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World FM Day 2016

WORLD FM WEEK 2016: July 11-15, 2016

Empowering people for a productive world

Initiated in 2008 by Global FM, World FM Day aims to raise the profile of the FM profession anywhere FMs influence the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who utilize the built environment.

This year July 13 has been designated as World FM Day. However, celebrations are encouraged throughout the entire week of ​July 11, adding more opportunities to recognize the facility management profession and the people who practice it.

The 2016 theme, “empowering people for a productive world,” is about highlighting how FM enables ​people across the globe to achieve positive results.

Planning your day:

World FM Day 2016 TwibbonWhether you choose to hold a formal panel seminar, a staff office lunch, a social media chat or a client networking event, World FM Day offers a catalyst for people around the globe to engage individuals, companies, associations and partners in celebrating successes and the important contributions ​of FM to the built environment.

Show your support for FM — add the World FM Day twibbon (shown left) to your Twitter and Facebook profile pictures for the week of July 11-15.

5 Days of FM gratitude — Free content resources from IFMA

IFMA appreciates the contributions FMs make to the built environment and our world. As a thank you, we are featuring a free content resource for each day of World FM ​Week. Watch for links to be added to the content below throughout the week and announced daily on IFMA's social media outlets.

Redefining the Executive View of Facility ManagementDAY 1 – M​ONDAY, J​ULY 11
Redefining the Executive View of Facility Management
White paper by Richard Kadzis, MS, CAE,​ produced by IFMA and JLL
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Articles by RICSD​AY 2 – T​UESDAY, J​ULY 12
How FM Can Enable a More Effective Workplace
Why Data on FM, Property and People Will Drive Strategic Success

Articles by Les Pickford from the "Think Strategic" series produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Start reading » 

Engaging Occupants in Your Sustainability Program – Strategies for SuccessDAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
Engaging Occupants in Your Sustainability Program – Strategies for Success
Sustainability How-to Guide by Cynthia Putnam, CSBA, CEM; Melanie Danuser, LEED Green Associate; Lynn Clark, CFM, FMP, LEED AP BD+C; Stephanie Randall Cooper, LEED Green Associate; produced by IFMA's Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship Strategic Advisory Group
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FMJ July/August 2016 Sustainability IssueDAY 4 – THURSDAY, JULY 14
FMJ July/August 2016 Sustainability Issue
Full digital version of latest issue of IFMA's FMJ magazine
Start reading »


What is IWMS?DAY 5 – FRIDAY, JULY 15
- What is IWMS? An explanation of Integrated Workplace Management Systems
World FM Day e-cards
Interactive white paper and three templates for sending World FM Week well wishes, produced by IFMA Gold-level Corporate Sustaining Partner Planon
Start reading »
Download »

Join the live FM appreciation train on Periscope July 11-15!


Here’s how to be included:

  • Download the free Periscope app on your mobile device.
  • Upon registering on Periscope, go to the broadcast icon and select a title for your World FM Week shout out. Please make sure to incorporate the hashtags #WorldFMDay #IFMA #RICS at the end of your title.
  • Press the broadcast button anytime during July 11-15 to ​a) Answer the question, "What is FM?" and b) Wish the FM community a happy World FM Day! This can be done in just a few minutes; however if you stay a little longer you may start getting people interacting with you live.
  • Swipe down on your phone when you are done with your video. The world has now received your message and you have helped us spread the word globally on FM.

You can also search #WorldFMDay on Periscope to find others broadcasting about the topic.

2016 World FM Day discount on IFMA credentialsA $100 GIFT FOR YOUR CAREER ON WORLD FM DAY 

Celebrate your facility management career and take a big step toward your future achievements with an IFMA credential. With IFMA’s FMP®, SFP® or CFM® credential, you will enhance your knowledge and skills to operate your facility more strategically and efficiently while earning recognition for your expertise.

S​ave US$100 on IFMA's FMP Credential Program® (4-course program), SFP Credential Program®, and FM Learning System™ (for CFM® Exam preparation*). Order online by July 31, 2016 and enter discount code FMDAY2016 upon checkout.

IFMA-hosted World FM Week Celebrations

June 23
IFMA Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter World FM Day & Volunteer Appreciation
Inbound Brewing Co. – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 

July 10
IFMA Hong Kong Chapter Guided Tour – The Hong Kong Jockey Club Sha Tin Racecourse
The Sha Tin Communications and Technology Centre at Sha Tin Racecourse – Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong 

July 12
Reception with IFMA's Board of Directors​, IFMA Foundation's Board of Trustees, IFMA staff and IFMA Houston Chapter members
Westin Memorial City – Houston, Texas, USA

July 12-14
Free Virtual Conference – Webinar Event by IFMA’s FM Consultants Council: 30+ industry thought leaders, 18 sessions, 41 hours of FM insights

July 13
IFMA Greater Triangle Chapter July 2016 Monthly Meeting and FM Day Social: Presentation on the Chatham Park Development by speaker Ken Atkins followed by a World FM Day social and silent auction benefiting the IFMA Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative
Brier Creek Country Club – Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

July 13-14
IFMA Trinidad & Tobago Chapter World FM Day Conference & Expo: Maintaining asset value across the Caribbean and Latin America 
Savannah Beach Hot​el – Hastings, Barbados 

July 14-15
IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries Community and Corporate Real Estate Council Innovation Workshop: Designing for the Experience
Nike World Headquarters – Portland, Oregon, USA  

Check with your IFMA local chapter or industry council to find out about additional World FM Day events.

Promoting your activity:

Let ​IFMA know what you intend to do for World FM Week or on World FM Day and we will help spread the word via our social media channels, offering inspiration to others who are looking for great ways to get involved.

The following promotional materials are available to help you plan your event:

You can also add your local event celebration to Global FM's map listing events around the world for additional exposure.​