IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo set for Oct. 18-20 in Houston

Facility management (FM) professionals have until Aug. 25 to save US$100 on registration for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) flagship event: the World Workplace Conference and Expo. The conference, presented by IFMA in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will be held in Houston, Texas, USA, on Oct. 18-20.

2017 marks the first time in the event’s more than 20-year history that it will be held in the home city of IFMA’s Service Center of Excellence global headquarters. Just as Houston has been a key staging point for humanity’s exploration of outer space, World Workplace in Houston will be the launching point for FM professionals into exciting new dimensions of discovery.

Registration for World Workplace is currently open at

What: IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo

When: Oct. 18-20, 2017

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas, USA

World Workplace is the original all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. There’s program value for FM professionals at every point of their careers and across all types of facilities. Although many have tried to imitate its success, World Workplace remains he gold standard for discovering new ideas and technology impacting the FM industry. The 2017 conference theme, “We are FM: A Universe of Possibilities” promises inspiration and education as the global FM community emerges as a unified force for the future of the built environment.

About IFMA

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (134 chapters), industry (16 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or

About RICS

RICS is a global professional body. We promote and enforce the highest professional qualification and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve. The work of our professionals creates a safer world: we are proud of our profession’s reputation and we guard it fiercely.