The Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) recorded major milestones and key achievements during the first half of 2018 in its continuing efforts to provide a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals and stakeholders as well as support the regional industry’s sustainable growth and acceleration in the 21st century. The association’s accomplishments for the first six months of the year were highlighted by successful events that it hosted—including well-attended and highly interactive workshops and conferences.
Jamal Lootah, President, MEFMA, said, “The association will work closely with like-minded organisations and associations for the continued growth of the regional and international FM industry. MEFMA must take advantage of the steady growth that the real estate sector is witnessing to further develop the industry, which is an integral part of the region's economic development,” he added.
During the first half, 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 association also organized an interactive FM workshop in Oman in February to help enhance the global contributions of the Middle East’s FM community. In addition, MEFMA hosted a forum and workshop covering the role of FM in the freehold sector in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
MEFMA Confex Dubai 2018, which was held in April, was a major success as well. Participating industry decision makers, pioneers, and experts discussed a wide spectrum of topics during the conference, from steps to securing certificates from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to the latest performance benchmarking within the GCC’s FM industry.
Besides, it was during the first half of 2018 that MEFMA founding member Enova bagged the Silver Award at the Global FM Awards 2018. The company was recognized for its excellent performance and key contributions to the FM industry — particularly its exceptional business processes and procedures.