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Industry prepares for World FM Day 2017

08 May 2017

Taking place on 17 May and coinciding with the deadline to enter PFM Awards 2017, next week will see a number of events to celebrate World FM Day.

With industry bodies and companies around the world joining in the celebrations, the initiative aims to raise the profile of the FM sector and its vital work in all areas.

Estimates for the UK FM sector include a contribution of 7% to the UK overall GDP, with employment figures of up to 10% of the working population.

Despite its significant contribution, the sector continues to experience lack of understanding regarding the effect it has on business, the economy and society, says BIFM.

The World FM Day theme this year is Enabling Positive Experiences, with the aim of emphasising FM's central role in delivering positive customer, client and employee experiences in all areas.

A number of special events have been organised by BIFM around the UK to help deliver the message and publicise World FM Day.

These include activities by both regional groups and the BIFM Special Interest Groups, combined with report and insights from FM professionals around the world.

A number of case studies will also be published, profiling the people that work in the industry and the many ways FM professionals positively impact on others in a variety of ways.

Further details of BIFM activities can be obtained by calling 01279 712620 or emailing

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