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Network with facility managers in your region and around the world. Get access to the events and professional development you need to succeed.

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.


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.


Get industry-leading

certifications and training 

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


Jump ahead of the competition

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


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.


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.


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. 

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. 

IFMA Chapters

Alliance Partners

Europe Chapters

Middle East Chapters

Coming soon!

Africa Chapters

Alliance Chapters

“Being part of the IFMA EMEA family brings so much value to our chapter and its members. Sharing ideas, knowledge and contacts over the borders is invaluable and advances the industry."

FMN Alliance

– Maija Patjas, Chair of IFMA Finland Chapter

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

Sponsors with a Shared Vision

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

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

Aligned interests

We work toward the same goals

Improved brand awareness

Increase your brand's recognition with FMs

Knowledge sharing

Members receive increased access to resources and content

Position yourself as a thought leader

Target your content to those who want and need to know about your organization

Increased reach

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

Speaking opportunities

Present to FM professionals during IFMA's World Workplace Europe Conference. 

Collaboration on EMEA initiatives

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

Connect with decision-makers

Engage with the EMEA Board of Directors during a quarterly meeting

Increased value for members

Members of either organization receive member benefits, discounts and more

Direct connection

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

EMEA Partners

African FM Network

IFMA and IFMA EMEA support the African FM community through an on-going survey to identify skills and training gaps in the African FM industry.
Results coming soon.

Dansk Facilities Management (DFM) Alliance

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

📚  Read more

Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) Alliance

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.

➡️  Learn more about FMN





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 IFMA EMEA's position paper on Renovation Wave Strategy.

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 surveys include:

Operations & Maintenance Benchmarking Survey Europe

Report coming soon!

Operations & Maintenance Benchmarking Survey Middle East

Coming soon!

Global FM Trends Survey

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.

Today, the challenges for facility management are enormous. By improving the connection with our members and increasing the collaboration with our stakeholders we will contribute to a more sustainable built environment.”

FMN Alliance

– Jos Duchamps, Chair of IFMA EMEA

Globally-recognized credentials to help you grow

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

Sustainable Facility Professional® (SFP®)

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

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.

Certified Facility Manager®


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

Are you interested in becoming a trainer for IFMA credentials? Contact us.

Meet Your Team

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

Lauren Krueger

Director of Sales Operations at 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 talk about our Education Training Affiliate program

Jeffrey Saunders

Director of Research at IFMA

Jeffrey Saunders is leading IFMA's research initiatives. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, his expertise in strategic futures studies with an emphasis in those shaping the future of work, work forces and work spaces will bring additional guidance to the EMEA region's FM industry and the around the world. 



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