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Strategic FM conference at RICS

11 November 2009

The RICS Strategic Facilities Management conference will take place in London on 11 December 2009 and will combine both presentations and group discussions to give a full insight on current and future facilities management challenges.

Focusing on strategy, this conference is a unique opportunity to improve the support provided to the core business of your organisation.  Make facilities management part of business performance;
Learn about property "do's" and "don'ts" based on case studies; Develop cost efficient projects;
Take advice and share experiences during the workshops; Network with other senior executives The Programee is as follows:
0900 Registration:0930 Chairman's welcome - David Parkinson, RICS FM Executive Group
1000 Keynote: Facing the property challenges lying ahead - Huw Thomas, Head of Property, EasyJet
 The downturn, invest or divest in property: a tenant's view; Political drivers changing the property industry; Controlling or offsetting costs: is cash king in a recession or isn't it? Carbon Reduction, are you ready for a change?
1020 Improving property efficiency assessment - Bridget Hardy, Head of High Performing Property in the Government Estates Transformation division, OGC
 Defining property efficiency; Improving the performance measurement of UK Government administrative office estate; Measuring tools used to assess aspects of efficiency at the OGC; Creating a more efficient and effective estate
1120 Identifying business's needs - Rob Harris, Principal, Ramidus Consulting Limited
 Understanding the agenda and identifying what's wrong; Stakeholder engagement; Defining needs and preparing a road map
1205 Measuring the efficiency and the effectiveness of the property department - Gordon Parker, Managing Director, Coretex International Limited
 Making an efficient and effective property department; What would a high performing department in your organisation be doing? Creating a road map for achievement of high performance in your department
1350 Supply chain efficiency in property and facilities management - Connel Bottom, Senior Consultant, Performance Improvement Consulting, Real Estate Advisory, PwC
 Alignment of supply chain and business strategies; Business performance measurement; Integration of services
1435 Providing inclusive environments as part of strategic facilities management - Andrew Lord, Lord Consultants Limited
 Understanding the term 'inclusive' in relation to the built environment; Development and delivery of inclusive facilities management strategies; Legal update and the proposed Equality Bill
1540 Creating secure and resilient workplaces - from strategy to delivery - Mark Whyte, Director Security Consulting and Explosion Effects, Carillion (TPS)
 Assessing threat and risk; Security planning and the application of appropriate technical, physical and counter terrorism measures; The human factor - security management and guarding issues
1630 Panel discussion, 1700 Close of conference
Workshop programme
1120 Workshop 1: Improving property efficiency assessment - Moderated by Bridget Hardy, Head of High PerformingProperty in the Government Estates Transformation division, OGC
1205 Workshop 2: Identifying the business's needs and developing the appropriate property strategy
1350 Workshop 3: Measuring the efficiency and the effectiveness of the property department - Moderated by Gordon Parker, Managing Director, Coretex International Limited
1435 Workshop 4: Creating secure and resilient workplaces - from strategy to delivery
Moderated by Mark Whyte, Director Security Consulting and Explosion Effects, Carillion (TPS)
1540 Workshop 5: Cost reduction and performance improvement - Moderated by Connel Bottom, Senior Consultant, PwC
RICS Members £250 + VAT; Non-members £300+ VAT

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