Showcasing the future of smart spaces


How will the massive advances being made in technology today affect the buildings and urban spaces of tomorrow?

Artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things and the ability to know more and control more with computers makes this a question which is both fascinating and difficult to answer.

There will be no shortage of leading companies, personalities and exhibitors at the Facilities Integrate expo, taking place at the ASB Showgrounds on September 27 and 28, who will provide insights.

Technology convergence

“There’s never been a more exciting time to be in this industry, with the convergence of technologies combining computing, automation and facilities management to deliver new possibilities for the better, more efficient and more comfortable built environment of tomorrow,” says Dona White, CEO of North Port Events.

The company is staging the third edition of the Facilities Integrate expo, which provides a unique showcase for businesses that operate, maintain and upgrade buildings, facilities and infrastructure, or design, install and integrate AV and ICT systems.

Facilities Integrate covers every aspect of the facilities management industry including:

  • building management
  • cleaning
  • energy management
  • fire protection
  • grounds care
  • HVAC
  • health and safety
  • maintenance technologies
  • security
  • storage
  • waste management
  • AV system integration
  • building automation and control
  • video projection and display
  • digital signage
  • unified communications
  • audio systems
  • entertainment and more.

Promising an event which will be bigger and better than last year’s successful show, White says it has moved the date to earlier in the year for greater convenience.

While it has attracted over 100 exhibitors, the expo offers a multidimensional experience.

Seminar speakers

This includes a seminar series and several international keynote speakers, various education opportunities from industry partners (which include FMANZ, EMANZ, KNX, NZSA, ASIS, NABERSNZ and CEDIA), and an unmatched opportunity for networking with the who’s who of the industry.

“Delegates will get up to speed on the latest technologies with seminars, workshops and world-class speakers – and, of course, there’s the special trade-only deals available on essential materials and equipment,” White adds.

Some speakers confirmed for the event include USA-based architect Christopher Orsega, Roy Arindam from BuldingIQ in Australia, local futurist Roger Dennis, and architectural firm Warren and Mahoney.

As an architect for a diverse group of award-winning projects, Orsega has led design teams in developing buildings that resonate with both their overall conceptual clarity and finely crafted detail.

Arindam will explain how next generation energy management can change the impact buildings have on the environment (while costing owners less).

Dennis will provide his insights on the technology-driven future.

Warren and Mahoney will explore the technology interface between Building Information Modeling (BIM) and asset and facilities management.

White says these are just a sample of the multiple workstreams, seminars and presentations that can be expected at the expo, targeted at industry professionals.

“By registering ahead of time, you can attend for free – or buy a ticket at the gate for $25 on the day,” she concludes.

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