As we approach the new year, we have gathered some of the best Facility Management conferences in 2018. These events bring together professionals and experts in the field and aim to foster the sharing of experiences in various networking moments.
Facility Management (FM) is increasingly a trend of large companies and has been integrated into their policies and strategies. As the term itself indicates, it aims to facilitate the day-to-day of the maintenance teams and optimize the processes of management and coordination of spaces, infrastructures, people and organizations.
If you are interested in the area, be sure to check out the list of events of the year that you certainly will not want to miss.
INservFM – February 27 to March 1 (Frankfurt)
INservFM is a three-day conference that provides a comprehensive and up-to-date view of the range of products and services available in the industrial infrastructure and service management sector. It is an event that aims to share the state-of-the-art and that offers participants (exhibitors and visitors) the possibility to share knowledge in such vast areas as energy, environment and operational management. Check the full agenda here.
The Facilities Event – April 10-12 (Birmingham)
The Facilites Event, in England, brings together leading decision makers and purchasing influencers from across the UK’s industrial, commercial and public sector, as well as exploring educational content for visitors with a wide range of exhibition stands. Summarizing the event in numbers, there are more than 200 exhibitors, more than 500 visitors, about 30 speakers and about 20 hours of free conferences and seminars.
World Workplace Europe – May 15-17 (Barcelona)
This is an event that aims to be as exclusive as its location (Casa Llotja in Barcelona). World Workplace Europe includes “eyes on the future” debates, presentation of new content and innovative approaches. It is the perfect way to emerge in a market of FM ideas and solutions with facilitated networks, so that future decisions are directly adapted to the needs.
EFMC 2018 – 5-8 June (Sofia)
The European Facility Management Conference runs for four days in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is an event that addresses and analyzes different industry trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), new technologies, and security-related issues. Here, professionals, researchers and educators from the area, gather to share experiences in order to influence the FM and, ultimately, our future world.
Facilities Show – June 19-21 (London)
From June 19 to 21, the British capital organizes an event 100% dedicated to networking, where you can learn about the new features of the market (such as new products launching) and keep abreast of all legislative changes. The main goal is to prepare managers for the constant evolution of the industry, that is, keep them abreast of the latest trends. With 282 exhibitors and more than 11,000 entries from more than 40 countries in the last edition, this is undoubtedly a must-attend event to add to the calendar. Check the exhibitors’ list here.
ICBMFM 2018 – July 9-10 (Prague)
The 20th edition of the International Conference on Building Maintenance and Facility Management will renounce researchers and academics to exchange and share experiences and results related to building maintenance and facility management. It is an interdisciplinary event that discusses new practices, new challenges and the respective solutions to be adopted in the field of infrastructure technical management and maintenance. Learn more here.
Facility Management Journeys in Portugal – (Lisbon)
The 12th edition of Facility Management Journeys in Portugal, held by APFM, doesn’t have yet a date scheduled for 2018, but it is an annual event that involves expert speakers, discussion boards and presentation of good practices and discussion of challenges and projects on Facility Management. Stay tuned for updates here.
SAME-IFMA FM Workshop – February 7-9 (San Antonio)
At SAME-IFMA FM Workshop, you can join sessions that explore issues related to facility management and associated fields: resource management, asset management, energy efficiency, etc., for both the public and private sectors. Check the full agenda here.
Facility Fusion – March 20-22 (Chicago)
From March 20 to 22, Chicago hosts an event that attracts exclusive groups of FM leaders and decision makers who invest in education, new networks, products and services. This will contribute to the maintenance of their (and yours) competitive advantage in an industry that is constantly changing and evolving. See more here.
Global Con – March 21 and 22 (Boston)
Introduced by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Global Con is designed to provide practical and up-to-date information on what can be immediately used to improve your energy management program.
IFMA’s World Workplace – October 3-5 (Charlotte)
An event that allows immersing in an interdisciplinary network of FM issues, from the most innovative discoveries that influence the industry to the definition of viable strategies for your daily to-do list. “Get Involved. Get Informed. Get Inspired.” – This is the highlight of the event that takes place in the most populous city in the North American state of North Carolina. Find everything here.
FM EXPO Saudi – January 14-16 (Jeddah)
The second edition of FM Expo Saudi brings together the main Middle East decision makers in Saudi Arabia and offers business development opportunities to all involved. An event that aims to help participants build their own network, improve techniques and gain new insights in the latest technologies and trends.
OCFM – February 5-7 (Oman)
The second edition of Oman Cleaning & Facilities Management Conference & Expo (OCFM) will guide industry leaders in the region to offer facilities management solutions such as commercial cleaning, façade access, security, pest control, maintenance and beautification of buildings and inclusion of intelligent FM technology.
MEFMA 2018 – March 12-14 (Dubai)
Focused on building, the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) is comprised of three days of educational workshops, networking opportunities, 11 certified courses for FM professionals, legislative analysis and exploration of critical thinking and leadership.
World Workplace Forum Middle East – April 19 (Dubai)
This is an event that aims to focus on best practices for building, maintaining and managing efficient facilities. Public and private sector professionals who represent all aspects of the built environment (real estate, information technology, human resources, engineering, architecture, design, security, etc.) come together to obtain proven methodologies that can be immediately implemented for direct results. Learn more here.
FM Expo – September 23-25 (Dubai)
Considered the largest FM event in the Middle East, it is one of the election sites for opinion/ decision leaders meeting. FM Expo offers a wide range of educational events, for example through interactive seminars and industry reporting.
Skyscrapers Asia Summit – February 27 to March 2 (Hong Kong)
Skyscrapers Asia Summit 2018 (second edition) will feature international case studies on successful sustainable skyscrapers, fire safety learning, best innovative practices in planning and engineering of skyscrapers, as well as identifying new opportunities for your organization.
BMAM 2018 – September 12-14 (Bangkok)
BMAM 2018 is a FM conference that takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, which includes, in addition to conferences and seminars, areas dedicated to security; IoT; intelligent houses and cities, and that fosters a close commercial relationship between exhibitors and the main buyers of the region.
Sydney Build 2018 – March 15-16 (Sydney)
Sidney Build is an Australian conference focused on Construction, Architecture and Design. The event has more than 150 exhibitors, spread over five areas, and explores topics related to residential construction, transportation and infrastructure, commercial buildings, urban design, sustainability, among others. During these two days, it is still possible to listen to live music or participate in the craft beer festival.
Total Facilities – April 18-19 (Melbourne)
Two days of discussion and discoveries of several FM areas: cleaning and maintenance; software and technologies; sustainable projects; safety, among others. Get to know more here.