IWFM's conference is the workplace and facilities management event of the year. Bringing together leading insights and ideas from inside and outside the profession.
What you can expect
IWFM Conference 2022: Agents of change
Workplace and facilities management’s role in an ethical, sustainable future.
The organisations that form our economy and the people whose talent drives them today - and tomorrow - want an ethical, fair and sustainable future.
Alongside this, the space, technology and culture of our workplaces is rapidly evolving. Workplace and facilities managers have a major stake in how that happens and they have the potential to lead it in their organisations.
Two years from the emergence of COVID-19, the virus continues to impact daily life. While the hybrid set up has emerged as the dominant workplace model, the rules of engagement and the borders of this new frontier remain fluid.
Sustainability of course knows no boundaries and this wide-ranging concept tops agendas as the world gets serious at last about turning Net Zero talk into action and keeping hopes of ‘1.5’ just about alive.
Meanwhile, the squeeze on supply chains and a serious skills shortage is creating acute problems for sectors – like ours - once dependent on borderless free movement for key human and other resources.
This might feel like turbulence on steroids, yet out of this VUCA mix, a new force in organisations is coming of age. A profession of enablers whose hands are on the key levers that organisations can pull to remain safe, productive, sustainable, connected and attractive enough to the nation’s best talent now and in future.
Last time delegates loved the mix of humour, uncompromising challenge, nerdy detail, and real world research that our expert speakers brought to the sessions, combined with problem solving sessions on the practical questions facing today’s practitioners.
With a new host, a stellar line up, an exciting new venue and a great IWFM vibe, there’ll be plenty to take away.
In a change-charged agenda, renowned thought leaders will offer a future-focused take on these megatrends; the future of work, technology and innovation, and wellbeing. Keynotes will be complimented by practitioner-led sessions, weaving their ideas into real life and practical takeaways.
Innovator, engineer and inspirational leader Yewande Akinola MBE will open the discussion with her own reflections on being an agent of change; and she’ll keep the conversation and ideas flowing throughout the day, culminating with a keynote from the inimitable Ruby Wax OBE, actor, writer and mental health campaigner.
Practitioners will explore these contemporary themes, how they are impacting our organisations and our lives and access the best practice needed to navigate them.
The 2022 Conference will provide both insight and inspiration to position you, your organisations, and the profession as real agents of change.We’re poised to immerse you in the opportunity of a sustainable, ethical future.
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