AMMAN, Jordan, 19 June 2019: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) conducted its first ever networking event in Jordan, against the backdrop of steady growth in the FM industry, including an increase in inflow of foreign direct investments in the country, MEFMA said through a Press communiqué.
The event, ‘Facility Management Challenges in the local market “Jordan”,’ took place recently in Amman in the midst of MEFMA’s intensified efforts to boost the Middle East’s FM sector by gathering the industry’s decision-makers, leaders, pioneers and stakeholders under one roof, the communiqué said. Lara Khozouz, Member, Board of Directors, MEFMA, led an interactive workshop and moderated a panel discussion. The panellists included Basim Sayel, Secretary General, Arab Council of Operation & Maintenance (OMAINTEC); Karthikeyan Iyer, Project Director (Operations), EFS Facilities Services; Khalil Karkar, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Abdali Group and Friederike Pommerehne, Module Team Leader, GIZ. Jamal Lootah, MEFMA President, said: “We are proud to have hosted this first-of-its-kind gathering in Jordan, which was attended by some of the country’s and the region’s leading FM leaders and stakeholders – all gathering together to discuss major growth prospects and opportunities in the local market and key solutions designed to address pressing challenges that the industry faces. Aside from the highly educational workshops and panel discussion, one of the key highlights of the event was the formal networking session that opened the doors for potential partnership opportunities among those present at the event. This was truly a fruitful event that saw the participants sharing their ideas and expertise with each other and discussing the latest global trends and practices, with some even agreeing to engage in collaborative efforts in the future to achieve their common goals and objectives.”
Additionally, the event saw the discussion of new strategies to address the new demands of the Jordanian FM sector, the communiqué said. MEFMA provides a standardised framework for FM professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and building owners and occupiers across the Middle East, the communiqué said. The association aims to unify the region’s FM industry by conducting research, providing educational programmes and assisting corporate organisations in creating sustainable FM strategies.