Sodexo is one of the lead sponsors for the Quora Smartworking Summits 2016 programme.

Now in its 14th year, the Quora Smartworking Summits stem from a frustration of only seeing siloed events that addressed a specific business function whereas the real corporate world demands cross-functional decisions for continually improve work performance. The 2016 programme kicks off on 15 March, with two further summits planned for 8 June and 5 October.

Neil Murray, Regional chair and CEO corporate services for UK and Ireland says, “We are proud to support the Smartworking Summits programme this year. Each event brings together senior executives to discuss and examine issues around workplace from retention and engagement of employees through to workspace planning and the impact of these areas on productivity and therefore the bottom line.

This is an area close to our heart. We believe the services we deliver should not only offer clients a facilities management solution but one that impacts positively on the daily lives of their employees. It is an exciting year for Quora as the Summits move venue to accommodate the growing popularity of the events and we look forward to supporting Quora in this new phase in what are already well-established and respected events.”

The Summits feature widely-acclaimed CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, CHRO, and Group Property Director speakers, with debate on the changing nature of work under Chatham House rules. For the first time, the three professional bodies, BIFM, CIPD, and RICS have joined forces behind a single programme, the 2016 Summits.

Summits attract a 250-strong FTSE100/ Fortune 500 C-suite audience for each event and for 2016, they will be held at St. Paul’s 200 Aldersgate.

Sally Smithson, Quora’s director says, “We’re absolutely thrilled to have Sodexo join us for our Smartworking Summits. Their focus on delivering services that improve the quality of life are a huge factor in driving productivity in today’s rapidly changing work ecosystems. There is a perfect fit between Sodexo’s capabilities and the aims of our Summits.

Sodexo UK and Ireland employs some 34,000 people who provide quality of life services at some 1,850 locations for clients in the public and private sector in the corporate; education; healthcare; defence; leisure and justice sectors. The company is a trusted facilities management partner for many high profile clients including the Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Justice; University College London; Eton College; Ascot Racecourse; Scottish Parliament; GSK; AstraZeneca to name just a few.

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