The Facilities Show has celebrated its 15th year in style, with a 16% increase in stand space and over 10,000 visitors. The move from the NEC Birmingham to London's ExCeL was long in the planning and keenly anticipated, with over 100 brand new exhibitors attracted to the event. Show organisers have declared the event a resounding success, sitting alongside co-located events. In total, the Protection and Management Series welcomed 40,000 visitors to ExCeL over the three days.
Fergus Bird, group event manager, UBM Live, said: “We are really pleased with the overall event this year. We saw an increase in visitors, seniority, international attendees and a large crossover from the other co-located show. These are highly encouraging signs for the future of the Facilities Show as we aim to grow in all these areas over the coming years.”
The show is run in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). The event is the world's largest dedicated exhibition to the facilities management industry and plans to further internationalise the event have now been cemented by its new residence in London.
Gareth Tancred, chief executive, BIFM, said: “The move to London was a major undertaking for all parties and we are thrilled to have moved safely to the docklands world-class convention centre, London ExCeL. It is vital for our profession that we have an annual meeting point for the exchange of ideas and the latest innovations. We believe that the UK is the global leader in facilities management and the Facilities Show is an important event for the industry.”
The Facilities Show 2015 will take place from 16-18 June at London ExCeL.