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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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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: FM Leadership

    New issue of FMJ magazine: FM Leadership

    Sept. 19, 2016
    The September/October issue of FMJ, IFMA's official magazine, examines leadership through features on demonstrating the strategic value of FM, critical thinking, implementation of organizational and technological change, and perspectives on leveraging IFMA as a vehicle for thought leadership. It also debuts the bold new look of the IFMA-RICS collaboration, the movement that is strengthening the future of facility management.
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  • New study finds US$1.12 trillion annual facility management market impact

    New study finds US$1.12 trillion annual facility management market impact

    Sept. 16, 2016
    IFMA is pleased to join Global FM in sharing a detailed new study that estimates the annual worth of the global facility management (FM) market to be US$1.12 trillion. The findings, which break down data for many individual countries across six regions globally, support the claim that FM is a dynamic industry poised for tremendous growth in the near future.
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  • One month to IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo: “The one people will be talking about for years…”

    One month to IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo: “The one people will be talking about for years…”

    Sept. 05, 2016
    “This year’s World Workplace in San Diego will be one that people are talking about for years to come,” said IFMA’s president and CEO, Tony Keane. “It’s not just because we’re blazing new ground with the landmark global IFMA-RICS collaboration. It’s that there are so many noteworthy moments happening at once, each of which would more than justify coming to World Workplace on its own. If anyone is on the fence about San Diego, now is the time to make that investment in your career. You’ll be glad you did.”
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  • IFMA offers world-class educational opportunities for FMs at World Workplace Conference and Expo

    IFMA offers world-class educational opportunities for FMs at World Workplace Conference and Expo

    Sept. 01, 2016
    IFMA in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), is offering more than 150 hours of quality, expert-vetted educational programming for facility management professionals to choose from while attending the World Workplace Conference and Expo. Participants will be immersed by the conference theme, “the FM story is ours to share” as they select an educational program uniquely suited to benefit their careers, the facilities they manage and they people they serve.
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  • IFMA Releases New Sustainability How-to Guide

    IFMA Releases New Sustainability How-to Guide

    Aug. 24, 2016
    The IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship Strategic Advisory Group (ESUS) has released the latest guide in the widely acclaimed series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-To Guide: Carbon Footprint.” The guide, available for free download from IFMA’s Knowledge Library, examines carbon footprinting from the perspective of a facility management (FM) professional, providing the tools needed to understand the process, analyze the results, and plan for the future.
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  • Steve Forbes announced as closing keynote for IFMA’s World Workplace in San Diego

    Steve Forbes announced as closing keynote for IFMA’s World Workplace in San Diego

    Aug. 22, 2016
    ​IFMA is pleased to announce that Steve Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media, will deliver the closing keynote address at its flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, which will be held in San Diego, California, USA, Oct. 5-7, 2016. Forbes oversees the Forbes Media’s flagship publications — including Forbes, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe — with a global audience of more than 5 million readers, as well as Forbes.com, which is rated as one of the world’s most influential websites, attracting 60 million unique visitors each month. He is also a prizewinning author and respected economic prognosticator.
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  • IFMA joins International Ethics Standards Coalition

    IFMA joins International Ethics Standards Coalition

    July 28, 2016
    IFMA has joined a new international coalition that will develop the first set of globally recognized ethics standards for real estate and related professional organizations. The International Ethics Standards (IES) Coalition currently consists of around 90 member organizations with professionals working in a diverse range of countries.
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  • IFMA and RICS celebrate facility management professionals during World FM Week and beyond

    IFMA and RICS celebrate facility management professionals during World FM Week and beyond

    July 11, 2016
    In observance of World FM Day 2016, held on July 13, IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) commend the 25 million facility management (FM) professionals around the world for the integral role they play in shaping our built environment. With celebrations occurring across the globe on the week of July 11-15, World FM Day marks an occasion to recognize these individuals for their significant contributions to society.
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  • 3 months until IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in San Diego

    3 months until IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in San Diego

    July 05, 2016
    Set among palm trees and beaches, this year’s World Workplace promises to deliver even more of the exceptional value that has helped it grow into a premier global facility management event. In addition to world-class educational opportunities, inspirational speakers and a cutting-edge expo, this year’s event will benefit from IFMA’s collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), announced in April. As a result, attendees can expect even more powerful connections across FM disciplines to help them improve the facilities they manage and propel their careers forward.
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  • IFMA announces 2016-17 executive committee and board of directors

    IFMA announces 2016-17 executive committee and board of directors

    July 01, 2016
    IFMA is pleased to introduce its 2016-17 board of directors and member-elected executive committee members. The beginning of IFMA’s 2016-17 fiscal year (July 1) marks the first day as chair for Maureen Ehrenberg, FRICS, CRE, who was elected by IFMA membership along with first vice chair William M. O’Neill, CFM, and second vice chair, Graham John Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS. IFMA also welcomes six new board members with a wide variety of international expertise and experience.
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