UBM India, recently launched the first edition of World of Facilities (WOF)at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Goregaon, Mumbai. A three day exhibition (24th – 26th April 2017), World of Facilities is India’s premier trade event & conference for the facility management product & service industry. The inaugural ceremony of World of Facilities 2017 took place in the presence of key dignitaries Mr Sandeep Sethi- Managing Director – West Asia, Integrated Facilities Management- JLL India, Mr. Dharminder Salwan, Director Blackrock APAC & Board Member INFHRA, Mr. Yogesh Mudras – MD, UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee – Group Director, UBM India, amidst a sizeable industry gathering.
Through the expo, UBM India provided a trade platform for the facilities management supplier industry to showcase their innovative products & services, network, and connect with key decision makers from every level of a wide range of sectors. With leading global real estate services firm JLL as its knowledge partner, the expo also witnessed a high profile conference on the sidelines where stalwarts from the fraternity discussed industry trends, a peek into future possibilities, challenges, market insights and also provided in-depth solutions.
The show brought together more than 100 exhibitors and over 200 major Indian and global brands of the facilities management industry such as HIKVISION, Zeta, NESTLE, Cannon Hygiene, 3M, Karcher Cleaning, Charnok Cleaning, Uniclean, MCS, Buzil Rossario, Pure Duct Services, SMS, Sierra ODC , Aura Facility Management, Arrow Greentech Ltd, Synconext India Pvt Ltd., MCS Solutions (P) Ltd, Fine Grace,and HygieneTech, amongst others.
WOF showcased an exciting array of novel and futuristic products and services, ranging from smart solutions, security solutions, air conditioning & ventilation, to energy management, environmental management, Hygienic cleaning and waste management solutions, FM Software & IT solutions, Facilities Services, workplace, HR services and much more. Significantly, the event is well-supported by key associations — Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum (HPMF), Global Infra-facilities and Project Management Association (GIFPMA), The Infrastructure Facility Human Resource & Realty Association (iNFHRA) and Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA); Knowledge Partners –Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL India) along with Maharashtra Fire Service as a partner.
The two-day conference delivered unique and innovative value propositions to exhibitors and visitors alike. It focussed on the endless possibilities in the domain as well as challenges faced by Facility Managers, Admin and Operations Managers, Purchase Managers, Facility Technical Heads on cost management, manpower management, integrated facility management, automation, security and new technologies.