FM EXPO 2018 will run from 23-25 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The 13th edition of FM EXPO will offer a record number of education opportunities to facilities management professionals in the Middle East this year, announce event organisers dmg events.

This news comes on the back of their latest Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor, developed in collaboration with the British Institute for Facilities Management (BIFM). The report shows that emerging technologies are becoming crucial to meet market demands, especially as the built environment is coming under increasing pressure to perform better, use less energy and be more sustainable.

To be effective, FM professionals will have to acquire more skills and knowledge, enabling their teams to deliver above and beyond the expectations of their customers.

According to the report, 91% of FM professionals will use technology, and Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) in particular, to grow their business further. Sustainability is mentioned as the biggest new trend in FM, closely followed by IoT (Internet of Things). The convergence of these two factors, the report forecasts, is where FM could make the biggest gains going forward.

Nathan Waugh, Portfolio Director for FM EXPO comments:

“Acquiring new skills and knowledge is of critical importance in the local FM sector. Professionals here can see the market maturing and they are eager to ensure that they keep pace with the latest global developments.”
Nathan Waugh, Portfolio Director for FM EXPO
Nathan Waugh, Portfolio Director for FM EXPO

He adds:

“It is because of this that we will have over four times the number of workshops at this year’s edition of FM EXPO compared to 2017. On top of that we are excited to kick-off our Waste & Recycling Summit to help professionals navigate upcoming trends in GCC waste management sector.”

FM EXPO will feature more than 50 free to attend CPD certified workshops, set to reveal dominant trends in the market and to stimulate the exchange of ideas across topics like smart cities management and cost effective practices.

The Waste and Recycling Summit 2018 will host the decision makers who are shaping waste management in the Middle East and will offer a world-class program to attendees.

Habiba Al Marashi, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Co-founder of Emirates Green Building Council comments on the summit:

“Hosting key decision makers, the Waste and Recycling Summit 2018 is an ideal platform for professionals in this sector to shape the future of the industry."
Habiba Al Marashi, Emirates Green Building Council, Co-founder and Management Committee Member.
Habiba Al Marashi, Emirates Green Building Council, Co-founder and Management Committee Member.

She adds,

"The FM Expo will also go a long way in promoting a greener built environment, which is an integral part of the sustainable development plan envisioned by the UAE leadership.
At Emirates Green Building Council, we work extensively with FM companies to strengthen awareness of initiatives to enhance energy and water efficiency, while reducing the environmental footprint. We are confident that the event will promote stronger engagement by the industry at large to embrace greener models in FM.”

Visitors at FM EXPO will also benefit from both local and international exhibitors showcasing a broad range of product and service solutions from 23-25 September 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 84% of visitors to the 2017 edition successfully sourced new products, suppliers and vendors.

The Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor was developed by FM EXPO in collaboration with the British Institute for Facilities Management (BIFM) and is available for download here.

About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.