14th Edition of FM Expo Officially Opens at Dubai World Trade Centre
Now in its 14th edition, the Middle East’s leading facilities management event has been officially opened by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman & Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman Dubai Airports.
FM EXPO 2019 plays host to more than 50 exhibiting companies until 19th September 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. With dedicated product showcases and educational opportunities, the event is expected to play a pivotal role in driving forward the GCC facilities management sector.
Paddy O’Neil, Project Manager of FM EXPO says: “Due to trends of digitalization, innovation of service and service integration hitting the region’s market, demand continues for a dedicated platform to bring facilities management professionals together.
With a wealth of features this year, both product and content focused, there is ample opportunity for visitors to browse and trade the latest solutions on the market and to discuss current trends and challenges in the industry.”
Major participating brands like Imdaad, Ejadah, Boecker, eFM, FSI Middle East, ZOLL, Evac+Chair and Dussmann are showcasing the latest industry products and solutions both at their stands and in the all new ‘Theatre of Inspiration’ at FM EXPO. The event offering covers Technology, Specialised Support Services, Cleaning Services, Waste and Recycling, and Energy Management.
More than just an exhibition, FM EXPO also features an insightful education agenda in association with Headline FM Forum Sponsor, Tafawuq Facility Management. Made up of more than 20 free-to-attend and CPD (continued professional development) certified workshops, FM Forum sessions run for all three days of the event.
Chris Roberts, CEO, Eltizam Asset Management (Tafawuq) comments on their sponsorship of CPD education at FM EXPO: “We believe that now is the time for our industry to harness new technologies in order to achieve efficiencies that lead to lower operating costs for asset owners, and this is a key reason of our partnership with FM Expo.
“Educating employees about these technologies contributes to growth as it plays a huge role in shaping the future trends and success in the sector. All companies are obligated to ensure their staff are up to speed and able to explore various options with a view to adopting them to best serve facilities.”
Major international and local thought leaders are taking part in the FM Forum, including Stephen Morris, Global Head of FM Sector at RICS, Arun Stanly, Senior Business Development Manager at Frost & Sullivan,Tolga Candan, Head of Strategic business Development, Al Futtaim Engineering &Technology, Alexander Kolpakov, Associate director for Digital Project Delivery at AECOM, and Suhail Arfath, Head of Consulting (Middle East & Turkey), AutoDesk.
Additional content-driven features at FM EXPO this week include Imdaad’s well-established Imdaad Work Series held at their stand with a prominent focus on technology, and the second edition of the Waste & Recycling Summit on the 19th September, set to dive deep into recycling, landfill, collection, food recovery, and more.
Over the week, 5,000 industry professionals are expected to visit FM EXPO, organised by dmg events. Running at the Dubai World Trade Centre until 19 September 2019, FM EXPO is co-located with The Hotel Show. The event is sponsored by eFM, Al Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, Serve-U, Ejadah, Imdaad, Tafawuq, Inspire Integrated, Sylvania, and Infor.
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