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Green theme to conference at The Facilities Show in May

21 January 2008

The Facilities Show 2008 will feature a The Sustainable FM Academy for the first time, when it takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 13-15 May 2008.

Recent studies indicate that over 10 million* British people believe the threat to the environment is the most worrying issue facing the country today. With this in mind, The Facilities Show 2008 will feature a ‘green’ conference for the first time, when it takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 13-15 May 2008.

‘The Sustainable FM Academy’ will feature a number of environmental themed sessions taking place over three days providing visitors with the opportunity to debate the two vital topics in every major building - energy and waste management. Each day will begin with presentations from expert keynote speakers, followed by a series of educational presentations and finish with panel debates, featuring the country’s most respected FM professionals.

Ian R Fielder, CEO of the British Institute of Facilities Management says, “Sustainable development is one of the major challenges facing the industry right now, and FMs have a major role to play in influencing the environmental and social development of their organisations, communities and supply chain. I am pleased to endorse the Sustainable FM Academy at The Facilities Show on behalf of the BIFM – the Academy will be an ideal opportunity for our members and other attendees to learn more about this important topic.”

Vincent Brain, event manager for The Facilities Show comments, “Businesses are constantly facing increasing pressure from rising energy costs, improving competitive performance and increased regulations. The Sustainable FM Academy will provide first-hand testimonials and details of the competitive advantage gained through developing an environmental strategy. The Facilities Show 2008 will be the perfect place to discover new and innovative ideas to create an efficient, effective and environmental workplace.”

Now in its 9th year, The Facilities Show is the must-attend event for all facilities professionals and building managers. Supported by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), this year’s show will deliver more to the facilities management industry than ever before.

The Facilities Show adjoins security event IFSEC and Safety & Health Expo, all taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 12/13-15 May 2008. For more information on the event and to register for free entry, please visit Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2008 event should contact Darren Gilchriest, at or on +44 (0) 20 7921 8087

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