Healthcare Facilities Management Forum

Upcoming Event Dates


Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees.


Who attends:  This event is specifically designed for decision-makers (Manager, Director, or VP) from Healthcare Facilities, who have projects in the pipeline and are actively sourcing solutions

What you can expect:

  • Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs
  • Attend workshops and sessions
  • Network with peers from leading companies
  • Receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue

How it works:

  • You select the solution providers you're most interested in meeting
  • Your interests shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions
  • We continue to add workshops up until the event
  • We cap our attendance at 50 spots
  • We hold the event twice a year and rotate regionally

Why you should attend as a delegate:

  • It's a more efficient way to source solution providers, and to get custom attention specific to your needs
  • You'll make profitable connections to help further your business goals
  • You'll stay up-to-date about the latest trends and technology advances in your industry


Forum Events has 20+ years of experience holding successful events across multiple markets. We're dedicated to providing you with a complete VIP experience from start to finish.


For More Information Please Contact...

Rob Muise – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8164  |  email

Madeline Kinney – Event Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8169  |  email

Healthcare Facilities Management Forum in Chicago, IL
April 23 & 24, 2018

Event Workshops Include...

Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms and Other Applications
Presented by Rob Donlon - Director of Sales at Scranton Products

Credits: 1 AIA Hour & 1 USGBC Hour

An in depth look at the sustainable materials in restrooms and locker rooms. Explanation of how High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) reduces environmental impact and ways it offers both initial and long term improvements to the indoor air quality of any project. Several examples of how responsible manufacture is a critical part of any products life cycle assessment.

Dashboard Interfaces and System Analytics
Presented by John Mitro - Business Development Manager - US East Delta Controls

New tools in the building automation industry have provided stake holders from board room to boiler room the means to increase their understanding of how building assets are serving the organization and a method of managing and implementing reductions in energy usage and operational costs.

Repair & Renovation Contracts… A Better Way: Job Order Contracting
Presented by Mike Coberley, FMP, GA/C - Brown & Root

Today’s facility managers face the daunting task of doing more with less.  While staff and capital budgets are being cut and costs for new construction escalate, refurbishing existing facilities becomes an ever more attractive and necessary prospect.  Unfortunately, the traditional procurement methods to solicit and contract these projects don’t provide the facility planner with the quick response and budget control required.  However, there is an alternative procurement vehicle that truly has the possibility of being better, more responsive and more cost effective… three things all managers dream of.  Job Order Contracting (JOC).


The purpose of this presentation is to educate the attendee on what Job Order Contracting (JOC) is, how it works, and what its potential benefits are.

See Something, Say Something
Presented by James Marcella - Axis Communications

The popular public safety campaign “See Something, Say Something" has acted as force multiplier urging everyone to take an active role in protecting their community. Video surveillance systems play a role in this force multiplier equation as well. But while it excelled as a tool to “see something," historically it lacked the audio capabilities to “say something." Those days, however, are numbered. New audio-augmented systems are significantly increasing the effectiveness of surveillance systems to deter crime, and improve public safety.

In this session attendees will learn about how to increase the effectiveness of video surveillance systems by:
• Increasing the deterrence by adding audio capabilities
• Navigating the legal mine field of adding audio to your systems
• Understanding the technical skills for successful deployment (Hint: you already have them)
• Implementing “Audio Analytics" to proactively identify threats

Low Energy Operators, Exit Devices and Exit Alarms
Presented by Tim Shafer - Marketing Manager, Detex Corporation

This informative course will cover:

   • When and where to specify

   • Understanding requirements of the application

   • What products to use that will give the best value and provide a

      correct and complete installation

   • What will be needed for the designated installation location;

      Recognition of possible installation problems and what will be  needed to overcome            these problems

   • The installation and usage of all other support equipment that may

  be required such as electrified panic hardware, wireless push  button, etc.

Construction & Security Trends in 2018 and Beyond…’Learn how these business segments are evolving with technology’
Presented by Kevin Hendershot, PSP Director of Strategic Integrator Partnerships, of Assa Abloy

Learn about:


  • The changing construction world…operating more efficient.
  • LEED & Sustainability…how is security becoming involved?
  • Cell Phones, Credentials and Access Control


Chicago Marriott O'Hare

8535 W Higgins Rd
Chicago, IL 60631

Website  |  Map & Directions

Chicago, IL

April 23 & 24, 2018

Areas Covered

  • Consulting
    ADA Compliance, Benchmarking, Energy Auditing, Financial Planning/Funding, LEED Consulting, Lighting Retrofit, Online Education, Retro-Commissioning, Training
  • Products
    Bath & Spa, Beds, Carpet, Ceiling/Acoustical Products, Clock Systems, Countertops, Cubicles/Drapes/Curtains, Doors, Electrical Supplies, Furniture, Generators, Heliports, Hurricane Protection, HVAC Equipment, Insulation, Janitorial/Sanitation Supplies, Laundry Rooms, Lifts/Patient Handling, Lighting, Modular Buildings, Nurse Call Systems, Parking Systems, Plumbing Products, Recycling Systems, Resilient Flooring, Restroom Fixtures, Roofing/Building Envelope Products, Signage/Wayfinding, Site Amenities, Surface Coverings, Television Systems, Temporary Heating/Cooling Equipment, Uninterruptable Power Supplies, Window Film, Windows
  • Security
    Access Control, CCTV, Other, Patient/Asset Tracking, Perimeter Security/Fencing
  • Service Contractors
    Architectural Services, Building/Retro Commissioning, Carpet/Flooring/Upholstery Care, Construction/Renovation, Critical Power Services, Design/Build, Disaster Recovery Services, Document Destruction/Management, Electrical, Elevator Maintenance, Engineering Services, Fire Sprinklers/Alarm, Flooring Installation, Furniture Installation/Management, HVAC/AHU, Infection/Mold/Odor Control, Interior Design, Janitorial/Custodial Services, Landscape Design and Maintenance, Managed Print/Mailroom Services, Moving & Storage, Outsourced Facility Management, Paving/Parking Lot Maintenance, Pest Control, Plumbing, Project Management, Relocation/Space Planning Services, Remediation Services, Remodeling/Renovation, Roofing, Snow Removal, Vending/Office Coffee/Food Services, Waste Management/Recycling Services
  • Technology
    Asset Management Systems, Audio/Visual Systems, Building Automation Systems, Building Materials, Energy Management Systems, Facilities Management Software, Fire Protection/Detection Systems, HVAC Controls, Indoor Air Quality, Lighting Controls, Sound masking Systems, Water Conservation Systems

Confirmed Vendors

Latest Press Release

Healthcare Facilities Management Forum Partners with HC&O News

posted by Yasmin Parsloe on Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

The Healthcare Facilities Management Forum is pleased to announce a media partnership between HC&O News (Healthcare Construction & Operations News), a publication by Emlen Media. Partnering with HC&O News, the Healthcare Facilities Management Forum is now at the forefront of industry news and trends. “As an event focused on Healthcare Facilities needs in maintenance, building operations,...