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April 2020

Apr 5 - Apr 7 Chicago, IL, US CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference [*RESCHEDULED to October 19-23*] Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

[*This event has been RESCHEDULED to October 19-23 and incorporated into the CTBUH 2020 Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Conference in Singapore.*]

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 and engineer teams for the Award of Excellence winning projects will present their projects, and the Best Tall Buildings by height and category 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. Attendees will explore what’s on the horizon for dense vertical cities of the future.

 

CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference [*RESCHEDULED to October 19-23*]

Apr 6 - Apr 9 Washington, DC, US Building Innovation 2020 Conference and Expo [*RESCHEDULED to August 16-19] National Institute of Building Sciences

[*This event has been RESCHEDULED to August 16-19.*]

The National Institute of Building Sciences 8th Annual Conference and Expo will convene the entire spectrum of building professionals to discuss resilience, technology and the workforce. Innovators will share ideas, initiatives, practices and policies to optimize building performance and sustainability. Attendees can collaborate with colleagues, learn from leaders and strategize with stakeholders from across the entire community. The compelling, credit-building program is designed to engage the entire team involved in planning, designing, procuring, constructing, operating, maintaining and retiring physical facilities to advance innovation in building science and technology.

Building Innovation 2020 Conference and Expo [*RESCHEDULED to August 16-19]

Apr 7 - Apr 8 Toronto, ON, Canada Canadian Sustainability Conference and Expo (CSC) 2020 [*RESCHEDULED as a FREE COVID-19 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE April 30] Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM); MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions

[*This event has been RESCHEDULED as a FREE COVID-19 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE April 30, 2020. See event below.*]

Themed “Beyond Green” for 2020, the 4th annual Canadian Sustainability Conference (CSC) is billed as Canada’s only dedicated sustainable cleaning and infection prevention professional development conference and expo. Merging the former Canadian Cleaning Conference and earlier CSC editions, the event convenes over 1,500 leaders from the education, health care, government, building service contractor, integrated facility services, property management and related sectors to learn, be inspired, and network with peers from throughout Canada and the northern/northeastern United States. 90+ premier manufacturers showcase the latest solutions for the cleaning, infection prevention, purchasing and sustainability industries to help make facilities healthier and more sustainable. CSC Awards are presented.

Canadian Sustainability Conference and Expo (CSC) 2020 [*RESCHEDULED as a FREE COVID-19 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE April 30]

Apr 7 - Apr 9 Singapore, Singapore IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2020 Conference and Exhibition [*VIRTUAL: April 15. NEW DATES: April 6-8, 2021*] International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter; RICS

[*UPDATE: This event has now been canceled for 2020. IFMA Global Virtual conference: April 15, 2020. New dates for World Workplace Asia: April 6-8, 2021. See event below.*]

Part of IFMA’s successful World Workplace series of international events, World Workplace Asia 2020 is titled “Future Ready FM.” The interactive event comprises a conference covering the latest trends and developments, and a tradeshow with product demonstrations, with professional networking opportunities available.

 

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2020 Conference and Exhibition [*VIRTUAL: April 15. NEW DATES: April 6-8, 2021*]

Apr 14 - Apr 16 San Francisco, CA, US IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2020 [*CANCELED. VIRTUAL EVENT April 15. Next dates: April 20-22, 2021*] International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

[*This event has been CANCELED for 2020. IFMA Global Virtual conference April 15, 2020. Next dates for Facility Fusion: April 20-22, 2021. See new events below.*]

[*For the latest information, learning opportunities and materials on infection prevention and control, strategic preparedness and risk management, visit IFMA’s Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Center.*]

At Facility Fusion, FM professionals can connect, communicate and help redefine modern-day facilities management. Geared toward the unique needs and challenges in managing specific types of facilities, projects and teams, it fuses global, local, industry-specific and individual FM focus areas into one highly charged learning and networking event. Facilities professionals from 46 US states and 20 countries, representing some 800 companies, can focus on personal leadership skills and career development at every career level, and build their professional network. The event presents best practices for improving operational efficiency, and field-tested strategies for increasing employee productivity through a better work environment. You’ll stay up to date on industry trends and standards, helping ensure that your organization is current, compliant and competitive. Facility tours provide a first-hand look at energy-efficient features, building upgrades and strategic space planning. The expo saves hours of independent research on products, services, and suppliers. Early Bird discount ends March 2, 2020.

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2020 [*CANCELED. VIRTUAL EVENT April 15. Next dates: April 20-22, 2021*]

Apr 15 Virtual IFMA Global Virtual Event [*VIRTUAL*] International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

IFMA’s Global Virtual Event has been created to help industry FM professionals worldwide continue building crucial knowledge and skills during the COVID-19 shutdowns. Opening with a live keynote presentation, IFMA’s Global Virtual Event will feature sessions and workshops curated from the Facility Fusion 2020 program that may be viewed at your convenience. Pricing is just US$10 per session or US$49 for the entire series, including sessions on quantum leadership, emergency plans, smart organizations, building workplaces for productivity, health and well-being, and more. Safe, convenient, essential — benefit from IFMA-quality learning from your home or office at a time when best industry practices and cutting-edge strategies are essential.

For the latest information, learning opportunities and materials on COVID-19 infection prevention and control, strategic preparedness and risk management, visit IFMA’s Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Center.

IFMA Global Virtual Event [*VIRTUAL*]

Apr 20 - Apr 22 Orlando, FL, US Connex2020 (multi-site FM) [*CANCELED*] Connex, The Multi-Site Facilities Network (formerly PRSM)

[*This event has now been CANCELED for 2020. The next event will be held April 19-21, 2021*]

Connex2020 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. It features singer/songwriter Andy Grammar, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Johnny Cupcakes brand founder Johnny Earle, and strategist Nancy Giordano for the invitation-only Executive Forum.

 

Connex2020 (multi-site FM) [*CANCELED*]

Apr 21 - Apr 23 Melbourne, Australia Total Facilities (TFX 2020) (high-performing environments) [*POSTPONED to 10/27/20*] Diversified Communications Australia

Themed “Championing High-Performing Environments,” the 9th annual Total Facilities is billed as Australia’s most important facilities management (FM) event, this year expanding from two to three days in response to calls for more business opportunities and networking at the event. With smart technology and spaces as the key focus, TFX 2020 will showcase innovations from the industry and discuss prominent trends, from upgrades to smarter technology and the use of data in monitoring facilities, to wellness and workplace design. Held annually between Sydney and Melbourne, the event convenes FMs and related professionals to realize their full potential through smart, connected homes and buildings that use insights to enhance their environments. Over 150 leading suppliers offer solutions to overcome operational challenges, and debut numerous products, from the latest in HVAC/R and cleaning and maintenance to green FM, security, and software and technology. Entry is free for industry professionals who register online; a door fee of $25 + GST will be charged for registering onsite.

Total Facilities will for the first time be co-located with renowned trade show DesignBUILD.This co-location will bring together over 6,000 built environment and FM specialists under one roof.

[*UPDATE: As of 2/22/20, this event has been postponed from April 21-23 to October 27-29, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The venue remains unchanged.*]

Total Facilities (TFX 2020) (high-performing environments) [*POSTPONED to 10/27/20*]

Apr 25 - Apr 28 Louisville, KY, US Environments for Aging Expo and Conference [*CANCELED for 2020*] Environments for Aging magazine; The Center for Health Design

[*This event has been CANCELED for 2020. The next event will be April 24-27, 2021, in Chattanooga, Tennessee*]

This annual event offers 1,000+ architects, designers, developers, FMs and related professionals educational opportunities, strategies and products to create functional, attractive design for senior care environments. The conference sessions offer the latest research, trends, and strategies relating to the design of long-term and residential care environments, and strategies to meet the needs of our aging population, with CEUs available. Hundreds of innovations and solutions will be on display in the expo hall, with 100+ exhibitors on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products.

Environments for Aging Expo and Conference [*CANCELED for 2020*]

Apr 28 - Apr 29 New York City, NY, US Buildings New York (BuildingsNY) 2020 (building owners, managers) [*RESCHEDULED to June 17-18*] Reed Exhibitions; RELX Group

[*This event has been RESCHEDULED to June 17-18. See entry below.*]

BuildingsNY is a single source, full product life-cycle solution to safely and cost-effectively operate your buildings with a unique combination of an exhibition, no-cost accredited education, partnership opportunities, and networking events. The 35th annual event will convene 5,550+ buildings professionals, including building owners, property managers, facility engineers, managing agents, energy engineers and superintendents, with 300+ suppliers. It provides attendees with the tools and supplies they need to lower costs, grow their businesses, and operate efficient buildings. The free education program offers continuing education credits from ASHRAE LI, CABA, ABO, CHIP, AIA, NYARM, Building Energy Exchange and others. Exhibitors showcase the latest and best in traditional and green products, solutions and services for retrofit, renovation, restoration and maintenance.

 

Buildings New York (BuildingsNY) 2020 (building owners, managers) [*RESCHEDULED to June 17-18*]

Apr 28 - Apr 30 Birmingham, United Kingdom The Facilities Event 2020 [*RESCHEDULED to September 22-23, 2020] Nineteen Group

[*This event has been RESCHEDULED to September 22-23, 2020 and co-located with the Emergency Services Show. See entry below.*]

The Facilities Event is billed as the UK’s most important business event for FM professionals, convening 16,000 attendees from across the industrial, commercial and public sectors, with compelling educational content and a comprehensive exhibition. Supported by IFMA UK, i-FM, PFM, BFM and several others, 150+ expert speakers lead 120+ hours of CPD-accredited sessions and workshops, giving delegates the knowledge, tools and techniques to take back and make an immediate impact. 450+ exhibiting companies showcase the latest and smartest products and services to optimize facility and workplace performance, from A/V equipment and cable management to waste management and water services. The show is free to attend and gives free access to the co-located events.

Co-located events:

 

The Facilities Event 2020 [*RESCHEDULED to September 22-23, 2020]

Apr 29 - May 1 San Diego, CA, US Medical Office Buildings (MOB) & Healthcare Real Estate Conference 2020 [*POSTPONED*] Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International

[*This event has been POSTPONED. New dates will be announced once selected.*]

This premier education, networking and business development event convenes 1,300+ healthcare real estate design, admin and FM professionals to stay on top of issues and trends, make vital connections, and acquire agility to navigate today’s changing healthcare environment. Education sessions cover such wide-ranging topics as innovative health system strategies, capital markets trends, design solutions for non-traditional healthcare settings, tackling leasing and property management challenges, legal and regulatory issues impacting healthcare real estate, developing the next generation of industry leaders, and more – all to enable attendees to stay ahead of the curve by learning what’s ahead.

Medical Office Buildings (MOB) & Healthcare Real Estate Conference 2020 [*POSTPONED*]

Apr 30 Virtual COVID-19 Respond & Recover Virtual Conference and Expo [FREE *VIRTUAL*] Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM); MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions

COVID-19 Respond & Recover is bringing together leaders in healthcare, IPAC (infection prevention & control), EVS (environmental services), sustainability and facilities management (FM). Learn what’s on the horizon for COVID-19 recovery and what you need to do next to keep your people and places protected in this Virtual Conference and Expo. COVID-19 Respond & Recover attendees will participate from wherever you are, worldwide, with a livestream line-up of expert speakers as well as a Virtual Expo. Explore and connect with cleaning and infection control suppliers showcasing their latest products and technology. This important initiative is not for profit; all proceeds will be donated to the World Health Organization and ME to WE.

[This event was rescheduled from the Canadian Sustainability Conference and Expo April 7-8, 2020.]

COVID-19 Respond & Recover Virtual Conference and Expo [FREE *VIRTUAL*]

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May 2020

May 3 - May 7 Las Vegas, NV, US LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2020) (lighting design, products, tech) [*CANCELED*] International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD); Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

[*This event has been CANCELED for 2020. The dates for May 2021 in New York City will be announced soon.*]

The 31st 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, convening some 28,000 lighting designers, specifiers, architects and engineers from 80 countries, with numerous networking opportunities available. 150+ speakers from diverse disciplines offer nearly 90 accredited courses at all levels, covering a broad spectrum of educational topics and tracks. Over 500 exhibitors from the US and abroad present new advancements in lighting and technology.

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2020) (lighting design, products, tech) [*CANCELED*]

May 8 New York, NY, US WORKTECH20 New York Unwired Ventures

Part of an international workplace conference series that has been held in London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Singapore, São Paulo and other locations around the world, WORKTECH20 New York is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. Join 100 senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management, architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further knowledge, and share best practice and expertise. The event caters to the educational needs of senior corporate workplace professionals. Speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries from successful companies and a range of progressive and influential organizations.

WORKTECH20 New York

May 13 Various locations worldwide World FM Day/Week 2020 Global FM; IFMA; Various FM organizations

Initiated in 2008 by Global FM, World FM Day aims to recognize the vital work that FM professionals contribute to business worldwide, and to raise the profile of the FM profession anywhere they influence the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who utilize the built environment. Activities are encouraged the week of May 11-15. FM organizations on six continents celebrate World FM Day by holding public events such as staff luncheons, panel seminars and workshops, social media chats, client networking events and more. Winners of the 2020 World FM Awards are announced. Global FM will offer promotional materials for the event on its site.

IFMA marks the occasion in various ways and encourages activities the whole month. Let ​IFMA or Global FM know how you plan to celebrate World FM Day, and they will help spread the word via social media channels.

World FM Day/Week 2020

May 31 - Jun 3 Darwin, Australia Ideaction.2020 – National FM Conference and Exhibition [*NOW VIRTUAL EVENT*] Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA)

[*This face-to-face conference will be replaced with a comprehensive VIRTUAL program.*]

Ideaction.2020 convenes some 400 facilities managers, property managers and other professionals who interact with the FM industry from throughout Australia and abroad to build their knowledge, broaden their business network and deepen their understanding of the ever-evolving FM industry. Themed “Ahead of the Game 2020: Heating up the FM Industry” for 2020, the conference will explore the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry, with international cases studies and the latest developments in FM practice.

 

Ideaction.2020 – National FM Conference and Exhibition [*NOW VIRTUAL EVENT*]

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June 2020

Jun 2 - Jun 5 Miami, FL, US Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings) [*RESCHEDULED to September 1-3*] Realcomm Conference Group

[*This event has been RESCHEDULED to September 1-3. See entry below.*]

The combined Realcomm | IBcon event convenes 2,500 real estate professionals from 20 countries for four days of world-class learning and networking, with 150 learning sessions featuring 300 speakers, and 200 leading technology solutions providers who share solutions specific to the industry. Golf outing June 1; Pre-conference events June 2; Innovation tech tours June 5. Early Bird rates end March 1.

Realcomm — @ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation — 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 technology, automation and innovation continue to impact how we use, transact and operate real estate.

IBcon — The Smart, Connected, High-Performance Intelligent Buildings Conference — 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, with advanced smart building case studies presented.

 

Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings) [*RESCHEDULED to September 1-3*]

Jun 3 - Jun 5 Toronto, ON, Canada Building Lasting Change 2020 (CaGBC) (green buildings) [*POSTPONED*] Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC); Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC)

[*This event has been POSTPONED. New date to be announced.*]

CaGBC’s 12th annual conference and expo is billed as Canada’s largest green building event, offering three days of forward thinking, new ideas, education, and networking with the leaders, change makers, investors and innovators of Canada’s burgeoning green building marketplace. BLC calls the building industry to urgent and sustained action in the next decade to together create high-performing and resilient buildings, communities, and cities able to significantly reduce or even eliminate climate change impacts while enhancing quality of life for Canadians. The event features an exhibition, the Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards, and green building site tours. Early Bird rates end April 1.

Building Lasting Change 2020 (CaGBC) (green buildings) [*POSTPONED*]

Jun 7 - Jun 10 Orlando, FL, US 7×24 Exchange 2020 Spring Conference (data centers) [*POSTPONED to October 25-28*] 7x24 Exchange International

[*This event has been POSTPONED and folded into the regularly scheduled fall national conference October 25-28, 2020. See listing below.*]

Themed “The Mission Critical Evolution” for 2020, this annual spring national conference focuses on end-to-end reliability for 24/7 mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures (data centers, etc.). Convening those who design, build, operate and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures and often work in isolation, including IT, data center, disaster recovery and network/telecommunication managers; computer technologists; and facilities or building managers, supervisors and engineers, the 7×24 Exchange promotes dialogue among these groups with the aim of advancing state-of-the-art, end-to-end infrastructure reliability. It offers plenary sessions, tutorials, concurrent breakout sessions, vendor presentations on various products and services, and networking events, with CEU credits available.

7×24 Exchange 2020 Spring Conference (data centers) [*POSTPONED to October 25-28*]

Jun 15 - Jun 17 Chicago, IL, USA NeoCon 2020 (commercial interiors) [*CANCELED. NEXT EVENT: June 14-16, 2021*] Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

[*After originally being postponed, this event has now been CANCELED for 2020. The next NeoCon will be June 14-16, 2021. See event below.*]

This 52nd annual major commercial interiors event attracts 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 game-changing products and services 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. Exhibits 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 nearly 100 CEU seminars, association forums, keynote presentations and special events, including tours throughout the city of Chicago.

NeoCon 2020 (commercial interiors) [*CANCELED. NEXT EVENT: June 14-16, 2021*]

Jun 17 - Jun 18 New York City, NY, US Buildings New York (BuildingsNY) 2020 (building owners, managers) Reed Exhibitions; RELX Group

BuildingsNY is a single source, full product life-cycle solution to safely and cost-effectively operate your buildings with a unique combination of an exhibition, no-cost accredited education, partnership opportunities, and networking events. The 35th annual event will convene 5,550+ building professionals, including building owners, property managers, facility engineers, managing agents, energy engineers and superintendents, with 300+ suppliers. It provides attendees with the tools and supplies they need to lower costs, grow their businesses, and operate efficient buildings. The free education program offers continuing education credits from ASHRAE LI, CABA, ABO, CHIP, AIA, NYARM, Building Energy Exchange and others. Exhibitors showcase the latest and best in traditional and green products, solutions and services for retrofit, renovation, restoration and maintenance.

[This event was rescheduled from April.]

Buildings New York (BuildingsNY) 2020 (building owners, managers)

Jun 27 - Jun 30 Philadelphia, PA, US BOMA 2020 International Annual Conference and Expo (building owners, managers) Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International

The BOMA 2020 comprehensive annual commercial real estate event convenes building owners and managers from across the US and around the world, representing every type of building. “BOMA 2.0” offers new strategies and next-gen innovations for attendees at all levels that will keep your property current, your operations efficient and your business profitable. The redesigned education program focuses on workforce development, workplace evolution and emerging trends. Each session qualifies for continuing professional development credits and credential renewal and maintenance. Hundreds of 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.

**NEW FOCUS ON FMs FOR 2020**

BOMA 2020 features an expanded education program and Expo to address the specific needs and responsibilities facing today’s facilities managers (FMs). The program addresses goals that FMs share in common with commercial property managers, such as controlling costs and choosing the right vendors, as well as challenges that are unique to FMs, such as improving the employee experience and handling moves and expansions. BOMA 2020 provides FMs with the proven strategies, innovative solutions and strong professional network you need to deliver the best possible results for your company. You’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of education sessions specifically relevant for your role and meet new vendors that can help you streamline operations and reduce expenses. Expand your professional circle and exchange experiences with other FMs from across the country.

*Facilities managers who are first-time attendees qualify for a $300 discount on registration – almost half off the onsite rate!*

BOMA 2020 International Annual Conference and Expo (building owners, managers)

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July 2020

Jul 20 - Jul 22 Las Vegas, NV, US International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC West) 2020 Security Industry Association (SIA)

ISC West is a major US converged security tradeshow covering everything from video surveillance, access control, biometrics and smart home to public security, IT/IoT security, drones and robotics, and more. Attendees can discover the newest security products and security technology from 1,000 exhibitors and brands, network with over 30,000 security and public safety professionals, and gain valuable security industry training and knowledge to keep them ahead with 85+ accredited sessions through SIA Education@ISC.

[This event was rescheduled from March 17-20, 2020.]

International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC West) 2020

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August 2020

Aug 1 - Aug 3 Boston, MA, US APPA 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition (educational facilities) APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities

This 106th 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 2020 participants from colleges and universities; K-12 private and public school systems; and libraries, museums, and other institutions of learning; as well as members of the business community supporting educational facilities, 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 apply.

 

APPA 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition (educational facilities)

Aug 11 - Aug 13 Baltimore, MD, US National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT 2020); Clean Buildings Expo 2020 Building Operating Management magazine; ROC Exhibitions; ISSA; Trade Press Media Group

[This event was rescheduled from March 17-19, 2020]

Building Operating Management magazine offers this 20th 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. 100 educational sessions are offered in 8 topic areas: Asset Management, Business Management, Disruption in FM, Energy/Utility Management, Operations & Maintenance Management, Risk Management, Safety and Security Management, and Smart Building Technologies, with CEUs available. The comprehensive expo showcases the newest FM technologies and solutions from 500+ exhibiting companies. Facility tours and networking events are offered.

Co-located event:

Clean Buildings Expo 2020 (August 11-12, 2020) — The 2nd annual trade show and conference for the commercial cleaning industry from ISSA and Trade Press Media Group. Designed and targeted for end users of cleaning products and equipment, this show attracts decision-makers from industry segments such as healthcare, hospitality, education, and government, as well as building service contractors.

 

National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT 2020); Clean Buildings Expo 2020

Aug 16 - Aug 19 Washington, DC, US Building Innovation 2020 Conference and Expo National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences 8th Annual Conference and Expo will convene the entire spectrum of building professionals to discuss resilience, technology and the workforce. Innovators will share ideas, initiatives, practices and policies to optimize building performance and sustainability. Attendees can collaborate with colleagues, learn from leaders and strategize with stakeholders from across the entire community. The compelling, credit-building program is designed to engage the entire team involved in planning, designing, procuring, constructing, operating, maintaining and retiring physical facilities to advance innovation in building science and technology.

[This event was rescheduled from April 6-9.]

 

Building Innovation 2020 Conference and Expo

Aug 18 - Aug 19 New York City, NY, US LEDucation 2020 (solid-state lighting) Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY)

[This event was rescheduled from March 17-18, 2020.]

The 13th annual LEDucation is the marketplace for light-emitting diode (LED) solid-state lighting (SSL) innovations, convening 6,000+ professionals from the architectural, engineering, interior design, construction, FM, lighting and wireless industries around the country. 30+ AIA/CEU-accredited educational seminars discuss the latest advancements, trends, regulations and applications in SSL technology, lighting and controls, and an expanded expo showcases the latest designs and technologies from 400+ local and worldwide commercial and architectural manufacturers. LEDucation is a nonprofit event, and its proceeds help stimulate future LED advancements by supporting a variety of grants, scholarships and lighting programs.

 

LEDucation 2020 (solid-state lighting)

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September 2020

Sep 1 - Sep 3 Miami, FL, US Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings) Realcomm Conference Group

The combined Realcomm | IBcon event convenes 2,500 real estate professionals from 20 countries for four days of world-class learning and networking, with 150 learning sessions featuring 300 speakers, and 200 leading technology solutions providers who share solutions specific to the industry. Golf outing August 31; Pre-conference events September 1; Innovation tech tours September 4. Early Bird rates end March 1.

Realcomm — @ the Intersection of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate, Technology, Automation and Innovation — 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 technology, automation and innovation continue to impact how we use, transact and operate real estate.

IBcon — The Smart, Connected, High-Performance Intelligent Buildings Conference — 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, with advanced smart building case studies presented.

[This event was rescheduled from June.]

Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings)

Sep 1 - Sep 3 Paris, France Workspace Expo (WE) 2020 (French FM event) Weyou Group; ARSEG (Work Environment Directors Association); Workplace Magazine; etc.

[This event was rescheduled from March 10-12, 2020]

Workspace Expo is the French international trade fair dedicated to the design, furniture, layout and management of workspaces. The work environment event convenes 18,000+ visitors across all aspects of the facilities purchasing chain, including architects, specifiers, manufacturers, real estate professionals and FMs. In addition to the conferences and workshops offered, 240 French and international exhibitors showcase the latest innovations, equipment, energy-efficient solutions, and ergonomic furnishings for designing and outfitting office spaces, including furniture, layout, design, air and lights, acoustics, walls, floors, ceilings and audiovisual (AV). The 2020 Innovation Awards will be presented.

 

 

Workspace Expo (WE) 2020 (French FM event)

Sep 22 - Sep 25 Essen, Germany Security Essen 2020 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 2020

Sep 22 - Sep 23 Birmingham, United Kingdom The Facilities Event 2020 (plus fire, safety, security, emergency svcs.) Nineteen Group

The Facilities Event is billed as the UK’s most important business event for FM professionals, convening 16,000 attendees from across the industrial, commercial and public sectors, with compelling educational content and a comprehensive exhibition. Supported by IFMA UK, i-FM, PFM, BFM and several others, 150+ expert speakers lead 120+ hours of CPD-accredited sessions and workshops, giving delegates the knowledge, tools and techniques to take back and make an immediate impact. 450+ exhibiting companies showcase the latest and smartest products and services to optimize facility and workplace performance, from A/V equipment and cable management to waste management and water services. The show is free to attend and gives free access to the co-located events.

[This event was rescheduled from April 28-30.]

Co-located events:

 

The Facilities Event 2020 (plus fire, safety, security, emergency svcs.)

Sep 25 London, United Kingdom IWFM Conference 2020 (workplace & FM) Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) (formerly British Institute of Facilities Management [BIFM])

IWFM Conference 2020 (formerly ThinkFM), is IWFM’s (formerly BIFM) annual flagship conference for workplace and facilities management (FM) professionals. Bringing together leading insights and ideas from inside and outside the profession, IWFM Conference tackles the sector’s greatest opportunities and challenges, equipping attendees at all career stages with the tools and inspiration to seize FM’s workplace opportunity. With change and disruption permeating modern life, leading speakers explore and explain how the FM profession can rise to some of the greatest challenges and create the change organizations need to adapt and thrive.

[This event was rescheduled from March 24, 2020.]

 

IWFM Conference 2020 (workplace & FM)

Sep 27 - Oct 2 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Light+Building 2020 (lighting and building services technology) [*RESCHEDULED from March*] Messe Frankfurt

This major biennial trade fair for lighting and building services technology presents intelligent and networked solutions, future-oriented technologies and current design trends. Themed “Connecting. Pioneering. Fascinating.” for 2020, Light+Building showcases solutions for reducing the energy consumption of buildings, at the same time as raising the levels of comfort within them. The show covers everything from LED and photovoltaic technology to electric vehicles, “intelligent” ways of using electricity with “smart metering,” and “smart grids.” By combining lighting and networked building services, the industry can offer an integrated range of products and services that make a crucial contribution to fully exploiting the potential for energy savings in buildings. The event convenes all the trades involved in the planning, construction, and management of integrated buildings, drawing over 220,000 architects, designers, planners, engineers, operators and others from 177 countries. 2,700+ exhibitors showcase an extensive spectrum of the latest energy-saving products and services.

*This event was rescheduled from March to September due to the increased spread of the coronavirus in Europe. According to the organizers, existing visitor tickets for March 2020 will also be valid in September 2020.*

 

Light+Building 2020 (lighting and building services technology) [*RESCHEDULED from March*]

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October 2020

Oct 13 - Oct 14 Milan, Italy Forum Pulire 2020 (cleaning industry) Afidamp Servizi / AfidampFAB (The Italian Association of Professional Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers); ISSA

Themed “Cleaning as an Absolute Value,” the Forum Pulire international cleaning industry event alternates years with the ISSA Pulire event. Forum Pulire is billed as a multidisciplinary think tank, a multidisciplinary container for bringing together thoughts and comparing ideas, where delegates can meet, discuss important issues, and consider the future of the industry. This year’s themes are: Women; Welcoming, Belonging and Sense of Community; Happiness; Distribution in the Age of Disruption; and Designing for Cleanliness in Health Care and Hospitality Places (hospitals, hotels, restaurants).

Forum Pulire 2020 (cleaning industry)

Oct 13 - Oct 16 Toronto, ON, Canada IREM Global Summit 2020 (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. Note: Travel to this year’s Summit in Canada requires a valid passport.

IREM Global Summit 2020 (property, asset mgmt.)

Oct 19 - Oct 23 Singapore, Singapore CTBUH 2020 International Conference Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

The CTBUH 2020 International Conference, Humanizing High Density — People, Nature & the Urban Realm, focuses on the essential question of how high density can support equitable and healthy living, working and social well-being. It brings issues of livability to the forefront of the discourse about future cities, concerned with achieving equity in housing, making better social spaces at multiple horizons, reducing carbon emissions, mitigating the effects of climate change, and developing architecture and urban designs that are appropriate for local environmental and cultural conditions.

*This event incorporates the CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference rescheduled from April 5-7:

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 and engineer teams for the Award of Excellence winning projects will present their projects, and the Best Tall Buildings by height and category 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. Attendees will explore what’s on the horizon for dense vertical cities of the future.

CTBUH 2020 International Conference