define the demand
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management (FM) professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, and provides educational programs, content resources, networking and conferences.
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is a global professional body. Founded in 1868 RICS accredits 125,000 professionals in 148 countries, promoting and enforcing the highest professional standards in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Incorporated by a Royal Charter RICS is required to promote the public advantage. The name promises the consistent delivery of professional standards – bringing confidence to global markets. There is global demand for our professional credentials underpinned by ethical principles and independent regulation.
The IFMA-RICS collaboration represents the most significant evolution in the history of facility management, providing an unprecedented level of industry support to meet the growing demands of the 25 million FM practitioners around the world.
The strength of IFMA in the FM sector complements that of RICS in the wider built environment. By extending its global reach in FM, RICS can support the establishment of FM as an attractive career option for the next generation and, together with IFMA, provide a talent path to drive best practices around the world. Leveraging RICS’ focus on standards serves a unique fit for IFMA to unify strategy across the life cycle of the built environment, helping facility managers get a seat at the table earlier and more often.
IFMA and RICS offer educational and networking events for facility management practitioners worldwide.
In addition to summits, leaders forums and other face-to-face events, IFMA and RICS are collaborating to produce World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
30 May – 1 June, 2017
Houston, Texas, USA
IFMA and RICS are collaborating to deliver content on all topics related to the built environment to help professionals stay current on industry trends and insights.
FM Research and Benchmarking Institute IFMA and RICS are developing key research resources to eliminate limitations and gaps in market insight for the FM industry. These efforts will consist of new IFMA-RICS joint research reports, benchmarking projects, FM toolkits and more to meet the heightened demands of the sector.
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