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Celebrations begin for World FM Day 2019

15 May 2019

Today sees the launch of this year's World FM Day events to celebrate the achievements of the industry and help to raise its profile around the globe.

Recognition for the benefits and value delivered by the FM sector is one of the main requirements highlighted by the PFM Editorial Advisory Board in the drive to address the issue of it being regarded as merely a cost.

This year sees the focus placed on the theme Celebrating Global FM Standards, further emphasising the drive to standardise FM best practice on an international basis.

The day also coincides with the deadline for entries to the PFM Awards Partnership categories.

Among the various national and international efforts is the publishing of a report by IFMA UK featuring comments from 12 FM leaders around the world.

Response is included from contacts in the UK, US, Russia, Poland, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Nigeria, South Africa and Australia.

One of the sections of the report includes response to the question: "If you had to sell FM as a career choice, what would be your sales pitch?"

IFMA UK chapter president Martin Pickard described an FM career as "one of the most diverse and interesting pathways you can follow.

"If you are people-focused, a great problem solver, a terrific communicator and excited by the opportunities brought by change, then you're halfway there in an international profession that can take you from the mailroom to the boardroom."

Workplacefundi owner Andrew Mason, South Africa, said: "As a young FM, new to the industry, you can expect to lead a small team of cleaners, security guards and receptionists in the facility that you look after.

"To do this, you will need leadership skills, so I would sell facility management as one of the quickest routes for our youngest talent to get onto the leadership ladder."

In-Touch Advisory director Stephen Ballestry, Australia, said: "FM is the foremost contributor to a more productive, sustainable and liveable built environment, leaving only one question: 'What role will you play?'"

Those wishing to download the report can do so here.

With events being staged by both individual companies and organisations, this week will also see the launch of research and guidance by IWFM, with more details available here.


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