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The 2020 Facility Management Conference Round-Up By Industry

Want to stay on top of the latest developments, trends and products in the building management industry? Are you looking to gain knowledge from industry thought leaders to propel your organization into the future?

If so, then a facility management conference should be on your to-do list for the upcoming year.

Here is  a round-up of some of the top facility management conferences to attend in 2020. No matter your industry or budget, you’re sure to find something valuable here.

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This year’s facility management conference round-up is organized by industry. Click any of the following links to skip straight to the section you’re looking for.



 

Facility Management Conferences to Attend in 2020

Facilities Management Conferences for Everyone

Plant and Facilities Maintenance Association Expo

Date: March 11-12
Location: Milwaukee, WI
The Plant and Facilities Maintenance Association Expo offers networking opportunities with exhibitors and attendees, as well as the chance to connect with potential new customers and gain valuable face-to-face time with existing customers. Take advantage of product exhibits and educational seminars offered.

Indianapolis Facilities Maintenance Expo

Date: March 12
Location: Indianapolis, IN
This expo is specially designed for plant engineers and building maintenance professions. This conference could be a great fit if you are a facility manager, building owner, plant engineer, maintenance technician, production supervisor, purchasing manager, buyer or safety supervisor.

ISSA Clean Buildings Expo 2020

Date: March 17-18
Location: Baltimore, MD
Created and targeted for end-users of cleaning products and equipment, this show attracts decision-makers from industry segments such as healthcare, hospitality, education and government, as well as building service contractors.

Download Now - The Facility Manager's Pocket Field Guide

National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo

Date: March 17-19
Location: Baltimore, MD
The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT) turns 20 in 2020. Mark your  calendar and make plans to join thousands of your colleagues, hundreds of suppliers and more than 100 industry experts at NFMT 2020.

Central Valley Facilities Expo
Date: April 1-2
Location: Modesto, CA
Central Valley Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from a wide variety of industries including food processing, government, healthcare, manufacturing, education, wineries, utilities and many others. Meet face-to-face with representatives who are eager to share with you cost-effective, cutting-edge and reliable products and solutions.

  • FREE REGISTRATION: Registration for the exhibit hall and educational seminars is FREE, providing you a cost-effective way to receive valuable education as well as be the first to hear about new products.

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo

Date: April 14-16
Location: San Francisco, CA
Described as the “FM leadership event of the year,” the IFMA Facility Fusion 2020 Conference and Expo offers programming that fuses global, local, industry-specific and individual facility management focus areas into a concentrated networking experience.

Facilities Management Summit

Multiple Dates and Locations:

  • April 21-22 (San Diego, CA)

  • June 9-10  (Frisco, TC)

  • October 5-7 (Cleveland, OH)

This event is specifically designed for facilities decision-makers (Manager, Director, or VP) who have projects in the pipeline and are actively sourcing solutions. Meet with solution providers specific to your current projects, attend workshops and sessions, and network with leading companies. 

facilities management conferences 2020

BOMA International Conference

Date: June 27-30
Location: Philadelphia, PA
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference offers educational sessions, awards, and networking opportunities for members of building operations, maintenance, real estate and rental industries (among others). Learn more about emerging trends and get an inside look at where the CRE industry is heading tomorrow and beyond.

  • FREE “EXPO-ONLY” OPTION: If you're interested in attending the trade show only and no other conference events, free “Expo Only” registration grants access to the expo hall where over 400 leading suppliers will be showcasing the latest innovative products, technology solutions and service offerings to help you save money and manage your buildings more efficiently.

SAME-IFMA Facilities Management Workshop

Date: July 29-31
Location: San Antonio, TX
The SAME Facilities Management Workshop is an intensive series of sessions for facilities management practitioners. It addresses topics including facilities management best practices, asset management, lifecycle sustainability, energy efficiency and strategic sourcing. Learn more about emerging trends from public and private sectors in facilities management and related fields.

IFMA World Workplace Facility Conference and Expo

Date: September 30 - October 2
Location: Chicago, IL
The 2020 theme will be “Level Up Your FM Career.”  Take your facility and career to new heights at this expo that facilitates idea-sharing and knowledge exchange between all professionals who support the work environment. 

ISSA Show - North America 2020

Date: October 26-29
Location: Chicago, IL

The ISSA Show brings together cleaning industry professionals. You’ll explore cutting-edge products and resources, as well as discover the latest trends and professional development opportunities in facility management. 


Architect/Engineer/Contractor Conferences

Build Expo 2020

Multiple Dates and Locations:

  • January 15-16 (Austin, TX)
  • February 11-12 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • March 17-18 (Dallas, TX)
  • July 15-16 (Atlanta, GA)
  • August 12-13 (Houston, TX)
  • September 16-17 (Tampa, FL)

Build Expo provides the building and construction industry with an environment to network, discover new products and learn about the latest trends in the industry. By attending, you’ll have the chance to try out new products, attend demonstrations and compare features and prices.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Expo

Date: February 3-5 
Location: Orlando, FL
The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting a comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. Grow your professional network and get your hands on the latest HVACR products and technology.

  • FREE REGISTRATION: Registration is free through January 23rd. A $30 registration fee will apply starting January 24th and onsite.

Cincinnati Facilities Maintenance Expo

Date: February 13
Location: Loveland, OH
This expo near Cincinnati and Dayton is specially designed for plant engineers and building maintenance professions. This conference could be a great fit for you if you are a facility manager, building owner, plant engineer, maintenance technician, production supervisor, purchasing manager, buyer or safety supervisor.

Architecture, engineering and construction conferences 2020

BuildingsNY

Date: April 28-29
Location: New York City, NY
For 35 years, BuildingsNY has been a leading event for building owners, property managers, facility engineers, managing agents, energy engineers and superintendents. The annual event brings together more than 5,550 industry professionals and will provide you with the tools and suppliers you need to increase your building's profitability and operational success.

AIA Conference on Architecture

Date: May 14-16
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Every year, the Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city for three immersive days of what’s “new and now” in architecture and design. You’ll demo the newest high-tech materials and solutions to hit the market, provided by 650+ of the industry’s best building product manufacturers. There’s also live programming, courses, happy hours and work spaces to enjoy.

Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC)

Date: May 27-29
Location: Washington, DC
The 2020 JETC Conference & Expo is specially designed for the A/E/C industry and joint engineer community. You’ll participate in three days of education, training and networking opportunities. Attend a variety of special events, programs and ceremonies to honor the conference’s 100th Anniversary.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Conference

Date: June 27-July 1
Location: Austin, TX

The 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference will cover a variety of tracks including fundamentals and applications, HVAC&R systems and equipment, active research, professional development, grid-interactive efficient built environment, multifamily and residential buildings, resilient buildings and communities, zero energy buildings and more.

Government Facilities Conferences 

ISSA Clean Buildings Expo 2020

Date: March 17-18
Location: Baltimore, MD
Created and targeted for end-users of cleaning products and equipment, this show attracts decision-makers from many industry segments, including government and building service contractors. ISSA and Trade Press Media Group bring you this unique event, co-located with the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT). 

Government facilities conferences 2020

Central Valley Facilities Expo

Date: April 1-2
Location: Modesto, CA
Central Valley Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance, and energy management needs of attendees from a wide variety of industries including food processing, government, healthcare, manufacturing, education, wineries, utilities and many others. Meet face-to-face with representatives who are eager to share with you cost-effective and reliable solutions.

  • FREE REGISTRATION: Registration for the exhibit hall and educational seminars is FREE, providing you a cost-effective way to receive valuable education as well as be the first to hear about new products.

Download Now - Guide to County Government Facility Maintenance and Management

Southern California Facilities Expo

Date: May 5-6
Location: Anaheim, CA
Southern California Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from a range of industries. Network with your peers, experience valuable education and connect with exhibitors who are offering cutting-edge products as well as cost-effective, local solutions.

  • FREE “EXPO-ONLY” OPTION: If you’re looking for a budget-friendly expo option, here it is!  This expo is completely free.

Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC)

Date: May 27-29
Location: Washington, DC

The 2020 JETC Conference & Expo is specially designed for the A/E/C industry and joint engineer community. You’ll enjoy three days of education, training and networking opportunities. Attend a variety of special events, programs and ceremonies to honor the conference’s 100th Anniversary.

Healthcare Facilities Conferences

SHAPE - The Future of Health Care PDC Summit

Date: March 22-25
Location: San Antonio, TX
Join thousands of senior leaders from hospitals, design firms, and construction companies at the PDC Summit to share perspectives on optimizing healing environments. Network with an integrated audience of C-level, design, construction and operations professionals to discuss the future of the healthcare built environment. 

Central Valley Facilities Expo

Date: April 1-2
Location: Modesto, CA
Central Valley Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from a wide variety of industries including food processing, government, healthcare, manufacturing, education, wineries, utilities and many others. Meet face-to-face with representatives who are eager to share with you cost-effective, cutting-edge and reliable solutions.

  • FREE REGISTRATION: Registration for the exhibit hall and educational seminars is FREE, providing you a cost-effective way to receive valuable education as well as be the first to hear about new products.

CleanMed Conference - Orlando

Date: May 12-14
Location: Orlando, FL 
CleanMed is a premier national conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability. It is a platform for healthcare leaders to convene, collaborate and conduct societal transformation for individual, community and planetary health. Connect with experts at the forefront of implementing climate-smart healthcare innovations, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable food strategies, greening the operating room, and renewable energy.

Healthcare facilities conferences 2020

American Society for Healthcare Engineering Annual Conference

Date: August 2-5
Location: Chicago, IL
The ASHE Annual Conference creates the ideal environment to connect with fellow health care colleagues while preparing yourself for future trends and challenges in health care. Join more than 3,700 health care facility and engineering professionals to network, find new solutions and learn alongside one another.

Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo

Date: September 22-24
Location: Long Beach, CA

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.

Education Facilities Conferences

Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Conference

Date: February 4-5
Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
This educational conference features a variety of classes targeted specifically to school facilities, operations, maintenance and business professionals. The conference also features a resource area where service affiliates can showcase their products and services. Historically, this conference has been held adjacent to the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association's (WSSCA) Conference for the convenience of those who attend both.

National School Plant Management Association Expo

Date: February 9-12
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
This four-day conference and expo is an opportunity for K-12 facility leaders from across the country to network and learn from one another. Attendees can take advantage of break-out sessions, which will cover the latest developments in facility management, emerging issues and legislation and professional development tips.

Download Now - 2019 Guide to Community and Technical College Facility Management

University Facilities 2020 Conference

Date: May 4-5
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Set your institution’s vision and decision-making in motion! This conference will explore capital projects and space planning for student life, learning spaces, improved utilization, flexibility, collaboration and shared use of physical and financial resources. You’ll gain building- and construction- related inspiration for all types of academic spaces and buildings. 

Education facilities conferences 2020

National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) Conference

Date: June 10-17
Location: Spokane, WA
This national conference explores is dedicated to the planning, development, operation and maintenance of state facilities (including departments of administration, transportation, real estate, parks, corrections, human services and colleges and universities). Topics addressed include maintenance/management software, real estate, building commissioning, capital budgeting, department of transportation-related topics, strategic planning and more.

Campus Facility Management Technology Association (CFTA) Conference

Date: August 4-7
Location: Ogden, UT
CFTA brings together campus FM technology professionals and solution leaders for four days of educational sessions and presentations, round-table discussions, campus tours, and networking opportunities.  Learn best practices, connect with your peers, hear from inspiring practitioners, shape the future of your work, and feel energized to build, design, and manage your campus systems.

Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference and Expo

Date: October 2-5
Location: Nashville, TN

ASBO’s (Association of School Business Officials) Annual Expo is a great opportunity to meet facility professionals from around the country, learn about the industry and develop new skills to take to your school facility.

Sustainability Facilities Conferences

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Conference + Trade Show

Date: March 23-24
Location: Boston, MA
The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is an event designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,200 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other. Attendees represent dozens of industries including architecture, engineering, building, design, consulting, policy, finance, auditing, installation, construction and education.

Download Now - The Facility Manager's Eco-Friendly Operations Checklist

CxEnergy Conference and Exposition

Date: April 6-9
Location: San Diego, CA
CxEnergy fills a vital niche by bringing together commissioning and energy management for the benefit of building and facility owners. Attendees will enjoy a 32-session technical program led by top industry experts, over 40 booths to visit, pre-conference certification seminars and plentiful networking and relationship-building opportunities.

GreenBuild 2020 Conference and Expo

Date: November 3-6
Location: San Diego, CA

The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild will take place November 3-6 in 2020 in San Diego, California. Greenbuild provides the opportunity to visit with suppliers and manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today's market.

Safety and Security Facilities Conferences

Security Professionals Conference

Date: April 21-23
Location: Bellevue, WA
Geared toward higher education, the Security Professionals Conference gives participants a chance to network and discuss information security, privacy trends and issues with peers and corporate partners. The 2020 conference will introduce new offerings such as leadership training, workshops, and "reboot areas" to allow participants a quiet place to reset and recharge their minds.

Building safety and security conferences 2020

National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo

Date: June 15-18
Location: Orlando, FL
From the proliferation of cutting edge technologies to the increased frequency of active shooter/hostile events—the NFPA Conference and Expo® is your opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and come together to find new and improved solutions to overcome them. This year’s program features dozens of speakers, hundreds of exhibitors and the chance to share your expertise and connect with a global network of colleagues collaborating to make the world a safer place.

  • FREE REGISTRATION: The “ExpoPlus” pricing option is completely free for this expo. 

Download - 2019 Facility Safety and Security Plan Guide

Campus Safety Conference 2020

Multiple Dates and Locations:

  • June 15-17 (Las Vegas, NV)

  • July 12-14 (Bethesda, MD)

  • July 26-28 (San Antonio, TX)

These are conferences that bring together security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business, and IT professionals responsible for protecting K-12 and Higher Education campuses and districts. Their mission is to create a community for all stakeholders to receive time-critical education and training while building peer-to-peer relationships that facilitate year-round engagement, validation and problem solving to improve safety and security during these ever-changing and challenging times.

Safety 2020 Professional Development Conference & Exposition

Date: June 23-25
Location: Orlando, FL
ASSP is the preferred source for education among safety professionals, providing valuable training, networking, knowledge, skills and continuing education. ASSP has a long-standing reputation of delivering top-quality occupational safety and health education and training members can immediately put into practice. Meet more than 5,000 of your peers who are also passionate about safety. 

Don’t Wait Too Long!

Remember to check out an event’s website for registration deadlines. You may also want to explore free admission options and early-bird discounts if an event offers these options. The earlier you sign up for an event, the more likely you’ll save money. 

Lastly, be on the lookout when you attend one of these conferences - you might get a chance to say hi to the AkitaBox Team! We’d love to meet you!

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