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IFMA signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Macau Institute of Management

March 01, 2019

IFMA has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with the Macau Institute of Management (MIM) to expand availability of facility management (FM) resources and professional training in the region. The agreement was signed Wednesday at the Macau Military Club by Paul Tse, chairman of the MIM board of directors, and Graham Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS, chair of IFMA’s global board of directors.

The SPA marks the first formal user adoption of the IFMA Foundation’s FM Training and Development Framework as the basis for property and facility management industry training. MIM will increase FM skills education in Macau and assist the local community in achieving IFMA credential designations, such as the foundational Facility Management Professional™ and specialized Sustainability Facility Professional® certificate programs, and the prestigious Certified Facility Manager® certification. Research shows that organizations with employees who earn these credentials benefit from increased individual and team performance and professionalism.

“It’s a great honor to continue IFMA’s tradition of international cooperation by formally launching a strategic agreement with MIM in the spirit of our long and productive relationship,” said Tier. “This SPA will create value for members of both organizations, particularly in the area of FM training and professional development. I want to thank everyone whose hard work made this possible, particularly my counterpart at MIM, Mr. Tse.”

The new strategic partnership will provide international and local dialogue and networking between the organization’s professional members while developing and maintaining high standards of professional conduct. Together, IFMA and MIM will support the FM field with information and education while expanding public understanding of FM and its role in organizations.

About MIM

MIM is an institute of higher learning recognized by the Macau SAR Government offering bachelor’s degrees as well as diploma programs in business, facility management, accounting and other management related disciplines. It also offers master’s degrees jointly with other educational institutions. MIM has been the pioneer promoting facility management as a professional subject in Macau since 2007.