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IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages.

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  •  IFMA Board Chair Maureen Ehrenberg wins Digie Award

    IFMA Board Chair Maureen Ehrenberg wins Digie Award

    June 15, 2017
    Maureen Ehrenberg, FRICS, CRE, has been recognized with the Julie Devine Digital Impact Award at the 2017 Realcomm/IBcomm conference in San Diego, California, USA.
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  • IFMA introduces European Advisory Board at World Workplace Europe

    IFMA introduces European Advisory Board at World Workplace Europe

    June 01, 2017
    IFMA's European Advisory Board met for the first time at the World Workplace Europe 2017 Conference and Expo, held 30 May through 1 June in Stockholm, Sweden. The board, one of a handful of regional advisory groups, serves to advise the organization on matters that will enhance engagement of IFMA members in the region and support the European IFMA chapters.
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: FM and the Environment

    New issue of FMJ magazine: FM and the Environment

    May 17, 2017
    Tackling topics like energy management, corporate social responsibility and much more, the May/June 2017 issue of FMJ focuses on methods and tools to empower your approach to sustainability initiatives in your organization.
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  • IFMA, RICS celebrate World FM Day 2017

    IFMA, RICS celebrate World FM Day 2017

    May 17, 2017
    In honor of World FM Day, IFMA is pleased to join professionals and organizations from around the globe — including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) — in recognizing the contributions of facility management (FM) to our world. While May 17 is designated as World FM Day this year, IFMA and RICS are celebrating the positive impact of facility management on health, safety, productivity and well-being all week.
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  • IFMA and RICS unveil powerful suite of combined credentials and professional qualifications

    IFMA and RICS unveil powerful suite of combined credentials and professional qualifications

    May 01, 2017
    The landmark collaboration between IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is, for the first time, offering a combined suite of credentials and professional qualifications for facility management (FM) in a single, convenient online academy platform at www.fm.training.
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  • 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 celebrates publication of two new ISO standards for FM

    IFMA celebrates publication of two new ISO standards for FM

    April 04, 2017
    IFMA joins facility management (FM) advocates around the world in celebrating the publication of two International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards impacting the industry.
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  • IFMA credential training now available at fm.training online academy

    IFMA credential training now available at fm.training online academy

    April 03, 2017
    IFMA in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today announced that IFMA’s world-class credential training is now available through the online academy platform at www.fm.training which was launched in December 2016. This new platform for IFMA’s credential training is designed to serve as a one-stop-shop for professional development needs throughout facility managers’ careers.
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  • IFMA taps Mahender Singh as Director, IFMA India

    IFMA taps Mahender Singh as Director, IFMA India

    March 30, 2017
    IFMA has hired Mahender Singh to serve as Director, IFMA India. He brings more than 25 years of experience in facilities, corporate real estate, facilities operations, turn around management, business development, finance and general administration. His end-to-end experience in real estate services make him the ideal candidate for this critical position as IFMA works to support the emerging FM industry in India.
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  • IFMA releases updated sustainability how-to guide on green cleaning

    IFMA releases updated sustainability how-to guide on green cleaning

    March 28, 2017
    The IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship (ESUS) Strategic Advisory Group has released the latest update in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-to Guide: Global Green Cleaning.” This guide, which was originally published in 2009 and updated in 2011, has been updated again to reflect recent changes and industry trends. The guide is available for free download from IFMA’s Knowledge Library.
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