NEW EUROPEAN CHAPTERS FOR IFMA
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) continues to grow its global community while improving the scope and service to existing component groups. IFMA’s global board of directors approved petitions to form new chapters in France and Croatia. The Religious Facilities Council has been renamed the Nonprofit Facilities Council, expanding its constituency and services, and the Health Care Council — until recently, the Health Care Institute — has been restored to full council status.
Chapters and councils, along with communities, are focused networking groups within IFMA. Collectively called components, these groups allow members to connect based on geography (chapters), facility type or industry sector in which they practice (councils), or specialization within FM (communities).
“As IFMA continues to grow and unify the global FM community, the value to our members, partners and collaborators increases,” said Graham Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS, Chair of IFMA’s global board of directors. “I’m extremely proud of the hard work that has both expanded the localized support IFMA can offer into two new European countries, and also extended IFMA’s value to FM professionals who work in health care and nonprofit facilities. It’s an exciting time to be in FM as IFMA works to overcome fragmentation in our industry.”
New chapters: France and Croatia
Just months after the creation of an IFMA chapter in the UK, two more bids for chapter in France and Croatia were approved, bringing the total chapter count in Europe to 12. IFMA chapters offer local connections for FM professionals while at the same times contributing regional perspectives to the global FM community.
Continuing to build on collaborative relationships in Europe, IFMA is joining its alliance partner FM Netherlands in hosting the World Workplace Europe Meets Facility for Future Conference and Expo, 20th -22nd March 2019 at the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam.