May 2018

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 Santa Fe, NM, US NASFA 2018 National Conference and Resource Expo (state facilities) National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA)

The 30th annual NASFA conference convenes state facilities professionals responsible for the planning, development, operations and maintenance of state facilities, including hospitals, prisons, parks, and colleges and universities, as well as private-sector FM providers. The event offers general and concurrent conference sessions; an exhibition of FM technology, products and services; a Parade of States, Sponsors and Exhibitors with distilled presentations; regional meetings; an awards banquet; and networking opportunities. Themed “Looking Back  ̶  Reaching Forward,” conference topics include deferred maintenance, high-performance buildings, managing building performance within historic buildings, the Internet and data, alternative workplace solutions, project management tools, BIM and virtual reality (VR), operations and maintenance, and more. A behind-the-scenes tour of the New Mexico State Capitol is planned.

NASFA 2018 National Conference and Resource Expo (state facilities)

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 4 - Jun 6 Atlanta, GA, US International Sustainable Asset Management Conference (ISAM 2018) International Facility Management Association (IFMA); Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

ISAM 2018 demonstrates the synergy between asset management and sustainability and sheds light on the successes and challenges of integrating sustainable management practices around the world. Hundreds of executive managers, asset managers, FMs, sustainability managers, energy managers, transportation planners, operations and maintenance personnel, engineers and policy makers are expected to attend. The conference features educational sessions, keynote speakers, a facility tour and networking events. Early Bird rates end April 27.

International Sustainable Asset Management Conference (ISAM 2018)

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 6 - Jun 7 Las Vegas, NV, US Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings) Realcomm Conference Group

Realcomm convenes thousands of forward-thinking commercial and corporate real estate, institutional and government IT, facilities, energy, sustainability and HR professionals from around the world to discuss how today’s disruptive, transformational technology, automation and innovation impact how we design, build, lease, operate, transact and use real estate. The 20th annual event offers dynamic education programs, solution provider expo, live interviews, tech briefings and tours, and networking. Themed “The Age of Acceleration: Navigating Global CRE Technology and Innovation,” the event focuses on what it will take to keep up with all the new technology that may result in wholesale changes to the purpose of real estate and how we operate it, including the “Space as a Service” model.

IBcon focuses on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings. This event is not about the traditional one-building, one-system, one-vendor smart building of yesterday, but rather the open-architected, interoperable, integrated, IP-, IT-centric smart buildings of tomorrow. Smart buildings, portfolios, campuses and cities that strive for energy reduction, operational efficiency, sustainability, enhanced occupant experiences and financial optimization are at the center of the discussion expected to shape the future of smart buildings.

The Realcomm | IBcon Expo floor will feature more than 150 leading technology solutions providers, giving attendees access to representatives who will share solutions specific to the industry.

Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings)

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)

Jun 11 - Jun 13 Chicago, IL, USA NeoCon 2018 Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

This 50th annual major commercial interiors event attracts over 50,000 architecture, design and FM professionals and specifiers from around the world who design, plan, or manage any type of commercial interior, to experience product innovations and developing industry macro-trends. 500 leading companies launch thousands of new products in nearly 1 million sq. ft. of exhibition space, covering a spectrum of vertical markets including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public spaces and government. Products and resources consist of interior building products/materials and finishes, furniture and fabrics, flooring, and technology. Contract magazine’s Best of NeoCon Awards are presented. A first-class educational program features 100+ accredited seminars, association forums, keynote presentations and special events, including tours throughout the city of Chicago.

NeoCon 2018

Jun 11 - Jun 14 Las Vegas, NV, US NFPA Conference and Expo (fire and life safety) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

This major annual event for the fire, electrical and life safety industries convenes some 5,000 attendees from every facet of the industry — from architects, engineers, contractors, and FMs to public and private fire service, enforcement agencies, insurers and utilities — to find solutions, network, and evaluate products. The comprehensive Expo brings to life the products and services needed to meet and maintain compliance with prevailing codes and standards in the design, construction and operation of buildings and facilities of every kind from 350+ exhibitors. The NFPA Conference offers CEUs for all 110+ education sessions in 8 tracks (including Building & Life Safety), which cover such current topics as high-rise building evacuation, reliable emergency power, building electrical safety programs, the Internet of Things (IoT), code application in health-care settings, and energy management and storage. A day-long “Facility Managers in Focus” session is also offered.

NFPA Conference and Expo (fire and life safety)

Jun 12 - Jun 14 New Orleans, LA, US Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC 2018) Energy Systems Lab at Texas A&M University; La. Dept. of Natural Resources

The IETC focuses on industrial energy technology and waste reduction, convening top-level energy managers, plant engineers, utility and government reps, industry consultants and suppliers from North America and around the world. The latest technologies and expertise on smart manufacturing, corporate energy management, and energy opportunity analysis, as well as case studies of successful, real-world industrial efficiency projects, are presented. The technical program and conference sessions offer education regarding industrial innovations, energy use and waste reduction programs, as well as the latest in various state and federal programs affecting industry, with take-home information to help participants make immediate improvements in their facilities.

Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC 2018)

Jun 13 - Jun 14 Boston, MA, US Northeast Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference 2018 (NEBFM18) Professional Expos Group

The 13th annual NEBFM features over 250 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of all types of buildings and facilities in the Greater New England region and beyond. The concurrent educational conference features 22 one-hour sessions on such topics as: LEED, green, sustainability, energy, building commissioning, facility maintenance, construction and renovation planning. AFE provides CEUs and BOMI provides CPDs for all sessions.  Association sponsors include the regional chapters of AEE, BCA, IREM, USGBC, AFE, BOMA and others.

Northeast Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference 2018 (NEBFM18)

Jun 14 Paris, France WORKTECH18 Paris (facilities, real estate, technology) Unwired Ventures

WORKTECH18 Paris is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. The event serves as a forum to debate, discuss, and divulge the latest thinking on the future of work and the workplace. Join over 100 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further their knowledge and share best practice and expertise.

WORKTECH18 Paris (facilities, real estate, technology)

Jun 18 - Jun 22 New York City, NY, US Workplace Trends; Workplace Week 2018 Workplace Trends; Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)

Established in London as a pitch-free, intellectual conference on work and the workplace, Workplace Trends is coming to NYC for the first time on June 20 as part of Workplace Week 2018. The science-based conference looks at the upcoming real trends in working spaces for the next 10-20 years, such as wellness, productivity, happiness, psychology, psychoacoustics, biophilia, agile and flexible working, and cellular vs open plan. Presentations are intelligent, research and case study driven, and social sessions are a proven way to network. Titled “Designing Environments for Wellbeing and Performance” and highlighting the evolving nature of FM, the 2018 NYC event features such sessions as “Designing for Workplace Wellness and Performance in the Age of Algorithms and Machine Learning,” “The Science of Smarter Workplaces,” “Wellbeing and Performance: Stop Guessing – Start Gathering,” and “Creating the Elemental Workplace.”

Workplace Week is a week-long festival of workplace innovation of interest to CRE, FM, HR, operations, finance and technology professionals, including a series of events, visits and social activities, and raising money for young people in need through the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – New York. Live workplace tours shine a light on NYC’s most dynamic and innovative workplaces, including Neuberger Berman’s new global headquarters, nominated for a 2017 IFMA award; the DELOS workplace, which includes the Well Living Lab; and Nickelodeon’s recently redesigned offices. A series of “warts and all” interactive sessions feature the physical, intellectual and emotional nuances of work, place, technology and change.

Workplace Trends; Workplace Week 2018

Jun 19 - Jun 21 London, United Kingdom Facilities Show 2018 UBM

Produced in association with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), this 19th annual event inspires excellence in FM and provides over 11,400 visitors from 40+ countries with the opportunity to connect with peers and colleagues and gain inspiration and insight. Along with inspirational keynote speakers, the free-to-attend CPD workshops and seminars address the biggest topics in FM. Attendees can source the latest cost-effective products and technology from 300 exhibitors in every sector, from cleaning, energy and maintenance to waste management, relocation, access control and CAFM.

Co-located shows, attracting some 45,000 visitors and 1,600+ exhibitors in total including the Facilities Show, are:

  • Field Service Management Expo: service management, field service
  • Safety and Health Expo: safety and health
  • FIREX International: fire prevention, detection and protection; security
  • IFSEC International: security for people, property and assets
  • Professional Clothing Show: workware, corporatewear, PPE

Facilities Show 2018

Jun 20 - Jun 21 Quebéc City, QC, Canada IFMA Facility Fusion Canada 2018 Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Titled “Innovators’ Summit: Where the best minds of the built environment converge,” Facility Fusion Canada is a fusion of Canada-specific FM education, leadership training and best practices, with forward-thinking discussions in a workshop-style setting, and actionable insights into the direction of the built environment profession. The event allows attendees to focus on issues unique to their facility type and/or region, and to meet specific professional development needs (CEUs/CFM maintenance points available), from day-to-day operations and management skills to advanced sustainability and workplace strategies. Set at the “incomparable” Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the heart of Old Québec, the smaller, more intimate setting (as opposed to IFMA’s World Workplace) lends itself to effective networking and in-depth professional connections. An Exhibit showcases FM-related products and services, and facility tours are offered. Early Bird rates end May 11.

The next event in the US, IFMA Facility Fusion 2019, takes place in Atlanta, GA, April 8-10, 2019.

IFMA Facility Fusion Canada 2018 Conference and Expo

Jun 20 - Jun 21 Seattle, WA, US West Coast Energy Management Congress (West Coast EMC) 2017 Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Hosted by Puget Sound Energy, this 36th annual conference is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information attendees can use right away to improve their energy management program and get up to speed on the current generation of innovative technologies available to help meet their goals. The multitrack conference covers a variety of energy management, power, buildings and cleantech topics), and includes a full series of optional AEE professional training seminars for attendees to earn CEU, PDH and AEE credits toward re-certification. The Expo showcases the latest energy technologies and services and presents free interactive technology and applications workshops. The Pacific Green showcase, co-presented by the US EPA’s ENERGY STAR, highlights the latest green/sustainable energy technologies now available for both new design and retrofit projects. Pre-register for free admission to Expo and Exhibit Hall Workshops ($95 on-site). Networking events offered.

West Coast Energy Management Congress (West Coast EMC) 2017

Jun 21 - Jun 23 New York City, NY, US AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18) American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA’s 161st annual convention and expo convenes 20,000+ architecture and design and building industry professionals for what’s new and now in architecture and design. A’18 offers 130+ seminars, nearly 30 intensive workshops and new product sessions in the expo, plus numerous networking events and nearly 100 architect-led educational tours. Topics include accessibility, energy, sustainability, resilience, technology and more, and continuing education credits (HSW, ADA, GBCI, RIBA, AIA) are offered. The Expo features 800+ exhibitors and the latest products and technology, in 200,000 sq. ft. of space.

AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18)

Jun 23 - Jun 27 Houston, TX, US ASHRAE 2018 Annual Conference ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

ASHRAE 2018 is ASHRAE’s major annual conference focused on increasing the efficiency of buildings and building systems, with resources to design, build, control, commission and operate high-efficiency facilities. Keynote speaker: research scientist and author Dr. Ainissa Ramirez. The Technical Program comprises 8 tracks, and 1 mini-track: HVAC&R Systems and Equipment; Fundamentals and Applications; District Energy and Cogeneration Plants; HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World; Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates; Professional Skills; Research Summit; HVAC&R Control Freaks; and HVAC&R Analytics. The ASHRAE Learning Institute offers 10 courses approved for CEUs toward maintaining P.E. licensure, and ASHRAE’s BCxP, BEAP, BEMP, HFDP, HBDP and OPMP exams are given. General and technical tours and networking/special events are offered. Early Bird discount ends April 30.

ASHRAE 2018 Annual Conference

Jun 23 - Jun 26 San Antonio, TX, US BOMA 2018 International Conference and Expo Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International; BUILDINGS magazine

The BOMA 2018 comprehensive annual commercial real estate (CRE) event convenes 1,800+ building owners, managers and related professionals from across the USA and around the world, representing every type of commercial building, to discuss CRE trends and new strategies, best practices and innovative solutions that will help attendees at all levels be more effective and successful. The top-notch curriculum features 40+ sessions in 6 tracks: Building Operations and Management, Creating Asset Value, High Performance Buildings, Industrial Real Estate Management, Leadership and Career Development, and Tenant Relations and Retention.

Every session qualifies for RPA, FMA, SMA, SMT, CPM, ARM and CCM renewal and continuing professional development credits. Several are approved for LEED credential maintenance and BOC renewal, and some contribute to real estate license renewal requirements. More than 400 exhibits of the newest products, services and technologies offer solutions to every operational challenge and strategies to enhance asset performance. Numerous networking opportunities are available, and The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards showcase excellence in office buildings and their management. Free Expo-Only registration for qualified property and facility professionals.

BOMA 2018 International Conference and Expo

Jun 26 - Jun 28 Washington, DC, US Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) Convention Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) of the NACDA

This 10th annual convention takes place during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Affiliates Convention Week June 24-July 1. The CEFMA event offers a keynote address, general sessions, concurrent breakout sessions, Partner Tradeshow, a behind-the-scenes stadium/facility tour, and networking opportunities. Sessions include: Safety & Security: Infrastructure & Resources; Turf Safety & Education; Security vs. Customer Service; Hosting NCAA Events: A Campus Perspective; and more.

Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) Convention

Jun 27 München, Germany WORKTECH18 Munich Unwired Ventures

WORKTECH18 Munich is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. The event serves as a forum to debate, discuss, and divulge the latest thinking on the future of work and the workplace. Join 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. Speakers from Microsoft, Accenture Digital, Telefonica, Gensler, Steelcase and more.



July 2018

Jul 12 Los Angeles, CA, WORKTECH18 Los Angeles (facilities, real estate, technology) Unwired Ventures

WORKTECH18 Los Angeles is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. Part of an international workplace conference series held in locations around the world, this event will attract a variety of attendees to debate, discuss and divulge the latest thinking on the Future of Work and the Workplace. Join senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further their knowledge and share best practice and expertise.


WORKTECH18 Los Angeles (facilities, real estate, technology)

Jul 14 - Jul 18 Nashville, TN, US SCUP Nashville 2018 Conference (higher education planning) Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

SCUP’s 53rd annual international event will convene a wide cross-section of higher education planning professionals from the academic, budget, facilities, and strategic planning offices and professional firms to think strategically and gain cross-disciplinary knowledge, exposure to emerging issues, and skills to effectively integrate planning efforts with their institution’s mission, vision and academic priorities. SCUP 2018 offers keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops and school case studies, with CEUs available, as well as an Exhibit area, campus tours and Nashville walking tour, and networking opportunities. The event covers such compelling FM-related topics as sharing space resources, natural lighting, accessibility/ADA compliance, sustainability, identifying storage space, the impact of digitalization and the “Cloud Generation,” resiliency planning and more. Early Bird rates end April 27.

SCUP Nashville 2018 Conference (higher education planning)

Jul 15 - Jul 18 Seattle, WA, US ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition (healthcare FM/engineering) American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA)

The 55th ASHE national conference and trade show gathers 4,000+ healthcare FM, engineering, security and design professionals to focus on optimizing the changing health-care built environment. Attendees gain vital information on health-care compliance; codes and standards updates; emerging trends; best practices for efficiency, sustainability and emergency preparedness; and other pressing topics. The conference offers general and keynote sessions and 40+ concurrent sessions at all levels in 6 tracks: Business of Facility Management; Compliance Tactics; Operational Efficiency; Patient Experience; PDC for the Facility Manager; and Support Services, with CEUs available. The Technical Exhibition features over 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest healthcare FM products and technology. The Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) exam is given on site. Early Bird rates end May 18.

ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition (healthcare FM/engineering)

Jul 31 - Aug 3 Columbus, OH, US Campus FM Technology Conference 2018 Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA)

Held at the Ohio State University for 2018, CFTA convenes campus FM professionals and solution leaders for educational sessions and presentations, round-table discussions, campus tours, and dedicated networking opportunities. Learn best practices, connect with peers, hear from inspiring tech visionaries, shape the future of your work, and feel energized to build, design, and manage your campus systems. Pre-conference technical sessions on the latest FM technologies and trends are led by world leaders in FM technologies, and 27 breakout sessions are led by universities and FM solutions innovators. Topics include BIM, CAD, document management, GIS, IWMS, national standards, new technologies, space information and management, system/data integration, utilities, and more. Stay abreast of the latest trends from industry leaders and learn from actual end-user experiences from seasoned practitioners.

Campus FM Technology Conference 2018


August 2018

Aug 3 - Aug 5 Washington, DC, US APPA 2018: Annual Conference and Exhibition (educational facilities) APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities

This 104th annual international conference and exposition is a major networking and learning event drawing some 600 educational facilities officers, directors and managers from throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and the world. APPA 2018 participants from colleges and universities; K-12 private and public school systems; and libraries, museums, and other institutions of learning will identify and discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities, and determine the common path forward. General and breakout sessions from over 100 talented educational facilities leaders present best practices used around the world, with CEU credits available. Early Bird rates end June 1.

APPA 2018: Annual Conference and Exhibition (educational facilities)

Aug 12 - Aug 17 Pacific Grove, CA, US ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2018 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

A diverse group of professionals from around the world will gather at this 20th biennial event to discuss cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use and addressing climate impacts. ACEEE wants to scale innovation that works with its 2018 theme: “Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing,” saying to consider how technologies alone can boost energy efficiency, and encouraging the building industry to significantly increase the pace of adoption across all market sectors and regions. Panels cover such topics as Codes and Standards; Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and the Internet of Things; Net Zero; Capturing Savings through Behavior: Science and Practice; and more. The 2018 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards will be presented.

ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2018

Aug 21 - Aug 23 Cleveland, OH, US Better Buildings Summit / Energy Exchange 2018 US Department of Energy (DOE)

The Better Buildings Summit is a premier event for energy professionals to engage with one another and explore and share innovative strategies, emerging technologies, financing trends, and much more.   For 2018, the Summit will be held with DOE’s annual Energy Exchange, focused on federal facilities energy management, to provide greater access to technical discussions and training while also providing the expected panel sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. At the Summit, more than 1,000 participants discuss proven approaches. Speakers from the commercial, industrial, public, multifamily, residential and data center sectors share how they use energy efficiency technologies, business practices, and partnerships to save money on utility bills, create new jobs, and improve their organization’s competitiveness. Hundreds of Summit presentations from 2017 and previous years are available in the Better Buildings Solution Center.

Better Buildings Summit / Energy Exchange 2018

Aug 21 - Aug 24 Las Vegas, NV, US National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo LRP Conferences

For more than two decades, hundreds of ergonomics and safety professionals have relied on this event to learn how to build an effective ergonomics program or maximize an existing one, on any budget, in any industry. New and seasoned professionals are sure to walk away with solid strategies and fresh approaches to boost their ergonomics programs. Keynote speakers from Boeing, Disney, WELL and more. The Expo is touted as the industry’s largest, featuring hundreds of exhibitors offering thousands of ergonomic and safety products, tools and services to reduce workplace injuries and increase employee productivity. Earn CEU and CoC points from BCPE and BCSP.

National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo

Aug 29 - Aug 30 Sydney, Australia ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo ISSA; Interpoint Events

This comprehensive event, which consolidates the previously competing AUSCLEAN Pulire and CleanScene shows and is set on unifying and reinvigorating the Australian cleaning industry, alternates between Melbourne and Sydney and attracts building service contractors, contract cleaners, carpet and restoration technicians, and in-house service providers working in various industries. The expo, with top-tier Australian suppliers showcasing the latest in cleaning technology and innovations, will be complemented with a robust educational program, networking opportunities, and co-located events. A new feature for 2018 is the Carpet and Restoration Wing.


ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo


September 2018

Sep 5 - Sep 7 Las Vegas, NV, US The Experience Convention and Trade Show (cleaning, restoration) Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

The independent, interactive Experience Convention and Trade Show for the cleaning and restoration industry is returning to the Mirage Hotel and Casino in 2018. The event features education sessions on the latest trends, newest products and hottest topics; live hands-on demonstrations and teaching stages; and a comprehensive trade show for cleaning and restoration equipment, tools, and products.

Participating industry associations include:

  • ARCS – Association of Rug Care Specialists
  • MCRA – Midwest Cleaning and Restoration Association
  • NYRCI – New York Rug Cleaners Institute, Inc.
  • PACR – Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration
  • SCRT – Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians
  • IEHA – International Executive Housekeepers Association
  • CFI – Carpet and Fabric Care Institute
  • ISSA – International Sanitary Supply Association, the worldwide cleaning industry association
  • NORRP – National Organization of Restoration and Remediation Professionals
  • NICFI – National Institute of Certified Floorcovering Inspectors
  • MSPCA – Mid-South Professional Cleaners Association
  • CFCRA – Canadian Flooring, Cleaning and Restoration Association

The Experience Convention and Trade Show (cleaning, restoration)

Sep 7 - Sep 9 Singapore, Singapore IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2018 Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

The need for strategic infrastructure planning and efficient FM to meet increasing demands is critical with the robust development taking place in Asia’s megacities. Modeled after IFMA’s flagship event in the USA, World Workplace Asia focuses on FM issues and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. World Workplace Asia welcomes facility practitioners from all over the world representing all aspects of the workplace environment — FM, real estate, government, IT, HR, engineering, architecture, design, security and other related industries. The event offers keynote addresses, a diverse marketplace and networking opportunities. Sessions focus on proven strategies and solutions for heightening facility performance, directing efficient workplace programs, and becoming a more effective leader, providing immediately applicable, concrete information that can benefit the triple bottom line.

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2018 Conference and Expo

Sep 13 - Sep 14 Beijing, China IFMA’s World Workplace China 2018 Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA); IFMA China

IFMA’s World Workplace China Conference and Expo is billed as the most respected ​event for facilities management (FM) and related professions in China. While this year’s conference is in Beijing, the topic focus is applicable throughout China. The 2018 theme is “An ​Era of FM​ Technology: Motivate Innovation.” Presentations from international and local speakers provide useful information to attendees that can be applied upon their return to the office, covering such topics as: Communications; Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity; Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability; Finance and Business; Human Factors; Leadership and Strategy; Operations and Maintenance; Project Management; Quality; Real Estate and Property Management; Technology; and Workplace Strategy.


IFMA’s World Workplace China 2018 Conference and Expo

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