The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management (FM) professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, and provides educational programs, content resources, networking and conferences.


RICS is a global professional body. We accredit 125,000 professionals in 148 countries, promoting and enforcing 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.

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The IFMA-RICS collaboration represents the most significant evolution in the history of facility management, providing an unprecedented level of industry support to meet the growing demands of the 25 million FM practitioners around the world.

The IFMA-RICS collaboration is:

  • Aligning standards and professional development for the FM industry
  • Uniting the global FM community to increase consistency and unification of strategy across the life cycle of the built environment.
  • Offering a single suite of professional qualifications in facility management
  • Providing global recognition for FMs of all educational backgrounds, skills, work experiences and career goals.
  • Raising the profile of FM, giving a greater voice and increased status to the profession.
  • Shaping the future of the built environment and enabling business success.


IFMA and RICS offer educational and networking events for facility management practitioners worldwide.

In addition to summits, leaders forums and other face-to-face events, IFMA and RICS are collaborating to produce World Workplace, the world's largest series of facility management conferences and expositions.

To learn more and register to attend World Workplace 2016 on October 5-7 in San Diego visit the World Workplace site

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