MEFMA to hold sixth edition of Confex in Dubai
The Middle East Facilities Management Association is set to hold the 6th edition of the Annual MEFMA Confex at The Address Dubai Marina, UAE from 13 to 14 March, 2017, with speakers from Meraas, Emaar, CREDO, and Initial Saudi, among others.
The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) has announced that it will be holding the sixth edition of the Annual MEFMA Confex at The Address Dubai Marina, UAE from 13 to 14 March, 2017.
The focus of this year’s edition will reportedly be on the people connecting each aspect of the sector, with two workshops on stakeholder management and career development in FM set to open the event.
As per the announcement, the event will also feature a number of panel discussions and sessions on key themes and issues affecting the FM industry, including innovation and technology in FM, creating synergy through total facilities management (TFM), leadership in the sector, and FM with the Owners Association Industry. Representatives from regional firms like Emaar, Meraas, Initial Saudi, Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu, and CREDO, among others, are expected to participate as speakers and panellists.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, President of MEFMA and CEO of Imdaad, said: “The global outsourced FM industry is expected to be worth $1tn by 2025, with integrated services to have a fair share of 35% of the sector’s revenue by then. With these projections, we hope to bring the local FM sector at par with international standards and make it a competitive player in the international market.”
He added: “This year’s MEFMA Confex will address the growing demand for quality and professionalism in the FM sector, and we aim to put at the heart of the discussion the importance of working in facilities management as a career. Education is, therefore, a key factor given that the increasing trend across the UAE and the GCC FM market is to outsource FM services.”