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Facilities Show India debuts with its Virtual Edition

India’s Premier Expo and Conference for the Facilities Management Products and Services by Informa Markets in India In Partnership with International Facilities Management Association

MUMBAI, India, Nov. 24th, 2020: Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India), India’s leading B2B event organizer announces the virtual debut of the UK originated ‘Facilities Show’ in India. Slated for 26th -27th  November 2020  for the facilities management supplier industry, the  ‘Facilities Show India’ will act as a global hub for facilities and field service management professionals while  introducing thousands of visitors to innovations, solutions and ideas within the sector and connecting them with industry leaders.

Also known as FM, Facilities Management includes a range of disciplines and services to ensure the functionality, comfort, well-being, safety and productivity of a built environment – buildings and grounds, infrastructure and real estate. FM is classified into two categories – Hard Facilities Management Services and Soft Facilities Management Services. Hard FM deals with physical assets such as plumbing, heating and cooling, elevators. Soft FM focuses on tasks performed by people such as custodial services, lease accounting, catering, security, grounds keeping.

Supported by associations such as TELMA and APSA, the virtual show will bring together local and global manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, service providers and decision-makers from various facilities management verticals looking to market or procure latest products and services. It will facilitate career development, networking, and sourcing cost-effective solutions in sectors ranging from office design and maintenance to smart energy and lighting. With new technologies such as green energy management and smart buildings creating a wealth of opportunities, the show will give professionals access to education and thought leadership so they can engage with a constantly shifting landscape.

Speaking on the launch of the Facilities Show India in the virtual format, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India said, “The Facilities Management industry is all about maximizing returns on investments. Companies across the world are recurrently shifting their focus to maximize their assets, improve customer relations, and redefine their workspaces to be more pleasing and productive, as well as decreasing their carbon footprint. The show will bridge the knowledge gap and offer you many insights of facilities management that are yet awaited to be touched upon.”

Speaking on the announcement of the show and the industry, Mr. Peter Ankerstjerne, Global Lead, FM & Experience Services JLL & Chairman of the Board IFMA said, “There has never been a better time for facility management professionals to demonstrate leadership. Our industry is playing a critical role in rebuilding our businesses and communities with an emphasis on sustainability and well-being. COVID-19 forced fundamental questions about the way we live and work. This virtual exhibition and e-conference is an effort to cater to market changes, address challenges and chalk out the strategy forward while providing a platform to connect, network and grow.”

According to a recent industry report, the Facilities Management industry in India is dominated by in-house segment; however, these services are increasingly being outsourced. The growing demand for integrated facility management is also driving the industry growth. While, currently, the industry is highly fragmented and is dominated by unorganised small operators, with larger players increasingly acquiring smaller players, the industry is projected to become more organised in the coming years. 

Corporate offices like IT, BPO, and BFSI sectors are rapidly shifting towards outsourcing their services, thus, driving the industry growth in India. The industry is primarily concentrated in Tier 1 and metro cities. Pune and Mumbai are expected to witness significant growth within the industry. Globally, too, the industry is growing rapidly, driven by the rising outsourcing of services by companies. The industry is also being supported by the growing demand for integrated facilities management in the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific region is also the fastest-growing region for the industry, driven by the growing economies like India and China. The rapidly rising population in these regions is also boosting the market growth.

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Industry speak at Facilities Show India:

Raghuvinder Singh Pathania, Head of Operations, WeWork India – “The pandemic has certainly affected the way companies use their workplaces. That being said, we believe that the prevailing crisis has given rise to innovative solutions and work practices, and facilities management has played an essential role in enabling the same. I look forward to partnering with IFMA and Facilities India Virtual Expo to discuss important developments in this segment that will help redefine the future of work”.

MrGaurav Burman, APAC President – 75F – “As the world slowly progresses towards reopening their facilities post-COVID, technology and collaboration has changed. A digital platform like the Facilities Virtual Expo that connects us to all the FM stakeholders gives us an opportunity to not just share knowledge and our advancements but also learn and upgrade at the same time. Looking forward to an insightful event!”

MrJatin Mehta – CEO, Abacus Infotech – “In this pandemic situation virtual expo is very good concept. Using this platform customers and vendors are connect on single platform. Customers can get the latest technology update from their desk. This will save their travelling time and can focus on right products/technologies with limited vendors. In virtual Expo there is no restriction of number of people in booth, so vendor can dedicate marketing person for each customer, and they can attend every customer query online. I feel everyone have to work with new technology and I am very much confidence that this expo will be benefit to customers as well as company who are participating in this expo. Our best wishes to everyone and looking forward to have a great success of this event.”

MrRana Rajvinder Singh, Director of Operations & Customer Success, Helix Sense Technologies Pvt. Ltd. – “Facilities Virtual Expo has created a brilliant opportunity for the FM/PM fraternity despite COVID-19 to connect and showcase capabilities, we are glad to be part of this event and looking forward for a successful event.”

MrRana Das, Associate Vice President – Branded Sales , Mallcom India Ltd. – “Mallcom, one of the leading manufacturers, exporters and distributors of a comprehensive range of Personal Protective Equipment is proud to be associated with IFMA Global India and participate in Facilities India Virtual Expo as a Silver Sponsor on 26th-27th Nov 2020.”

MrDeepesh Agarwal, Co-founder & CEO, MoveInSync Technology Solutions. – “COVID-19 has made Facilities Management every organisation’s core focus today. We faced the same dilemma ourselves and were pushed to find an innovative solution as well. I look forward to the Facilities Virtual Expo to share WorkInSync, our very own solution, to manage the hybrid workplaces. We couldn’t have asked for a better stage to showcase WorkInSync.”

MrPawan Kumar Singh, Country Business Leader, TEBG, 3M India Ltd. – “Virtual Expo is a new way to engage industry and community in COVID-19 situation. We are glad to participate and look forward to engaging with Facility management professionals for a successful virtual event at Facilities India Virtual Expo | 2020”.


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