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Sept. 27-29: Denver hosts World Workplace where facility pros explore circular economy, prop tech, IAQ and sustainability

by Eileen McMorrow

Education-packed sessions and training by key industry thought-leaders influence facility professionals to expand their knowledge and advance their skills by attending World Workplace®, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) annual conference. The conference sessions selected below are among the most compelling to attract facility leaders to Denver, September 27-29, 2023.

World Workplace 2023 tracks will include Emerging Topic: Circular Economy; Emerging Topic: Prop Tech; Sustainability; FM Solutions; Leadership and Strategy; Finance and Business; Project Management; Real Estate; Operations and Maintenance; Risk Management; and Academics.

Sessions of interest include:

Radical Innovation: A Participatory Workshop to Explore Possibilities for Re-Deploying Used Office Furniture in Radically New Environments. Celeste Tell, Co-founder and CEO, Advanced Workplace Associates  Lisa Whited, Consultant, Workplace Transformation Facilitation  Doug Pilgrim, National Business Development Manager, Davies Office  Debbie Jaslow Shatz, Director of Facilities, Hensel Phelps Services LLC.

Cyber Security: Securing Facility Management’s Digital Transformation. Jeffrey Saunders, CEO, Nordic Foresight  Stacey Shepard, PMP, President  Lucian Niemeyer, CEO, Building Cyber Security  Quentin Hodgson  Erika Parn

Principles of Digital Interchange of Service (DIS). Erik Jaspers, IFMA Fellow, Global Product Strategy & Innovation Director, Planon Corporation  Ted Ritter, IFMA Fellow, Principal, LMI360

ESG Transforming Facility Manager’s Role. Jeffrey Saunders, CEO, Nordic Foresight  Andreas Pfnür

The Circular Workplace: A Cross-Community Initiative and A Case Study in Practice. Gary Miciunas, Strategy Director, Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.  Lisa Whited, Consultant, Workplace Transformation Facilitation

Metrics that Matter: What to Track and How to Make your FM Data Work for You. Matthew Tansey, Product Marketing Director, JLL Corrigo.

Space Planning and Return to the Office — Results from IFMA’s Latest Research. Jake Smithwick, PhD, MPA, FMP, SFP, Associate Professor, Simplar | UNC Charlotte.

The Future of Work: Navigating Emerging Technologies and Leveraging Data to Win the War for Talent. Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics  Henry Massey  Amy Forbes, Managing Director, Savills.

Why Building Performance Standards Are the Next “Big Thing” & What You Should Be Doing Now to Prepare. Jon Dierking, PE, CEM, CEP, LEED AP, CEO & Founder, Touchstone IQ  Sharon Jaye, SFP, Building Performance Policy Manager for Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency, City of Denver  Brendan Hall, Environmental Policy Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Re-align. Re-focus. Re-energize. Alana Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow, Consultant/Adjunct Professor, AFD Professional Services & Temple University.

Ergonomics in Furniture: Why it Matters for FMs. Jennifer Wammack, Director of Outreach & Learning, BIFMA  Lauren Gant, PhD, CPE, WELL AP, Senior Ergonomics and Wellness Strategist, HNI.

Preventative & Deferred Maintenance Reality Check: Fine-Tune Your Equipment Inventory Knowledge. David Trask, National Director, ARC Facilities.

Take your chance to connect and network with the global facility management community as World Workplace is packed with networking opportunities, keynote speakers, and talented FMs who are known for sharing their knowledge and resources.

View the full event schedule to see dates and times of important speaking engagements and networking events.