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  • IFMA, RICS launch World Workplace Forum Middle East

    IFMA, RICS launch World Workplace Forum Middle East

    Feb. 05, 2018
    Following the success of the first World Workplace event in the Middle East in May 2017, IFMA and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are bringing the second World Workplace Forum to Dubai. The event will bring forward-thinking FM strategies, solutions and the latest industry standards to an interactive, one-day learning and networking event at The Address Dubai Mall, on 19 April 2018.
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  • IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 thrives in post-Harvey Houston

    IFMA’s World Workplace 2017 thrives in post-Harvey Houston

    Nov. 02, 2017
    More than 4,000 facility management (FM) professionals attended the World Workplace Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas, USA on Oct. 18-20. The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), whose largest global Service Center of Excellence office is in Houston, presented its flagship event in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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  • IFMA Fellows Class of 2017 honored at IFMA’s World Workplace
  • IFMA’s chair honors chair of IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries Community at World Workplace 2017
  • IFMA’s 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients honored at IFMA’s World Workplace
  • IFMA releases Year in Review: FY 2017 Annual Report

    IFMA releases Year in Review: FY 2017 Annual Report

    Oct. 14, 2017
    IFMA has released its Year in Review: FY 2017 Annual Report, which outlines the association’s efforts to fulfill its mission “to advance the professional discipline of facility management worldwide.” The annual report addresses IFMA’s continued initiatives and association-wide achievements from the 2016-17 fiscal year (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017), as well as strategic projections for the organization’s path forward.
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  • IFMA releases FM benchmarks report on operations and maintenance

    IFMA releases FM benchmarks report on operations and maintenance

    Oct. 03, 2017
    IFMA's FM Research and Benchmarking Institute (RBI) has published definitive benchmarks for facility management (FM) professionals covering janitorial, maintenance, utility costs and sustainable practices. IFMA’s 2017 O&M Benchmarking Report, released in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), draws data from 2,000 survey respondents throughout the United States and Canada and includes analysis of 98,000 buildings. New subjects in this year’s edition include security operations costs and staffing, organizational characteristics, FM supervisory trends and FM department placement within the organizational structure. The report is available for digital download from IFMA’s bookstore at bit.ly/omresearch for US$445 (US$295 for IFMA members).
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  • IFMA conference offers timely expertise on emergency preparedness and business continuity

    IFMA conference offers timely expertise on emergency preparedness and business continuity

    Oct. 02, 2017
    43 percent of businesses that close their doors following a natural disaster never re-open, yet 81 percent of organizations surveyed did not have an up-to-date business continuity plan. IFMA invites professionals to learn about emergency planning at its flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, in Houston, Texas, USA, on Oct. 18-20.
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  • IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo has plenty to offer for early arrivers

    IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo has plenty to offer for early arrivers

    Sept. 26, 2017
    Although IFMA’s flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, officially kicks off on Wednesday, facility professionals will have plenty to see, do and learn on Tuesday, Oct. 17. IFMA, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has scheduled the conference for Oct. 18-20 in Houston, Texas, USA.
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  • IFMA announces out-of-this-world keynote speakers for World Workplace Conference and Expo in Houston

    IFMA announces out-of-this-world keynote speakers for World Workplace Conference and Expo in Houston

    Sept. 22, 2017
    IFMA has upped the stakes for its flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, by introducing a keynote speaker lineup that is out of this world. For the opening keynote, visionary economist Jeremy Rifkin will look beyond the world as it is today to see the possibilities of tomorrow. The closing keynote speakers, Captains Mark and Scott Kelly, will share their experiences from leaving the planet as NASA astronauts.
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  • Early savings end Aug. 25 for World Workplace, set for Oct. 18-20 in Houston

    Early savings end Aug. 25 for World Workplace, set for Oct. 18-20 in Houston

    Aug. 18, 2017
    Facility management (FM) professionals have until Aug. 25 to save US$100 on registration for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) flagship event: the World Workplace Conference and Expo. The conference, presented by IFMA in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will be held in Houston, Texas, USA, on Oct. 18-20.
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  • Safety, Security and Risk: July/August 2017 FMJ lands in mailboxes and online

    Safety, Security and Risk: July/August 2017 FMJ lands in mailboxes and online

    July 18, 2017
    In mailboxes and online, the FMJ July/August 2017 issue provides practical advice on how to identify risks and act toward improving facility safety.
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  • IFMA praises publication of third ISO standard for FM

    IFMA praises publication of third ISO standard for FM

    July 17, 2017
    IFMA joins facility management (FM) advocates around the world in celebrating the publication of a third International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard impacting the industry in under half a year.
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  • New way to connect: IFMA invites you to Engage!

    New way to connect: IFMA invites you to Engage!

    July 10, 2017
    IFMA has unveiled a new and enhanced online discussion and document sharing platform called Engage.
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  • IFMA announces 2017-18 executive committee

    IFMA announces 2017-18 executive committee

    July 03, 2017
    IFMA is pleased to introduce the member-elected executive committee of its 2017-18 global board of directors. July 1 marked the first day as chair for William M. O’Neill, CFM, and as first vice chair for Graham John Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS. Previous board member Lynn Baez, CFM, SFP, FMP, CBCP, transitioned onto the executive team as second vice chair.
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  • IFMA, RICS connect on value at World Workplace Europe

    IFMA, RICS connect on value at World Workplace Europe

    June 26, 2017
    IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are celebrating successful completion of the World Workplace Europe Conference and Expo, held 30 May-1 June in Stockholm, Sweden. Slated for 15-17 May, World Workplace Europe 2018 will be held at another unique venue: La Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, Spain.
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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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