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World FM Day

​World FM Day 2019

Date: May 15, 2019

World FM Day 2019

World FM Day is about you. It’s a day of celebration and recognition for the facility management profession. It’s a time to bring the behind-the-scenes heroes of the built environment into the limelight and share well-deserved thanks for keeping our facilities healthy, safe and productive.

World FM Day is May 1​5, ​but we encourage celebrations throughout the entire month, especially the week of May 13-17.

You don’t need to register to participate — simply commit to celebrating the profession, whether that’s by thanking an FM, attending or hosting an FM-related event or taking advantage of free resources from IFMA.

Remember to add your celebration plans to Global FM's map of events around the world.


5 Days of FM Gratitude — Free content

IFMA appreciates the contributions facility professionals make to the built environment and our world. As our thank you, we’re featuring free content throughout World FM ​Week.

Sign up at to receive a link to the download page. Bookmark this page to bypass the email form throughout the week. The following features will be available for download throughout World FM Week:

May 13: Four Ways Technology Has Changed the Modern Workplace (article)

May 14: Five Practices That Improve the Business Impact of Research (benchmarking)

May 15: How Cisco Improved Their Triple Bottom Line by Updating Their Brand, Culture and Workspace (case study)

May 16: Work Space Etiquette (how to)

May 17: Making Sense of BIM for FM Managing for the Building Life Cycle (white paper​)



Complimentary webinars

May 14 webinar on incident management

Organizations face continuous threats that can disrupt operations; but implementing an incident management program that fits your organization’s specific needs is challenging. Attend this webinar on Agility Recovery’s Preparis offerings to learn about incident management software/mobile app and task/document management. Q&A will follow. Brought to you by IFMA’s Banking Institutions and Credit Unions Council. Register for the webinar, held Tuesday, May 14 at 12:30 p.m. (CT).

May 15 panel discussion on FM trends

Executive Director of the IFMA Foundation Diane Levine, Sodexo’s Vice President of Facilities Management Eric Jouane and several other experts will discuss the FM trends to watch for in 2019 and how they are impacting our world. This event is provided through Skype Broadcast. Participate via computer, tablet or smart phone. Join the broadcast at 10 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, May 15.



Plan your activities

World FM Day 2018 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.

 Join the conversation online using hashtag #IFMAWorldFMDay.

Show your support for FM — add the World FM Day twibbon (shown left) to your ​social media profile pictures and the text “I’m celebrating World FM Day with IFMA on May 1​5!” to your email signature during the ​month of May.