Auckland 2018

24-25 Sep, Mon: 10pm-5am, Tue 10pm–4am, ASB Showgrounds

Spotless Seminar Series

Attend the free Spotless Seminar Series to upskill and expand your knowledge on topics showcasing the latest trends and insights within the facilities management and system integration industries.

Seminar seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Visitors must be registered to attend the free seminars. 

A full schedule will be available closer to the event.


Monday 24 September

Is the stuff in your building dangerous?

How many of you as Facilities Managers have had to help building occupants through a real event like a fire, earthquake or terrorist attack to know what actually happens in an emergency, and to understand WHY fire alarms, emergency lights and other safety devices are installed?

Workplace safety has in some instances made people on-site "experts" and so people worry about tears in the carpet, or potential asbestos hazards in the workplace. But in reality there are more things right under ones nose that could be a safety issue.

Facilities managers have a constant battle with day-to-day items such as lifts not working, toilets flooding or air-con not working efficiently, that the “dangerous stuff” often goes unnoticed and thus is never complained about until it is too late.

Building occupants often do things to make themselves more comfortable, or to be more sustainable in their buildings or offices without thinking of the consequences. For example positioning a recycled paper bin in an office that obstructs a marked exit will mean that in the event of a fire, or other emergency, the occupants’ survival might be compromised.

Rosemary is an international speaker, author and training practitioner specialising in building law. She is a sought-after speaker for building conferences and a regular commentator on building compliance in New Zealand. She will be speaking about building safety and more, and providing tips for how you can keep things safe in your facility.

Technology, design and user experience in the built environment

Internationally recognised for his design nous, Michael underscores the importance of balancing technology with user experience. He believes good design puts user experience at the core, a concept equally applicable to buildings and any consumer product. Space dictates behaviour, Michael argues, so designers must consider how people wayfind, enter, and move through buildings as a key component of user experience. With the relentless introduction of technology, Michael shares how to find balance in environments that foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

For nearly two decades, Michael has been a leader in the convergence of technology, education, and design. In 1999 he set out to reinvent arts education by founding the nation's largest non-profit industrial arts facility, The Crucible. Next he led Stanford's ReDesigning Theater Project to turn theatre on its head within the world-renowned dSchool, then charted the future of making and learning while leading Stanford’s Creative Ignition Lab at Autodesk in San Francisco. He finally landed at Google X, where he helms the company’s in-house prototyping lab.

The 'smart building' is here

Technology is changing the way we can design and optimise buildings for greater comfort, efficiency, and even to get your coffee and air conditioning just the way you like it!  Discover the latest in building automation and management system innovation that make buildings more energy efficient, sustainable, and occupant friendly.

Find out about the world’s most sustainable building - ‘The Edge’ - and other examples of smart buildings around the world and what technology advances mean for residential and commercial developments now and into the future.  

Facilities Management on a grand scale in the PPP context

Spotless facilities management looks after your world through design, build, mobilisation and ongoing operations. Spotless uses the latest building technology to improve building efficiencies and reduce resource usage, whilst also innovating and maintaining excellent service delivery.

Service Contract Transitions – Navigating the Journey to Success

We’ve all heard of the transition that went wrong.  It started out with such good intentions before ending in tears. 

The success of the contracted service model starts well before service is initiated, says Mark O’Connor, an expert in transition management. It defines the relationship and culture that will exist between asset owner and supplier for years to come.

In transition, we only have one chance to get it right.

 “Not only does this presentation navigate the audience through myriad potential transition derailments and associated controls, it details how the journey into and beyond transition influences success. Processes are defined, tools presented and risks evaluated.  Whether you are an asset owner, service provider or stakeholder, learnings from this presentation will ensure a robust, enjoyable transition of services.”


Tuesday 25 September

4K HDMI with HDR


Integrators now must understand how to successfully design and implement an HDMI solution that is capable of distributing 18Gbps of bandwidth.

Jeff’s two hour seminar has been tailored especially for the AV Integrator and will provide a thorough insight into how to effectively design and implement a real-world distributed HDMI solution with 4K and HDR(High Dynamic Range).

What you can expect to learn:

• How to successfully extend and distribute HDMI with 4K and HDR to multiple zones.

• Why EDID matters with 4K and HDR.

• Audio best practices when implementing 4K and HDR.

• Working with AVRS and other non-18Gps products.

Who should attend:

AV Integrator
AV Technician
AV Project Manager
AV Engineer
System Designer
Technology Manager
Media Consultant

Procuring technology and innovation

Dominic will provide some insights on applying traditional procurement models to technology required for building projects, the challenges of this approach, and presenting an alternative model for procuring technology outcomes for buildings.

The session will include discussions on managing technology; procurement risk, value and quality, and outcome delivery.

Practical examples will be provided based on Dominic’s experience working across multiple industry sectors and for clients with varied business goals.

Where's the world going?

Roger Dennis will touch on some major drivers of change that currently underpin media headlines and explain what this means for New Zealand. He will also present some of the key findings from the latest work in the Future Agenda programme.  Future Agenda is the world’s largest foresight programme and has just completed an in-depth look at the future value of data.  

Safety at height

David presents a unique “hands on” angle to Safety in Design for roof access. His presentation focuses on the practical needs of roof access