World FM Day 2016 Highlights Facilities Profession

Facility management professionals take part in events this week that highlight the profession as well as the impact of FM on building occupants and organizations throughout the world.
Facility management professionals take part in events this week that highlight the profession as well as the impact of FM on building occupants and organizations throughout the world.

This Week, World FM Day Shines Light On Global Reach

World FM Day 2016 Highlights Facilities Profession

Global FM, the Global Facility Management Association, designated this Wednesday, July 13 as World FM Day 2016. The theme this year is “empowering people for a productive world”, and looks at how facilities management (FM) enables different business disciplines to collaborate to deliver high-quality business performance.facility management

Speaking on the theme recently, 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.”

An annual celebration since 2009, this is the eighth World FM Day, which is led by Global FM through its World FM Day Task Force. Having a designated day aims to recognize the vital work that FM professionals, and the FM sector, contributes to businesses worldwide while raising the profile of the profession around the world.

Today, July 11, 2016, marks the beginning of events that FM professionals and groups will take part in to promote the profession and to network. These events include: social media activities, luncheons, seminars, and workshops.

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Waddell comments, “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 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 recognize 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 received the Platinum Award, followed by Westminster Schools through IFMA and then the Commonwealth Bank of Australia with FMA, Australia.

Suggested Links:

  • World FM Day – 27 June 2013 – Creating, Sharing & Learning Global FM member organizations on six different continents will commemorate World FM Day by hosting events all around the world and undertaking others activities to celebrate and promote […]
  • Tweeting World FM Day! The goal of the event and others today is to promote facility management's ideals worldwide, not only within the profession and industry, but also among governments and the general public.
  • Gearing Up For World FM Day, June 23, 2011 Global FM member organizations invite all facility professionals and business organizations to join in this celebration of the facilities management profession.