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Strategic Facility Management Conference

RICS Strategic Facility Management conference, in partnership with IFMA, returns in 2018 with a renewed focus on the evolution of the US$1tn global FM profession in an increasingly digitalised world. This flagship national conference is a key feature of the landmark IFMA-RICS collaboration, a vital element of our joint ambition to advance knowledge sharing and cohesion in the sector.

Facility Management: A risky business?

Twitter: #RICSFM

Wed 27 Jun 2018
09:00 AM - 05:15 PM
etc.venues Victoria, 1 Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QQ
6 hours formal CPD
£260 + VAT


The event will seek to achieve consensus on best practice approaches to identifying and mitigating risk in the wake of recent, high-profile developments in the sector. Considering multiple forms of risk, including financial, cyber and reputational, and bringing together the profession’s most eminent practitioners, the conference will deliver a comprehensive programme of learning. A fixture in the UK Facility Management calendar, this is a must-attend for professionals committed to remaining relevant and competitive in an increasingly unpredictable marketplace.

As a delegate, you will hear from expert speakers on a range of topics, including:

  • Senior Leaders' Roundtable: discuss the direction of the FM profession and help establish a vision for FM in the 21st century.
  • FM in high-performance workplaces: Enjoy a fascinating insight into the rewarding task of managing The Shard – the UK’s tallest building.
  • Best practice procurement: covering an array of risk factors including high tendering costs, contractor non-compliance, and existing and proposed legislation, the session will focus on delivering the best value from your procurement processes.
  • Accounting practices for FMs: how can lessons learned from high-profile episodes such as the Carillion collapse, lead to improved approaches to making and taking payments?
  • Managing reputational risk: one of the most prominent figures in UK business will recount their experiences of building brand trust and reaping the commercial dividends.
  • EU General Data Protection Regulations: an essential legal update to ensure you are compliant with this key pillar of EU law and consider how data protection regulations might look post-Brexit.


  • In collaboration with

  • Sponsors

  • Engie

Build your surveying network

 You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.

You will also have access to RICS conference app to enhance your conference experience. With it you can:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions are answered.
  • Get access to all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference. This means you’ll miss nothing important on the day.
  • View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios and add your own notes while the session is being delivered.
  • Use the advanced networking feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees. The app provides a great way to catch up and follow up if you miss them during the networking sessions.



  • Ross Abbate, Group Managing Director, Mace Macro
  • Trevor Pijper, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s
  • Chris Kenneally, Group Chief Executive Officer, Cordant Group
  • Lucy Jeynes, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Larch Consulting
  • Ian Townsend, Group Director of Facilities Management, Capita Corporate Real Estate
  • Lucio de Godoy, Director of Technology Consulting, Mitie Connected Workspace
  • Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities
  • Danny Lemon, General Manager, The Shard
  • Samantha Ulyatt, Strategic Category Director - Buildings, Crown Commercial Service
  • Andrew Burrell, Director of Forecasting – UK & EMEA, JLL
  • Jamie Quinn, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Engie UK & Ireland
  • Nick Bishop, Head of Corporate Strategy, Golin
  • Edwina Hughes, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo

View the full programme

What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

Watch leaders in the facility management sphere discuss the challenges in the industry and how the IFMA-RICS collaboration will address them.

Also hear from Kath Fontana, Managing Director – Technical Services, ISS, as she discusses the balancing of cost efficiencies with value for money in procurement processes.


Group bookings:

  • Book 3 or more places and get 10% off
  • Book 5 or more places and get 15% off
  • Book 7 or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS professionals £260 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £351 + VAT
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  • Mastercard


“An excellent conference, good content; one of the better events that I have attended. Good engaging speakers and chaired superbly.”

“Excellent event. Very worthwhile, up-to-date and relevant.”

“A very enjoyable and in-depth conference, I am new to the FM sector so this was very useful. Thank you!”

£260 + VAT
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