MEFMA Awards launched to honour FM professionals and exemplary companies.
HE Eng. Dawood Abdul Rahman Al Hajri, Director General, Dubai Municipality, inaugurated the 10th edition of the Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA) CONFEX 2022, the largest facilities management (FM) event in the region.
According to the organizers, several high-level attendees took part in the inaugural session held in Dubai to discuss modern opportunities and challenges in the growing FM sector.
Eng. Al Hajri was joined by Jamal Lootah, President, MEFMA, and Ali AlSuwaidi, Vice President, MEFMA. Other renowned industry heads were also present to commemorate the opening of the conference’s first day, including Mahir Julfar, EVP, Dubai World Trade Centre and Member of the Executive Committee of Dubai Association Centre; Mohammmed AlMarshad, Vice President, Riyadh Chambers and CM of National Real Estate Committee Federation of Saudi Members; and Anas Alzaid, CEO, Initial Saudi Group.
The first day witnessed many attendees participating in the featured workshops. The discussions focused on ways to optimize available opportunities and coming up with innovative solutions to prevailing industry issues.
Day one workshops included ‘Digital Building Technology to enhance FM and Longer Asset Life Cycle’ and ‘’Artificial Intelligence in Facilities Management’.’ Many other government representatives were seen attending the event to collaborate, network and connect with industry stakeholders.
One of the prominent highlights of the event was the MEFMA Awards taking place in the evening. The awards were launched to showcase success stories, celebrate, and recognize outstanding contributions and establish a culture of excellence and quality through the implementation of the best practices in the region’s FM community.
“The MEFMA CONFEX is an opportunity for everyone in the industry to bring new ideas to the floor. The next few days are going to be more interactive as we will be having many panel discussions and workshops simultaneously,” noted Lootah.
“The first day of the conference enabled the guest speakers and presenters to highlight the latest in the industry and important trends to watch for in the coming years as new technologies emerge,” observed AlSuwaidi. The conference convened experts, leaders, decision-makers and other stakeholders during its four-day run. The last two days of the MEFMA CONFEX will feature field visits to the EXPO 2020.