The Path to Digitalization: Embracing Innovation and Leveraging on Technology 

2 October 2018, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre​

The 5th International Facility Management Conference 2018 (IFMC) incorporates a full-day programme packed with cutting-edge presentations and high-powered discussions highlighting key issues and challenges faced by FMers.

As one of Singapore’s Leading FM Conference, IFMC had grown from strength to strength in each edition, attracting key industry players to convene annually. It is the most influential annual event and also a dedicated business platform for the niche facility management industry to keep abreast of new technological improvements. The government's Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for Facility Management has narrowed its focus on the adoption of Smart FM solutions nationwide to boost productivity, improve on research and development of FM solutions. In line with this, IFMC 2018 will delve in-depth to explore how FM practitioners can leverage on technological advancements and innovations for better facility management in this digital age.

Co-organized between International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Singapore Chapter and Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS), this premier event is supported by a distinguished advisory panel to streamline and tailor the exciting and exclusive conference theme.

In addition, IFMC 2018 is co-located with the International Facility Management Expo (iFaME) 2018, the leading trade and business platform for FM equipment, supplies and technologies in Singapore. 


  • Strengthen and upskill FM professionalism and knowledge.
  • Learn the insights of new digitalised technology from our diverse international speakers in a digitalised organization
  • Embrace the wave of FM innovation and technology
  • Reimagine the future by boasting expertise across AI and digital technology, innovative solutions and apply effective technology strategically in their own organisation to improve efficiency and increase productivity.

Keynote Speaker

"Design for Maintainability from Archives Perspective"
Christopher K. Ahoy
APPA Fellow (2006) 
Past APPA President (2006-2007) Emeritus 2010
Associate Vice President Emeritus, Iowa State University 

Mr Christopher K. Ahoy, Emeritus APPA President 2006, retired as the Emeritus Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University, is an internationally recognized expert on quality initiative and has presented creating a world-class organization in South Africa, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, Mexico and US.  He was responsible for having his organization become five times recipient of the state of Iowa’s annual Recognition for Performance Excellence Award, and the final gold Achievement Award in 2009.

He is a mentor, an author, coach and presenter.  He has given keynote speeches, seminars, lectures, locally, nationally and internationally (Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and England). He is also an author of three books: “Selection for Design Consultant,” (CFM 1980); “Leadership in Educational Facilities Administration,” (APPA 2007) and “Customer-Driven Operations Management: Aligning Business Processes And Quality Tools To Create Operation Effectiveness In Your Company,” (McGraw Hill 2009). Also a new book Administraciones de Operationces con enfoque en el Cliente (McGraw Hill 2010 Spanish translation).  This is his first semi fictional book.

He is a Six Sigma Black Belt (2004), Judge 2003-2004, Chief Judge, American Council of Engineering Companies 2005-2006. State of Iowa Malcolm Baldrige Program, IRPE Senior Examiner program 1999-2008, National Examiner, Baldrige Performance Excellence, 2006, 2007 and 2011, Certified trainer in Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and Management in 2003, Iowa Manufacturing and Evaluation Program (iMEP) and a senior ASQ member since 2008.

He uses Situation Analysis tools and using Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) seven categories of management system for building self-equity and organizational equity, Balanced Scorecard Plus for metrics, Lean & Six Sigma principles and methodologies for continuous quality process improvements.

Fees & Registration


  Early Bird Rates
before 15 Aug 2018
Normal Rates
after 15 Aug 2018
IFMA Member S$280.00 S$330.00
Public S$330.00 S$380.00

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Branding & Sponsorship Opportunities

Maximising your exposure and branding in exhibitions and conferences is an important aspect of increasing the awareness of any company and its products. The best avenue to achieve this is through Sponsorship.

Sponsorship is also an excellent way of enhancing your Return-On-Investment when participating in trade shows or conferences! 

Facilitating Opportunities Unlike Any Other:

The International Facility Management Conference 2018 is an established business platform for the industry to keep abreast of new technological improvements for the FM sectors. Specifically, it serves as a critical converging point for key decision makers and senior executives to examine the latest developments and members of the industry to network, exchange ideas and promote the interests of those who operate and maintain Singapore’s built environment. Representing all involved in activities ranging from strategic operational management and daily maintenance to environmental performance, they include:

• Facilities managers

• Operational organisations

• Product and service suppliers

• Maintenance providers

Benefits of Sponsorship:

Sponsorship provides exceptional opportunities to actively promote and connect directly with key decision makers and professionals within the facilities management industry. Our event program is built to meet industry needs and provides a cost effective way to advance knowledge, build capacity and grow individual business and professional networks

Above all, our goal is to create winning partnerships with sponsors ensuring they are a strategic fit with our members.Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss individual events or other potential arrangements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will IFMC 2018 be held?

02 October 2018, Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre Hall B & C

How can I register for IFMC 2018?

You may register HERE and email to

Do we need to pay for IFMC 2018?

Yes. Please see the pricing chart here

Can I pay the conference fee via TT / bank draft/Cash?

Yes. Please register and submit your registration online. You will be able to see the various payment options and contact personnel after submitting your registration.

Are the conference fees for IFMC 2018 refundable?

All conferences fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the conference, you may send a replacement representative.

I am unable to attend IFMC 2018. May I send a representative in my place?

Yes. Please email your confirmation letter and the representative’s full name, company, full contact details to no later than 1 week before the conference.

If you have missed the stipulated deadline, please pass your confirmation letter to your representative to be presented onsite.

The organizers reserve the right to refuse entry for delegates without a confirmation letter / with outstanding payment.

Can you send me an invoice for my registration?

Yes, please email your full name and company as per your submitted registration to no later than 1 month before the conference.

If you are unable to meet the deadline, you may wish to make payment first and request for a receipt of payment for reimbursement from your company.

The organizers reserve the right to refuse entry for delegates without a confirmation letter / with outstanding payment.

Can I register onsite to attend IFMC 2018?

No, registration can only be made prior to the event.

I have registered but yet to receive any confirmation letter

Your registration will be processed in approximately 5 working days.

Please note that organizers reserve the right to reject registration with incomplete/inaccurate information or payment.


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Why Join Us?

  • Connect & network with FM industry leaders and many more!
  • An intensive power-packed programme sharing on the latest industry trends and enhancing skillsets
  • Enjoy complimentary admission to the International Facility Management Expo 2018 from 02 - 04 October 2018



Connect with the best at IFMC 2018!


For Group Registration  (from same company/organization) – 5 persons and above 

Please download and fill up the group registration form and send it to Ms Seah Pei Jun via: 

Email: or Fax: +65 6278 4077 (Attn: Ms Seah Pei Jun)

Contact Us

Conference information: 
Ms. Seah Pei Jun | Email
Executive, Conference & Marketing Services

Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales: 
Ms. Jane Liu | Email
Executive, Exhibition & Sponsorship

FM Awards & Table Sales:
Ms Zann Wong I Email
Coordinator, Marketing Services

About the International Facility Management Conference (IFMC)

After its successful debut in 2013, each edition of the International Facility Management Conference returns with prominent speakers, highly engaging discussions and cutting edge insights on current trends within the FM industry. 

As Singapore's Leading Facility Management Conference, IFMC is supported by a distinguished advisory panel tailoring an exclusive conference theme annually. With leading industry leaders on the panel, IFMC aims to grow and provide a conducive platform for discussions about current FM trends. This cutting edge conference ensures growth,continuity and responsiveness of the niche FM industry.

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
Singapore Chapter 

Conference & Exhibition Management
Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) 

Founded in 1980, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. The association's members, represented in 134 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Its mission is to “globally advance and support the practice of facility management”. IFMA Singapore Chapter was formed in 2001.

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Established since 1980, Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) is a renowned regional organiser for the Southeast Asia with global perspective. A trusted key player in the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) industry in Singapore, CEMS has vast knowledge and experience in organising and managing exhibitions, conferences and other special events for government agencies, associations and private enterprises.

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