The German Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade and the Messe Berlin have released the final program outline for the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress, taking place in Berlin for the very first time from 18 to 20 September this year.
The congress will be opened by EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger and the proceedings will be opened by Federal Guild Master Thomas Dietrich, who has presided as WFBSC president since April of last year. Further distinguished opening speakers include Berlin Mayor Ramona Pop and EFCI President Yvan Fieremans.
Providing services in the digital age
Internet activist and former Wikileaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg will share his perspectives concerning the opportunities and risks involved in digital networking. Changing business strategies in the digital age will comprise part of his focus along with the challenges presented by Internet platforms and the impact of the Internet on facility management service related processes, management issues and general working conditions.
Thomas Dietrich will challenge participants to work together at the congress toward finding answers to the questions their various enterprises pose concerning digitalisation. Among the topics addressed will be the question as to what consequences digitalisation will have upon service processes and performance, the extent to which the significance of knowledge acquisition and usage of stored data will continue to develop, but also the shape that working with clients might take in the future.
Two podium discussions led by practitioners from industrial, trade and service enterprises will address the implications of digitalisation for everyday business practices and the challenges the future presents.
Together with the Messe Berlin, the Federal Association of Guilds invites all participants to attend the opening ceremony at the Hotel InterContinental on Sunday 17 September; take part in Premium Sponsors Night on Monday 18 September; attend the Purus Innovation Awards ceremony at the CMS Evening on Tuesday 19 September; and to enjoy the crowning gala dinner at the Palais am Funkturm on Wednesday 20 September.
Registration for the congress at the preferential rate is still possible until 27 July 2017. As of 28 July 2017, these fees will be raised. Registration is possible online at www.wfbsc2017.berlin.