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Facilities Show and BIFM United FOR 2014 and beyond

LONDON, December 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

World's largest FM show receives exclusive endorsement from leading industry professional body

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and the Facilities Show today signed a new partnership agreement. The agreement sees a continuation of an exclusive 15 year association, building and developing the world's leading facilities management exhibition, and seals an ongoing collaboration as the event moves into its next phase of growth at London ExCeL.

Gareth Tancred, Chief Executive Officer at BIFM, said:

"For us, this is the must attend show of the year. The mission of BIFM and the Facilities Show have always been closely aligned, to generate excellence across the facilities management profession. We have a shared passion for the industry, and the show acts as the main hub for FM professionals, specialist suppliers and senior executive visitors. We believe it bolsters our industry and by having it in London ExCel, we are rightly positioned at the heart of business and in an excellent location to attract international visitors. "

The Facilities Show, now in its 15th year, will be running from June 17-19. This is the first time the event will be held at its new home in the capital, and marks an exciting new chapter for the event as it continues its remarkable growth. It has become the world's largest FM show with over 400 exhibitors and in excess of 15,500 attendees. It hosts numerous education sessions, a key part of the collaboration between the two parties, which are heavily attended each year.  For 2014, this will include the BIFM Networking Hub, panel debates, case study seminars and forums spread across the 3 days.

Fergus Bird, Group Event Manager at UBM Live, said:

"We are thrilled with this exclusive endorsement by our leading industry body. Facilities management has developed so rapidly over the past 15 years and truly is a 21st century industry. As a show, we aim to demonstrate the diversity and complexity of the sector and BIFM keeps us on the cutting edge. By moving the show to London, we feel it reflects the modern and increasingly cosmopolitan nature of facilities management. "

The flagship event will be held alongside the Safety and Health Expo, IFSEC International, FIREX International, Service Management Expo and the Energy & Environment Expo. This all combines to form UBM Live's Protection and Management Series which is expected to host 45,000 visitors from around the globe over the 3 days in June. The event is free to attend. To find out more information, please visit http://www.facilitesshow.com  

About UBM Live:

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.   Through premier brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, Facilities Show, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About Protection & Management Series:

UBM Live's Protection & Management Series unites business professionals across the fields of security, fire, safety, facilities, energy and environment at IFSEC International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show, FIREX International and Energy & Environment Expo. In 2014 the events will take place at the ExCeL London from 17-19 June.

About BIFM:

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management. Founded in 1993, the Institute provides professional membership, information, education, qualifications, training and networking services for facilities management professionals. Supporting and representing over 14,000 members - both individual FM professionals and organisations.

The Institute is inclusive, working across related disciplines and forming alliances with like-minded professional bodies. BIFM's members are responsible for many of the services that enable and support business and other organisations, including space planning, disability and inclusive access, sustainability and waste management. 

For more information visit http://www.bifm.org.uk or telephone +44(0)1279-712620 @BIFM_UK

For further information on the BIFM, please contact Karen Weeks  [email protected]


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