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Expert speakers for Ireland’s first Facilities Management Summit

Expert speakers for Ireland’s first Facilities Management Summit

November 13
09:19 2015

BIFM SummitBIFM Ireland Region will host the inaugural FM Summit in the Aviva Stadium Dublin on Friday 20 November 2015.

This is the first Facilities Management (FM) event of its kind to take place in Ireland and will see a host of industry experts take to the stage to exchange knowledge and ideas around the ever growing realm of FM in Ireland today.

Hosted by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, the FM Summit will serve as a platform for business and facilities management professionals to exchange knowledge, information and ideas on the many facets of one of Ireland’s fastest growing professions, investigating how FM impacts various business sectors.

The summit’s theme ‘Innovation in FM – Delivering the Impossible’ allows the core speakers and local experts to give their take on driving businesses forward and delivering exceptional FM during our current economic recovery.

Speakers confirmed to date include: Dave Malone, Performance Director at Paralympics Ireland, Monica Parker, Founder of HATCH and Angus Harding, Managing Director, Integrated Services Division Global Corporate Services, CBRE and more still to come. This announcement coincides with a recent study carried out by BIFM Ireland which revealed that almost 80% of those surveyed believed that more people in Ireland are now choosing facilities management as a career.

The event, which is sponsored by Aramark and OCS, is designed to provide a forum for sharing ideas and enabling professionals to spur their respective organisations to greater success through strategic facilities management. The aim is to enable business owners and managers to better understand how strategic facilities management can unleash productivity and enable the core business operations alongside saving money and allowing them to focus on their core business operations.

Launching the conference, Stephen Welch, Chair, BIFM Ireland Region said, “Facilities management still remains one of the fastest growing professions in the UK and Ireland; valued at over £111 billion this important industry plays an all-important role in supporting businesses across all facets of the economy. With a recent economic turnaround for many companies, it is extremely important that all businesses look to drive forward efficiency and continue to streamline their processes to ensure best value and customer satisfaction and to encourage a continuation of growth. The BIFM Ireland Region FM Summit 2015 not only highlights best practice within the industry but also gives us an opportunity to hear from a diverse range of speakers who will inform, engage and inspire on an array of relevant topics”.

Derry Robertson, General Manager of Aramark said, “We are all very much looking forward to the first ever Dublin based BIFM Ireland Summit. As a leading integrated services supplier, we are focused on delivering the highest standard of facilities management to our clients. I know that the BIFM Ireland committee has been working hard to bring together a line-up of speakers and sessions that will educate and motivate us all.”

Event sponsor, Aine Mulcahy, Managing Director, OCS Group Ireland said, “As an international TFM business with a footprint in over 40 countries and a turnover of £1 billion we provide a range of property support services and have seen first-hand the major changes that our industry has undergone in recent years. More and more organisations are realising the impact that effective management of their facilities can have, both in terms of value and increasing efficiency. This conference is an opportunity for not just FM professionals, but all businesses, and it is about highlighting the impact of FM and engaging with other business sectors to better understand their needs and respond to them.”

Further information on BIFM Ireland Summit here.

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