The mega, three-day event, which in 2007 drew nearly 5,000 attendees, is March 4-6 at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore.
NFMT includes the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference & Expo, Maintenance Solutions Expo, GreenTech and the new Safe Building Expo. All events are free to attendees and require advance registration.
With more than 500 trade show exhibitors and 12 educational conference tracks, NFMT is the country's fastest growing event dedicated to professionals responsible for the management, operations, design and construction of commercial and institutional buildings. Conference sessions focus on assets, sustainability, energy, forecasting, strategy, technology and more. Visit www.nfmt.com/Education/Events/Tracks.asp for more information.
The popular Solutions Exchange returns in 2008, from 9 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5. The round-robin-style, speed-learning event will have attendees interacting and sharing ideas on critical and timely topics.
With security issues at the forefront of many people's minds, Safe Buildings Expo provides a platform for facilities managers to focus on their roles, responsibilities and the critical information they need to advance security practices.
The Expo connects suppliers of access controls, door locks, air monitoring equipment, air filtration, fire safety products and technology, consultants and others with facilities professionals responsible for the safety and security of their organizations.
Educational sessions focus on key issues such as infrastructure safety measures, homeland security, fire safety and suppression, risk management, emergency planning and preparedness, pandemic preparedness, surveillance technology and air quality protection.
Also co-located within NMFT and available to registered attendees at no cost, GreenTech offers educational conference tracks that take an in-depth look at two key issues: design and interiors. "Sustainable Design" examines what makes a facility healthy and environmentally responsible. "Sustainable Interiors" highlights the role products play in creating an environmentally sound facility from the inside out.
Conference sessions include tracks that provide insight and new ideas on regulations and standards, technologies, applications and strategies that can successfully further an organization's maintenance missions and cost- effective solutions and efficiencies. The exhibit hall spotlights cutting-edge technologies and new products designed to help attendees operate their facilities more efficiently and productively.
General show hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. All events are free to attendees and are covered by NFMT registration, which costs $50 on-site or free if one pre-registers. Continuing education credits are available to attendees from a variety of industry associations. For more information, including how to register and an application for exhibiting, visit www.nfmt.com. For event inquiries, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.