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Opportunities, resources and networking geared toward FM professionals throughout Europe.

European Advisory Board

The European Advisory Board is one of three bodies providing guidance on behalf of key world regions to IFMA’s global board of directors. The group serves to counsel IFMA on matters that will enhance engagement of members in the region and support European IFMA chapters through knowledge, education, events and networking.

European Advisory Board members:

  • Chair: Jos Duchamps
  • Vice-Chair: Alfred Waschl
  • Liaison to global board: Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow
  • Liaison to IFMA Foundation: Erik Jaspers
  • Ricco Groeneveld
  • Helena Ohlsson Skjeld, MSc Arch, Dipl. FM, CFM, IFMA Fellow
  • Erik Ahrsjö
  • Marie Puybaraud, Ph.D.
  • Maureen Ehrenberg, FRICS, CRE
  • Ondrej Strup, IFMA Fellow
IFMA European Advisory Board

Pictured (left to right) – Standing: Helena Ohlsson Skjeld, Ricco Groeneveld, Alfred Waschl, Peter Ankerstjerne, Maureen Ehrenberg (Past Chair, global Board of Directors), Tony Keane (President and CEO), Jos Duchamps, Erik Ahrsjö, Lara Paemen (Director, IFMA Europe). Seated: Erik Jaspers, Bill O'Neill (Chair, global Board of Directors). Not pictured: Marie Puybaraud, Ondrej Strup.

IFMA news in Europe

  • Event recap: FM-Day Austria 2017

    Event recap: FM-Day Austria 2017

    Sept. 27, 2017
    On 27 September, Facility Management Austria (FMA) collaborated with the IFMA Austria Chapter to bring together decision makers from the national facility management and real estate management industry with the third Austrian FM Day, held at the Park Hyatt in Vienn​a.
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  • IFMA, RICS connect on value at World Workplace Europe

    IFMA, RICS connect on value at World Workplace Europe

    June 26, 2017
    IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are celebrating successful completion of the World Workplace Europe Conference and Expo, held 30 May-1 June in Stockholm, Sweden. Slated for 15-17 May, World Workplace Europe 2018 will be held at another unique venue: La Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, Spain.
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Regional connections

IFMA currently has chapters in nine European countries, as well as alliances with FM groups in two additional countries in the region. ​Visit the website of the chapter or alliance in your country to find events near you.



Regional events

IFMA’s flagship event for the region is the World Workplace® Europe Conference and Expo, held each spring.

Upcoming events in Europe (for more, visit your local chapter website):

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Lara Paemen – Director, IFMA Europe
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