About the Conference

Building the Future of Facility Management through Digital Innovation

This year's conference will be looking at technology’s role in our society and the business of FM with a focus on digitization. Digitization is the integration of digital tools into facility management. Submissions should explore the related challenges and opportunities for the profession.

Under the overarching focus of digitization, sessions will be organized into 4 topics:

  • Technology and Innovation:
    • Moving FM forward to create a provocative theme of ‘Utopia or Dystopia'
    • Visioning FM for the future & challenge FM professionals to re-imagine the future
    • Expertise across artificial intelligence, digital technology, innovation, aging population, etc.
  • Smart FM:
    • Design for maintainability
    • Conservation practices
    • Energy management
  • Operations & Maintenance:
    • FM best practices
    • Tech adjustment in the FM industry
    • Performance contracting
  • Real Estate:
    • Accreditation of facility management companies and managing agents
    • Integrated facilities management
    • Digitally enabled real estate

About IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (136 chapters), industry (16 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

IFMA provides a breadth of educational and informational resources, including educational courses ranging from entry-level training to programs for experienced facility managers; three globally recognized credentials, the CFM®, FMP® and SFP®; industry research; professional development events held around the world; webinars, white papers, how-to’s; and vast opportunities for global, local and interest-specific networking.

For more information, please visit the IFMA websites below: 

IFMA Worldwide: http://www.ifma.org/

IFMA Singapore Chapter: http://wgs1.net/ifma-sg/