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03 August 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

The Facilities Industry Annual Summer River Boat Party is one of the most popular events in the facilities management industry’s calendar. This year's event, held on July 14 aboard the fabulous paddle-steamer the Dixie Queen, was the first under the stewardship of ThisWeekinFM. It was bigger and better than any of those that had sailed before.

Around 400 professionals from facilities management companies, product suppliers as well as end user client firms enjoyed great hospitality and an unforgettable evening on the River Thames in support of Global FM Week.

The summer sun and clear skies created a jaw-dropping backdrop of London as we sailed east past the Tower of London, on past Canary Wharf and historic Greenwich, around the O2 peninsula and through the Thames Barrier before turning back for a Grand Finale. Just before we docked, Tower Bridge was raised and London’s busy traffic came to a halt, allowing the Dixie Queen to pass through in a blaze of coloured lights.

ThisWeekinFM would like to especially thank our Headline Sponsor Innovise Software, a cloud based software provider who help FM’ers control costs, achieve contractual SLAs, meet KPIs and drive up customer service.

And we mustn’t forget our Associate Sponsors; Artic Building Services, Bridge Recruitment, Inspired Conferences, FSI, The Keyholding Company, LCC Support Services, Molex, PRS Recruitment Services, SCA Hygiene Products, Southern Drain Services, Tact FM and Trios Group, as well as everyone who came to show their support on the night. Thanks!

Zoodikers captured some awesome footage during the evening, to watch the showreel click the image below. 


Book now to avoid disappointment

A high demand for next years’ event is anticipated, with many tables reserved already. For further information and to guarantee your place(s) for next year please contact us now:

Laurence Allen on, 07455 302 694


David Mapps on, 0740 228 4747.

Pictures and Video by Santiago Pilgrim, Zoodikers

Article written by Dave Mapps | Published 03 August 2016


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