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

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 for  senior-level executives to meet with high-quality solution providers, improving ROI by optimizing the sourcing process, is excited to announce the expansion of its Total Security and Facilities Management Summits, increasing from two events per year to four, starting in 2019.

The expansion of these events will allow for greater opportunity for more senior level executives across all industries to find solutions for their current and upcoming projects in more locations nationwide.

The full lineup of the collocated Total Security Summit and Facilities Management Summit are to be held:

  • April 29-30th, 2019 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN
  • June 24-25th, 2019 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD
  • October 7-8th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, TX
  • November 18-19th, 2019 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, AZ

“Security and facilities management decision makers are really concerned with how they can protect the investment they have made in facility assets, how they can minimize interruptions to their business, and how they can deliver added value from current and future initiatives,” says Amanda Czepiel, JD, senior managing editor with BLR. “It’s essential that they are familiar with the latest tools, tactics, and techniques to keep their organizations secure and focused on the efficient use of all workspaces to benefit all stakeholders. The Security and Facilities Management Summits provide access to the resources required to stay competitive and productive.”

These events are designed specifically for security and facilities management executives who have pain points or projects in the pipeline and are actively seeking solutions. Attendees shape their agenda by selecting the solution providers in which they have the most interest and meeting with them one-on-one, in addition to attending workshops, seminars, and networking functions. By the end of the event, attendees have fit a year’s worth of meetings in just two action-packed days.

These events are free for qualified delegate attendees. Please contact media@forumevents.com for more information or visit https://www.forumevents.com/Delegates to apply to attend.

About Forum Events
Forum Events creates shared experiences that create lasting business relationships. Using a unique matching process, senior-level executives are paired with solution providers based on their company’s needs and upcoming projects. Forum Events hosts 20 events throughout the year across a variety of markets. Key verticals include security, facilities management, safety, human resources, training and learning, customer service, and talent acquisition. For more information, visit https://www.forumevents.com/.

About Simplify Compliance
Simplify Compliance helps its customers learn, comply, and succeed by providing mission-critical regulatory and business information, analysis, and tools. Formed by Leeds Equity Partners in 2016, Simplify Compliance serves a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, human capital management, and telecommunications. Simplify Compliance provides time-saving products and solutions that help U.S.-based businesses and their employees monitor compliance, optimize financial performance, and create and implement best practices. For more information, visit http://www.SimplifyCompliance.com.


Press Release: Fall HR/Training/Contact Center Recap- Austin, TX

By Ericka Howard | Product Manager, Digital Media and Events

We had a great time in Austin, Texas at our HR & Employee Benefits Summit, Training & Development Summit, and Contact Center & Customer Service Summit! These joint events were held at the Hyatt Regency Austin on November 11 to 13, 2018, and while the weather outside was slightly chilly, inside things were heating up with great connections between our delegates and solution providers.

Sunday night kicked off with a pre-event cocktail reception, where those who were either local or had arrived earlier that day could mingle and network with fellow event attendees and get excited for the next two days. The following morning, Pete Smith, author of Dare to Matter: Choosing an Untuck and Unapologetic Life of Significance, kicked off the day with his keynote on the six key ways to incorporate significance into both our personal and professional lives.

The day continued with the true heart of these Forum events- the one-on-one meetings between company executives and solution providers. We had 26 solution providers present, and 59 company executives from such companies as Hulu, Texas Roadhouse, New York Life, Southwest Airlines, Honeywell, The Salvation Army, Quest, and Performance Foodservice, just to name a few.

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Throughout the event, there were also 13 various HR, Training, and Contact Center workshops in addition to the one-on-one meetings. These provided the opportunity for delegate executives to learn more about a given topic within that niche, learn best practices and tips, and get answers to some of their burning questions.

Some of the workshop sessions included:

-          Building Senior Leadership Teams, which targeted the three leadership competencies organizations need to cultivate to be ready for a fast-moving future.

-          You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know, Until You Know focused the difficulties HR personnel face staying up to date on HR compliance issues.

-          How to Attract, Manage, and Engage the Millennial Workforce, which targeted how to manage and retain a generation of employees that are often characterized as impatient and entitled.

-          What if Everything You Know About Personality Styles Training is Wrong, a discussion on DISC training, and how to refocus it from awareness to results

-          KPI: Strength or Weakness, provided information on how to know if you’re measuring the right KPI, how to determine whether the goals appropriate, and how the future will shape how these are measured.

-          Authentication and Security at the Speed of Conversation, focused on how to build a voice identify platform that not only authenticates customers and protects from fraud, but also allows the building of an all new customer experience.

-          Resolving the Retention Riddle, focused on the most common strategies for attrition, what key things those strategies are missing, and how to take a holistic approach to get a better handle on controlling attrition.

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Aside from the all-important meetings and educational workshops, there was also lots of general networking and fun to be had! On the night of day 1 at the Forum Events is the staple Casino Night, which included a cocktail reception, full catered dinner (and dessert!) followed by casino games.

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Day 2 closed the event with additional meetings and workshops and a prize drawing for all participants.

 

According to our post-event survey, we had extremely positive feedback from our attendees:

“This summit exceeded our expectations. The vendors were informative without being push, and the seminars were event appropriate and covered many different facets.”

“The summit was a refreshing take on finding solutions & vendors who could be a partner.”

“Great opportunity to visit with selected vendors and get information. Enjoyed the seminars!”

“Fantastically organized, packed with excellent workshops, and targeted meetings with sponsors. Excellent networking opportunities in a great location.”

 

Sad you missed out? No worries, our next Forum Events in the HR, Training, and Contact Center markets are just around the corner! Our next ones will be held on April 15-16th, 2019, in Washington, DC- come join us! If you are a manager, director, or executive with decision-making power and are seeking service or product solutions, these events are a perfect opportunity to meet with solution providers and network with peers to share best practices. We hope to see you there!

Interested in attending? Contact Gina Vicino at 800-727-5257 x2273 or gvicino@forumevents.com

 


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