IFMA’s World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future in Amsterdam
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Facility Management Nederland (FMN) continue to prepare an exciting agenda for ‘World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future,’ the unique event taking place from 20 to 22 March 2019 in Amsterdam. IFMA and FMN are inviting facility management professionals, researchers and students to contribute to the programming of the event with proposals for presentations and other forms for substantive contributions. Proposals can be submitted through the end of 9 November via the website www.worldworkplaceeurope.ifma.org.
Partners and participants help shape the content by offering presentation contributions on the main stage in “The Auditorium,” or with proposals for workshops in “The Creative Lab,” or to provide ideas for debates, round table conversations or panel discussions in “The Club.” A huge variety of relevant topics are possible in terms of content and form. A content board, consisting of representatives from IFMA, FMN, premium partners and several independent experts, will work together to ensure content coherence and the world-class quality of the program.
Startup pitches and awards
Special features offered at World Workplace Europe meets Facility for Future include “The Pitch”, where FM-related startups can present themselves. Interested parties will pay a registration fee of €750. The total registration fee will be refunded to the startup chosen as the most innovative by the general attendees.
Collaboration as a read thread
A theme throughout the event is ‘Collaboration’. Proposals for substantive contributions ideally meet this broad theme: collaboration between all stakeholders in the built environment and in particular FM; collaboration between end users and providers, collaboration with other disciplines such as ICT, HR, finance; collaboration across borders; collaboration with new technologies. The richness of the theme combined with the various types of spaces and presentation formats will ensure an event full of innovative and inspiring proposals.
About Facility for Future
Facility for Future originated from a need within the facilities industry for a content-based inspiration event and is organized under the supervision of FMN. The first edition of Facility for Future took place in January 2017. With appealing national and international speakers from both inside and outside the field, Facility for Future is a must for all innovators and other parties involved in facilitating the workplace and the work environment of tomorrow.
IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (136 chapters), industry (16 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. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or www.ifma.org.
FMN is the professional association for the facility sector in The Netherlands. The members of FMN are active in various sectors and various facility branches. In the facility sector, almost 73 billion euros was converted in 2016 in the Netherlands including property. Excluding real estate, the turnover amounted to more than 32 billion euros. That accounts for almost 5% of the gross domestic product. As of 1 January 2018, FMN and NFC Index have merged into one association. The indices of the NFC Index are the references for the cost development of facility services for office organizations and education. The indices provide relevant management information for opportunities in the area of cost efficiency. FMN is a partner of the international organization for facility management, IFMA. For more information, visit www.fmn.nl.