October 2019

Oct 14 - Oct 16 Los Angeles, US CRE.Converge (commercial real estate) NAIOP

CRE.Converge provides innovative education and high-level networking to help CRE-related professionals stay ahead of the industry curve. Attendees can make deals, strengthen connections and explore trends with some 1,200 CRE leaders from across North America. FM-related educational sessions include: How Wearable Tech is Revolutionizing CRE; Designing Office Space for Intergenerational Collaboration; New Building Technology for the Asset and Portfolio Manager; Technology Driving Building Operations; Tips for Owning and Managing Smaller Buildings; The Impact of Coworking on Building Owners; and Parking Lots: Designing for a Driverless Future. Project tours give a behind-the-scenes look at the nitty gritty details of bringing a project to life, including: Century City, Culver City, L.A. Industrial Infill, Orange County and a Virtual Reality Project Tour.

CRE.Converge (commercial real estate)

Oct 14 Budapest, Hungary Hungarian Facility Management Conference and Exhibition (HFMC) Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS)

Billed as the only Hungarian FM conference and expo, HFMC is the annual conference of the Hungarian Facility Management Society (HFMS), a Correspondent Member of Global FM. Titled “Facilities Management for Our Sustainable Future” for 2019, the event offers education sessions with best practices and successful case studies, an exhibition, and networking opportunities for professionals in facilities, real estate, asset and lifecycle management as well as construction and real estate development, from private and public facilities. Site is in Hungarian, and conference language is Hungarian.

Hungarian Facility Management Conference and Exhibition (HFMC)

Oct 15 - Oct 16 Ghent, Belgium AIVC; TightVent; venticool (ventilation) Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC); TightVent Europe; venticool; Ghent University; INIVE

The 40th AIVC conference, themed “From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate” to mark its history, is also the 8th TightVent conference and the 6th venticool conference. The event highlights the crucial role the building sector plays in achieving the energy and climate goals of countries around the world, and the challenges and opportunities of ensuring acceptable IAQ and comfort levels for occupants while creating airtight ventilation.



AIVC; TightVent; venticool (ventilation)

Oct 15 - Oct 16 Mexico City, Mexico ASIS Latin America 2019 (Congreso Latinoamericano de Seguridad ASIS) ASIS Capítulo México

The Mexico City chapter of global security organization ASIS presents this comprehensive Latin American security conference focusing on the most vital security issues impacting the region. The event offers strategies for physical and information security (with certification points available) and showcases innovative technologies, products and services, with numerous networking opportunities. Site in Spanish.

ASIS Latin America 2019 (Congreso Latinoamericano de Seguridad ASIS)

Oct 15 London, United Kingdom Workplace Trends London 2019 Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)

This pitch-free, intellectual conference examines in depth new ways of working and emerging trends in the workplace. The event explores how workplace design, productivity and operation evolve in demanding times, with such changes and pressures as advances in technology, changes in socio-demographics and attitude to work, social media, agile/flexible working, and more. The 200 attendees, many of whom return year after year, represent the workplace management, occupier, CRE/property management, architecture/design and related sectors throughout the UK, Western Europe and the US. With its focus on quality and networking, the event only encourages a handful of select sponsors and exhibitors of particular interest to attendees.


Workplace Trends London 2019

Oct 16 - Oct 18 Phoenix, AZ, US IFMA’s World Workplace 2019: Your Facility Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA); The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

IFMA’s 40th annual premier World Workplace conference and expo is an “all-encompassing” learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. The 2019 event promises to help you make the leap to the next level in FM: manage and master change through better FM processes; sharpen FM skills; get answers to big questions for your facility; smoothly integrate ever-changing technology; prepare for facility emergencies; renew your facility’s environment and employees’ well-being; and engage and develop the next generation of FMs, support staff and technicians. The collaborative forum draws thousands of attendees from across the nation and around the world representing all aspects of the work environment, with numerous networking opportunities. Educational sessions address cutting-edge issues and trends as well as proven techniques and best practices, in several tracks and at all knowledge levels, with CEUs and CFM maintenance points available, and training for IFMA’s three credentials: CFM, FMP, and SFP. The comprehensive expo provides hundreds of the latest products and solutions from hundreds of companies for every facet of every built environment, with product demonstrations for practical application of FM tools. Awards of Excellence are presented, and back-of-house facility tours provide insight.

* FMLink is a Participating Partner of World Workplace 2019. *


IFMA’s World Workplace 2019: Your Facility Conference and Expo

Oct 20 - Oct 22 Anaheim, CA, US CoreNet Global Summit – North America (corporate real estate) CoreNet Global

“Experience Matters. It’s Not Just Business. It’s Personal.” What role does corporate real estate play in leading, creating and fostering experiences that enable business success? This is just one of the questions that will be answered at the upcoming CoreNet Global Summit in Orange County, CA. With more than 2,500 attendees, 200 speakers and 100 sessions, the Summit is seen as an essential event for corporate real estate professionals. Pre-Summit Professional Development Seminars: October 18-20.

CoreNet Global Summit – North America (corporate real estate)

Oct 20 - Oct 24 Denver, CO, US I²SL Annual Conference 2019 (labs, high-tech facilities) International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I²SL)

The I²SL Annual Conference is billed as a leading international conference focused on strategies to meet the challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories, data centers, cleanrooms, hospitals and related high-tech facilities. Through technical sessions, demonstrations, and exhibits, lab owners, operators/FMs, designers, engineers, safety managers and users exchange information covering the life cycle of the laboratory from design to use to disposal of products and packaging, with 500+ participants expected. The Technology and Services Fair highlights cutting-edge technologies, services and systems. The Go Beyond Awards recognize organizations, individuals, products and projects that are advancing sustainable, high-performance facilities. Continuing education credits are offered. A CPP Wind Tunnel tour and an extended day of tours and technical sessions at the University of Colorado in Boulder are also available.



I²SL Annual Conference 2019 (labs, high-tech facilities)

Oct 23 - Oct 24 Milwaukee, WI, US EDspaces: The Future of Educational Facilities Education Market Association (EDmarket)

The EDspaces annual conference focuses on the ongoing transformation and future of learning environments. The event convenes the key stakeholders who design, build, equip and manage innovative learning spaces along with the manufacturers, distributors and service providers and dealers who offer them solutions. Touted as “Where technology, space, and pedagogy converge,” EDspaces collaborates with these Knowledge Partners: AIAS, ASID, ATLIS, AVIXA, USGBC’s The Center for Green Schools, Door Security & Safety Foundation, and IOPFDA. It showcases the latest products and services for educational facilities from pre-K to higher education from 200+ exhibitors, with immersive classroom spaces to demonstrate the future of learning while meeting the needs of different learning styles, and offers site tours, keynote presentations and 50+ insightful CEU sessions.



EDspaces: The Future of Educational Facilities

Oct 23 - Oct 24 Melbourne, Australia ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo ISSA; Interpoint Events

This comprehensive event consolidates and expands the former AUSCLEAN Pulire and CleanScene shows and is touted as Australia’s only dedicated cleaning and hygiene Expo. It alternates between Melbourne and Sydney and attracts building service contractors, contract cleaners, carpet and restoration technicians, and in-house service providers working in various industries. The expo, with top-tier Australian suppliers showcasing cutting-edge cleaning technology and innovations, will be complemented with a robust educational program, networking opportunities, and co-located events.

New for 2019: Co-located with Waste Expo Australia, billed as the largest and most comprehensive free-to-attend conference and exhibition for the waste management, resource recovery and wastewater treatment sectors. The show attracts over 4,000 visitors who will be able to freely attend the ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo, and ISSA attendees will also have access to Waste Expo’s expanded exhibition space and education sessions.

ISSA Cleaning and Hygiene Expo

Oct 27 - Oct 30 Spokane, WA, US AASHE Conference and Expo 2019 (campus sustainability) Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE’s annual conference brings together all those involved in campus sustainability to share effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. With some 2,000 students, faculty, administrators, and industry professionals expected, the conference delivers hundreds of educational sessions, workshops, and keynote addresses along with networking meetings and an Expo with companies from around the globe. The Expo covers everything from cooling towers, flooring and mattresses to bike-share systems, water coolers and recycling containers. Themed “Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy,” AASHE 2019 is tackling what it says is the root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system. The conference seeks to showcase and strengthen higher education’s contributions to the movement for a sustainable economy (related to the solidarity economy, wellbeing economy, circular economy, post-growth economy, regenerative economy and restorative economy).



AASHE Conference and Expo 2019 (campus sustainability)

Oct 29 San Francisco, CA, US WORKTECH19 San Francisco (facilities, real estate, technology) Unwired Ventures

WORKTECH19 San Francisco is a forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. Some 250 senior corporate workplace professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management, architecture and design and professional advisors convene to learn from global thought leaders and share best practice and expertise on how they can help drive efficiencies in their workplaces and drive the productivity of their workforces, this year discussing the latest thinking on the growing importance of the workplace as a strategic tool for an organization’s business return. The WORKTECH international workplace conference series caters to the educational needs of senior professionals in the top Global 1000 companies, and has been held at locations around the world.



WORKTECH19 San Francisco (facilities, real estate, technology)


November 2019

Nov 6 - Nov 7 Calgary, AB, Canada BUILDEX Alberta (architecture & design, construction, property management) Informa Markets

Combining the former BUILDEX Calgary and BUILDEX Edmonton shows, the 2019 BUILDEX Alberta tradeshow and conference celebrates 20 years of connecting the province’s holistic building industry. The event convenes architecture, construction, renovation, interior design and property management professionals to learn, network and be inspired by the latest trends, innovations and challenges from an industry in transformation. Theme “Reimagining Collaboration and Innovation” for 2019, the show reflects how the industry is rethinking existing practices and its position in an economy making a hesitant recovery from recent economic hardship, while also adapting to technological and environmental pressures. This year’s event features an expanded accredited conference program and enhanced networking events to provide a platform for industry advancement.

BUILDEX Alberta (architecture & design, construction, property management)

Nov 6 Edison, NJ, US Mid-Atlantic Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference (MABFM2019) ProExpos; Various associations

Sponsored by IFMA, BOMA, IREM, AFE and USGBC, this 14th annual FM event is free to all qualified professionals. The MABFM educational conference offers sessions covering a wide range of topics in 6 tracks: Sustainability; Energy; Facilities Maintenance; Building Commissioning; Health, Safety & Fire Protection; and Special Topics, with CFM credits available from IFMA, CEU credits from AFE, and CPD credits from BOMI. Some 200 exhibitors display innovative products and services necessary to operate, manage, maintain and renovate all types of buildings and facilities.

Mid-Atlantic Buildings and Facilities Management Show and Conference (MABFM2019)

Nov 11 - Nov 12 Louisville, KY, US IIBEC – 2019 Building Envelope Technology Symposium International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC; formerly RCI)

The two-day Symposium on Building Enclosure offers cutting-edge information regarding the design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes, geared towards 300+ building envelope professionals, architects, engineers, contractors and FMs. Open instructor/attendee dialogue is encouraged, and expert speakers offer not only technical data but relevant, practical solutions by referencing real-world examples and specific case histories. Up to 12 IIBEC CEHs and 12 AIA LU/HSW units are available. Representatives from 30+ leading building envelope material manufacturers will discuss the latest technological innovations and their materials’ characteristics and applications. Early Registration ends October 16.

IIBEC – 2019 Building Envelope Technology Symposium

Nov 13 - Nov 15 San Jose, CA, US CoRE Tech 2019 (real estate / facilities / technology) Realcomm

CoRE Tech, the 10th conference on technology, automation and innovation for the corporate real estate (CRE) and facilities industry, convenes proactive, visionary CRE and facilities executives to learn about the latest groundbreaking automation; explore more efficient ways to manage, maintain and operate their space; and discuss technology strategies that will help their organizations achieve their real estate goals. The event features industry speakers from around the globe; an innovative, comprehensive education program; executive briefings and project tours in Silicon Valley; and a Smart Building and Campus Best Practice Case Study Showcase featuring leading tech solutions. This year’s theme of REcalibration focuses on identifying challenges, embracing innovative ideas and discovering new opportunities for how we design, build, lease, operate, transact and use corporate real estate and facilities, with the thought that everyone involved in running a CRE organization must fully understand how this next chapter of the Digital Revolution will affect their role and the organization as a whole. Early Bird rates end September 15.


CoRE Tech 2019 (real estate / facilities / technology)

Nov 13 - Nov 14 Orlando, FL, US NFMT Orlando (facilities management and technology) Building Operating Management magazine (Trade Press Media Group); ROC Exhibitions

From the publisher of Building Operating Management and Maintenance Solutions magazines, NFMT Orlando (which alternates yearly with NFMT Vegas) is a trade show and educational conference for both experienced and new facilities professionals responsible for the management, operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of all types of non-residential buildings. The free (for buyers and specifiers) two-day event convenes some 2,000 facilities professionals from throughout the US and abroad to find the latest FM strategies, solutions and best practices, and to network with peers. The event features 40+ educational sessions (14 CEUs available) in 6 tracks: Energy Management, Asset Management, Technology Trends, Safety & Security Management, Business Management, and Operations & Maintenance Management. Optional pre-conference workshops are offered for a low fee, and a technology-filled expo hall with 100+ suppliers features hands-on presentations and demos of the latest FM products and services.

NFMT Orlando (facilities management and technology)

Nov 18 - Nov 21 Las Vegas, NV, US ISSA Show North America 2019 (cleaning, maintenance, FM) ISSA

Running for nine consecutive decades, this combined international event for the entire cleaning industry focuses on the latest solutions and trends in the areas of cleaning, maintenance, and facilities management, with 16,000+ attendees expected from nearly 70 countries. 100+ education seminars and training workshops address the entire range of topics important in the industry and help attendees build skills, streamline processes, update professional certifications, and get up-to-the-minute perspectives from the experts. 700+ exhibitors from around the world showcase thousands of cost-saving cutting-edge janitorial products and services as well as safety, food service, health care, laundry and warewash, hospitality, office supplies and hardware products, along with specialized outdoor equipment. Numerous networking events are offered. Early Bird registration ends 9/17.

ISSA Show North America 2019 (cleaning, maintenance, FM)

Nov 19 - Nov 22 Atlanta, GA, US Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2019 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC); Informa Exhibitions

USGBC’s Greenbuild is billed the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting-edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities and communities. Themed “A New Living Standard” for 2019, Greenbuild convenes over 20,000 buildings-related professionals and 300+ diverse exhibiting companies from all over the world, spanning commercial and residential engineering and construction professionals, architects, building owners, FMs and others. Three days of extensive educational programming (82% of which has never been presented before), sector-specific summits (NEW: Resilience and Global Health & Wellness), local green building tours, a vast exhibition floor, and ample networking events provide opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. 200+ education sessions, including keynotes and workshops, cover credentialing maintenance needs, with tracks such as Building Performance. Daily keynote speakers include President Barack Obama.

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2019

Nov 20 - Nov 21 New York, NY, US International Security Conference and Exposition East (ISC East 2019) Security Industry Association (SIA)

Counterpart to ISC West in April, ISC East is a premier security industry event for physical, IT and IoT security, convening some 7,000 public safety and security-related professionals to discover security products and technologies, network with peers, and gain valuable education on top emerging security risks. Featuring 20+ sessions, the SIA Education@ISC East Program delivers all-new content on the most current business trends, technologies and latest developments. Technical reps from 300+ brands showcase the latest security equipment, products and services, with exhibits covering everything from video surveillance and access control to IoT and unmanned security.


International Security Conference and Exposition East (ISC East 2019)

Nov 26 - Nov 27 London, United Kingdom Build2Perform Live 2019 (building performance) Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

Build2Perform Live is CIBSE’s 6th annual two-day, free-to-attend dynamic event dedicated to helping built environment professionals and the wider supply chain improve efficiency and save money through effective building services. The event convenes 2,000 total attendees involved in building performance: energy efficiency, heating and ventilation, lighting, public health, commissioning or facilities management (FM). 90+ speakers present 80+ hours of approved CPD content across seven theatres focusing on three key themes within the building performance environment: Design, Deliver, Perform. 70 major manufacturers and suppliers from the building services engineering sector showcase best practice in building performance and demonstrate the latest products and innovations, as well as give CIBSE CPD presentations free to visitors and delegates.


Build2Perform Live 2019 (building performance)

Nov 27 - Nov 28 London, United Kingdom EMEX: The Energy Management Exhibition 2019 EMEX; Energy Managers Association (EMA)

The 6th annual EMEX is the UK meeting place for some 4,500 industrial and commercial energy, sustainability and facilities managers to focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. Supported by BIFM, BSI, SOE, IEMA BPF, BBP and others, the conference provides a platform to share knowledge, technologies and expertise to help find innovative and effective solutions to energy challenges. 80+ seminars, many CPD-accredited, address today’s hot issues across five topical theatres: Best Practice, Career and Training; Sustainability and Climate Change; Built Environment, Technology and Innovation; Strategy, Regulation and Compliance; and Flexible Power Zone. 130+ exhibitors help businesses of all sizes gain efficiency in energy use. Registration is free.

EMEX: The Energy Management Exhibition 2019


December 2019

Dec 4 - Dec 6 Toronto, ON, Canada The Buildings Show (design, construction, property management) Informa Markets

This 30th combined event comprising five shows is billed as North America’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking for the design, construction and property management industries. The shows are: Construct Canada, PM Expo (managing, operating buildings), Homebuilder and Renovator Expo, Buildings Connect (new for 2019, integrated into all shows: proptech innovations), and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion. Some 30,500 trade professionals attend the show annually to discover new innovations across the building industry and to test and source the latest materials, products, tools and technologies from 1,600 Canadian, US and international exhibitors. Attendees choose from 350 seminars, keynotes, summits and roundtables led by a roster of 500 industry experts. Education streams (tracks) include Building Envelope Solutions; Optimizing Building Performance and Enhancing Net Asset Value; Smart Buildings / Technologies and Innovations; Sustainable Design / Environment and High-Performance Buildings; and more.

The Buildings Show (design, construction, property management)

Dec 9 - Dec 12 Clearwater Beach, FL, US 2019 Buildings XIV International Conference ASHRAE; Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Buildings XIV triennial conference focuses on the thermal and moisture performance of the exterior envelope of whole buildings, covering high-impact technologies and processes that are lifecycle cost effective and reduce energy use and environmental consequences, including technical papers and unique case studies. The conference includes two tracks focused on Principles (research and development) and Practices (practical applications and case studies). The conference draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of global experts; it takes place every three years to allow time to develop new research and technology applications and to document findings. It covers such topics as Air Barriers and Air Leakage; Building Envelope Commissioning; Building Retrofit; Building Sustainability and Resilience; Cost Optimization; Daylighting; HVAC-Envelope Integration; Low Energy Buildings; Moisture Management, Durability and Service Life; Monitoring, Modeling and Simulation; and more.

2019 Buildings XIV International Conference

Dec 9 - Dec 12 Marco Island, FL, US International Maintenance Conference (IMC-2019) (reliability) ReliabilityWeb.com; Uptime Magazine

This 34th annual conference and expo convenes 1,000+ maintenance reliability leaders, machine learning masters, physical asset managers and others involved with condition monitoring. Professional development sessions cover all aspects of reliability, condition monitoring, machine learning, asset management, operational excellence, precision maintenance, human capital management and competency-based learning, and can benefit anyone who is responsible for planning, scheduling, managing, or implementing them. Solution providers offer products, services, training and software to advance reliability and asset management, to drive change and performance.


International Maintenance Conference (IMC-2019) (reliability)


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 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 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 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)


April 2020

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 13 - Apr 17 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. This fresh, dynamic educational event is billed as a powerful opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and develop innovative solutions for the increasingly multifaceted layers of FM.

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2020


June 2020

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)


September 2020

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