Facilitating an exchange of ideas regarding best practices in facility management, CWorks Systems (Mesdaq:0079), a global leader of maintenance management solutions, is hosting an international conference called “A Facility Management Exchange” in the cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 2-3, 2009. The Conference, to be held in the Putra World Trade Center in KL, will feature two full days of content-rich sessions, inspiring speakers, and networking amongst colleagues from around the world.
This facilities management centric event will feature a distinguished roster of thought leaders and FM experts from major consulting firms, media, and technology-driven corporations. The keynote speakers include:
* Teena G. Shouse, CFM, Senior FM Consultant, of Facility Engineering Assoc., P.C., Director, Global FM. Bringing nearly 20 years of professional experience, Ms. Shouse has a wide range of facility management operational knowledge and experience in quality development and program/process standardization coupled with a true passion for the facility management field. Her achievements have been recognized with numerous awards. Ms. Shouse recently served as the Chairman of the Board for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) from 2005 to 2007 and is currently a director of Global FM, a worldwide alliance of member-centered facility management organizations.
* Stan Mitchell, Chairman and President of Key Facilities Management International Ltd (KFMI), and founding member of Global FM. Recently recognized by the publication FM World as one of the top 20 Pioneers of Facilities Management in the UK, Mr. Mitchell is Past Chairman of the British Institute of Facilities Management and Convenor of WG2 within the CEN348 Technical Committee – the committee which established the first European Standards for Facilities Management agreements. He is currently Chairman of the British Standards Institute Facilities Management Committee and Founding Chairman of Global Facility Management Association.
* David Berger, P. Eng., MBA, and director/partner of Western Management Consultants in Toronto. Mr. Berger is one of North America’s top CMMS experts and has written extensively on CMMS/EAM, maintenance management, operations management, information technology, and strategy issues. Mr. Berger is Founding President of the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Assoc. of Canada, Past President of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Society for Industrial Engineering, and past Vice President, Canada, for the Institute of Industrial Engineers. For over 23 years, he has taught strategy, operations management and IT courses for the MBA program at York University, Toronto. Mr. Berger was recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Besides these professionals, other highlights include talks by George Selestine, Director of FM Asia Pacific, Sodexho; Micheal Doolan, Johnson Controls, Inc.; John Summers, Leeds Castle Ent. Ltd., UK; Jagath L. Gunawardena, Dubai Chamber of Commerce; and Dave Griffiths, Senior Management Consultant, CWorks Systems, among the many other esteemed speakers scheduled for the summit.
“CiFMC is a unique opportunity for CWorks to give back to our clients and to the profession of facility management,” stated Abdul Rani Achmed Abdullah, CEO of CWorks Systems. “By exploring and sharing the best practices of facility managers and experts who have international insights, our attendees will receive the best of the best in cutting edge practices that they can immediately incorporate into their FM practice.”
CWorks Systems, an award winning, publicly listed company that specializes in maintenance management solutions, has half a million users in over 100 countries. To learn how you can attend this international conference, visit www.cworks.com.my.