Great roomThis year's finalists have been announced and the countdown is now on for the 2017 BIFM Awards ceremony! With finalists across the awards categories of People, Impact and Innovation, the BIFM Awards is an opportunity to recognise the best of the best across the facilities management profession.

The winners will be decided by a robust panel of independent judges, all of whom have had a significant part to play in the growth and development of FM throughout their careers. Winners will not be revealed until the evening of the BIFM Awards on 9 October at Grosvenor House Hotel in London?s West End.

Aside from the incredible anticipation and excitement about who will take home this year?s trophies, why should you really attend the BIFM Awards?

Here are five reasons to book a ticket?

1. Discover the latest FM trends and innovations

The BIFM Awards always mirrors the latest trends in the FM sector and is an invaluable tool for FM professionals to discover new and exciting changes within FM. In fact, to reflect the massive innovation that is taking place across FM, the BIFM Awards innovation category features a new product or service award, as well as a technology and systems award. Prominent FM professionals and the winners of these innovation awards will share stories and ideas with attendees, and help to provide you with an invaluable insight into the new systems and trends that are shaping the world of FM today.

2. Be a part of FM history

The BIFM Awards has helped to create and influence facilities management standards across the industry since its inception in 2001, and has been growing year-on-year as the standout FM awards event. A great number of BIFM Award winners have gone onto achieve great things across the industry. Look out for the Newcomer of the Year Award, which highlights the most exciting FM talent ready to transform the industry.

3. Meet other like-minded FM professionals

The BIFM Awards is a great chance to network with other FM professionals across various industries within FM and make new contacts within FM. The Awards event begins with a drinks reception in the Great Room before the ceremony starts, giving you a chance to mingle and meet the latest faces and brightest talent. It's also a chance to catch up with former colleagues and partners to find out where their FM journey has taken them.

4. Be inspired by FM stories and achievements

Every person who receives a BIFM Award has an incredible story to tell. We receive so many inspiring entries of such a high standard, that it's an extremely difficult task for the BIFM Awards judges and the finalists and winners are selected with great care and attention. Every story from a BIFM Awards winner has a profound impact on the industry, and highlights some of the remarkable practices and people within FM today. It will leave you feeling inspired and determined to be a part of that change, and to strive to achieve a BIFM Award for your work in the future.

5. Celebrate your achievements

Even if you don't make it into the final selection, or win an Award, the BIFM Awards ceremony is a chance to let your hair down and celebrate your own personal achievements in FM. It isn't often that you get to really take a step back and enjoy the results of all of your successes with your colleagues. FM is an extremely hardworking industry and the BIFM Awards is a chance to come together and reflect on the progress the profession has made, and the exciting paths it will be taking in the future.

The BIFM Awards is more than just a ceremony.

The BIFM Awards represents best practice and offers considerable learnings for FM professionals across multiple industries before, after and during the ceremony.

The BIFM Awards isn't just one night. The ceremony represents hardwork and dedication to the FM industry all year round. The BIFM Awards process takes over a year to complete, during which time the BIFM Awards judges painstakingly work through the submissions for each category and the BIFM Awards team work tirelessly to plan a spectacular event. Your attendance is proof that our hardwork and dedication has paid off and that FM professionals are truly embracing the industry and all it has to offer.

Don't miss out on the must-attend FM event for 2017! We look forward to celebrating with you.

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