Enhancing future readiness through cutting-edge SMART solutions for FM

Catering to the growing demand for facilities management services across Asia, SMART Facilities Management Solutions Expo and Conference 2016, the region’s leading exhibition of its kind, returns for the third year. It will be held at Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from 26 to 28 April.

The event will showcase cutting edge and emerging technologies such as the advent of SMART technology and key building solutions. These developments are revolutionising facilities management, such as ensuring operational continuity, managing the increasing complexity of buildings, merging legacy buildings and their systems with facilities expansions, energy management systems, maintaining aging infrastructure and improving reporting and compliance in an integrated facilities management environment.

Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, with support of key industry players across the region, the three-day trade show will feature some 80 exhibitors and is expected to draw 3,000 attendees.

Running alongside the trade show will be the Facilities Management Conference held on 27 and 28 April 2016. Co-organised with Singapore Institute of Building Limited, the eagerly anticipated conference will address the challenges and future of smart facilities management, and give insights into how facilities management can be transformed through the effective and productive use of resources and smart innovation.

Touching on these new innovations, Mr. Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, said: “Rapid developments in integrated technologies have a profound impact in the ecosystem where mission critical, infrastructure, building, transport and public facilities as well as leisure and tourism facilities are introduced in providing a seamless experience to better cope with increased regulatory, environmental, social and bottom line demands. SMART Facilities Management Solutions Expo and Conference aims to deliver the latest technological breakthroughs and industry insights from the world’s leading experts in the areas of key solutions, energy management and security solutions. This year, we are happy to further expand the conference parameters to further address the sector’s evolving trends in the region.”

With market revenues of global building energy management solutions forecasted to grow at a CAGR of around 19 per cent from 2013 to 2018, the conference and trade platform will play a key role in a one-stop focused environment empowering suppliers, end users and professionals to network, exchange knowledge, share best practices and stay updated on the latest industry needs for future readiness, advice on all aspects of the aftercare and maintenance of facilities, and background in design and construction in the built environment sector.

The SMART Facilities Management Solutions conference and trade platform aim to advance the integration of SMART solutions in the facilities management ecosystem into the entire value chain of social, transport, recreational and mission-critical facilities.

SMART Facilities Management Solutions Expo is supported by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Singapore Chapter Association of Consulting Engineers (ACES),Association of Property & Facility Managers, Singapore (APFM); Building & Construction Authority (BCA); Building Owners and Managers Association, Indonesia (BOMA); Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Global Infrastructure, Facility & Project Management Association, India (GIFPMA); Indonesia Contractors Association (AKI); International Facilities Management Association (IFMA);, Hong Kong and Singapore Chapters ; International Powered Access Federation (IPAF); Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM); Malaysia Association of Facilities Management (MAFM); Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA); National University of Singapore(NUS);; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Saigon Construction and Building Material Association (SACA); Singapore Environment Council (SEC); Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIBL); Thailand Facilities Management Association (TFMA); The Association of Thai ICT Industry (ATCI); The Institution of Engineers, Indonesia (PII); The Infrastructure, Facility, Human Resource & Realty Association (INFHRA); The Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, (UTM); Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA); Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Association (VFCEA); Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC); and WSH (Asia).

SMART Facilities Management Solutions Expo & Conference 2016 is expected to host some 3,000 industry professionals including architects, building, facility and asset managers, energy, HVAC security engineers, urban planners, township/municipality service providers, developers, investors as well as aftercare/maintenance service providers to name a few.

The trade exhibition will feature key profiles centering on four main sectors: Mission Critical facilities; Leisure and Tourism facilities; Transport and Public facilities, as well as Building and Infrastructure facilities.

The trade show will further incorporate four key segments in Energy Management, Security Solutions and Air Conditioning & Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) and Environmental Management, making it the most comprehensive and focused trade platform in redefining SMART facilities management. Visitors, delegates and international representatives will be able to benefit from showcases from some 80 exhibiting companies from around the world, including solutions from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States.

Integrated networking and knowledge sharing platforms

Co-located with the SMART Facilities Management is the second edition of the Facility Management Conference, which aims to address key concerns towards the challenges facing facilities managers today. Organised by Sphere Exhibits and co-organised by the Singapore Institute of Building Limited, this two-day conference aims to address the challenges and trends in SMART Facilities Management. Delegates will be exposed to the latest insights, case studies and scenarios presented by leading global industry professional and technology experts in SMART Facilities Management, Sustainable and Green Facilities Management, as well as gain a macro perspective of facilities management in the built environment sector in Asia.

Mr. Peter Chua, President of Singapore Institute of Building Limited, said: “Building designs are increasingly complex. The re-adaptation of new retrofit buildings and new buildings are designed with the aim of achieving ‘Green Mark Standard’ together with the integration of environmentally sustainable installations, such as intelligent buildings management system, smart energy management system, and innovative IT building solutions. Singapore Institute of Building Limited, together with our conference organising partner, Sphere Exhibits, is delighted to provide SMART Facilities Management Conference 2016, a platform where the international FM fraternity, particularly those from Asia can meet, share, discuss and explore new challenges and innovative ideas to advance the necessary competence knowledge for FM futures. SMART Facilities Management Conference 2016 is strategically co-located with Smart Facilities Management Solutions Expo 2016 which collectively, offers the facilities management fraternity a holistic perspective on trends, creative mindshare and market share for the future of business in facilities management.”

Groundbreaking knowledge-sharing platform connecting regional professionals and academia

The advent of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) also provides an exciting opportunity for professionals in the facilities management industry to explore opportunities and tremendous growth potential in this burgeoning industry in Southeast Asia.

Themed ‘Challenges & Opportunities for Facilities Management in AEC’, this regional focus group session marks a dedicated collaboration among Facilities Management (FM)-related faculties from key Universities across Southeast Asia, connecting relevant decision makers and the academia with a view towards future development of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

The programme aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field of facilities management for the built environment sector in Asia before implementation in the industry.

Curated by noteworthy academic representatives from Chulalongkorn University, the National University of Singapore and Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia, this focus group session will connect over 100 delegates, industry experts, professionals and businesses from ASEAN in a one-day immersive meeting of minds on matters relating to its theme.

Industry professionals who are participating in FM-related programmes at post-graduate level are invited to respond to the call for papers by submitting their research papers and/or dissertation abstracts to fmse@sph.com.sg before 8 March 2016.

Visitor pre-registration for SMART Facilities Management Solutions Expo 2016 is now open till 18 April 2016. Please register for the Facilities Management Conference online at www.fmse.com.sg. The first 500 delegates who successfully pre-register their interest will stand a chance to win a two-day SMART Facilities Management Conference pass worth S$700.

Early bird registration for SMART Facilities Management Conference is open until 29 February 2016. Industry points will be awarded to successful delegates who complete the conference.

For more information, visit www.fmse.com.sg.

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