January 2018

Jan 22 - Jan 24 Chicago, IL, USA International Air-conditioning/Heating/Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2018 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE); Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

First held in 1930, this annual major HVACR marketplace convenes 65,000+ attendees, from product designers and engineers to installers and end-users, from all 50 states and 165 countries. The hands-on AHR Expo features 2,000+ leading manufacturers and suppliers and offers new product and technology presentations, 50+ free seminars, ASHRAE Learning Institute short courses and professional development seminars that offer PDHs and CEUs, and certification exams, as well as networking opportunities. Exhibitors showcase the latest and most sustainable HVACR systems, equipment, products, services and technology, including three special sections: Building Automation and Control Showcase, Software Center, and Indoor Air Quality Association Pavilion. Registration is free for a limited time.

The co-located ASHRAE Winter Conference includes several conference tracks focusing on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate facilities and infrastructure that need to not only be efficient, but resilient.

International Air-conditioning/Heating/Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2018

Jan 30 - Feb 1 Doha, Qatar Building Services Qatar dmg events

The organizers of The Big 5 event series are bringing together the built environment industry in Qatar, said to be the fastest-growing construction market in the Gulf region. Building Services Qatar is a multi-section show covering: Concrete; Windows, Doors and Façades; Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration; Facilities Management; Renewable Energy; and Health, Education, Sports and Transportation (HEST). The event will attract all professionals involved in the projects within these specific industry sectors and who are looking for new business partnerships. The FM section will convene the FM industry to discuss trends, challenges and best practices along with showcasing lucrative opportunities for regional and international FM companies in the flourishing sector. Free certified workshops are also offered.

Building Services Qatar


February 2018

Feb 6 London, United Kingdom Workplace Futures 2018 (FM) Information Facilities Management Ltd. (i-FM.net)

This 12th annual event gathers stakeholders responsible for specifying, buying, managing or delivering FM — strategic thinkers in FM innovation from business, property and facilities — to identify and help shape the future of the FM industry and the workplace. Workplace Futures builds each year on the ideas of previous years, showing how FM can play a crucial role in a changing world. This year’s event, titled “Adding Value,” explores how FM can provide more value, benefits, features or service without increasing cost. The event is held at the Siemens Sustainability Centre, “The Crystal,” a BREEAM Excellent-rated landmark building in London’s Docklands.

Workplace Futures 2018 (FM)

Feb 14 - Feb 15 Vancouver, BC, Canada BUILDEX Vancouver Informa Exhibitions

BUILDEX Vancouver is billed as Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the construction, renovation, architecture, interior design and property management industries, attracting over 14,000 attendees annually. The event offers 2 full days of product launches, problem solving, networking and education, with 80+ credit-approved educational seminars, each session priced individually and affordably. Over 600 exhibits showcase innovative and green products, materials, technologies and services in over 100 different categories.

BUILDEX Vancouver

Feb 18 - Feb 21 Orlando, FL, US IAOP Outsourcing World Summit (OWS18) International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)

This 21st annual event convenes more than 800 diverse outsourcing customers, service providers and advisors, including facilities professionals, from 40+ countries to network with peers, earn certification credits and influence the direction of the industry as it continues to evolve. Titled “The Reincarnation of Outsourcing: From Disruption to Domination (When Disruption is Everywhere),” OWS18 explores new business models, processes and philosophies: technology, such as RPA, cognitive, AI and blockchain, is at the forefront of the disruption; geopolitics have stormed to center stage, turning globalization on its head; and the “gig economy” is changing the labor force.

IAOP Outsourcing World Summit (OWS18)

Feb 26 - Feb 27 Delray Beach, FL, US TechSec Solutions United Publications, Inc.

Presented by the publishers of Security Systems News, TechSec Solutions immerses attendees in security technology through interactive education, exhibits and networking. Attendees include security directors and end-users; IT professionals; integrators, installers and consultants; and manufacturers and distributors. Billed as the security technology event designed for business leaders, TechSec Solutions focuses on leveraging the cutting-edge technology impacting the industry today. Early Bird registration ends January 31.

TechSec Solutions

Feb 27 - Mar 1 Frankfurt am Main, Germany INservFM 2018 Exhibition and Conference for Facility Management and Industrial Service Mesago Messe Frankfurt Group

Held in cooperation with Facility Management: Die Moglichmacher, and supported by the German Facility Management Association (GEFMA), INservFM 2018 offers an overview of the latest trends and topics in the FM and industrial service sectors to 4,200 attendees, including nearly 500 conference participants. The exhibition offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview from 130 exhibitors of the range of products and services available in the FM and industrial service sectors. Presentations, panel discussions and networking events are available.


INservFM 2018 Exhibition and Conference for Facility Management and Industrial Service


March 2018

Mar 6 - Mar 8 London, United Kingdom Ecobuild Futurebuild Events

Supported by the BRE, RIBA, CIBSE, UK-GBC and others, this major international event for forward thinkers in the built environment now combines the Ecobuild conference and Futurebuild districts. It convenes some 25,400 visitors from countries around the world. The 2018 Ecobuild conference will examine the industry’s challenges, identify emerging best practice and the necessary quality and performance standards to propose an action plan for a resilient and responsible future. Surrounding the Ecobuild conference are eight Futurebuild districts, each exploring a different aspect of the built environment, ranging from major civil infrastructure, district energy and green and blue infrastructure through to sustainable design and innovation and materials and technologies driving the future of construction. 450+ exhibitors showcase the latest products and cutting-edge technology for new build, refurbishment, residential, commercial and industrial projects.


Mar 6 - Mar 7 Dublin, Ireland Facilities Management Ireland (FM Ireland) 2018 Stepex Ltd

The 10th annual FM Ireland is a free-to-attend conference and exhibition launched in response to Irish companies looking for information and solutions to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of running their business environment. The show convenes those responsible for the various aspects involved in FM, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, Security and the effective management of commercial, industrial, retail, educational, government and other large facilities and working environments. Supported by ASFP Ireland, BIFM, IOSH, RICS and others, FM Ireland covers the entire spectrum of “hard” and “soft” FM services and products, with over 100 exhibitors.

Facilities Management Ireland (FM Ireland) 2018

Mar 8 - Mar 9 Boston, MA, US BuildingEnergy Boston 2018 Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

This 43rd annual interdisciplinary conference and trade show focuses on energy efficiency initiatives, high-performance buildings, and renewables, taking a whole-systems approach to address the challenges facing the built environment. BuildingEnergy Boston convenes over 2,000 buildings-related professionals and energy and environmental professionals from numerous industries from 30 states and several countries to focus on building a more sustainable world. The event offers accredited educational sessions in such areas as mechanical systems and lighting, building envelope, renewables, owners, and beyond energy; a high-level trade show with no greenwashing or sales pitches; and networking. Over 100 domestic and international exhibitors display cutting-edge products and services.

BuildingEnergy Boston 2018

Mar 12 - Mar 15 Singapore, Singapore CoreNet Global Summit – Asia Pacific (APAC) 2018 – Singapore CoreNet Global

Themed “What’s Next? Exploiting Uncertainty,” the 2018 series of CoreNet Global Summits explores ways leaders can be agile and use uncertainty as an agent for change. At CoreNet Global’s annual global corporate real estate (CRE) and facilities management (FM) summit in Asia Pacific, over 500 CRE and FM executives benefit from learning cutting-edge technologies, new and creative solutions, and networking with colleagues from around the world. The event offers pre-summit professional development seminars; general, breakout and Tech Hub sessions; and networking opportunities. Early Bird rates end December 18.

CoreNet Global Summit – Asia Pacific (APAC) 2018 – Singapore

Mar 12 - Mar 15 San Antonio, TX, US Data Center World Global 2018 AFCOM (Association for Data Center Management)

Data Center World Global 2018 addresses the needs of those who build, manage and operate enterprise-level data centers, server rooms, and cloud and colocation facilities, along with related professionals. 1,000+ data center, facilities and IT professionals gain real-world, vendor-neutral insight into industry trends and strategies, and develop practical leadership skills. Numerous educational sessions provide in-depth learning across 6 tracks, including Data Center Design and Management, covering such issues as efficiency, power density, cooling, DCIM, operational monitoring and predictive analytics, build/upgrade/retrofit, automation, compliance, disaster planning and recovery. 180+ exhibiting companies showcase the latest products and technology to help data centers run more efficiently. Early Bird rates end January 12, 2018.

Data Center World Global 2018

Mar 13 - Mar 15 Melbourne, Australia Green Cities Green Building Council Australia (GBCA); Property Council of Australia (PCA)

The 12th annual Green Cities is billed as Australia’s premier sustainability conference for the built environment, offering education sessions, hands-on masterclasses, networking events, and site tours of Melbourne’s leading environmentally sustainable spaces, including Green Star-certified buildings. Themed “Get Energized” for 2018, the event planners note that energizing communities is about sparking sustainable solutions and rethinking resilience. The event addresses reconciliation, renewables, and the impact of health and well-being on building. Green Star CPD points are available.

Green Cities

Mar 13 - Mar 14 New York City, NY, US LEDucation 2018 (lighting) Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY)

The 11th annual nonprofit LEDucation event on light-emitting diode (LED) solid-state lighting (SSL) technology convenes over 5,500 professionals from the architectural, engineering, OLED and LED technology, educational, interior design, construction, FM, energy-efficient lighting and controls, and wireless industries around the country. 30+ AIA/CEU-accredited educational seminars discuss the latest advancements, trends, regulations and applications in solid-state technology, lighting and controls, and an expanded tabletop expo showcases the latest from 250+ commercial and architectural manufacturers.

LEDucation 2018 (lighting)

Mar 18 - Mar 23 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Light+Building 2018 Messe Frankfurt

This major biennial trade fair focuses on lighting and design trends as well as building services technology and the digital revolution in buildings. Themed “Connected – Secure – Convenient” for 2018, the event will explore how the industry is preparing to present intelligent and networked solutions, future-oriented technologies and current design trends, which increase not only economic efficiency of buildings but also the comfort and safety and security of the users. The event convenes all the trades involved in the planning, construction, and management of integrated buildings, drawing some 216,000 architects, designers, planners, engineers, operators and others from around the world. More than 2,600 exhibitors showcase an extensive spectrum of the latest energy-saving products and services.

Light+Building 2018

Mar 20 - Mar 21 Edmonton, AB, Canada BUILDEX Edmonton Informa Canada

Part of the BUILDEX family of shows, the 12th annual BUILDEX Edmonton is the city’s major tradeshow and conference for the construction, renovation, architecture, interior design and property management industries. With 35+ credit-approved educational seminars, BUILDEX attracts over 2,500 attendees annually. Over 150 exhibits showcase new, innovative products, materials, technologies and services in over 100 different categories for the entire building life cycle.

BUILDEX Edmonton

Mar 20 - Mar 22 Chicago, IL, US IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2018 International Facility Management Association (IFMA); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

At Facility Fusion, FM professionals can connect, communicate and help redefine modern-day facilities management. This fresh, dynamic educational event is billed as a powerful opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and develop innovative solutions for the increasingly multifaceted layers of FM in a more intimate setting than IFMA’s World Workplace. Facility Fusion is designed to meet specific professional development needs for every FM, from day-to-day operations and soft management skills, to advanced sustainability and workplace strategies. Concurrent educational sessions offer CEUs and Certified Facility Manager (CFM) maintenance points.

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2018

Mar 21 - Mar 22 Boston, MA, US Globalcon 2018: Energy, Power & FM, Strategies & Technologies Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

The 29th annual Globalcon offers decision makers from business, industry, and government cutting-edge, integrated energy solutions to assure both a secure, affordable energy supply and effective management of energy and overall operational costs. The multi-track conference and AEE training seminars cover currently relevant topics, with CEU, PDH and AEE credits toward re-certification available. The Expo emphasizes four critical areas of leading-edge technology and related services: Energy Management, HVAC and Smart Building Systems; Renewables, Alternative Energy and Onsite Generation; Lighting Efficiency and Integrated Energy Solutions; and Plant and Facilities Management, with free interactive technology and applications workshops on the show floor. Special feature: Northeast Green showcase, co-presented by U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR, offers the latest sustainable technologies. Free “Expo Only” Pass available. Networking events and free tours are offered.

Globalcon 2018: Energy, Power & FM, Strategies & Technologies

Mar 26 - Mar 29 Atlanta, GA, US Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2018 Global Organization of Ergonomics (GOErgo), of the Institute of Industrial Engineers

The 21st annual Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) convenes health and safety-related professionals as well as FMs and industrial/manufacturing engineers and others from numerous industries and around the world to share best practices in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, HR and risk management. The event is focused on practical applications of ergonomics in a variety of work settings with real-world examples from companies that have implemented programs ensuring safe performance. AEC features a variety of multidisciplinary educational sessions at all levels providing best practices and the latest solutions, with the opportunity to earn CEUs or PDHs; the annual Ergo Cup competition; an extensive Exhibit Hall; optional behind-the-scenes facility tours; and networking events.

Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2018


April 2018

Apr 10 - Apr 12 Birmingham, United Kingdom The Facilities Event 2018 Western Business Exhibitions

Facilities Management 2018 convenes 5,000 industry professionals from across the U.K. to network, meet new suppliers, source new products, and find helpful solutions from 30 speakers and 20 hours of free, accredited conferences and seminars. Under the theme “Challenge, Change and Collaborate,” keynote presentations and panel debates will explore the productivity puzzle, and how FM may be the key to boosting the bottom line. Sessions give delegates the knowledge, tools and techniques to take back to their organizations and make an immediate impact. 200 exhibitors showcase products and services for everything from asbestos removal and A/V equipment to waste management and water services. Entry is free to qualifying professionals who register online in advance.

Facilities Management is co-located with The Fire Safety Event and The Health and Safety Event, creating a central hub for your FM, Safety, and Security teams with access to over 400 exhibitors and up to 8 focused educational theaters.

The Facilities Event 2018

Apr 10 - Apr 12 Paris, France Workspace Expo (WE) 2018 ARSEG (French FM group); Workplace Magazine

Formerly known as Bureaux Expo, Workspace Expo is the French international trade fair dedicated to office furniture and layouts, incorporating major global trends and the wide variety of workspace solutions and ideas available on the market. The work environment event convenes 13,000 visitors across all aspects of the facilities purchasing chain, including architects, buyers, manufacturers, real estate professionals and FMs. In addition to the conferences and workshops offered, some 150 French and international exhibitors showcase the latest innovations, equipment, energy-efficient solutions, and ergonomic furnishings for designing and outfitting office spaces. The 2018 Innovation Awards will be presented.

Workspace Expo (WE) 2018

Apr 11 - Apr 13 Las Vegas, NV, US International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC West) 2018 Security Industry Association (SIA)

ISC West is billed as the largest security tradeshow in the United States and a premier launching pad for new physical, IT and IoT security products, solutions and technologies. The event hosts 1,000+ international and domestic security product manufacturers and over 30,000 security professionals from every industry, with numerous networking events. The show floor features 10,000+ products, covering access control, alarms & monitoring, biometrics, IP security, video surveillance / CCTV, networked security products and more, including Unmanned Security Expo@ISC, Connected Security Expo@ISC West, and the SIA New Product Showcase and awards. ISC West offers multiple certifications and 85+ accredited business-critical education sessions through SIA Education@ISC West in various levels and several tracks.


International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC West) 2018

Apr 11 - Apr 12 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Cleaning Show 2018 British Cleaning Council; Quartz Business Media

The Manchester Cleaning Show is a cleaning industry event that takes place Manchester in the off years of The Cleaning Show biennial event in London. The Manchester event attracts a more regional crowd, but it promises to be content rich and full of opportunities to network and do business. Over 2,500 trade visitors are expected across a wide range of sectors in the international cleaning, hygiene, FM and support services, including from education, healthcare, industrial, leisure, government, retail and office/commercial facilities.

Manchester Cleaning Show 2018

Apr 12 - Apr 13 London, United Kingdom CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018 Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

The 8th annual CIBSE Technical Symposium offers techniques, applications and technologies for healthy and productive environments. The uncertainties of climate, resources, environment, and security bring an increasing need for those responsible for delivering healthy and productive environments to stretch beyond “business as usual.” The 2018 theme, “Stretching the envelope,” focuses on providing technical insight into the methods, technologies and techniques that are available, or just over the horizon, that will drive the development of increasingly sustainable future environments. Topics include building-related energy, acoustics, comfort, IEQ, acoustic, electrical systems, IT, lighting, thermal performance, public health, transportation, facilities and information management, ventilation and associated systems.

CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018

Apr 15 - Apr 18 Philadelphia, PA, US Building Enclosure Science and Technology (BEST5) Conference National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council; Building Enclosure Council

The fifth triennial BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science and Technology brings together 300-400 building industry professionals and researchers to share information on specific performance aspects of building systems designed for high energy efficiency, good indoor climate and long-term performance. At BEST, attendees explore advancements in fenestration, moisture control and indoor air quality (IAQ). Speakers delve into building systems and offer the latest research and practice. Presentations by building envelope experts cover a range of topics, from net-zero buildings and commissioning, to methodologies, quality management and whole systems design. Expert panel discussions and tabletop exhibitions round it out.

Building Enclosure Science and Technology (BEST5) Conference

Apr 18 - Apr 19 Melbourne, Australia Total Facilities Diversified Communications Australia

Total Facilities is a two-day collaboration into the world of facilities management (FM). Held annually between Sydney and Melbourne, it convenes FMs and related professionals with the common goal of optimizing facility and workplace performance. The event presents leading innovations, technologies, trends and insights for driving efficiency and productivity through world-class FM. Industry leaders share proven strategies and emerging trends in the free Total Facilities Speaker Series. Some 150 leading suppliers offer solutions to overcome operational challenges, and debut numerous products, from the latest in HVAC/R and cleaning and maintenance to green FM, security, and software and technology. A new Smart Zone features exhibitors who provide industry-class smart building solutions. Numerous networking opportunities are available. This is a free event.

Total Facilities

Apr 21 - Apr 24 Savannah, GA, US Environments for Aging Expo and Conference Environments for Aging magazine; The Center for Health Design

This annual event offers architects, designers, developers, FMs and others educational opportunities and strategies to create functional, attractive design for senior care environments. The conference sessions offer just-breaking information, case studies, and research findings addressing topics relating to the design of CCRC facilities, memory and dementia care and strategies for these unique living environments, with CEUs available. Hundreds of new innovations and solutions will be on display in the expo hall, with suppliers on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate their products.


Environments for Aging Expo and Conference


May 2018

May 6 - May 10 Chicago, IL, US LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2018) International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD); Illuminating Engineering Society (IES); AMC, Inc.

This 29th annual event is billed as the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, where light, technology and design converge. LFI 2018 attracts nearly 28,000 design, lighting, architectural, engineering, energy, FM and related industry professionals from around the world, with numerous networking opportunities. Speakers from diverse disciplines offer 190+ hours of accredited courses at all levels, covering a broad spectrum of educational topics and tracks including Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity, and an in-depth Pre-Conference. Over 550 companies from around the world exhibit the latest industry products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology such as IoT and control devices.

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2018)

May 8 - May 9 New York, NY, US Buildings New York (BuildingsNY) 2018 (building owners, managers) Reed Exhibitions; RELX Group

The annual BuildingsNY brings together 6,000+ building professionals, including property owners, building managers, architects, engineers, superintendents, developers and contractors, with 400 suppliers. The event provides attendees with the tools and supplies they need to lower costs, grow their businesses, and operate smart, efficient buildings. BuildingsNY combines an extensive exhibition, no-cost education, workshops, partnership opportunities and networking events. The free education program offers continuing education credits from IFMA NYC, CHIP/ABO, AIA and NYARM. Exhibitors showcase the latest and best in traditional and green products, solutions and services for retrofit, renovation, restoration and maintenance.

Buildings New York (BuildingsNY) 2018 (building owners, managers)

May 9 - May 11 Houston, TX, US Medical Office Buildings (MOB) + Healthcare Real Estate Conference 2018 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International

This premier education, networking and business development event convenes 1,200+ healthcare real estate, design, admin and FM professionals to stay on top of issues and trends, make vital connections, and acquire agility to navigate today’s changing healthcare environment. The comprehensive education program covers such wide-ranging topics as innovative health system strategies, design solutions for non-traditional healthcare settings, tackling leasing and property management challenges, legal and regulatory issues and more. Optional tour to Texas Medical Center. Early Bird rates end January 31.

Medical Office Buildings (MOB) + Healthcare Real Estate Conference 2018

May 10 Hong Kong, China Integrate 2018 FM Conference International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Hong Kong Chapter

Themed “Driving Facility Management,” IFMA Hong Kong’s annual conference provides the opportunity for attendees to acquire insights into the hottest topics and current challenges from local and international industry experts. Over recent years, the FM industry has advanced in stature and evolved into an increasingly strategic discipline. Integrate 2018 will demonstrate the advantages of effective facilities management, cost savings from energy efficiency, employee well-being, and other hot topics and trends in FM.

Co-located with Build4Asia, the region’s major Building Technology, Electrical Engineering and Security Show.

Integrate 2018 FM Conference

May 15 - May 18 Amsterdam, Netherlands Interclean Amsterdam 2018 RAI Amsterdam

Billed as the world’s largest trade fair for cleaning professionals, the 27th biennial Interclean Amsterdam focuses on the latest solutions and trends in the areas of cleaning, hygiene, maintenance, and FM. First and foremost a networking event for the 30,000+ attendees from 130 countries, the show offers a complete industry overview and insight into global developments, and features specially curated educational seminars with inspiring sessions on cutting-edge topics and the technology of the future. More than 800+ exhibitors from 40+ countries showcase thousands of new and award-winning cleaning products and solutions in the 50,000 sq m expo hall.

Interclean Amsterdam 2018

May 16 - May 17 Johannesburg, South Africa Facilities Management Expo (FM Expo) TE Trade Events

FM Expo unites the South African FM industry, with thousands of facilities and maintenance managers and infrastructure owners attending from all types of facilities. The Expo promises to give attendees the tools they need to make informed decisions, compare solutions, and discover the most effective and innovative products, services and technologies from 80+ suppliers, as well as keep up with the latest legislation and best practices. Free-of-charge informative seminars are presented.

Facilities Management Expo (FM Expo)

May 23 - May 25 Auckland, New Zealand FM Summit 2018 Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ)

The premier event on the New Zealand facilities management calendar, the two-day FM Summit offers a leading lineup of thought leadership speakers, informative seminars, industry panel discussions, a gala awards dinner, a large trade expo of FM products and services, and an optional extra day added on for site visits and social excursions / informal networking. Over 300 delegates are expected. Registrations open in February.

FM Summit 2018

May 27 - May 30 Cairns City, Australia Ideaction 2018 Oceania Facilities Management National Conference and Exhibition Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA)

Ideaction 2018 Oceania provides a forum for facilities managers, property managers, space occupiers and other professionals who interact with the FM industry to become informed and to address current issues, including compliance, legislative change, public policy and industry developments. The purpose of the conference is to promote the opportunities, challenges and solutions in FM, allowing attendees to learn, be inspired and network.

Ideaction 2018 Oceania Facilities Management National Conference and Exhibition


June 2018