Recent years have seen challenging times in the GCC facilities management industry as pressure increases for the built environment to perform better but at lower costs. In this climate, value creation through upskilled FM will go a long way towards improving the industry’s overall prospects in upcoming years.

There is no denying that the GCC facilities management industry has faced, and continues to face, challenges whilst the region as a whole combats a tough economic climate. However with challenge comes opportunity. Evolving digital capabilities and a busy property landscape offer a silver lining to stakeholders in the market – there are a great deal of new skills to be gained and a competitive advantage to be grasped.

Up until now this was easier said than done. Asset owners and managers, FM professionals, and facility maintenance experts in the Middle East have struggled to find knowledgeable and experienced thought leaders to keep themselves up to speed with industry advances. And where availability of training courses is present in the region, FM leaders often need to be convinced by the value of the extra investment for continued learning.

If skill acquisition at the lowest cost is what the market demands, then how about offering it for free? In response to the current climate, expanding the portfolio of free educational content at this year’s FM EXPO has been of paramount importance, and a leading focus for the event team. Where we promise an unmissable platform for all FM stakeholders, we feel it is our responsibility to provide exactly what the FM community – and what the market itself – is calling for.

Maximizing asset savings and end-user well-being, harnessing IoT and AI, and an update on the latest in blockchain technology are just a few of the trends covered in this year’s educational agenda – which is four times the size of the programme at last year’s event. Grouped into the FM Forum series, all 21 sessions will be free-to-attend and will offer CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certificates to attendees.

Acquiring new skills and knowledge is of critical importance in the local FM sector. Professionals here who can see the market maturing are eager to ensure that they keep pace with the latest global developments. We look forward to providing a place where insights can be shared, and progression can be made.

To that end, it gives me great pleasure to invite all forward-thinking professionals to this year’s edition of FM EXPO to join us in supporting an ever evolving facilities management industry in these exciting times. Register to attend free of charge on the FM Expo event website, and I look forward to meeting you there.

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Elisha Dessurne
Elisha Dessurne Public Relations Executive, dmg events


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14 - 16 September 2020, Dubai wWorld Trade Centre

Transforming the Facilities Management Landscape

In its 15th edition, FM EXPO is the Middle East’s dedicated, asset management event connecting over 5,000 professionals from the facilities management, cleaning, building maintenance, community management, hygiene, health and safety, energy and environment industries.

Featuring CPD certified workshops by industry leaders, the event not only provides the opportunity to source products and services but free access to learning, along with unparalleled networking with regional and international leaders.

The event is organised by dmg events and will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 14 - 16 September 2020. 

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 through face-to-face events.

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 in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.