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  • IFMA Foundation announces support by ABM for Global Workforce Initiative

    IFMA Foundation announces support by ABM for Global Workforce Initiative

    June 29, 2018
    The IFMA Foundation today announced major progress on its Global Workforce Initiative, a multi-industry effort to fill a growing talent gap in facilities services. ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced its commitment to support the funding of the initiative.
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  • New study highlights shifting workplace trends

    New study highlights shifting workplace trends

    June 12, 2018
    IFMA, through its trend-setting Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) community, is pleased to have supported the fifth biennial global benchmarking study on alternative workplace strategies. The study, entitled “The Once Alternative Workplace Strategies,” continues the data-driven investigation into the evolution of the workplace around the world.
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  • IFMA board pursues strategic objectives following departure of CEO

    IFMA board pursues strategic objectives following departure of CEO

    June 04, 2018
    The global board of directors for IFMA continues to pursue a bold strategic agenda as it announces the departure of Tony Keane, CAE from the organization. The board of directors is responsible for hiring a replacement to direct the organization toward four strategic goals: 1) Sharpening FM Skills, 2) Exceptional member experience, 3) Broadening and Globally Advancing the FM Profession, and 4) The Evolution of the Global FM Profession and Its Member-Centric Association. IFMA Interim Chief Operating Officer Don Gilpin will continue to manage the association's daily operations.
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  • IFMA rolls out week-long celebration of facility management in honor of World FM Day

    IFMA rolls out week-long celebration of facility management in honor of World FM Day

    May 14, 2018
    IFMA is joining members, partners and collaborators from around the world in a week-long celebration of facility management. World FM Day, which falls on May 16 this year, recognizes the professionals who diligently work to ensure the global built environment is effective, productive, sustainable, safe and healthy.
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  • IFMA approves petition for new chapter in United Kingdom

    IFMA approves petition for new chapter in United Kingdom

    April 30, 2018
    IFMA has approved a petition for the formation of a regional chapter within the United Kingdom. The new chapter will offer FM professionals direct localized support that taps into the global industry in ways not currently available in the UK market.
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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.