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  • IFMA signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Macau Institute of Management

    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.
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  • Early Bird Pricing Extended Through 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future

    Early Bird Pricing Extended Through 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future

    Feb. 20, 2019
    Early bird savings are now set to end Thursday, 28 February for World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future, the exciting event coproduced by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Facility Management Nederland (FMN). Prospective attendees can take advantage of €100 off the normal ticket price for this unconventional conference, which takes place from 20 to 22 March 2019 in Amsterdam, by registering at worldworkplaceeurope.ifma.org.
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  • IFMA digital badging: The next evolution in FM professional development

    IFMA digital badging: The next evolution in FM professional development

    Feb. 04, 2019
    IFMA is unveiling a new enhancement for its world-class suite of FM credentials and certifications with the introduction of digital badges. The rollout of these web-enabled, shareable and verifiable versions of professional development accomplishments begins with the Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) and Retired CFM® (RCFM®).
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  • IFMA joins forces with ISSA Show Canada

    IFMA joins forces with ISSA Show Canada

    Jan. 23, 2019
    IFMA is joining forces with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, and MediaEdge Communications to support a new trade show and conference for the larger built environment. The joint trade show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre June 11-13, 2019. The trade show will be held in tandem with the REMI Show whose delegates will include building owners and managers. This joint event supports IFMA’s critical goal of unifying the global built environment industry.
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  • IFMA releases benchmark report for facility management

    IFMA releases benchmark report for facility management

    Jan. 21, 2019
    IFMA has released the latest product of its FM Research and Benchmarking Institute, the 2018 Operations and Maintenance: Qualitative Analysis Benchmarking Report. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the most recent operations and maintenance benchmarking survey of more than 2,000 individual responses representing 98,000 buildings in 35 industries. Of unique interest in this report is a section exploring FM strategies for organizational agility and change management.
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IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages.