International Facility Management Assn.
Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international assn. for facility management professionals, supporting more than 23,500 members in 94 countries. The assn.’s members, represented in 130 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. To meet its mission to “advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities,” on an annual basis IFMA: » Certifies facility managers through three credentialing programs. » Produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition, and Facility Fusion, a more intimate gathering of FM professionals with powerful networking and a fusion of education, leadership training, best practices and an exposition. » Conducts research that strengthens the knowledge and skills of FM professionals while advancing the FM profession. » Provides a wide range of educational courses from entry-level programs to those for highly experienced facility managers.