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Nigerian conference highlights FM best practice

15 May 2008

The second conference in a series on Facility Management in Nigeria supports the latest Chapter of IFMA Abuja Nigeria in the country's new capital city. Mike Liddle reports.

Last week in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria the Corporate FM Alliance ran another two-day conference on “Managing the built environment”, the second in the series of conferences on Facility Management best practice. The meeting was attended by over 60 people from the Ministry of Public works, National Sports Commission, the Federal Capital Development Authority, private companies and financial institutions.

The conference was very much an IFMA network success with all the speakers being prominent members of IFMA and the programme being supported by the latest Chapter of IFMA Abuja Nigeria. The organisation was led by Mike Liddle of Business & Facilities UK, Collins Osayamwen of Sheltercare FM Consult of Nigeria and David Martinez of 3G Office Spain, all founding partners of the Corporate FM Alliance a partnership set up to provide strategic Real Estate and FM advice with local delivery throughout EMEA.

The meeting was opened with an address from Engineer M S Alhassan FNSE Executive Secretary to the Federal Capital Development Authority one of the driving forces behind the development of the new Capital of Nigeria Abuja. The programme included many case studies of best practice in EMEA including the the Court complex in Catalonya Spain which is the largest PFI in Europe, the Microsoft EMEA outsource, Imation reorganisation and the development of PFI in Europe.

The audience, as ever were very interactive and with the very witty delivery from David Martinez of 3G Office Spain the event was enjoyed by all. At the end of the conference the audience set the agenda for the next conference to concentrate on Key Performance Indicators, Service Level Agreements and an interactive workshop on outsourcing.

Pictured are from left to right Samson Opaluwah Chapter President IFMA Abuja Nigeria. Mike Liddle Board Member IFMA Consultants Council globally, Collins Osayamwen Secretary IFMA Abuja Chapter IFMA Consultants Council globally and David Martinez Secretary to IFMA Spain.

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