March 2018

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.

FMLink is a Participating Partner of Facility Fusion.

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2018

Mar 20 - Mar 22 Baltimore, MD, USA National Facilities Management and Technology Show (NFMT 2018); Smart Building Innovations Conference Building Operating Management magazine; ROC Exhibitions

This 18th annual comprehensive 3-day conference and trade show is offered free for nearly 5,000 FM, maintenance and operations-related professionals from most US states and 26 countries and all types of facilities, along with industry experts and leading suppliers. One of the largest FM events in the country, NFMT 2018 promises to deliver take-aways including new best practices, operational strategies, tricks of the trade, and innovative solutions to help attendees manage their facilities more productively. 125 educational sessions are offered in 10 tracks: Asset Management, Business Management, O&M Technical Services Management, O&M Work Management, Risk Management, Safety and Security Management, and Utility Management, with 18 hours of CEUs available. The comprehensive expo showcases the newest FM technologies and solutions from over 500 exhibiting companies. Facility tours and networking events are offered.

NFMT 2018 is co-located with the new Smart Building Innovations Conference. SBIC encompasses three days of free curated, in-depth education dedicated to improving the efficiency, sustainability and comfort of today’s — and tomorrow’s — facilities. SBIC’s multi-faceted agenda offers key insights into creating highly automated facilities, reducing energy consumption, increasing occupant comfort and security, and applying data and smart analytics for optimal performance. 30+ sessions show how to operate efficient, intelligent, sustainable facilities in the most cost-effective way, and the cutting-edge expo showcases the latest in building automation, energy management, data gathering and analysis, IAQ and distribution, water conservation, high-performance products, alternative energy and more.

National Facilities Management and Technology Show (NFMT 2018); Smart Building Innovations Conference

Mar 21 - Mar 22 London, United Kingdom Data Centre World CloserStill

This 10th annual free-to-attend conference convenes over 20,000 professionals from all industries and 50+ countries who are responsible for selecting, designing, building, outsourcing and managing/operating a data center or server room. The conference features thousands of hours of free content 600+ leading practitioners, covering the latest in power and energy efficiency, design and build, physical security, robotic automation, fire and security, and data routing and switching, with a new AI & Machine learning stream and dozens of real-life case studies. 500 international suppliers exhibit the latest products and technology in such sectors as: cabling, connectivity, FM, fire detection and suppression, HVAC, power generation and management, property management, racking and cabinets, and physical security, along with the Live Green Data Centre feature. Peer networking opportunities are offered, and co-located shows.


Data Centre World

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 5 Tokyo, Japan WORKTECH18 Tokyo Unwired Ventures

WORKTECH18 Tokyo is part of an international workplace conference series that shares cutting-edge ideas and explores the latest thinking on the future of work and the workplace from a people, place and technology perspective. The event caters to the educational needs of Heads of CRE, Heads of FM and Chief Executives of the top Global 1000 companies, and has been held at locations around the world. Join 200 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors.



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 20 Balaclava, Mauritius Africa Green Building Summit and Exhibition 2018 WorldGBC; Green Building Council of Mauritius

With the support of the WorldGBC, The Green Building Council of Mauritius hosting the 4th annual Africa Green Building Summit and Exhibition (AGBS). AGBS convenes local and international industry leaders, experts, professionals and suppliers of green products and services. The event covers a variety of themes through presentations, case studies and round table discussions, including: Green Buildings – Cost & Benefits; Green Buildings – Health & Wellbeing; Energy Efficiency; Net Zero Buildings; Renewable Energy and the Built Environment; Biomimicry and Biophilia; Heritage & Green Buildings; and more. GBCM will also host the WorldGBC’s Africa Regional Network (ARN) meeting to promote and adopt green building strategies in the continent. AGBS 2018 will feature inspiring speakers, a showcase of green products and services, training on IFC EDGE and WELL rating tools, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Africa Green Building Summit and Exhibition 2018

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 19 Dubai, United Arab Emirates World Workplace Forum Middle East 2018 Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

In response to robust development taking place in the region, World Workplace Forum Middle East brings forward-thinking FM strategies and solutions to Dubai to help develop smart, strategic and sound infrastructure. The interactive learning and networking event focuses on best practices for creating, maintaining and managing efficient facilities. Public- and private-sector professionals representing all aspects of the built environment (FM, real estate, IT, HR, engineering, architecture, design, security) gain proven methodologies that can be put into practice immediately for direct results. Discover how to meet increasing demands, prepare for future needs, and drive innovation in your facilities.

World Workplace Forum Middle East 2018 Conference and Expo

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

Apr 23 - Apr 26 Las Vegas, NV, US Cx Energy 2018 Conference and Expo (building commissioning, energy mgmt.) AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), Energy Management Association (EMA)

Cx Energy 2018 convenes engineers, service providers, building owners, FMs, energy managers and others engaged in building commissioning, energy management and test & balance with information on the latest trends, technologies, and regulatory developments. Attendees will earn AIA (LU/HSW) and USGBC LEED General Education, CxA and EMP CECs for presentations that include case studies and topics in building envelope/enclosure commissioning, technology and innovation, energy management, commissioning specialty systems, policy and financial issues, lighting, water management, data centers, microgrids, energy storage and more. The expo hall showcases software companies, metering and instrument suppliers, and manufacturers of HVAC products, lighting, and technology products, along with service providers. CxEnergy offers pre-conference certification workshops and seminars as well as networking events.

Cx Energy 2018 Conference and Expo (building commissioning, energy mgmt.)


May 2018

May 1 London, United Kingdom ThinkFM Conference 2018 British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)

ThinkFM, BIFM’s annual flagship conference, convenes 300+ FM professionals and business leaders in HR, IT and other areas looking to make an impact through their facilities and workplace strategy. Launched in 2011, ThinkFM promotes debate and future thinking to focus the FM profession on how it needs to evolve to deliver benefits to business, the economy and wider society. Delegates from outside the FM sector will hear how they can harness the expertise of their FM for their business. Themed “Think(beyond)FM: Adapt or Disappear” for 2018, the conference will explore the major disrupters in FM and how businesses and individuals can turn them to their advantage. Using case studies from other sectors, the conference will explore the opportunities of automation and big data for FM — and the potential pitfalls as well as looking at contractual difficulties and major economic forces which FMs will need to prepare for.


ThinkFM Conference 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 15 - May 17 Barcelona, Spain World Workplace Europe 2018 Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA); Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Titled “We are FM: People Business in a Digital World,” World Workplace Europe 2018 brings together FM professionals of all backgrounds to engage, learn and be inspired. Taking place in a 14th-century Catalan Gothic architectural masterpiece in the vibrant city of Barcelona on the Spanish Coast, the conference provides future-forward presentations, fresh content and innovative approaches. Participate in a new marketplace of ideas and FM solutions with facilitated networking, so that the connections you make are tailored directly to your needs. The event features engaging keynote speakers, dynamic education offering solutions that attendees can use to optimize their facilities, and a cutting-edge product and services exposition.

World Workplace Europe 2018 Conference and Expo

May 16 - May 17 New York, NY, US ASIS 28th New York City Security Conference and Expo (ASIS NYC 2018) ASIS International

More than 2,200 security and law enforcement professionals from the public and private sectors will convene for this 28th annual event for two days of networking, top-notch education, and the latest security solutions. Attendees will examine critical issues and trends in enterprise risk and public safety; connect with the industry’s senior leaders; and discover the latest security technologies and services needed to enhance the safety and security of their organization or community at the free-to-attend Expo. ​​Sessions cover drone technology, implementing Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM), securing an open office environment, active assailant attacks and more, with up to 13 CPEs available.

ASIS 28th New York City Security Conference and Expo (ASIS NYC 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 16 Various locations worldwide World FM Day 2018 Global FM; Various FM organizations

Initiated in 2008 by Global FM, World FM Day aims to recognize the vital work that FM professionals contribute to business worldwide, and to raise the profile of the FM profession anywhere they influence the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who utilize the built environment. The 2018 theme, “Enabling Positive Experiences,” shines the spotlight on FMs’ important role across the globe delivering exceptional customer experiences, ensuring stability and success, and enhancing life. Global FM member organizations on six continents will celebrate World FM Day by holding public events such as staff luncheons, panel seminars and workshops, social media chats, client networking events and more. For example, IFMA is expressing its appreciation to FMs by featuring a free content resource for each day of World FM ​Week. IFMA encourages FMs to show their support by adding the World FM Day twibbon to their Twitter and Facebook profile pictures for the week of May 14-18. In addition, winners of the Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management will be announced. Global FM will offer promotional materials for the event on its site.


World FM Day 2018

May 17 New York, NY, US WORKTECH18 New York Unwired Ventures

Part of an international workplace conference series that has been held in London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, São Paulo and other locations around the world, WORKTECH18 New York is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. Join 300 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further knowledge, and share best practice and expertise. The event caters to the educational needs of CRE/FM/Chief Executives of the top Global 1000 companies. Speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries from successful companies and a range of progressive and influential organizations.


May 20 - May 23 New York, NY, US International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Emerald Expositions

The 30th annual ICFF NYC, North America’s platform for global design, features an “encyclopedic” exhibition, ASID-accredited continuing education seminars, and Editors’ Awards. It attracts over 36,000 interior designers, architects, facilities managers (FMs) and others specifying for high-end residential, hospitality, commercial or retail projects. More than 800 U.S. and international exhibitors from 30+ countries display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors.

International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)

May 21 - May 23 Philadelphia, PA, US American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP 2018) American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

AIHce EXP 2018 is an international industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) event focusing on the latest education and outcomes pertaining to worker health and safety. Over 4,500 attendees will gather at this 78th annual event for new technologies, world-class education and networking opportunities.

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP 2018)

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 29 Cairns City, Australia Ideaction.2018 – National FM 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 – National FM Conference and Exhibition

May 30 - May 31 Chicago, IL, US CTBUH 2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

The annual CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Conference explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world. Incorporating what was previously known as the CTBUH Annual Awards Event, the owners/developers and design teams for 46 Finalist projects will present their projects, and the regional Best Tall Building and 2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide awards will be announced. The event convenes a critical cross-section of tall building owners, developers, occupiers, designers, engineers, builders, and operators — along with the interested public — to investigate the cutting-edge in sustainable urbanism, as presented by the world’s foremost examples.

CTBUH 2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference


June 2018

Jun 3 - Jun 6 San Antonio, TX, US Safety 2018 (safety, health) American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Safety 2018 is ASSE’s 107th annual international professional development conference and exposition, convening 5,000+ occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals from 40 countries. It offers 240+ concurrent educational sessions from 300+ speakers in 20 topic tracks (Emergency Management / Security, Environment / Hazardous Material, Fire Protection, Risk Management, etc.); an extensive Expo with over 600 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products, technology and techniques; several technical tours; and numerous networking events. IACET-accredited educational sessions are offered on various levels in a variety of formats, including pre- and post-conference seminars, general sessions, case studies, key issue collaboration sessions, and certification exam preparation workshops.

Safety 2018 (safety, health)

Jun 5 - Jun 7 Toronto, ON, Canada Building Lasting Change 2018 (CaGBC National Conference and Expo); WorldGBC Congress Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC); Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac); WorldGBC

Titled “Driving Global Action toward a Low Carbon Economy” for 2018, CaGBC’s 10th annual conference and expo is billed as Canada’s largest green building event. It examines what is happening in Canada and around the world to meet aggressive international carbon emissions targets. Participants will have access to the latest knowledge and insights from Canadian and global experts in green building design and retrofits, government policy, real estate finance, market transformation, and technology innovation. Streams cover zero carbon, retrofit economy, resilient cities, LEED and more. The Canadian Green Building Awards are presented, and green building tours are available. Early Bird rates end April 3.

Building Lasting Change 2018 will serve as host to WorldGBC Congress, which is hosted annually by a different Green Building Council around the globe. WorldGBC will spearhead the International Stream, which will showcase new approaches for international Net Zero Carbon buildings; major trends in urban planning with inspiration from the world’s cutting-edge cities; and groundbreaking insights into the link between green building and health, wellbeing and productivity, generated from case studies from around the world.

Building Lasting Change 2018 (CaGBC National Conference and Expo); WorldGBC Congress

Jun 5 - Jun 8 Sofia, Bulgaria European Facility Management Conference (EFMC 2018) European Facility Management Network (EuroFM)

This 26th major pan-European FM event convenes over 500 FM executives from all industries and nearly 40 countries in Europe and around the globe to share best practices and address the challenges faced by FMs worldwide in a rapidly changing world. The event offers educational sessions with insights from both business and research perspectives, an industry exhibition of the latest products and services, the EuroFM Awards, local study tours, and networking. The event shows how a rapidly changing world is shaping a new FM discipline. IoT, trends in technology and security, and even climate change are driving us towards an entirely new demand. But reciprocally, good FM can dramatically impact global sustainability, people’s well-being, or future urban planning, helping to create a better world. This year’s EFMC is consolidated with the EuroFM Research Symposium, creating one holistic platform for all FM researchers, practitioners and educators to share their work.

European Facility Management Conference (EFMC 2018)

Jun 10 - Jun 14 Orlando, FL, US NACFM National Conference 2018 (worship facilities) National Association of Church Facilities Managers (NACFM)

This 23rd annual conference addresses leadership, team-building, the worship environment, church security, budgets, and other trending worship facilities topics. Titles “Keys to Connecting: Unlocking the Possibilities” for 2018, this year’s members-only event in Orlando focuses on empower and serving, and features general sessions, small groups on trending topics, a plant tour and more.

NACFM National Conference 2018 (worship facilities)