What an extraordinary 2020 we have experienced around the world!

FM teams and colleagues working across all areas of Facilities Management have been called upon like
never before and with demand for more resilience, compliance, flexibility and adaptability that we
have ever known as a profession and industry participants.

We are all extremely proud of all those working in our profession and industry and for their immense
efforts that have allowed business, governments and societies to continue to operate as effectively
and efficiently as possible and as circumstances have permitted. FM teams have stood at the forefront
in making environments and digital platforms available to meet unanticipated demands and have been
significantly important in keeping many sectors operating. The FM profession and industry has been in
the spotlight for enabling the built environment, business and society to be open and transparent in an
often shuttered and closed world.

As we commence to look forward and plan our wider return to new environments and help with both
the day to day operations and also influence on strategic input on how business adopt strategies to
meet the new post pandemic world, we are in a new place of belief and trust for our FM sector and we
stand tall and proud of what we have achieved and will continue to do.. This new respect for FM teams
that has been earned over the past 12 months enables FM to stand tall beyond the pandemic.

In recognition of past efforts and with what facilities management participants know is still evolving as
we return to the ‘new norm’, we plan to celebrate FM World Day 2021 with our theme.
Global FM’s annual World FM Day will be on 12th May 2021 with the theme:


We would urge for you and your teams to celebrate all the work streams in FM. We should celebrate
our people, the work we do in IT and Digital arenas, the environment, health and safety, security,
services provision, real estate & portfolio management, project works and all the other FM impacted
tasks that FM contributes and is responsible for supporting and managing.

Place this date in your diaries and ensure that the 12th May 2021 (and all that week), is where we
stand tall and tell the world what FM has achieved, will continue to deliver and what we are planning
to do in the new post pandemic world.

For more details contact:
Nigel Tucker – GFM WFMD Task Group Co Convener N.Lucker@UOS.AC.UK
Sean Gibbons – GFM WFMD Task Group Co Convener sean.gibbons@roche.com


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