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MEFMA to discuss role of FM in built environment at Confex 2013

Its research report to provide starting point for conducting component reference life assessment

| | Feb 7, 2013 | 4:56 pm
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Its research report to provide starting point for conducting component reference life assessment

The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), the dedicated platform for the industry, by the industry, serving the Middle East FM community, has revealed that it will discuss the role of facilities management in the evolution of the built environment in Middle East that integrates people, process, place and technology, during the MEFMA Annual Confex 2013 at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina from February 10 to 11. MEFMA has said that it will also conduct an exclusive presentation of the key findings of its latest “Facility and Equipment Reference and Estimated Service Life Research Report”, complementing the series of accredited training programmes, educational courses, seminars, conferences, and extensive regional networking and fund-raising events that have been lined up for the second edition of the MEFMA Annual Confex.

Organised under the theme “Engaging the Region’s Built Environment”, the MEFMA Annual Confex 2013 will gather MEFMA members and leaders in the field to discuss the most pressing issues as well as challenges and opportunities in the regional and global FM industry, the announcement said. The organisation claimed that its research report, in particular, would provide a starting point for its members to conduct component reference life assessment, a critical design process that supports facilities managers as they strive to ensure that the service life of a facility is equal to or greater than its design life.

Speaking against the backdrop of the forthcoming event, HE Marwan Bin Ghalita, CEO, Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) and Chairman MENARES, said: “With a steadily increasing number of companies and organisations in the region, recognising the distinct advantages of facilities management, including cost and energy efficiencies, the regional FM industry is expected to witness sustained growth in the months ahead. This further underlines the importance of the upcoming edition of the MEFMA Annual Confex as the event will serve as the perfect platform for industry peers to discuss challenges and opportunities, and share best practices.”

Jamal Abdulla Lootah, President of MEFMA and CEO of Imdaad, said: “Facilities Management plays a vital role in promoting sustainability and energy conservation in the society. The MEFMA research report, in fact, provides a good starting point for component reference life assessment, making it an invaluable tool to enhance the sustainable use of resources and facilities across the Middle East.”

Ali Al Suwaidi, MEFMA Board Member and Vice President of IDAMA, added: “IDAMA, being one of the founding members of MEFMA, is strongly focused on enhancing the standards and best practices in facilities management and making them more relevant to the specific needs and demands of Middle East enterprises. The special MEFMA presentation about the role of facilities management in the evolution of the built environment in Middle East will provide key insights about the challenges, emerging technologies, top trends, growth drivers and long-term outlook of the FM industry in the Middle East.


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