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Held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 6 to 8 June 2023, Facilities Management Expo provides visitors with the opportunity to source best practice facilities management products and services. Furthermore, the free-to-attend Facilities Management Seminar Theatre, powered by Broll, delivers information on the latest market trends, thereby keeping attendees up to date on solutions and technology centred on increasing facility system optimisation.
The seminar*, which will be opened by Batabile Sibaca — Broll Integrated Facilities Management (IFM), COO, is broken down into specific themes. The morning session on 6 June is entitled: ‘Energy management, smart buildings, improving building systems and services’. The sessions kick off at 10:45 with ‘The ‘Green Premium: How FM are adapting to the green movement’. This is followed by ‘Three years on since hard lockdown: An improved resilience in the FM sector’ by Riaan du Plessis, Broll IFM, Divisional Executive.
The afternoon session continues with the theme ‘Smart building technology for optimal property management’. The field of technology is continuously advancing, driving development in the world of facility management. Besides buildings getting smarter year on year, the pressure to invest in sustainability is rising due to new legislation, and building users are demanding a workplace that satisfies new types of needs. This session takes the form of a panel discussion on ‘Future-proofing real estate: innovating property management, design & build, CRES, and technology’.
The morning session on 7 June is entitled ‘Better buildings, building automation, IoT, integrated facilities management’, with a paper presented by Stuart Mathieson, BrollTech™, Managing Director, on ‘PropTech setting the pace of smarter, hyper-integrated facilities’. It is followed by a paper by Megan Hodgson (Lasec) entitled ‘The potential dangers around working with, and storing lithium-ion batteries, with a battery cabinet as a solution’.
The afternoon sessions, themed ‘Asset management — solutions’, start with ‘Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) — Going the distance: Smarter fire safety solutions for short and long-range assets’ by Andreas Matthee, founder and Chief Executive Officer of TECH4IR and Richard Kluth, who has been involved in distributed fibre optic sensing for 27 years. The second session, presented by Joel Kesler and Warren Bruckmann, Directors of DriWay, discusses ‘Unhealthy buildings – The effects of water-related issues, mould and poor indoor air quality in buildings’.
On 8 June, the morning session theme is ‘Facilities management best practices’ and begins with ‘Navigating the future: Trends and innovations in cleaning and ESG for the facility management and commercial cleaning industries’ by Brian Lewis, Broll Specialised Services, Managing Director.
The Broll Vantage (Supplier Development Programme) Awards 2023, co-presented by: Malcolm Horne, Group CEO, Broll Property Group, and Batabile Sibaca, Broll IFM, COO, will take place at 11:30. The awards are dedicated to businesses that participated in the programme and have shown significant growth and service excellence.
The seminar ends with a presentation on how the sector must shift their focus from solely cost savings to value creation for their clients. It will cover strategies for identifying areas of improvement, implementing new technologies, and fostering a culture of innovation that drives long-term value for clients.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Broll Integrated Facilities Management in presenting these thought-provoking seminar topics. The value that these knowledge downloads bring to attendees is invaluable and we urge visitors to the four co-located shows to plan their visits around seminar sessions that will provide them with assistance in their daily operations,” says Mark Anderson, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions — a division of Montgomery Group.
Live demonstrations of products, one-on-one solution-finding sessions with exhibitors, and the opportunity to interact with peers, make a visit to the Facilities Management Expo imperative. Exhibitors include Broll Integrated Facilities Management, Core Vision EMEA, Vetria, Afroteq Advisory, Quatro Integrated Services, Red Pole Circle, Fibre Energy, React Group, and Eureka Safety South Africa.
“Visitors will also benefit from the targeted seminar themes in the co-located free-to-attend Securex South Africa Seminar Theatre powered by UNISA. While you’re at Facilities Management Expo, why not also check out these additional features at the co-located expos? These include the K9 Law Enforcement Demos, SAIDSA Techman Competition, the New Products Displays, and the free-to-attend Saiosh Seminar Theatre, and the Working at Height Theatre powered by SafetyCloud (both situated in the A-OSH EXPO Hall),” says Anderson.
Facilities Management Expo supports the Global Exhibition Day (GED), being held globally on 7 June 2023. “We are firm believers that exhibitions serve a very important role by, amongst others:
‘Serving industries by facilitating contacts between exhibitors and visitors so they can showcase products and services, develop contacts and business, and develop reputation and promotion. Industries need events for their development.
Events also deliver strong economic and social benefits towards the territories where they are held, in terms of jobs and tax income.’
We consider it fortuitous that this year the GED is taking place during our four co-located events. Furthermore, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO), will be hosting an event at Gallagher Convention Centre on 7 June,” says Anderson.