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Testimonials Stream In From the Education Facilities Management Forum in Dallas, Texas

The Education Facilities Management Forum took place in Dallas, Texas on April 25 & 26, 2016. Feedback is streaming in from attendees already! Here's what they have to say about their Forum Experience:

"Forum did a great job! Positively was beyond my expectation! Love the layout, the best one I have been to yet!"
- Burleson ISD 

"This was my first time at an event like this format and it was great. I loved time with the companies without any pressure or sales pitch. All of them even said to just call and ask questions about anything. Great job by the Forum Events staff before, during, and after the event. Thanks!"
- CitySquare 

"The Forum was a great experience in allowing direct one-on-one contact with potential vendors. Having the opportunity to meet with several in a day with specific time frames made it much easier to get to the point and look at specific opportunities."
- Grand Prairie ISD 

"The one-on-one meetings with vendors allowed me to ask questions that pertained to my particular facility without interrupting or listening to others who had different needs than my own. The time allowed for these meetings was just right, enough to demonstrate the need for the product without it really being a sales pitch."
- Hendrix College 

"Very nice! Enjoyed the event. Well organized and the Forum staff were very helpful. Thanks for the invite!"
- Magnolia ISD 

"The ability to pre-select vendors prior to the event made my experience and met my organization's needs. Liked the schedule and format. Employees were friendly and helpful. As my district prepares for a new bond program, the contacts here were great. I also like it when companies bring demos of some of their latest products, as I need to see it and touch it to understand its capabilities."
- Spring Branch ISD 


[Event Recap]: Contact Center & Customer Service Summit | Dallas, TX | April 25-26, 2016

The Contact Center & Customer Service Summit hosted approximately 341 one-on-one meetings at the Sheraton Dallas on April 25th and 26th,2016. Executives from companies including AAA, Delta Dental, Fifth Manhattan, Epsilon, Grainger, Home Care Advantage, Rent A Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ULine connected for informative meetings with solution providers, seminars and networking opportunities.

Face-to-face meetings kicked off promptly on Monday morning and ran throughout the next day and a half, separated by meals and seminars. Speakers Lisa Rueth and Tom Dickson led discussions on multi-channel service, agent and management leadership, and real-time customer data. “Lisa Rueth was awesome,” expressed the Director of Client Services Operations from BerylHealth.

Prime networking continued into the evening with a gala dinner and casino games overlooking the stunning Dallas skyline. “I had no idea what to expect, this being my first summit, but I found it to be fast paced, energetic, and full of opportunities to have helpful conversations with solution providers without high-pressure sales tactics,” explained one attendee from Arkansas Federal Credit Union of the networking throughout the event.

After a fun evening, attendees reconnected on Tuesday morning for more face-to-face meetings and additional seminars, ending with a closing lunch.

For more information, or to attend future events, contact Shane Doherty, VP of Business Development, here.


The Education & Healthcare Security Forum Releases 2016 Seminar Program

The Education & Healthcare Security Forum offers limited complimentary registration to the Directors & VPs of Security at healthcare and educational facilities. Registration includes a personalized event itinerary of one-on-one networking and seminars, meals and refreshments, a gala dinner and casino night. All meals and refreshments are included along with overnight accommodation at the Westin Park Central in Dallas, Texas. To register, click here.

How Dashboard Style Interfaces & System Analytics Are Increasing Operational Efficiency & Reducing Energy Costs

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

Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Other Applications

Credits: 1 AIA Hour & 1 USGBC Hour 
This seminar takes an indepth look at the sustainable materials in restrooms and locker rooms. 
  • Gain an understanding 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. 
  • Hear several examples of how responsible manufacture is a critical part of any product's life cycle assessment.

Get Out of Construction Management Hell

This seminar helps facilities managers and owners finish projects under budget and ahead of schedule. Not to mention, helping them mitigate risk and protect their projects from litigation. MySmartPlans listened to the pleas of owners and facilities managers and found a solution to the headaches associated with managing and accessing project information. These issues include: Operations and Maintenance manuals, Warranty Information, Records, Drawings, Closeouts, submittals, plan rooms, and much more. Facilities Management now has a way to productively manage projects from bid phase to closeout for the next 50 years. This seminar takes client testimonials and turns them into relative stories and pain points that any construction audience can learn from. 

What We Need Is A Plan: School Security Gets Smarter

Learn how to:

  • Develop a sound, scalable security master plan
  • Assess threats
  • Manage and use the safety & security technology available and then make it work for you
  • Gain a brief & entertaining look at trending technologies in three markets: industrial security, cyber security and consumer electronics/commercial technologies

Tips for Achieving Capital Forecasting Success

Every part of your campus or facility will need repair or replacement at some point in the future. These projects can range anywhere from small work orders to multimillion dollar contracts. Learn about:

  • Long-range capital planning for capital decision making with confidence
  • Discuss the fundamentals of capital forecasting and the correlation between facility condition, asset life and student performance along with tips on how to improve your organization's efficiency and pull reports.

Mass Notification & Emergency Communications - When Seconds Matter

From catastrophic natural disasters to the threats college students face, there has been a heightened demand for effective, multi-layered emergency communications. This session will cover:

  • Integrated and interoperable Mass Notification platforms
  • Provide the perfect solution to instantly communicate to everyone – anytime, anywhere
  • Mass Notification Systems & their ability to send alerts and potentially life-saving instructions to unlimited communication devices, including voice sirens, indoor and outdoor speakers, digital display signage, text messaging, voice calls, desktop alerts, and email notifications.

Crisis Management & Planning for the Mobile Age

As professionals in the education and healthcare industries, your top priority is the safety of students, faculty, and staff. This seminar teaches:

  • How to streamline emergency response
  • How to keep your action plans relevant
  • Compares efficacy of paper safety plans versus mobile safety plans

A Case Study for Energy Management in Today's Education Environments

Energy management is essential for today's Healthcare and Education facility engineers and managers and presents an unparalleled opportunity for financial, operational, and environmental building performance enhancement. This workshop presents:

  • An overview of current innovative practices in energy management 
  • An indepth look at a Case Study examining energy management strategies and the actual energy efficiency results of a data/software management system at the Educational and Healthcare Facilities at Thomas Jefferson University.

Event Testimonials: Total Security Summit - Houston, TX

HOUSTON, TX – More than 795 pre-scheduled meetings took place at the Total Security Summit in Houston, Texas this June. Here is what attendees have to say about the event:

Delegate Attendees:

“Very educational and good insight. I was able to talk to vendors about product modifications for possible solutions.” – Amazon Web Services

“You treated us well, thank you.” – CSU

“Pleasantly surprised! Enjoyed the ability to have one-on-one interaction.” – Austin Police Department

“The vendors spending time at your table was very productive.” – Arlington ISD

“The one-on-one meetings are excellent. Gives one an opportunity to discuss more in depth with vendors.” – Greektown Casino

“First time attending – event staff were professional, helpful and accommodating. Appreciated the method of vendors coming to your table and established schedule.” – UT System Police

“I had a very positive experience. Networking was very useful.” – Atlanta Braves

“It was pleasantly surprising. I liked the relaxed atmosphere.” – Fiesta Mart, Inc.

Vendor Attendees:

“Really good run event! Meetings with end users with an active need for our product.” – Detex

This was extremely well done. Enjoyed the format, the pace, the flow. List of delegates was excellent. Avigilon has absolutely added revenue to the pipeline, established new relationships and event bolstered new ones. Will definitely be at the next event.” – Avigilon

“Very helpful staff. Good show!” – Video Insight

“Excellent face-to-face time way more effective than chasing people down at conferences and trade shows.” – SnapTrends 

"Great show!" - ISA Fire & Safety

"Both of my days were full with appointments. All of the discussions were educational and interesting, and many of them could potentially lead to sales... This was my first experience at this type of conference and I am looking forward to attending the next TSS in Chicago!" - Surelock McGill

"Good forum!" - Key Tracer

"[We] enjoyed our first experience with the forum!" - The Enpro Group


Event Testimonials - Facilities Management Summit, Houston, TX

HOUSTON, TX – More than 795 pre-scheduled meetings took place at the Facilities Management Summit in Houston, Texas this June. Here is what attendees have to say about the event:

Delegate Attendees:

“As this has been my third show in which I continue to meet people in the industry, it’s a smaller summit which gives you a better insight of meeting vendors and the industry peers.” – Biscuitville

“Great format! Very productive!” – Oklahoma City Museum of Art

“I enjoyed the discussions and interactions with vendors and other facility managers. The format was perfect!” – Penske Automotive

“I always end up meeting some great vendors to do business with. This is my second Forum in three years, and it did meet my expectations again! I would love the opportunity to attend more conferences like this in the future. The Forum staff are very friendly and helpful. Class act! A+! Thank you for the invite! Rob and Jamie are great hosts!” – ICON Hospital

“I enjoyed the one-on-one with the company reps. This helps better understand what they can do for the needs directly without someone else watering down the information.” – Baker Hughes

“Was very good.” – Friendship West Baptist

“Excellent conference. I met with several groups that shared critical information. This was a great first conference.” – Ace Cash Express

“Informative, focused, needs based, comfortable, useful, much better environment than trade shows! Would attend again! Outstanding facility, great food! Thanks for the invite!” – City of Houston

“Very educational and good insight. I was able to talk to vendors about product modifications for possible solutions.” – Amazon Web Services, Delegate 1

“You treated us well, thank you.” – CSU

“Pleasantly surprised! Enjoyed the ability to have one-on-one interaction.” – Austin Police Department

“The vendors spending time at your table was very productive.” – Arlington ISD

“The one-on-one meetings are excellent. Gives one an opportunity to discuss more in depth with vendors.” – Greektown Casino

“First time attending – event staff were professional, helpful and accommodating. Appreciated the method of vendors coming to your table and established schedule.” – UT System Police

“I had a very positive experience. Networking was very useful.” – Atlanta Braves

“It was pleasantly surprising. I liked the relaxed atmosphere.” – Fiesta Mart, Inc.

 

Vendor Attendees:

“Very good event with great direct staff. Easy to talk with everyone, open to any and all ideas.” – Integrated Building Maintenance

“I enjoyed it – it was a good crowd and a great concept! Will be recommending further participation. Ya’ll did good!” – Quest Construction

“Your staff was amazing, vendors were friendly and buyers were ready to buy!” – MySmartPlans

“Really good run event! Meetings with end users with an active need for our product.” – Detex

“Great first event!” – Super Clean

“Enjoyed our first experience with Forum.” – The Enpro Group

This was extremely well done. Enjoyed the format, the pace, the flow. List of delegates was excellent. Avigilon has absolutely added revenue to the pipeline, established new relationships and event bolstered new ones. Will definitely be at the next event.” – Avigilon

“Very helpful staff. Good show!” – Video Insight

“Excellent face-to-face time way more effective than chasing people down at conferences and trade shows.” – SnapTrends 


Total Security Summit Unveils Seminar Program - Houston, TX

The Total Security Summit, taking place on June 1 & 2, 2015 in Houston, Texas, is rolling out key seminars for security executives. With topics including “Surviving an Active Shooter,” and strengthening physical barriers using access control, these informative 45-minute sessions allow executives to share their security knowledge in an open discussion format.

Senior Community Liaison of the Houston Police Department Stephen Daniel will host an active shooter seminar at the summit. During his presentation, he will provide a historic overview of active shooting in America, unveil the profile of an active shooter, cover response practices for an active shooter situation and use case studies to develop the best strategy for responding security officers.

Also unveiling a new seminar, Steve Surfaro, Industry Liaison, Axis Communications Chairman and ASIS International Vice Chair, will give insight into the power of social media and security technologies. Social media conversations have implications for a range of organizational functions including security operations. Understanding and reacting to those conversations can improve intelligence and provide security personnel with valuable information to assist in securing persons, property and assets. This session provides case studies of security successes through the use of trending security technologies, mobility and the Internet of Things.

Terry Gold will host two seminars on access control and card technology. Gold is a subject matter expert in digital identity management, authentication, and access control in both physical and information-based environments. He is the founder of IDanalyst, a vendor-neutral research and advisory firm specializing in identity management, credentialing and privacy. His firm provides guidance to end users on vendor and market capabilities, best practice for selection and methodology for deployment.

With data breaches at an all-time high, Patrick Hayes, certified Enterprise Security Architect and PCI-DSS QSA, will discuss how to recognize a security incident, evaluate the associated risks, and determine the most effective approach before, during and after an attack in his seminar, “Why Security Incidents are Different from IT Incidents.”

Attendance in the Total Security Summit Seminar Program is included for qualifying security executives for free. To participate in the summit and these seminars, register here. Your complimentary registration includes attendance at the summit, a personalized itinerary of meetings and seminars, accommodation at the JW Marriott Houston, and all meals and refreshments.

For more information, contact Event Manager Cherissa Irvin at cherissa.irvin@forumevents.com, or by phone at (941)925-7585 ext. 107.


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