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Celebrate World FM Day – next Thursday

17 June 2010

Events are to be held around the world to mark the second World FM Day on Thursday 24th June.

The World FM Day is a Global FM initiative to celebrate the importance of the FM profession. It aims at raising the FM profession profile around the globe, promoting facilities management’s ideals, not only within the profession and industry, but also among the governments and the general business community. Different FM related Associations all over the world will celebrate World FM Day, on 24 June 2010, by organizing events, such as luncheons, seminars and workshops, or by undertaking any other activity to celebrate and promote facilities management.
In London the BIFM is holding evening event that  will start with an opening from CEO Ian Fielder, who will be providing an overview of World FM Day and will showcase the ‘World FM Day Video’. click here. The evening will be facilitated by David Millar, Business Development Director at HOCHTIEF Facility Management and BIFM Chair of the International Special Interest Group (SIG).
Dave Wilson, director of Agents4FM and committee member of the BIFM International SIG, who will be discussing ‘The Tightrope Walk-Working with Cultural Diversity’.
The evening then rounds off with a showcase of the photography competition entries, followed by a closing drinks reception, allowing plenty of time for networking.
The event is to be held at Steelcase UK, 77-79 Farringdon Road, London, EC1M 3JU from 5.30pm – 8pm. Contact Nadia Ismail on  nadia.ismail@bifm.org.uk  or tel: 0845 058 1356 for details.
World FM Day objectives include: 
 To draw attention to the aims, objectives and progress of the facilities management profession around the globe;
 To highlight the valuable contributions sound facilities management has made and is making to sustainable global communities; productive, safe, healthy and secure work environments; and local and global economies;
 To give worldwide coverage to the ideals of facilities management, not only within the profession and industry, but also to governments and among the general public.
Several events were held last year around the world including UK and Australia. Click here to see the World FM Day 2009 video
This year the events range from lunch debates, to twitter discussions and social events and details will be posted on the Gloabl FM website www.globalfm.org.
This years' World FM Day will focus on FMs key role in building organisational performance and the BIFM is encouraging all its groups and regions to join together and celebrate World FM Day.
Steve Gladwin, chairman of Global FM said: "This year we are optimistic that individual Facility Managers, FM teams and FM Companies will use World FM Day as a way of promoting the strategic value that FM brings to many organisations."
Download a copy of the World FM Day brochure click here


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