October 15th, 2020








“Covid-Secure”, a term previously unheard of several months ago, is now the top priority within Facilities Management.

How has the prolonged lockdown altered operations? In what ways have expectations changed? What has been the impact to FM budgets?

Returning for its fourth year, Salford Professional Developments’ annual Facilities Management Conference is gaining a reputation as an inspirational and empowering event offering ideas for innovation both on a small and large scale. The Facilities Management Conference 2020 will offer a forum to discuss the latest updates on national policy, best practice and shared challenges.

To avoid disappointment, register your attendance today to hear potential answers to all these burning questions created by these unprecedented times.

Highlights of the Facilities Management Conference include:


15th October 2020


Conference Opens: exhibition and networking


Opening Keynote: Where does FM go from here?

Mark Whittaker
Non-Executive Director, The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)


Adapting and Futureproofing Buildings and Maintenance Regimes with Innovative Technologies

This presentation discusses innovative technologies available, which enable organisations to address their short-term challenges related to the ‘new normal’ alongside longer-term goals such as optimised space utilisation, occupant satisfaction and sustainability goals.

David Evans
Education Segment Lead at Schneider Electric

Brett Spindler
Enterprise Business Development - Digital Solutions at Schneider Electric


Post Covid: Maintaining IAQ While Reducing Energy Costs

Discusses the ultimate aim of providing businesses with the most energy efficient green technologies on the market, whilst understanding the increased need for saving cost & strong commercial return on investment in a Post-Covid climate.

Simon Potts
Managing Director, Future Motors




The Resilient FM: Leading change through mindfulness

Discusses the need for powerful change and empowering women within FM

Karen Farrell
Deputy Chair – Women in FM, The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM)


Training the future - Introduction of T levels

Discusses how the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education engages with employers in designing new technical qualifications

Chris Morgan
Deputy Director Commercial, Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education




MediaCityUK’s Response to COVID-19

How we have overcome some of the challenges faced by Coronavirus and the changing face of facilities management in the post COVID world.

Jennifer Davies
Estate Manager, Media City UK


Digitalisation of Buildings & Facilities Management

Discusses the need for large scale digitalisation as a result of new working conditions

Enrique Vallano
Chartered FM Surveyor, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)




University response to COVID-19

Discusses strategic action taken by the University of Salford across the pandemic

Dr Jason Challender
Director of Estates & Facilities, University of Salford


Live Event Ends

The Auditorium Sessions & Resource Center are available until November 15th, 2020. Come back and watch the sessions you missed or download/share any of the materials.


Who Should Attend

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
To visit booths, and chat with exhibitors you can click the “Exhibition Hall” button and that will take you directly to the exhibit hall.
This event is designed specifically for professionals working within the cyber security field. If you are a supplier or sales representative and would like enquire as to how, please give us a call on 0161 295 300
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself at the end of the event.
Yes, the majority of our content will be accessible for 30 days post event where you can listen to content on-demand.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event, if you haven’t received this please do check your junk mail.