September 2018

Sep 23 - Sep 27 Las Vegas, NV, US ASIS’s Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018 ASIS International

ASIS International’s 64th annual flagship security conference and exhibition has been rebranded as Global Security Exchange — a premier cyber and operational security event dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning formats, revitalized networking, and a reimagined exhibit floor. In partnership with InfraGard and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), this comprehensive international event equips 22,000+ public- and private-sector security-related professionals from all industries and 100+countries with the vetted information, insights, and the peer support needed to keep ahead of current and emerging risks. GSX addresses the comprehensive nature of security, creating an integrated experience focused on understanding the changing landscape, and the tools and tactics to proactively anticipate and mitigate threats. Over 300 education sessions cover all aspects of security management, including active assailant; AI/AR/VR; big data; crisis management; cyber and physical threats in connected enterprise — IoT, robotics, wearables; insider threat; and workplace violence, with CPE credits available. 550+ exhibitors offer hands-on access to the newest technologies and solutions on the market.

ASIS’s Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018

Sep 23 - Sep 26 Columbus, OH, US EXCHANGE 2018 (healthcare environment) Association for the Healthcare Environment of the American Hospital Association (AHE)

AHE’s 31st annual educational event brings together over 500 healthcare environmental services-related professionals to learn, make business connections, and lead change. CPE credits are available for education sessions, and training and certification are offered for the CHEST, CHESP and CMIP programs. The trade show offers connections and solutions for cleaning and surface disinfection, waste management, laundry processing, pest control, safety and security, flooring / carpets / tile, restroom fixtures, infection prevention, grounds management, construction / plant operations / maintenance, carts/moving systems, environmental sustainability and more. Awards are presented.


EXCHANGE 2018 (healthcare environment)

Sep 23 - Sep 25 Dubai, United Arab Emirates FM EXPO: Facilities Management Solutions dmg events

Billed as the Middle East’s premier FM event, the 12th annual free-to-attend FM EXPO convenes 5,700+ FMs and building professionals from across the various disciplines to source new products and services, enhance professional knowledge and network with their peers. Over 70 exhibiting companies showcase the latest FM-related products, services and solutions. Educational and engaging conferences, talks and workshops reveal dominant trends and address major issues within the sector. The event includes the Facilities Management Congress Middle East, Waste & Recycling Summit 2018, CPD certified workshops, interactive seminars and industry report giveaways.

Co-located: Windows, Doors and Façades event

FM EXPO: Facilities Management Solutions

Sep 24 - Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA, US IAMFA18 Annual Conference (museum facilities) International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA)

IAMFA’s Annual Conference offers learning, networking, and exploring in one of the world’s great cities and its top cultural institutions, with a parallel guest program. The 28th annual event convenes facilities professionals from museums and other cultural facilities around the world to support their efforts to set and attain standards of excellence and quality in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of world-class cultural facilities. Attendees will learn from other museum facilities professionals what they are doing to improve operations and sustainability and reduce operating costs, and best practices in dealing with the same issues they are. Hosted by the J. Paul Getty Trust for 2018, this year’s edition includes facility and exhibition tours and educational programs at The Getty Center; The Getty Villa; The Petersen Automotive Museum; Autry Museum of the American West; The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

IAMFA18 Annual Conference (museum facilities)

Sep 24 - Sep 30 Various locations worldwide World Green Building Week 2018 World Green Building Council (WorldGBC); local GBCs

World Green Building Week is billed as the flagship event of the global green building movement, organized by WorldGBC and led by its network of over 70 Green Building Councils and their 32,000 member companies. The event focuses on the goal of making all buildings net zero by 2050 (#OurHeroIsZero). GBCs around the world raise awareness and celebrate successes with such events as building site tours, days of service, photography competitions, seminars and more. For information about participating in local events, contact your local GBC and download resources from the WorldGBC Web site. Events and commitments will also be publicized on the WorldGBC site.

World Green Building Week 2018

Sep 25 - Sep 27 Madrid, Spain CoreNet Global Summit – EMEA (corporate real estate) CoreNet Global

Themed “What’s Next? Exploiting Uncertainty” for 2018, this is CoreNet Global’s annual global corporate real estate (CRE) summit for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Explore what’s in store for corporate real estate by joining more than 650 executives to stay updated on the latest trends and innovations that are reshaping the way we live and do business. The event offers over 50 speakers and 100 general and breakout sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and pre-summit professional development seminars (September 23-25). Early Bird rates end June 4.

CoreNet Global Summit – EMEA (corporate real estate)

Sep 25 - Sep 26 Auckland, New Zealand Facilities Integrate (smart buildings, building services) North Port Events

Produced in association with FMANZ, Energy Management Association of New Zealand, ASIS International and others, Facilities Integrate provides a unique showcase for the smart buildings and building services industries. It features cutting-edge businesses that operate, maintain and upgrade buildings, facilities and infrastructure, or design, install and integrate AV and ICT systems. Special events include a free Seminar Series, an Energy Management Workshop, Tech World, Facilities Management and Systems Integration. The Facilities Management event will cover building management, cleaning, energy management, fire protection, grounds care, HVAC, health & safety, maintenance technologies, security, storage, waste management and more. The Systems Integration event will cover AV system integration, building automation & control, video projection & display, digital signage, unified communications, audio systems and entertainment and more.

Facilities Integrate (smart buildings, building services)

Sep 26 - Sep 29 Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US IREM Global Summit 2018 (property, asset mgmt.) Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

The IREM Global Summit offers networking and education for commercial and multifamily property and asset managers, for every property type and at every career level. Attendees can connect to peers and new business opportunities, and learn about trends, best practices, new information, and new ways to do business to boost their career and their company. The event hosts various business and governance meetings, and features the REME Awards.


IREM Global Summit 2018 (property, asset mgmt.)

Sep 26 - Sep 28 Scottsdale, AZ, US PRSM Mid-Year Conference (retail, multisite facilities maintenance) Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM)

Hosted by the authority on retail, multisite facilities maintenance, the PRSM Mid-Year Conference is designed to offer a connected educational and networking forum for 500+ multi-unit retail facilities management professionals and the supporting vendor community. Themed “Infinite Possibilities” for 2018, the event tackles the changing trends and challenges in the industry, with sessions such as “What’s New in Lighting for Retail-tainment Facilities” and “FM Challenges in Non-Traditional Retail Facilities.” The tabletop exhibition offers a more intimate environment than at the PRSM National Conference for vendor members to explain their services. Retail Facilities Management Professional (RFMP) Exam given. Behind-the-scenes tours to REI’s Distribution Center (Net Zero and LEED Platinum) and Kierland Commons (“Mixed-Use Space at its Best”).

PRSM Mid-Year Conference (retail, multisite facilities maintenance)


October 2018

Oct 1 - Oct 3 Calgary, AB, Canada BOMA Canada’s National Conference and Exhibition (BOMEX 2018) Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada)

BOMA Canada’s 28th annual national gathering for the commercial building industry will convene some 250 building owners and managers for education, networking, Calgary building tours, the annual Leaders’ Workshop, and the BOMA Canada National Awards Gala. For more than 25 years, local BOMA associations across Canada have hosted BOMEX events on behalf of the national organization. The partnerships offer regional flavor and a high standard of excellence in conference programming and education. BOMEX 2018, “Canada’s Building Excellence Summit,” will bring together 60+ exhibitors showcasing innovative products from various sectors, including energy, construction and security. Leading-edge education sessions cover the latest trends in smart buildings, people and risk management, and building performance.

BOMA Canada’s National Conference and Exhibition (BOMEX 2018)

Oct 2 - Oct 5 Pittsburgh, PA, US AASHE Conference and Expo 2018 (campus sustainability) Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE’s annual conference brings together all those involved in campus sustainability to share effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. With some 2,000 attendees expected, the conference delivers nearly 300 educational sessions, workshops, and keynote addresses along with networking meetings and an Expo with companies from around the globe. The Expo covers everything from cooling towers, flooring and mattresses to bike-share systems, water coolers and recycling containers. With a theme of “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge,” the 2018 event will examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the world’s governments in September 2015, the 17 SDGs establish ambitious global targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

AASHE Conference and Expo 2018 (campus sustainability)

Oct 2 Singapore, Singapore International Facility Management Conference 2018 (IFMC); International Facility Management Expo (iFaME) 2018 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter; Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS)

Titled “The Path to Digitalization: Embracing Innovation and Leveraging on Technology” for 2018, the 5th International Facility Management Conference 2018 (IFMC) is packed with cutting-edge presentations and high-powered discussions highlighting key issues and challenges faced by FMs. IFMC is a dedicated business platform for the niche FM industry to keep abreast of new technological improvements. The government’s Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for Facility Management has narrowed its focus on the adoption of Smart FM solutions nationwide to boost productivity, improve on research and development of FM solutions. In line with this, IFMC 2018 will delve in-depth to explore how FM practitioners can leverage technological advancements and innovations for better FM in this digital age. Early Bird Rates before August 15.

Co-located October 2-4: International Facility Management Expo (iFaME) 2018, Singapore’s trade and business platform for FM equipment, supplies and technologies, with 250 companies in 10,000sqm. 9,000 trade professionals are expected. Free admission.


International Facility Management Conference 2018 (IFMC); International Facility Management Expo (iFaME) 2018

Oct 2 - Oct 4 Singapore, Singapore International Facility Management Expo (iFaME 2018); International Facility Management Conference (IFMC 2018) CEMS Singapore; IFMA Singapore Chapter

iFaME 2018, the 6th International Facilities Management (FM) Equipment, Products, Technology and Services Exhibition, and International Facility Management Conference (IFMC 2018), are part of Architecture and Building Services (ABS) 2018, which brings together six established exhibitions covering the spectrum of the building industry. The combined event convenes 9,000 local and regional trade professionals from 50 countries, and will be showcasing 250 exhibiting companies from 20 countries in the 10,000 sq m exhibit hall. iFaME 2018 helps FMs meet the challenge of converting existing infrastructure into green buildings that fit the Green Mark Standard or similar criteria. It showcases relevant FM products and enables FMs to further knowledge to play their key roles in the changing landscapes. The exhibition is free to attend for trade professionals. IFMC 2018 is titled “Embracing Innovation, Leveraging on Technology.”

Co-located shows:

  • ArchXpo 2018: International Exhibition for Architecture and The Built Environment
  • LED+Light Asia 2018
  • Safety and Security Asia 2018
  • Fire and Disaster Asia 2018
  • Work Safe Asia 2018

International Facility Management Expo (iFaME 2018); International Facility Management Conference (IFMC 2018)

Oct 3 - Oct 5 Charlotte, NC, US IFMA’s World Workplace 2018: Your Facility Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

IFMA’s 39th annual premier World Workplace conference and expo is an “all-encompassing” learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. The collaborative forum draws thousands of attendees from across the nation and around the world representing all aspects of the work environment: FM and property management, real estate, engineering, architecture and design, security, and more, with numerous networking opportunities. World Workplace prepares you for success as you learn to: 1/ Protect your facility; 2/ Future-proof your technology; 3/ Reduce your costs; 4/ Improve your operations; and 5/ Build your career. 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 maintenance points available, and training for IFMA’s three credentials: CFM, FMP, and SFP. The comprehensive expo provides hundreds of the latest products and solutions from hundreds of companies for every facet of every built environment, with product demonstrations for practical application of FM tools. Awards of Excellence are presented, and back-of-house facility tours to Duke Energy Center and Bank of America Stadium provide insight.

FMLink is a Participating Partner of World Workplace 2018.

IFMA’s World Workplace 2018: Your Facility Conference and Expo

Oct 5 - Oct 6 Budapest, Hungary Budapest Cleaning Show Hungarian Cleaning-Technology Association (MATISZ)

Companies servicing, manufacturing and distributing cleaning technology in Hungary were introduced in 2016 at the TisztaShow professional exhibition, where 40 exhibitors were present in 4000 sq m, with 1,400 visitors. Following that success, MATISZ is organizing this regional exhibition in 2018 for cleaners, manufacturers, distributors, facilities managers (FMs) and the public. The event will introduce the cleaning technology industry, with the present and the future in one place: professional cleaning machines, equipment and detergents; environmentally friendly cleaning; and technical programs.


Budapest Cleaning Show

Oct 8 - Oct 10 Austin, US Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo 2018 JD Events

In conjunction with association partners USGBC, ASID, NOAH and The CARITAS Project, the 31st annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo convenes some 3,000 of the entire team that designs, constructs, renovates and manages healthcare facilities, as well as healthcare providers, to focus on effective healthcare environments for staff, patients and their families through the physical space. The healthcare industry is poised for disruption. Ground-breaking technologies, game-changing financing models, and market-shifting business deals are all converging. This event says it will help you get ready. 80 sessions cover the latest issues and trends, with keynotes, case studies, instructional sessions and exam workshops, and CEUs available from various organizations. More than 200 companies display the latest healthcare design products and solutions to maximize facility efficiencies and operations. Networking events, awards and tours are offered. The National Organization Arts in Health 2nd Annual Conference will take place in conjunction with HFSE.

Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo 2018

Oct 14 - Oct 17 Boston, MA, US CoreNet Global Summit – North America CoreNet Global

Themed “What’s Next? Exploiting Uncertainty” for 2018, this is CoreNet Global’s annual global summit for North America, for more than 2,500 CRE executives to explore what’s in store for corporate real estate (CRE). CRE professionals can 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 live and do business. The event offers over 200 speakers and 100 general and breakout sessions, with Pre-Summit Professional Development Seminars October 12-14.

CoreNet Global Summit – North America

Oct 14 - Oct 16 Nashville, TN, US Critical Facilities Summit 2018 Trade Press Media Group

Created by the owners of the National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo and Building Operating Management magazine, the Critical Facilities Summit gathers senior-level professionals involved in the design, construction, management and operations of data centers, healthcare facilities, financial institutions, labs, universities, utilities, government and other mission-critical facilities. This unique annual conference and expo convenes hundreds of forward-thinking professionals to discuss and debate how to improve the efficiency, reliability and performance of mission-critical facilities. Networking activities and CEUs available. The Expo covers the latest products, technologies and solutions to safeguard both data and uninterrupted business operations in such areas as HVAC, back-up power, power distribution, access flooring, energy management, security and fire protection systems. Tour 365 DataCenter’s Nashville data center with its 15-year FM.

Critical Facilities Summit 2018

Oct 14 - Oct 17 Raleigh, NC, US I²SL Annual Conference 2018 (high-tech facilities) International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I²SL)

The I²SL Annual Conference is billed as a leading international conference focused on strategies to meet the challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories, data centers, cleanrooms, hospitals and related high-tech facilities. The conference is a technical forum for sharing information and networking with others in this niche community, covering the life cycle of these facilities from design to build to operation. I²SL welcomes an international audience of owners, EH&S officials, FMs, designers, engineers and lab users, with 500+ attendees expected. The 2018 Technology and Services Fair will highlight cutting-edge technologies, services and systems. The 2018 Go Beyond Awards will recognize organizations, individuals, products and projects that are advancing sustainable, high-performance facilities. Continuing education credits are available.

I²SL Annual Conference 2018 (high-tech facilities)

Oct 16 - Oct 17 Manchester, United Kingdom Education Estates (UK education facilities) Step Connect² Ltd

Education Estates attendees are responsible for the whole spectrum of education facilities in the UK, from village primary schools to major metropolitan universities. They’re all at different stages in the project lifecycle, from initial funding decisions to refurbishment, but all are looking for ways to move their project forward. The conference features 90+ speakers covering all aspects of education FM. At the Exhibition, 100+ companies showcase a wide variety of products such as access control systems, building envelope/façade, building management systems, car park systems/equipment, cleaning, emergency evacuation, fire safety, flooring, furniture, HVAC, laboratory furniture, lighting, modular buildings, power distribution and control, washroom controls, waste management and more. An Awards Dinner is held.

Education Estates (UK education facilities)

Oct 17 - Oct 19 Charlotte, NC, US World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Hosted by Duke Energy, this 41st annual comprehensive national and international energy event helps end users and professionals in all areas of the energy field assess the “big picture” and how economic and market forces, new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trends affect your critical decisions, and defines steps needed to achieve optimum energy efficiency and performance. WEEC offers a 14-track conference, professional training seminars, free interactive technology and applications workshops in the Exhibit Hall, networking events, and a comprehensive Expo of the latest technologies and services. Tracks include: Energy Security and Government Energy Management | FedEnergy Works; Energy Services; High Performance Buildings and Communities; Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development; Big Data and IoT; and more, with CEU / PDH / AEE / AIA LU credits available. Exhibit Hall Workshops included. Special features include GreenStreet Expo, co-presented by the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR.


World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)

Oct 18 - Oct 20 Cincinnati, OH, US International Reuse Conference and Expo (ReuseConex) 2018 Reuse International; Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

Building on the “3Rs” rule of sustainability — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — this 5th international, biennial conference and expo focuses on the often-overlooked sustainability and waste management issue of reuse. Attendees involved in green building and any aspect of waste management and recycling will find out more about the “triple bottom line” benefits of reuse, learn from and share best practices, and network with leaders in the reuse industry. ReuseConex promotes the social, environmental and economic benefits of reuse, and shares best practices and innovative reuse initiatives; transformative ideas; and replicable/scalable programs, research and policy. The show features keynotes, panelists and inspiring sessions; a variety of reuse-related exhibitors; informative tours of the local reuse community; optional workshops and special events.

International Reuse Conference and Expo (ReuseConex) 2018

Oct 18 Vancouver, BC, Canada PRSM Canada West (retail facilities maintenance) Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM)

PRSM, the authority on retail, multisite FM, hosts PRSM Canada West to bring together FM suppliers and professionals involved in retail facilities maintenance management and non-management, as well as in retail property firms (including property owners, landlords, managers and developers), to ensure that retail stores are safe, well-maintained environments managed by well-trained industry professionals. The educational content covers the latest in facilities management, focusing on making vendor/retail partnerships more effective and efficient. The agenda and networking opportunities are targeted to the unique needs of the dynamic retail FM industry in Canada. The expo hall features Canadian and US-operating-in-Canada vendor companies, showcasing Canada-specific products and services.

PRSM Canada West (retail facilities maintenance)

Oct 20 - Oct 26 Houston, TX, US NSC Congress & Expo (safety, health, environmental) National Safety Council (NSC)

The 104th annual NSC Congress & Expo is billed as the world’s largest occupational safety, health and environmental event, featuring the annual NSC meeting, education sessions, networking events, and an Expo, with 14,000 attendees from 63 countries and 1,100 exhibiting companies expected. The event offers keynote addresses and 125+ technical sessions, workshops, professional development seminars and all-new Learning Labs, with sessions ranging from broad-based to industry-specific topics at all levels, and CEUs, COCs and CM credits available. 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. Early Registration ends July 20.

NSC Congress & Expo (safety, health, environmental)

Oct 23 - Oct 27 Cologne, Germany ORGATEC (modern working environments) Koelnmesse; Interior Business Association

ORGATEC – New Visions of Work is a biennial international trade fair for offices and facilities in the modern working world. Some 51,000 visitors from 123 countries benefit from numerous educational sessions and a comprehensive exhibition in the areas of: office facility planning, construction; extension and management; office and office facility equipment; acoustics; flooring; lighting; A/V technology; furnishing for office and facilities; organizational/planning systems, accessories; IT, telecommunications, software and services With a central theme of “culture@work,” ORGATEC 2018 explores how freedom and structure can be balanced in the future workplace and promote diversity, collaborative partnerships, motivation and trust in order to inspire creative work.

ORGATEC (modern working environments)

Oct 29 Budapest, Hungary Hungarian Facility Management Conference and Exhibition (HFMC) Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS)

Billed as the only Hungarian FM conference and expo, HFMC is the annual conference of the Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS), a Correspondent Member of Global FM. Titled “Facility Management and Beyond” for 2018, the event offers education sessions with best practices and successful case studies, an exhibition, and networking opportunities for professionals in facilities, real estate, asset and lifecycle management as well as construction and real estate development, from private and public facilities. Site is in Hungarian, and conference language is Hungarian.


Hungarian Facility Management Conference and Exhibition (HFMC)

Oct 29 - Nov 1 Dallas, TX, USA ISSA Show North America Dallas 2018 ISSA

Running for nine consecutive decades, this combined international event for the entire cleaning industry focuses on the latest solutions and trends in the areas of cleaning, maintenance, and facilities management, with 16,000+ attendees expected from around the world. 90+ education seminars and training workshops address the entire range of important topics in the industry right now and help attendees build skills, streamline processes, update professional certifications, and get up-to-the-minute perspectives from the experts. 750+ exhibitors from more than 24 countries showcase thousands of cost-saving cutting-edge janitorial products and services as well as safety, food service, health care, laundry and warewash, hospitality, office supplies and hardware products, along with specialized outdoor equipment — high-pressure washers, floor strippers, water-reclamation technology, gum-removal equipment and more. Numerous networking events are offered. Host city Dallas is exploding with new development, and its “Culture of Clean” efforts dovetail with ISSA’s brand promise to change the way the world views cleaning.


ISSA Show North America Dallas 2018

Oct 30 San Francisco, CA, US WORKTECH18 San Francisco (facilities, real estate, technology) Unwired Ventures

WORKTECH18 San Francisco is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. Some 250 senior corporate workplace professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management, architecture, design and professional advisors convene to learn from global thought leaders and share best practice and expertise on how they can help drive efficiencies in their workplaces and drive the productivity of their workforces. The WORKTECH international workplace conference series caters to the educational needs of senior professionals in the top Global 1000 companies, and has been held at locations around the world.

WORKTECH18 San Francisco (facilities, real estate, technology)


November 2018

Nov 1 - Nov 4 Chicago, US LearningSCAPES 2018 (educational facilities) Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI)

This 95th annual conference and expo convenes those who plan, design, equip, furnish, and maintain places where students learn, to explore new ways to create the best possible learning spaces that encourage innovation, critical thinking, collaborative teamwork and other skills that will empower students to succeed in a rapidly changing world. LearningSCAPES offers groundbreaking educational sessions, inspiring keynotes and a showcase of state-of-the-art tools that move learning into the future. The event features over 50 learning sessions, with CEUs available. The marketplace features suppliers of educational furniture, flooring, technology, and a wide array of educational products. Themed “(re)imagine,” LearningSCAPES 2018 promises energetic conversation and interaction as attendees explore ways to reimagine the learning environment, share and engage in strategies that impact individuals, companies, schools and communities.

LearningSCAPES 2018 (educational facilities)

Nov 5 - Nov 7 Mexico City, Mexico International Congress of Facility Managers (CIFMers LATAM) CIFMers Global

Congreso Internacional de Facility Managers (CIFMers LATAM) is an international congress and expo that promotes the facilities management profession. It convenes some 250 FM professionals from 18 countries to learn best practices and solutions used by leading companies worldwide. The event promotes sharing and collaboration among FMs, suppliers, associations and universities. Building tours are given. Website in Spanish.

International Congress of Facility Managers (CIFMers LATAM)

Nov 6 - Nov 7 Las Vegas, NV, US NFMT Vegas (facilities management and technology) Building Operating Management magazine (Trade Press Media Group); ROC Exhibitions

From the publisher of Building Operating Management and Maintenance Solutions magazines, NFMT Vegas (formerly “Facilities Decisions;” alternates yearly with NFMT Orlando) is a trade show and educational conference for both experienced and new facilities professionals responsible for the management, operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of all types of non-residential buildings. The free (for buyers and specifiers) two-day event convenes some 2,000 facilities professionals from throughout the USA and abroad to find the latest FM strategies, solutions and best practices, and to network with peers. The event features 60+ educational sessions (CEUs available) from 80+ experts to show you how to run your facilities and properties more effectively; optional pre-conference workshops for a low fee; and a technology-filled expo hall with 150 suppliers, featuring hands-on presentations and demonstrations of the latest FM products, services and breakthroughs. Many presentation handouts are available after the show for sessions missed, and Insider members receive full video recordings of 35 sessions after the show.

NFMT Vegas (facilities management and technology)

Nov 7 - Nov 8 Calgary, AB, Canada BUILDEX Calgary (design, construction, property management) Informa Exhibitions

The 19th annual BUILDEX Calgary is billed as Alberta’s largest tradeshow and conference for the construction, renovation, architecture, interior design and property management industries, attracting some 4,000 attendees annually. The conference offers the latest trends and technologies in the building and real estate industry, networking and education, with 40+ accredited educational seminars. Over 225 exhibits showcase innovative products, materials, technologies and services related to the entire spectrum of design, construction, renovation and management of all types of commercial buildings.

BUILDEX Calgary (design, construction, property management)

Nov 7 - Nov 9 Tampa, FL, US EDspaces: The Future of Educational Facilities Education Market Association (EDmarket)

The EDspaces annual conference focuses on the ongoing transformation and future of learning environments. The event convenes the key stakeholders who plan, design, equip and manage innovative learning spaces along with the manufacturers, service providers and dealers who offer them solutions. It showcases the latest products and services for educational facilities from pre-K to higher education, and offers site tours, keynote presentations and 60+ insightful CEU sessions.

EDspaces: The Future of Educational Facilities

Nov 10 - Nov 13 Phoenix, AZ, US Healthcare Design Expo and Conference (HCD 2018) (also operations) Center for Health Design; Healthcare Design magazine

HCD 2018 focuses on how the design and operations of responsibly built environments directly impact the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. It convenes over 3,200 professionals from across the nation who are involved in the design, construction and management of healthcare facilities to learn and help shape the future of healthcare facility design. The multi-track agenda offers 100+ educational sessions with the latest research, trends, and strategies, including a Facilities and Project Management track, along with pre-conference workshops, with CEUs available. The event also features networking sessions, facility tours, and an exhibit hall, with 250+ exhibitors showcasing the latest healthcare design products and services.

Healthcare Design Expo and Conference (HCD 2018) (also operations)

Nov 13 - Nov 15 Orlando, FL, US WFX Conference and Expo 2018 (worship facilities and technology) WFX Network (Worship Facilities and Worship Tech Director magazines)

The WFX Conference and Expo provides essential education, hands-on training, networking, inspiration and creative solution options for every ministry team, with five individual and targeted conferences covering tech arts, facilities, communications, safety and security, as well as worship. With 3,500+ attendees, the event is designed for cross-discipline teams of church leaders seeking education, services and products to leverage staff, facilities and equipment/technology to better fulfill the mission and vision of their churches, regardless of size or denomination. Church teams are encouraged to attend together for more effective training and ROI. The event offers 150+ education sessions, with a focus on facilities and technology. 255+ companies showcase hundreds of innovative products and services in such areas as: A/V products and integration, digital signage, facilities design and construction, furnishings, lighting products, media, security and software.

WFX Conference and Expo 2018 (worship facilities and technology)

Nov 14 - Nov 16 Santa Clara, CA, US CoRE Tech 2018 (real estate / facilities / technology) Realcomm

CoRE Tech, the conference on technology, automation and innovation for the corporate real estate (CRE) and facilities industry, convenes proactive, visionary CRE and facilities executives to focus on innovative automation and technology strategies to help achieve their organization’s real estate goals. Themed “The Age of Acceleration,” the event offers world-class speakers and thought leaders; a leading-edge education program; executive briefings and tours to tech-centric projects in the Silicon Valley; and a Tech Showcase featuring cutting-edge tech solutions. Early Bird rates end October 12.


CoRE Tech 2018 (real estate / facilities / technology)

Nov 14 - Nov 16 Chicago, IL, US Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2018 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC); Informa Exhibitions

Billed as the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, USGBC’s annual event for sustainability in the built environment convenes 18,000+ buildings-related professionals from all over the world, spanning commercial and residential engineering and construction professionals, architects, building owners, FMs and others. Themed “Human By Nature” for 2018, this year’s event focuses on making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone. Three days of extensive educational programming, local green building tours, a vast exhibition floor, and ample networking events provide opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. 200+ education sessions, including keynotes and workshops, cover credentialing maintenance needs. 600+ exhibitors showcase a vast array of products and services.

Co-located with ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX).

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2018

Nov 14 - Nov 15 New York, NY, US International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC East 2018) Security Industry Association (SIA)

Counterpart to ISC West in April, ISC East is a premier security industry event for physical, IT and IoT security, convening over 7,000 security-related professionals to discover security products and technologies, network with peers, and gain valuable education on top emerging security risks. Technical reps from 250+ brands showcase the latest security equipment, products and services, with exhibits covering everything from video surveillance and access control to IoT and unmanned security.

International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC East 2018)

Nov 14 Edison, NJ, US Mid-Atlantic Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference (MABFM’18) Professional Expos Group

Sponsored by the regional chapters of IFMA, USGBC, BOMA, IREM, AFE and others, this 13th annual FM event is free to all qualified professionals. The MABFM educational conference offers sessions covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Design, etc., with CFM credits available from IFMA, CEU credits from AFE, and CPD credits from BOMI. Over 200 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 (MABFM’18)