South America - Brazil
ABRAFAC is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004, uniting professionals from three different working groups (GRUPAS, GAS and MBA/POLI/USP), and representing the interests of all Facility Management professionals under one single umbrella. By providing professional development opportunities, campaigning for recognition of the profession as a strategic ‘value added activity’, and working in a collaborative way with international counterparts ABRAFAC has had significant success. At the end of 2011 ABRAFAC boasted almost 400 members.
ABRAFAC’s objective is to be the definitive point of reference for FM Brazil, providing a forum for the development of knowledge and the sharing of experience; as well as functioning as both a consultation and support source for every FM related initiative in Brazil.
Europe - International
+44 (0) 1279 712620
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM) in the UK. Founded in 1993, we promote excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. Supporting and representing over 15,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training.
We promote and embed professional standards in facilities management. Committed to advancing the facilities management profession we provide a suite of membership, qualifications, training and networking services designed to support facilities management practitioners in performing to the best of their ability.
+ 31 35 694 27 85
In 1987 the first exploratory meeting to create a European FM network was hosted by Mr. Bart Bleker in The Netherlands. He helped develop the association till 1990. In 1993 the European Facility Management Network was officially registered by NEFMA, the Dutch FM association now called FMN, the Danish FM association DFM and the British Centre for Facilities Management led by professor Keith Alexander. The CIB(International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) had helped develop and found the association. The diversity of the founders explains the focus on Education, Research and Practice.
Oceania - Australia
+61 3 8641 6666
The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) serves to further the objectives of facility managers and the facilities management industry, through the provision of member benefits and services, professional development and advocacy.
Oceania - New Zealand
+64 21 937 987
FMANZ (Facilities Management Association of New Zealand) is New Zealand’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the facilities management profession, with more than 500 members nationally.
FMANZ is a rapidly-growing, collaborative network of FM professionals, defining and implementing the best practices of facilities management.
It was formed to promote professional Facilities Management practice in NZ. The Association’s mandate is to promote education, networking and advocacy for facilities management professionals.
FMANZ is run by a board and there are four branches (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Waikato/BOP) which provide local networking opportunities and professional support. There are also a number of committees, such as the education committee and special interest groups, such as Women in FM.
FMANZ runs events and networking opportunities throughout the year and an annual two-day Summit, which will be held next in May 2016.
FMANZ has a professional competencies framework in place and in September 2014, in association with AUT University, the association launched a series of Master Classes. This is the first step in establishing a FM educational framework in NZ.
Europe - Hungary
+ 36 1 7001779
Founded in 2005, the Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS) is an umbrella organisation for the facilities management profession in Hungary. The mission of the HFMS is threefold: to facilitate the development of facility management as a business area of strategic importance both in Hungary and on an international level; to accomplish, maintain and develop world class domestic professional excellence along with its integration with domestic practices; and to represent the professional and economic interests of its members.
International - USA
Founded in 1980, IFMA supports more than 24,000 members in 94 countries.
The association’s members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services.
To meet its mission to “advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services,products, resources and opportunities,” on an annual basis IFMA:
+9714 3409595 (ext 102)
Welcome to the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), the dedicated platform for the industry, by the industry, serving the GCC.
Supported by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) as a non-profit association, MEFMA provides a dedicated platform for FM professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and owner associations.
Education, knowledge sharing, thought leadership, legislative governance and face-to-face networking events are all significant components of strategic FM to be promoted, supported and implemented by MEFMA and its members. MEFMA acts on behalf of the FM community, for the community.
Africa - South Africa
+27 (0)79 514 9298
SAFMA was established in 1998 as a voluntary association, registered as a section 21 company in July 2011, and recognised as a Professional Body in March 2013.
The Association has a diverse membership comprising of FM organisations, in-house operatives, consultants, training organisations and service providers. We represent 68 of SAs FM and service provider organisations and have over 800 individual members on our database, all of whom have signed our Code of Conduct which ensures best practice.
SAFMA is a member of Global FM (the Association of Facilities Management Associations); and the Property Charter Council. We have also entered into agreements with the Green Building Council of Southern Africa (GBCSA); the Higher Educational Facilities Management Association (HEFMA); and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).