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Date announced for World FM Day 2017

09 January 2017

Global FM, the alliance for facilities management (FM) associations worldwide, has announced 17th May 2017 as the date for the next World FM Day

Each year, World FM Day showcases the vital work FM professionals and the FM sector contribute to businesses worldwide whilst raising the profile of the FM profession across the globe.

The theme for 2017 will be ‘Enabling Positive Experiences’ and will highlight how facilities management plays an integral role in positive customer, client and employee experience in all sectors, whether it is residential, sport, workplace, healthcare or any other.

Duncan Waddell, chairman of Global FM, said: “The 2017 theme emphasises facilities management’s significant role in setting and managing the scene for and delivering exceptional customer experiences worldwide across multiple sectors. The breadth of sectors impacted by FM is everywhere and there are examples in travel and tourism, residential, entertainment, leisure, health, education and commerce, as well as the wider workplace.

“The often unforeseen and disruptive forces in today’s world must be anticipated and managed to ensure stability and success in whatever sectors people seek the deliverables of the FM and their teams to ensure that outcomes and outputs of facilities meet expectations to enhance life whether it is at work, rest or play.”

Will Bowen, chairman of the Global FM Task Force, added: “FM often delivers through adversity, with a requirement for a high degree of technical know-how, from a receptionist to an engineer, to a contract manager to a cleaner, and many other trades. We would encourage all of these people to celebrate World FM Day and how they as FM professionals enable positive experiences.”

Full details of all the World FM Day 2017 celebrations will be posted on www.globalfm.org

The Global FM website will be able to provide details of:

  • Joining a World FM Day event
  • Hosting events, large or small, physical or virtual, and showcasing these on the Global FM world map
  • Celebrating FM success by posting events, stories and photos to the #WorldFMDay hash tag and connecting with @WorldFMDay on Twitter during the week of celebrations 15-19 May 2017
 
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