World FM day is on 12 May 2021 and is an initiative run through Global FM . The purpose of World FM Day is to recognize and celebrate the vital work that workplace and facilities managers do and how the wider industry contributes to the business worldwide. EuroFM wishes to celebrate World FM Day with students, educators and those interested in careers in FM who will form an important part of how FM will be “standing tall beyond the pandemic” which is this year’s World FM Day theme.
As the future of how FM is shaped, we encourage students to engage with speakers invited to discuss career development in FM and FM trends that are arising in South Africa. In addition, we raise the question are universities doing enough for our students to prepare for the unpredictable world that the pandemic has shown and where FM has rose to the many challenges.
• Global FM – Duncan Waddell
• EuroFM – what it is and why it is good for students to be involved?
|15.10||EuroFM Ambassador Videos|
|15.20||Developing a career in FM|
Christian Schlicht – Central Europe Chapter Core Net Global
|15.50||EuroFM Ambassador Videos|
|16.00||South African perspective on FM Trends|
Andrew Mason, CEO WorkplaceFundi
|16.30||Open discussion on the topic “Are universities preparing students enough for FM careers?” |
with guest speakers and Dave Collins (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
and Kaisa Airo (Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland)
|16.50||Winners of Poll + Formal Close and finish with EuroFM Ambassador Videos|