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  • World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future delivers value & sets a high bar for next years’ event

    World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future delivers value & sets a high bar for next years’ event

    April 01, 2019
    With 800 attendees, an innovative program and inspirational keynotes, the World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future conference which ran from 20 to 22 March 2019 in Amsterdam was a resounding success. The event was co-produced by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Facility Management Nederland (FMN).
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  • IFMA, AFE, ASHRAE, ISSA announce intent to collaborate on comprehensive FM training framework

    IFMA, AFE, ASHRAE, ISSA announce intent to collaborate on comprehensive FM training framework

    March 19, 2019
    The new Facility Management (FM) Training and Development Framework introduced in January by the IFMA Foundation has attracted participation from leading industry associations including the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE), ASHRAE and ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association). As more industry leaders add their professional development services to the framework with IFMA’s world-class suite of professional credentials, the goal of establishing holistic guidelines for FM training — particularly in the technical fields — is becoming a reality.
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  • IFMA digital badging expanded to include FMP® and SFP®

    IFMA digital badging expanded to include FMP® and SFP®

    March 04, 2019
    IFMA is expanding new enhancements for its world-class suite of facility management (FM) credentials and certifications with the addition of digital badges for the FMP® (Facility Management Professional™) and the SFP® (Sustainability Facility Professional®) designations. Last month, IFMA introduced digital badging for the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) and Retired CFM® (RCFM®). IFMA is offering these web-enabled, shareable and verifiable versions of professional development accomplishments in partnership with Credly, a top digital badging company, through their platform, Acclaim.
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  • IFMA signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Macau Institute of Management

    IFMA signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Macau Institute of Management

    March 01, 2019
    IFMA has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with the Macau Institute of Management (MIM) to expand availability of facility management (FM) resources and professional training in the region. The agreement was signed Wednesday at the Macau Military Club by Paul Tse, chairman of the MIM board of directors, and Graham Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS, chair of IFMA’s global board of directors. The SPA marks the first formal user adoption of the IFMA Foundation’s FM Training and Development Framework as the basis for property and facility management industry training.
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  • Early Bird Pricing Extended Through 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future

    Early Bird Pricing Extended Through 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future

    Feb. 20, 2019
    Early bird savings are now set to end Thursday, 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future, the exciting event coproduced by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Facility Management Nederland (FMN). Prospective attendees can take advantage of €100 off the normal ticket price for this unconventional conference, which takes place from 20 to 22 March 2019 in Amsterdam, by registering at worldworkplaceeurope.ifma.org.
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  • IFMA digital badging: The next evolution in FM professional development

    IFMA digital badging: The next evolution in FM professional development

    Feb. 04, 2019
    IFMA is unveiling a new enhancement for its world-class suite of FM credentials and certifications with the introduction of digital badges. The rollout of these web-enabled, shareable and verifiable versions of professional development accomplishments begins with the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) and Retired CFM® (RCFM®).
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  • IFMA joins forces with ISSA Show Canada

    IFMA joins forces with ISSA Show Canada

    Jan. 23, 2019
    IFMA is joining forces with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, and MediaEdge Communications to support a new trade show and conference for the larger built environment. The joint trade show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre June 11-13, 2019. The trade show will be held in tandem with the REMI Show whose delegates will include building owners and managers. This joint event supports IFMA’s critical goal of unifying the global built environment industry.
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  • IFMA releases benchmark report for facility management

    IFMA releases benchmark report for facility management

    Jan. 21, 2019
    IFMA has released the latest product of its FM Research and Benchmarking Institute, the 2018 Operations and Maintenance: Qualitative Analysis Benchmarking Report. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the most recent operations and maintenance benchmarking survey of more than 2,000 individual responses representing 98,000 buildings in 35 industries. Of unique interest in this report is a section exploring FM strategies for organizational agility and change management.
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  • IFMA growth continues with new chapters, council expansion and unification

    IFMA growth continues with new chapters, council expansion and unification

    Jan. 10, 2019
    IFMA continues to grow its global community while improving the scope and service to existing component groups. IFMA’s global board of directors approved petitions to form new chapters in France and Croatia. The Religious Facilities Council has been renamed the Nonprofit Facilities Council, expanding its constituency and services, and the Health Care Council — until recently, the Health Care Institute — has been restored to full council status.
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  • IFMA Foundation introduces training framework

    IFMA Foundation introduces training framework

    Jan. 07, 2019
    The IFMA Foundation, with support from IFMA, has released a new Facility Management Training and Development Framework to address the challenge of insufficient wholistic guidelines for training, particularly in the technical fields. While IFMA’s world-class suite of professional credentials remains focused on core competencies for practicing facility managers, the Facility Management Training and Development Framework provides needed guidance on acquiring or demonstrating mastery of specialized skillsets necessary in the built environment industry.
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  • IFMA Reaccredited as a Provider of IACET CEUs

    IFMA Reaccredited as a Provider of IACET CEUs

    Nov. 14, 2018
    IFMA has earned reaccreditation status from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time. IFMA originally received accreditation as a provider of IACET CEUs in June 2008.
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  • IFMA’s World Workplace Delivers Value in Charlotte

    IFMA’s World Workplace Delivers Value in Charlotte

    Oct. 30, 2018
    FM professionals from nearly 60 countries attended the World Workplace Conference and Expo, the flagship event hosted by IFMA in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Attendance for the event, which ran Oct. 3-5, increased to 4,200 participants due to strong educational programming, informative and inspirational keynote speakers, and the highest expo floor sales in a decade.
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  • IFMA names 2018 Awards of Excellence winners at World Workplace Conference and Expo

    IFMA names 2018 Awards of Excellence winners at World Workplace Conference and Expo

    Oct. 05, 2018
    IFMA has announced the winners of the 2018 Awards of Excellence at its World Workplace Conference and Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The annual awards honor the stand-out achievements of IFMA members, chapters, councils and communities. Winners were recognized in 16 categories, with judging panels comprised of industry experts scoring nominees individually across a variety of category-specific criteria.
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  • Report shows significant value for organizations and employers who employ IFMA credential holders

    Report shows significant value for organizations and employers who employ IFMA credential holders

    Oct. 04, 2018
    IFMA has released its second report on the return on investment (ROI) of its professional development program. The first report found a striking 15:1 ROI for individual FM professionals in terms of salary and career advancement. This report continues the story, quantifying the value organizations and employers achieve from employing IFMA credential holders. Among the key findings: - 70 percent of organizations rate IFMA credentialed employees as having statistically significantly higher performance. - 12 percent increase in employee performance for each US$2,000 spent on IFMA credentials. - The average IFMA credential results in more than a 40 percent increase in employee performance.
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  • IFMA honors four new fellows, chair’s citation recipient at World Workplace

    IFMA honors four new fellows, chair’s citation recipient at World Workplace

    Oct. 03, 2018
    IFMA has named four FM professionals as IFMA Fellows and honored one with a Chair’s Citation. The 2018 Class of IFMA Fellows includes Stephen Ballesty, Jeffrey Budimulia, Paul Doherty and Joachim Hohmann. Maureen Ehrenberg received the sole chair’s citation.
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  • IFMA publishes annual report for fiscal year 2018

    IFMA publishes annual report for fiscal year 2018

    Oct. 02, 2018
    IFMA has released its annual report for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018). The digital report, titled “FY18 Year in Review: Annual Report” is available for download online at http://annualreport18info.ifma.org.
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  • IFMA names Jenny Yeung to APAC regional board of directors

    IFMA names Jenny Yeung to APAC regional board of directors

    Oct. 01, 2018
    IFMA has announced Jenny Yeung, CFM, CEnv., MRICS, MSOE, is taking up the Asia-Pacific Regional Board position vacated by Dave Hallam, MRICS, who upon completion of his two-year term has assumed the Hong Kong board role for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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  • IFMA names Don Gilpin as Chief Operating Officer

    IFMA names Don Gilpin as Chief Operating Officer

    Sept. 13, 2018
    IFMA has named Don Gilpin as Chief Operating Officer (COO) beginning the week of Sept. 17, 2018. Gilpin has served as IFMA’s interim COO since Feb. 5. Gilpin is an accomplished executive with strong experience in international association management, trade show production, education/certification programs, legislative advocacy and workforce development. Prior to joining IFMA, Gilpin served as the Executive Director and COO at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) located in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. While at CEDIA, he was instrumental in the formation of two industry organizations for the electronic systems industry, The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) and the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show and served as chairman of the board for both organizations.
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  • One month to IFMA’s flagship World Workplace Conference and Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina

    One month to IFMA’s flagship World Workplace Conference and Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina

    Sept. 03, 2018
    Facility management (FM) is a thriving US$1 trillion global industry practiced by 25 million professionals worldwide. In recent years, strategic FM has evolved into a core business discipline that delivers operational resilience, improved productivity and health, and a measurable competitive edge. From innovative workplace strategies that help recruit and retain the best talent to smart building technology that adapts the built environment to specific needs in a sustainable way, FM is driving the business opportunities of tomorrow.
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  • IFMA’s World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future in Amsterdam

    IFMA’s World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future in Amsterdam

    Aug. 28, 2018
    IFMA and its alliance partner Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) have announced that the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam will be the venue of Facility for Future and IFMA’s World Workplace Europe Conference and Expo, 20-22 March 2019. IFMA and FMN are joining forces with the Facility for Future annual conference for a unique combination of these two events. FMN is the Dutch professional association for the facility sector while IFMA represents the global facility community.
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