The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and its alliance partner Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) have announced that next year’s World Workplace® Europe will again be held at the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, 18 to 20 March 2020.
With record-breaking attendance, an innovative and inspirational program, and a high level of interaction among delegates, the 2019 event was a milestone for IFMA and FMN in Europe, and the atmosphere in the Kromhouthal was exhilarating. Once a manufacturing facility for large marine engines, the Kromhouthal is now a leading destination for a range of events in Amsterdam.
IFMA represents the global facility management (FM) community, with members in 100 countries. FMN is the Dutch professional association for the facility sector. Each association brings a unique approach and level of expertise to the event program, creating a valuable educational and networking experience specifically geared toward facility management in Europe.
“The success of this year’s event benefitted our members and helped leverage our profession in Europe,” said Jos Duchamps, chair of IFMA’s European Advisory Board. “IFMA’s global perspective and FMN’s connection to local professionals is an extraordinary mix that will stimulate FM professionals to discuss, learn, interact and share experiences in 2020.”
“I am proud that IFMA and FMN will continue their cooperation to create again an innovative and exclusive event for the strategic playing field of the FM industry. With inspiring keynotes and several social events, we not only organize an event, but also give the opportunity to accelerate personal growth,” said Natalie Hofman, chair of FMN.
World Workplace Europe is the gold standard for discovering new ideas and technologies impacting the European FM industry. Educational sessions will be categorized under topic tracks, including Research and Development, Business and Education. Sessions will be relevant to all facility professionals, and each participant can personalize a learning agenda based on individual concerns, needs and interests.
Interactive workshops and panel discussions allow delegates to actively participate in building FM proficiency. Delegates won’t just acquire the latest facility management innovations and insights, they will work together to create, share and discover their own. Network tables are integrated with conference sessions and delegate socializing, allowing suppliers and sponsors to enjoy one-on-one conversations with professionals making buying decisions on behalf of their organizations.
Call for content submissions will be sent in September. Interested in becoming a partner? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. More information on event programming, sponsorships and registration will be posted at https://worldworkplaceeurope.ifma.org/ in the coming months.
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 Netherlands, the facility sector, including real estate, accounts for more than 10% of the gross national product (excluding real estate approximately 4.5%)*. NFC Index, since 2001 the standard reference for cost development of facility and workplace services of office-based organizations and educational organizations, merged with FMN in 2018. FMN is a partner of the international organization for facility management, IFMA. For more information, visit www.fmn.nl and www.nfcindex.nl.