October 2020

Oct 25 - Oct 28 Phoenix, AZ, US 7×24 Exchange 2020 Fall Conference (data centers) 7x24 Exchange International

Themed “The Mission Critical Evolution” for 2020, this annual fall 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.

[The 7×24 Exchange 2020 Spring Conference June 7-10 was folded into this already scheduled event.]

7×24 Exchange 2020 Fall Conference (data centers)

Oct 27 - Oct 29 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.

[*This event was postponed from April 21-23, 2020, to October 27-29, 2020. The venue remains unchanged.*]


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


November 2020

Nov 18 - Nov 19 New York, NY, US International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC East) 2020; ASIS NYC Security Industry Association (SIA); ASIS NYC

Counterpart to ISC West in April, ISC East is a premier security industry event for physical, IT and IoT security, convening some 7,500+ 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 30+ accredited sessions, the SIA Education@ISC East Program delivers all-new content on the most current business trends, technologies and latest developments. Technical reps from 350+ brands showcase the latest security equipment, products and services, with exhibits covering everything from video surveillance and access control to IoT and unmanned security.

Co-located Events for 2020:

International Security Conference and Exposition (ISC East) 2020; ASIS NYC


January 2021

Jan 25 - Jan 27 Chicago, IL, US International Air-conditioning/Heating/Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2021 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE); Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

The AHR Expo and ASHRAE Winter Conference (January 23–27) event is a major annual HVACR marketplace, convening some 60,000 industry professionals and 2,100 exhibitors.

International Air-conditioning/Heating/Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2021


March 2021

Mar 1 - Mar 3 Prague, Czech Republic ASIS Europe 2021 (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.

[This event was rescheduled from April 2020.]

ASIS Europe 2021 (security)


April 2021

Apr 6 - Apr 8 Singapore, Singapore IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2021 Conference and Exhibition International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter; RICS

Part of IFMA’s successful World Workplace series of international events, the World Workplace Asia 2021 interactive event comprises a conference covering the latest trends and developments, and a tradeshow with product demonstrations, with professional networking opportunities available.

[This event was rescheduled from April 2020.]

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia 2021 Conference and Exhibition

Apr 19 - Apr 21 Washington, DC, US Connex2021 (multi-site FM) Connex, The Multi-Site Facilities Network (formerly PRSM)

Connex2021 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.

Connex2021 (multi-site FM)

Apr 20 - Apr 22 Boston, MA, US IFMA’s Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2021 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.

[This event was rescheduled from April 2020.]

IFMA’s Facility Fusion Conference and Expo 2021


June 2021


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November 2021


June 2022

Jun 21 - Jun 23 Las Vegas, NV, US LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2022) (lighting design, products, tech) International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD); Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

The annual LIGHTFAIR is a premier annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference where light, technology and design converge. LIGHTFAIR alternates between East Coast and West Coast sites.

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI 2022) (lighting design, products, tech)