NFMT Conference – March 20-22

Mark your calendars for the National Facilities Management & Technology annual conference this year!  This conference is scheduled for March 20-22 in Baltimore, MD.  We will be there and we would love for you to join us!

Each year, NFMT offers an absolutely free conference which brings together hundreds of professionals such as maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals. Per Amy Brown of NFMT, “There is something for everyone whether you were recently thrown into facilities management or you’ve been in the industry for 25+ years.”  You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to connect with industry leaders and learn about emerging trends.  This year they are offering 50 industry specialist speakers, 125 facilities management educational sessions, and hundreds of vendors to help you move forward.

Check out the conference schedule here.  Each conference track session includes hands-on workshops and facility tours which help provide you with real-world value to help improve your career.  NFMT is offering 10 conference tracks this year!  These include:

  • Asset Mangement
  • Business Management
  • O&M Technical Services Mangement
  • O&M Work Management
  • Risk Management
  • Safety and Security Management
  • Utilities Managment


Session Recommendations

The first session we would like to highlight as a “don’t miss” session is the Driving the Bottom Line Through Robust Maintenance presented by John Rimer, President of FM360

More than half of facility organizations report that they are reactionary and “firefighting”. This is costly to the organization and a poor representation of the department’s skill sets and the facility industry. In this session, we will discuss how a robust maintenance program can increase productivity, reduce operations cost, and lower utility bills. Additionally, we will review key steps for implementing a robust maintenance program.

The second session we suggest you attend is the Top 5 Myths of Maintenance hosted by Mike Cowley, President of CE Maintenance Solutions

The maintenance world is full of myths, and the biggest myth goes all the way to the top of your organization. Corporate management often does not understand the value of the maintenance and engineering function in many companies. Many top corporate executives still believe the maintenance and engineering function is a necessary evil and should always be housed in the back of the building or in the basement — out of sight and, hopefully, out of mind. Attend this session to understand the biggest myths of maintenance and how to change those perceptions.

The last great session we suggest you attend is Implementing Maintenance Planning and Scheduling presented by Mike Cowley as well.

Planning and scheduling are essential for a successful asset management program. Is the majority of your time spent on unplanned maintenance? Do you have a dedicated planner and scheduler in your department? Did you know unplanned work can cost almost four times the amount of planned work? Attend this seminar to learn the benefits of maintenance planning and scheduling and how to can immediately implement strategies to move your department from unplanned to planned maintenance calls


Meet the Maintenance Connection team!

While you are at NFMT, don’t forget to visit the Maintenance Connection team at booth 1704 during the event.  And, remember to pre-register for a custom demo or meeting  to see how our CMMS solution helps maintenance pros reduce critical asset downtime, implement preventive maintenance schedules and meet regulatory standards.  We will also be giving away a drone as well!

As you count down the days to NMFT, be sure to read our recently released Report – CMMS Benchmarks & Best Practices 2018 to learn how others are using their CMMS and see what trends we’ve uncovered.