Senior FM stakeholders gather to discuss the industry’s future at the renowned Innovation Lab annual conference

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Over 400 likeminded individuals gather to discuss the future of the facilities management industry as they explore forthcoming trends, challenges, purposeful initiatives, andpioneering solutions at the industry’s renowned Innovation Lab on Thursday 23rd February 2023. 

Set in the iconic Manchester Central Convention Complex, the event promises to deliver a day of solution exploration, professional development, and networking to assist businessesin overcoming today’s challenges while providing a platform to take on tomorrow’s.

As FM professionals continue to face several shared challenges, the Innovation Lab will host various expert speakers to address the developing financial crisis, skills shortages, shifting workforce demographics and several other subjects. As market uncertainty grows, the author of When the Clouds Come and influential leadership authority with a unique multi sector viewpoint on creating innovative and sustainable change, Drew Povey joins first as keynote speaker to talk about managing change and turbulence. 

Up next, the Innovation Lab welcomes one of the UK’s leading experts on generational change, Dr. Paul Redmond to discuss the future of work, roles at risk of being replaced by technology and how companies can establish a highly engaged workforce, particularly amongst Millennials and Gen Z. Paul writes regularly for national newspapers and other publications and is a frequent guest on radio and TV programmes, appearing regularly on the BBC and independent current affairs shows.

Subsequently, described by FORBES magazine as ‘A Game Changer’ and trusted by some of the biggest brands including Emirates, Warner Brothers and McDonalds, Geoff Rammjoins to talk about delivering a “Celebrity Service” and helping brands create a gap in their service experience they never knew existed, therefore enhancing customer retention.

As the “great resignation” further unfolds in a post pandemic world, Russell Beck steps onto the Innovation lab stage to deliver delegates tangible actions that unlock the potential and productivity of their most expensive asset: their people. Equally important, providing a new perspective into looking after people today to ensure they are around for tomorrow.

Finally, Figen Murray, Lead Campaigner of Martyn’s Law,and Nick Aldworth, Former Chief Superintendent and Counter-Terrorism and Risk Director for Carlisle Support Services, will join to talk about Martyn’s Law, a newly proposed legislation that will place more responsibility on the owners of publicly accessible locations for the security and protection from terrorist incidents.

The event also hosts a panel discussion with Arriva Rail London’s HR Director Oliver Grant, Tesco’s Head of Security Operations Emma Swail, Northern Trains’ Head of Retail Operations Jason Wade, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Safety Officer Eileen Williams. These representatives step onto the stage to talk about their transformational success journeys in the face of change and uncertainty, delivering tangible advice to senior representatives and leaders from other organisations of various sizes that may face similar challenges.

The rail industry will have its own features with presentations and open discussions around its future as it more than doubles activities by 2050, optimising revenue protection as well as streamlining data and service provision. With delegates from over 13 of the UK train operating companies, key stage appearances include Greater Anglia, Arrival Rail London, ITAL and Carlisle’s Director of Rail Strategy with over 20 years of service provision experience and more than 2,300 employees working in the sector. 

Throughout the day, attendees will also be presented with various other subjects from changing the face of security, to technology in FM, associated returns for complementary people and tech strategies, procuring successful support services contracts, and the growing focus of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG). 

Confirmed attendees include senior stakeholders from the UK’s largest organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry University, this year’s Eurovision host M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club,Liverpool Football Club, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Northern Trains, Avanti West Coast and many more. 

Besides learning from invaluable speakers and enjoying great food and drinks throughout the day, attendees will also be able to engage with over 50 innovators showcasing their latest solutions to deliver exceptional environments, no matter the circumstances. These include 2CL Communications, Marlowe Fire and Security, Arval UK, Reckitt Benckiser Group and many more. 

Chief Executive Officer of the event’s host, Carlisle Support Services, Paul Evans said:

Working with a prestigious and world-class portfolio of brands, the day will allow seniorstakeholders to discuss the specific challenges they are facing, meet potential new disruptors and engage in peer-to-peer enlightenment around solutions.

We look forward to providing attendees a new perspective on sustainable innovations and robust change management for successful implementation of technological breakthroughs within existing workforce.”

Following the annual conference, the event’s host, Carlisle Support Services invites exclusive guests at their Annual Superstar Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of people across the industry. This features the introduction of the Martyn Hett Award for Contribution to Counter-Terrorismas Carlisle welcomes the implementation ofMartyn’s Lawwithin the industry. The award will be presented by Figen Murray herself, the force behind Martyn’s Law andmother of Martyn Hett, one of22 people killed in the Manchester Arena bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017.

Event registrations for the Innovation Lab are still available on Eventbrite at

Registration now open for Maintenance Dortmund 2023

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You can now register for Maintenance Dortmund by clicking the link below.

Collaboration, transparency, control, efficiency; All attributed to the power of digital transformation. Yet…only 40% of capital projects employ digital solutions at all.

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On 12.12.22, Join 1000 + capital project professionals LIVE by signing up to ‘Developing a Pathway to Capital Project Digitization’, a webinar exploring routes to high tech, high efficiency capital project execution which minimize disruption and employee unrest.   Register for FREE now to join the digital debate!    In this 1-hour LIVE event featuring:  

  • Mohamed El-Mehalawi, Global improvement leader, Dow  
  • Theunis Myburg, Digital Portfolio Manager, LyondellBasell  
  • Jeff Ackerman, Former (CIO) - Capital Projects, Engineering, and Asset Support, Shell  
  • Pablo Destefanis, CIO, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC

Reuters Events will explore the industries digitization effort, as well as how to best tackle the journey lying ahead. Key themes include:   

  • Foundational Data: Maximize digital potential through building a data foundation to support an informative, easy to use digital ecosystem.  
  • Digital Mindsets: Ensure satisfaction across project teams with the digital pathway implemented through transparency, training, and support.   
  • Untangling the Solution Web: Step away from the demands of individuals projects to take in and digest the options out there which can be applied reliably across all future projects by targeting consistent pain points.   
  • Guidebook to Digital Proficiency: Understand the journey ahead from assessing current digital infrastructure to defining a vision for the future of capital project execution, optimizing the entire project lifecycle step by step.   

Register for FREE now to join the digital debate!    Can’t attend LIVE on the day? We have you covered! Register anyway, and the recording will be sent direct to your inbox to view at your leisure- you’re welcome!   Kind regards,  Reuters Events 


maintenance Dortmund 2023

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Germany's leading trade fair for industrial maintenance

More than 200 suppliers represent all facets of modern maintenance: classic products and services for maintenance, inspection and repair and modern solutions for the digitalization of maintenance processes in industry are part of the trade fair offering. Technical cleaning and occupational safety and health in maintenance are completing the portfolio. A top-class supporting program with practice-relevant specialist presentations and intensive exchange of experience between research, renowned sector experts and users from industry will round off the successful trade fair days in the best possible way.

Dates: May 24-25, 2023

Address: Messe Dortmund, Halls 4 & 5, Rheinlanddamm 200, 44139 Dortmund, Germany


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Tel.: +49 (0)89 127 165 133

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2023 is nearly upon us.

In early February, the worlds of mechanical engineering and electronics will converge at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, where hundreds of exhibitors will explain to thousands of enthusiastic visitors how they can raise the efficiency and productivity of their manufacturing and other industrial activities. 

The international, multidisciplinary exhibition is a showcase not just for UK and Irish firms, but for companies from continental Europe and further afield. The enormous diversity of products and services means that it is an ideal venue for addressing multiple sourcing requirements efficiently.

Among the stands that will be of interest are those featuring materials for bonding, sealing and other applications.Chiltern Connections supplies silicones, adhesives, resins and thermal interface materials to the automotive, aerospace, LED, wearable technologies and electronics industries.Conro Electronics is an authoriseddistributor for leading brands such as Humiseal, Indium, Henkel Loctite and MetcalElantasEurope's portfolio includes melting resins for bonding and vibration protection, adhesives for bonding and sealing,and thermal interface materials for eMobility. 

Other names in this area aretechnical adhesive tape supplierElder EngineeringHitek Electronic Materials, which specialises inhigh performance epoxy encapsulants and adhesives, technical tape providerPPI Adhesive Products, andRobafoam, which specialises in equipment forrobotic application of 2D and 3D compression jointsand foam seals.

Ecotile will be at the show to explain the advantages of industrial flooringbased onits low-maintenance, interlocking tiles that solve damaged flooring problems. Recyclable and fire retardant, they can be fitted easily over any hard subfloor to enhance workplace safety, as is currently the case in manymanufacturing facilities, warehouses and environmentswhere forklift use is heavy

Health, safety and sustainability guidance is offered by machining coolants, oils, lubricants and greases supplier Oemeta UK, which is always seeking to place itself in the forefront of meeting regulatory requirements and is constantly developing new technologies in response to customer requests. In the area of training, Advanced Rework Technology is one of the longest-running IPC certification centres in Europe, offering all levels of IPC training that plays a key role in bringing safety as well as value to the electronics industry.

Environmental control is another hot topic and there will be many exhibitors contributing to the goal of ensuring clean working conditions. Brownell designs and manufactures equipment to protect against high humidity and atmospheric-related issues, whileDustcontrol supplies extraction and centralised vacuum systems.Dycem offers similar solutions and Filtermistproducts and services ensure the air in factories is free from oil, mist, dust, smoke, VOCs and other contaminants.

Well worth a visit will be the stand of Process Parameters, an established UK manufacturer of industrial temperature sensors including thermocouples and platinum resistance thermometers. The company is also a distributor for Optris, which develops and manufactures infrared sensors and thermal cameras for non-contact surface temperature measurementin a wide variety of applications within manufacturing involving plastics, metals and glass. 

Alongside the exhibition and demonstration areas, over the three days there will be an extensive technical seminar programme, which will be especially strong this time. It will give visitors and exhibitors alike valuable learning opportunities, with a particular focus on the technical, managerial and environmental issues facing manufacturers today. 

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2023 opens from 7th to 9th February and will co-locate again with AutoAero, a specialist theme within the exhibition devoted to aerospace and automotive engineering. There is a regular, free bus service between Farnborough’s Main and North Camp railway stations and the show. Admission and parking are also free of charge. More information and tickets are available from

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WWEM 2022 to be LIVE in Telford

Following last year’s hugely successful virtual event, the WWEM organisers are delighted to announce that WWEM 2022 will take place live at the Telford International Centre on 12th and 13th October. Covering regulations, standards, process control, pollution prevention, test methods and monitoring, WWEM will focus on Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring in both process water and natural water resources.

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to return to live events again,” says organiser Marcus Pattison. “Last year’s virtual event enabled a broader group of people to access the presentations, but the pandemic prevented all of us from exploiting the advantages of face-to-face meetings. As a focused event, WWEM therefore offers everyone the opportunity to meet a lot of key people in a short space of time, whilst accessing an enormous amount of the latest information.”

The WWEM presentation programme is supported by a comprehensive range of seminars, and two major international exhibitions featuring most of the world’s leading suppliers of environmental monitoring equipment, analytical testing instrumentation and support services.

Registration for both WWEM and the co-located AQE Air Quality & Emissions show, is free and available from By registering prior to the event, visitors will be entitled to free parking, free refreshments and complementary access to both events.  

The overall objective for 2022 will be to focus on learning and development. “There will be over 100 hours of free content available,” explains Oliver Grievson, who helped to organise the programme. “We have involved several key professional organisations such as CIWEM, the IES and the IMC to ensure that the content is relevant and appropriate for professional development. WWEM 2022 therefore represents a great opportunity for everyone from the newest apprentices to the most experienced industry experts.” Oliver is the founder of WIPAC (Water Industry Process Automation & Control), the LinkedIn Group, which currently has over 11,000 members.

A Pollution Forum will focus on a recent investigation from the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) into river water quality and the new monitoring requirements outlined in Section 82 of the Environment Act 2021.

Effluent and river water quality will also be addressed by speakers from the Environment Agency, CIWEM, United Utilities and the Southern Water Storm Overflow Taskforce. In the afternoon, the Rivers Trust will host a major session focusing on citizen science; looking at the ways in which any interested individuals can help improve the spatial and temporal monitoring of the UK’s rivers.


A Flow Forum will run on the first day of WWEM, featuring speakers from the Environment Agency, Thames Water, Morrison Water Services and the Coal Authority, with presentations covering the latest requirements and practical insights for installers and operators of flow monitoring equipment.

Within a Digital Zone, BIM4Water will run a series of presentations and workshops designed to share knowledge and enhance skills in the digital transformation of the water sector through better information management. BIM4Water is a cross industry not-for-profit group which is open to all organisations involved in the management and delivery of water and wastewater assets and services. A series of SWAN (Smart Water Networks Forum) workshops will also bring together key players to collaborate and accelerate the use of data-driven solutions in water and wastewater networks. The second day of the Digital Zone will see presentations by technology experts from within the supply chain.

A Communications Zone will focus on digital transformation. Developments in communications technology are the enablers of the advantages that are now being realised, and speakers will describe the latest advances in a range of communications technologies. Vodafone will explain how narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), a wireless communications standard, is ideal for devices that handle relatively small amounts of data with a low bandwidth and a low power requirement. Ground Control will describe the application of satellite communications, Siemens will explain the role of EDGE in IoT, and advances in radio communications will be described by Radio Data Networks.

The hugely successful Instrumentation Apprentice Competition will again operate throughout WWEM. The competition is free to enter, with teams generally coming from utilities and service providers. All competitors are invited to the Gala Dinner (12th Oct) and receive free membership of the Institute of Measurement & Control.

WWEM has partnered with the Future Water Association to run a ‘Water Dragons’ heat on 12th October, during the conference/exhibition. Water Dragons provides a unique opportunity for companies to pitch product, service or process innovations to a panel of senior water company executives and industry specialists.

Summarising the plans for these two events, Marcus Pattison says: “It is tremendously exciting to be able to run a physical event again – everyone keeps telling me that they can’t wait to meet again! This year the volume of available content is incredible – I would urge everyone to plan their trip very carefully so that they can jump in and out of their sessions of most relevance, to maximise the benefit of their visit.

“Can I also ask everyone to REGISTER NOW at – it’s free and only takes a few seconds. Registered visitors will be entitled to free parking, free entry, free lunch and refreshments, but most importantly, they will be provided with free access to all of the presentations (both AQE and WWEM), both exhibitions and all of the seminars and workshops that will take place!

“Telford benefits from easy access and the International Centre has hotels on site, so that visitors can stay for both days. So, as you can probably tell, we are really excited about this year’s events and we can’t wait to see everyone in Telford!”

Celebrating the best in UK manufacturing and engineering excellence and innovation

Manufacturing and Engineering Week brings together a series of events showcasing end-to-end manufacturing and engineering solutions, to encourage conversation, business, knowledge sharing and action.

The UK remains a global force for engineering and manufacturing; driving innovation, leading on the industrial agenda, the green economy, industry 4.0 and being at the forefront of the response to the global pandemic, however in a post-Covid and post-Brexit world, Britain’s standing, and its future, will require engineering and manufacturing to grow and strengthen.  

Manufacturing and Engineering Week (M&E Week) covers the entire product lifecycle from design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance and seeks to celebrate the sector sharing successes and future insight, raising critical discussion and is a destination for professionals to source products and services in order to keep them competitive.

The week will feature digital sessions on Tuesday (7 June 2022), followed by live events on Wednesday & Thursday (8-9 June 2022) with a round up and key takeaways to finish the week on Friday (10 June 2022)

Maintec 8-9 June 2022, NEC Birmingham

Maintec is the longest standing exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, reliability and asset management industry. Throughout its 40-year history, the event has continued to meet the needs of the maintenance engineer. Featuring a large expo floor, a keynote conference theatre, practical workshops and exclusive networking opportunities, it is the ideal platform for the community to meet, network and source the latest solutions from leading manufacturers and suppliers of maintenance technology.

What’s on

Thousands of new products from hundreds of leading brands allowing visitors to see the UK’s leading maintenance engineering suppliers in one place. See who’s exhibiting at

Types of products and services include: • Asset Management • Boilers, Burners & Combustion • Buildings & Facilities maintenance • Compressed Air Products • Condition Monitoring • Consultancy • Drives & Controls • Electrical Maintenance • Energy & environmental technologies • Health & Safety • IT Software • Lubrication equipment • Maintenance Outsourcing • Plant Equipment • Predictive Maintenance • Pumps & Valves • Sensors & Systems • Servicing • Thermography • Training


Supplier case study led presentations which will deliver practical solutions to immediate manufacturing problems such as how to avoid predictive maintenance project failure.

CPD Accredited Conference

High-level keynote presentations, panel discussions and debates with a particular focus on SME’s and OEM’s strategy.

Topics include: • digitalisation • optimisation strategies • regulation • training • predictive maintenance • analytics and digital twins • capital asset management • IT and OT • waste treatment and recovery and much more

Colocated Events

Maintec is collocated alongside 3 other leading events – Manufacturing Expo, Engineering Expo and Design Engineering Expo under the umbrella of Manufacturing And Engineering Week. Manufacturing and Engineering Week (M&E Week) covers the entire product lifecycle from design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance and seeks to celebrate the sector sharing successes and future insight, raising critical discussion and is a destination for professionals to source products and services in order to keep them competitive.

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Maintek Show

Maintek Show, the 1st equipment, technological and service’s fair in Portugal for maintenance and Industrial Assets Management will take place at Alfandega do Porto Congress Centre on March 10th and 11 March.

This specialized and niche fair fills a sector gap and aims to be the meeting point for the professionals in the portuguese sector. Industrial maintenance, as a critical area for the proper functioning of the entire production chain, has taken on an increasingly important role with a strong impact on the safety in human resources.

Maintek Show is entrance free, however the registration is mandatory. More information in available on 

Southern Manufacturing 2022 – maintaining efficiency more important than ever

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics makes its long-awaited return to Farnborough from February 8th to 10th 2022.

With many of its regular exhibitors returning for 2022, the exhibition will once again field a remarkably extensive exhibitor list covering the complete range of engineering activities, from high-tech machine tools and automation to components and subcontract services. Vendors from throughout the UK are presenting, as well as a considerable number of off-shore participants from across Europe, Asia and the Far East.

The 20,000m² Farnborough International Exhibition Centre is virtually sold out, making the show an incredible opportunity to source components, workshop equipment, tools and pretty much everything else under one roof. With the difficulties of travel at the present time, such an opportunity is not to be missed. A few of the familiar names finding their way back for 2022 include Brady, Faro, Guhring, Mitutoyo (UK), Boxford, Loctite-Henkel, Nikon Metrology and numerous others. Engineering service providers include Fife Fabrications, FB Avak, Perfect Bore, Rose Plastic, Jenks & Cattell Engineering, Havant Sheet Metal, Southern Springs & Pressings, MJ Allen together with a good many others.

Cost reduction and energy efficiency has taken on a new urgency as firms struggle to reduce overheads in these challenging times. Many of Southern’s exhibitors this year are focussed on squeezing maximum efficiency from existing resources. One such firm is InTouch Monitoring, that will showcase its Intouch i4 Cloud monitoring, scheduling, reporting and analytics system, designed to improve throughput and reduce energy consumption in a manufacturing environment. Available on monthly subscription, the system ensures all machines are fully utilised and the increased efficiency that results often obviates the need to buy new machines, claims the company. The system connects to any ERP and can improve overall equipment efficiency and throughput, decrease downtime, increase profit and reduce energy consumption.

Hardcoating Technologies provides premium coating solutions for machining, wear, and decorative applications. The firm says that its PVD coatings greatly extend the life of any tool that it is deposited on due to its far higher hardness and wear resistance. HTL has recently started a re-grind and recoat service for tools such as drills, endmills and reamers. Re-grinding is a cost-effective alternative to replacement, with benefits further enhanced further with the addition of a suitable coating.

T Cards Direct highlights the latest release of its visual time management tool, aimed at improving the efficient utilisation of human resources. The new version includes new admin pages, simple to follow setup and a clear editable framework. The management tool allocates tracks and improves efficiency, says the company. The system is adaptable and customisable for workplaces which have their own specific requirements for a planning system to improve business.

The show is also a fantastic place to source components, spares and consumables. Several major distributors from both the UK and continental Europe will be present, between them offering a vast range of components and replacement parts. Electrical and electromechanical vendors include Telegartner UK, Transfer Multisort Elektronic, Wurth Electronics, Ozdisan Elektronik amongst others. Pneumatic components are exhibited by Leybold, Pneumax and Lee Products, and there are springs by Lee Spring and European Springs & Pressings.

AS Controls is the sole UK representative for Spohn & Burkhardt controls, NBB radio remote controls, Sitec safety switches and Koduct Cable Chains in the UK & Ireland. Workplace storage equipment manufacturer, Bott, will showcase a professional storage system, created from products in its cubio range. The range also integrates with the company’s CNC tool storage options, incorporating Lean, 5S and Six Sigma initiatives, promoting efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Tool suppliers at the show include Berger Tools and CKI.

The ever-popular free seminar programme also returns for 2022 in a socially-distanced format. With UK business now operating in a post-covid, post-Brexit world, keeping abreast of the latest legislation and management strategies has never been more important. This year, among the topics discussed, Tim Scurlock of Applied Lean Consulting gives some ideas on how to drive continuous improvement in your business, and Graham Cooper offers practical tips on energy usage reduction in manufacturing.  Sessions run over all three days and a full list is available on the show’s website at

Farnborough International Exhibition Centre is among Europe’s most up-to-date exhibition sites, with extensive infection control measures in place to help ensure as low-risk an environment as possible. There’s free onsite car parking for 3,500 vehicles, as well as a dedicated free bus service between Farnborough’s train stations straight to the show. The venue itself delivers a very good standard of services including a free WiFi service and on-site catering.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2022 opens from February 8th to 10th. Admission to the exhibition is free. More information and tickets are available from

Southern Manufacturing returns to Farnborough

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics will make a welcome return to Farnborough from February 8th to 10th 2022.

The show’s eagerly-awaited revival comes as engineering firms across the country are getting back to business and keen to reinvigorate their order books. Happily, many of the show’s regular participants have weathered the turbulent conditions of the last 20 months and are now eager to pitch their stalls at the UK’s longest running and largest annual engineering show. As in previous years, the show features an incredible array of high-tech automation, mechanical and electronics components, tooling, industrial hardware, business and subcontract services from all over the UK, continental Europe and beyond.

Among the big names returning for 2022, Brady will highlight examples from its wide range of automated labelling solutions that include industrial-grade labels, automated label printing software and automated print & apply systems. Solutions on show include the Wraptor A6200 Wrap Printer Applicator, designed to greatly speed-up labelling operations.

C.K Tools will showcase its popular premium range of ESD compliant pliers, precision pliers, tweezers and screwdrivers, together with its wide range of C.K VDE approved screwdrivers and pliers which have become must-have items for professional electricians’ toolkits.

StocExpo 2022 unveils a full, future-focused conference programme

StocExpo, the largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, which returns 8-10 March 2022 at the Rotterdam Ahoy, has unveiled a jam-packed conference programme exploring the future of liquid storage.

The conference will take place over all three days of the event, and will feature some of the bulk liquid storage sector’s best and brightest exploring the industry’s hottest themes; energy transition, digitalisation, robotics, and the future of the industry.

Day one – Energy Transition (8 March) will explore the tank storage industry’s role in the future of energy storage, looking at changing capacity requirements by location, future market shares of biofuels, hydrogen and LNG, flow battery storage, and geopolitical intrigue impacting the European tank storage sector. 

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