Events are like the Olympics for industry professionals – an opportunity to gather around, travel and see some of the world’s best at work. 

2023 is finally the year when every major event returns to its physical form and people from all over the world can attend in person and network all day long. 

Industry trends are debated, the future is shaped and some friends are made along the way. Come with us and find out what are the major events for facility managers in 2023.

Facility Management conferences in Europe

⚙️ The Cleaning Show 2023, 14-16 March, London

UK’s most significant cleaning & hygiene show is back and bigger than ever. It is the longest-running event in the UK dedicated to Facilities Management and is organised by the British Cleaning Council. Besides the innumerous conferences and stands, the Cleaning Show also hosts the Window Cleaning World Cup, a competition in which teams attempt to clean 3 windows in the quickest possible fashion.

⚙️ The Safety & Security Event Series 2023, 25-27 April, Birmingham

When April comes, Birmingham is the centre of the world for all things related to safety, security and facilities. With both public and private partners, this is a major series of events concerning Facility Management, amongst several other areas. There are 6 major events within the series: The Health & Safety Event, the National Cyber Security Show, The Security Event, The Fire Safety Event, the Professional Security Officer Live, and The Workplace Event.

⚙️ The Workplace Event, 25-27 April, Birmingham

Although is a part of the Safety & Security Event Series, The Workplace Event is worth a mention itself. Any Facility Manager in Europe and overseas should head to Birmingham in April. First of all, we’ll be there and we want to connect with every single one of you out there. Also, the 2023 edition of the event is shooting for the stars: the new Workplace Leaders Summit is headlining the programme and there will be new features and zones on top of an event that was already packed with things to do. 

⚙️ The Facilities Show 2023, 16-18 May, London

Just 2 months after the Cleaning Show, Excel London hosts another major event – The Facilities Show. As the organisation puts it, it is an event to “experience the latest technology and solutions, network with thousands of facilities management professionals and stay on top of legislation and best practices.”

On top of that, Infraspeak will be there! Come and meet us for a coffee. Or tea. Or whatever you fancy. 

⚙️ This Week in Facilities Management Events, All year long, UK is a major outlet when it comes to news and information for facility managers and workplaces. Throughout the year, as usual, they are hosts to some interesting networking clubs and awards shows, besides two major events in which Infraspeak will be featured – The Facilities Industry Annual Summer River Boat Party on July 13th and the Facilities Industry Charity Boxing Night Black Tie Dinner. They are both bigger than ever, with hundreds of valuable guests in the same place networking and driving innovation forward. Be sure to don’t miss out on them!

⚙️ IFM Tour 2023, From February to May, in several locations worldwide

Infraspeak’s Intelligence for Maintenance Tour is back and more special than ever. An event series focused on networking, industry analysis, and shaping the future of Facilities Management in a collaborative, innovative way. From Cape Town to Madrid, from São Paulo to Paris, the IFM Tour will happen on 3 continents and 7 countries (you can check the full schedule here).

With the pandemic now being almost yesterday’s news, this time we focus on Maintenance 5.0 in an aligned, collaborative fashion. Let’s spark a conversation on how no company is an island – success comes from teamwork, a holistic approach and partnerships based on transparency, trust and innovation.

⚙️ IFM Virtual Event 2023, 26 January, virtual event

You can’t make it to any of the aforementioned events? Or you just can’t get enough networking and knowledge-soaking opportunities? 

Worry not, because we’ve got you covered. 

The IFM Virtual Event will be available in 4 languages – Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English – and will feature a major announcement from Infraspeak. Prepare yourself to be on the front row of a revolutionary platform unveiling – one that will address and solve a life-long puzzle in the way managers and vendors collaborate.

Facility Management conferences and events in South America

⚙️ InfraFM 2023, 4-5 May, São Paulo

One of the major events in Latin America when it comes to facility management, the InfraFM 2023 will happen in May and promises an unmatched networking opportunity to professionals related to facility, property & workplace management across South America. 

⚙️ ABRAFAC Congress & Expo, 15-16 August, São Paulo

The Brazilian Association for facility management, property & workplace has its very own Congress & Expo and it usually is a hidden gem. Two days of intense debate on the future of the industry, networking and an expo to explore partnership opportunities, and for job hunters and companies to meet each other and kickstart cooperation. 

⚙️ LATAM Retail Show, 13-15 September, São Paulo

São Paulo really is Latin America’s hottest place when it comes to events. LATAM Retail Show is the greatest retail event in that part of the world and in 2023 it’s once again back in phygital format, promising to debate intensively the changes the pandemic brought to the retail sector in the last few years.

⚙️ CONEDU, 12-14 October, João Pessoa

A public event on Science, Technology & Sustainability that usually sets the stage for important conversations regarding the future of those topics in Brazil. Loads of scientific knowledge were produced in the last 8 iterations of the event and this year we expect no less. E-books, posters and scientific papers will spark innovation and bring universities and academics to get together with professionals and industry leaders.

Featuring the same characteristics and focus, Brazil is also host to two other major events – the Geduc, between March 29 and 31, and the Expoeduc, between July 27 and 29

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