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Forum Announces April Seminar Program in Nashville, TN

The Healthcare Facilities Management Forum announces the 2015 April seminar program kicking off at the upcoming Forum in Nashville, TN. The following seminars are complimentary to executives attending the Forum.An in

1. How to Achieve Savings in Facility Operations & Contract Management
Presented by Jackie Cooper & Stan Cooper - Owners of Operational Solutions Management, LLC

Safety, security and emergency management (SSEM) are considered vital areas of a facility's operational program, but how to implement them successfully may seem daunting and expensive. This presentation will provide you with a basic appreciation of how these essential functions can be done in a cost-effective way through contractual management and oversight. Facilities typically require assistance with many of the components of the SSEM program. Each program is an evolving process that will need to be re-assessed and scrutinized for accuracy and completeness each year. The challenge is to identify options which will allow purchases and service contracts to be manageable within the particular facility's budget. Therefore Contract Management is a vital component of a successful SSEM program.

2.  Repair & Renovation Construction Projects - A Better Way: Job Order Contracting
Presented by Mike Coberley - Sr. Mgr. at KBR On-Call Construction

Today’s medical 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.

3. Leveraging Analytics for Energy & Operations Performance in Facilities
Presented by Patty Anderson - CEO of Performance Building Solutions

While technology is advancing, instructional budgets continue to decrease reinforcing the importance of gaining visibility to energy and operational information.  Through the use of sub-metering infrastructures and integration to existing Building Automation systems Healthcare facilities can gain access to the distributed energy usage and equipment operational performance data allowing them to focus conservation efforts where needed. Providing case studies, we will hold a discussion of how existing or newly introduced infrastructures can be leveraged by analytical software platforms to provide real time energy data and operational key performance indices to the various stakeholders within the facility environment.  Aligning the right level technological solution, integration methods and analytic key performance indicators are key to provide the outcomes to align with user needs.

4. Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Other Applications
Presented by Rob Donlon - Director of Sales at Scranton Products
Credits: 1 AIA HSW/SD CE Hour & 1 GBCI CE 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 manufacturing is a critical part of any product's life cycle assessment.

5. How Dashboard Style Interfaces & System Analytics are Increasing Operational Efficiency & Reducing Energy Costs in Commercial Building
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. 

6. Cards & Readers: Evolution of Identification & Credentialing in the Enterprise
Presented by Terry Gold - Founder of iDanalyst LLC. 

This presentation gives insight into card readers and access control for your facility including the fundamentals of how they operate, compatibility challenges and strategies. Also learn how to assess credential security and the evolution of the market and new requirement considerations.

7. Threat & Vulnerability Landscape in Physical Access Systems
Presented by Terry Gold - Founder of iDanalyst LLC.

Secure your facility by understanding the methods of today's hackers. Find out how hackers compromise physical environments and learn the pitfalls of your organization. Attending this seminar will give you insight into the overall safety, security and intellectual property at your facility. Learn common mistakes - some visible, some obscure, and get tips from the experts on how to avoid leaving your facility at risk.

 

Reserve your place at the Healthcare Facilities Management Forum here. This complimentary event offers 50 executives the opportunity to meet face-to-face with solution providers that they pre-select to discuss upcoming projects and plans. A seminar program and numerous after hour networking events allow high-caliber attendees to connect in an intimate and luxury environment. Registration includes accommodation at the Gaylord Opryland, all meals and refreshments and a personal itinerary of appointments and seminars.


Forum Events Confirms Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans for the Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefits Summit

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefits Summit will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans on September 14th and 15th, 2015. Senior-level HR and training executives will meet at the elite venue just steps from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter for the appointment-based event featuring one-on-one meetings, seminars by world-class speakers, and entertaining networking activities.

As part of Forum Events’ complimentary registration, executives receive free overnight accommodation at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, all-inclusive dining and refreshments, and a personalized event itinerary.

This historic hotel is set in the 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building. It features traditional Southern ambiance with an interior that reflects the graciousness of antebellum mansions. With live entertainment, exquisite accommodations, and a five-star rating, this is the ideal setting for executives to comfortably network, learn and connect.

The Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefit Summit are specifically designed for C-suite executives who are actively sourcing new solutions and services in the HR, employee benefits and training industries. Executive attendees are introduced to solution providers who specialize in their upcoming projects during one-on-one, pre-arranged appointments. The events also incorporate 45-minute seminars led by industry leaders in an open-discussion format and networking meals and after-hour activities.

Forum Events is the most effective method for busy executives to source new solution providers and learn about breakthrough services in their industry – 98 percent of attendees report a forum is a “better way to source new suppliers than a trade show,” and 95 percent say they have saved time sourcing and meeting new buyers at a Forum. Using a unique matching software, Forum Events connects executives with sponsors based on information they have provided. Unlike a traditional trade show, attendees are able to speak privately with experts about their companies and develop a plan of action in a no ‘hard-sell’ environment.

Forum Events originated in the United Kingdom in 1996. They have since expanded to the United States to headquarters in Sarasota, FL. The company has hosted more than 250 successful appointment-based events across ten different industries.

To register for either of the summits taking place in September, click here. For more information on Forum Events, contact Yasmin Parsloe at yasmin.parsloe@forumevents.com, or by phone at (941)925-7585, ext. 122.



Kicking Off 2015 With A Successful Summit!

The first Training & Development Summit of 2015 is marked as another great success. Testimonials continue to pour in following the summit which took place in Los Angeles, California last month with more than 70 registered delegates including Activision Blizzard, Inc., ArcelorMittal, Kimpton Hotels, MGM Resorts International, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Technicolor, The Walt Disney Company and Wells Fargo in attendance.

Extracurricular networking activities were also a fun, productive way for attendees to network and connect! During the evening gala dinner and casino night, both sponsors and delegates met over meals and again at roulette tables for a more laidback experience.Following registration on day one, the main ballroom where one-on-one meetings were held was thriving, with Child Development, Inc. saying “[It’s] nice to have one-on-one conversations about the products/services and our needs.” While each attendee was given a personalized itinerary, their meetings were separated by industry seminars and networking break outs. During the time between meetings, attendees also browsed a sponsor lounge which is designed for sponsors to showcase their services, “Having exposure and having the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what is not there [in my current practices] is very helpful,” said one director of The Walt Disney Company. 

The Training & Development Summit seminar program was packed with industry hot topics, including a seminar led by author of Just Listen, Mark Goulston, MD and CEO of The Goulston Group and Goulston Group Productions. An interactive favorite led by Alan Fine, a renowned trainer, speaker and performance expert, was “You Already Know How to be Great,” which emphasized the power of focus in numerous partner activities. Entire classrooms left each seminar with a greater understanding of their field and how to improve.  

“I found the event staff to be fabulous and accommodating. The location was also a great choice and the event structure, simply genius!” said Kimpton Hotels. The Summit took place at the Pacific Palms Resort, a recognized two-championship golf resort which was the perfect blend of luxury and outdoors aesthetics!

Attendees left the Summit enlightened, refreshed and prepared to tackle upcoming goals!

“This event was amazing and I am grateful we had the opportunity to participate!” - National CORE. 


Kicking Off 2015 With A Successful Summit

The first HR & Employee Benefits Summit of 2015 is marked as another great success. Testimonials continue to pour in following the summit which took place in Los Angeles, California last month with more than 70 registered delegates including Activision Blizzard, Inc., ArcelorMittal, Kimpton Hotels, MGM Resorts International, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Technicolor, The Walt Disney Company and Wells Fargo in attendance.

Extracurricular networking activities were also a fun, productive way for attendees to network and connect! During the evening gala dinner and casino night, both sponsors and delegates met over meals and again at roulette tables for a more laidback experience.Following registration on day one, the main ballroom where one-on-one meetings were held was thriving, with Child Development, Inc. saying “[It’s] nice to have one-on-one conversations about the products/services and our needs.” While each attendee was given a personalized itinerary, their meetings were separated by industry seminars and networking break outs. During the time between meetings, attendees also browsed a sponsor lounge which is designed for sponsors to showcase their services, “Having exposure and having the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what is not there [in my current practices] is very helpful,” said one director of The Walt Disney Company.

The HR & Employee Benefits Summit seminar program was packed with industry hot topics, including a seminar led by author of Just Listen, Mark Goulston, MD and CEO of The Goulston Group and Goulston Group Productions. An interactive favorite led by Alan Fine, a renowned trainer, speaker and performance expert, was “You Already Know How to be Great,” which emphasized the power of focus in numerous partner activities. Entire classrooms left each seminar with a greater understanding of their field and how to improve.  

“I found the event staff to be fabulous and accommodating. The location was also a great choice and the event structure, simply genius!” said Kimpton Hotels. The Summit took place at the Pacific Palms Resort, a recognized two-championship golf resort which was the perfect blend of luxury and outdoors aesthetics!

Attendees left the Summit enlightened, refreshed and prepared to tackle upcoming goals!

“This event was amazing and I am grateful we had the opportunity to participate!” - National CORE. 


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