CONSOLIDATION AND REFLECTION AS GCC FM ADOPTS A WAIT AND SEE APPROACH

“Continued confidence, but the start of a shift away from a growth at any price, and perhaps a period of consolidation.”

This was how BIFM’s Senior International Business Development Manager Neil Everitt characterised the mood of the moment from the results of this year’s Middle East Business Confidence Monitor, published today.

He continued:

“The dynamic nature of the FM market in the region will see opportunities continue to emerge with the most successful organisations delivering FM solutions by adopting new technologies and investing in developing skilled teams.”

Now in its fourth year, this research collaboration between the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), i-FM.net and FM EXPO examines the GCC’s facilities management (FM) industry from the perspective of the people who work in it.

The responses offer a snapshot of the GCC facilities management market’s confidence and concerns; bringing us insight on how things stand today as well as a glimpse at the industry’s prospects for the next 12 months.

As the FM industry continues to mature and develop in the region, it is interesting to see the consistency of the responses across the years and to spot the trends that are starting to influence the work of the sector in this region.

What’s new for 2018 is a hint of uncertainty. By no means a dramatic shift, but undoubtedly a new wait and see approach influencing how some see the industry’s prospects. 

Portfolio Director for FM EXPO, Nathan Waugh, comments:

“Looking at the report findings, there is no better time that now for FM professionals to explore advances across their global market. The local FM community is showing confidence as it anticipates positive changes on the horizon - being equipped with fresh insight into wider industry trends, challenges and solutions will enable all stakeholders to fully embrace upcoming opportunities in the region.”

By acquiring the right skills and knowledge now, a mature market for FM can position itself to support the built environment as it faces pressure to perform better, use less energy and be more sustainable can be a powerful force for economic and social good. 

As we are seeing in more mature markets today, where emerging technologies become a greater part of how this is achieved, effective skilled-up FM has a real opportunity to support the business challenges of the future.

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About BIFM

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management. Founded in 1993, it promotes excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. Supporting and representing over 17,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training.

For more information visit www.bifm.org.uk

About FM EXPO

23 - 25 September 2018, Dubai world Trade Centre

The Middle East’s largest exhibition dedicated to the Facilities Management industry.

In its 12th edition, FM EXPO is dedicated to bringing facilities management professionals together to discuss current trends and challenges in the industry, and to browse and trade the latest solutions on the market.

Local and international suppliers will showcase products throughout the three day exhibition alongside free-to-attend and CPD certified workshops covering the latest innovations, technologies and regulations in the industry.

The event will also feature the Waste & Recycling Summit 2018, a first of its kind at the show set to address the increasing of focus towards waste and recycling within the FM profession. 

Over 95% of last year's attendees planned to return to this edition, which is organised by dmg events and will be co-located with Windows, Doors & Facades at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 23 - 25 September 2018. 


About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year.  The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows, ADIPEC and Gastech energy events.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.