Facilities Show and FM Event to merge

Taking place on 14-16 May at Birmingham’s NEC, Facilities Show 2013 is the annual event dedicated to those working across the full spectrum of facilities management. The Facilities Show and The FM Event are both held in association with the BIFM.

The growth of Facilities Show in recent years has seen visitor numbers rise 86% from 2009 to 2012 and exhibitors growing from 81 in 2001 to over 300 in 2012.

Fergus Bird, group event manager at UBM Live, said: “We are really excited to announce this new development to our extremely successful facilities portfolio. As the FM market and the role of those working within the sector constantly evolves, UBM Live will continue to adapt our products and services, enhancing our offering to best support this vibrant and vital industry. Investing and strengthening Facilities Show ensures that we can build on the previous success and legacy of both shows, showcasing the latest and most innovative global FM products and services.

“The decision to merge these two great events was not taken lightly and followed a lengthy process of research and analysis. Along with what the FM industry was telling us, we really felt that the time was right to focus all our energies and expertise on one annual event, Facilities Show. The emphasis on one annual show next year unites the entire industry across the three days, providing one focal point that can meet the needs of the FM market all in one place.”

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