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IFMA EMEA is your connection to the largest FM network in the world

With changes in policies and regulations, workplace strategy and more, the role of the facility manager is growing more and more while simultaneously shifting from an operational to a strategic level. 

Now is the time to sharpen your skills, increase your knowledge and prepare to be more involved in decision-making within your organization.


Accelerate your success with IFMA

Expand your network and experience the benefits of being part of the
world's largest facility management organization.

IFMA Career


Propel your career forward and reach your goals faster

IFMA’s 40+ years of knowledge and expertise enables, empowers and equips FMs to solve challenges.

IFMA Training


Get industry-leading certifications and training

Knowledge is power, and IFMA certifications carry considerable weight in the FM industry.

IFMA Resources


Jump ahead of the competition

Get industry-specific access to available positions and skill-building content.

IFMA Networking


You belong in the built environment

Gain a community of life-long friends from around the world who help you grow, share practical insights and leave a lasting impact on the world.

IFMA Leadership


Stand out as a leader in your industry

From government advocacy to leadership positions in chapters, the sky is the limit for shaping the future of FM and establishing your legacy.

IFMA Engage


Meet peers and FM industry experts to advance

Facility professionals join IFMA to connect with others, learn FM best practices and further their careers and knowledge. 

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Discover IFMA EMEA

Our local networks and chapters connect you with FM professionals in your area.
Join IFMA or an alliance partner to strengthen your network and grow your career. 
Partners and Sponsors

Partners + Sponsors

In a time when organizations are fighting for the same interest groups, participating as a partner or a sponsor with IFMA is your organization's opportunity to amplify your reach and achieve sustained growth. 

Align your business objectives and strategic goals with our shared vision of empowering the facility management industry with resources to succeed. These pathways cultivate numerous growth opportunities for us both.


Partnerships with Impact

Let us join forces to help advance the FM profession and industry. Some of the benefits included with our partnership are:

  • Aligned interests
    We work toward the same goals

  • Knowledge Sharing
    Members receive increased access to resources and content

  • Increased reach
    Cross-promotion across our networks to engage with a broader audience

  • Collaboration on EMEA initiatives
    Let's work together to make an impact on the FM industry in our region

  • Increased value for members
    Members of either organization receive member benefits, discounts and more


Sponsors with a Shared Vision

As an industry thought leader, we will help you find meaningful opportunities to connect with key stakeholders. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved brand awareness
    Increase your brand's recognition with FMs

  • Position yourself as a thought leader
    Target your content to those who want and need to know about your organization

  • Speaking opportunities
    Present to FM professionals during IFMA's World Workplace Europe Conference

  • Connect with decision-makers
    Engage with the EMEA Board of Directors during a quarterly meeting

  • Direct connection
    IFMA is your tool to connect with FMs and other EMEA stakeholders

EMEA Partners

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African FM Network

IFMA and IFMA EMEA supported the African FM community through a survey to identify skills and training gaps in the African FM industry.

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Dansk Facilities Management (DFM)

Alliance Chapter

This cooperation aims to strengthen and expand the global network of FM professionals and support FM interests in Denmark and within the EU. 

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Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) 

Alliance Chapter

Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) partnered with IFMA and IFMA EMEA to expand the FM profession in the region. FMN also partners with us to help coordinate IFMA's World Workplace Europe.


Breaking Ground in Ghana

Unveiling the Future of Facility Management

1-2 August | Ghana, Africa

Get ready for the first-ever IFMA Global Africa Conference in Ghana, August 1-2! Hosted by the International Facility Management Association, this event will unite FM professionals, thought leaders, and experts across Africa. Dive into a world of innovation with keynotes, panels, workshops, and networking sessions, highlighting the vital role of FM in shaping Africa’s built environments. Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of the FM industry’s future in Africa!

Initiatives + Advancement

The European Green Deal

IFMA EMEA is actively involved with the European Green Deal in various capacities. We recently released a position paper supporting the Renovation Wave Strategy. In addition to these efforts, you can expect a voice who understands the unique challenges of European FMs. 

Read the position paper on Renovation Wave Strategy.

EU Green Deal
EU CEN Liason

Official Liaison Partner to CEN

IFMA EMEA is as an official liaison partner with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and is instrumental in helping develop and define standards at the European level. 

Technical Committees on which we serve include:

Expanding Research & Benchmarking

IFMA EMEA and IFMA's research and benchmarking is expanding their studies into the EMEA region. Current reports and surveys include:

Global Salary and Compensation Report Purchase report →

Europe Operations & Maintenance Benchmarking white papers (3)

  • Sustainability Programs & Initiatives 

  • Concierge Services & Contract Management Practices

  • Maintenance Costs & Facilities Soft Services Practices

Download white papers →
Middle East Operations & Maintenance Benchmarking Report

Purchase report (English) →

Purchase report (Arabic) →

Africa Operations & Maintenance Benchmarking Survey  Purchase Report →
Global FM Trends Survey Coming soon!

Learn more about upcoming research projects with IFMA. Stay up-to-date with the latest research and benchmarking news and reports by subscribing to the newsletter.

EU Research & Benchmarking

Globally-recognized credentials to help you grow

Our education is developed by world-class experts drawing on our 40+ years of leading the industry.

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Facility Management Professional® (FMP®)

Gain the skills you need. This is a great course for business professionals and others new to the facility management industry.


Sustainable Facility Professional® (SFP®)

Develop your expertise in sustainable facility management practices. Great for new and experienced FMs.


Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®)

Assess your knowledge and understanding across all 11 FM core competencies and earn the industry's gold-standard certification.


Education Training Affiliates

IFMA’s Education Training Affiliates (ETAs) are established providers of adult learning in regions around the world. ETAs are approved by IFMA to offer courses led by IFMA Qualified Instructors — including the FMP and SFP credential programs, and CFM preparatory courses for the CFM Exam — to learners in their regions.

Meet your team

Lara Paemen

Lara Paemen

Managing Director, IFMA EMEA

I'm excited to connect with you and happy to help you find the best way to engage with IFMA and the facility management community of the EMEA region. 

Reach out if you have any questions or want more information on how IFMA EMEA can help you grow your career or presence in the FM industry. 

+32 476 991 808   •   •    Connect on LinkedIn

Dr. Matthew Tucker

Matthew Tucker, Ph.D.

Director of Research, IFMA

Based in the UK, Dr. Tucker will be overseeing IFMA's research initiatives and the Research Advisory Council.   •    Connect on LinkedIn

Lauren Kreuger

Lauren Krueger

Director of Sales Operations, IFMA

Based in Norway, Lauren can provide guidance and answers to your professional development questions to meet the goals of you and your organization.

Interested in providing training for your team? Let's talk about group discounts and training programs with your staff.

Does your organization want to become an IFMA training partner? Let's discuss our Education Training Affiliate program   •    Connect on LinkedIn

Lisa Mommaerts

Lisa Mommaerts

Management Assistant, IFMA EMEA

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Executive Board


Rue de Luxembourg 22-24
1000 Brussels


+32 476 991 808


IFMA EMEA maintains a strong connection with IFMA but with headquarters in Brussels, we are dedicated to serving the needs of our local chapters and regional members. Our focus is on building strong FM communities by providing regional programs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with respect for the local differences. IFMA EMEA partners with industry-related stakeholders and associations in this region and will further develop our relations with the European Commission and relevant institutions to have impact on policy makers.

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