Invitation to join the First FM Stakeholders Meeting, 22nd of February 2018 in Lisbon
As it is firmly recognized that Facility Management is a holistic integration of people, spaces and processes, it is not quite so when it comes to the integration with the several departments and C-suites within the organization.
Facility managers not seldom suffer from bad communication channels with key areas such as Procurement, Human Resources, IT, Finance, among others.
The Portuguese Institute for Facility Management (APFM) has started to build working groups and partnerships with professionals and fellow associations that represent colleagues from these other departments to bring usually conflicting views to the same room and look for a mutual understanding and common future goals.
If you wish to partake in the discussions in 2018 please email via firstname.lastname@example.org and save the date of the 22nd of February 2018 to come to Lisbon to attend the “FM Stakeholders Meeting” that will coincide with the CEN TC 348 Plenary Meeting.
The venue is at Hotel ALTIS Grand and special fees are available if you book this way:
All hotel room reservations with the ALTIS Grand Hotel can be done directly with the hotel.
Participants must inform that they are belonging to the Group “TC348 event” in order to enjoy the special discount fee.
To do so, send an email to email@example.com (copy to geral@APFM.pt) to make your booking (fee of € 105 single or € 115 double/night) for ALTIS Grand Hotel (specify which nights) regarding CEN/TC 348 event.
One needs to book by email or phone in order to request a specific fee. Guests staying at the hotel will have breakfast and APFM offers coffee breaks and lunch in the hotel.
The special fee is also effective beyond the dates of the TC meeting (ALWAYS subject to Hotel availability…).
22 February 2018 | Lisbon. A EuroFM member? Visit the next open CEN/TC 348 20th meeting February 22nd 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal!
The CEN/TC 348/WG 8 (technical body 348, working group 8) is currently working on a new norm: “Functions, Roles, Responsibilities and Competencies of the Facility Manager” Our EuroFM members might find it interesting to take notice of the developing ideas and to give input.
There is an open program on the 22nd of February 2018. A modest (FM stakeholders conference) meeting in the morning, like members know from the common Members Meetings of EuroFM. Next to that there will also be social program on the 21 and the 22. EuroFM members are welcome to arrive on the 21 and leave 22nd in the afternoon or arrive 22 very early and leave on the 23. There is also a possibility to join some of the meetings as guests, so members can even stay a bit longer.
All of this can be arranged according to availability.
For the social program and the dinner each day the organization does not cover the costs. Each participant will have to cover these themselves.
10-12 April 2018 | NEC, Birmingham. The Facilities Event delivers a powerful combination of senior decision makers and purchase influencers from across the UK's industrial, commercial and public sectors. With a compelling range of unique educational content available to the visitor and a wide and varied exhibitor offering, this is the "must attend" event for all facilities professionals. Read more here.
EFMC 2018 will be held from June 5 till 8 2018. You are welcome in the beautiful capital of mystical Bulgaria, Sofia!
Once upon a time in Facility Management land...
In the same way as fairy tales have influenced our lives, a rapidly changing world is shaping a new FM discipline. IoT, trends in technology and security even climate change, are driving us towards an entirely new demand. But this impression is fully reciprocal, and good FM can dramatically impact global sustainability, people's well-being, or future urban planning, helping to create a better world. Selected story tellers will take a modern approach towards this mutual influence in a state-of-the-art venue, where an immersive experience will leave no one indifferent.
The FM & REM WinterSchool is an international program organised by the degree course Facility & Real Estate Management in Kufstein, which has started 2012 for the first time. Adjusted to the Winter School the Winter Congress takes its place also in the facilities of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein. The FM & REM WinterCongress starts the day before the project work of the WinterSchool starts. The WinterCongress is also an international established meeting point for experts of the branch of Facility Management and Real Estate Management, where you can make new contacts. Likewise, there are also many national and international experts who share their knowledge with the students in coaching sessions. The students have to challenge and solve realistic and practice related problems in the context of the topic of the WinterCongress and WinterSchool. The teams gather information in international-mixed-teams to solve the problems and can demonstrate and impromanagement and project management.
THE ASSIGNMENT 2018 >>
Sustainable Urban Development -Flexible subsidized housing
An important topic in Europe is the accommodation of refugees. There is a need for a cheap and quick solution to provide housing spaces. At the same time real estate prices are rising and housing spaces have a high with a sustainable real estate development. Thereby they are doing a market and location analysis, have to think about the realization of the dimension of sustainability and create a flexible and mostly cheap solution (construction as well as operation). The learning experience is to work interdisciplinary,as well as innovative to search for new creative ideas and solutions. At the end of the WinterSchool there will be a poster and video presentation, where the teams present their results. Read more.
Energy transition for jobs, growth, and investment
Joint conference of the European Parliament and the European Commission
Hosted in the European Parliament (Brussels) Date: 7 November 2017, 08:30 - 18:30
EP ITRE Committee Chairman Buzek and Commissioner Arias Cañete are pleased to announce, on behalf of the European Parliament and European Commission, a high level conference in Brussels on 7 November to address financing clean energy for all Europeans.
The event will be opened by European Parliament President Tajani, European Commission President Juncker (tbc), the Estonian Council Presidency (tbc) and European Investment Bank President Hoyer, involve the active participation of Vice-Presidents Šefčovič and Katainen, MEPs, as well as senior representatives from the Covenant of Mayors, and other stakeholders.
Aimed at policy makers, the investor community, energy market participants and other stakeholders, the conference will review the Clean Energy Package focussing discussion on three investment areas of the energy transition: ways of supporting the shift to clean and efficient energy at local level, investing in large-scale energy projects - including cross-border transmission infrastructure, and renewable electricity generation infrastructure.
Facility management Innovation for healthy living and work environment!
The IFM Symposium promotes innovation in facility management.
ZHAW cordially invites you to a professional and scientific exchange of experiences on October 6th 2017. The IFM Symposium is aimed at specialists and executives from the business and public sector, as well as academics and Master's and doctoral students in facility management and other disciplines. A variety of presentations based on applied teaching and research at Institute for Facility Management (IFM) form a framework for discussion and networking.
You will also have the opportunity to meet current and former students of the IFM and to exchange ideas with guest speakers from leading international universities: -Professor Vivian Loftness, Carnegie Mellon University, US -Forest Flager, Ph.D, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University, US -Dr. Suvi Nenonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Following the successful IFM Symposium in the autumn of 2016, the IFM will hold the 2nd IFM Symposium at the Technopark in Zurich on 6 October 2017.
Zuyd UAS (University of Applied Sciences) is the host for the coming EuroFM Summer School in combination with the Inernational week of Zuyd UAS and the EuroFM Members Meeting. Students from member universities are invited to partake in the Summer School. Each EuroFM participating member university, is able to nominate 2 enthusiastic (2nd, 3rd or 4th year) students.
Partaking in the EuroFM Summer School/International School Zuyd is a great opportunity for students to gain international experiences during their studies! Please observe that Zuyd University would like to have the students' applications before September 18th, 2017. However please also observe the deadlines for the room reservations for the students, these should be reserved within the next two months.
The most all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. Immerse yourself in all things FM — from groundbreaking discoveries impacting the industry, to achievable strategies for your daily to-do list. Discover a new way to do it, a different place to source it, a cool tool to fix it or an action plan to solve it. Whatever your “it” is, pursue, perfect or attain it at World Workplace. Read more.
The IFM congress creates high interest within scholars every year, which can be seen from the large number of submissions. It belongs to the leading scientific conventions due to its scientific committee, consisting of leading professors. Because of its high quality level it has a quota of rejection of more than 50%. The papers accepted will be published in the Journal fuer Facility Management (with ISSN number), edited by TU Wien. Due to the high level and the high quality standards the journal is among the most renowned scientific publications in the field of Facility Management. We are pleased to invite you to submit your abstracts and papers! Read here more about the Call for Papers 2017 TU Wien.
Practitioners, corporate members and of course all other EuroFM members are invited to join this EuroFM Webinar on Thursday November 25th from 14:00 till 15:00 (CEST).
Dr. ir. D.J.M. (Theo) van der Voordt (The Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment at Delft University of Technology) will present how to manage and measure the value of Facility Management (FM) and Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM).
Costs are an important driver for many of us. Van der Voordt will show us there are actually 12 parameters to define the value. These parameters can be influenced in different ways and the performance can measured in different ways. For example the parameter “health & safety” could be improved by better indoor air quality, acoustics and light. By measuring sick leave, number of accidents or percentage of dissatisfied employees, you gain insight in how well you perform on “health & safety”. To be able to compare your performance with other organizations, a standard method is required. The model Van der Voordt proposes could be a way to standardize measuring the value of FM.
During the presentation there will be enough time for questions and discussions. The webinar is recorded and made available on the EuroFM website.
World FM Day is a Global FM initiative to celebrate the importance of the FM profession. It aims to raise the profile of FM around the globe, promoting facilities management’s ideals, not only within the profession and industry, but also among governments and the general business community.
CIFMers Global hosts EuroFM at the Teatro Goya - Madrid, offering interactive meetings, renowned speakers and networking possibilities. As a meeting point for all FM professionals who develop their activity in the sector, this joint event organized in Spain offers the European Facility Management industry the opportunity to come together with FM representatives from the Latin American countries.
Entrance to the EuroFM members meeting is for free. This means for the program that our members are able to visit the scheduled EuroFM program on Wednesday 28th September and on Friday 30st September 2016.
For those EuroFM members who want to visit the CIFMers conference on Thursday September 29th the CIFMers organization has been so kind to reserve a limited amount of free tickets especially for EuroFM members.
When these free tickets run out EuroFM members are still allowed to have entrance to the CIFMers conference on Thursday 29th September for a 40% reduced ticket price (full price € 480,00).
So hereby the EuroFM organization calls out to the members to subscribe as soon as they can to obtain their free ticket to the CIFMers conference on Thursday. First the subscribe is first to get their free ticket.
Register for our upcoming EuroFM Members Meeting, from 17 - 19 February 2016. This members meeting is hosted byDHBW (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg), which is one of the largest universities in the Stuttgart and Upper Neckar regions: Currently around 8,800 students are enrolled in their study programmes.
Join another interactive, networking and insightful event in the astound city, namely Stuttgart! More reasons to join the upcoming members meeting! Additional information will follow shortly, meanwhile feel free to sign up for this event.
EUROFORUM Deutschland is proud to organize Facility Management In Airports, the first conference focused on airport facility management in the European sector. The conference will take place on November 26th & 27th 2015 at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel, Germany.
Key topics of the conference will be the Digital Transformation of FM in Airports, Sustainability and Energy Management and the important issue of Airport Security.
Attending the conference will give you the perfect opportunity to learn from best practices from European and other international major airports like Frankfurt Airport, TAV Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Munich Airport, Dublin Airport, Miami International Airport or Prague Airport and exchange ideas with decision makers and solution providers in facility management.
During an exclusive STUDY TOUR OF THE FRANKFURT AIRPORT you will be able to take a look “behind the scenes” & discuss FM challenges and solutions used at one of the busiest airports in Europe.
As a EuroFM member, you are eligible to an exclusive 20% discount. Please use the code: 76EFMP1106920-20
On the 15th of September, IFMA Italia and its IntheMiddle project partners will discuss facility management and health care logistic services in the European perspective.
In the Middle is a European project, underway within the sectorial programme Leonardo da Vinci of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-13, that aims to apply the European tools and frameworks EQF, ECVET, and Europass. In order to develop transparency and recognise across Europe the learning outcomes and the qualifications of integrated health care logistics sector, particularly through the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) based on ECVET.
WORKTECH15 Berlin is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. This is our 2nd WORKTECH conference in Germany and will attract some of the biggest and brightest names to debate, discuss and divulge the latest thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace. Join over 100 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, technology, executive management, architecture, design and professional advisors to further knowledge and share expertise. WORKTECH offers a 30% dicsounted price for EuroFM members only!
In September 2015, Madrid will be again be the host city for CIFMers, the International Congress of Facility Manager. After the successful edition of 2014, CIFMers will continue to promote the discipline and strengthen the role of Facility Managers in their organizations.
From 5 -9 October 2015 Zuyd University of Applied Sciences hosts an international week. The theme of this week is vacancy in real estate, a problem that many cities are dealing with. During the international week, an international student group works together to come up with concepts to tackle the vacancy problem in the center of Heerlen.
Th!nkFM will take place on 13 May 2015. This event gives you insight to how FM professionals can apply capabilities in FM services to meet the needs of a fast changing world. Read more about this event.
International Symposium on Facility Management Standardization and Research co-sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Technology and Environment and Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA May 21-22, 2015.
This years’ RESER conference, RESER2015, will be organized by Roskilde University and will take place in Copenhagen on September 10-12. The call for papers is now available at the conference home page (www.reser2015.dk). Please also notice that, prior to the conference, on September 8-9, RESER will organize a doctoral colloquium at Roskilde University (for more information about the doctoral colloquium, see here: (Deadline May 11)
Grand sweeping staircases, beautiful wood panelled rooms and magnificent Victorian halls… Join us for the EFMC black-tie extravagant gala dinner at the unique atmosphere of one of Scotland’s most famous and prestigious landmarks.