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Conference programme confirmed by The Facilities Event

21 March 2019

Speakers at The Facilities Event will include idea-generators, thinkers and FM experts, including three PFM Awards judges and the Overall Winner of the PFM Awards 2018.

Deborah Rowland and Mark Miller

This year's seminars will be delivered from The Facilities Hub, a central theatre, featuring 18 sessions delivered by 30 of the most knowledgeable professionals in the UK FM sector, the show organiser reports.

With session content CPD-accredited, it will be focused on the 'Five pillars of FM', including cleaning, security, catering, property management and support and technology services.

Speakers including Cisco workplace technology strategist Mark Miller have been confirmed, who will present the Demistifying workplace technology on 9 April.

This will include a "non-technical" overview of video, collaborative tools, mobility, wireless, analytics and IoT technology.

IFMA director Deborah Rowland has also been confirmed as another speaker, who has considerable experience in the public sector.

She previously managed FM delivery for the justice, home office and crown prosecution service estates before joining Sodexo as director of public sector affairs.

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BISc) corporate council representative and OCS head of cleaning Yvonne Taylor will deliver the Reducing single-use plastics in cleaning and catering seminar.

Ms Taylor has more than 23 years' experience across FM, having worked in areas ranging from healthcare and education to nuclear power stations and food manufacturing facilities.

PFM Awards seminar sessions

Back-to-back seminar sessions will be presented by the PFM Awards on the morning of 9 April, for the first time in the awards' 26-year history.

Three of the PFM Awards independent judging panel, Joanna Lloyd-Davies, Mayur Patel and Satvir Bungar, will provide a detailed insight into the judging process in the first of the two sessions.

Following this, the PFM Awards 2018 Overall Winner, Dentons with Partnerships Matter, will see two of its co-directors provide an overview of the winning entry - which was also successful in winning the Partners in CSR category - to explain why the judges described it as an initiative that should be adopted throughout the FM industry.

Further information on exhibition is available here.

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