Bruno Lhopiteau to speak at the IFMA’s 5th Workplace & FM Asia Summit 2014 in Shenzhen on November 20-21

Bruno Lhopiteau, Guest Lecturer on Industrial Risk Management at the Sino-European School of Technology of Shanghai University (UTSEUS), and also General Manager of Siveco China, is invited to speak at the 5th Workplace & FM Asia Summit 2014 in Shenzhen on November 20 – 21. The conference is organized by IFMA, the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 78 countries. Bruno will present a paper on the topic of:



Risk Prevention in the Chinese Property Market – Lessons from 15 Years in China


Occupational safety, for both company employees and the general public, remains a perennial issue in China. Multinationals tend to approach the problem from a Western perspective, with tools designed to solve Western problems and with the belief that business operations in China will simply become more mature with the passage of time. This perspective usually fails to deliver better practical results, and has proven to be hugely inefficient. On the other hand, their Chinese counterparts, who started without any safety culture to speak of, are innovatively dealing with problems by using modern technology rather than decades-old Western wisdom. The presentation draws on case studies with local developers, property management companies and foreign operators in China, as well as academic research at Shanghai University.


Presentation outline:


– Overview of risks in the Chinese property market (operations)
– Specific issues faced by local developers and FM companies
– Enforcing best practices
– Technology as an enabler
– Why most technology projects fail
– Case studies of local developer, local FM company and foreign facility operator
– Empirical results are confirmed by academic research


Bruno Lhopiteau (, a 15-year veteran of the Chinese market, lectures on industrial risk management at the Sino-European School of Technology of Shanghai University since 2010. Bruno has extensive experience working with local infrastructure and facilities operators, first as the head of the asset management division of Swedish software vendor IFS in China, later as founder and general manager of Siveco China, the country's largest maintenance consultancy and executive director of Ides AB, a software firm active in the Chinese utility market. Bruno is a frequent speaker on industrial risk management, facilities management and maintenance at conferences and working groups. He also authored many articles on the subject.


Workplace & FM Asia Summit is the most long-standing, and respected annual conference and exposition for facility management and related professions. This is the 5th time that Workplace & FM Asia Summit is hosted in China and from Shanghai, it expands to Beijing and Shenzhen with different conversation focus. The Summit Theme for 2014 is "Leading and developing".


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About Siveco China


Siveco is the largest maintenance consultancy in China, celebrating its 10 years anniversary in 2014. Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", Siveco has developed a unique approach to address the needs of plants, facilities and infrastructures owners in China through the utilization of technological tools. While the market has historically been plagued by IT suppliers without understanding of industrial reality, Siveco is run by maintenance people for maintenance people, focusing on obtaining rapid and sustainable improvement.


Siveco supports best practices in maintenance, facility management and risk prevention through a range of services including assessment, maintenance engineering, CMMS implementation, etc. Siveco provides a suite of very intuitive mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow", known as bluebee®, running on its own cloud computing platform and compatible with any back-office maintenance system. bluebee® has won multiple awards including the prestigious 2010 Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Plant Engineering Product of the Year 2012, Engineers' Choice Award 2013 and CHaINA Award 2013.


Siveco has over 800 customer sites in China, including ABB, Alstom, Arkema, Brose, Carrefour China, CEPSA, Changcheng Property Group, CNEEC, Fushun Mining Group, GDF Suez, Greenland Holdings, IKEA, International Paper, Nokia, Saint-Gobain, Shanghai World Expo 2010 pavilions, Sichuan Lutianhua, Sogefi, ZF, etc. The company also boasts a growing export business, working alongside Asian EPC companies building plants in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.


Siveco China is headquartered in Shanghai, where it also operates a R&D center, and has with two branch offices in Chengdu and Beijing. The company is a subsidiary of Siveco Group, Europe's largest CMMS supplier with over 90,000 users worldwide.


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