Facilities Management Summit

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 Facilities decision-makers (Manager, Director, or VP), 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

Kayla Willis – Delegate Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8170  |  email

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

Facilities Management Summit in Franklin, TN
April 29 & 30, 2019

Event Workshops Include...

Compensation and Recruitment Trends in the Security Field
Presented by Chris Douyard, Editor, Total Security Daily Advisor

Using the Total Security Daily Advisor’s recently released 2019 Security Salary Guide, one can discern some striking issues for the security field in 2019 and beyond. The most glaring are the ongoing talent gap in cybersecurity and the impacts of high turnover and automation on the physical security industry. These are important and persistent challenges for security professionals that will directly impact how you build your team through hiring and salary considerations and how you budget for equipment. They could also influence your individual choices as you look to advance your security leadership career.

In this discussion, Chris Douyard, editor of the Total Security Daily Advisor, will:

  • Outline the talent gap, turnover, and automation challenges facing security;
  • Examine potential short- and long-term solutions to these problems; and
  • Consider the broader economic trends influencing how you and your security team operate.

We’ll also examine some of the data in our 2019 Salary Guide to give you an idea of how compensation has changed for the upcoming year.

Building Automation System Total Solution
Presented by Tommy Poynter - Delta Controls

 All in one integrated system for Building Control, Energy Management Automation, Smart Room Controls , Lighting Control, Access Control and Security Cameras. Integrated into a "Total Solution"

Who's Got the Ball
Presented by Ryan Zatolokin - Axis Communications

Managing emerging threats and mitigating risk is a constant process that requires a long-term mindset. Cyber lifecycle management should include defined processes to manage and secure devices on your clients’ network, aligning with the companies Information Security policies.


In this session, attendees will learn about the impact of the threats, managing firmware and change management for network services, identifying responsibilities for cybersecurity implementation and how to create the framework for a long-term cybersecurity strategy

Low Energy Operators, Exit Devices and Exit Alarms
Presented by Tim Shafer - 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 2019 and Beyond: Learn How These Business Segments are Evolving with Technology
Presented by Kevin Hendershot - Assa Abloy

Learn about:

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

Look Before You Leak
Presented by Chris Shermach - Versico

Seminar will cover why owners should look at their roofs annually and perform some basic maintenance. Also covers types of roofs and basic characteristics, basic inspection and what to look for, emergency repairs and some stats on preventative maintenance.  

Using a Portfolio Asset Management Approach to Improve Roof Performance while Reducing Capital and Operating Expense
Presented by Jim McNulty - Bluefin LLC

Managing your roofs through a structured asset management approach can significantly extend roof life for any roof system while improving reliability and saving money.  We will discuss an approach that large building owners are using throughout North America on over 1B square feet of roofs.  Examples will be provided.


Franklin Marriott Cool Spring

700 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067

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Franklin, TN

April 29 & 30, 2019

Areas Covered

  • Consulting
    ADA Compliance, Benchmarking, Energy Auditing, LEED Consulting, Lighting Retrofit, Retro-Commissioning
  • Products
    Building Materials, Carpet, Ceiling/Acoustical Products, Doors, Electrical Supplies, Exit Devices, Fire Protection/Detection Systems, Furniture, Generators, Hurricane Protection, HVAC Equipment, Insulation, Janitorial/Sanitation Supplies, Lighting, Lockers, Plumbing Products, Recycling Systems, Resilient Flooring, Restroom Fixtures, Restroom Partitions, Roofing/Building Envelope Products, Signage, Site Amenities, Solar Power, Temporary Heating/Cooling Equipment, Uninterruptable Power Supplies, Wall Coverings, Wall Protection, Window Film, Windows/Storefronts
  • Security
    Access Control, CCTV, Perimeter Security/Fencing
  • Service Contractors
    Architectural services, Carpet/Flooring/Upholstery Care, Construction/Renovation, Critical Power Services, Design/Build, Disaster Recovery Services, Document Destruction/Management, Electrical, Elevator Maintenance, Engineering Services, Fire Protection/Detection Systems, Flooring Installation, Furniture Installation/Management, General Handyman/Maintenance, HVAC, Interior Design, Janitorial/Custodial Services, Landscape Design and Maintenance, Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Retrofits, Managed Print/Mailroom Services, Online Training/Education, Outsourced Facility Management, Painting, Paving/Parking Lot Maintenance, Pest Control, Plumbing, Project Management, Relocation/Space Planning Services, Remediation Services, Roofing, Sign Maintenance, Snow Removal, Vending/Office Coffee/Food Services, Waste Management/Recycling Services
  • Technology
    Asset Management Systems, Audio/Visual Systems, Building Automation Systems, Energy Management Systems, Facilities Management Software, Fire Protection/Detection Systems, HVAC Controls, Indoor Air Quality, Lighting Controls, Manufacturing Plant, Solar, Soundmasking Systems, Water Conservation Systems

Confirmed Vendors

Latest Press Release

BLR’s Forum Events Adds Additional Dates for Total Security Summit and Facilities Management Summit

posted by Ericka Howard on Monday Mar 4, 2019

By Ericka Howard | Product Manager, Digital Media and Events Additional dates are added to the Forum events lineup in the Security and Facilities Management sectors, with similar events specific to the Education and Healthcare industries eliminated, to target a larger market of professionals. Old Saybrook, CT – Forum Events, a leading networking event offering that provides opportunities...