Join us at the Embassy Suites Uptown Charlotte March 9-10, 2023! 
Updated Agenda
Come and join your fellow FM's and Service Providers (Associates) for a day and night of education and celebration at our 4th Annual IFMA Carolina's Summit and Gala. This event kicks off with an optional Facility Tour, the Educational Summit, followed by a cocktail reception and awards dinner where we will celebrate the leaders in the FM industry in the Carolinas. Awards will be presented in the following four categories: FM of the Year, Associate of the Year, Young Member of the Year and Innovation of the Year.

To honor the FM's that have led our industry through this bustling economy, any Facility Manager can attend this event for $40. Service Providers who are active members of one of the 5 Carolina chapters (Greenville, SC, Upstate SC, Charlotte, Triad, Triangle) may purchase tickets for $200 each which provides full access to the educational sessions, cocktail reception and awards dinner with numerous opportunities for networking. Service Providers may also purchase tickets for additional members of their company who are not active members. Service Providers who do not have an active Chapter membership may not attend
HOTEL INFORMATION: We have secured a second block of rooms at The Hyatt Place Downtown, 222 S. Caldwell St. While available, if booked before March 1, the IFMA rate is $189 plus tax. CLICK HERE then enter your Arrival and Departure dates. For information on calling the hotel direct, Click here
Interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Summit and/or Awards dinner? Click here for more information.
Education Summit and Awards Gala Agenda

Thursday Schedule
(all times eastern)
11:00am-12:30pm-FACILITY TOUR: The IFMA Carolinas will be touring the CATS (Charlotte Area Transit System) SBLRF (South Boulevard Light Rail Facility) on Thursday, March 9, from 11:00-12:30.  The tour will include the Rail Car Maintenance shop area and the Rail Operations Control Center (ROCC).  The Rail Car Maintenance shop is where a staff of mechanics is responsible for the maintenance of any vehicles that travel the light rail, including street cars.  This shop is primarily responsible for maintaining a fleet of LRV S70 (low-floor light rail vehicles), across 4 platforms, and including 100 through 300 series cars.  We will be touring the shop facilities, so closed-toed shoes are required and long pants are preferred.  Safety vests will be provided for the tour.  The ROCC is the command center for the CATS light rail system and we look forward to seeing inside their operations.  As command center, the tour may have to be cut short if there is an emergency in the ROCC. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Cost of the tour is $10.We are limited to 40 attendees, so please register early to save your spot!
REGISTER HERE for Facility Tour
1:00pm Onsite registration
1:30pm - 2:30pm Speaker Session 1 Damon Carson - Circular Economy
2:45pm - 3:45pm Speaker Session 2 Panel Conversation -RTO via Digitization of Space with Rob Murchison- Intelligent Buildings, Fran West -Crescent Communities, Jade Franklin -Alfred Williams & Co., and Zach McLaren - Cresa
4:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker Session 3 Philip Donovan : Practical Steps Toward Performance-Based Sustainability
5:00pm - 6:00pm Cocktail hour reception
6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner and awards banquet. 
You do not want to miss this year's after party!! Thank you Little!!

Friday Schedule 
9:00am Cross Chapter meetings for Committee Chairs and Board members. Breakfast served 8:00am - 9:00am