Article originally sourced from MuscatDaily.com
"Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the Middle East Facilities Management (FM) services market will grow steadily and indicate a CAGR of around ten per cent by 2020.
Oman’s FM market has witnessed robust growth over the past few years. The ninth Five Year Development Plan, 2016-2020 will trigger the demand of FM services locally owing to the increase in infrastructure projects which will have a positive impact on the market.
With an eye on the future of Facilities Management in Oman, the 2nd Edition of the Oman Cleaning & Facilities Management Conference & Exhibition-OCFM, patronised by the Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Safety & Health & Muscat Municipality and supported by Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) will be held from February 5-7, 2018 at Sheraton Oman Hotel. The latest edition to OITE’s (Oman International Trade & Exhibitions) event portfolio launched in 2016, OCFM is Oman’s dedicated Confex for FM & Cleaning.
“The OCFM Exhibition & Conference will explore top products, technology and processes that provide cleaner environments, efficient workplaces and facility management services. A new avenue being explored this year is Smart FM Technology focusing on smart building and scope for future applications in managing building conditions,” said Ashit Barnes, exhibitions director, OITE.
Ushering in a new era of increased productivity in property management through soft services integration and technological advancement, the ‘Conference’ taking place on February 5 and 6, 2018 will house informative speaker sessions spanning two days and covering themes under the broader topics of Facilities Management and Pest Control & Pesticides.
The ‘exhibition’ taking place from February 5-7, 2018 will target the region's industry leaders offering solutions related to facilities management, commercial cleaning and machines, smart FM technology, etc. With the Smart Building Market estimated at US$31.74bn by 2022, the present is opportune for exploring smart building technology solutions that aid property owners in managing operational energy costs and risks. The Smart FM workshops on February 5 and 6, 2018 and the conference will guide the FM community."