July 2024

Jul 21 - Jul 24 Anaheim, CA, US ASHE Health Care Facilities Innovation Conference ASHE

ASHE Health Care Facilities Innovation Conference 2024The 61st annual ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition is now rebranded as the inaugural Health Care Facilities Innovation Conference, reflecting ASHE’s commitment to equipping its members to meet the opportunities and challenges presented by the rapidly changing healthcare field. This premier event brings together thousands of professionals who design, build, maintain and operate hospitals and other healthcare facilities to learn about new developments in the field, network with others, and find solutions to their challenges. ASHE members include health care facilities managers (FMs), hospital and system executive leadership, construction managers, infection preventionists, safety professionals, and technicians and others who share a dedication to optimizing healthcare facilities and creating and maintaining safe healing environments. ASHE 2024 offers 8 education tracks: Administration; Assessing Risk; Compliance; Energy Management; Finance Management; Health Care Project Management; Maintenance & Operations; and Sustainability.


ASHE Health Care Facilities Innovation Conference

Jul 21 - Jul 23 Philadelphia, PA, US SCUP 2024 Annual Conference [higher education planning] Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

SCUP 2024SCUP 2024, the Society for College and University Planning’s annual international event convenes a wide cross-section of higher education planning professionals from the academic, budget, facilities, and strategic planning offices and professional firms. At SCUP 2024 these organizations think strategically and gain cross-disciplinary knowledge, exposure to emerging issues, and skills to effectively integrate planning efforts with their institution’s mission, vision and academic priorities.

SCUP 2024 offers keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops and school case studies, with CEUs available, as well as an Exhibit area, campus and other tours, and networking opportunities. The event covers such compelling FM-related topics as leading innovation; adaptation and resilience in higher education; equity and inclusion in design; community college planning; future-proof research campuses; enrollment at small vs. large institutions; campus performance data; future of food on campus; and many more. The SCUP Planning Institute will be offered as a pre-and post-conference workshop for a deeper dive into integrated planning. Discounts are offered for multiple team members from the same institution.

SCUP 2024 Annual Conference [higher education planning]

Jul 22 - Jul 24 Phoenix, AZ, US Exchange24: AHE Education & Solution Summit [healthcare environment] Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA)

Exchange24 AHE Summit

The annual education event organized by the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA), Exchange24: AHE Education & Solutions Summit, convenes healthcare environmental services (EVS) professionals for challenging education, innovative products and networking. Connect with environmental services (EVS) leaders and explore cutting-edge solutions and emerging best practices to prepare your organization for what comes next. The last few years changed everything — now more than ever, a clean environment is recognized as a critical component of healthcare. Environmental services professionals are central to ensuring safe and clean environments of care and the overall functioning of healthcare facilities. The knowledge sharing and networking at this event will help you elevate your environmental services department and position yourself and your team as strategic leaders at your organization.

Exchange24 Summit is the only event built by and designed for health care environmental services leaders to learn, network and find solutions to EVS challenges. The new and improved Summit offers more active engagement than ever before, with conversation circles, group working sessions, and other opportunities for peer interaction.  Attend the Exchange24 Summit and you will join a thriving community and build lasting connections in an inspiring learning environment.

CPE credits are available for education sessions, and training and certification are offered for the CHESP and CMIP programs. Exchange24 Summit provides EVS leaders with far-reaching knowledge to make informed decisions. Exchange24 Summit’s educational program will cover best practices and new trends in: Staffing, Employee Retention and Sustainability, Disinfection, Floor care, Linen Management, Waste Management, Leadership and more.

More than a trade show, the Exchange24 Summit focuses on making connections and providing solutions to the most pressing everyday problems in the healthcare environment such as cleaning and surface disinfection, waste management, laundry processing, pest control, safety and security, flooring / carpets / tile, restroom fixtures, infection prevention, grounds management, construction / plant operations / maintenance, carts / moving systems, environmental sustainability and more. Exhibitors provide white papers, case studies, product evaluation, comparison charts, check lists and more.

Exchange24: AHE Education & Solution Summit [healthcare environment]

Jul 23 - Jul 24 Singapore IFMA’s World Workplace Asia Pacific 2024 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia Pacific 2024Part of the successful IFMA World Workplace series of international events, World Workplace Asia Pacific 2024 takes place in Singapore July 23-24.  The International Facility Management Association event is comprised of a conference covering the latest trends and developments including education sessions, a trade show with product demonstrations and professional networking opportunities.

IFMA’s World Workplace Asia Pacific 2024

Jul 28 - Jul 31 Portland, OR, US VenueConnect 2024 [public assembly venues] International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

VenueConnect 2024

VenueConnect 2024 is IAVM’s 99th Annual Conference and Trade Show hosting professionals from a spectrum of public assembly venues including arenas, convention centers, amphitheaters, fairgrounds, performing arts centers, stadiums and universities. VenueConnect 2024 inspires industry leaders, provides targeted education, and brings attendees together to create valuable professional connections, explore innovative ideas and current trends in the venue management industry, tour venues across all sectors, and learn from leaders in the field. Not your typical conference, VenueConnect 2024 is the only industry conference that inspires industry leaders, provides targeted education, and brings attendees together to create relationships that last a lifetime.

What You Can Expect from VC24:

  • Targeted Education: Gain access to current trends and topics for industry professionals today from top industry leaders.
  • Amazing Speakers: Learn more about venue safety and security, sales and marketing trends, leadership, guest services, diversity and inclusion, and more! With speakers like Karina LeBlanc, Portland Thorns General Manager and President of Soccer Operations, prepare to be inspired!
  • Connections for Life: Make valuable professional connections, explore new and innovative ideas in the venue management industry, and learn from leaders in the field.
  • Venue Partners and Suppliers: Meet and greet more than 150 exhibitors and indulge in networking opportunities with venue industry professionals.
  • Fun: Enjoy venue tours, Foundation TopGolf, the DILC Celebration for a Cause receptions, and the Closing Night Party.

VenueConnect 2024 [public assembly venues]

Jul 30 - Aug 1 Pasadena, CA, US CFTA 2024 Annual Conference [campus FM technology] Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA)

CFTA 2024

With historic buildings, luscious landscapes, and California sunshine that provides a plethora of light, Pasadena is the perfect place to host the CFTA 2024 Annual Conference. CFTA brings together campus FM technology professionals and solution leaders for three days of engaging educational sessions, round table discussions, networking, campus tours, and community fun in a collaborative environment. Learn and discuss best practices, connect with your peers, hear about the latest innovations, and feel energized to design and manage your campus systems navigating the path forward. Pre-conference technical sessions on the latest FM technologies and trends are led by world leaders in FM technologies, and breakout sessions are led by university and FM solutions innovators. Topics include asset management, BIM, CAD, digital twins, document management, drones, GIS, integrated workplace management systems, national standards, new technologies, space information and management, system/data integration, utilities, and more. Stay abreast of the latest campus FM technology trends from industry leaders and learn from actual end-user experiences from seasoned practitioners. Enjoy hours of dedicated networking time in a fun, collaborative environment and nurture relationships and build contacts for future collaborations at CFTA 2024.

CFTA 2024 Annual Conference [campus FM technology]


August 2024

Aug 1 - Aug 2 Accra, Ghana IFMA Global Africa Facility Management Conference International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

IFMA Global AfricaThe inaugural IFMA Global Africa conference, taking place at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, will bring together FM professionals, thought leaders and experts from across Africa. IFMA Global Africa aims to be a collaborative hub for knowledge exchange and innovation in the FM industry. The conference will feature keynotes, panels, workshops and networking sessions, addressing the growing importance of FM in Africa’s rapidly advancing built environments. Facility management is shaping how this continent works, lives and plays like no other. As organizations focus on their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) plans, they will rely on FMs to strategize and realize those goals. This innaugural IFMA event will help FMs harness the resources, knowledge and networking to position themselves to be the trusted authorities to guide their organizations to operate effectively, efficiently and sustainably for the benefit of their people, product and planet.

IFMA Global Africa Facility Management Conference

Aug 4 - Aug 9 Pacific Grove, CA, US ACEEE 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

ACEEE 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

The ACEEE 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings returns to Asilomar Conference Grounds near Monterey, California. This 23rd biennial event inspires innovative thinking and collaboration. This year’s theme is urgent: “Equity and Climate Action: Time to Deliver”. In August 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), an unprecedented investment to transform our built environment and electricity sector to be safer and healthier, reducing carbon emissions and prioritizing the needs of underserved communities. At the same time, climate crisis is now a reality and is becoming more urgent and critical by the day. The Rhodium Group estimates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US increased by 1.3% in 2022.  While emissions from the electric power sector decreased in 2022, outside of the power sector, emissions increased slightly. The most significant increase was seen in direct emissions from buildings, which rose by 6% and was the only sector to rebound to pre-pandemic levels. This is our opportunity to right the ship, take advantage of this critical moment in history, and identify the innovations that will deliver climate justice through deep emissions reductions in our buildings, says ACEEE.

ACEEE 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Aug 7 - Aug 9 Denver, CO, US ASSP Safety 2024 Conference + Expo American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

ASSP Safety 2024

ASSP Safety 2024 Conference and Expo will take place in Denver, August 7-9. This American Society of Safety Professionals’ annual international event offers solutions to your greatest occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges through top-quality safety education options, along with numerous opportunities to network with 5,000 attendees across all job roles, industries, experience levels, geographies and demographics. Select from accredited concurrent education sessions that cover diverse topics and emerging issues, and are led by experts in the OSH field (CEUs available). Increase your business value as you build the skills and abilities you need to help your organization protect workers and improve overall performance. Pre- and post-conference courses provide an in-depth exploration of topics such as safety management systems, risk assessment and leadership to help you develop skills you can immediately put into practice. Talk to leading exhibitors from hundreds of companies and explore the latest product and service innovations so you can keep workers safe and take your safety programs to the next level.

ASSP Safety 2024 Conference + Expo

Aug 11 - Aug 13 Denver, CO, US ASID’s GATHER: Catalyst 2024 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

GATHER: Catalyst 2024GATHER: Catalyst 2024 is a new version of this national conference that highlights ASID-led innovation and idyllic change for the future of interior design. GATHER: Catalyst 2024 brings together volunteer leaders and members of the American Society of Interior Designers for a three-day event focused on exploring key strategic initiatives, leadership development, and inspirational learning.

Many of the main staples of GATHER such as quality CEU programming, networking opportunities, and unique experiences, are still a part of the event, just on a more intimate scale. The event will include suggested programming for national volunteers, chapter volunteers, student leaders, industry partners, and award winners, in addition to generally applicable leadership programming and opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences.

ASID’s GATHER: Catalyst 2024

Aug 12 - Aug 14 Washington, DC, US SIA’s AcceleRISE [young security professionals] Security Industry Association’s (SIA) RISE community

SIA's AcceleRISESIA’s AcceleRISE is an exciting, innovative conference presented by the SIA RISE community for emerging security leaders. The 2024 conference takes place in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital and home to many of the most influential leaders, power players and decision makers.

SIA’s AcceleRISE — hosted by the Security Industry Association’s RISE community — is an event for young professionals and those new to the security industry that’s different from your standard conference. AcceleRISE is where rising stars in the industry can take their career to the next level, make valuable connections and have fun.

SIA’s AcceleRISE offers fresh, engaging sessions covering topics like how to foster inclusive communities, decentralized ID in the security industry, optimizing customer experiences, transitioning from team player to team leader, sustainability and adaptive leadership and more.

SIA’s AcceleRISE [young security professionals]

Aug 15 - Aug 17 New York City, NY, US IES24 The Lighting Conference [lighting, technology, health] Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

IES24 The Lighting Conference

The preeminent conference for all things lighting, IES members and professionals from diverse disciplines interested in lighting meet at IES24 The Lighting Conference and exhibition to share new ideas, enhance lighting knowledge and skills, and help shape the future of the lighting profession. A true state of the industry event, the conference features dynamic speakers, hands-on workshops, CEUs, and networking.

This three-day event includes a day of hands-on workshops and two days of educational sessions and technical papers & presentations with valuable insights into the latest trends and technologies in the lighting industry and up to 24 CEU’s available! Topics include data-driven design, lighting control systems, color rendering concepts, light for ESG, outdoor lighting, lighting for dementia care and remote workers, and more. In addition to the learning opportunities, tabletop exhibits showcase the latest products and services.

IES24 The Lighting Conference is home to the world renowned Industry Progress Report, with leading manufacturers, exhibits and reception, Emerging Professionals Day, the Leadership Forum, and the industry benchmarking Illumination Awards and Gala.

IES24 The Lighting Conference [lighting, technology, health]

Aug 16 Virtual National Backflow Prevention Day, with Watts Watts

National Backflow Prevention DayNational Backflow Prevention Day celebrates backflow prevention and cross-connection control and those who install, maintain and test backflow preventers.

In honor of National Backflow Prevention Day, Watts will be running an eLearning promotion, through the month of August, where customers can re-take select backflow prevention modules. Those who complete 24 or more modules by August 31 will receive a free 360° rechargeable work light.

At 12 p.m. ET on Friday, August 16, Watts is also hosting an ASPE-accredited CEU webinar, “Mastering Backflow Prevention: Cutting-Edge Solutions and Benefits.” During the event, Watts will be announcing this year’s Backflow Hero award winners.

Register for the webinar here.

National Backflow Prevention Day, with Watts


September 2024

Sep 2 - Sep 4 East Melbourne, Australia FMA Ideaction.24 — National FM Conference & Exhibition Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA)


At Ideaction.24, facilities management industry professionals will come together to strengthen industry knowledge. Ideaction.24 is Australia’s only Facilities Management National Conference and Exhibition developed by the industry for the benefit of the industry.

As an employer of over 200,000 people, the facilities management industry contributes over $32 billion annually to the Australian economy and with an ever changing landscape of technology, materials and regulations, coupled with the need to meet occupiers expectations; keeping skills and knowledge up to date is crucial to unlocking value in the built environment.

The theme for Ideaction.24, “Building FM: From Theory to Reality,” depicts the importance of strengthening the FM industry through education and professionalism, which will be the overarching focus throughout the two-day event.

FMA Ideaction.24 — National FM Conference & Exhibition

Sep 4 Philadelphia, PA, US ISSA Hygieia Networking and Leadership Conference ISSA's Hygieia Network

HYGIEIA Networking

ISSA’s HYGIEIA Networking and Leadership Conferences are open to women and men, industry veterans and new hires, those seeking to develop their careers or simply network with their peers. These conferences feature inspiring speakers who cover topics regarding:

Building professional skillsets
Handling bias and discrimination in the workplace
Pay equity
And much more

The mission of ISSA’s HYGIEIA Network is to provide the programs, tools and support that enable all women in the cleaning industry to accelerate their careers and achieve their full potential. HYGIEIA’s vision is to make the industry one in which women actively choose careers because of unparalleled inclusiveness and the development and advancement opportunities they can access. Attendees will leave the conference feeling ready to break through the glass ceiling and fulfill their biggest goals.

ISSA Hygieia Networking and Leadership Conference

Sep 4 - Sep 6 Las Vegas, NV, US The EXPERIENCE Convention | Trade Show 2024 [cleaning, restoration] Restoration and Remediation Magazine / BNP Media

EXPERIENCE ConventionThe Experience Convention and Trade Show 2024 is designed for ambitious cleaning and restoration professionals seeking to grow their small business and increase profits.The Experience elevates the cleaning, restoration, and remediation expertise by helping attendees navigate new markets, enhance profitability, and refine skills under the guidance of industry experts.

The Experience Convention and Trade Show 2024 provides a consistent schedule of direct, hands-on training. Across three days, the conference features the very best the industry has to offer, including top-level keynote speakers, and the opportunity to learn from and network with multiple vendors on the trade show floor. Attend this step-by-step EXPERIENCE to increase knowledge and grow business. Expo Hall highlights include a Restoration Pavilion, Cleaning Pavilion, and IICRC Credits for full conference or Expo Hall-only attendees.

The EXPERIENCE Convention | Trade Show 2024 [cleaning, restoration]

Sep 10 - Sep 12 Botswana Facility Management Conference | Exhibition (FMCE Africa) Facility Management Conference and Exhibition

FMCE Africa 2024The Facility Management Conference and Exhibition, FMCE Africa 2024, champions industry awareness, knowledge exchange, and the implementation of forward-thinking strategies across Botswana, Africa, and the broader global industry. By collaborating with local asset stakeholders and business communities, FMCE fosters a thriving facilities management industry.

FMCE Africa 2024 operates as a dedicated hub for facilities management, offering:

  • Networking opportunities: FMCE brings together a diverse group of facilities management professionals from Botswana, Africa, and beyond. This provides an invaluable opportunity to connect with peers, industry leaders, and innovators, fostering relationships that can drive professional growth and collaboration.
  • Expert insight and knowledge sharing: FMCE Africa 2024 offers a platform for speakers and delegates to share their experiences, innovations, and best practices in facilities management. Participants can impart knowledge and also gain new insights from global industry experts.
  • Latest industry trends and technology: Stay abreast of the latest trends, technologies, and strategies in facilities management. FMCE Africa 2024 showcases cutting-edge technology advancements and explores emerging trends, providing knowledge and tools to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving field.
  • Contributions to a sustainable future: With a focus on sustainable practices in facilities management, FMCE Africa 2024 is the place to be for those passionate about making a difference. Attendees can contribute to discussions that align with the United Nations’ sustainable goals and help shape a more sustainable and resilient industry for the future.

Facility Management Conference | Exhibition (FMCE Africa)

Sep 11 - Sep 12 Sydney, Australia ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo 2024 ISSA

ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene ExpoISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is putting the cleaning industry on center stage during the annual ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo on September 11-12, 2024 at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). Join your industry peers for two full days of information sharing, education, relationship building, and product innovation at Australia’s only dedicated cleaning and hygiene show.

The ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo educational program offers two days of comprehensive learning and networking opportunities. Empower your team and grow your businesses with a program covering topics such as technology, innovation in the cleaning industry, supply chain and procurement, green cleaning and sustainability, as well as workforce development and training. The program is designed to equip participants with the latest industry insights, best practices, and strategies to help them stay ahead of the curve.  The 2024 INCLEAN Excellence Awards will be presented during the show.

ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo 2024

Sep 23 - Sep 27 Bologna, Italy CERSAIE, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings Edi.Cer SpA, Confindustria Ceramica, BolognaFiere


CERSAIE, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, will take place in Bologna, Italy, the heart of the Italian ceramics industry, September 23-27, 2024. With 600+ international exhibitors, facility management professionals at this year’s show can expect to see thousands of debut tile products that offer new design possibilities for commercial facilities.

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are especially appealing for commercial and institutional use. Along with their stunning aesthetic quality, ceramic and porcelain offer durability, versatility and inherent sustainable qualities. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are also naturally hygienic and easy to sanitize and clean an important attribute in healthcare and any commercial facility.

Featuring acclaimed international speakers, CERSAIE is the only fair in the world with 12 past Pritzker Prize-winning speakers, with the 13th soon to be announced for 2024. In addition, other extraordinary learning opportunities will be available for design professionals through the fair’s “Building, Dwelling, Thinking” series, a robust conference schedule with renowned international speakers in the field of architecture and design.

CERSAIE will once again host Tiling Town — the premier destination for the world of tile laying. With nearly 500 square yards of space in Hall 32, visitors at this year’s show will have the chance to attend technical seminars, talks, and live tile installation demos showing new format techniques for large formatted tiles and gauged porcelain tile panels, for large-scale wall and floor installations, that continue to push the boundaries of design and innovation in the Italian ceramics industry.

Founded in 1983, CERSAIE attracts 100,000+ visitors from over 160 countries annually. It offers design and building professionals an incomparable window into the newest trends, formats, innovations and cutting-edge installation techniques in ceramic tile and sanitaryware and the opportunity to cultivate meaningful connections. With hundreds of exhibitors showcasing thousands of products, CERSAIE offers the latest design and color trends in ceramic and porcelain tile products.

CERSAIE, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings


October 2024

Oct 9 - Oct 11 San Antonio, TX, US IFMA World Workplace 2024 International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

IFMA World Workplace 2024IFMA World Workplace 2024 is a comprehensive facilities management (FM) event for all facility professionals working in the built environment. Whether you’re a facilities manager, property manager, work in human resources, construction, or are a vendor or service provider to the FM industry, World Workplace offers thought leadership and education on facilities and how to manage them, as well as networking and lead-generating opportunities. Educational sessions address cutting-edge issues and trends along with proven techniques and best practices in several tracks and at all knowledge levels, with CEUs and CFM maintenance points available, as well as training for IFMA’s three credentials: CFM, FMP, and SFP.

Opening Keynote speaker, NFL legend, businessman and entrepreneur Emmitt Smith, will share perspectives on success, leadership and overcoming challenges. Smith’s accolades earned as a Dallas Cowboy and Arizona Cardinal include the NFL’s All Time Leading Rusher, MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII and induction into the NFL Hall of Fame. Currently, he leads several companies spanning real estate, construction, technology and renewable energy. His keynote will offer insights into his illustrious career on and off the field.

The comprehensive expo provides the latest products and solutions from hundreds of companies for every facet of every built environment, with product demonstrations for practical application of FM tools. Awards of Excellence are presented, and back-of-house facility tours provide insight.

IFMA World Workplace 2024

Oct 13 - Oct 16 Manama, Bahrain International Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management Conference (Maintcon 2024) Gulf Society for Maintenance & Reliability (GSMR); Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE)

Maintcon 2024 logo

MAINTCON 2024 represents a pivotal juncture in the ever-evolving landscape of maintenance, reliability, and asset management. Building on the success of previous editions, the 2024 edition promises to be even more dynamic, insightful, and impactful, with a remarkable participation of 2200+ delegates, 70+ dedicated sponsors and exhibitors, 80+ distinguished speakers, 8 engaging keynote sessions, and a wide range of activities including the GSMR Excellence Award, Women in Industry & Asset Management (WIAM), and the Innovation Corner. MAINTCON offers the opportunity to undertake international examinations for Maintenance & Asset Reliability Certification (MARC) and the Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA).

International Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management Conference (Maintcon 2024)


November 2024