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Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum 201​8

Dates: Sept. ​12-13, 201​8
Location: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel and Capitol Hill

​What is IFMA's Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum​?

Engaging in the legislative process can ​seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. This two-day annual event provides training on addressing elected officials and the opportunity to meet directly with congressional representatives to help ensure that policy decisions positively impact the facility management industry. Held in Washington, D.C., the event is open to U.S. residents and is free for IFMA members to attend.


Read the 2018 IFMA Advocacy White Paper

Top 5 reasons to attend IFMA's Advocacy DayTop 5 reasons to attend:

  1. Get a first-hand look at how Congress creates and implements the laws that affect your business.
  2. Learn about pending legislation that may directly impact FM.
  3. Participate in the legislative process.
  4. Get policy updates from the source — including IFMA’s legislative team, administration officials and members of Congress.
  5. Meet with your representatives at their offices in the U.S. House and Senate and help ensure that their decisions will positively impact FM.

Do you know who your ​congressional representatives are? Do they know who YOU are?

Do the ​people elected and appointed to serve you in federal, state and local government understand the critical role​ of facility management in creating a safer, healthier, more sustainable ​society? If not, it's your responsibility to ​help inform the decisions made at our nation's highest level. You can personally influence policy on issues ​such as:

Energy policy ● Sustainability ● Tax policy ● Disaster preparation and recovery ● Emergency response ● Work safety policy ● Facility management standardization ● Education and training ● Smart buildings ● Worker mobility

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See what you missed — check out event photos from 201​7 »

Advocacy Day 2017

“Collectively, we can make a difference — a difference that will impact our careers, our companies and our country.” – Tom Meyers, Dyson Commercial

Interested or have questions? Contact:

Jeff Johnson, Executive Director, External Relations​  |  +1-202-746-4484
Jed Link, Director, Public Relations​  |  +1-281-377-5012