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Virtual debut of Facilities Show India concludes successfully, engages industry professionals

An expo by Informa Markets in India In Partnership with International Facilities Management Association for the Facilities Management Products and Services industry

Mumbai, India, 17th Dec 2020: Facilities Show India, the UK originated ‘Facilities Show’ by Informa Markets concluded its debut virtual edition on a high note. The Virtual expo witnessed a footfall of 2155 buyers from 17 countries namely USA, UK, Canada, China, South Korea, UAE to name a few. The expo acted as a global hub for facilities management (FM) supplier industry and field service management professionals while introducing the buyer community to innovations, solutions and ideas within the sector and connecting them with industry connoisseurs. 

Moreover, the virtual conference alongside the expo brought together local and global thought leaders and experts to share their insights on various pertinent areas regarding organisational culture, Business Continuity, Workplace transformation, Employee wellbeing among other areas.The inauguration of the Facilities Show India Virtual Expo was marked by the presence of  Mr. Mahender Singh R, Director, International Facility Management Association, India and South East Asia, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets India, Mr. Chris Edwards, Group Director, Informa UK and  Mr. Pankaj Jain, Group Director and Digital Head, Informa Markets India.   

Speaking on the successful debut of the virtual edition of Facilities Show India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India said, “ The Indian FM industry is in the midst of rapid growth in the end-user industries, which has led to the significant growth of commercial activities in metropolitan cities. The industry today, faces a big challenge, that is, availability of specialists, semi-skilled and unskilled manpower. The supply of professionals that are capable of handling large scale infrastructure projects is still relatively low in India especially when it comes to technical services. Also, With the post-Covid-19 ‘new normal’ necessitating facilities management to deliver unprecedented quality, and consistency than ever before, there is a compelling need for the widespread adoption of smart building technologies. 

With such a growing demand, putting up a virtual show for the industry was the need of the hour. It is just one of the many endeavours from Informa Markets in India to focus on the importance of the FM industry and to modernize business operations. The show also successfully attempted to bridge the knowledge gap by presenting a conference for the FM industry touching upon topics that need attention and have not been highlighted in the past.” He added.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Mahender Singh R, Director, IFMA India and  South East Asia observed,  “IFMA India carries its global vision of giving importance to education in facility management as a basic fundamental requirement in creating robust and knowledgeable workforce that will help create the infrastructure and management of workplaces in the days to come. India as a developing nation needs professionals in great numbers who will adopt global standards of facility management and help build and maintain healthy green environments and spaces.  FM today serves new value proposition driven by technology and innovation and is emerging as a career of choice rather than chance.”

The power packed conference sessions saw several key takeaways and dealt with  different aspects of The Future of Work , Building Employee Experience and Organizational Culture through Workplace transformation, Business Continuity, How FM will be delivered in the new world,  Healthcare: New ways of working, health and wellness at the workplace, The changing face of work and workplace design, Technology -Reinventing for the Future of Facilities, Leading and Developing Emerging FMs, FM Specialisation -Exploring Changes and Innovations.

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