The latest technology and recycling trends in the FM sector were under the microscope on day one of FM EXPO 2018, which was officially launched on Sunday by H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, CEO and MD of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Jamal Lootah, Group CEO of leading FM company Imdaad, which is hosting a three day seminar series at its stand at FM EXPO, said: “Emerging technologies continue to disrupt the facilities management industry, bringing about changes across every aspect of the business. The digital transformation has enabled facilities managers to identify customers’ pain points more efficiently and offer sustainable and cost-effective solutions to address their real challenges.”
He added: “At Imdaad, we believe that defining consumer expectations is a pre-condition for pioneering technology and innovation, and in line with this vision, our Work Series during the FM Expo will seek deep insights into the evolving needs of cities, businesses and communities.”
As part of its commitment to positively influence the wider community, Imdaad has invited students from Dubai International Academy to take part in an interactive recycling workshop, Be’ati, at the close of their work series.
A deeper look at GCC waste management will be on the agenda on the final day of the event when it hosts the Middle East Waste & Recycling Summit.
“The current waste management practices are not sustainable and people in the region have started to realise that a long-term framework through education, regulations, policies and integrated waste management is undeniably needed,” said Eng. Maria Saba, operation manager, from exhibitor SOZO Consultants,
“With the current situation in the region and seeing the many opportunities associated with improved waste management, I’m confident that the Middle East is a great place to create change in the industry.”
In addition to the packed educational agenda at this year’s show, there are over 70 exhibitors representing 11 countries at FM Expo this year, with exhibitors joining the event from Spain, China, Germany, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, the UK, India, France, USA and UAE.
The exhibition floor is buzzing with waste solutions, Total Facilities Management (TFM) providers, Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) systems, and more.
Facilio Founder and CEO Prabhu Ramachandran, who is at the event to showcase a facilities optimisation platform, said: “FM EXPO is a renowned platform in the region for all FM professionals and a great networking opportunity to showcase innovative products, solutions and trends in the FM ecosystem for vendors and service providers. We look forward to using the exhibition to educate, inform and engage with our potential audience.”
FM EXPO 2018 is sponsored by Advanced Facilities Management (Titanium Sponsor), Imdaad (Strategic Content Sponsor) with Farnek, Emrill and Enova by Veolia as conference session sponsors.
Running until September 25 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the event is co-located with the Windows, Doors and Facades Event and is free to all registered visitors.