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World Workplace

World Workplace 2018 Booth & Sponsorship Sales Now Open!

Expo Floor Plan     Sponsorship Opportunities     Online Booth Application

World Workplace

World Workplace 2018 Booth & Sponsorship Sales Now Open!

Expo Floor Plan     Sponsorship Opportunities     Online Booth Application


Thank you for attending World Workplace

Save the date for next year's conference at Charlotte, North Carolina, on Oct. 3-5, 2018.


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Keynote Speakers

Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin

Opening Keynote

Jeremy Rifkin is the author of the Eclipse of Capitalism and The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. Mr. Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union, the People’s Republic of China and to heads of state around the world. Learn more »

Captains Mark and Scott Kelly

Captains Mark and Scott Kelly

Closing Keynote

Drawing from their experiences leading teams in dynamic environments, in combat and as space mission commanders, these highly decorated NASA astronauts & retired U.S. Navy captains reveal powerful insight on leadership, teamwork and sacrifice. Learn more »


Update on Hurricane Harvey

Houston strong and conference on!

Thank you to the global FM community for your exceptional support of IFMA in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. We are excited to host our members, attendees, exhibitors and sponsors in our resilient home city Oct. 18-20 for this year's World Workplace Conference and Expo.

Important message from Mike Waterman, President of Visit Houston

View a live Stream of GRB Discovery Green »

Your Conference: Get Involved. Get Informed. Get Inspired.

Lots of imitators. We’re the originator.

The most all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. Immerse yourself in all things FM — from groundbreaking discoveries impacting the industry, to achievable strategies for your daily to-do list. Discover a new way to do it, a different place to source it, a cool tool to fix it or an action plan to solve it. Whatever your “it” is, pursue, perfect or attain it at World Workplace.


Our needs. Our interests. Our conference.



100+ educational sessions, 300+ vendors in the expo hall and 1,000+ opportunities to connect with professional peers.



with colleagues, students and FM leaders on how to apply products you’re interested in to solve the problems you’re wrestling with.



your career with pre-conference credential courses and dynamic workshops.

  • Robert Kleimenhagen“I attend World Workplace to increase my knowledge of leading FM trends. I always set learning goals, and I’ve never been disappointed in meeting them.”

    Robert Kleimenhagen, Jr., CFM, Facilities Strategic Planning & Program Manager, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

  • Rhonda Rezac“World Workplace provides me with the opportunity to attend classes that advance my career, better understand the industry and earn CEUs.”

    Rhonda Rezac, Associate, FMP, RSP i-SPACE

  • Samson Lee“The most exciting part of World Workplace is sharing stories and experiences with people from all over the world. It’s an unforgettable experience.”

    Samson Lee, Vice President, Facility Operations – Asia Pacific, AllianceBernstein Hong Kong Ltd.

  • Kati Barklund“For me, World Workplace is the highlight of the FM year. Fantastic networking with FMs from around the world, and inspiration gained from the many great presentations.”

    Kati Barklund, Group Innovation Manager, Coor Service Management Group, Stockholm, Sweden

  • jim-daymut“When I joined IFMA I managed one facility about 450,000 S.F. It was no coincidence that as I grew in IFMA I saw my career grow. I was given a portfolio to manage and now manage a Region where I have 9 accounts, over 8,000,000 S.F. and am responsible for 150 staff members.”

    Jim Daymut, SVP, Jones Lang LaSalle, Northern Ohio Chapter, IFMA member since 1996

  • teresa-rodgers“I attribute a great portion of my current success to IFMA. The educational and networking opportunities are wonderful. I am so grateful to those IFMA members who have mentored me over the years. IFMA has helped to shape my career in ways I never could have imagined!”

    Teresa Rodgers, Seattle Chapter, currently serving as Secretary on chapter board of directors, IFMA member since 2005

Deeper Dive Sessions: Thoroughly explore topics that can impact your career and facilities

Search for sessions by day/time, speaker or topic category

Take away more than a brochure in Solutions Arenas sessions and demonstrations



  • George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Hilton Americas
    (Headquarter Hotel)
  • Marriott Marquis
  • Hyatt Regency

Schedule at a Glance


World Workplace Expo

Your Expo: Get the connections. Get the scoop. Get the goods.

See new products in-person. Visit existing suppliers and source new partners. Gain technical information and specifications. Learn how to apply the tools you’re interested in to solve the problems you’re wrestling with. Shrink the purchasing process from weeks to hours.

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