January 2021

Jan 25 - Jan 27 Chicago, IL, US International Air-conditioning/Heating/Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2021 [CANCELED; RESCHEDULED to VIRTUAL] American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE); Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

[The AHR Expo has been CANCELED for 2021. New dates: January 31 – February 2, 2022. The ASHRAE Winter Conference has been RESCHEDULED to an online event February 9-11 (See FMLink entry below).]


International Air-conditioning/Heating/Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2021 [CANCELED; RESCHEDULED to VIRTUAL]

Jan 26 Virtual COVID-19: The Second Wave series: Viral Transmission in the Indoor Environment and the Impact of Cleaning [CIRI WEBINAR] Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI)

CIRI is hosting “COVID-19: The Second Wave,” a three-part webinar series, over a period of three months in an ongoing effort to provide the latest research related to COVID-19 and protection of the built environment. Each will address new and emerging science related to the transmission of COVID-19 and how that translates into best practices for cleaning professionals, with related strategies to mitigate risk. Presentations will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of question and answer. Video recordings will be available for those who register but are unable to attend the webinars live. Continuing education credits are available for each webinar, and attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. (Video recordings from CIRI’s full-day virtual symposium on COVID-19 in March are also available.)

Webinar Three: “Viral Transmission in the Indoor Environment and the Impact of Cleaning,” presented by Dr. Karen Dannemiller, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, is scheduled for January 26 at 3:00 p.m. EST. We spend 90% of our time indoors, and viral transmission of COVID-19 is more likely to occur in the indoor compared to the outdoor environment. This session will describe aspects of exposure pathways for viral transmission indoors, efficient cleaning techniques, and strategies to reduce exposure to the virus during cleaning.



COVID-19: The Second Wave series: Viral Transmission in the Indoor Environment and the Impact of Cleaning [CIRI WEBINAR]


February 2021

Feb 8 - Feb 19 Virtual SafetyFOCUS (OSH) [NOW VIRTUAL] American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

[This event is now VIRTUAL.]

SafetyFOCUS is an immersion in safety education with industry leaders who cover a wide range of topics that will help occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals excel at keeping workers safe. Due to COVID-19, SafetyFOCUS has shifted from an in-person event to a live virtual experience in 2021 to make the event more accessible while offering the same networking opportunities and high-quality education. Running February 8-12 and 15-19, courses cover construction, ergonomics, fall protection, risk assessment and management, safety management systems and more.


Feb 9 - Feb 11 Virtual ASHRAE Winter Conference [VIRTUAL] American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)

[This event is now VIRTUAL.]

The 2021 AHR Expo originally scheduled to be held January 25-27, 2021, at McCormick Place in Chicago has been canceled. The 2021 ASHRAE Winter Virtual Conference will take place in a convenient online format February 9-11, and will include a mixture of live, pre-recorded and on-demand sessions. Additional details about the conference and committee meetings will be available in the coming weeks on the website.

The 2021 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program is comprised of eight tracks focusing on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate facilities and infrastructure that need to not only be efficient, but resilient. Tracks include:

  • HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications
  • Systems and Equipment
  • Refrigeration and Refrigerants
  • Environmental Health Through IEQ
  • Building Performance and Commissioning for Operation and Management
  • Energy Conservation
  • International Design
  • Standards, Guidelines and Codes

ASHRAE Winter Conference [VIRTUAL]

Feb 10 - Feb 11 Vancouver, BC, Canada BUILDEX Vancouver (arch/design, constr, prop mgmt) Informa Markets

BUILDEX Vancouver is billed as Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the architecture and design, construction, and property management industries, attracting over 14,000 attendees annually. The event offers 2 full days of product launches, problem solving, networking and education for the holistic building industry, with 90+ credit-approved educational seminars. Over 600 exhibits showcase innovative and green products, materials, technologies and services in over 100 different categories.



BUILDEX Vancouver (arch/design, constr, prop mgmt)

Feb 17 - Feb 19 Virtual JFMA Facility Management Forum 2021 [VIRTUAL] Japan Facility Management Association (JFMA)

The 15th JFMA Facility Management Forum covers facilities of all types, with presentations of FM best practices, technologies and methods proven successful in Japan and overseas. This year’s virtual event will be livestreamed February 17-19, then available on-demand February 22-26. Features include educational sessions; an exhibition introducing FM-related technologies, services, and products; and the JFMA Awards ceremonies. Site in Japanese (Google Translate into English).


JFMA Facility Management Forum 2021 [VIRTUAL]

Feb 23 Virtual Workplace Futures 2021 (FM) [VIRTUAL] Information Facilities Management Ltd. (i-FM.net)

Titled “2021: Impact, Challenges and Opportunities,” this virtual live conference will explore how following 2020, the year 2021 will be a year of reckoning and moving on to a new “business as usual,” meeting the challenges and spotting the opportunities for growth and development. Workplace Futures 2021 will help individuals and organizations build a sound grounding at the beginning of the year for better things to come. The annual event gathers professionals responsible for marketing, procuring or delivering FM — from business, property and facilities — to identify and help shape the future of the FM industry and the workplace. It builds each year on the ideas of previous years, showing how FM can play a crucial role in virtually every industry in a changing world. The event offers educational sessions, time for discussion and networking, and the presentation of the i-FM Technology in FM Award.

Workplace Futures 2021 (FM) [VIRTUAL]


March 2021

Mar 3 - Mar 5 Virtual NSC Safety Congress & Expo 2021 [VIRTUAL] National Safety Council (NSC)

For more than 100 years, safety, health and environmental professionals have turned to the annual NSC Safety Congress & Expo for technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried-and-true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry. This year’s virtual event offers a convenient and affordable way to deliver quality educational programs and safety solutions directly to participants, who will come together to share experiences, learn new ways of doing business, and explore the innovations that will drive the industry to save lives. The event provides:

  • A community platform to network and share lessons learned and plans for the future
  • A live and on-demand education platform for safety teams around the world
  • A trade show “just like an in-person expo hall” to see innovations and make connections

The Expo showcases tried-and-true products and services and the latest technologies in the areas of general safety products, personal protective equipment, hazard controls and fall protection, as well as facility maintenance and operations, environmental protection, ergonomics and risk management, with a New Product Showcase. CEUs, COCs and CM credits are available for educational sessions from BCSP, ABIH and ISHM. Pre-event Professional Development Seminars available March 1-2.

NSC Safety Congress & Expo 2021 [VIRTUAL]

Mar 15 - Mar 17 Singapore, Singapore CoreNet Global Summit APAC Singapore 2021 (corporate real estate) CoreNet Global

The theme for this 2021 corporate real estate summit, “RE: REasoning, REsilience & Responsibility,” is explained here: “Defining moments come along once or twice in a generation. Leaders, like you face a myriad of important and difficult decisions. You are REsponsibly balancing health, safety, and financial implications. Through quick and resourceful actions you’re determining how your enterprise emerges from the current crisis. Rethinking the future of real estate with thoughtful REasoning is the power of RE to move beyond adaptation to building REsilience.” The 2021 CoreNet Global Summit will help hundreds of CRE/FM attendees advance their skills, connect with peers, be recognized for their achievements, and stay updated on the latest trends and innovations that are reshaping the way we do business, with more than 40 educational sessions, including two inspirational general sessions. Regular registration ends February 8.


CoreNet Global Summit APAC Singapore 2021 (corporate real estate)

Mar 22 - Mar 25 Virtual Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2021 [VIRTUAL] Applied Ergonomics Society (AES) of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

VIRTUAL for 2021, the 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 24th annual 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 for all experience levels providing best practices and the latest solutions, with the opportunity to earn CEUs or PDHs; the annual Ergo Cup competition; and an extensive Exhibit Hall.


Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2021 [VIRTUAL]


April 2021

Apr 21 - Apr 22 MA, Virtual IFMA’s Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2021 [now VIRTUAL] International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

[This event is now VIRTUAL.]

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. This year’s Virtual Edition offers access from anywhere in the world to power speaker presentations; education sessions (on demand content available through May 11, 2021); and the Virtual Expo Hall. Participants can schedule live calls with exhibitors and can participate in the Virtual Expo Scavenger Hunt with prizes.

IFMA’s Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2021 [now VIRTUAL]


May 2021

May 24 - May 27 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo 2021 dmg::events

Part of the Big 5 Saudi event, the co-located FM EXPO Saudi (Facilities Management Solutions) and Saudi Clean Expo (Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions) bring together the entire FM and cleaning industry in Saudi Arabia. As the world is preparing for the next normal, this event promises to help attendees get to grips with the latest challenges and changes in one of the most technically demanding sectors of the built environment. FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo bring expertise, technology, and products together for an exchange of ideas and innovations. Opening the door to exciting developments in the world of facilities management and cleaning to the region’s key decision-makers, this co-located showcase welcomes an international line-up of top-tier manufacturers and distributors. Free visitor registration.

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo 2021

May 25 - May 27 Paris, France Workspace Expo (WE) 2021 (French FM event) Weyou Group; ARSEG (Work Environment Directors Association); Workplace Magazine; etc.

Rescheduled from March, Workspace Expo is the French international trade fair dedicated to the design, furniture, layout and management of workspaces. The annual work environment event convenes 18,000+ visitors across all aspects of the facilities purchasing chain, including architects, specifiers, manufacturers, real estate professionals and FMs. In addition to the conferences and workshops offered, 240 French and international exhibitors showcase the latest innovations, equipment, energy-efficient solutions, and ergonomic furnishings for designing and outfitting office spaces, including furniture, layout, design, air and lights, acoustics, walls, floors, ceilings and audiovisual (AV). The 2021Innovation Awards will be presented.

Workspace Expo (WE) 2021 (French FM event)

May 31 - Jun 2 Prague, Czech Republic ASIS Europe 2021 (security) ASIS International

Titled “From Risk to Resilience,” ASIS Europe convenes established and aspiring security leaders, expert advisors, and innovators in security and risk management. The event addresses complex challenges in today’s fast moving, innovative business environment. An exceptional educational program covers a wide range of cyber- and physical-security risk outlooks, leadership and management topics, case studies and analysis, using a variety of learning formats, with CPE credits available. The exhibition showcases the latest security services and solutions. The 2019 event attracted over 900 registrants from more than 60 countries, and 45 exhibitors. Core attendance comes from senior security practitioners from multinational companies. Behind-the-scenes professional security tours are available.

Building on the GSX+ online experience September 21-25, 2020, ASIS is also investing in a robust digital event experience for the European event, including the customary exceptional education, peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and networking, and a virtual exhibition platform. This will assure a resilient event model so that security professionals who are unable to travel can still participate, and, in the unfortunate case an on-site, in-person event is not feasible, the event can seamlessly transition to an engaging online experience for all involved.

[This event was rescheduled from April 2020, then from March 2021.]

ASIS Europe 2021 (security)


June 2021

Jun 30 - Jul 2 Virtual International Facility Management Expo (iFaME 2021) International Facility Management Conference (IFMC 2020) [VIRTUAL] International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter; Conference and Exhibition Management Services (CEMS)

[This event is now VIRTUAL.]

Convening key professionals from the facilities management (FM) and maintenance, sanitaryware, landscaping, mobile communications sectors, iFaME Digital lets architectural and built environment professionals stay abreast of product innovation and remain relevant ahead of the digital curve. This year’s event will feature Digital/Exhibition Booths for FM products, technologies and services; Conferences and Webinars with industry thought leaders; Networking Activities, and Business Matching (1-1 consultations with exhibitors).

Co-located IFMC is a power-packed program comprising cutting-edge presentations and high-powered discussions to highlight key issues and challenges faced by senior executives and higher in the current workplace environment.


Co-located shows:

  • ArchXpo: International Exhibition of Architecture and The Built Environment
  • Lighting Asia: The International LED + Lighting Technology Show
  • Safety and Security Asia: The International Safety and Security Technology and Equipment Exhibition
  • Work Safe Asia: The International Safety and Security Technology and Equipment Exhibition
  • Fire and Disaster Asia: The International Disaster, Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Technology and Equipment Exhibition

International Facility Management Expo (iFaME 2021) International Facility Management Conference (IFMC 2020) [VIRTUAL]


July 2021

Jul 6 - Jul 8 Washington, DC, US Connex2021 (multi-site FM) [HYBRID EVENT] Connex, The Multi-Site Facilities Network (formerly PRSM)

Postponed from April, Connex2021 is a major annual event for multi-site FM professionals, from entry level to senior management, who are involved in maintenance, planning, design, budgeting and more at their facilities. This year’s hybrid event combines the “live” in-person CONNEX2021 event with a “virtual” online platform component for remote attendees to reach a broader audience. The event offers networking events, an industry exhibition and 30+ education sessions with key trends impacting retailers, multi-site healthcare facilities, entertainment facilities, banks and other multi-site facilities, plus suppliers. Education tracks include Business Management, Professional Development, Game Changers, Environmental Responsibility, Supplying Success, and FM Labs (HVAC).


Connex2021 (multi-site FM) [HYBRID EVENT]


August 2021

Aug 11 Edison, NJ, US Mid-Atlantic Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference (MABFM2021) ProExpos; IFMA, AFE, BOMI, etc.

Focused on facilities management and free to all qualified professionals, the MABFM educational conference offers sessions covering a wide range of topics: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Design and more, with CFM credits available from IFMA, CEU credits from AFE, and CPD credits from BOMI. Over 120 exhibitors display innovative products and services necessary to operate, manage, maintain and renovate all types of buildings and facilities, focused on the Tri-State area of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Mid-Atlantic Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference (MABFM2021)


October 2021


November 2021


March 2022

Mar 28 National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT 2022) Building Operating Management magazine; ROC Exhibitions

Building Operating Management magazine offers this annual comprehensive 3-day conference and trade show free to attend for some 5,000+ FM-related professionals from most US states and 25 countries and all types of facilities, along with industry experts and leading suppliers. One of the largest FM events in the country, NFMT 2020 provides up-to-date advancements and knowledgeable practices in the management, operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of nonresidential buildings.

National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT 2022)


June 2022

Jun 21 - Jun 23 Las Vegas, NV, US LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2022) (lighting design, products, tech) International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD); Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

The annual LIGHTFAIR is a premier annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference where light, technology and design converge. LIGHTFAIR alternates between East Coast and West Coast sites.

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2022) (lighting design, products, tech)


September 2022

Sep 20 - Sep 23 Essen, Germany Security Essen 2022 Messe Essen

Security Essen, a major biennial international security and fire prevention event, convenes over 36,000 trade visitors from all sectors from 125 countries to explore the latest trends and most important innovations, and to conduct international business transactions. Topics range from fire prevention, cybersecurity and CCTV to the protection of outdoor areas. Some 950 exhibitors from 40+ nations showcase the latest security and fire products, technology and services.


Security Essen 2022