2021 EVENT UPDATE
Total Facilities officially cancelled in 2021
With the COVID-19 situation across the nation and Sydney in particular unfolding rapidly and the expansion of the lockdowns directly impacting the built environment sector, the Total Facilities team have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 edition of Total Facilities (TFX) this October.
Why did Total Facilities get cancelled after it was postponed?
Whilst it is not a decision we have taken lightly, we feel that the extension of the lockdowns in both Melbourne and Sydney and the impact this will have on business confidence and industry timelines mean that we are no longer able to confidently guarantee the thriving show floor that our audience expects.
We are also aware that our 2022 event scheduled for 10-12 May at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, is fast approaching. Given the proximity to the 2022 dates, we believe that cancellation to be the most appropriate action, to wait for a period where there is more stability, and to successfully set our exhibitors and sponsors up for a high return on investment next year.
While we are disappointed not to be able to host TFX this year, we are still planning to connect the built environment industry and support industry growth through a range of hybrid and digital events and opportunities, including the Be Summit this September and October and our new CPD BUILDer, launching in the coming months
What are the next show dates?
Total Facilities will run 10 – 12 May 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
I’m an exhibitor and/or sponsor, can I expect a refund?
We want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible so that you have the confidence to continue to do business next year. We are committed to supporting the built environment industry and our customers by offering a number of options:
- Transferring your stand booking to TFX 2022 in Melbourne (MCEC, May 10-12)
- Transferring your investment to our Built Environment Summits in Melbourne and/or Sydney. This events are designed to be able to run 100% on line in the event of future lockdowns being in place
- Transferring your investment into delivering CPD accredited education and training modules across our new on-line portal
- Withdraw / Refund
Please note – for all exhibitors who have secured a business funding grant, we have been informed that funding can stay with a Grantee for rescheduled events as a result of COVID-19 up until 31 December 2022. We have reached out to the Business Events Grants team for more clarification and will provide more information on this as it comes to hand.
Should you wish to withdraw then the principles as set out under part (a) Cancellation will apply and all sums paid by the Exhibitor will be either (1) refunded by the Organiser to the Exhibitor within 14 days; or (2) if agreed between the parties (acting reasonably) held over to the next Exhibition or otherwise dealt with in any other manner agreed.
Should you like to speak to a member of our team about your specific exhibiting options, please contact your Client Manager.
I plan on exhibiting at Total Facilities in 2022 in Melbourne. What’s next?
For those with a booking for the 2021 event, you will simply be able to recontract your stand booking at the current stand rates (frozen from 2020). You can contact the team here or contact the event Client Manager directly for more information.
What is the Be Summit?
While the main exhibitions show floors won’t return until 2022, we are excited to still be planning to deliver our newest event brand the Be Summit, in both Melbourne and Sydney in September and October respectively.
The Be Summit is a one-day conference, bringing together Australia’s built environment leaders, government policymakers, and market experts to build a roadmap of recovery, and pave the way for future construction and development within Australia’s built environments. The summits are designed as hybrid events with both in person and virtual attendee options to ensure that these event can run regardless of restrictions. Find out more about the Be Summits here.
What is Total Facilities?
Total Facilities leads the future of Australia’s facilities and workplaces through a three-day collaboration into the world of facilities management (FM).
Held annually between Sydney and Melbourne, it’s the nation’s single most important business event for FM and like-minded professionals with the common goal of optimising facility and workplace performance. Over three days it presents leading innovation and thinking for driving efficiency and productivity through world-class FM.
When and where is Total Facilities happening?
How is Total Facilities preparing to be COVID safe?
Who can attend Total Facilities?
Total Facilities is a business event for the facilities management and building-related industries. It is NOT open to members of the public. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or the entrance. We suggest you bring along business card, invoice or company documentation along with personal identification such as a drivers licence or passport. Students enrolled in a relevant course at a tertiary level may attend the show if they have the appropriate student identity card.
How can I attend Total Facilities? Is it free?
Can you tell me who is exhibiting?
The exhibitor directory will be available in 2022.
I want to book a stand
Can I bring children?
As this is a business event for those people working in the industry, we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. The exception is infants under one year old that cannot be separated from their primary caregiver. If you bring an infant we strongly recommend that you carry them in a baby harness due to crowds (strictly no prams or shopping trolleys allowed at the show). This applies to the children of both visitors and exhibitors. Under no circumstances are any children permitted into the exhibition halls during Move In and Move Out of the show.
I am a student, am I able to attend the event?
Students are welcome at Total Facilities, however they are required to pre-register online or have prior consent from the Total Facilities team. Only students studying a related course will qualify for entry.
Can international visitors attend Total Facilities?
All international visitors need to apply for a business visa. The passport which you hold will determine whether you can apply online, or if you need to lodge a paper-based application. Before lodging any application please take note of any travel restrictions that may apply. Click here for more information.
Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Embassy in your country or in some cases can be made online. For more information visit the Department of Immigration website.
Please note that the organisers DO NOT provide visa invitation letters to international visitors.
Who are the organisers?
What do I do if someone tries to sell me the Total Facilities databases and visitor lists?
This is a scam and you should ignore them. Total Facilities operates under strict data privacy laws, and we do not share our visitor or any other internal data with unauthorised third parties.
Any communication you may receive offering you to rent/buy or download our visitor or exhibitor contacts is a scam and should be deleted. We are currently exploring legal avenues to shut down these practices