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EFMC - THE European Facility Management Conference
16 and 17 June 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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THE European Facility Management Conference 2008

Facility Management adding value to core business:
strategies opportunities functionality


Key themes / Business Cases / Best Practice

  • Strategies in a Global World
  • Change Management and Process Orientation
  • Adding Business Value and the Economics of FM
  • Business Continuity and Risk Management
  • Sustainability and Energy Management
  • Customer Services and Quality Management
  • Future Developments: Business and Technology Trends
  • Partnership across Borders
  • Workplace management
  • Usability



Welcome to EFMC 2008 Manchester


The European Facility Management Conference has come of age. The 5th edition in this joint-venture format between host institutions EuroFM and IFMA will take place in the city of Manchester and will most certainly establish a new landmark in the FM profession.
EFMC 2008 expects more than 600 delegates from all over the world in the single mostrelevant facility management event in Europe.

EFMC 2008 in Manchester will be supported by more than 28 FM Professional Associations and 34 universities and research institutions in Europe. In the UK, we are honoured to count, amongst our institutional supporters, with highly recognised institutions such as BIFM, RICS and University of Salford who are actively involved in the project. Other international associations such as BOMA will be participating at EFMC for the first time.


EFMC 2008 at a glance

9 June 2008: Welcome reception (pre evening)

10 June 2008:

  • Welcome notes and keynote speaker
  • Business Conference and Research Symposium (two parallel streams each)
  • Presentation of the four nominees for the European FM Award
  • Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony (European FM Awards / all categories)

11 June 2008:

  • Keynote speaker
  • Business Conference and Research Symposium (two parallel streams each)
  • Presentation of the nominees of the students´ poster session

Both days: exhibition / poster session / networking / technical tours and side events

Business Conference
Using keynote speakers, plenary and parallel sessions the professional conference will focus on the subjects that represent the current business needs within FM: highlighting best practice, relevant case studies and lessons learnt. FM professionals from Europe and abroad will be available to highlight and discuss many important themes which have a bearing on FM today and for the future. The themes will range from core FM business activities to the profession thinking globally and more strategically with many facets to the role of the FM topics relating to business continuity, life cycle management, commercial thinking and planning for the future will all be addressed. The professional conference will also include current thoughts on one of the most relevant current themes, sustainability and energy management. There will, of course, be many other topics discussed and insights shared throughout the conference covering many broader interests from within the FM profession.

Research Symposium
The 7th Annual EuroFM Research Symposium provides an opportunity for the presentation, discussion and critical review of research carried out in member organisations. The Symposium seeks to share findings with a mixed audience of FM practitioners and educators in line with EuroFM's overall objectives. The programme consists out of:

  • Plenary sessions (FM horizons / FM futures)
  • Project workshops (FM in healthcare / Workplace management / FM processes)
  • Research seminar (Usability context, situation, culture and experience)
  • Paper sessions (Sustainability / Added Value)
  • EuroFM postgraduate workshop

Good reasons to attend

  • EFMC 2008 is THE European Facility Management Conference
  • More than 40 top speakers from Europe and abroad
  • Best Practice + Case Studies + Research
  • Up-to-date information and insights
  • Valuable experiences and new ideas
  • Exhibition
  • Welcome reception + Gala dinner
  • European FM Awards ceremony
  • Networking opportunities
  • Technical / study tours

The Manchester Experience

  • A programme of themed visits, hosted by local partners and supported by sponsors will provide the opportunity of understanding key issues being addressed by Facility Management practitioners in Greater Manchester: FM excellence/FM innovation / FM sustainability / FM creativity.
  • The Business Conference, Research Symposium and associated events will also create a physical and virtual learning experience for all participants to share ideas, knowledge and expertise in a community of practice.

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