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Improving office energy and waste efficiency

Future tech, next generation Building Internet of Things! (BIoT), artificial intelligence (AI), emerging digital trends, automated efficiencies, the latest energy saving initiatives in the built environment and state-of-the-art ergonomics will be on show at Total Facilities 2018. It will bring together professionals and innovative businesses over two days, with a focus on exploring strategies to optimise facility and workplace performance and improve the places in which we work and live.



Sustainability features including a triple gazed façade and automated timber blinds allow workers at Sydney’s EY Centre at 200 George Street enjoy fresh air and natural sunlight. Photo by Brent Boardman


Better manage time, money and resources

Renowned experts, academics and thought leaders will share practical insight into the industry’s top challenges and opportunities, and more than 150 brands including Dyson, Karcher, Schindler and Nuflow Technologies will unveil the latest and most innovative FM products and services on the exhibition floor.

Attendees at next year’s event – which will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Convention & Exhibition Centre from April 18-19, 2018 – should expect to see exciting innovations and product launches that will help FMs save and better manage time, money and resources. Metra is set to unveil its new mobile app for remote and mobile management of electronic lockers and New Zealand’s Method Recycling will launch its own line of certified compostable bin liners. Hochiki, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial and industrial fire detection, will also showcase its latest product, FIREscape – Australia’s first extra low voltage intelligent LED emergency lighting system.

Key partners for this year’s Total Facilities event include:

  • CitySwitch – an initiative supporting commercial office tenants to improve office energy and waste efficiency
  • NABERS – the national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes
  • CoreNet Global Australia Chapter – the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) executives


Best Bathrooms

Rentokil Initial, Australia’s largest and most trusted pest controller is stepping in to sponsor the annual Best Bathroom Facility competition, which will be searching the nation for the finest facility in design, innovation and technology.

“FM professionals need to stay ahead of the latest insights, trends and innovations in order to best understand the industry’s challenges and opportunities,” says Andrew Lawson, Total Facilities Event Manager. “We are thrilled to have a great line up of sponsors and exhibitors already on board for Total Facilities 2018. Once again, it’s set to be one of key events for industry this year.”

Don’t miss out on Australia’s biggest Facilities Management event

Registrations are now open for Total Facilities 2018, which will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Convention & Exhibition Centre from April 18-19, 2018. You can also subscribe to receive future updates about the event here.

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Gabi Selwyn

Gabi Selwyn is a communication specialist with more than 20 years’ experience as a freelance writer, copywriter, publicist, and PR consultant. She has worked in big and small agencies for start-ups and global brands and across corporate, government, and finance sectors. Gabi has also worked as a senior consultant for in-house marketing and communications teams specialising in content creation and change communications producing everything from media releases, newsletter articles and case studies to blogs, ebooks and social media strategies.

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