IFMA EMEA is officially launched

IFMA has introduced the state formation of the Global Facility Management Association European countries, Center East, Africa (IFMA EMEA).

july 2021

The association which grew to become a legal entity by 1, will end up being governed by a plank of directors and brought by employees in Belgium.

In accordance with IFMA, “knowing the expanding FM marketplace, IFMA EMEA will undoubtedly be preferably positioned and in a position to meet the unique situations in each one of these regions and offer optimal opportunities for development to its EMEA-based users and the broader FM local community”.

Advantages to the IFMA EMEA neighborhood includes local professional coaching and development, and research possibilities.

Peter Ankerstjerne, IFMA Global Table of Directors Seat commented: “I’m actually excited that we is now able to start IFMA EMEA as another entity using its own professional table, associated with IFMA’s strategic initiatives closely, values and plans. I highly believe this will assist us propel the FM career to another level and drive development in your community.”

Don Gilpin, IFMA President and CEO additional: “The part of the FM expert is becoming more strategic in character. With expanding duties and skills – specifically post-pandemic and with development across sectors such as for example construction and infrastructure globally – the facility management sector is projected to progress rapidly; however, knowing of FM’s requirement and contribution for FM providers varies regionally. IFMA EMEA shall concentrate advocacy efforts and academic and networking resources particular to professionals in European countries, the center Africa and East. This can open doors to brand new possibilities for FMs in those areas and support global business standards and guidelines, which is best for everyone.” 


IFMA EMEA Panel of Directors
  • Jos Duchamps (Belgium), IFMA EMEA Chair and IFMA Plank Liaison
  • Erik Jaspers (HOLLAND)
  • Helena Ohlsson Skjeld (Sweden)
  • Dr. Marie Puybaraud (France)
  • Deborah Rowland (UK)
  • Jaime Pire (Spain)
  • Alexey Grinchenko (Russia)
  • Peter Prischl (Austria)
  • Jan Dunkelberg (Germany)
  • Don Gilpin (US)  IFMA CEO and President

Jos Duchamps, IFMA EMEA Seat mentioned:  “As incoming seat of IFMA EMEA, I’m seeking to building and implementing our regional plan forward. Today, the problems for facility administration are massive. By improving the bond with our people and improving the collaboration with this stakeholders we will donate to a far more sustainable built atmosphere.” 

Lara Paemen, IFMA EMEA’s Handling Director located in Belgium, offers served in this regional administration function since 2018 and is really a known person in the IFMA executive group. She commented:  “It is a historical second for our association. IFMA EMEA shall maintain a solid reference to ifma but with headquarters in Brussels, we will be in a position to serve the requirements of our nearby chapters and regional associates even better. We will continue building solid FM communities and roll out our regional system in Europe, the center Africa and East, with regard for the neighborhood differences. IFMA EMEA would be the companion to industry-associated stakeholders and associations in this area and we will more create our relations with the European Commission and appropriate institutions to have effect on policy makers. I’m honored to consider this next thing for IFMA and appearance forward to the new problem.” 

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