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14
Mar

Investigative journalist Cathy Newman to probe industry leaders at ThinkFM

With a brief to find answers to the big questions for FM, seasoned investigative journalist, Cathy Newman, will have access to key decision makers and experts when she hosts Think FM on 1 May. With her experience on TV, at the Independent and Financial Times, Cathy won’t shy away from asking the difficult questions that you want answers to. She will use the debate of industry leaders to get a clear set of solutions which FM organisations can use to prepare for the future.

Cathy’s contribution to her industry has been groundbreaking: she regularly advocates equality and women’s rights and has travelled to the Congo to campaign against acts of sexual violence and won the prestigious Laurence Stern Fellowship in 2000.

Linda Hausmanis, BIFM’s CEO said, “I am delighted to have a journalist of the calibre of Cathy Newman as host for ThinkFM 2018. I am sure Cathy’s investigative skills will liven up and trigger debate throughout the day from our diverse range of expert speakers. They are all in pursuit of excellence in the delivery of valued FM services when facing a changing and challenging economic and social landscape.”

In Cathy’s time as political correspondent at the FT she may well have come across ThinkFM’s keynote speaker, Vicky Pryce. Vicky’s stellar career has included posts as Managing Director at FTI Consulting; Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS); and Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service where she was responsible for evidence-based policy and for encouraging measures that promoted greater productivity in the UK economy. Vicky will give an insider’s view of the tricky subject of forecasting and will comment on Government procurement policy.

With a deeper focus on macro-economics, technological developments and wider business implications this year, ThinkFM 2018 takes as its title, ‘adapt or disappear’. From exploring the uncertain future of PFI and the ambiguities of AI, to confronting ‘Big Data’, the conference will offer attendees a pool of knowledge, insight and innovative practices by FM experts and professionals leading the forefront of the industry.

With the full programme soon to be released, this year’s ThinkFM conference will equip you and your organisation with the possible solutions to the key challenges facing FM and will offer a parallel stream for those who want to gain in depth learning about practical aspects of implementing those solutions. And, with the addition of Cathy as the conference host, ThinkFM 2018 is bound to be an exciting as well as important event

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