Global FM, the Global Facility Management Association, has announced Wednesday 13 July as the date for ‘World FM Day’ 2016. The theme will be ‘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.
Speaking on the theme, Duncan Waddell, Chairman of Global FM, said “FM is all about enablement; as a sector we enable people to work, we enable the economy, we enable technology, we enable social interaction – the list is endless. At the crux of all of this is people – and for this year’s World FM Day we aim to highlight how we, as FM professionals, empower people to reach their full potential and in turn create a productive world”.
World FM Day, which is led by Global FM through its World FM Day Task Force, has been an annual celebration since 2009. It aims to recognise the vital work that FM professionals, and the FM sector, contributes to businesses worldwide whilst raising the profile of the FM profession across the globe. All FM professionals are welcome to host events such as social media activity, luncheons, seminars and workshops, or by undertaking any other activity to celebrate and promote FM during the week 11 – 15 July.
Duncan Waddell continued “We see so many diverse events being staged to mark World FM Day, and whilst they vary so much from a conference 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.”
Celebrations for World FM Day will be led across six continents by Global FM members; the Associação Brasileira de Facilities (ABRAFAC), the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the European Facility Management Network (EuroFM), the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA Australia), Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ), the Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), and the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA).
Winners in the Global FM Awards of Excellence will also be revealed on World FM Day. The awards recognise the best of the best in FM, highlighting how they support businesses across the globe. 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.
Further details on World FM Day, and materials to promote the day within your organisation will be made available on the GlobalFM website over the coming weeks. (Visit the World FM Day 2016 homepage here)