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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

  • IFMA hires Lara Paemen as Director, IFMA Europe

    IFMA hires Lara Paemen as Director, IFMA Europe

    April 25, 2017
    IFMA has tapped Lara Paemen to serve as Director, IFMA Europe. With extensive experience in workplace strategy, business and business consulting in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, Paemen leverages practical knowledge with a progressive vision that is suited to the exciting potential in the European facility management (FM) market.
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  • IFMA and GEFMA’s “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition” now available

    IFMA and GEFMA’s “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, Second Edition” now available

    Feb. 28, 2017
    The fruits of a multi-year collaboration between the IFMA IT Community and the computer-aided facility management (CAFM) working group of the German Facility Management Association (GEFMA) have produced an updated edition of the popular book, “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology.” Co-edited by Michael May, Ph.D., and Geoff Williams, FMP, an international team of more than 20 respected authors produced the book’s content, making this comprehensive subject and textbook an authoritative resource for the FM profession.
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Regional connections

IFMA currently has chapters in ​10 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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