Nonmembers purchasing the Full Event or Full Event PLUS! will receive a complimentary one year of IFMA base and local chapter membership.
“I attribute a great portion of my current success to IFMA. The educational and networking opportunities are wonderful. I am so grateful to those IFMA members who have mentored me over the years. IFMA has helped to shape my career in ways I never could have imagined!”
Teresa Rodgers, Seattle Chapter, IFMA member since 2004
“When I joined IFMA I managed one facility about 450,000 S.F. It was no coincidence that as I grew in IFMA I saw my career grow. I was given a portfolio to manage and now manage a region where I have 9 accounts, over 8,000,000 S.F. and am responsible for 150 staff members.”
Jim Daymut, SVP, Jones Lang LaSalle, Northern Ohio Chapter, IFMA member since 1996
“For me, World Workplace is the highlight of the FM year. Fantastic networking with FMs from around the world, and inspiration gained from the many great presentations.”
Kati Barklund, Senior Solution Specialist – Modern Workplace, Microsoft, Stockholm, Sweden
“The most exciting part of World Workplace is sharing stories and experiences with people from all over the world. It’s an unforgettable experience.”
Samson Lee, Vice President, Facility Operations – Asia Pacific, AllianceBernstein Hong Kong Ltd.
“World Workplace provides me with the opportunity to attend classes that advance my career, better understand the industry and earn CEUs.”
Rhonda Rezac, Associate, FMP, RSP i-SPACE
“I attend World Workplace to increase my knowledge of leading FM trends. I always set learning goals, and I’ve never been disappointed in meeting them.”
Robert Kleimenhagen, Jr., CFM, SFP, Director of Facilities & Energy Management Operations, Central Bucks School District
Schedule at a Glance
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm Deeper Dive Sessions
“The Disaster Experience for Facility Managers” (A Tabletop Exercise) — This simulation will put you in the throes of real-life disaster situations. You will make critical decisions and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you’ve finished, you’ll understand the importance of advance disaster and continuity planning.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Facility Tours
Front and back-of-house facility tours are an illuminating part of the World Workplace learning experience. Discuss processes and challenges with fellow tour participants. Take away practical tips and new perspectives on managing unique spaces.
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Foundation Gala
You don’t want to miss the Foundation Gala! Be a part of the IFMA community that is helping to IGNITE the FM. Enjoy a wine toss, great food, networking, silent auction and meet the fabulous FM students receiving scholarships. All proceeds benefit making FM a career of choice.
10:30 am - 11:30 am Opening Keynote
IFMA's World Workplace opens with Robyn Benincasa, founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own.
11:30 am - 5:00 pm Expo Floor
Hundreds of exhibitors are ready with information and demonstrations. Shop around. Get to know the products; get to know the vendors. Build your contact list. Questions answered; problems solved.
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Welcome Reception
As you enter the Duce take a step back in time, this repurposed warehouse displays a sense of nostalgia with an eclectic design. Join us as we celebrate World Workplace and create our own Blast from the Past with food, drinks, music and more.
8:00 am - 9:30 am Plenary Session
Join Rex Miller and Mim Senft as they discuss how the dots can connect between HR, Facilities and Finance so you can develop an effective wellness strategy.
9:30 am - 1:30 pm Expo Floor
Status quo not cutting it? Meet new vendors and welcome better products and practices into your workplace. Take home more than a brochure — attend Education Arena product demonstrations and info sessions to learn practical application of FM tools.
1:45 pm - 5:15 pm Education Sessions
Education is the cornerstone of IFMA’s World Workplace. Each session is hand-selected by a committee of subject matter experts and knowledgeable practitioners to ensure the value and relevance of the content presented.
8:00 am - 12:45 pm Education Sessions
Gain resourceful solutions to nagging facility challenges; take away best practices for managing facilities, teams and projects; tailor a learning experience to meet your needs and challenge
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Closing Keynote
‘The Day After Tomorrow’, speaks to an exponentially changing world and its consequences for organizations of Today. Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur, adviser, author of four bestselling books and keynote speaker on the topics of radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm THE After Party
Conclude your week with THE After Party. A perfect end to your World Workplace experience and celebrate this years Award Winners. THE After Party features dancing, networking, heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Snappy casual attire is preferred.
World Workplace Expo
Your Expo: Get the connections. Get the scoop. Get the goods.
See new products in-person. Visit existing suppliers and source new partners. Gain technical information and specifications. Learn how to apply the tools you’re interested in to solve the problems you’re wrestling with. Shrink the purchasing process from weeks to hours.