The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently announced the launch a suite of credentials and professional qualifications for the FM industry. Following their recent collaboration, the launch of the credentials will provide a professional career path and accreditation for leaders and aspiring leaders in the facility management sector.
Robert Jackson, RICS Regional Director said, “The launch of the suite of credentials is an exciting milestone in the evolution of FM as a professional discipline. IFMA and RICS are supporting the global evolution of FM into a strategic function that delivers operational asset performance and capital asset protection as well as facilities that help drive occupier business performance or experience. The suite of credentials provides access to a clearly defined career path for all FM professionals which has never been possible before.”
The launch of the credentials coincides with the first World Workplace Forum being held in the Middle East and focused on “Dispelling the Myth: Strategic Facility Management vs traditional Facilities Maintenance”. Attracting an international delegation of high profile senior professionals, FM experts and decision makers, the event will explore how international best practices can influence asset management strategies in the region. Several high-profile speakers at the event shared their experience and discussed industry best practice that will benefit the region
Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO, EFS Facilities Services – “IFMA is a reputable institution and supporting the 2017 World Workplace Forum, demonstrates EFS’s faith in the Facilities Management Excellence across the region. Events like these help top service providers come under one roof and discuss the key challenges and trends in the Facilities management industry today. Our association with IFMA and RICS is our small way of promoting the importance of strategic facility management in the region.”