The opening conference from the IFMEC Research & Innovation agenda 2017 will take place at the A.S.R Building in Utrecht on Friday, April 21, 2017, 9:30am – 5pm.
This year’s IFMEC research topic is “Value Added—Added Value”: get inspired on these magic words!
During the opening conference the theme will be approached from different angles: an external strategic perspective, an internal Facility Management perspective, a point of view from an international service provider, a Real Estate / BREEAM perspective and a corporate finance perspective.
The results of the opening conference will be collected and will be the input for 3 masterclasses (healthcare sector June 15th, profit sector July 6th and government sector Sept. 14th). The results will be presented during the final conference on November 16th.
Our key-note speakers:
Bob de Wit – Professor Nyenrode – Strategic perspective
The digital revolution is more fundamental than we think; as technological advances occur, a new societal phase is beginning. The fundaments of our society, including the importance of employment, will be endangered, what does this mean for the future?
Gerard Beelen – Facility Manager Europol – Facility Management perspective
For a Facility Manager it is important to have constantly focus on added value from the perspective of the departments who are served by Facilities, and communicate about it. This focus of FM is inside Europol extra important because the strict accountability culture.
Sascha Muckenhaupt – International Developer Sodexo – perspective of a service provider
From the perspective of a service provider added value is crucial. Sodexo is always looking for possibilities to increase the added value for their clients. Because this is the way to get a better price in the market and still be competitive. In general Sodexo wants to improve the quality of life!
Mike Moulder – Former controller Eurjust/ European Commission – Corporate finance perspective
Mike Moulder will talk about situations where part of what we want to measure is either difficult misleading or impossible to measure. He will allude to facilities challenges where appropriate but will also draw on examples from Eurojust and the environment of the European Commission and in agencies in general.
Erik Ubels – Chief Technology Officer OVG -Real Estate perspective
To offer a triple A building the focus is not only on the way the building is constructed. But also ‘fit for use’ and the way it is exploited is important These three elements make “The Edge” the most BREEAM sustainable building of the world.
10:15 Bob de Wit
11:00 Gerard Beelen
13:30 Mike Moulder
14:15 Erik Ubels
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Guest speaker and discussion
16:15 Networking drink
We hope to make—with your help—a significant contribution to the development within the Facility Management branch.
We appreciate it, if you sign up in advance through:
Tel: +31 050 5017409
3584 BA Utrecht.