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MEFMA records key milestones during H1 2018

Association affirms continuing commitment to take regional FM industry to new heights, President says

| | Jul 5, 2018 | 9:36 am
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Dubai, UAE, 5 July 2018: The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) recorded significant milestones during the first half of 2018, in its efforts to provide a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals as well as support the regional industry’s sustainable growth in the 21st century, the association said in a Press communiqué.

Jamal Lootah

Jamal Lootah, President, MEFMA, said: “We take pride in the achievements and success of the association, which has helped drive in key growth to both MEFMA and the FM industry. The strong support given by our members, partners and stakeholders has helped greatly in achieving our objectives and enhancing the global competitiveness of the region’s FM segment.”

During the first half of the year, MEFMA staged a comprehensive forum on energy efficiency, simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, the communiqué said. The association also organised an interactive FM workshop in Oman, in February, 2018, to help enhance the global contributions of the Middle East’s FM community, the communiqué further said. MEFMA also hosted a forum and workshop covering the role of FM in the freehold sector in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the communiqué added.

MEFMA Confex Dubai 2018, which was successfully held in April, 2018, reviewed the potential of the FM sector in the region and how companies could play an important role in maintaining this expected increase in revenues, the communiqué said. The association also released three reports titled ‘Performance Benchmarking in Facilities Management’, ‘ISO 41000 Facility Management – a global management system standard’ and ‘How smart buildings can deliver long-term asset sustainability’, the communiqué further said. Another highlight was MEFMA founding member Enova bagging the Silver Award at the Global FM Awards 2018, the communiqué added. According to MEFMA, Enova was recognised for its excellent performance and key contributions to the FM industry.

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