IFMA Introduces Keynote Speakers One Month Before World Workplace Conference and Expo Arrives in Denver


The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is pleased to introduce the two inspirational speakers who are set to open and close its flagship annual event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo held in Denver, Colorado, USA, Oct. 7-9, 2015. Registration for World Workplace Conference and Expo is currently open at

What: IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo
When: Oct. 7-9, 2015
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado, USA

This year marks IFMA’s 35th year of supporting and advancing the facility management (FM) profession. One important way that IFMA has accomplished this has been by inspiring FM professionals to “Collaborate to Innovate,” — the theme of this year’s conference.

2015.0914.IFMA.WorldWorkplaceOpeningKeynote - Josh LinknerOpening Keynote: Josh Linkner

The opening keynote address will create an atmosphere of excitement for the conference to come. This year, participants will experience a rousing address from Josh Linkner, a tech entrepreneur and investor, best-selling author and weekly contributor to Inc. Magazine, Forbes and the Detroit Free Press. Linkner’s keynote, “Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas Into Powerful Results,” offers practical advice for FM professionals to immediately increase creative output and deliver bottom-line results. Linkner will be available on the expo floor to sign his latest book, “The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation,” immediately following his address.

Closing Keynote: Neil Pasricha

The closing address will inspire attendees to bring the excitement and energy of the conference back to work with them. New York Times bestselling author Neil Pasricha will do just that with his keynote address, “The 3 A’s of Awesome: How to Be Awesome at Work!” Pasricha is a self-made happiness expert and author of the international bestseller, “The Book of Awesome,” who will challenge attendees to raise expectations of themselves and commit to the habit of happiness every day. He will be available to sign his books immediately following his address.

In addition to top keynote talent, participants at World Workplace will enjoy appearances from Denver Bronco cheerleaders and drumliners, the Denver Big Blue Bear and the legendary country music band Sawyer Brown.

For more than 30 years, IFMA’s World Workplace has been leading groundbreaking discussions on the management of facilities, FM teams and workplace projects. Held annually, World Workplace addresses topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment. It is widely considered to be the marquee facility management conference in the world. For more information, visit the event’s website at

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. The association’s members, represented in 134 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or