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November 2020

Nov 17 Hong Kong, China IFMA’s Integrate 2020 FM Conference International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Hong Kong Chapter

Themed “Changing the FM Conversation — Sustainability and Technology” for 2020, 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. Integrate 2020 will explore the challenges and opportunities that impact the FM sector today — from the roles that technology and data play in driving efficiency and sustainability, to the policies and business trends that are reforming our industry and the ways our buildings are used. Industry experts, policy makers, landlords, users and service providers will come together to share their views in interactive panel discussions. The program will be held in English only.

Co-located with Build4Asia (November 11-13, 2020), the region’s building technology, electrical engineering and security show, which covers every facet of the construction industry from building materials, automation and smart city technologies to total surveillance systems.

IFMA’s Integrate 2020 FM Conference

Nov 18 Virtual International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC East) 2020; ASIS NYC [CANCELED; 1/2-day VIRTUAL] Security Industry Association (SIA); ASIS NYC

[This live event has been CANCELED and replaced with a half-day VIRTUAL event.]

Counterpart to ISC West in April, ISC East is a premier security industry event for physical, IT and IoT security, convening some 7,500+ public safety and security-related professionals to discover security products and technologies, network with peers, and gain valuable education on top emerging security risks.

For 2020, ISC East, along with SIA and ASIS NYC, will be hosting a half-day ISC East virtual event, including the prestigious ASIS NYC Person of the Year Award and curated education sessions.

In addition, ISC East attendees and supporters are all welcome and encouraged to participate in the ISC West 2020 Virtual Event (see FMLink entry above), taking place online October 5-7, which is free for all to attend.

International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC East) 2020; ASIS NYC [CANCELED; 1/2-day VIRTUAL]

Nov 19 Virtual Learning and working from home: Key takeaways from COVID-19 [IWBI WEBINAR] International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

While it’s difficult to predict what a post-COVID-19 world will look like, one thing is certain — it will be different. The transition from working, learning and socializing in-person to all things virtual has highlighted the impact that spaces where we live, work and learn can have on our overall performance. Join IWBI’s panel of experts for a webcast discussion with Kay Sargent, director of HOK’s global WorkPlace, and Denise DeCoste, Ed.D., occupational therapist and special educator, as they share strategies for creating workplaces, schools and homes that support the success of everyone, no matter their learning or working needs. Facilitator: Rachel Gutter, CEO & President, IWBI.

 

Learning and working from home: Key takeaways from COVID-19 [IWBI WEBINAR]

Nov 19 - Nov 21 Las Vegas, NV, US THE EXPERIENCE Convention and Trade Show [CANCELED] Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

[This event has now been CANCELED.]

After being postponed from March and then from September, this event has now been CANCELED. See event site for information on next event, scheduled for April 19-21, 2021, along with information on The EXPERIENCE University weekly Wednesday webinars, which will cover the educational information that would have been covered at the in-person event in Las Vegas this year.

 

THE EXPERIENCE Convention and Trade Show [CANCELED]

Nov 23 - Nov 26 Virtual Build2Perform 2020 (building performance) [VIRTUAL] Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

[This event is now VIRTUAL.]

Build2Perform, the UK’s learning opportunity for building services professionals from all sectors, will be hosted entirely online for 2020. The event brings together built environment professionals for educational sessions, networking opportunities and product showcases. Build2Perform 2020 will focus on CIBSE-identified priority themes: Net Zero Carbon; Health, Wellbeing and Safety; Climate Adaptation; Retrofit and Refurbishment; Circular Economy; Digital Engineering; and Smart Buildings. Sessions will help viewers learn how to design and maintain buildings to the highest standards, conform to new regulations and efficiency standards, discover new products, and embrace the changing environment. The event is built around “take away” information to use in your project work — through presentations, discussions, and exhibitor presentations. The Digital Program will deliver authoritative content and practical expertise in CPD-accredited sessions, available to stream live or on-demand.

 

Build2Perform 2020 (building performance) [VIRTUAL]

Nov 24 - Nov 26 Moscow, Russian Federation CleanExpo Moscow | PULIRE MVK; ISSA Pulire network

CleanExpo Moscow | PULIRE, the 22nd international exhibition of equipment and products for professional cleaning, sanitary, hygiene, dry-cleaning and laundry, is considered the key event of the cleaning industry in Russia and CIS countries. Visitors discover industry trends and innovations, connect with market leaders and key distributors, attend the business program by the CleanExpo Academy, and attract new business partners. Representatives of cleaning companies, dry cleaners, food production, medical institutions, shopping malls, transport infrastructure facilities, and other companies will attend the exhibition. 150 companies exhibited at the last edition, with over 4,500 trade visitors attending from 29 different countries.

CleanExpo Moscow | PULIRE

Nov 25 - Nov 26 Auckland, New Zealand Facilities Integrate (smart buildings, building services) XPO Exhibitions

Produced in association with FMANZ, NZSA and others, Facilities Integrate is a trade event for the smart buildings and building services industries, including people who manage, secure, develop, design, influence and revolutionize New Zealand’s public and commercial buildings and facilities. Facilities managers (FMs), building operators, office managers, ICT engineers or installers, architects and consultants can learn ways to add real value to their workplace, property or building, and network with like-minded individuals. The event showcases the latest technologies from dozens of major exhibitors, with relevant seminars and workshops, world-class speakers, networking opportunities, and special trade-only deals. It features cutting-edge businesses that operate, maintain and upgrade buildings, facilities and infrastructure, or design, install and integrate AV and ICT systems. Visitor registration is free prior to the show.

  • Facilities management: The event will cover building management, cleaning, energy management, fire protection, grounds care, HVAC, health & safety, maintenance technologies, security, storage, waste management and more.
  • Systems integration: The event will cover AV system integration, building automation & control, video projection & display, digital signage, unified communications, audio systems and entertainment and more.

[This live event was moved from September to November.]

 

Facilities Integrate (smart buildings, building services)

Nov 30 - Dec 4 Virtual Buildings Week [VIRTUAL] InformaConnect

The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta are coming together to provide a national platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction and real estate professionals across Canada at the inaugural Buildings Week. Powered by Buildings Canada and Informa Connect, Buildings Week offers high-quality content, targeted networking and new business opportunities, at your convenience. The virtual event experience promises everything you have come to rely on from the face-to-face event, plus innovative features not possible from the in-person show. Attend interactive panel discussions, hear from industry thought leaders, discover leading product innovations, connect with old friends and much more.

Buildings Week is comprised of:

  • PM Expo (managing, operating buildings)
  • Construct Canada
  • Homebuilder and Renovator Expo
  • World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion
  • BUILDEX Alberta

 

Buildings Week [VIRTUAL]

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December 2020

Dec 2 Virtual AI Applications in the Pandemic and Beyond [SIA WEBINAR] Security Industry Association (SIA)

This free SIA webinar will explore applications of artificial intelligence (AI) video analytics for security, safety, access and health in a pandemic world and beyond. SIA will present the requirements and benefits of an integrated AI platform over point analytics solutions. December 2 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST.

AI Applications in the Pandemic and Beyond [SIA WEBINAR]

Dec 9 - Dec 10 Virtual IFMA’s World Workplace 2020: Building the Future [VIRTUAL] International Facility Management Association (IFMA); RICS

[This event, which changed venue and dates from September 30, is now VIRTUAL.]

IFMA’s 40th annual premier World Workplace conference and expo is an “all-encompassing” learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. This year’s event is now VIRTUAL to safely and responsibly facilitate sought-after conversations and essential training to help FMs navigate challenges presented by the pandemic and other significant factors impacting the industry.

  • RECONNECT: Coming together to exchange experiences and viewpoints on managing through crisis, mitigating risks, developing plans for resilience and forecasting what’s next for the built world is of the greatest importance to our industry.
  • RECHARGE: In uncertain times, you can be certain that your community is here for you. This is a valuable opportunity to ask colleagues how they’ve managed remote work, budget cuts, business shutdowns and re-openings, and workplace health.
  • RE-EMERGE: Acquire tactics, strategies and up-to-the-minute ideas for addressing top-of-mind priorities, including pandemic response and recovery, occupant health and well-being, achieving net-zero and digital transformation.

Educational sessions address cutting-edge issues and trends as well as proven techniques and best practices, in several tracks and at all knowledge levels, with CEUs and CFM recertification activity points available, and training for IFMA’s three credentials: CFM, FMP, and SFP. The comprehensive expo will move online.

FMLink is a Participating Partner for the event.

 

IFMA’s World Workplace 2020: Building the Future [VIRTUAL]

Dec 15 Virtual Coworking post-COVID: Why technology is essential to the success your workspace [Nexudus WEBINAR] Nexudus

The fourth and last webinar in Nexudus’ series will maintain its overall focus on technology, specifically in the context of managing coworking and flexible workspaces during the aftermath of COVID-19. Coworking Strategist Marc Navarro will be highlighting his most important advice on how to serve your communities at a time when it is easy to feel disconnected, and the role that technology will play in the process. Now that spaces are opening again after pandemic shutdowns, adaptation is essential for spaces to be successful, and technology has to form a large part of any hopeful space’s plan for development.

Coworking post-COVID: Why technology is essential to the success your workspace [Nexudus WEBINAR]

Dec 16 Virtual COVID-19: The Second Wave series: Available Methods to Validate Strategies to Minimize Transmission of COVID-19 [CIRI WEBINAR] Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI)

CIRI is hosting “COVID-19: The Second Wave,” a three-part webinar series, over the next 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 Two: Available Methods to Validate Strategies to Minimize Transmission of COVID-19,” will be presented by Dr. Richard Shaughnessy, director of the Indoor Air Quality Research Program at the University of Tulsa. This webinar is scheduled for December 16 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

 

 

 

COVID-19: The Second Wave series: Available Methods to Validate Strategies to Minimize Transmission of COVID-19 [CIRI WEBINAR]

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January 2021

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

[This event has been tentatively RESCHEDULED to March 15-17, 2021. Check site for updates.]

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

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]

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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.

SafetyFOCUS (OSH) [NOW VIRTUAL]

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]

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March 2021

Mar 23 - Mar 25 Baltimore, MD, US National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT 2021) 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 2021)

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April 2021

Apr 6 - Apr 8 Singapore, Singapore IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2021 Conference and Exhibition International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter; RICS

Part of IFMA’s successful World Workplace series of international events, the World Workplace Asia 2021 interactive event comprises a conference covering the latest trends and developments, and a tradeshow with product demonstrations, with professional networking opportunities available.

[This event was rescheduled from April 2020.]

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2021 Conference and Exhibition

Apr 19 - Apr 21 Washington, DC, US Connex2021 (multi-site FM) Connex, The Multi-Site Facilities Network (formerly PRSM)

Connex2021 is the renamed and expanded Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) 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. The event offers networking events, an industry exhibition and education sessions with key trends impacting retailers, multi-site healthcare facilities, entertainment facilities, banks and other multi-site facilities, and suppliers.

Connex2021 (multi-site FM)

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]

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May 2021

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)

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June 2021

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October 2021

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November 2021

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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)

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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