London’s Olympia Opens its Doors for the Working Buildings Series
LONDON, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for London for Business and
Enterprise, Government Chief Construction Advisor Paul Morrell OBE and Andrew Amery from
LOCOG are just some of the keynote speakers participating in the Working Building Series
over the next two days.
The annual gathering for those working within facilities and energy management,
building services and security kicked off today at London’s Olympia. Running over the next
two days Building Services – The CIBSE Conference & Exhibition, Energy Solutions 2012, The
FM Event and the inaugural Global Security Summit will bring together professionals from
across the working building sector to discover the latest products and innovations,
discuss and debate their industry and network with peers.
With more than 320 companies confirmed to exhibit across the four shows there will be
ample opportunity for visitors to discover all the latest products, services and solutions
from across all four industries. Exhibitors include Baxi Commercial, Mitsubishi, Samsung,
Rexel Energy Solutions, Power Perfector, iVolt, NQA, Office Depot, Grundon Waste
Management, The PURE Water Company, Panasonic UK, G4S, Bosch and RISCO amongst many
One of the highlights across all four shows will take place this morning at 10:35am in
Global Security Summit London where Andrew Amery, Head of Security Co-ordination at London
Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) will deliver the address
‘The Journey to a Secure Games’. Amery will conduct the joint presentation alongside David
Evans, FSyI, Project Director 2012 at the British Security Industry (BSIA) discussing
partnerships in planning and delivery, LOCOG’s engagement and partnerships with the Games’
international community and sponsors, and the legacy of the Games.
Continuing the Olympic theme, Lord Sebastian Coe KBE is set to give the keynote
address as part of Energy Solutions 2012. Taking the stage at 3.30pm he will discuss the
challenges he has faced throughout his career, specifically his role as part of a
leadership team managing high-profile projects with huge sustainability targets. He will
also discuss how he motivates change in mindset and behaviour to achieve project goals, at
the end of his session Lord Coe will host a brief Q&A.
Additionally, the annual CIBSE Conference also kicks off today, this year Paul Morrell
OBE, Chief Construction Advisor to the Government since 2009, will give the keynote
address, providing in depth insight into the construction industry as a whole whilst
looking at the challenges and opportunities around financing in the future and the drive
Tomorrow’s programme of events will see Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for London for
Business and Enterprise, deliver an address on the Mayor’s Apprenticeships Campaign in the
Global Security Summit London Seminar Theatre at 10.10am. Mr Malthouse will set out how
City Hall has led on a campaign with London’s employers which has seen the number of
apprenticeships in London double, highlighting the value that apprenticeships can bring to
business and the importance of encouraging more small-medium sized employers to build
apprenticeships into their workforce.
With over 150 hours of free-to-attend CPD and CPE accredited sessions running across
the two days visitors will have numerous opportunities to improve their knowledge on the
latest legislation and innovations, debate key issues and share best practice.
Attendees registered to attend the four co-located events include representatives
working across UK and international industry. The Arcadia Group, Science Museum, NHS,
Motorola, BSkyB, Barclays, Tesco Stores Ltd, IBM and Marks and Spencer are a selection of
some of the companies who will be visiting the Working Buildings Series over the next two
The Working Buildings Series is supported by leading industry bodies including the
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), The Carbon Trust, The UK
Green Building Council, British Institute for Facilities Management (BIFM), Facilities
Management Association (FMA), British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Security
Institute and the International Professional Security Association (IPSA), amongst others.
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