Here, Will Bowen, Chairman of the Global FM Task Force for World FM Day, which leads the celebrations for next month’s events, talks about why you need to be involved in what looks set to be the biggest World FM Day to date.
“Next month the FM community will be celebrating World FM Day on 13th July. The theme for 2016 is ‘Empowering people for a productive world’, and will look at how facilities management (FM) enables different business disciplines to collaborate to deliver high quality business performance.
This year sees a slight change in format; with celebrations actually lasting throughout the course of the week commencing 11th July, being led by events, publicity and communications across the globe. By focusing on a week of celebrations we’re able to open up more opportunities to celebrate, and achieve a much wider reach across social media over the week as we show the world how the FM community enables the world’s business through the coming together of the global FM community.
The task force, and Global FM, are aiming to make 2016 the best World FM Day yet as we reach out to FM professionals in every sector with the aim of raising the profile of FM. I am confident that we can really showcase the FM profession and prove that FM really is about empowerment. As a sector we empower people to reach their full potential, we enable them to work, contribute positively to economies, assist emerging technologies and enable social interaction. All of this positive activity created from within our profession really does contribute towards a productive world.
In previous years we have seen many diverse events being staged to mark World FM Day, from large conferences to small FM team drinks after work. They are all united in the aim of celebrating FM.
I would urge everyone across the FM profession to take some time during the week of 11–15 July to promote FM and celebrate World FM Day and show how FM can empower people for a productive world.
Here you can see what events are currently planned and make sure you keep checking back as new updates are been added all the time.
We have also created a number of free resources to help you with your World FM Day planning, including a logo, PowerPoint template, web banner, email signature and poster. You can access any of these here.
Thank you in advance for being part of the 2016 World FM Day celebrations. It’s time for us to show everyone how FM can empower people for a productive world.”