Facilities management professionals gear up for #worldfmday 2016

Global FM World FM Day 13 July, week of celebrations 11-15 July

‘World FM Day’, the worldwide celebration of the facilities management takes place next Wednesday 13 July 2016. To celebrate FM professionals, and members of facilities management associations across the globe will be hosting celebrations throughout the week from 11 – 15 July.


World FM Day aims to recognise the work that facilities management professionals contribute to businesses worldwide. This year the theme is ‘Empowering people for a productive world’. It aims to look at how facilities management enables different business disciplines to collaborate to deliver high quality business performance.


Duncan Waddell Chairman of Global FM said: “This World FM Day year’s theme will help to reinforce and remind the business leaders and the general public that FM professionals play a key role in enabling business to thrive. This can be through providing engaging workplaces or developing customer experiences which excel. Throughout the week our members plan to showcase the role which facilities management can play in enabling business through a series of events which will take place across the world.”


A selection of the events taking place include:
Facility & Hospitality Management Conference, Mexico
IFMAFMCC Live Session by Michel Theriault: “Pumping Up Your Profession : Selling FM in your Organization, Toronto, Canada
TAD World FM Day Celebration, Sudan
FMCU “Lunch and Learn sessions”  to learn more about FM in the work place, China
IFMAFMCC live Session by Rajessh Deb Roy and Shamsher Sindhu: “Facility Management Now & What Next: India Perspective 2020”, India
IFMAFMCC live session by Geoff Parnell: “Technology – Enabler or Disabler”, Australia
FMANZ National Quiz nights, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, New Zealand
BIFM International Special Interest Group Breakfast, lunch and evening seminars: Outsourcing across borders: the FM leaders’ perspective, The EU referendum result: the reality of our decision, Empowerment and productivity celebrating all that’s good about FM, Online and London, UK
BIFM #WorldFMDay webinar: The Facilities Management Career Development Pathway, Online


For details of all the World FM Day celebrations click here.


On the Global FM website you will also find details about:
Joining a World FM Day event
Hosting events, large or small, physical or virtual and showcasing these on the Global FM world map.
Celebrating FM success by posting events, stories and photos to hash tag #WorldFMDay and connecting with @WorldFMDay on Twitter during the week of celebrations 11-15 July 2016.
Supporting the industry’s day of recognition by adding the World FM Day Twibbon to social media channels.

Find details on how to do this here.


Global FM has produced some free materials to help FM professionals promote their World FM Day activities that can be downloaded from here.


Winners in the Global FM Awards of Excellence will also be announced on World FM Day. Details of the winners will be available from the Global FM website at 12:00 BST.


In 2015, BIFM’s ‘JLL Property and Asset Management Academy’ submission scooped the Platinum Award, followed by Westminster Schools through IFMA and then the Commonwealth Bank of Australia with FMA, Australia.

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