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IFMA Announces Loaded Tuesday Agenda For World Workplace 2013

Sept. 16, 2013

The International Facility Management Association is excited to announce a full agenda of exciting options scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pa., USA. The slate of events is set for the day before the official opening of World Workplace 2013 being held Oct. 2-4. 

Facility Tours

Among the most popular features of IFMA’s World Workplace are dynamic tours of cutting-edge facilities which offer unique behind-the-scenes looks at facility management in practice. Participants will be able to choose between seven interesting venues for their tours:

  • Philadelphia City Hall
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Masonic Temple
  • Temple University Architecture & Arts Facilities
  • The Navy Yard EEB HUB
  • University of Penn Nanotechnology Building
  • Comcast Center

All tours run from 1-5 p.m. EDT (except for the Comcast Center which begins at 2 p.m.) and cost $12 per participant.

Members of the media are invited to attend a lunch conversation about how facility management creates a “home field advantage” followed by the tour of the Lincoln Financial Field. The media tour and lunch are available free of charge. Email Jed Link ( for more information.

Deeper Dive Sessions

Two Deeper Dive Sessions will offer an in-depth exploration of critical issues facing facility and workplace professionals. The subjects covered are “Disaster Preparedness & Recovery: New Normal is Anything But! How FMs Can Be Ready for Anything” and “Leadership and Strategy.” Each session runs from 1-5 p.m. EDT and is open to the public for US$69 (members) or US$89 (nonmembers).

FM in the City

Running concurrently with the Deeper Dive Sessions, FM in the City is the culmination of the IFMA Cities Symposium held at IFMA’s Facility Fusion Conference and Expo in Los Angeles, Calif., USA, earlier this year. Broken into three parts, the sessions seek to invite FMs into the global conversation about cities and help them become active participants in their continued evolution:

  • Part I: How new urban conditions are already influencing FM
  • Part II: Connecting FM to the smart city of the future
  • Part III: Building a road map for evolving the profession

Together the three sessions run from 1-5 p.m. EDT. Admission and participation are open to the public free of charge.

For more than 30 years, IFMA’s World Workplace has been leading groundbreaking discussions on the management of facilities, FM teams and workplace projects. Held annually, World Workplace addresses topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment. It is widely considered to be the marquee facility management conference in the world. For more information, visit the event’s website at