Facilities Show which was held from June 18 to 20 at ExCel London, in association with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management had one of its most successful years this edition, reports Tomorrow’s Cleaning.
Visitors came from 62 different countries and a wide variety of industries including the construction and property sector. Around 282 exhibitors showcased over 2,000 solutions, products and services across all FM vertical sectors including workplace technology, cleaning, health and wellbeing, recycling and waste management and washroom space. Launches included a new micro scrubber dryer from Vaclensa, who used virtual reality to demonstrate product benefits. Sustainability was a key message, with the Bywaters stand focused on reducing single-use plastics through innovative recycling solutions. Both Vaclensa and Tennant showcased cleaning machines made from recycled plastic.
Streamline Systems displayed its new electric vehicle, with a high-pressure washing, skid mounted system, designed to clean at height in areas with emission zones, such as central London. Facilities Show 2019 helped connect visitors with ideas and developments shaping the profession, with 100 continuing professional development (CPD) accredited seminars, presentations and case studies. The Inspirational Speaker Series drew extensive footfall as the show welcomed 2019’s keynote speakers: journalist and broadcaster Steph McGovern, ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Michael Edwards, and rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson. Each shared their personal stories of courage, resilience and breaking the mould.
New for 2019, the Smart Buildings Expo showcased transformative technology and featured a 196m² working replica of a smart office building, created in partnership with Master Systems Integrators, Vanti. The Workplace Wellbeing Show, another new addition, included the Workplace Wellbeing Theatre, which hosted speakers and panels who discussed key ideas and developments within wellbeing. Facilities Show will return to ExCeL London in 2020 at the earlier date of 19-21 May.