Only Three Weeks To Go!
With just over three weeks to go, we're counting down to the FM event of the year! Have you got your ticket? If not, what are you waiting for?! To celebrate 10 years of FMANZ, we have a dynamic and diverse line-up boasting thought leadership speakers from New Zealand and around the world.
When: 23-25 May
Where: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre on Auckland's waterfront
Book Now! To encourage all members to help us celebrate this milestone year, we have extended the deadline for Early Bird registrations to this Friday, 4 May at 5pm.
FM Summit 2018 offers suppliers a unique opportunity to connect with Facilities Managers from around New Zealand. We have a handful of Trade Expo Stands still available. Find out more here.
Day One - The 'Seminar Day' - on Wednesday 23 May, features 11 facilities and management sessions that will provide you with real-world knowledge you can take away and use immediately. Included in the Seminar Day programme are two panel discussions - one on BIM - A Disruptive and Empowering Force in FM; and the other, a plenary session on Careers in FM. Using findings from FMANZ’s 2018 careers survey as a starting point, we take a look at the FM job market in New Zealand. What do employers look for in a Facilities Manager? What do FMs look for in a new role? What attracts FMs to a company – and what makes them leave? What opportunities exist within our industry and is it difficult to find the right person for the job? What should you be focusing on in terms of career advancement? And what can you expect when negotiating salary, benefits and bonuses?
Take a look at the full Seminar Day programme here. There's so much to choose from!
Then later that evening, it's the Facilities Management night of the year - a celebration of excellence in FM. Join us at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre for FMANZ's Gala Awards Dinner, hosted by award-winning comedian, Jeremy Corbett, back by popular demand! It promises to be a night to remember, so come along to enjoy a sumptuous night out with colleagues and friends, and help us applaud the 2018 Facilities Manager of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, and Service Provider of the Year. (And be ready with your bids for the Rod Emmerson '10 Years' collectors edition cartoon!)
On Day Two - 'The Conference Day', Thursday 24 May, we bring together thought leaders from New Zealand and overseas to challenge our thinking, shake up the status quo and introduce us to new ideas. Roderic Bunn, an international researcher and lecturer on building performance, will talk about Soft Landings - a Process for Professional Project Aftercare. Roderic will present evidence of buildings that under-perform, and explain how Soft Landings can put things right.
Following on from Roderic's presentation, we bring together a panel of industry experts to discuss occupant satisfaction. How do buildings impact on the people who occupy them? How can this impact be measured? What role do FMs have to play in maintaining a healthy, comfortable and productive workplace? And what are some of the things not yet on the FM radar that deserve consideration? Panellists include Roderic Bunn, Andrew Eagles, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Green Building Council and Architect Dan McNelis.
Phil Gurnsey, NZDF's General Manager Estate Strategy, Defence Estate and Infrastructure, will talk us through the regeneration journey of the New Zealand Defence Force. Historically the estate has suffered from under investment, with a result that it is now inefficient in some areas, and expensive to maintain. But all that is all changing, as Phil will explain.
Next up, BRANZ Chief Executive Chelydra Percy will shed light on the Industry Transformation Agenda, a call to action to New Zealand's building and construction industry. The Agenda imagines the sector moving from a current state of stasis, vulnerability and fragmentation to a future state of greater resilience, efficiency and productivity, and targets six priority areas for action.
Then it's time for Digital Transformation and the Future of Building Technologies with Mark Dunn, General Manager for Honeywell Building Solutions Australia/NZ. Mark will explore global trends and how smart buildings will continue to evolve and operate, influenced by the pervasiveness of technology, ubiquitous connectivity, an ever-evolving machine-to-machine (M2M) environment, and the expectations of millennials entering the workforce. He will also share insights into the latest innovations in integrated systems technology, some of which are not yet available on the market.
And to wrap up the Conference Day, an inspirational speaker with nothing whatsoever to do with FM! Sit back, relax and be inspired by private investigator and author Julia Hartley-Moore. Hear how this successful businesswoman has overcome myriad obstacles and setbacks to achiever her ambitions in life.
Take a look at the full Conference Day programme here.
When two days just isn't enough! This year FMANZ is delighted to offer delegates and their partners an additional day of site visits, socialising, food, wine and exploration. Bring your partner along, or come on your own to enjoy a full day excursion to Waiheke Island, or one of the two morning site visits on offer.
Island Time: 10am-5.30pm: Ferry to Waiheke Island and enjoy an exclusive tour of Fort Stony Batter with archaeological project manager Timothy Moon. As well as a visit to a former top-secret World War II gun complex, now closed to the public, this all-day-tour includes a visit to the Man O' War Vineyards, lunch, refreshments and transport.
Behind the Scenes of the Museum - Enjoy an insight into Facilities Management at one of Auckland's most famous heritage buildings. This visit to the Auckland War Memorial Museum takes you behind the scenes of the Museum, including up on to the roof to see the solar panels. The walk through the building, led by a member of the Museum's FM team, will cover topics such as sustainability, energy management, asset management planning of a Heritage building and compliance issues. 9.30am-12pm.
Rethinking the Rule Book - Following on from Wednesday's seminar, enjoy a site visit to The B:Hive, dubbed a 'Next Generation Neighbourhood', 9.30am-12pm. Developed by Smales Farm on Auckland’s North Shore, the Business Hive, or B:HIVE for short, is New Zealand’s most future focused building. Innovation lies at the core of this 11,000 square metre, 5 level premium office space, incorporating the latest thinking around workplace and urban design together with state of the art workplace technology. With flexible leasing options, and the ability to house businesses with one through to 250 employees, the B:HIVE is rethinking the rule book.
Find out more about Friday's programme here. Expressions of interest can be made via the online registration form, or by contacting Marjolein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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