The impact facilities management makes on business, the economy and society will be the core focus of ThinkFM 2014. The one-day conference, delivered by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) with headline sponsor Workplace Law, will take place on 13 May 2014 at Kings Place, London.
Gareth Tancred, CEO of BIFM, said: ”Facilities management is often described as the hidden industry and profession. Why? Because the art of effective FM is to bring together the people, the place and the processes to enable the business to fulfil its purpose. Often cited as the profession that nobody notices until it goes wrong, this is what we aim to redress. FM plays a crucial role in each element of the triple bottom line, people, profits and planet - and we must carve out recognised roles in each area. The insight, care and creativity that FM exerts in bringing together these elements can glean competitive advantage for business, unleash the potential of your people, reduce the risk to business, create strong valued brands and improve profitability. It's time for FM to share these tangible results with the wider business community - and enlighten them on how they can harness effective FM.”
ThinkFM 2014 will see some exciting changes from previous conferences, and ITN Productions will be filming the conference through its new partnership with BIFM, with selected content to be broadcast post-event.
The conference will now offer one stream of content - all centred around 'the workplace and beyond'. This new format will allow for a tightly-focussed conference on key themes, aligned to debates considering the impact FM has on business, the economy and society. This wider agenda, looking outside the FM sector, will also be attracting non-FM professionals, evidencing how successful FM can impact not just their organisations' financial and productivity performance but also their social agendas.