Mumbai: UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer is set to host the first edition of World of Facilities – India’s Premier Trade Event & Conference For The Facility Management Product & Service Industry at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre ( BCEC ), Goregaon, Mumbai from 24th – 26th April 2017. Through World of Facilities, UBM India will provide a trade platform for the facilities management supplier industry to showcase their innovative products & services, network, and connect with key decision makers from every level of a wide range of sectors. The expo will also witness a high profile conference on the sidelines where the fraternity discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights and provide in-depth solutions.
Facility Management (FM) services imply the use of a third-party service provider to maintain part of the building facility or outsourcing the management of entire facilities to an organization that executes this service professionally. It includes hard services like electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, water management and energy management and soft services include housekeeping, security, cleaning, catering, transportation, horticulture, landscaping, and front office management, etc.
The expo will showcase an exciting array of novel products and services from smart solutions, security solutions, air conditioning & mechanical ventilation, energy management, environmental management, Hygiene cleaning and waste management solutions, FM Software & IT solutions, Facilities Services, workplace, HR services and much more. The expo is well supported by associations — Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum (HPMF), Global Infra-facilities and Project Management Association (GIFPMA), The Infrastructure Facility Human Resource & Realty Association (iNFHRA) and Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA); Partners — Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL India ), Zeta Express, Cannon Hygiene, HIKVISION and Maharashtra Fire Service.
Bringing together the facilities management industry, World of Facilities 2017 has key participating exhibitors including – HIKVISION, Cannon Hygiene, 3M, Karcher Cleaning, Charnok Cleaning, Uniclean, Haworth, Buzil Rossario, Pure Duct Services Pvt. Ltd., SMS Pvt Ltd, Sierra ODC Pvt. Ltd., Aura facility Management, Arrow Greentech Ltd, Synconext India Pvt Ltd. and MCS Solutions (P) Ltd, Fine Grace, HygieneTech, amongst others.
The facility management market is estimated to grow from USD 28.90 Billion in 2016 to USD 56.67 Billion by 2021, at a high Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.42%. The rise in the number of constructions of residential and commercial buildings including hotels, offices, shopping malls, and hospitals provides immense growth potential for this sector. Facility management solutions are gaining significant importance among organizations as they facilitate agility and efficiency in business functioning. The facility management concept comprises software and solutions that enable efficient management and the use of work space, real estate, assets, relocation of offices and buildings, and energy management; it standardizes services and streamlines processes. The enterprises are moving beyond the traditional concepts of facility management to address rapid technology changes and today’s business needs which are helping in the increased adoption of these solutions.
A key highlight of the expo is a two-day conference that will focus on the challenges faced by Facility Managers, Admin and Operations Managers, Purchase Managers, Facility Technical Heads on cost management, manpower management, integrated facility management, automation, security and new technologies/software. The conference will have 2 parallel tracks on both days featuring successful case studies handled by industry experts from India and around the globe on facility management.
Topics of the conference include — Getting Facility Management to boardroom; Technology and the changing role of facility managers; Trends impacting Facilities Management industry 2016 & beyond; Driving value through technology enable procurement; Sustainability – Strategic or Tactical approach?; Cleaning, Hygiene, Waste Management & Green Solutions; Data, Analytics & Internet of Things; Smart Buildings and Energy Procurement and Evolving Partnerships to name a few.
Speaking on the announcement of the launch of World of Facilities 2017, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The Government’s continued drive on infrastructure has spurred a growth momentum for the real estate and construction industries as a whole. This has further fuelled the growth of allied services. When it comes to allied services, facilities management takes the centerstage. As per recent research reports, the facility management market is slated to grow to US$56.67 Billion by 2021. With such a growing expanse, it makes perfect sense for us to put facilities management into the spotlight. Bringing the maiden edition of World of Facilities to the Indian subcontinent is just one of the many endeavours from UBM India to focus on the crucial importance of facilities management and to streamline business operations. I am sure this event will be able to bridge the needed knowledge gap and offer you many facets of facilities management that are waiting to be tapped upon. I would sincerely request the industry to be a part of this first-ever show put together for exploring unlimited business opportunities and immense networking possibilities.”