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IFMA, RICS launch FM event for first time in Dubai

The event will bring together senior level FM experts, strategies and solutions in an interactive, one-day learning and networking event at the Shangri-La, Dubai

Robert Jackson, RICS regional director.
Robert Jackson, RICS regional director.

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has partnered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to bring the World Workplace Forum, a dedicated event for the facilities management industry, to Dubai for the first time.

World Workplace Forum: Middle East will bring together senior level FM experts, strategies and solutions in an interactive, one-day learning and networking event at the Shangri-La, Dubai on 18 May, 2017.

The event will explore how international best practices can influence asset management strategies in the region.

Robert Jackson, RICS regional director, said: “To enable the region to manage its ambitious growth and the increase in asset stock effectively, it is essential that the industry embraces a model of strategic asset management. This change in approach will have a direct impact on the efficiency of buildings and ultimately corporate performance and profitability.

The event is the first in the region since IFMA and RICS’ recent global collaboration. In April of 2016, the two organisations announced a collaboration which will provide an unprecedented level of industry support to meet the growing demands of the 25 million FM practitioners around the world

The collaboration also offers a single suite of professional qualifications in facility management, providing global recognition for FMs of all educational backgrounds, skills, work experiences and career goals.

“This event will be the first of its kind in the region and we are looking forward to welcoming a number of international participants who will be sharing their experiences with the delegates,” Jackson added
 

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