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World FM Day 2014

WORLD FM DAY 2014: June 4, 2014

“Connected FM, Connected World: A Focus on Global Knowledge Sharing”

Initiated in 2008 by Global FM, the aim of World FM Day is to raise the profile of the FM profession, not just in local markets, but anywhere FMs influence the health, safety, productivity and wellbeing of people who utilize the built environment.

This year’s theme is “Connected FM, Connected World – Global Knowledge Sharing,” focusing on how we connect with our own organizations, how we understand our clients and importantly, how we can tailor and share information and learning to grow individual businesses and the profile of the wider industry.

IFMA staff and the Houston Chapter will be hosting a World FM Day luncheon in conjunction with a facility tour at the Julia Ideson Library in downtown Houston from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

About the facility: In 2006, the Julia Ideson Library Preservation Partners (JILPP) was formed as a Texas not-for-profit corporation. This group accepted the challenge of raising the funds necessary to build a new archival wing for the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, located at the Ideson Library since 1976, and enhance and restore the historic building. The capital campaign was launched in October 2007 and raised US$32 million by October 2010.

Planning your day:

Be it a formal panel seminar, a staff office lunch, a social media chat or a client networking event, World FM Day provides a catalyst to engage hundreds of individuals, companies, associations and partners in celebrating their successes and showing the world the important contributions facility management brings to the built environment.

Promoting your activity:

Let us know what you intend to do for World FM Day and we will further promote it in our social media channels — serving as both information sharing and as an inspiration to others who are looking for great ways to get involved.

The following promotional materials are available to help you plan your event:

Join the IFMA World FM Day Twitter Chat on June 4:

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, @IFMA will pose a hot topic FM question on Twitter every 30 minutes. Join the conversation using #WorldFMDay and connect with colleagues from around the world.

Our gift to you: Earn a globally recognized FM credential

Celebrate this World FM Day with a special offer on IFMA credentials, your means of tapping into the collected knowledge of the international FM community. IFMA credentials set you apart from your peers and pave the way for professional growth and success. Purchase the FMP or SFP® credential by Sunday, June 15 and use the special discount code “FMDAY2014” at checkout to receive US$100 off.


Further information:

For more details about World FM Day, how to participate and examples of events, please go to