Posted on 09/07/2015

By David Canales, Associate Product Marketing Manager

To celebrate Labor Day, we wanted to share some facility professional organizations that we feel can be helpful to facilities teams looking to improve their processes and learn best practices. The following organizations do a great job facilitating collaboration across networks and offer events for you to connect with peers in person to collaborate and learn more about where facility management is heading.

IFMA (International Facility Management Association)

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. This organization covers a wide array of industries. 
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APPA (Association of Physical Plant Administrators)

Founded in 1914, APPA is a leader in the Educational Facilities space.  Hosting both national and regional conferences, APPA gives you an opportunity to connect with peer organizations several times throughout the year, while also offering strong online resources.
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Accruent participates in these organizations’ national conferences and several of their regional conferences. While this is a great opportunity for us to connect with customers, what stands out about these conference is the knowledge sharing amongst attendees and the amount of thought leadership sessions offered, which are great value to attendees. We always return from the shows with new ideas to share with customers and how to improve our offerings.