Top 50 Facilities Management Conferences to Attend in 2018

Facilities management has become vital to the success of organizations today, as managing and maintaining facilities helps streamline operations, save money on repairs with regular maintenance, and improve the health and safety of workers. Effective facilities management teams increase efficiency and assist in developing strategic planning initiatives to cut costs and increase productivity. From compliance to maintenance, facilities managers play a crucial role in the daily operations of organizations today.
To help your facilities management teams increase efficiency and efficacy, you need to encourage them to attend professional development events and conferences. We have rounded up 50 of the top facilities management conferences around the globe for 2018 to help you choose the events that are most relevant to your needs. To make our list, the conferences must be educational, well established, and highly reviewed. Of course, they are offered by industry leaders and feature speakers who are authorities in the field. To help you fill your calendar quickly, we have categorized our top 50 facilities management conferences by quarter and listed them chronologically by category. Thus, our 50 facilities management conferences are not ranked or rated in any way.
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Quarter 1 Facilities Management Conferences

1. IFMA SFP Part I of III Strategy & Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
@IFMA
February 27-28
Aurora, CO
IFMA SFP Part I of III Strategy & Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) empowers facility professionals around the globe to improve business and lives. On February 27-28, the Denver chapter of the IFMA offers part of the Sustainability Facility Professional credential program to help facility managers become stronger leaders in creating, managing, and operating sustainable facilities. This conference is ideal for FMs who want to achieve a higher level of sustainable performance. Please note, this is the first of three classes, and the SPF is not available by individual parts, so you must register at the beginning of Part I and continue with all parts. Part II – Managing Sustainable Facilities will be held March 27-28, and Part III – Operating Sustainable Facilities will be held April 24-25. All classes are held at the University of Colorado, and lunch, books, and materials are provided.
Cost to Attend:

  • IFMA Members: $2,000 (all classes)
  • Non-IFMA Members: $2,700 (all classes)

2. WASBO Facilities Management Conference
@WisconsinASBO
February 27-28
Wisconsin Dells, WI
WASBO Facilities Management Conference
The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) supports everyone serving on the business side of school operations throughout the state’s school districts. Their one-and-a-half-day conference offers classes designed for school facility, school operations and maintenance, and school business professionals. Attendees also enjoy visiting the resource area where service affiliates showcase products and services. The WASBO Facilities Management Conference also features 24 sessions covering maintenance, operations, and safety best practices for school facilities and business professionals, and breakout sessions cover topics such as legal issues involving access and use of school district property and building automation.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
3. Facilities Management Strategy
@BIFM_UK
March 1-2
London, United Kingdom
Facilities Management Strategy
The Professional Body for Facilities Management (BIFM) promotes excellence in FM for the benefit of practitioners, the economy, and society. The BIFM Academy offers a two-day course, Facilities Management Strategy, to help you develop your ability to think strategically using the latest tools of strategic business management and gain insights to improve your FM strategies and gain a competitive advantage.  This course includes refreshments and lunch.
Cost to Attend:

  • BIFM Members: £650 +VAT
  • Non-BIFM Members: £750 +VAT

4. RFMA 2018
@RFMA
March 4-6
Phoenix, AZ
RFMA 2018
The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) is the sole association created by and for restaurant facility management professionals. Their annual conference is slated to take place in Phoenix. Over the course of three days, you will build relationships, learn from speakers and education sessions, and share knowledge and network with peers, vendors, and other industry authorities while gathering new resources.
Cost to Attend:

  • Restaurant Members
    • $275 before March 3
    • $425 on-site
  • Non-Members
    • $375 before March 3
    • $525 on-site

5. FM Ireland 2018
@FMIexpo
March 6-7
Dublin, Ireland
FM Ireland 2018
FM Ireland marks the 10th anniversary of the Facilities Management Ireland Exhibition an Conference. This conference is free to attend and joins together buyers and decision makers in FM, health and safety, fire safety, and security. You’ll find the latest industry solutions in one place, see new products and technology from leading vendors under one roof, and network with industry experts. FM Ireland also offers educational seminars on the latest FM issues and key insights from thought leaders and service providers.
Cost to Attend: FREE
6. NESEA BulidingEnergy Boston
@NESEA_org
March 7-9
Boston, MA
NESEA BulidingEnergy Boston
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) advances sustainable building and energy practices in the Northeast and connects professionals to ideas, opportunities, and one another. Their Building Energy Boston event is a conference and trade show that is considered a leading event for professionals and practitioners in high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Join more than 2,000 FM professionals, industry leaders, and emerging professionals to learn and share ideas and insights. The new trade show format features 60 exhibitors.
Cost to Attend: NESEA members receive 10% off the registration price

  • Regular Full Rate 2018 Pass: $650
  • Regular Thursday Only Pass: $425
  • Regular Friday Only Pass: $425

7. NSPMA 2018 National Conference and Expo
@nspma
March 11-14
Atlantic City, NJ
NSPMA 2018 National Conference and Expo
The National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) strives for excellence in education through professional facility management. Their four-day conference and expo will take place at the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Presentations will focus on a Facilities Masters track and over topics including facility management and preventive maintenance, energy management, green schools, and school safety. Speakers will cover a range of topics, and attendees will have the opportunity to network and participate in break-out sessions.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
8. Central Valley Facilities Expo
@Facilities_Expo
March 14-15
Modesto, CA
Central Valley Facilities Expo
The Facilities Expo connects facilities, maintenance, and energy mangers with local industry experts. The Central Valley Facilities Expo features Managing Green Buildings and addresses the needs of facilities engineering, maintenance, and energy management professionals from a broad range of industries. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with representatives offering cost-effective, cutting-edge, reliable products and solutions in the exhibit hall both days.
Cost to Attend: FREE
9. New York Build 2018
@NewYorkBuild
March 19-20
New York, NY
New York Build 2018
New York Build is a leading construction and design expo focusing on the New York City and tai-state area. Join attendees at the River Pavilion in the Javits Center to learn from key decision makers and influencers in the construction and development sector. Specialized summits include sustainability, infrastructure, health and safety, flooding, and more. Attendees represent several sectors, such as plant and machinery, infrastructure, building, fire safety, sustainability, and interior and fit out. You’ll have the chance to meet with more than 150 industry-leading suppliers and gain access to innovative solutions.
Cost to Attend: FREE
10. Smart Buildings Innovation Conference
@SBIConference
@nfmt_conference
March 20-22
Baltimore, MD
Smart Buildings Innovation Conference
A free conference co-located with the NFMT Conference, the Smart Buildings Innovation Conference focuses on smart, sustainable facility management. This new show features three days’ worth of curated, in-depth education to help you improve the efficiency, sustainability, and comfort of facilities today and in the future. The multi-faceted agenda delivers insights into creating highly automated facilities, reducing energy consumption, increasing comfort and security, and applying data and smart analytics for optimal performance.
Cost to Attend: FREE
11. NFMT 2018
@nfmt_conference
March 20-22
Baltimore, MD
NFMT 2018
The National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo is the event where facility professionals come to learn. NFMT 2018 is co-located with the smart Buildings Innovation Conference (see above) and offers three days of education, networking opportunities, and an expo hall that can’t be beat. Your free registration gives you access to more than 125 educational sessions, the largest FM expo, facility tours, networking event, and more.
Cost to Attend:

  • NFMT 2018: FREE
  • NFMT Membership: $99
  • Pre-Conference Workshops: $149

12. IFMA Facility Fusion 2018 Conference & Expo
@IFMA
March 20-22
Chicago, IL
IFMA Facility Fusion 2018 Conference & Expo
IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo promises to deliver a dynamic, multi-dimensional experience. Explore strategies, tactics, operations, and soft services as you join industry innovators, workplace game changers, emerging professionals, and mid-to-senior-level facility managers to discuss and understand the multiple layers of FM.
Cost to Attend: Early Bird Discounts available before February 20

  • IFMA Member One-Day Registration: $250
  • IFMA Member Full Event Registration: $550
  • IFMA Member Full Event – VIP Registration: $700
  • Non-Member One Day Registration: $350
  • Non-Member Full Event Registration: $750
  • Non-Member Full Event – VIP Registration: $900

13. GLOBALCON 2018 Conference and Expo
@AEE
March 21-22
Boston, MA
GLOBALCON 2018
Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, a nonprofit professional energy engineering society, GLOBALCAON is a conference that provides the latest hands-on information for improving your energy management program. Attendees quickly get up to speed on the latest innovative technologies available and learn from industry and government leaders who speak about strategic energy directions of global importance. The two-day conference program takes place in conjunction with a full series of AEE training seminars that qualify for CEU, PDH, and AEE credits toward recertification.
Cost to Attend:

  • AEE Member/Government/Nonprofit Price: $795
  • Non-Member Price: $895
  • Student Price: $195
  • International Individual Price (outside the U.S.): $495

14. 2018 PDC Summit
@ASHEAHA
March 25-28
Nashville, TN
2018 PDC Summit
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) present the PDC Summit, an event that welcome senior leaders in all areas of healthcare planning, design, and construction to focus on creating value for the healthcare built environment. Attendees connect with colleagues and network to learn innovative strategies for increasing the flexibility of healthcare. Pre-conference programs also are available for an additional fee and contact hours or CEUs; see the pricing page for more information.
Cost to Attend: Please note, all attendees are eligible to attend the PDC Summit Welcome Reception Sunday, March 25 from 6-8 pm

  • ASHE or AIA Member Full Conference Registration: $1,050 (16.25 contact hours or 1.625 CEUs)
  • Non-Member Full Conference Registration: $1,250 16.25 contact hours or 1.625 CEUs)
  • DOD/VA Full Conference Registration: $525 16.25 contact hours or 1.625 CEUs)
  • Full-Time Student Full Conference Registration: $300 16.25 contact hours or 1.625 CEUs)

Quarter 2 Facilities Management Conferences

15. Interlink 2018
April 8-11
Dallas, TX
Interlink 2018
The Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management (TAHFM) is the state chapter representing the American Society of Healthcare Engineering & Association for the Healthcare Environment. Their annual Interlink conference will take place at The Westin Galleria in April 2018 and focus on the opportunities and problems that are unique to healthcare facilities managers. Interlink 2018 will deliver quality content, opportunities to discuss emerging issues and best practices, and networking time with colleagues, vendors, and consultants across a range of healthcare issues. The multitrack program is designed for facility managers, project managers, engineering and maintenance personnel, administrators, safety officers, risk managers, architects, and engineers. this year, Interlink will feature a compliance, operations, and a quality improvement track.
Cost to Attend:

  • Early Bird by February 23
    • Facility Manager Member: $425
    • Facility Manager Non-Member: $525
    • Industry Association Member: $500
    • Industry Association Non-Member: $600
  • Regular Registration by March 30
    • Facility Manager Member: $475
    • Facility Manager Non-Member: $575
    • Industry Association Member: $550
    • Industry Association Non-Member: $650

16. PRSM National Conference
@PRSMAssociation
April 9-11
Nashville, TN
PRSM National Conference
The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on multi-site retail facilities management, empowers professionals by delivering industry-best practice, education, forums, and partnership. Their national conference takes place in April in Nashville, and offers best-in-class education sessions and networking events. This is the largest multi-site retail and restaurant FM conference, and it hosts more than 300 qualified exhibitors under one roof. Attendees especially enjoy the added networking and educational opportunities, including the professional development workshops, golf, charity events, hockey, and more.
Cost to Attend:

  • PRSM Retailer Member Full Conference, Early Bird: $299 by February 19
  • Retail Non-Member Full Conference, Early Bird: $649 by February 19
  • Non-Exhibiting Supplier Member with company annual sales volume <$500K: $1,750
  • Non-Exhibiting Supplier Member with company annual sales volume >$500K: $3,000
  • Non-Exhibiting Supplier Non-Member: $5,500

17. The Facilities Event
April 10-12
Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Facilities Event
The Facilities Event is a facilities management conference the provides the FM community with the opportunity to join senior decision makers and purchase influencers from across the UK’s industrial, commercial, and public sectors. The event also offers a range of educational content and exhibitors, making it a must-attend event for facilities professionals. Join 5,000 visitors and visit 200 exhibitors while experiencing 20 hours of free conferences and seminars and 30 outstanding speakers at The Facilities Event.
Cost to Attend: FREE
18. ISC West
@ISCEvents
April 10-13
Las Vegas, NV
ISC West
The International Security Conference & Exposition is a leading physical security event, showcasing the market dynamics of integration with cybersecurity, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), drones, and robots. ISC West is the largest security industry trade show in the United States, offering attendees the opportunity to network with more than 30,000 security professionals through new products and technologies from more than 1,000 exhibitors and brands. Learn more about securing your facilities and the technologies to help you do it at ISC West.
Cost to Attend:

  • One-Day Package Early Bird: $425 by February 23
  • Two-Day Package Early Bird: $625 by February 23
  • Full Three-Day Package Early Bird: $825 by February 23

19. Oregon School Facilities Management Association Annual Conference
April 11-13
Albany, OR
Oregon School Facilities Managemnet Association Annual Conference
The Oregon School Facilities Management Association (OSFMA) is an organization of school facilities maintenance professionals working to promote and develop the highest degree of professionalism in the maintenance, operations, planning, and safety of school facilities. Their annual conference will be held in April 2018 at the Linn County Expo Building on the Linn County Fairgrounds. Please note, the whole conference registration fee includes three meals Wednesday; breakfast, lunch, and the reception Thursday, and breakfast Friday.
Cost to Attend:

  • Whole Conference (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) Member Registration: $100
  • Whole Conference (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) Non-Member Registration: $140
  • Wednesday Only Member Registration: $50
  • Wednesday Only Non-Member Registration: $50
  • Thursday Only Member Registration: $50
  • Thursday Only Non-Member Registration: $80

20. Total Facilities
@totalfm_au
April 18-19
Melbourne, Australia
Total Facilities
Total Facilities is billed as “the single most important business event for Australia’s facilities management and building-related industries.” The event will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and focus on finding intelligent solutions and strategies to create smarter buildings and future-proof facilities for the new era. Attendees immerse themselves in two days of discussion and discovery of all things FM. For 2018, Total Facilities’ product categories include cleaning and maintenance, software and technology, fit out and space planning, FM services and providers, HVAC/R, green FM, security, and health and safety.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
21. Northwest Facilities Expo
@Facilities_Expo
April 18-19
Portland, OR
Northwest Facilities Expo
The Northwest Facilities Expo will be held at the Oregon Convention Center. Known as “the event that connects it all,” the Northwest Facilities Expo is designed to meet the facilities engineering, maintenance, and energy management needs of attendees from across a variety of industries including aerospace, education, healthcare, finance, and others. Enjoy free admission to the exhibit hall and educational sessions at this facilities management conference while learning about cost-cutting solutions and the the latest technologies.
Cost to Attend: FREE
22. FM:Systems User Conference
@FM_Systems
April 18-20
Raleigh, NC
FM:Systems User Conference
FM:Systems provides a range of solutions to help facilities managers and real estate professionals deliver better customer service, reduce costs, and improve productivity. Their annual user conference welcomes new and existing customers in addition to business partners and is the ideal place to learn more about current facility management trends and innovations. The user conference also gives attendees the opportunity to learn best practices from industry leaders and see the latest FM:Interact technologies.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
23. Healthcare Facilities Management Forum
@ForumEventsUSA
April 23-24
Chicago, IL
Healthcare Facilities Management Forum
The Healthcare Facilities Management Forum is designed specifically for managers, directors, and VPs of healthcare facilities who have projects in the pipeline and actively are sourcing solutions. Over the course of two action-packed days, attendees will meet one-on-one with solution providers, attend workshops and sessions, and network with peers from leading companies.
Cost to Attend: FREE for qualified delegate attendees
24. CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo
@ACG_Cx
April 23-26
Las Vegas, NV
CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo
The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing independent third-party commissioning professionals. They host CxEnergy, a premier conference and exposition for building commissioning and energy management. Many attendees choose to participate in pre-conference seminars and certification opportunities prior to the main conference for certification opportunities. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the expanded exhibit hall with the latest technologies, attend more technical sessions by industry experts, and enjoy relationship-building opportunities at CxEnergy 2018.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
25. ThinkFM Conference
@ThinkFM
@BIFM_UK
May 1
London, United Kingdom
ThinkFM Conference
Brought to you by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management, ThinkFM is a leading conference for facilities management professionals. This conference is designed for FM professionals and business leaders seeking to make an impact through facilities and workplace strategy. Learn about how technology transforms the workplace and discuss the industry’s hot topics at ThinkFM 2018.
Cost to Attend:

  • BIFM Member Early Bird: £309+VAT by March 2
  • Non-BIFM Member Early Bird: £359+VAT by March 2

26. Southern California Facilities Expo
@Facilities_Expo
May 2-3
Anaheim, CA
Southern California Facilities Expo
The Southern California Facilities Expo will take place in May 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Join facility management leaders to learn how to address your facilities engineering, maintenance, and energy management needs at this FM conference free of charge. You’ll also network with peers, gain valuable education and insights, and connect with exhibitors to learn more about cutting-edge products and cost-effective, local solutions to your facilities management challenges.
Cost to Attend: FREE
27. Tradeline University Facilities 2018 Conference
@TradelineInc
May 7-8
Austin, TX
Tradeline University Facilities 2018 Conference
Tradeline delivers highly acclaimed conferences on facility and space planning, building design, construction, and financial thinking for capital efficiency and productivity. Their University Facilities 2018 Conference centers on capital projects and space planning for high resource utilization, collaboration, cost reduction, and more. Enjoy attending insightful sessions, hearing from featured speakers, touring special facilities, and visiting with exhibitors at the Tradeline University Facilities 2018 Conference.
Cost to Attend: $1,890 for single registration by April 7
28. CleanMed 2018
@CleanMed
May 7-9
San Diego, CA
CleanMed 2018
CleanMed 2018, presented by Practice Greenhealth, is the premier environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability. Connect with others who are on the leading edge of making the healthcare sector greener and with those who are forging the way for implementing sustainable projects, green building design, and environmentally preferable purchasing.
Cost to Attend:

  • CleanMed Full Registration, Member Early Rate: $669 through February 28
  • CleanMed Full Registration, Non-Member Early Rate: $949 through February 28
  • CleanMed One-Day Registration (Monday, May 7): $399
  • CleanMed One-Day Registration (Tuesday, May 8 or Wednesday, May 9): $599

29. BuildingsNY
@BuildingsNY
May 8-9
New York, NY
BuildingsNY
BuildingsNY is a premier show for building owners and managers, facility and property managers, engineers, and others who are looking for solutions for building and maintaining smart, efficient buildings. Enjoy free continuing education opportunities to help you get up to date on the latest codes, regulations, and trends in the industry. New for 2018, BuildingsNY offers Tech Tank, which gives attendees the chance to experience the latest in revolutionary building technologies.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
30. World FM Day 2018
@WorldFMDay
May 17
Worldwide Locations
World FM Day 2018
The global facilities management community will once again come together for World FM Day on May 17. This year’s them is Enabling Positive Experiences, and chairman Duncan Waddell says, “The 2018 theme shines the spotlight on facilities management’s important role across the globe. Facility managers deliver exceptional customer experiences worldwide across multiple sectors, and World FM Day is an important time for us to reflect on that.” Many events will be held between May 14-18, so check the events map to see what is happening near you.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
31. International Sustainable Asset Management Conference
@IFMA
June 4-6
Atlanta, Georgia
International Sustainable Asset Management Conference
The International Sustainable Asset Management (ISAM) Conference will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center June 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia. This conference is designed for professionals who work at the intersection of asset management and sustainability. ISAM will help attendees understand the challenges and advantages associated with integrating sustainable management practices around the world while joining executives, asset and facility managers, sustainability and energy professionals, and others for learning and networking opportunities.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
32. Realcomm IBcon
@REALCOMMtweet
June 6-7
Las Vegas, NV
Realcomm IBcon
Realcomm is at the intersection of technology, innovation and real estate operations. The Realcomm Intelligent Buildings conference (IBcon) will take place at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas June 6-7, with pre-conference events offered June 5 and innovation tech tours offered June 8. IBcon is known as hosting world’s most comprehensive, leading-edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings. Facilities management professionals will learn more about the open architected, interoperable, integrated, IT-centric, smart buildings of tomorrow at this FM conference.
Cost to Attend: Tickets include admission to both IBcon and Realcomm

  • Full Conference Pass, Early Bird until March 15
    • Real estate/facility professional: $995
    • Consultant: $995
    • Integrator: $995
    • Technology solution provider: $2,100

33. NFPA Conference & Expo
@NFPA
June 11-14
Las Vegas, NV
NFPA Conference & Expo
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will hold its annual conference and expo at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center in June 2018. This conference and expo is one of the largest, most comprehensive fire, electrical, and life safety events. Attendees gain valuable insights from industry experts and learn about new products and solutions at the NFPA Conference & Expo.
Cost to Attend:

  • All-Access Pass Early Bird by March 15
    • NFPA Members: $995
    • Non-Members: $1,085
    • Technical Committee Members: $945

34. Facilities Show
@Facilities_Show
June 19-21
London, United Kingdom
Facilities Show
The United Kingdom’s largest FM event, Facilities Show celebrates and supports the industry in partnership with BIFM. This conference is curated to help facility managers advance while remaining compliant as the industry progresses. Inspiring excellence in facility management, Facilities Show includes more than 280 exhibitors and 11,450 attendees from more than 40 countries.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
35. 2018 BOMA International Conference
@BOMAConference
June 23-26
San Antonio, TX
2018 BOMA International Conference
Presented by Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and BUILDINGS, BOMA 2018 International Conference & Expo will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, connect, and grow at this FM conference, which features a full schedule of new educational content, the latest technology and innovative solutions, and prime networking opportunities.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
36. RICS Strategic Facilities Management Conference
@RICSnews
June 27
London, United Kingdom
RICS Strategic Facilities Management Conference
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is an independent body committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity in land, property, and construction. Their Strategic Facilities Management Conference is a one-day event focusing on the future of FM. Past conferences have focused on defining the future of FM, emerging smart technologies, and Big Data and AI.
Cost to Attend: Early Bird rate available for a limited time

  • RICS Professional Early Bird: £235 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professional Early Bird: £317.25 + VAT

Quarter 3 Facilities Management Conferences

37. 55th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition
@ASHEAHA
July 15-18
Seattle, WA
55th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition
The ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition is the 55th installment of this annual FM conference. Connect with colleagues and prepare yourself for future trends and challenges in healthcare while joining more than 4,000 professionals to get the latest information on best practices for efficiency, sustainability, emergency preparedness, and other critical topics like compliance, codes and standards updates, and emerging trends.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
38. CFTA 2018
@CFTAorg
July 31-August 3
Columbus, OH
CFTA 2018
The Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA), with host The Ohio State University, will hold their annual conference at the Marriott Columbus University Area in summer 2018. Pre-conference technical sessions are available from business partners on industry trends and best practices July 31, followed by the welcome reception in the evening. The conference kicks off August 1 with a welcome session, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and the business partner solutions showcase. Thursday and Friday include an all-member meeting, campus tour, special event, unconference, roundtable discussions, and much more.
Cost to Attend: Individual Early Bird Registration: $595 through February 28
39. APPA 2018: Annual Conference and Exhibition
@APPA_facilities
August 3-5
Washington, DC
APPA 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition
The APPA is dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. Their annual conference and exhibition is an international event centering on best practices used around the world. Hear from more than 100 presenters and join facilities officers, directors, and managers to identify and discuss the most current, pressing challenges facing educational facilities and determine the path forward.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
40. Facility Executive Live!
@facilityexec
September 20
Philadelphia, PA
Facility Executive Live!
Facility Executive keeps facility management professionals up to date on the latest practices, products, and services in the field. Their Facility Executive Live! event will be held at the University of Pennsylvania in September 2018. This one-day conference is informative and provides insight and practical solutions to the most pressing issues facing FM professionals today. Attendees will hear from industry experts about the latest trends and strategies, network with peers and other industry professionals, and discover the latest solutions to improve your facility’s performance. You’ll also be able to use your participation to earn points toward your CFM professional recertification, and all sessions are approved for CPD points offered by BOMI International.
Cost to Attend:

    • Professional Attendee Rate Early Bird: $125 through August 20
    • Manufacturer & Service Provider Rate: $995

41. ASIS 2018
@ASIS_Intl
September 23-27
Las Vegas, NV
ASIS 2018
The leading association for security management professionals around the globe, ASIS International will hold its 64th annual seminar and exhibits in Las Vegas in September 2018. ASIS is considered the premier event for the security industry because it addresses the most pressing priorities and issues for facilities and security management professionals. Learn from expert-led case studies, deep dives, panel discussions, Impact Learning sessions, keynotes, and more at ASIS 2018.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost

Quarter 4 Facilities Management Conferences

42. IFMA’s World Workplace
@IFMA
October 3-5
Charlotte, NC
IFMA's World Workplace
IFMA’s World Workplace is a facility conference and expo that provides an all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them effectively. Learn about the latest discoveries that impact the industry and strategies to help you complete your to-do list at World Workplace.
Cost to Attend: Please note, all non-members purchasing the Full Event or Full Event PLUS will receive a complimentary one year of IFMA base and local chapter membership

  • Full Event Early Bird by August 1
    • Members: $885
    • Non-Members: $1,175
  • Full Event PLUS Early Bird by August 1
    • Members: $1,034
    • Non-Members: $1,324
  • One-Day Registration Early Bird by August 1
    • Members: $495
    • Non-Members: $595

43. BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show
@NESEA_org
October 4
New York, NY
BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show
The BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is a premier event for high-performance building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy professionals and practitioners. Join more than 600 industry leaders and emerging professionals to learn and network with one another to improve the energy efficiency of your large commercial and multifamily buildings. This green building conference is like no other because of its stellar interdisciplinary content and audience.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
44. Los Angeles Buildings Conference & Expo
@BuildingsLA
October 4
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Buildings Conference & Expo
The Los Angeles Buildings Conference & Expo is the FM event for commercial real estate investors, property management, and maintenance professionals looking to maximize the sustainability and value of their properties. The conference provides educational resources and professional networking opportunities that also help promote financial growth of your facilities. Enjoy one day full of informative seminars and a professional networking atmosphere in addition to the expo featuring exhibitors showcasing products and services to help you raise the quality, reduce the costs, and increase the sustainability of your property.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
45. NACS Show 2018
@NACSonline
October 7-10
Las Vegas, NV
NACS Show 2018
The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) represents the global convenience and fuel retailing industry. Their 2018 show will take place in October 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NACS Show joins more than 23,500 industry stakeholders from around the globe and features a 400,000 square foot expo segmented into six categories: fuel equipment and services, food equipment and foodservice programs, candy/snacks, facility development and store operations, merchandise, and technology. Participate in the educational sessions to take a deep-dive into specific industry topics covering nearly any topic, including store size specifics.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
46. Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
@hcarefacilities
October 8-10
Austin, TX
Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo (HFSE) connects stakeholders responsible for planning, design, construction, and operations of healthcare environments. HFSE 2018 will take place at the Austin Convention Center in October and welcome architects, healthcare providers, facility mangers, interior designers, contractors, engineers, clinicians, and researchers. Speakers cover a range of disciplines to deliver a well-rounded point of view while delivering inspirational keynotes, informative case studies, and insightful instructional sessions. You will gain takeaways that you can implement in your current and upcoming projects when you attend HFSE 2018.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
47. Critical Facilities Summit
@CFSummit
October 14-16
Nashville, TN
Critical Facilities Summit
The Critical Facilities Summit is an event for mission critical facilities, design, construction, and management. The 2018 installment of this FM conference will take place at the Music City Center in Nashville in October. Enjoy more than two days of unbeatable networking, education, and product discovery with other senior-level professionals who are responsible for designing, constructing, managing, and operating all mission critical facilities.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
48. ISSA Show North America Dallas 2018
@ISSAworldwide
October 29-November 1
Dallas, TX
ISSA Show North America Dallas 2018
ISSA is the worldwide cleaning industry association that offers the industry’s largest cleaning shows around the globe. The ISSA Show North America Dallas 2018 will be held in the fall; the city’s Culture of Clean mission aligns with the ISSA’s brand promise to change the way the world views cleaning. Facilities management and maintenance professionals will have the opportunity to see the latest offerings at the world’s largest trade show for the cleaning and maintenance industry at the ISSA Show North America Dallas 2018.
Cost to Attend: Contact for attendance cost
49. Facilities Management Summit Boston
@ForumEventsUSA
November 12-13
Boston, MA
Facilities Management Summit Boston
The Facilities Management Summit Boston will feature two action-packed days designed specifically for facilities decision makers, including managers, directors, and VPs, who have projects lined up and are actively sourcing solutions. Attendees have the opportunity to choose the solution providers you have the most interest in meeting and to shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions. You will appreciate being able to source solution providers more efficiently and get attention specific to your needs at the Facilities Management Summit Boston.
Cost to Attend: FREE for qualified delegate attendees
50. Greenbuild
@Greenbuild
November 14-16
Chicago, IL
Greenbuild
The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild will take place November 14-16 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The expo will be open November 14-15, with the conference taking place over the course of all three days. Greenbuild joins together industry leaders, experts, and frontline FM professionals dedicated to sustainable building. Attendees report being better equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose after experiencing Greenbuild.
Cost to Attend: Please note, the following 2018 Early Prices are available for a limited time

  • 4-Day Conference Pass
    • USGBC Member: $850
    • Non-Member $1,100
  • 3-Day Conference Pass
    • USGBC Member: $650
    • Non-Member $850
    • Students/YP: $300
  • Day Pass Wednesday
    • USGBC Member: $350
    • Non-Member $400
  • Day Pass Thursday
    • USGBC Member: $400
    • Non-Member $450
  • Day Pass Friday
    • USGBC Member: $200
    • Non-Member $250

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