April 2019

Apr 16 - Apr 18 Paris, France Workspace Expo (WE) 2019 (French FM event) ARSEG (Work Environment Directors Association); Workplace Magazine

Formerly known as Bureaux Expo, Workspace Expo is the French international trade fair dedicated to workplace design, furnishing and management. The work environment event convenes 15,500 visitors across all aspects of the facilities purchasing chain, including architects, buyers, manufacturers, real estate professionals and FMs. In addition to the conferences and workshops offered, 200 French and international exhibitors showcase the latest innovations, equipment, energy-efficient solutions, and ergonomic furnishings for designing and outfitting office spaces. The 2019 Innovation Awards will be presented.

Workspace Expo (WE) 2019 (French FM event)

Apr 24 London, United Kingdom IWFM Conference 2019 (facilities management) Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) (formerly British Institute of Facilities Management [BIFM])

IWFM Conference 2019 (formerly ThinkFM), is IWFM’s (formerly BIFM) newly renamed annual flagship conference for workplace and facilities management (FM) professionals. It has been curated to provide professionals at all career stages with the insight, inspiration and skills to seize today’s strategic opportunity and confirm the workplace and FM role as core to the business operation. Led by experts in the future of work, digital marketing, and even hostage negotiation, and split into three themes — Disruption, Skills Perspective and Be the Change, the conference explores the macro environment, the changing nature of work, skills required in this new world, and the motivational push FMs need to make a difference in their organizations.

IWFM Conference 2019 (facilities management)

Apr 29 - May 1 Denver, CO, US PRSM2019 National Conference (retail FM) Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM)

PRSM2019 is a major annual event with best-in-class education sessions and networking events for some 2,000 multi-site retail FM professionals, from entry level to senior management, who are involved in maintenance, planning, design, budgeting and more at their stores. Themed “Aim High. Reach Wide” for 2019, the event covers the latest industry tools and trends in the rapidly changing retail world, and 300+ qualified exhibitors offer the latest products and share proven, effective FM processes.

PRSM2019 National Conference (retail FM)


May 2019

May 1 - May 3 Minneapolis, MN, US Medical Office Buildings (MOB) + Healthcare Real Estate Conference 2019 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. To capitalize on emerging medical real estate opportunities, it’s imperative to consider every angle — the evolving face of healthcare delivery, outpatient migration, M&A activity, alternative deal structures, facility design strategies, new legislation and regulations, and more. Attendees gain access to the experts, insights and connections they need to improve operations, better manage assets, and achieve goals. The comprehensive education program covers such wide-ranging topics as innovative health system strategies, design solutions for non-traditional healthcare settings, tackling leasing and property management challenges, legal and regulatory issues and more.

Medical Office Buildings (MOB) + Healthcare Real Estate Conference 2019

May 1 Los Angeles, CA, US WORKTECH19 Los Angeles (facilities, real estate, technology) Unwired Ventures

WORKTECH19 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 and design as well as professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further knowledge and share best practice and expertise.

WORKTECH19 Los Angeles (facilities, real estate, technology)

May 7 Hong Kong, China IFMA’s Integrate 2019 FM Conference International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Hong Kong Chapter

Themed “Changing Landscape,” IFMA Hong Kong’s annual conference provides the opportunity for attendees to acquire insights into the hottest topics and current challenges from local and international industry experts. Over recent years, the FM industry has advanced in stature and evolved into an increasingly strategic discipline. Integrate 2019 will cover hot topics and trends in FM such as rising to the challenge of delivering world-class service and facilities; property management services; and better buildings / environment and technology. Early Bird rates end March 31.

Co-located with HOFEX, Asia’s food and hospitality tradeshow.

IFMA’s Integrate 2019 FM Conference

May 9 New York, NY, US WORKTECH19 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, WORKTECH19 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 350 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 CRE/FM/Chief Executives of the top Global 1000 companies. Speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries from successful companies and a range of progressive and influential organizations.


May 15 - May 16 New York, NY, US ASIS 29th New York City Security Conference and Expo (ASIS NYC 2019) ASIS International

Some 2,200 security and law enforcement professionals from the public and private sectors convene for this 29th annual event for two days of networking, top-notch education, and the latest security solutions. Attendees examine critical issues and trends in enterprise risk and public safety; connect with the industry’s senior leaders; and discover the latest security technologies and services needed to enhance the safety and security of their organization or community at the free-to-attend Expo. CPE credits are available for the education sessions.

ASIS 29th New York City Security Conference and Expo (ASIS NYC 2019)

May 15 Various locations worldwide World FM Day/Week 2019 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. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Global ISO FM Standards,” which acknowledges the milestone of creating the ISO 41000 series of Standards and Technical Report focused on the global FM industry. Activities are encouraged the week of May 13-17. FM organizations on six continents will 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 Global FM Awards for Excellence in Facilities Management will be announced. Global FM will offer promotional materials for the event on its site.

IFMA  is expressing its appreciation to FMs by featuring a free content resource for each day of World FM ​Week. IFMA encourages FMs to show their support by adding the World FM Day twibbon to their Twitter and Facebook profile pictures for the week of May 13-17, 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 2019

May 20 - May 22 Minneapolis, MN, US American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP 2019) American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

AIHce EXP 2019 is an international industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) event focusing on emerging trends, the latest technology and best practices pertaining to worker health and safety. Thousands of attendees will gather at this 79th annual event for new technologies, world-class education, certification maintenance, technical tours and networking opportunities. Professional development courses are held before and after the main event.

American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP 2019)

May 21 - May 23 Philadelphia, PA, US LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2019) (lighting design, products, tech) International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD); Illuminating Engineering Society (IES); International Market Centers (IMC)

This 30th annual event is billed as the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, where light, technology and design converge. LIGHTFAIR alternates between East Coast and West Coast sites — preceding LFI 2018 in Chicago, the record-breaking LFI 2017 in Philadelphia registered 28,000 design, lighting, architectural, engineering, energy, FM and related industry professionals from 81 countries, with 550+ exhibitors from the US and abroad. Speakers from diverse disciplines offer 70+ accredited courses at all levels, covering a broad spectrum of educational topics and tracks, with an in-depth Pre-Conference. Exhibitors showcase exclusive introductions and “all that is new and next” in lighting products and technology such as LEDs, OLEDs, luminaires, energy-efficient products, IoT (Internet of Things), intelligent lighting, alternative energy, solar power, decorative, controls, software, digital signage, healthcare and hospitality. Numerous networking opportunities.

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2019) (lighting design, products, tech)

May 21 - May 23 Verona, Italy Pulire: The Smart Show (cleaning industry) Afidamp Servizi / AfidampFAB (The Italian Association of Professional Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers); ISSA

This major biennial event for the cleaning industry across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East offers a complete range of machinery, chemical products, equipment and components for professional cleaning and hygiene in indoor spaces. Pulire attracts some 300 exhibitors from 20+ countries and 16,000 visitors from 90 countries to its 16,000 sq m of display space.


Pulire: The Smart Show (cleaning industry)

May 28 - May 30 Vancouver, BC, Canada Building Lasting Change 2019 (CaGBC National Conference and Expo) (green buildings) Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC); Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC)

Focused on “Striking a balance between carbon reduction, health and resilience” for 2019, CaGBC’s 11th annual conference and expo is billed as Canada’s largest green building event. Future-proofing Canada’s building stock to respond to the new reality of climate change requires actionable solutions that balance the need to reduce carbon emissions with enhanced resilience and improved health and well-being in the spaces where we work, live and play. The event explores low-carbon green buildings as part of the solution, but emphasizes the need to retrofit the millions of square feet of existing buildings. It offers two days of education sessions and an extensive exhibition. Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards are presented, and green building site tours and networking opportunities are available. Early Bird rates end April 1.

Building Lasting Change 2019 (CaGBC National Conference and Expo) (green buildings)


June 2019

Jun 2 - Jun 5 Sydney, Australia Ideaction.2019 – National FM Conference and Exhibition Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA)

Ideaction.2019 provides a forum for 200+ facilities managers, property managers, space occupiers and other professionals who interact with the FM industry from throughout Australia and abroad to come together to build knowledge, view FM products and services, be inspired and network. Themed “FM Forecast: Blue Skies, Clouds or Storms” for 2019, sessions cover such areas as technical FM, leadership, communication, strategic thinking, technology and compliance.

Ideaction.2019 – National FM Conference and Exhibition

Jun 4 - Jun 6 Johannesburg, South Africa ISSA Cleantex Africa ISSA; e–squared publications

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has joined the publishers of African Cleaning Review to administer and promote this trade exhibition established in 1998, regarded as Africa’s foremost dedicated event for the professional cleaning, hygiene and related industry sectors. It is a biennial business platform where industry trends, cost-effective technology and solutions offer outcomes of improved business practices in an environment where rising operational costs, increased competition and the need for higher productivity all play a decisive role in operational efficiency.

ISSA Cleantex Africa

Jun 5 - Jun 7 Mexico City, Mexico ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019 (cleaning) ISSA; PRSM; IEHA; ARCSI

ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019 offers world-class education, best practices and innovations that enable cleaning and maintenance professionals to deliver maximum value to their clients. National and international participants include: distributors and wholesalers of commercial cleaning products; building service contractors; end-customers from numerous markets; and in-house decision-makers. The show delivers education, information, and professional networking opportunities. Educational sessions are presented by recognized experts in cleaning and FM. The exhibition features several of the world’s premier cleaning suppliers and solution providers, covering cleaning agents, health and safety supplies, and state-of-the-art equipment.

For 2019, the show will co-locate with ExpoMed, with 10,000+ attendees, and with the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM) Association’s member meeting. These concurrent events significantly enhance professional networking and best practice sharing opportunities among event delegates, resulting in increased value and connections for all participants.

ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019 (cleaning)

Jun 6 - Jun 8 Las Vegas, NV, US AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19) American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA’s 162nd annual convention and expo convenes some 20,000 architecture and design and building industry professionals for what’s new and now in architecture and design. A’19 offers 150+ seminars, 24 intensive workshops and 130+ new product sessions in the expo, plus numerous networking events and 150+ architect-led educational tours. Topics include accessibility, energy, sustainability, resilience, technology and more, and continuing education credits (HSW, ADA, GBCI, AIA) are offered. The Expo features 750 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and technology in 200,000 sq. ft. along with live programming, courses, demos, galleries and workspaces.

AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19)

Jun 8 - Jun 10 Orlando, FL, US Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) Convention Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) of the NACDA

This 11th annual convention takes place during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Affiliates Convention Week June 6-13. The CEFMA event offers a keynote address, general sessions, concurrent breakout sessions, Partner Tradeshow, a behind-the-scenes stadium/facility tour, case studies and networking opportunities. Topics include: parking management; working with your conference office and senior administration; safety and security; boosting your career, industry trends, ever-changing technology, preventive maintenance and more.

Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA) Convention

Jun 9 - Jun 12 New Orleans, LA, US NASFA 2019 National Conference (state facilities) National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA)

The 31st 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 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; networking opportunities; and an optional behind-the-scenes tour. The conference covers such topics as deferred maintenance, funding infrastructure, data analytics, lean approaches to operations, roof leaks / thermoplastic roofing, leasing, GIS analyses, revitalization planning, and more.

NASFA 2019 National Conference (state facilities)

Jun 9 - Jun 12 New Orleans, LA, US Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) (formerly ASSE)

Safety 2019 is ASSP’s (formerly ASSE) 108th annual international professional development conference and exposition, convening 5,000+ safety professionals from 40 countries to learn a wide range of best practices, industry trends and the latest product innovations in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field. 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, concurrent sessions, case studies, key issue collaboration sessions, panels, and certification exam preparation workshops.

Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition

Jun 10 - Jun 12 Chicago, IL, USA NeoCon 2019 (commercial interiors) Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

Focused on human-centered design for 2019, this 51st 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 2019 (commercial interiors)

Jun 11 - Jun 14 Nashville, TN, US Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings) Realcomm Conference Group

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. The 21st annual event offers dynamic education programs, a solution provider expo, live interviews, tech briefings and tours, and networking. It promises to give attendees the technology tools they need to positively impact the bottom line of their companies, from automating business processes, to general technology solutions specifically for real estate organizations, to smarter “green” intelligent building technologies.

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 expected to shape the future of smart buildings.

The Realcomm | IBcon Expo floor features more than 150 leading technology solutions providers, giving attendees access to representatives who share solutions specific to the industry. Golf outing and tech tours June 11; Pre-conference events June 12. Early Bird rates end March 15.

Realcomm | IBcon (smart buildings)

Jun 11 - Jun 13 Toronto, ON, Canada REMI Show ’19; ISSA Show Canada 2019 (FM, maintenance, cleaning) MediaEdge; ISSA; IFMA

MediaEdge’s Real Estate Management Industry (REMI) Network, worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) are all partnering on this comprehensive inaugural event for the built environment convening building owners, property and facilities managers, building services and maintenance professionals, cleaning professionals, and cleaning product suppliers and manufacturers. The event promises to deliver practical and timely information focused on keeping buildings clean, green and operating in a sustainable and energy-efficient fashion.

Attendees will keep up with market trends and share experiences with industry peers, with professional development to benefit their buildings, staff and tenants. The show offers a full slate of educational seminars, networking opportunities and trade show exhibitors showcasing a range of products, equipment and services to keep facilities clean, healthy, sustainable and operating smoothly. Responding to evolving needs for regulatory compliance and emerging trends related to occupant well-being, ISSA Show Canada promises property professionals informed insight on best practices, certification, training, innovation and other emerging topics in the Canadian facility and cleaning markets.

REMI Show ’19; ISSA Show Canada 2019 (FM, maintenance, cleaning)

Jun 12 - Jun 14 Dublin, Ireland European Facility Management Conference (EFMC 2019) European Facility Management Network (EuroFM)

This 27th major pan-European FM event convenes over 500 FM executives from all industries from across Europe and around the globe to share best practices and address the challenges faced by FMs worldwide in a rapidly changing world. EFMC offers educational sessions with insights from both business and research perspectives, the EuroFM Awards, local study tours, and networking. This year’s event features an innovative concert-style approach at the AVIVA stadium central atrium, along with four dedicated spaces for open workshops.

European Facility Management Conference (EFMC 2019)

Jun 12 - Jun 13 Worcester, MA, US Northeast Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference 2019 (NEBFM’19) ProExpos Group

The 14th 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, AFE, AIA, BCA, BOMA, IREM, NFPA, USGBC and others.

Northeast Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference 2019 (NEBFM’19)

Jun 17 - Jun 20 Houston, TX, US NACFM 2019 Annual Conference (worship facilities) National Association of Church Facilities Managers (NACFM)

This 24th annual conference addresses leadership, team-building, the worship environment, church security, budgets, and other trending worship facilities topics. Titled “Houston We Have a Solution!” for 2019, the members-only, family-oriented event features general sessions, small groups on trending topics, and more.

NACFM 2019 Annual Conference (worship facilities)

Jun 17 - Jun 20 San Antonio, TX, US NFPA Conference and Expo (fire and life safety) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

From the increasing frequency of natural disasters to the growing ubiquity of energy storage systems, it’s clear the world is changing more rapidly than ever before. And so is the need for safety. The NFPA Conference and Expo is the essential event for fire, electrical and life safety professionals. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the latest challenges around the world and the cutting-edge solutions to deal with them. 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 — hear from dozens of world-class speakers, visit with hundreds of exhibitors, share expertise with others, and connect with a global network of colleagues, all under one roof. The 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 Technical Meeting is an opportunity for members to vote on changes to codes and standards. CEUs are available. Early Bird rates end March 15.



NFPA Conference and Expo (fire and life safety)

Jun 18 - Jun 20 London, United Kingdom Facilities Show 2019 UBM

Produced in association with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) (formerly the British Institute of Facilities Management / BIFM), the Facilities Show is touted as the largest FM event in the world. The 20th annual event convenes over 12,000 visitors from 40+ countries working towards FM, workplace well-being and smart building excellence. Along with inspirational keynote speakers, 100 free-to-attend CPD-accredited conference and training sessions address the biggest topics in FM. Attendees can source the latest cost-effective products and technology from nearly 300 exhibitors in every sector, from waste, energy and office management to cleaning, washroom, health and well-being, workplace technology, and space planning and design.

Co-located shows, attracting some 60,000 visitors in total including the Facilities Show, and included in the free visitor’s badge, are:

  • Safety and Health Expo: safety and health
  • FIREX International: fire prevention, detection and protection; security
  • IFSEC International: security for people, property and assets


Facilities Show 2019

Jun 18 - Jun 19 México City, Mexico Greenbuild Mexico; SUMe Sustentabilidad para México A.C. U.S. Green Building Council; SUMe

The 2nd annual Greenbuild Mexico will be held in conjunction with SUMe Sustentabilidad para México A.C. (SUMe) and offer a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business, and address pressing issues such as climate change, human health, energy use and air quality. Greenbuild Mexico attendees will hear from industry leaders on their vision of the future of green building in Mexico; connect and build business relationships with industry professionals; get the latest green building and LEED updates while earning continuing education hours at educational sessions; and learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies. Greenbuild Mexico joins other Greenbuild conferences held around the world, including in the US, India, China, Europe and Mexico.

Greenbuild Mexico; SUMe Sustentabilidad para México A.C.

Jun 18 - Jun 20 New Orleans, LA, US Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC 2019) Energy Systems Lab at Texas A&M Univ.; Texas State Energy Conservation Office; La. Dept. of Natural Resources

The 41st IETC focuses on industrial energy technology and waste reduction, convening industrial energy managers, utility experts, government program managers, vendors and others 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 conference and Energy Managers’ Workshop are designed to serve professionals who make decisions about energy use, waste reduction, and equipment reliability. 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 2019)

Jun 22 - Jun 26 Kansas City, MO, US ASHRAE 2019 Annual Conference ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

ASHRAE 2019 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: former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. The Technical Program comprises 8 tracks: Systems & Equipment in the Built Environment; Fundamentals and Applications; Optimization in HVAC&R; Commissioning New & Existing Buildings; Occupant Health & Safety; Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle; Professional Development; and Research Summit; with a Radiant Heating & Cooling mini-track. The ASHRAE Learning Institute offers 10 courses approved for CEUs toward maintaining P.E. licensure, and ASHRAE’s CHD (new), BCxP, BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, HBDP, HFDP and OPMP exams are given. General and technical tours and networking/special events are offered. Early Bird discount ends April 28.


ASHRAE 2019 Annual Conference

Jun 22 - Jun 25 Salt Lake City, UT, US BOMA 2019 International Conference and Expo (building owners, managers) Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International; BUILDINGS magazine

The BOMA 2019 comprehensive annual commercial real estate (CRE) event convenes 1,800 building owners, property managers, FMs and related professionals from across the US 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. More than 40 sessions reveal how to create efficiencies, build asset value, retain tenants, incorporate new technologies, and move your career forward. Each session qualifies for continuing professional development credits and credential renewal and maintenance. Some 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.

BOMA 2019 International Conference and Expo (building owners, managers)

Jun 24 - Jun 28 New York City, NY, US Workplace Trends; Workplace Week 2019 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 second year as part of Workplace Week New York 2019, a week-long showcase of workplace innovation to raise money for young people in need through the “I Have A Dream” foundation – New York (IHDF-NY). 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, through intelligent, research- and case study-driven presentations. Networking opportunities are available. Workplace Week 2019 consists of short visits to some of the most innovative workplaces in New York and fringe events. Additional tours and events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Workplace Trends; Workplace Week 2019


July 2019

Jul 1 London, United Kingdom RICS Integrated Property Services Conference (for FMs) RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

A flagship of the IFMA-RICS collaboration, this national conference brings together visionary leaders of FM to discuss approaches to building the global reputation of the profession. The event will seek to achieve consensus on best practice approaches to identifying and mitigating risk in the wake of recent, high-profile developments in the sector. Considering multiple forms of risk and bringing together the profession’s most eminent practitioners, the conference will deliver a comprehensive program of learning, with 6 hours of formal CPD. Early Bird discount ends April 1.


RICS Integrated Property Services Conference (for FMs)

Jul 10 - Jul 11 Arlington, VA, US Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit 2019 US Department of Energy (DOE)

This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and financing trends, and to share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. Attendees can expect two days of interactive sessions with industry experts and market leaders as well as many opportunities to network with peers. Topics include: resilience planning, workforce development, internal engagement strategies, project planning and financing, data management and more. Pre-conference building tours and sector networking events on July 9. Hundreds of Summit presentations from 2018 are available on this year’s site, and presentations from previous years are available in the Better Buildings Solution Center.

Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit 2019

Jul 14 - Jul 17 Baltimore, MD, US ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition (healthcare FM/engineering) American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA)

The 56th ASHE national conference and trade show gathers 3,700+ 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; and best practices. The conference offers general and keynote sessions and 40+ concurrent sessions at all levels in 6 tracks: Business of Facility Management; Infection Prevention; PDC for the Facility Manager; Compliance Tactics; Operational Efficiency; and Support Services: Expanding Facility Management Roles, 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.


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

Jul 14 - Jul 16 Seattle, WA, US SCUP Seattle 2019 Conference (higher education planning) Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

SCUP’s 54th 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 2019 offers keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops and school case studies, with CEUs available, as well as an Exhibit area, campus and other tours, and networking opportunities. The event covers such compelling FM-related topics as artificial intelligence (AI), wellness systems, relocating administrative workspaces, strategic planning and roll-out, free-range learning, demographic contraction, facility data, accessibility and more.

SCUP Seattle 2019 Conference (higher education planning)