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The 2021-2022 Facility Management Conference Round-Up By Industry

In-person facility management tradeshows are back! Facilities management conferences and expos are a way stay on top of the latest developments, trends and products in the building management industry. They're a must for gaining knowledge from industry thought leaders to propel your organization into the future.

Here is a round-up of some of the top facility management conferences to attend in fall and winter 2021, with a peek at some for 2022 as well. No matter your industry or budget, you’re sure to find something valuable here.

Facility Management Conference Industry Categories 

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 2021 (& 2022)

Facilities Management Trade Shows & Expos for Everyone

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  • Facilities Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date: Multiple Dates
      Location: Multiple Locations
      September 1-2, 2021 - Portland, OR
      October 20-21 - Arlington, TX
      October 27-28 - Santa Clara, CA

      Bringing together the facilities engineering, MRO and green building communities, Northwest Facilities Expo attracts a diverse audience of facilities managers, maintenance managers, and energy managers from a wide variety of industries including food processing, government, healthcare, manufacturing, education, wineries, utilities and others.
  • Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Shows
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person 
      Multiple Dates and Locations: Facility Maintenance Shows serve the needs of all plant & facility engineering, plant management, and all buildings engineering & facility maintenance professionals in various areas on the East Coast. 
  • Facilities Maintenance Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person
      Multiple Dates & Locations

      • September 23, 2021 - Fort Wayne, IN

      • October 14, 2021 - Columbus, OH

      • October 14, 2021 - Nashville, TN

      • October 28, 2021 - Cleveland, OH

      • November 11, 2021 - Louisville, KY

      • November 11, 2021 - Salt Lake, UT

      • February 17, 2022 - Cincinnati, OH

      • March 10, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN

      • April 28, 2022 - South Bend, IN

        The Facilities Maintenance Expo is a regional trade show featuring products and services used in the operations and maintenance of buildings, plants, and other facilities. Show visitors typically include plant engineers, maintenance supervisors, building owner/managers, contractors, subcontractors, plant managers and facility managers.

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  • Southwest Buildings & Facility Management Tradeshow & Conference (SWBFM)
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person 
      Date:
      October 20, 2021
      Location: Phoenix, AZ
      This event will feature over 150 companies displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the southwest. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 20 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning.

  • WNY Facilities Management Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person 
      Date: October 20, 2021
      Location: Hamburg, NY

      The Western New York Facilities Management Expo bills itself as the largest FM Expo in the region, and is a showcase for maintenance, renovation, modernization and management of commercial, industrial, institutional, income properties and more. Vendors and visitors from Western New York, and North Western Pennsylvania attend a wide range of displays, seminars, and demonstrations throughout the event.

  • National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Remix
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person & Virtual
      Date: November 10-11, 2021
      Location: Orange County Convention Center • Orlando, FL 
      The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT) Remix in-person event aims to bring free FM education, networking, and product discovery to facilities professionals. The virtual event is being held at the same time but is not free. NFMT Remix is running in conjunction with the Connection FM conference held immediately after.  
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  • BOMA International Conference
    • Category: Multiple Industries
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      October 6-9, 2021
      Location: Boston,
      MA
      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.
  • IFMA World Workplace Facility Conference and Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 26-28, 2021
      Location: Kissimmee, FL
      The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace will present information and innovative insights on the new world of work, including everything from safeguarding lives and assets, to strategies for heightening operational agility and resilience, and technology for better facility control.

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  • Connexion FM | Orlando
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 11-12, 2021
      Location:  Orlando, FL
      ConnexFM, a membership organization for FMs and supplier professionals, has teamed with NFMT to run their ConnexionFM conference in conjunction and immediately after the NFMT Remix at the same location in Orlando Florida. 
  • NEBFM 2021
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person 
      Date: November 10-11, 2021
      Location:  Worcester, MA
      This event will feature over 200 companies displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the Northeast of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 24 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics, including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning.

  • ISSA Show North America
    • Category: All Industries
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 15-18, 2021
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      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.

 

FM Shows for All Industries, Coming in 2022

  • Cincinnati Facilities Maintenance Expo
    • Category: 
      Type: In-person
      Date: February 13, 2022
      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.

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  • Indianapolis Facilities Maintenance Expo
    • Category:  All Industries
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      March 10, 2022

      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.
  • Plant and Facilities Maintenance Association Expo
    • Type: In-person
      Date: March 11-12, 2022
      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.
  • National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date: March 29-31, 2022
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT) returns to Baltimore in 2022. Mark your  calendar and make plans to join thousands of your colleagues, hundreds of suppliers and more than 100 industry experts at NFMT 2022.

  • Central Valley Facilities Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date: Spring 2022
      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.

  • IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date: April 26-28, 2022
      Location: Austin, TX
      Described as the “FM leadership event of the year,” the IFMA Facility Fusion 2022 Conference and Expo offers programming that fuses global, local, industry-specific and individual facility management focus areas into a concentrated networking experience.
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  • SAME - Facilities Management Workshop
    • Category: All Industries

      Type: In-person
      Date:
      Dates not final for 2022
      Location: TBA
      The Society of American Military Engineers (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.

  • ISSA Show North America
      • Category: All Industries
        Type:  In-person
        Date: October 10-13, 2022
        Location: Chicago, IL

 


Architect/Engineer/Contractor Conferences

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  • Build Expo 2021/2022
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person

      Multiple Dates and Locations:

      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.

  • BuildingsNY
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: 
      In-person
      Date
      : October 20-21, 2021
      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.

Architect/Engineer/Contractor Conferences, Coming in 2022

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  • The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Expo
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: January 31 - February 2, 2022
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      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.
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Conference
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type:
       In-person & virtual
      Date
      January 31 - February 2, 2022
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      The 2022 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. For 2022, this conference is in conjunction with AHR Expo.
  • Florida Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type:
       In-person

      Date: April 6, 2022
      Location: Tampa, FL
      FB-FM 2022 is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of all plant & facility engineering, plant management, and all buildings engineering & facility maintenance professionals from the West Florida & Central Florida regions.

  • Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC)
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person

      Date: May 10-12, 2022
      Location: Aurora, CO
      The 2022 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.

  • AIA Conference on Architecture
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 23 -25, 2022
      Location: Chicago, IL
      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.

 

 

Healthcare Facilities Conferences

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  • Lab Asset & Facility Management in Pharma 2021
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      November 16-28, 2021
      Location: Boston, MA
      Aimed at lab operations and facility management leaders. Key themes in the 2021 edition include digitizing asset management, flexible facility management and design, strategic sourcing and procurement, intelligent lab IT and informatics, and revolutionary EHS and sustainability. 
  • Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: 
      December 6-8, 2021
      Location: Austin, TX
      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.

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Healthcare Facilities Conferences, Coming in 2022

  • 2022 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit)
      • Category: Healthcare
        Type: In-person
        Date: March 20-22, 2022
        Location: New Orleans, LA
        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. 
     
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering Annual Conference
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type:
       In-person
      Date: 
      July 17-22, 2022
      Location: Boston, MA
      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.
  • CleanMed Conference
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type:
      In-person
      Date:
      TBA
      Location:
      TBA
      CleanMed has not yet been scheduled for 2022. 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.

Education Facilities Conferences

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  • Research Facilities 2021
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: September 27-28, 2021
      Location: Boston, MA
      At this conference you’ll get the new metrics, facility features, and capital project strategies for the changes underway in high-technology laboratory and research work environments. Make this a key planning event for your project team (capital project people, lab planners, facility planners, facility engineers, consulting architects and engineers, operations managers, and research group leaders) to get everyone on the same planning page with respect to the details, numbers, processes, and expectations.
  • Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference and Expo
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 13-16, 2021
      Location: Milwaukee, WI
      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.
  • Midwest Facility Masters Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 1-2, 2021
      Location:
      Wisconsin Dells, WI
      This one and one-half day educational conference features a wide variety of classes targeted specifically for school facility and business professionals as well as an exhibit hall where vendors can showcase their products and services. This event draws attendees from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
  • K12 Facilities Forum
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 7-9, 2021
      Location: Miami, FL
      The K12FF is a community that unites the industry through in-person gatherings, digital roundtables, webcasts, and custom content. Their live event is capped at 200 for 2021.
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Education Facilities Conferences, Coming in 2022

  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: 
      In-person
      Date: 
      February 15-16, 2022
      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 (NSPMA) Expo
    • Category: Education
      Type: 
      In-person
      Date:
       January 30 - February 2, 2022
      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.

  • University Facilities 2022 Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: 
      April 25-26, 2022 (2021 Conference is postponed to 2022)
      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
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: TBA 2022
      Location: TBA
      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 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
    • Category: Education
      Type: 
      In-person
      Date: 
      August 2-5, 2022
      Location: Providence, RI
      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
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 13-16, 2021
      Location: Milwaukee, WI
      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

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  • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Conference - Building Energy NYC
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: September 29-30, 2021
      Location: New York, NY
      NESEA's BuildingEnergy NYC conference is designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building/energy policy. Conference sessions and showcase demos offer best practices and lessons learned, case studies and proven data, technical how-to, emerging technologies, and innovative policies and programs. Attendees represent dozens of industries including architecture, engineering, building, design, consulting, policy, finance, auditing, installation, construction and education.
  • GreenBuild 2021 Conference and Expo
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: September 21-23, 2021
      Location: San Diego, CA
      The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, 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.
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Sustainability Facilities Conferences, Coming in 2022

  • CxEnergy Conference and Exposition
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: 
      April 19-20, 2022
      Location: 
      Orlando, FL
      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.

Safety and Security Facilities Conferences

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  • Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference & Exposition
    • Category: Safety/Security
      Type: In-person/Virtual
      Date:
      September 13-15, 2021
      Location: Austin, TX
      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. 
  • EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2021
    • Category: Safety/Security & Higher Ed
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 26-29, 2021
      Location: Denver, CO
      Geared toward higher education, the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference gives participants a chance to network and discuss information security, privacy trends and issues with peers and corporate partners. The conference offers leadership training, workshops, and "reboot areas" to allow participants a quiet place to reset and recharge their minds.

  • Campus Safety Conference 2021

    • Category: Safety/Security
      Type: 
      In-person
      Multiple Dates and Locations:

      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 and Security Facilities Conferences, Coming in 2022

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo
    • Category: Safety/Security
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 6-9, 2022
      Location: Boston, MA
      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. The 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.

  • EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2022
    • Category: Safety/Security & Higher Ed
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 25-28, 2022
      Location: Denver, CO
      Geared toward higher education, the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference gives participants a chance to network and discuss information security, privacy trends and issues with peers and corporate partners. 
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Religious Facilities Conferences

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  • Church Facilities Conference & Expo
    • Category: Religious
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 6-9, 2022
      Location: Dallas, TX
      At CFX, discover how to pioneer new ideas to grow your teams and utilize your buildings in impactful ways. You’ll learn how to create new and secure spaces and programs that serve your congregation and community to meet the changing times, including new strategies, methods and technologies to grow your church, maximizing the investment in your church building, technology and staff, and more.

Religious Facilities Conferences, Coming in 2022

  • NACFM Conference
    • Category: Religious
      Type: In-person
      Date: 2022 dates TBA

      Location: TBA
      The National Association of Church Facility Managers offers a yearly conference as well as certifications and other development activities. 

 

Don’t Wait Too Long!

Remember to check out an event’s website for up-to-date information and 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.

NOTE:  COVID-19 outbreaks may postpone some listed conferences. 

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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