals: all factors in the concept of wellness. In both public and private sector organisations, facilities management is the common thread underpinning this critical idea.
In today’s ‘new world’, FM has both the opportunity and the obligation to play a full role in many of these important areas and to take a positive lead in some. FM can be the discipline known for its reliable support for these new realities, pioneering in areas such as service quality, wellbeing and sustainability, to meet needs and raise the standard of response even further. And in doing so, there is the opportunity to make a widely recognised mark as a value-adding business discipline truly critical to success.
People, organisations and buildings all need to work towards the same aim, an aim expressed in the idea of wellness and the benefits this brings to both people and the organisations they work for. It has taken two decades to spread the message that facilities management is not just about buildings but about the people who use them, too. We now need to move much more quickly to a more holistic offer that spans the crucial interactions between people and their buildings to ensure optimal efficiency, effectiveness, comfort, productivity, safety and health. This is the theme for Workplace Futures next year: The 20:20 FM Vision of Wellness.
Why Workplace Futures
Each year’s Workplace Futures programme is carefully designed to focus closely on current and emerging issues in FM, bringing together some of the best speakers available to shed light and share information. Too many industry events do little more than scratch the surface or offer little more than thinly veiled sales presentations. You’ll get neither from Workplace Futures.
Why you should 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 – each of which is designed to deliver real insights and practical advice drawn from frontline experience as well as focused research.
Who should attend
The day is designed specifically for people responsible for FM actions and decisions, whether they are involved in communicating, marketing, selling, procuring or developing services - and, of course, those on the ground implementing and delivering those services, too. Basically, anyone with a genuine interest in the industry and its future.
An outstanding track record
Workplace Futures was launched in 2007. In the years since, more than 200 speakers have offered experience, insights and advice to well over 2800 delegates. The conference theme changes each year to reflect current issues and trends: in the past we’ve looked at the convergence of disciplines and services, the business imperatives of people and profit, the commoditisation challenge, strategic partnerships and innovation. Find out more here.
The pre-eminent FM event
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.
One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA
One Great George Street
Set in a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building the conference centre is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park. There are always interesting exhibitions on at One Great George Street, too, and our guests can explore the latest after the conference closes.
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Join us on the day as expert speakers explore the challenge of achieving lasting success in a marketplace that is positive and dynamic but simultaneously uncertain and highly competitive. Theory, research, experience and plenty of real-world insights will add up to a day of good, solid discussion and valuable take-away learning. As always at Workplace Futures, we are bringing together a top-flight panel of speakers, complemented with ample time for discussion and networking.