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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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  • Study: Ten things that any emergency preparedness/business continuity plan should include

    Study: Ten things that any emergency preparedness/business continuity plan should include

    Aug. 14, 2014
    IFMA and RLE Technologies have released a report on facility management perspectives on emergency preparedness and business continuity in North America. The report, “High Stakes Business: People, Property and Services,” which draws on data gathered at multiple IFMA Emergency Planning and Business Continuity research forums and the IFMA 2014 Business Continuity Survey, makes a strong business case for the importance of practicing emergency preparedness/business continuity planning and provides a step-by-step guide to do so effectively.
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  • FMJ July/August issue offers cost-saving strategies

    FMJ July/August issue offers cost-saving strategies

    July 16, 2014
    This issue of FMJ offers practical steps for FMs to keep costs low and profits high. Inside, you’ll find articles that address implementing an effective capital replacement plan, the impact of big data and urban analytics on FM, developing an energy master plan and more. You’ll also come away with the tools to put in place research and benchmarks that can help you make the case for long-term facility investments.
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  • IFMA introduces 2014-15 executive committee and board of directors

    IFMA introduces 2014-15 executive committee and board of directors

    July 01, 2014
    IFMA has added even more international diversity to its executive committee and board of directors for the 2014-15 fiscal year. As a truly international association for facility management professionals, IFMA’s executive committee and board of directors includes industry leaders from around the world including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States.
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  • Facility manager shares FM-related tips, experiences and insights in short video

    Facility manager shares FM-related tips, experiences and insights in short video

    June 30, 2014
    After 20 years of facility management in Silicon Valley, Scott Oligher reflects on his exciting career and discusses a typical day in the fast-paced life of a facility manager. He defines his profession as managing the environment to serve the needs of a company and its employees. Oligher recognizes flexibility, positivity and punctuality, among others, as key qualities of a successful facility manager.
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  • World Workplace Conference and Expo is earlier this year and better than ever

    World Workplace Conference and Expo is earlier this year and better than ever

    June 26, 2014
    IFMA is anticipating strong turnout at its flagship event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Sept. 17-19, 2014. Exciting program updates have been made to support the theme for this year’s conference: “FM + Strategy x Innovation = Your Formula for Success.” The World Workplace Conference and Expo is scheduled earlier this year than in previous years. Registration for World Workplace is currently open at www.worldworkplace.org and early bird attendee registration discount ends after July 10, 2014.
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  • IFMA co-launches EU FM Coalition for FM public policy advocacy in Europe

    IFMA co-launches EU FM Coalition for FM public policy advocacy in Europe

    June 04, 2014
    IFMA in partnership with other leading European facility management (FM) organizations, has launched the EU FM Coalition to educate decision makers and stakeholder groups on the importance and impact of facility management within the European Union. The official launch took place at the European Facility Management Conference in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with World FM Day on June 4, 2014.
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  • Global community celebrates facility professionals on World FM Day

    Global community celebrates facility professionals on World FM Day

    June 04, 2014
    IFMA will celebrate World FM Day on June 4, 2014 by recognizing the contributions of facility management professionals to the built environment and lives around the world. Initiated in 2008 by Global FM, the aim of World FM Day is to increase awareness of and appreciation for the facility management (FM) profession among the general public across the globe. This year’s World FM Day theme is “Connected FM, Connected World – Global Knowledge Sharing.”
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  • FMJ May/June issue now available

    FMJ May/June issue now available

    May 20, 2014
    This issue of FMJ covers topics to help you expand your FM toolset, from unusual carpet problems to instilling occupational health and safety as an organizational value.
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  • Get to know IFMA's online Sustainability Community

    Get to know IFMA's online Sustainability Community

    May 07, 2014
    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is pleased to share our newly revamped Sustainability Community. This online platform, open to all IFMA members, facilitates the exchange of information related to planning and implementing strategic sustainability programs.
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  • IFMA executive committee election results

    IFMA executive committee election results

    May 05, 2014
    The International Facility Management Association is proud to present the results of the election for the 2014-2015 executive committee. Consistent with IFMA bylaws, this election was for offices beginning July 1, 2014, the start of the association’s fiscal year.
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