Starting today, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) joins members, partners, and collaborators from around the world in a week-long celebration of facility management. World FM Day, which falls on May 16 this year, recognizes the professionals who diligently work to ensure the global built environment is effective, productive, sustainable, safe, and healthy.
During the week of May 14-18, IFMA—working in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)—will recognize the critical contributions of facility management through a valuable collection of content, educational resources, and giveaways. This includes support for World FM Day events around the globe, such as World Workplace in Barcelona, Spain. IFMA will also offer a series of educational webinars and free access to the most-viewed content and industry resources from IFMA’s Knowledge Library. Find details, including a full list of opportunities, online.
The global facility management industry is worth $1.1 trillion annually and employs more than 25 million people. According to IFMA, the profession encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. More information, including key educational and professional development tools, is available online at www.whatisfm.com and www.fm.training.
IFMA supports 24,000 facility managers in more than 100 countries. Together, they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $526 billion in products and services.