A show and sector powered by people
When I look at my esteemed peers featured in these pages, there is one thing we have in common that stands out — we have been all committed to supporting UAE Vision 2021, which has succeeded in making the UAE one of the greatest countries in the world. In our respective industries, we have prioritised raising regional standards and adopting best international practices to make the UAE a preferred destination to live, work and visit, and this ambition will not stop.
The facilities management sector in the UAE and around the world is powered by people. Delivering world-class services necessitates that we employ the best and brightest talent, train them well, provide them opportunities for personal and professional development and give them access to the latest technologies and innovations so that they can meet the demands of a very dynamic market.
As a result of COVID-19, more attention has been paid to the facilities management sector, as providers such as Emrill operated on the frontlines, supporting national sterilisation campaigns, and providing cleaning services to minimise the risk of cross-contamination and infection. The sector demonstrated its agility and willingness to adopt new technologies and methodologies in response to the pandemic. This innovative spirit will continue to shape the facilities management sector in the future, as we strive to add value to our clients, optimise efficiencies and create spaces within which people can thrive.
Facilities management providers will continue to evolve and adapt, continuously seeking out ways to improve and do things better and quicker. We will certainly see more technology, including IoT and automation, in the sector, but this will never replace the human element.
As we look to the coming years, Emrill is committed to being future-ready. This will require resilience, flexibility and out-of-the-box thinking, which the UAE supports and encourages through its vision and initiatives. The UAE will host ‘The World’s Greatest Show’ over the next six months. We expect an influx of international participants, companies and attendees, which will bring significant potential for growth within our industry and others. As the region attracts more investment, there will be further growth opportunities for Emrill and other companies operating in the GCC to demonstrate their spirit of innovation, best-in-class standards and progressive methodologies in alignment with the vision of the UAE, a country that already has a reputation for being forward-thinking and progressive.