BIFM delivers and supports a number of conferences to support professional development and networking; and raise the profile of the FM profession and its customers and stakeholders.
ThinkFM is BIFM’s annual flagship conference. Launched in 2011, the concept of ThinkFM is to promote debate and future thinking to focus the FM profession on how it needs to evolve to deliver benefits to business, the economy and wider society.
Created as a platform for these wide-ranging discussions around facilities management’s role and impact, the conference is relevant for business leaders, FM, HR, IT and workplace professionals and attracts more than 300 delegates each year.
In 2015 it was awarded a ‘Mark of Excellence’ for Best London Conference at the Association Excellence Awards.
The agenda generally comprises strategists, futurists and case studies. Delegates from outside the FM sector attend to get the opportunity to understand how they can harness the expertise of their FM for their business.
ThinkFM 2017 took place on 8 June 2017 at the Science Museum, London.
The 2017 conference theme was 'FM in a Connected World' and explored how technological advances are transforming the way the world works and how facilities and workplaces can be created, managed and developed to deliver results for business and society.
BIFM’s regional and special interest groups also host some outstanding conferences annually to offer thought leadership, CPD and networking opportunities to FM professionals within their geographical area their area of FM specialism. Recent regional and special interest group conferences have included the BIFM London Conference, BIFM Women in FM Conference and the BIFM Scotland Conference.
Keep an eye on the BIFM events calendar and communications from your regional and special interest groups for details of upcoming conferences>>
BIFM supports a number of external conferences relevant to FM and the wider industry many of which offer BIFM members discounted rates. This includes a programme of Smartworking Summits delivered by Quora consulting throughout the year – debating the changing nature of work.