IFMA’s World Workplace will host the Facility Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas. They will offer education sessions from October 18th to the 20th, covering topics ranging from meeting the needs of first-responders to whether or not robots are the future. Held annually in cities across the U.S., World Workplace prides itself on being a longstanding and well-respected learning and networking event for facility management and related professions.
IFMA believes collaboration between members of the work environment is key to the profession’s rise as a career of choice. FMs will have the opportunity to learn from sessions such as: Workspace of the Future – Meeting the Demands of the Next Workforce Generation; Knock the Socks Off Your CEO and Sell Your Project, and more.
Here are some of the sessions that the McMorrow Reports recommends:
How Scalable Solutions Can Improve Your Campus with Brad Strokes
Be a Leader, not a Magician: Strategies for Being at the Forefront of Workplace Change with Meredith Thatcher, IFMA Fellow, and Laura Hambley
Artificial Intelligence in RE & FM with Erik Jaspers and Nancy Sanquist
Defining FM: Past, Present & Future with Anna Thurston
The conference will start with Deeper Dive sessions on October 17th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and during that time there will also be facility tours. The conference will continue with opening sessions and education sessions on October 18th, 19th and 20th. There will be FM Academic Awards on the evening of the 19th where you can help make FM a career of choice. The closing keynote speakers Mark and Scott Kelly, highly decorated NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy captains, will give lessons on leadership, teamwork and sacrifice and the conference will end with the Awards of Excellence ceremony on the night of October 20th.
The Expo will be on October 18th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm and Thursday, October 19th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature hundreds of exhibitors. Attendees will see new products in-person, visit existing suppliers and source new partners, gain technical information and specifications, and learn how to apply problem solving tools