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FM Expo opens in Dubai

The annual FM Expo has opened at Dubai World Trade Centre, with a message to increase focus on sustainable facilities management solutions in the UAE. Inaugurating the event, Dubai Municipality director general, , told delegates at the show that facilities management is “in a position to drive better environmental solutions throughout the management of buildings […]

The annual FM Expo has opened at Dubai World Trade Centre, with a message to increase focus on sustainable facilities management solutions in the UAE.

Inaugurating the event, Dubai Municipality director general, , told delegates at the show that facilities management is “in a position to drive better environmental solutions throughout the management of buildings in the Middle East.”

He also urged the adoption of sustainable strategies in operational maintenance.

“The FM EXPO is now in its sixth year and is the largest exhibition for facilities management in the Middle East,” said event director David Wilson.

“This year we have over 60 exhibitors, a 27% increase on 2010. We also have 20 key-note speakers and multiple training sessions including a two day certified training course run by the International Facility Management Association, in their first visit to the Middle East,” Wilson added.

“It highlights the growing importance of FM in the Middle East and is testament to an industry expected to be worth US $8 billion by 2013,” he added.

Incorporated in the show, the Sustainable Facilities Expo will particularly promote energy efficiency in facilities management and hosts exhibitors such as Panasonic; showcasing the latest technologies being utilised by buildings wishing to reduce energy costs and carbon footprints.

The shows run alongside the World FM congress, held at Dubai World Trade Centre, May 17-19.

 

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