Ex­hi­bi­tion in­ter­est grows

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

BIG CROWDS, lots to learn, new fea­tures and plenty of emerg­ing tech­nol­ogy. That in a nut­shell was the 2018 edi­tion of the an­nual Fa­cil­i­ties In­te­grate ex­hi­bi­tion, re­cently con­cluded at Auck­land’s ASB Show­grounds, re­ports the or­gan­iser.

The ‘unique’ show brought to­gether the peo­ple and com­pa­nies who make build­ings smarter, safer and more ef­fi­cient and has again proven a big hit with the trades, at­tract­ing more than 2600 del­e­gates who en­joyed the pre­sen­ta­tions and stands of more than 120 ex­hibitors, says North Port Events. The com­pany says this fourth edi­tion of the show re­flected the grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of an event which uniquely brings to­gether the many in­dus­tries in­volved in cre­at­ing and man­ag­ing the build en­vi­ron­ment.

Part­ner­ship Man­ager He­len

Kay said the ‘mix’ of ed­u­ca­tion, ex­hi­bi­tions and, in­creas­ingly, tech­nol­ogy demon­stra­tions, was prov­ing a hit. “This is a dy­namic in­dus­try un­der­go­ing up­heaval and change as tech­nol­ogy cre­ates new op­por­tu­ni­ties for ef­fi­ciency, con­ve­nience and com­fort. Our vis­i­tors have voted with their feet, ce­ment­ing Fa­cil­i­ties In­te­grate as a must-at­tend event of the year.”

To­tal at­ten­dance this year topped 2680 del­e­gates, with 43 per­cent re­turn vis­i­tors and 42.8 per­cent com­ing for the first time. By in­dus­try, those in­volved in Fa­cil­i­ties Man­age­ment were by far in the ma­jor­ity, with 42 per­cent com­ing from this field, though it should be noted that Fa­cil­i­ties is a broad cat­e­gory, re­minds the or­gan­iser.

Other in­dus­tries well rep­re­sented in­clude AV/ Tech (19 per­cent), En­gi­neer­ing (9.6 per­cent), Sup­pli­ers (9.1 per­cent) and Prop­erty (5.8 per­cent).

Kay says the qual­ity of vis­i­tors was high, with high­lights in­clud­ing a well-at­tended net­work­ing func­tion, a newly-added En­ergy Man­age­ment fea­ture where green and re­lated tech­nolo­gies were show­cased, and the ever-pop­u­lar Sem­i­nar Se­ries. “We did no­tice a lot more tech­nol­ogy en­thu­si­asts at this year’s show, re­flect­ing the grow­ing role played by this in­dus­try in the built en­vi­ron­ment, and there was plenty of in­ter­est from del­e­gates who have ex­pressed an in­ter­ested in ex­hibit­ing next year.”

Fa­cil­i­ties In­te­grate 2019 (25 – 26 Septem­ber) is set to be big­ger and bet­ter, build­ing on the mo­men­tum es­tab­lished over the past four years.


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