Green is the word at Total Workplace Management 2009

15th September 2009

Total Workplace Management 2009, 7-8 October – London Olympia

Total Workplace Management 2009, the UK’s largest FM and estates event, will once again provide a platform for FM professionals to address the key issues facing their business and the industry as a whole. Green FM and sustainability will dominate the agenda with various innovative features delivering informative educational sessions and industry renowned exhibitors demonstrating their latest technological developments.

Taking place from 7-8 October 2009 at London Olympia, Total Workplace Management is supported by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). The event will be co-located with two other industry leading shows: Energy Solutions Expo, the UK’s fastest growing energy management event and M&E – The Building Services Event, the UK’s only dedicated building services event. The three events comprise Working Buildings 2009.

Sustainable Reality, a new series of seminars looking at various topics regarding the practical delivery of sustainability and the implications on businesses, will be held in the FM Academy featuring the Sustainable Reality Seminar Series, sponsored by FMX. Seminar topics include:

• The Green Crunch: The Viability of Sustainability During Recession
• Sustainable Savings
• FM Design Dialogues
• Renewable Energy Systems
• Bring Energy Efficiency to the Workplace
• The Empire State Building Gets Green Retrofit
• How can Web 2.0 Help Facilitate a More Sustainable Built Environment

Numerous industry renowned names will be presenting over the two days, including Glynnan Barham, Climate and Emissions Controller, Natural History Museum, Steven McNab, Partner, Environment & Planning, Travers Smith Solicitors and Iain Watt, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Business Programme, Forum for the Future.

The interactive feature “Workplace of the Future”, sponsored by Hi-Design and supported by FX and FMX, will showcase the latest products and innovations for making the workplace more efficient whilst remaining sustainable and cost effective. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk inside tomorrow’s workplaces and view room builds for a reception area, plant room, office space and a future school.

The Green FM Trail, sponsored by Sustainable FM, returns for 2009. The “Trail” highlights exhibitors offering products, services and advice on how to create a more efficient and sustainable workspace. This year’s participants are:

• Adams Environmental
• Aurora ID Card Centre
• Bauder
• Box-it
• Building and Facilities Management
• Bywaters
• Connaught Compliance
• Disposables
• Ergokinetic Concepts
• Fosters Breathing Space
• Glasdon UK
• Host UK
• Innovise
• LTT Vending
• Mid Essex Heating
• Natwest Mentor Services
• Pulsion Technology
• Reloc8
• Safecontractor
• Save it Easy (Energys)
• Serco – FMeasy
• Straight plc
• Sustainable FM
• Technology Centre

Finally the Recycling Centre, partnered by Bywaters, returns to Total Workplace Management 2009. Bywaters will be sorting and recycling all unavoidable waste from the show, ensuring that Working Buildings 2009 is a sustainable event.

Adrian Newton, Portfolio Director for Safety and Building Management at UBM Live, organisers of Total Workplace Management, said: “2009 is a special year for Total Workplace Management as we are set to expand and build on our previous success. With brand new features such as Workplace of the Future and new seminar programmes such as Sustainable Reality being introduced to run alongside the established mainstays of the event, we have focussed on expanding the visitor experience and are confident that everyone will leave the event feeling completely up-to-date with industry developments.”

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For more information, please visit Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Fergus Bird on 020 7921 8660, or Charles Oakley on 020 7921 8048,

Working Buildings 2009 will be co-located with The Care Show, London – the UK’s primary exhibition for owners and managers of care homes for older people in London and the South-East. To register for free entry, visit or call the Hotline for free tickets on 0844 557 2390.