‘Environments of Excellence’ to shine at Total Facilities 2019
Total Facilities, the Australian event for the facility management industry, is only weeks away, and this year will explore the development of ‘Environments of Excellence’.
The event returns to the world-class ICC Sydney on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March, and will bring together professionals and businesses to discover the latest and smartest ways our built environment can help us realise our full potential.
This year’s event has also welcomed new partnerships, including the Design Institute of Australia, which is supporting the Workspace Design Corner and speaker program and the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage, which is working with Total Facilities to host an energy management masterclass on-site, designed to help FMs improve energy management and tenant outcomes.
Total Facilities 2019 features an impressive speaker line-up comprising experts, academics and thought leaders who will discuss how the use of technology and data is transforming the way buildings are operated and connected.
FM Media’s Madeleine Swain will lead conversations across two sessions on-site in the free-to-attend program. She will host a panel of industry thought leaders discussing the need to apply smarter thinking to our water consumption in the built environment, in Smart Sustainable Solutions (20 March, 11am) followed by an in-depth exploration of how we can elevate workplaces to improve staff health and wellness in Dimensions of a ‘Well’ Workplace (20 March, 2:30pm).
Workplace expert, Dr Libby Sander’s keynote will be a highlight of the Speaker Series. Sander will discuss leading edge practices with insights and practical examples from the newest workplaces of Google, Twitter and Boston Consulting Groups in New York. Sander will also explore smart device trends in the workplace, the impact of AI and data monitoring on the workplace, the impact of design in changing work patterns and the effects of contingent work in the sharing economy.
Industry experts represented across the 2019 Speaker Series program include Catherine Caruana-McManus, director at Meshed IoT; Professor Tony Arnel, global director of sustainability at NDY; Tica Hessing, human geographer and tenant adviser at Cushman & Wakefield and Professor Stuart White, director of the Institute of Sustainable Futures at University of Technology Sydney.
CoreNet Global Australia Chapter will return to Total Facilities 2019 to host a Leadership Breakfast on Thursday 21 March; State of the Nation will be presented by Nerida Conisbee, chief economist at REA Group.
“The built environment in which we live and work has a significant impact on our efficiency, productivity and sustainability,” says Andrew Lawson, Total Facilities event manager.
“In order to develop the smart buildings of the future, FM professionals need to stay ahead of the latest insights, trends and innovations. Total Facilities 2019 provides the best opportunity for like-minded professionals to discover and discuss important industry issues and the latest solutions.”
Thanks to exhibitors and partners such as ABB Australia, Caroma, Service Works Global, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, Bevisco Commercial, Oates, FSI and commercial partners like Billi, Kärcher Australia and WBS Technology, attendees at this year’s event should expect to see exciting innovations and product launches that will help FMs better manage time, money and resources.
FM Media is the Principal Media Partner of Total Facilities 2019. The event is free to attend for all FM professionals – visit Total Facilities for more information.
Images courtesy of Total Facilities.