February 2024

Feb 21 Los Angeles, CA, US Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit: Los Angeles Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute (CRDMI); Association of Medical Facilities Professionals (AMFP)

Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit: Los Angeles

The renowned Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summits have hosted over 5,000 attendees in 25 major healthcare markets over the past five years. “Piloting Healthcare’s Road to Recovery” will cover the planning, real estate, design, construction and operation of Hospitals | Clinics | ASCs | MOBs | Retail | Telehealth | Hospital @ Home | Mobile Care | Non-Clinical | Academic & Research Facilities at healthcare locations in cities nationwide.

Professionals who own, operate, design, build and finance medical buildings will explore how healthcare design, construction, operations and regulations have changed during the past two years. Examine the trends and technologies reshaping existing and future healthcare facilities. Gain valuable insights you can put to work the next day. A Summit summary/recap and presentation materials will be provided to all attendees.

Presented by CRDMI and its educational partner AMFP, the summits address key influencers and decision makers, including senior healthcare leaders, architects, designers, engineers, developers, contractors, facilities managers (FMs), security directors, real estate brokers, property managers, attorneys, investors and lenders. See detailed sessions and speakers, CEU certifications (5 CEU hours: AIA HSW | AHA | CHFM | CHC | CHESP | Engineers PDH), and programming information for the Los Angeles Summit online.

For Recaps & Takeaways from Past Summits, visit SquareFootage.net.

The McMorrow Reports Healthcare is a Media Partner for the Summits.

Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit: Los Angeles

Feb 26 - Feb 29 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia FM Expo Saudi [part of The Big 5 Construct Saudi] dmg::events

FM Expo Saudi

Part of The Big 5 Construct Saudi major event for construction and buildings, FM EXPO Saudi (Facilities Management Solutions) convenes the entire FM and cleaning industry in Saudi Arabia. FM Expo Saudi brings expertise, technology, and products together under one roof to drive the industry forward. This co-located showcase welcomes an international line-up of top-tier manufacturers and is an ideal place to grow your network, find inspiration and source the latest products available in the facility management and cleaning industry.

The Big 5 Construct Saudi annual international show convenes thousands of architects, engineers, FMs, project managers and other building industry-related professionals involved in the commissioning, design and building stage of projects to benefit from education sessions, a comprehensive exhibition, and networking opportunities. Thousands of technology, machinery, material and product suppliers tackle the biggest construction challenges for producing innovative projects, streamlining production and reducing overall costs. Free CPD-certified seminars and workshops cover important subjects including LEED and FIDIC contract conditions. This year’s event is expected to convene 55,000+ attendees and 1,100+ exhibiting companies from 40+ countries, and to showcase 20,000+ products and services. Admission is free for trade and industry professionals.

Co-located events include:

  • HVACR Expo Saudi
  • Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia
  • FM Expo Saudi
  • Windows, Doors & Facades Event Saudi

FM Expo Saudi [part of The Big 5 Construct Saudi]


March 2024

Mar 3 - Mar 8 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Light + Building 2024 Messe Frankfurt

Light + Building 2024

The Light + Building 2024 international meeting place will focus on lighting trends in all their facets; the electrification and digitalization of home and building service technology; and connected security technology. The energy transition in the building sector makes a decisive contribution to achieving climate protection goals. The way in which people live, work and interact in towns and in buildings is changing continuously. Tomorrow’s building services technology must be able to adapt to the changing and varying demands placed on it. We need interfaces for new sources of energy; the systems must be interoperable and efficient operation should be a matter of course in terms of emissions and economic efficiency. Electrification represents the foundation stone for greater sustainability and a building sector capable of meeting future demands. Accordingly, the motto of Light + Building 2024 is “Be Electrified.”

Based on this motto, the three top themes cover the most important trends and developments in the areas of living, working and mobility in tomorrow’s world: Connectivity, Sustainability and Work + Living. More than 1,300 exhibitors from close to 50 countries will present their innovations. Light + Building will be complemented by the Digital Extension for an additional form of interaction with customers, partners and journalists.


Light + Building 2024

Mar 5 - Mar 7 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia CoreNet Global APAC 2024: Kuala Lumpur CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global Summit APAC 2024

Although we have been conditioned to produce a single, definitive answer to a question or problem, complex challenges rarely come with a singular, simple solution. While uncertainty can be seen as a threat or risk, embracing the discomfort is the new norm. A leader’s ability to navigate change, disruption, and uncertainty is paramount in a world that has become increasingly turbulent and volatile. Today’s issues have many interdependent elements that change in unpredictable ways and lead to unforeseen outcomes. While it can be tempting to break a challenge into various components to “solve,” this assumes that one has greater control over the problem at hand. It can also narrow your view and obscure your perspective. “Zooming out” can help leaders shine a light on assumptions that may not be visible from the trenches. An elevated vantage point can enable a view of larger patterns and inter-dependencies leading to adaptation, re-calibration, and new solutions. “Zooming out” can equip corporate real estate professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to emerge as thoughtful leaders who may not have a single answer but know how to ask the right questions.

Themed “Zoom Out: The Power of Perspective,” the 2024 CoreNet Global Summit will help hundreds of CRE/FM attendees advance their skills, connect with peers, be recognized for their achievements, and stay updated on the latest trends and innovations that are reshaping the way we do business. Numerous educational sessions are offered, including two inspirational general sessions.

CoreNet Global APAC 2024: Kuala Lumpur

Mar 5 - Mar 7 London, United Kingdom Futurebuild 2024 Futurebuild

Futurebuild 2024

The Futurebuild 2024 exhibition continues its mission in taking a stand for a better built environment. The sustainable construction industry event provides the stage for inspiring ideas, innovative solutions and knowledge sharing. The event convenes specifiers, decision-makers and disruptive thinkers in one place to exchange know-how, discover game-changing new products and technologies, and forge new business connections to accelerate the journey to net zero. More than 15,000 professionals from across the entire supply chain including architects, housebuilders, developers, consultants, contractors and manufacturers come together to discover these solutions and find new ways of delivering quality buildings more sustainably, while meeting and exceeding regulatory and compliance requirements. Hundreds of leading exhibitors showcase the latest products and cutting-edge technology for new build, refurbishment, residential, commercial and industrial projects.

NEW for 2024: The National Retrofit Conference. This three-day conference is dedicated to scaling-up retrofit programs, initiatives and best practice to advance national retrofitting ambitions.

Futurebuild 2024

Mar 5 - Mar 7 Santa Fe, NM, US Green Schools Conference (GSC) Center for Green Schools (CGS) at the USGBC; Green Schools National Network

Green Schools Conference (GSC) 2024The Green Schools Conference (GSC) brings together everyone involved in creating and advocating for green schools, with a focus on those leading their schools and school systems toward whole school sustainability. The three-day event offers those in the green schools community — including those who lead, operate, build and teach in schools — a deep dive into the most pressing green school topics within the areas of environmental impact, health and wellness, environmental and sustainability education, and whole-school sustainability culture. Attendees explore interdisciplinary content in general sessions and collaborate with peers to address specific challenges, exchange best practices, and enhance green school initiatives nationwide. 2024 education sessions focus on leveraging new funding sources and models, understanding the intersectionality of sustainability and equity, empowering youth to participate in climate action, and using nature-based strategies for education and wellness. Networking activities, eXchange Showcase, luncheons, the Best of Green Schools Awards Ceremony and Reception, and inspirational keynote presentations are also featured.

Green Schools Conference (GSC)

Mar 6 - Mar 7 Rotterdam, Netherlands World Workplace Europe 2024 IFMA EMEA; Facility Management Nederland (FMN); EuroFM

Position yourself as a thought leader in FM

Partnering with World Workplace Europe offers a unique chance to align your brand with industry excellence. Gain direct access to influential facility management professionals, showcasing your offerings to key decision-makers. By supporting this premier event, you demonstrate commitment to sector growth and connect with industry leaders, solidifying your position as a thought leader in facility management.

Join us as a partner and make an impact across the built environment:

  • Elevate your brand’s industry profile.
  • Distinguish yourself in front of your target audience.
  • Forge connections with key stakeholders in the FM community.
  • Generate leads and cultivate stronger business relationships.

View all opportunities »

World Workplace Europe 2024

Mar 8 - Mar 11 Phoenix, AZ, US IIBEC 2024 International Convention & Trade Show [building enclosures] IIBEC

IIBEC 2024 International Convention & Trade Show (building enclosures)Join an expected 1,700 consultants, architects, engineers, design professionals, and other experts who specialize in roofing, waterproofing, windows, cladding, and exterior wall technologies to exchange knowledge, expertise, and the latest advancements in roofing technology. IIBEC’s premier annual building enclosure event features four days of education, a two-day trade show with 140 exhibitors, and 6 live product demonstrations. Attendees from around the world can meet with fellow building exterior consultants and specifiers, discover the newest developments in building enclosure technology, and earn a full year’s worth of CEH requirements at one event, including credit for time spent on the show floor. New for 2024: IIBEC Excellence in Building Enclosure Consulting Award.

IIBEC 2024 International Convention & Trade Show [building enclosures]

Mar 12 - Mar 14 Baltimore, MD, US National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT 2024) FacilitiesNet

NFMT 2024

Experience firsthand the latest trends and technologies shaping the future of facilities management. From smart building solutions to sustainable practices, NFMT offers a comprehensive platform to stay informed and inspired. The FacilitiesNet brand, including Building Operating Management magazine, Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine, fnPrime membership, and the ProFM credential, offers this 23rd annual comprehensive three-day conference and trade show. The event is free to attend, convening some 5,000 FM-related professionals from across the U.S. and abroad representing all types of facilities, along with industry experts and leading suppliers.

One of the largest FM events in the country, NFMT 2024 provides up-to-date advancements and knowledgeable practices in the management, operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of nonresidential buildings. Discover the latest facility management innovations and solutions at NFMTs Expo Hall; explore a wide range of more than 300 exhibitors showcasing cutting‐edge products and services that can revolutionize your FM practices.


National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT 2024)


April 2024

Apr 17 - Apr 19 Madrid, Spain ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024 ASHRAE; ASHRAE Spain Chapter

The ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024 is a must-attend event for all stakeholders in the built environment industry who are passionate about reducing carbon emissions from buildings and infrastructure. This 3rd ASHRAE topical conference provides a unique opportunity for professionals to share information, exchange ideas and collaborate on the design, construction, ownership and operation of facilities that have a minimal or neutral impact on the environment in terms of carbon footprint. Its primary objective is to enrich the knowledge base while fostering global collaborations in decarbonization efforts, ultimately leading to a sustainable future for our planet. Join ASHRAE at this groundbreaking event and be a part of the solution towards a greener, more sustainable built environment.

ASHRAE International Building Decarbonization Conference 2024

Apr 22 - Apr 25 Atlanta, GA, US Coverings 2024: The Global Tile & Stone Experience Taffy Event Strategies

Coverings 2024 event banner

Coverings is the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Discover more than 1,000 global exhibitors from 40 countries, “breathtaking” product innovations, invaluable insights, and crucial industry connections you need to grow your business. The exposition and conference serve as a valuable and complimentary education resource for all segments of the industry, with dozens of learning opportunities throughout the show. Coverings attracts 25,000+ distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders, real estate developers, as well as journalists, reporters and bloggers who cover the tile and stone industry. Show sponsors are: Ceramics of Italy / Confindustria Ceramica, Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association of Spain (ASCER) / Tile of Spain, Tile Council of North America (TCNA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA).


Coverings 2024: The Global Tile & Stone Experience


June 2024

Jun 10 - Jun 12 Chicago, IL, US NeoCon 2024 [commercial interiors] Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

NeoCon 2024

This 56th annual major commercial interiors event attracts architecture, design and FM professionals and specifiers from around the world who design, plan, or manage any type of commercial interior, to experience product innovations and developing industry macro-trends. A launch pad for innovation, NeoCon offers ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. The exhibition comprises nearly 1 million sq. ft. of exhibition space, covering a spectrum of vertical markets including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government. Over 400 of the industry’s major manufacturers as well as hot emerging companies will showcase thousands of game-changing new products and services in categories including furniture, fabrics, flooring, interior building products, interior finishes and technology. The exhibition of NeoCon is complemented by first-class educational programming featuring daily keynotes and array of accredited seminars and special programs.

Best of NeoCon 2024

The Best of NeoCon awards program, held annually since 1990, continues honoring outstanding new products from NeoCon exhibiting companies. The Best of NeoCon 2024 will feature entries in 54 product categories evaluated by a diverse jury of leading architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers with expertise spanning commercial, healthcare, education and hospitality sectors. The product submissions site opens March 1, 2023. Winners will be announced at an awards event when NeoCon 2023 officially opens the morning of June 10 at theMART. Eileen McMorrow, editor-in-chief of The McMorrow Reports + FMLink, continues as the director of The Best of Neocon for 2024.

NeoCon 2024 [commercial interiors]

Jun 22 - Jun 26 Indianapolis, IN, US ASHRAE Annual Conference 2024 (HVAC-R systems) ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

ASHRAE 2024 bannerASHRAE 2024 is ASHRAE’s major annual conference focused on increasing the efficiency of buildings and building systems, with resources to design, build, control, commission and operate high-efficiency facilities. “Legislative initiatives, electrification, artificial intelligence, and other technological and social forces are impacting ASHRAE members across all aspects the built environment,” said Brian Fronk, technical conference chair. “The program tracks for the 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Indianapolis seek to explore the challenges and opportunities in responding to these changes, while continuing to focus on core HVAC&R fundamentals, equipment, and research and development.” The program meets continuing education requirements, and most sessions are approved for LEED AP credits and AIA learning units.

ASHRAE Annual Conference 2024 (HVAC-R systems)


September 2024


November 2024