“We were able to accomplish a great deal of work … to just focus on business, [with] no distractions. [We] were able to accomplish something that would take three or four meetings back in the office.”“In my opinion, the exchange of information through BuildingsXchange will improve [the] performance and economics of future projects with my company.”Do such comments from forward-thinking facilities professionals – your peers – pique your interest? These offer merely a glimpse of the level of excitement and enthusiasm BuildingsXchangeSM garnered last year from leading industry players.BuildingsXchangeSM, presented by Stamats Buildings Media Inc., publisher of Buildings magazine and creator of Buildings.com, is a senior-level executive forum designed to provide efficiency in the way you evaluate products and services. Over a three-day period, facilities executives who have strategic procurement responsibilities, meet one-on-one with senior executives from leading vendor companies in concise, uninterrupted meetings with pre-determined agendas. Although the setting is top-of-the-line, the purpose of the gathering is completely about compressing your vendor evaluation cycle. This revolutionary, efficient strategic sales event satisfies your evaluation/purchasing initiatives, allowing you to accelerate the selection of suppliers and create long-term partnerships. You control the process: In the months preceding the event, one of the goals of BuildingsXchangeSM is to partner up buyers and sellers as much as possible, so that when they meet in private, confidential sessions, they can get right down to business.Last year, the first-ever BuildingsXchangeSM focused on energy management and engineered systems. Participants discussed a wide range of solutions for the unique challenges they face in their new construction and modernization projects, as well as their day-to-day operational strategies. Many are eagerly anticipating this year’s events: the first, August 8-11, will expand the concept into the interior products marketplace; the second, September 12-15, builds on last year’s high level of interest with the second annual BuildingsXchangeSM: Energy and Engineered Systems.We are targeting companies who:Are industry leaders in the commercial and institutional buildings market and have innovative initiatives for new building or modernization projects.Have responsibility for more than 1 million net square feet of space and have budgeted projects for the next two years.Have a senior executive charged with evaluating energy-related/engineered systems and interior products.Seek the most efficient way to explore, build, and solidify their preferred vendor list.Are concerned with the life-cycle cost and long-term effect of product purchases.Need to adapt to the changing business environment.Does this sound like you? Create a better business model for your company’s future through BuildingsXchangeSM. You’ll be glad you did.For more information, contact Jon Lowell, Director, BuildingsXchange, at (952) 277-0800 or (firstname.lastname@example.org); or Linda Monroe, Editorial Director, Buildings magazine, at (319) 364-6167 or ([email protected]). More information and a video are available at (www.buildingsxchange.com).