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World FM Day 2015 is announced

Global FM has announced the date for the 7th annual World FM Day as Wednesday 10 June 2015.

World FM Day is a day of worldwide celebration of facilities management (FM); where FM professionals, teams, companies and representative bodies take part and highlight the important role of FM. The focus for this year, is ‘Building Resilience for the Future’.

Duncan Waddell, chairman of Global FM, commented:

“Around the world we face a variety of challenges whether that’s political upheaval, energy crises, extreme weather or challenging economic conditions – and it’s great facilities management that can help us get through these challenging situations and mitigate the risk to businesses and the general public.

“This year’s theme will help to reinforce and remind the business community, governments and the general public that FM professionals play a key role in building resilience and achieve this in a number of ways. We plan to demonstrate this through a series of events which will take place in our member countries.”

Global FM will be working with its corporate supporter NJW, a provider of global workplace management technology and services, on the World FM Day initiative. NJW will be hosting a one-day conference on 10 June in central London focusing on Workplace Continuity.

Under the ‘Building Resilience for the Future’ theme, World FM Day events will cover aspects such as:

  • Risk and Business Continuity
  • Sustainability
  • Energy Management

Waddell continued:

“Between now and the 10 June our members will start to build on a World FM Day calendar of events. It is hoped that these activities will show the value of facilities management in keeping business operations running in all situations. They will also show how the profession is able to adapt to an evolving business landscape addressing emerging new trends within the sustainability and energy management agendas.”

Events celebrating World FM Day will take place over the week of the 8-12 June. Updates of these activities will be published on Twitter@WorldFMDay #WorldFMDay via the Global FM website www.globalfm.org, and the World FM Day page on Facebook.

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