23 - 25 September 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre




Lionel Prodgers
Lionel Prodgers Managing Director Agents4RM International


  •          Introduction to Expo 2020
  •          Events Operations
  •          Opportunity for FM to be engaged in the project


Darren Tse
Darren Tse Head of Catering Cleaning and Waste Management Dubai Expo 2020
  •   Fostering energy efficiency through regulation
  •   Gauging progress towards goals
  •   New regulations and implications for the built environment


Elie Matar
Elie Matar Head of Electricity Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau in Dubai
  • What is expected from FM  and what are the opportunities for success?
  • Developing a strategy for FM industry in the ME – what is the action plan?
  • Need and drive for regulations – low regulatory barriers creating high competition
  • Cash flow management  - key market challenge for FM

Sponsored by:


Alex Davies
Alex Davies Managing Director Emrill
Abdullah Al Wahedi
Abdullah Al Wahedi Senior Director - FM Department Emaar Properties PJSC
Markus Oberlin
Markus Oberlin CEO Farnek
Ian Harfield
Ian Harfield CEO Cofely


Janet McAvinnie
Janet McAvinnie Snr Regional Property Services Manager, MENAT, SSA GE Global Operations – Properties

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  •   Smart solutions for Facilities Management
  •   The use of IoT in Facilities Management
  •   Monitoring energy management through enterprise sustainability platforms
  •   Challenges, benefits and prerequisite of a successful smart FM project


Andreas Hadjioannou
Andreas Hadjioannou Middle East Business Development and Sales Director Virtual IT Consultants
  • Asset Tracking – Collecting data for new generation buildings 
  • Building management technology using automation solutions
  • Managing information – collecting proper data (systematic revisions)
  • FM data access and security


Claire Penny
Claire Penny Global Industry Leader IBM
  •   Technology as the most crucial game-changer’ in the FM industry’s life span – Presenting research results
  •   How can we prepare for the digital future and the changes happening now – what are the risks?
  •   Data as a tool to make decisions and drive investment
  •   Trends in the Internet of Things (IOT) and how this is effecting built environment

Sponsored by:


Ryan Darnell
Ryan Darnell Executive Director Facilities Management Khidmah
Adrian Jarvis
Adrian Jarvis General Manager FSI
Manish Bhasin
Manish Bhasin Product Head – Enterprise IoT HARMAN Connected Services Inc.
Christopher Burkhardt
Christopher Burkhardt Operations Director Taka Solutions


Richard Lomer
Richard Lomer Director Credo Business Consulting

For many years building management systems have been closed, expensive and rigid in their design both in the back of house systems and client side. Attempts to integrate with Facilities Management and other systems has been difficult and retrofitting upgrades costly. With the new trends in open source and mobility, the future of the traditional BMS infrastructure is being tested. This presentation will look at the future trends not only in building management systems but also in how home automation is becoming more affordable and open to the Internet of Things. These changes though also raise a number of concerns for users and stakeholders in the built environment. The future will be interesting and Facility Managers need to be at the forefront of changes in technology and the role they will need to play and advice they will give. The presentation will discuss current case studies while hypothesizing about future trends.


Ryan Darnell
Ryan Darnell Executive Director Facilities Management Khidmah

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FM EXPO is a must to attend for people who are working in FM (Facilities Management) in construction or any individual who is always looking for a new development in technology; people who want to gain knowledge, expertise & improve their skills

Danilo Asis

Facilities Supervisor - Dubai Opera

As we are working in the FM industry, it is our objective to attend such events because we get to know the latest market updates, launching of the new equipment/tools, etc.  We will also get to know the options of various specialist contractors.

Ilyas Ahmed

Operations Manager - Emrill

As a consultant, we are very interested in the FM market because of the high demand with all these new emerging development in GCC / MENA. This event will give us a better understanding about the core of the service itself, and where we can contribute as a consultant, for example, energy audits, and commissioning old buildings.

Maher Alanqar

Business Development Manager (UAE) - KEO International Consultants

I would like to attend FM EXPO as it is such an exciting field at the moment with all the new developments .

Mohamed Karmaoui

Portfolio Manager - Place Community Managers

FM Expo is the ideal location & hub for those who represent the facilities management industry to show case their expertise and state of the art technologies they have put forward to their clients and customers.

Nizar Omair

Project Manager - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Attending the event helps to have an update on the facility management field in the market as it will serve and improve my business.

Osama El Saied

Building Executive - Mubadala Capital Land Real Estate

I’m looking forward to meeting innovative service providers, and learning about new technologies that can disrupt the industry and raise service standards across the region.

Phil Machin

Business Development Coordinator - Mace Macro

I am excited to attend FM EXPO this year, as FM is a rapidly growing industry in this region with lots of tough competitors in line attending the event. Gaining knowledge to understand new market openings; technologies, facilities and meeting competent personnel’s in this field would be of great opportunity for a person working in the same field.

Raizal Salim

HSE Officer - Isnaad LLC

The event is a platform to network with colleagues from the FM industry

Ramzi F. Qumsieh

Head of Facilities Management Unit - Projacs

Visiting FM EXPO helps to understand latest technologies used for FM operations, find new FM service providers in the market, network, and discuss industry challenges – to align with what we are facing currently.

Shammas Shoukath

Assistant Manager - Dubai Properties

Responsible for the strategies and brand design of our FM clients I would like to see, touch and feel the latest innovations in the industry.

Siegrid Althuizen

CEO, Skyne

As a technology based company we always seek for new development in the industry. FM EXPO provides many opportunities to connect with the local and global industry community, allowing us to meet like-minded individuals and subsequently, leverage the best contacts – this is invaluable in today’s competitive market and gives a good indication of where things are headed in the relevant industries and what innovations and value additions we can offer and can get a chance to learn as much as possible during FM EXPO

Syed M. Abbas

Chief Business Officer - BYT Technologies LLC

I am looking forward to this event to know more about new products, building my network and learning new things.

Zia Syed

Facilities Manager - Majid Al Futtaim Fashion LLC



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