It’s one of the New Year’s traditions here at Infraspeak. After the 2018 and 2019 editions, here is our list of the best Facility Management conferences you can’t miss in 2020!
Best Facility Management Conferences in the UK and Europe
One of the trends in Facility Management (FM) for 2020 is smart workplaces — more effective for companies, more comfortable for their employees. This holistic view of FM as a source of well-being is the main theme of Workplace Futures, which will take place on February 20th in Westminster, London. In addition to listening to subject matter experts and case studies, the late afternoon is reserved for networking.
3rd – 4th March
The new name incorporates several conferences, including FM Ireland. This is a great opportunity to learn about European best practices, new technologies, products, services and suppliers for your business.
18th – 20th March
One of the best conferences on Facility Management in Europe returns on the 18th and 20th of March to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The overall theme of the conference is the future of FM, the challenges of global warming and the kind of workplace that new generations are looking for. The plan is not yet closed and there is still time for you to register to become a partner or sponsor, but the tickets are already on sale. Judging from previous years, it will be 3 intense days with the world’s leading Facility Management specialists.
28th – 30th April
The Facilities Event is called the “UK’s most important Facility Management event”. There are conferences, events, dozens of companies presenting their proposals and many networking opportunities. It’s completely free, but it’s recommended to pre-register.
19th – 21st May
Facilities Show is above all an opportunity to find new solutions for maintenance, security, energy management, technologies, and new software. The registration, either to participate or to visit, is not yet open (at the date on which this list was created), but keep an eye out, because you won’t want to miss it!
26th – 27th May
One of the best conferences on maintenance — specifically on industrial maintenance — in the Iberian Peninsula, which in 2020 will focus on Industry 4.0 innovations.
The European Management Facility Network conference takes place every year in one of the member countries, but the date and place for 2020 have not yet been announced at this time. The 2019 edition of EFMC took place in Dublin from 12th to 14th June.
The only conference on Facility Management in Portugal, organised by the Portuguese Association of Facility Management (APFM), has not yet been announced for 2020. The 2019 edition took place in October at the Nova School of Business and Economics, in Carcavelos.
Best Facility Management Conferences in the Rest of the World
3rd – 5th April
The Asian counterpart of World Workplace Europe that happens in Amsterdam. This is an opportunity to get to know the fastest growing Facility Management market in the world. This year’s conference focuses on digital innovations.
14th – 16th April
This is the conference for professionals who want to get to know the best practices to increase the efficiency of the company and the productivity of its technicians. With a very educational focus, it’s three intensive days of learning.
2nd – 4th June
It is the biggest Facility Management conference in Africa. It returns with “Vision 2020” and the best technologies to stay at the forefront in the future, with a special focus on the South African market.
15th – 17th September
The biggest Facility Management conference in the Middle East, with around 5000 participants every year. The conference offers certified workshops and a unique opportunity to network in an expanding market.
30th September – 2nd October
The International Facility Management Association’s global conference celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020. Registration to make a presentation at the conference is open until the 10th of February 2020 (there’s still time!), but you can now register to visit.