MEFMA records key milestones in H1 2018
Association affirms continuing commitment to take regional FM industry to new heights
The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) recorded major milestones and key achievements during the first half of 2018 in its continuing efforts to provide a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals and stakeholders as well as support the regional industry’s sustainable growth.
The association’s accomplishments for the first six months of the year were highlighted by successful events that it hosted.
Jamal Lootah, president, MEFMA, said: “We take pride in the achievements and success of the association, which has helped drive in key growth to both MEFMA and the FM industry.”
“The association will work closely with like-minded organisations and associations for the continued growth of the regional and international FM industry. MEFMA must take advantage of the steady growth that the real estate sector is witnessing to further develop the industry, which is an integral part of the region's economic development,” he added.
During the first half, MEFMA staged a forum on energy efficiency simultaneous with the proceedings of the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre.
The association also organised an interactive FM workshop in Oman in February to help enhance the global contributions of the Middle East’s FM community.
In addition, MEFMA hosted a forum and workshop covering the role of FM in the freehold sector in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
MEFMA also held the Confex Dubai 2018 in April with companies participating in conferences and leaning more about the ISO for the FM industry.
The event reviewed the potential of the FM sector in the region and how companies could play an important role in maintaining this expected increase in revenues. The association also released three reports titled ‘Performance Benchmarking in Facilities Management,’ which indicated strong activity within the core services of utility FM companies; ‘ISO 41000 Facility Management – a global management system standard;’ and ‘How smart buildings can deliver long-term asset sustainability.’