IFMA and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) connected at the World Workplace Europe Conference and Expo, where more than 300 built environment professionals in attendance were inspired by the progressive and innovative spirit of Sweden. The connection between IFMA and RICS proves to be successful as they were able tounite the global facility management (FM) community and create opportunity for more success in the future.
Those who attended the conference got a glimpse of the future workplace, with comprehensive discussions about workplace strategy and how technology will shape the human-facility interaction for years to come. From visionary keynote speakers to cutting-edge tactics to improve occupant engagement and productivity, World Workplace Europe did more than simply report the upward trajectory of the FM industry; it propelled it forward. The world-class program included not only a broad variety of international speakers and presentations, but also panel debates and workshops. Participants even had the option to participate in offsite facility tours of innovative FM projects in Stockholm.
The event was the first held in Europe by the IFMA-RICS collaboration, which was announced last year. Among the collaboration’s stated goals is unification of the global FM community through shared standards. Besides the conference, they are tackling this goal by offering a combined suite of credentials and professional qualifications for facility management (FM) in a single, convenient online academy platform at www.fm.training, which you can learn more about here. World Workplace Europe also featured the inaugural meeting of IFMA’s European Advisory Board, which was created to forge a mutually beneficial connection between European nations and the FM community.
World Workplace Europe 2018 is scheduled for May 15-17 at La Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, Spain.
For more on the IFMA-RICS collaboration, please see: www.define.fm.