HOUSTON - The “youniversal” workplace experience is heading to Dallas. An estimated 5,000 facility professionals from around the world will meet in Dallas to analyze the trends and new products affecting today’s built environment during the International Facility Management Association’s World Workplace 2008 Conference & Exposition, on Oct. 15-17, at the Dallas Convention Center.
Now in its 29th year, the conference will feature 83
educational sessions and new product demonstrations by more than 300 manufacturers
from across the globe.
“World Workplace is so many things to so many
professionals,” said John McGee, MBA, chairman of IFMA’s board of directors.
“It is a demonstration of leading products and companies; a place where cutting
edge facility strategies are shared and global issues, such as sustainability,
are debated; a forum for continuing education; and a place to meet fellow
professionals and friends. It is also an opportunity for attendees to celebrate
the advances made in the past 12 months and gain insight into the possibilities
for the next year.”
In keeping with its “youniversal” theme, this year’s
conference will emphasize the importance of thinking globally to address the
challenges universal to the facility management profession. From the Global
Outlook educational track to the closing keynote presentation from European
business guru Dr. Jonas Ridderstråle, international perspectives will take
“The importance of sustainability is something that should
resonate with everyone. It transcends barriers, cultures, and languages,” said
IFMA Director of International Development Codrutza Timariu. “Linking
sustainability to strategy presents facility managers with an opportunity to
get inside the executive suite, because the decisions they make and actions
they take affect the triple bottom line - impacting the economic, social, and
environmental success of their organizations.”
Another highlight of World Workplace 2008 will be the Green
Zone, an exclusive section of the exposition floor reserved for those
exhibitors offering environmentally friendly products and services. More than
100 exhibitors will be featured in the Green Zone this year, including
organizations such as the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments and
companies such as AT&T, Herman Miller, and Johnson Controls.
For more information, visit www.worldworkplace.org.
World Workplace Conference Slated
August 4, 2008