February 2020

Feb 3 - Feb 5 Orlando, FL, US International Air-conditioning / Heating / Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2020 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE); Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

This major annual HVAC/R event, touted as the “world’s largest” and first held in 1930, convenes 45,000+ total attendees, from product designers, engineers and architects to installers, end-users and facility operators, from across the US and around the world. The hands-on AHR Expo features 1,800+ manufacturers and suppliers (18,000+ personnel) from all over the world showcasing 1,000s of the latest and most sustainable HVAC/R systems, equipment, products, services and technology in 770+ categories, including two special sections: The Building Automation and Control Showcase, and The Software Center. The expansive education program features 120+ sessions including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR organizations; continuing education programs from the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) (earn PDHs/CEUs); rapid-fire product presentations; 50+ free seminars, and professional certification opportunities. Numerous networking opportunities. Registration is free through January 23.

The co-located ASHRAE Winter Conference convenes 3,000+ buildings-related engineers, architects, contractors, students, and other industry professionals for a 5-day event packed with technical sessions, education, industry-advancing committee meetings and social events. It includes several conference tracks focusing on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate facilities and infrastructure that need to not only be efficient, but resilient. The conference badge provides entrance to the AHR Expo.

International Air-conditioning / Heating / Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2020

Feb 11 - Feb 13 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo dmg::events

The co-located FM EXPO Saudi (Facilities Management Solutions) and Saudi Clean Expo (Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions) bring together the entire FM and cleaning industry in Saudi Arabia, with nearly 2,000 visitors, 30+ exhibitors and some 20 certified workshops and industry speakers. Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the economy and is boosting such sectors as real estate, tourism and retail, is in turn boosting FM services to support those sectors by ensuring their smooth operational performance. FM EXPO Saudi will bring together key FM decision-makers to network and find business development opportunities. The rapid growth of the FM sector is also boosting demand for cleaning services from the commercial, government, retail, residential, hospitality, aviation, sporting, education and healthcare sectors. Saudi Clean Expo will highlight ongoing trends that include demand for high-performance cleaning products and equipment that are both cost-effective, sustainable and easy to use, and will showcase cleaning equipment, chemicals and hygiene products.

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo

Feb 12 - Feb 13 Vancouver, BC, Canada BUILDEX Vancouver Informa Markets

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

BUILDEX Vancouver

Feb 19 - Feb 21 Tokyo, Japan JFMA Facility Management Forum 2020 Japan Facility Management Association (JFMA)

The 14th Facility Management Forum covers facilities of all types, with presentations of FM best practices, technologies and methods proven successful in Japan and overseas. Themed “Age of human focus — Future opened by facility management” for 2020, the Forum advocates demonstrating the value of FM to tackle the many social issues that surround people. It convenes some 4,000 FM-related professionals and over 30 exhibitors. Features include more than 70 lectures and panel sessions with certification renewal, an exhibition, the JFMA Awards ceremonies, and networking events. Site in Japanese (Google Translate into English here).

JFMA Facility Management Forum 2020

Feb 20 London, United Kingdom Workplace Futures 2020 (FM) Information Facilities Management Ltd. (i-FM.net)

This 13th annual event gathers professionals responsible for marketing, procuring or delivering FM — from business, property and facilities — to identify and help shape the future of the FM industry and the workplace. Workplace Futures builds each year on the ideas of previous years, showing how FM can play a crucial role in virtually every industry in a changing world. This year’s event, titled “The 20:20 FM Vision of Wellness,” explores today’s need to move quickly to a more holistic offer that spans the crucial interactions between people and their buildings to ensure optimal efficiency, effectiveness, comfort, productivity, safety and health. The event brings together a top-flight panel of speakers, complemented with ample time for discussion and networking.

Workplace Futures 2020 (FM)


March 2020

Mar 3 - Mar 5 London, United Kingdom Futurebuild 2020 (sustainable built environment) Futurebuild Events

Supported by the BRE, RIBA, CIBSE, IWBI and others, this major international event for the built environment builds on the legacy of the Ecobuild conference by striving to be a catalyst for change. With the goal of making the built environment carbon-neutral by 2050, the conference and exhibition provide innovations to address the biggest challenges facing the built environment, in six sections: Buildings Energy, Offsite, Infrastructure, Interiors, and Resourceful Materials. Futurebuild convenes over 27,000 visitors from around the world, and close to 500 exhibitors showcase the latest products and cutting-edge technology for new build, refurbishment, residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Futurebuild 2020 (sustainable built environment)

Mar 3 - Mar 4 Dublin, Ireland Workplace and Facilities Expo Stepex Ltd

Incorporating FM Ireland, this free-to-attend conference and exhibition is billed as a complete event for those involved in managing, maintaining and operating facilities of all kinds, focusing on the effective management of commercial, industrial, retail, educational, government and other large facilities and working environments. Supported by ASFP Ireland, IWFM, IOSH, ISIA, NISO and others, the show covers the entire spectrum of FM services and products, with clearly defined areas dedicated to Health and Safety, Fire Safety and other key sectors.

Workplace and Facilities Expo

Mar 8 - Mar 13 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Light+Building 2020 (lighting and building services technology) 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.

Light+Building 2020 (lighting and building services technology)

Mar 10 - Mar 12 Singapore, Singapore CoreNet Global Summit — Asia Pacific (APAC) 2020 — Singapore (corporate real estate) CoreNet Global

The theme for this 2020 corporate real estate summit, #relationshipgoals (“Bricks, Bytes & A Culture That’s Right”), is all about how relationships are fundamental to creating digital and physical integration at work, connecting people, place and technology. When they’re right, the culture is right, say the organizers, and when they’re wrong, businesses falter. With the convergence of HR, IT and CRE likely to grow exponentially in the coming years, the summit helps prepare attendees to lead. The 2019 CoreNet Global Summit will help hundreds of CRE/FM attendees advance their skills, connect with peers, be recognized for their achievements, and stay updated on the latest trends and innovations that are reshaping the way we do business, with some 50 educational sessions. Pre-Summit Professional Development Seminars offered March 8. Early Bird rates end December 16.

CoreNet Global Summit — Asia Pacific (APAC) 2020 — Singapore (corporate real estate)

Mar 10 - Mar 12 Paris, France Workspace Expo (WE) 2020 (French FM event) WeYou Group; ARSEG (Work Environment Directors Association); Workplace Magazine; etc.

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)

Mar 16 - Mar 19 Louisville, KY, US Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2020 Applied Ergonomics Society, of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

The 23rd annual Applied Ergonomics Conference convenes health and safety-related professionals as well as FMs and industrial/manufacturing engineers and others from numerous industries and around the world to share best practices in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, HR and risk management. The event is focused on practical applications of ergonomics in a variety of work settings with real-world examples from companies that have implemented programs ensuring safe performance. AEC features a variety of multidisciplinary educational sessions for all experience levels providing best practices and the latest solutions, with the opportunity to earn CEUs or PDHs; the annual Ergo Cup competition; an extensive Exhibit Hall; optional behind-the-scenes facility tours; and networking events.


Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2020

Mar 17 - Mar 20 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.

International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC West) 2020

Mar 17 - Mar 18 New York City, NY, US LEDucation 2020 (solid-state lighting) Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY)

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)

Mar 17 - Mar 19 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

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 (* March 13-18, 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

Mar 18 - Mar 20 Amsterdam, Netherlands World Workplace Europe ‘20 Conference and Expo; Facility for Future (FM) International Facility Management Association (IFMA); Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Facility Management Netherlands (FMN)

Building on IFMA’s successful World Workplace facilities management (FM) events in America and Asia, this 4th European edition joins the 3rd Facility for Future event again for 2020. The event emphasizes collaboration within the built environment and FM in particular, including users, suppliers, other departments like HR or finance, and all actors in the built environment, across borders, and with the outside world in general. The event features engaging national and international speakers; dynamic education offering solutions that attendees can use to optimize their facilities; facilitated networking; and a cutting-edge product and services expo. Presentation languages will be English and Dutch.

World Workplace Europe ‘20 Conference and Expo; Facility for Future (FM)

Mar 24 - Mar 25 Dublin, Ireland Greenbuild Europe 2020 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and European GBCs

The third annual Greenbuild Europe, a flagship event for sustainability professionals, offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues. More than 400 attendees will hear from leaders on their vision about the future of green building in Europe, learn about current research and best practices, connect with sustainability experts, and see innovative technologies and products to take their projects to the next level. The Greenbuild Europe 2020 Education Program offers dynamic keynotes, sessions, tours and workshops throughout the week. Hear from industry leaders on their current research, case studies and technologies related to the future of green building. The Greenbuild Exchange showcases the latest in innovative products and services from a wide variety of exhibitors.


Greenbuild Europe 2020

Mar 24 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.

IWFM Conference 2020 (workplace & FM)

Mar 24 - Mar 25 Sydney, Australia TRANSFORM (green building) Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

GBCA’s 2nd annual conference will convene 400+ green building stakeholders from across property and sustainability to drive action, innovate, collaborate, engage in deep-dive sessions and tackle how to push the conversation further for a more sustainable built environment. The event features 16 breakout sessions and 100+ thought leaders, with new structured networking options for 2020.

TRANSFORM (green building)

Mar 26 - Mar 31 Houston, TX, US IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show 2020 (building enclosures) International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC; formerly RCI)

IIBEC’s premier annual building enclosure event features over 21 hours of educational seminars, live product demonstrations, and a two‐day trade show with over 140 exhibitors. The 1,700+ attendees can meet with fellow building exterior consultants and specifiers, discover the newest developments in building enclosure technology, and earn a full year’s worth of continuing education credit — all at one event. Each registrant will receive a comprehensive digital proceedings detailing program information.

IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show 2020 (building enclosures)


April 2020

Apr 1 - Apr 3 Prague, Czech Republic ASIS Europe 2020 (security) ASIS International

Titled “from Risk to Resilience,” the 19th annual ASIS Europe convenes established and aspiring security leaders, expert advisors, and innovators in security and risk management. The event addresses complex challenges in today’s fast moving, innovative business environment. An exceptional educational program covers a wide range of cyber- and physical-security risk outlooks, leadership and management topics, case studies and analysis, using a variety of learning formats, with CPE credits available. The exhibition showcases the latest security services and solutions. The 2019 event attracted over 900 registrants from more than 60 countries, and 45 exhibitors. Core attendance comes from senior security practitioners from multinational companies. Behind-the-scenes professional security tours are available.

ASIS Europe 2020 (security)

Apr 5 - Apr 7 Chicago, IL, US CTBUH 2020 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 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

Apr 6 - Apr 9 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.

Building Innovation 2020 Conference and Expo

Apr 7 - Apr 8 Toronto, ON, Canada Canadian Sustainability Conference and Expo (CSC) 2020 Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM); MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions

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

Apr 7 - Apr 9 Singapore, Singapore IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2020 Conference and Exhibition International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter; RICS

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

Apr 14 - Apr 16 San Francisco, CA, US IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2020 International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

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

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

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)

Apr 21 - Apr 23 Melbourne, Australia Total Facilities (TFX 2020) (high-performing environments) 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.

Total Facilities (TFX 2020) (high-performing environments)

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

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

Apr 28 - Apr 29 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+ 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)

Apr 28 - Apr 30 Birmingham, United Kingdom The Facilities Event 2020 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.

Co-located events:


The Facilities Event 2020

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

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 & Healthcare Real Estate Conference 2020


May 2020

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.


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


June 2020

Jun 7 - Jun 10 Orlando, FL, US 7×24 Exchange 2020 Spring Conference (data centers) 7x24 Exchange International

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)

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

The BOMA 2020 comprehensive annual commercial real estate event convenes building owners and managers from across the United States and around the world, representing every type of building, to discuss new strategies, best practices and innovative solutions that will help attendees at all levels be more effective and successful.

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


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)