Once a year, the global facilities management community comes together to recognise the FM industry.
This year, given the current situation, FMA Australia is holding a Virtual Networking Event to celebrate the day and bring our FM industry together.
Facilities managers are the people who keep our built environment functioning safely and efficiently, even during times of crisis, and there’s no better time than now to recognise that.
While it is sometimes a hidden and thankless job, FM professionals have continued to work during the current pandemic so that our hospitals, supermarkets and other essential facilities can remain open.
The theme of World FM Day 2020 is Celebrating our Environment, acknowledging our respect for the environment and our continuing focus on sustainability. The FM industry is a key driver of practices that support sustainability and resilience across the built environment.
Join us at this special event as we connect virtually, and raise a glass to our industry.
Location: Virtual live-streaming event
Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm AEST
Price: Members – $22 (including GST) Non-members – $42 (including GST)
Program: – Welcome – Speaker & video Presentations – Virtual Networking Session – BYO drinks
Guest Presenters: Duncan Waddell – Chair, Global FM & Managing Director, FM Intelligence (MC/Facilitator)
Jeffrey Robinson – Sustainable Buildings Leader – Aurecon (see bio below sponsors)
TOPIC: The Role of Facility Managers in Flattening The Climate Change Curve
Registration: Restricted access to the Virtual Event Portal will be provided direct to registered attendees prior to the event date
Jeffrey Robinson – Technical Director, Built Environment, Aurecon
Jeff is a Technical Director and Sustainability Consultant working in Aurecon’s Melbourne Office He has worked as a consulting engineer for over 33 years working in London, Ireland and for the last 23 years in Melbourne and overseas. He has been involved in the design of a wide variety of leading edge sustainable buildings and communities in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Europe and America.He is a passionate advocate for great Architecture and Urban Design and the design of sustainable and healthy buildings. Jeff is an experienced Green Star Accredited Professional, LEED AP, and Infrastructure Sustainability Professional and a member of the WELL Building Faculty. Jeff is the Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Victorian Sustainable Development Committee, a Technical Specialist on the Office of the Victorian Governments Design Review Panel, a Member of the South Australian Design Review panel, a Member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and a Climate Reality Leader.
Duncan Waddell – Chair, Global FM & Managing Director, FM Intelligence
As the company’s Managing Director Duncan Waddell is one of Australia’s leading authorities in the profession of facilities management. He has over 30 years of international management experience across facility, asset and corporate real estate fields and is a recognised keynote speaker at national and international conferences, forums and workshops and is a visiting lecturer at some of Australia’s leading universities. Duncan has worked with a wide range of international organisations including NAB, Coles, RMIT University, Macquarie University, Westpac, IBM, General Electric, Lend Lease and Shell Australia. Duncan Is a Life Member and former Chairman of the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMAA). Duncan is also the Chairman of Global FM, the federation of FM Associations from countries around the world. He is a Member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)