Imdaad, the Dubai based award-winning integrated facilities management company, will be launching the first “Imdaad Work Series” at FM Expo, Middle East’s largest dedicated FM show. From 25 to 27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the Imdaad Work Series will provide unique insights on facilities management and the disruptors behind the rapid transformation of this booming industry. 

As FM Expo’s Strategic Content Partner, Imdaad will host open debates with industry thought-leaders on the FM world’s most compelling topics, including the digitalisation of the assets’ life cycle, and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data are changing the way buildings operate.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah, Group CEO of Imdaad, said, “Our strategic partnership with FM Expo for the organization of the Imdaad Work Series is a crucial step in advancing the FM industry towards an innovation-led future.” According to Alexis Wheatley, Event Director of FM Expo, “The Imdaad Work Series offer the one-of-a-kind opportunity for FM clients and end users to engage with leading industry experts in a professional environment designed to stimulate open debates and knowledge sharing.”

Ana Stanojevic, Associate Director, Workplace Strategy at JLL, will present the latest research on the impact that building design and the environment have on human experience, while Christopher Tebb, Practice Leader for Digital at Mott MacDonald, will discuss the importance of developing technology like BIM at the strategy level to reduce cost and increase asset and operational predictability.

IBM’s Global Industry leader, Claire Penny, will offer practical insights into what is considered by many as the Number One game changer to FM: the Internet of Things (IoT). Legionella, a serious hazard to businesses and one of the hottest industry topics in the region, will also be in the spotlight at the Imdaad Work Series, with experts from the FM Expo’s Legionella Hub sharing best practices and solutions to control the legionella threat.

On September 27, the sessions will be dedicated to universities, following Imdaad’s decision to establish an in-house R&D unit, recognising innovation and research as fundamental pillars of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy.

The Imdaad Work Series will take place alongside the FM Expo exhibition, where local and international companies will showcase the latest facilities management products across dedicated features areas, including Clean, Waste, Elevators, the Legionella Hub, and the IoT Village. On September 25 and 26, the event will host the free to attend “Facilities Management Congress Middle East” conference, gathering industry thought leaders responsible for the region’s landmark projects, while technical workshops on the latest products, innovations, technologies, and regulations in the FM industry will be on offer on the last day of the event.

Organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, FM Expo runs from 25 to 27 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre (Hall 3), and is co-located with The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, Windows, Doors & facades Event, and Gulf Glass. To know more, visit

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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. 


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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

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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.