Headliners announced for Total Facilities 2019

Two-day live event set to showcase latest ideas and technology in the built environment.

Property Tech disruption, the rise of the digital twin, workplace ‘emotional technology’ trackers and the latest energy saving initiatives in the built environment will be taking centre stage during the speaker series at Total Facilities 2019.

The two-day live event, held at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour from 20 to 21 March is set to celebrate the latest ideas and technology in the built environment and provide opportunities to connect with the nation’s FM community.

In 2019, the Smart Zone will return to Total Facilities, along with new features including the Workspace Design Corner and Energy Efficiency Hub. Experts, academics and thought-leaders will head up lively speaker sessions sharing practical insight into the industry’s top challenges and opportunities with some of the hot topics set to explore how the use of technology and data is transforming the way buildings are built and operated to create a future of smart, connected buildings.

Industry experts set to share their insights at the 2019 Speaker Series program include:

  • Keynote speaker Libby Sander, who will look at leading edge workplace practices, with insights and practical examples from the newest workplaces of Google, Twitter and Boston Consulting Group in New York; as well as discussion of trends in smart devices in the workplace, and the impact of AI and data monitoring on the workplace
  • Director at Meshed IoT; Catherine Caruana McManus, who will discuss how smart technologies are providing valuable insights into building and business performance; as well as examining the role of the systems integrator and how it aligns with the FM function and how to maximise its value
  • Human Geographer & Tenant Advisor at Cushman & Wakefield, Tica Messing, who will share insights on the latest technology tracking emotional wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.

Also set to speak at the free seminar program are Living Future Institute executive director, Stephen Choi; Professor Tony Arnel, Global director sustainability at NDY; Professor Stuart White, Director Institute of Sustainable Futures at University of Technology Sydney, Bradley Schott FDIA, NSW deputy chair at the Design Institute of Australia and many more.

In addition, CoreNet Global Australia Chapter will return to Total Facilities 2019 to host a Leadership Breakfast on Thursday 21 March, presented by Nerida Conisbee, chief economist at REA Group.

Total Facilities event manager Andrew Lawson said Total Facilities is excited to explore new opportunities by partnering this year with the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

“These new partnerships highlight how much the scope and influence of FMs has changed in recent years,” he said. “We hope that by providing meaningful training in energy management with the NSW Government and greater insights into how design can transform the workspace environment through the DIA’s thought leadership, that we’re helping raise the profile of FMs in the commercial market.”

Thanks to exhibitors and partners such as Caroma, Service Works Global, ABB Australia, ASSA ABLOY, Nespresso and Carrier as well as commercial partners like Billi, Kärcher Australia, Ventia and ERM Power, attendees at this year’s event are set to find innovations and product launches that will help FMs save and better manage time, money and resources.

Registrations are now open at www.totalfacilities.com.au.

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