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Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum

Dates: Sept. 6-7, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., USA, 20001

“Collectively, we can make a difference — a difference that will impact our careers, our companies and our country.” – Tom Meyers, Dyson Commercial


​What is IFMA's Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum​?

Engaging in the legislative process can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. This two-day annual event provides training on addressing elected officials and the opportunity to meet directly with congressional representatives to help ensure that policy decisions positively impact the facility management industry. Held in Washington, D.C., the event is open to U.S. residents and is free for IFMA members to attend.

Advocacy Day 2016 Webinar

  • Click HERE to view the recording of the webinar.
  • Click HERE to download a copy of the presentation.

Do you know who your ​congressional representatives are? Do they know who YOU are?

Do the ​people elected and appointed to serve you in federal, state and local government understand the critical role​ of facility management in creating a safer, healthier, more sustainable ​society? If not, it's your responsibility to ​help inform the decisions made at our nation's highest level. You can personally influence policy on issues ​such as:

  • Energy policy
  • Sustainability
  • Tax policy
  • Disaster preparation and recovery
  • Emergency response
  • Work safety policy
  • Facility management standardization
  • Education and training
  • Smart buildings
  • Worker mobility

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Top 5 reasons to attend IFMA's Advocacy DayTop 5 reasons to attend:

  1. Get a first-hand look at how Congress creates and implements the laws that affect your business.
  2. Learn about pending legislation that may directly impact FM.
  3. Participate in the legislative process.
  4. Get policy updates from the source — including IFMA’s legislative team, administration officials and members of Congress.
  5. Meet with your representatives at their offices in the U.S. House and Senate and help ensure that their decisions will positively impact FM.

See what you missed — check out event photos from 2015 »

Interested or have questions? Contact:

Jeff Johnson, Director, External Relations, or +1-202-746-4484
Jed Link, Manager, Communications, or +1-281-377-5012