Senior FM stakeholders gather to discuss the industry’s future at the renowned Innovation Lab annual conference
Over 400 likeminded individuals gather to discuss the future of the facilities management industry as they explore forthcoming trends, challenges, purposeful initiatives, andpioneering solutions at the industry’s renowned Innovation Lab on Thursday 23rd February 2023.
Set in the iconic Manchester Central Convention Complex, the event promises to deliver a day of solution exploration, professional development, and networking to assist businessesin overcoming today’s challenges while providing a platform to take on tomorrow’s.
As FM professionals continue to face several shared challenges, the Innovation Lab will host various expert speakers to address the developing financial crisis, skills shortages, shifting workforce demographics and several other subjects. As market uncertainty grows, the author of When the Clouds Come and influential leadership authority with a unique multi sector viewpoint on creating innovative and sustainable change, Drew Povey joins first as keynote speaker to talk about managing change and turbulence.
Up next, the Innovation Lab welcomes one of the UK’s leading experts on generational change, Dr. Paul Redmond to discuss the future of work, roles at risk of being replaced by technology and how companies can establish a highly engaged workforce, particularly amongst Millennials and Gen Z. Paul writes regularly for national newspapers and other publications and is a frequent guest on radio and TV programmes, appearing regularly on the BBC and independent current affairs shows.
Subsequently, described by FORBES magazine as ‘A Game Changer’ and trusted by some of the biggest brands including Emirates, Warner Brothers and McDonalds, Geoff Rammjoins to talk about delivering a “Celebrity Service” and helping brands create a gap in their service experience they never knew existed, therefore enhancing customer retention.
As the “great resignation” further unfolds in a post pandemic world, Russell Beck steps onto the Innovation lab stage to deliver delegates tangible actions that unlock the potential and productivity of their most expensive asset: their people. Equally important, providing a new perspective into looking after people today to ensure they are around for tomorrow.
Finally, Figen Murray, Lead Campaigner of Martyn’s Law,and Nick Aldworth, Former Chief Superintendent and Counter-Terrorism and Risk Director for Carlisle Support Services, will join to talk about Martyn’s Law, a newly proposed legislation that will place more responsibility on the owners of publicly accessible locations for the security and protection from terrorist incidents.
The event also hosts a panel discussion with Arriva Rail London’s HR Director Oliver Grant, Tesco’s Head of Security Operations Emma Swail, Northern Trains’ Head of Retail Operations Jason Wade, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Safety Officer Eileen Williams. These representatives step onto the stage to talk about their transformational success journeys in the face of change and uncertainty, delivering tangible advice to senior representatives and leaders from other organisations of various sizes that may face similar challenges.
The rail industry will have its own features with presentations and open discussions around its future as it more than doubles activities by 2050, optimising revenue protection as well as streamlining data and service provision. With delegates from over 13 of the UK train operating companies, key stage appearances include Greater Anglia, Arrival Rail London, ITAL and Carlisle’s Director of Rail Strategy with over 20 years of service provision experience and more than 2,300 employees working in the sector.
Throughout the day, attendees will also be presented with various other subjects from changing the face of security, to technology in FM, associated returns for complementary people and tech strategies, procuring successful support services contracts, and the growing focus of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).
Confirmed attendees include senior stakeholders from the UK’s largest organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry University, this year’s Eurovision host M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club,Liverpool Football Club, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Northern Trains, Avanti West Coast and many more.
Besides learning from invaluable speakers and enjoying great food and drinks throughout the day, attendees will also be able to engage with over 50 innovators showcasing their latest solutions to deliver exceptional environments, no matter the circumstances. These include 2CL Communications, Marlowe Fire and Security, Arval UK, Reckitt Benckiser Group and many more.
Chief Executive Officer of the event’s host, Carlisle Support Services, Paul Evans said:
“Working with a prestigious and world-class portfolio of brands, the day will allow seniorstakeholders to discuss the specific challenges they are facing, meet potential new disruptors and engage in peer-to-peer enlightenment around solutions.
We look forward to providing attendees a new perspective on sustainable innovations and robust change management for successful implementation of technological breakthroughs within existing workforce.”
Following the annual conference, the event’s host, Carlisle Support Services invites exclusive guests at their Annual Superstar Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of people across the industry. This features the introduction of the Martyn Hett Award for Contribution to Counter-Terrorismas Carlisle welcomes the implementation ofMartyn’s Lawwithin the industry. The award will be presented by Figen Murray herself, the force behind Martyn’s Law andmother of Martyn Hett, one of22 people killed in the Manchester Arena bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017.
Event registrations for the Innovation Lab are still available on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/507406465397.
EEMUA's flagship, biennial event is here. The conference theme of “Meeting the challenges, mastering the changes, exploiting the opportunities: Industry working through the tipping points” will explore how users, owners and operators can thrive under the pressures of transitioning to a net-zero economy, remain resilient through international crises, and maintain optimal performance while ensuring safety with rapidly advancing technologies and automation. Delegates can look forward to an impressive line-up of speakers who will deliver industry driven content through a mix of plenary sessions, panel discussions and workshops.
What to expect:
- Industry-driven content which will dive into competence, process safety and key aspects of the main drivers that are impacting industry – Energy Transition, COVID-19, Industry 4.0, and Brexit
- An impressive line-up of speakers who will share their expertise and learning through an inspired mix of interactive workshops and panel discussions
- A unique opportunity to network and share best practice with industry peers from a range of disciplines from across the engineering community
- A reception and dinner on the evening of 8 March with live entertainment!
Who should attend?
The EEMUA conference is open to employees of process plant owner/operator companies as well as service providers to those companies.
Some take-aways from delegates who have attended our previous EEMUA Conferences:
- "Interesting and enjoyable with lots of relevant content"
- "An excellent Conference. I took home something from every presentation"
- "One of the best events for networking that I have ever been to"
- “An organised, well balanced Conference”
CHEMUK is now established as the UK’s annual Chemical, Laboratory & Process Industries Supply Chain Expo & Speaker Programme.
The Expo comprises three shows; ‘The Chemical Industries Supply Chain Show’, ‘The Chemical, Process & Plant Engineering Show’, and, new for 2023, ‘The CHEMLAB Show’.
The CHEMUK 2-day speaker programme will host some 180+ expert speakers discussing the big challenges and opportunities affecting the UK’s chemical & chemical product industries.
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is one of the most important and popular engineering shows in the UK calendar. Held at the £35millionFarnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, a 20,000 square metrecomplex offering world-class facilities, easy access and free onsite parking, the event is no longer justregional but one that attracts exhibitors and visitors from throughout Britain, Ireland, continental Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Next year's show, which opens from 7th to 9thFebruary, marks its 25th anniversary. A large proportion of participants have exhibited at the show since thevery beginning and the percentage of returnees is extremely high. The organisers have recently announced that online registration is live at: https://www.industrysouth.co.uk/register
With its diversity of supplier companies, the showrises above any particular sector of engineering,attracting big-name manufacturers and SMEs alike. As well as giving the eventits unique character, it makes visiting an effective way to address multiple sourcing requirementsunder one roof in a time-efficient manner.Many regular participants are already signed up for 2023, which is on course to be a sell-out again. Hundreds of firms will presentevery aspect of engineering, from machine tools and mechanical engineering throughelectromechanical,electrical and electronicequipment and components to business software, workshop essentials and a wide range of subcontract services.
Manufacturing industry is beset not only by the damage caused by Covid-19 but by more recentchallenges as well, such as the impact of Brexit,supply chain disruption, soaring energy costs, skills shortages and most recently the prospect of higher taxation. Solutions to help ameliorate some of these negativesareemerging strongly fromexhibitors at next year’s show.
Although it is split roughly 50:50 between mechanical and electronic engineering, the diversity does not prevent the event from being a cohesive whole. There are no barriers between the areas, allowingvisitors to roam unhindered between the different engineering disciplines. People frequentlysay this is one of the show’s principal attractions, as it leads to their discovering companies and technologies that they would otherwise miss. Technology Trails guide visitors around the event, grouping together firms with expertise in similarareas.
There will be much at the exhibition to interest readers. For example, Ecotile will show its UK-made interlocking floor tiles that solve damaged industrial flooring problems in manufacturing facilities, warehouses and environments where there is heavy forklift use. 100% recyclable and fire retardant, the tiles enhance workplace safety and can be fitted easily over any hard sub-floor.Ecotilesarealso available as an electrostatic discharge solution to protect electrical and electronic products and personnel.
Health, safety and sustainability guidance is offered by machining coolants, oils, lubricants and greases supplier Oemeta UK, which is always seeking to place itself in the forefront of meeting regulatory requirements and is constantly developing new technologies in response to customer requests.In the area of training, Advanced Rework Technologyis one of the longest-running IPC certificationcentres in Europe, offering all levels of IPC trainingthat plays a key role in bringing safety as well as value to the electronics industry.
Leighton Buzzard-based JPT is one of the UK's premier protective case and foam specialists,manufacturinginstrument and transit cases to multi-national commercial standards, with an astonishing3,800 different case and foam designs to date.The company will be introducing at the show its new Vivax case forprotecting tablets and laptops.
Co-located with Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is AutoAero, a specialised event focusing on suppliers to the aerospace and automotive engineering sectors. Admission to the exhibitionsis free of charge. More information and tickets are available from www.industrysouth.co.uk
In alignment with Scottish Government guidance on the coronavirus situation, the organisers of SPE Offshore Europe have made the difficult decision to postpone the event on 1-4 February 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen.
Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director – Energy & Marine at RX (Reed Exhibitions), co-organiser with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) of SPE Offshore Europe said: “The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and staff is our priority. We were excited for the return of SPE Offshore Europe to Aberdeen in February 2022, but it is clear that it would not be in the best health and safety interests of our community to go ahead. The decision is made with a heavy heart and thanks for the wonderful support from exhibitors and all those who had been working so hard to make the show a success. The full conference and exhibition will be postponed to 5-8 September 2023.
“It is a complex process to postpone such a large event and we will be in touch directly with our exhibitors and stakeholders in the coming days. Bookings for exhibition space for February 2022 will be guaranteed for September 2023.”
Mr Heastie signalled that a smaller, themed event may be staged later in 2022 if industry demand is sufficient: “We will have discussions with industry and our stakeholders about the possibility of holding an event focused on the energy transition in Aberdeen later in 2022. This would build on the extensive, high-quality content that we had lined up for February to support a fair energy transition.”
- Oil and gas
Downstream Russia (2-3 March, Astrakhan)
LNG Congress Russia (16-17 March, Moscow)
East Russia Oil and Gas Forum (6-7 July, Vladivostok)
Hydrogen Russia and CIS (12-13 October, Moscow)
Oil Terminal (23-25 November, Saint Petersburg)
Yamal Arctic Oil and Gas (30 November-1 December, Tyumen)
Colombia Oil and Gas (21-22 June, Bogota)
Hydrogen LatAm (29-30 November, Santiago, Chile)
LNG Congress LatAm (Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil, date to be confirmed)
StocExpo, the largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, which returns 8-10 March 2022 at the Rotterdam Ahoy, has unveiled a jam-packed conference programme exploring the future of liquid storage.
The conference will take place over all three days of the event, and will feature some of the bulk liquid storage sector’s best and brightest exploring the industry’s hottest themes; energy transition, digitalisation, robotics, and the future of the industry.
Day one – Energy Transition (8 March) will explore the tank storage industry’s role in the future of energy storage, looking at changing capacity requirements by location, future market shares of biofuels, hydrogen and LNG, flow battery storage, and geopolitical intrigue impacting the European tank storage sector.
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics will make a welcome return to Farnborough from February 8th to 10th 2022.
The show’s eagerly-awaited revival comes as engineering firms across the country are getting back to business and keen to reinvigorate their order books. Happily, many of the show’s regular participants have weathered the turbulent conditions of the last 20 months and are now eager to pitch their stalls at the UK’s longest running and largest annual engineering show. As in previous years, the show features an incredible array of high-tech automation, mechanical and electronics components, tooling, industrial hardware, business and subcontract services from all over the UK, continental Europe and beyond.
Among the big names returning for 2022, Brady will highlight examples from its wide range of automated labelling solutions that include industrial-grade labels, automated label printing software and automated print & apply systems. Solutions on show include the Wraptor A6200 Wrap Printer Applicator, designed to greatly speed-up labelling operations.
C.K Tools will showcase its popular premium range of ESD compliant pliers, precision pliers, tweezers and screwdrivers, together with its wide range of C.K VDE approved screwdrivers and pliers which have become must-have items for professional electricians’ toolkits.
A host of new features are lined up for SPE Offshore Europe 2022 to reflect the evolving nature of the industry as it progresses along the path to decarbonisation and a net zero future.
A hydrogen hub, energy transition zone, future opportunities theatre and future talent hub are being introduced at the event being held at P&J Live, Aberdeen, 1-4 February 2022
. Only 15% of the exhibition space remains available across three halls as companies sign up to be part of the first major face-to-face European offshore energy event since 2019.
The live event follows a very successful SPE Offshore Europe virtual conference from 7-10 September 2021. More than 3,700 people, of which 40% are international visitors from 128 countries, have registered for the conference content which is available online until 5 December 2021. Jonathan Heastie, Portfolio Director – Energy & Marine at RX (Reed Exhibitions), co-organiser with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) said: “Industry support for the return of SPE Offshore Europe has been phenomenal and we are encouraging companies to book now while there is space remaining.
- Date: 13th May 2020
- Location: Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon
- Link: https://the-ncec.com/en/emergency-response/hazmat-event
NCEC’s Hazmat conferences are now well established as the 'must go' event for Hazmat Professionals to share experiences and gain knowledge with like-minded professionals working in the chemical incident industries. Hazmat professionals need to keep up to date with hazardous materials response, chemical exposure monitoring, emergency planning, developments in legislation, future technologies, and learn lessons from past experiences. The Hazmat event is the best opportunity to gain a wider understanding of these issues, and more importantly, practical ways to address them.
- Date: 25th May 2020
- Location: London
- Link: https://mercury-training.com/p/104766.html
The importance of effective health and safety training in the oil and gas industry is highlighted by extensively reported examples of major process safety incidents including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion (2005), the 1988 Piper Alpha oil platform explosion (both occurring in the UK) and the BP Texas Refinery explosion in 2005. In this programme you will be able to:
- Enhance your skills in identifying root causes for incidents in the oil and gas industries
- Identify all business risks
- Familiar with oil and gas risk assessment techniques
- Implement advanced risk management techniques for incident prevention and control