IFMA Charlotte is hosting the first IFMA Carolinas Education Summit and Awards Gala on March 5, 2020 at The Foundation for the Carolinas.  This is another chapter of the collaboration effort spurred by World Workplace 2018 and is the joint effort of the IFMA chapters in Charlotte, Raleigh (Greater Triangle), Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), Greenville, SC (Upstate SC), and Columbia, SC.  Combined membership between the 5 North and South Carolina chapters represents over 1,000 members of the FM industry.

There are three education sessions during the afternoon, followed by a cocktail/networking hour.  The nightcap will be a plated dinner reception and awards gala. 

Agenda
1:00-1:30 Check-in for educational sessions

1:30-2:30 Educational Session #1: John Rimer - The Why and How of a Capital Replacement Program

2:45-3:45 Educational Session #2: Women In FM Panel Real Talk:  An opportunity for female FM's to engage in a 'real talk' regarding their experiences with diversity and inclusion issues during their career.  Panel will consist of seasoned FM's, as well as two young member female FMs.

4:00-5:00 Educational Session #3: Mike Petrusky - Workplace Paradox: Confronting Change and Challenges in 2020

5:00-6:00 Cocktail reception and Gala check-in

6:00-8:00 Plated dinner and awards gala

Click here to register to attend the Education Summit and Gala. 

If you would like to make a reservation in our block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott, 237 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 click here

Awards
The Carolina Chapters of IFMA (Upstate, SC; Columbia, SC; Charlotte, NC; Piedmont Triad, NC; Greater Triangle, NC) will honor the Best in the Carolinas in Facilities Management. IFMA Carolinas Awards will be presented to winners at a celebration on March 5, 2020.  IFMA Carolinas Awards finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of judges in the following categories:

  1. FM Professional of the Year
  2. Associate Member of the Year
  3. Young Member of the Year (35 and younger)
  4. Innovation of the Year

Nomination submissions fhave been extended until end of day on Wednesday, February 19. Click here to submit a nomination. 

Sponsorships
The 2020 IFMA Carolinas' Education Summit and Awards Gala is the collaborative effort of the 5 North and South Carolina IFMA Chapters. Attendees from all 5 chapters will be present throughout the day and members from all 5 chapters are welcome to attend. Interested in sponsoring this event? 
Click here for event sponsorship opportunities. 

Sponsors