The NFMT Story

The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference & Exposition (NFMT) was launched in 2001 by the publishers of Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines. The goal was to bring free education, networking and product discovery to facilities professionals nationwide. NFMT continues the tradition in 2018 by offering broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office healthcare, retail, hospitality and industrial.

Great educational seminars, ability to learn from other FM organizations, learn about new products and ability to network with product suppliers and other FM people.

Clyde Messerly,
Assistant Director for Facilities Design and Construction, NIST

Location

NFMT is held at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, in the city's Inner Harbor. Baltimore's Inner Harbor is a hub of activity with a beautiful waterfront, loads of attractions, restaurants, pubs, hotels and shops.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

Monday

1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops
Note: separate fee applies


Tuesday

7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
General Session
9:00 AM–11:50 AM
Conference Sessions
12:00 PM–4:00 PM
Expo Hall Open
3:45 PM
$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing
4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Networking Party


Wednesday

7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM–10:50 AM
Conference Sessions
11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Expo Hall Open
2:45 PM
$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing
3:10 PM–5:00 PM
Conference Sessions
4:10 PM–6:30 PM
Women in Facilities Management Panel and Reception
5:15 PM–6:30 PM
Solutions Exchange Networking Event
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Young Professionals Happy Hour


Thursday

7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
General Session
9:00 AM–10:50AM
Conference Sessions
11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Expo Hall Open
1:45 PM
$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing
2:10 PM–4:00 PM
Conference Sessions
 

Events

Tuesday

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

3:45 PM
Expo Hall

Sponsored by LED Living Technology and New Pig Corporation

QuickFire Sessions

12:30 PM. – 3:20 PM
Expo Hall

QuickFire genda to be announced soon!

Networking Party

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pratt Street Lobby

Sponsored by Club Car



Wednesday

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

3:45 PM
Expo Hall

Sponsored by LED Living Technology and New Pig Corporation

QuickFire Sessions

12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Expo Hall

QuickFire genda to be announced soon!

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

2:45 p.m.
Expo Hall

Sponsored by LED Living Technology and New Pig Corporation

Women in Facilities Management Panel and Reception

4:10 – 6:30 p.m.
Room 316

Sponsored by Sodexo

Solutions Exchange

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Pratt Street Lobby

Young Professional Happy Hour

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location TBA


Thursday

QuickFire Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Expo Hall

QuickFire genda to be announced soon!

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

1:45 p.m.
Expo Hall

Sponsored by LED Living Technology and New Pig Corporation

 

Convince Your Boss

We realize that budgets for training and conferences have been cut back. Here are several tips to aid you in validating your request to attend NFMT 2018:

  • Focus on what you will specifically bring back to the facility as return on investment.
  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation to your staff in order to share what you have learned so that others may benefit from your attendance.
  • Share the presentation materials with your colleagues.
  • Have a plan for who will cover your workload while you are attending the conference.
  • Offer to share a room with a colleague to reduce hotel costs.
  • Consider driving if within a reasonable distance to save on airfare.

NFMT 2018 has the training and networking opportunities you need. But you need to be there in order to take advantage of it. To help get you to the conference, we have written a proposal letter that you can customize to justify your trip.


Download Proposal Letter

 

FAQs

 

Is NFMT really Free?

Yes. Your NFMT registration includes your choice of more than 90 educational sessions, PLUS another 30 Smart Building Innovations (SBIC) seminars. You'll also get access to both the NFMT and SBIC expos, which are conveniently co-located. What's more, you're invited to all of the NFMT and SBIC networking events, including the opening day networking party. Your only out-of-pocket expenses are travel, food and lodging.

How Do I Register?

You can register for free here. Remember, your registration includes both SBIC and NFMT!

What Can I Add-On to My Registration?

You have the option of adding Pre-conference workshops and a 12-month NFMT Insider membership when registering. Learn more about Insider perks at http://nfmt.com/online/.

How Do I Make Changes to My NFMT Registration?

Need to make changes to your information? You can log back into your registration at any point to edit it. To log into your registration, click here and enter your email and password.

What is the quality of the conference content?

We're bringing together over 175 facilities experts from some of the most prestigious organizations to show you how to run your facilities and properties more effectively. You'll hear from many of the same experts that speak at other industry events, but without the high price tag of admission.

Are the educational sessions only for advanced professionals?

No. Both NFMT and SBIC educational sessions are applicable for facility professionals at all experience levels, and the agenda includes beginner, intermediate and advanced educational sessions. You'll find the audience level indicated in each session description.

What if I'm interested in sessions that are taking place simultaneously?

It happens, and it's not a problem! We understand that with up to 13 educational sessions held at the same time, there's bound to be more than one that interests you. After the show, we'll email you a link to all available presentation handouts. But if you're looking for even more, consider an Insider membership! Members will receive full video recordings of 35 sessions after the show. It's almost like you were in two places at the same time!

Do the same facilities professionals attend every year?

With SBIC being a brand new event, we're sure to see fresh faces in Baltimore this March! And, because our industry is ever changing, NFMT attracts both returning and new attendees looking to sharpen their skill set and see the latest technologies and solutions. You'll see plenty of energetic introductions as well as more than a few reunions among the audience.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes. After you register online, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration.

Will my NFMT badge be mailed to me?

No—that's what your email confirmation is for! Bring your email confirmation to the Pre-registration counter to pick up your badge quickly and easily.

Can I earn CEUs at NFMT?

Yes, as an authorized provider of IACET CEUs you can earn CEUs for any session you attend at SBIC and NFMT. You'll earn 0.1 CEU per hour and you'll receive a transcript after you successfully complete a quick assessment for each session. The link for the assessments will be emailed 10 days after the conference. Your transcript can be used to self-report to any organization or association. We cannot guarantee acceptance as it is up to each organization or association to accept the transcript. Click here for more information on CEUs.

Are there special hotel rates for NFMT and SBIC?

We have reserved an exclusive room block of discounted rates at 6 different hotels — all within walking distance of the Convention Center. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis, so please book your hotel the moment you register for the conference.

How do I book a hotel for NFMT?

Check out our housing page to book a hotel through our housing vendor. In addition, when you register for NFMT and SBIC, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to reserve your hotel room as well.

What weather should I expect?

Baltimore is a great place to visit during any season. The city in late March is beautiful. Plan for daytime temperatures in the upper 50s and nighttime temperatures in the low 40s.

What is the suggested attire at NFMT?

We recommend business casual. You may want to bring a sweater or sport coat, as session rooms can sometimes get a bit chilly. The expo hall is big so plan to wear comfortable shoes. We also offer coat and bag check for all attendees.

Does the Baltimore Convention Center offer parking?

The Baltimore Convention Center does not have parking. However parking is available adjacent to the Convention Center at Camden Yards, Lot C. We do offer a free shuttle service from the Camden Yards - Lot C parking lot to the Pratt Street entrance of the convention center. In addition, there are a number of affordable parking options located throughout Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Click here for complete parking information.

How can I stay up to date about NFMT and SBIC before and during the event?

We will automatically send you show updates a few months before the show. In addition, join our Facebook page, and promote the #NFMT18 and #SBIC18 hashtags on social media.

I have specific questions that are not addressed here. Who can help me?

Call us at 414-228-7701 ext 339. We'll be happy to help you out.

 

NFMT is a way to interact with FM's both young and seasoned to get the best of both worlds.

Elizabeth Ruiz,
Facilities Manager, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Press

We invite qualified members of the press to attend NFMT and write articles about this event Qualified members of the press who wish to attend NFMT on behalf of their publication may register for press credentials. Registered press will receive a complimentary full event pass, which includes free admission to the expo hall, to all educational sessions, opening general session, networking party, and workshops.

All press registrations will be reviewed. You will be notified shortly after registering whether your press credentials are approved. Please contact Bernice Alcantar for your press registration.

balcantar@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8230

Non-editorial media representatives should register online through the standard registration process.

Contact Us

Registration and Housing

Bernice Alcantar

balcantar@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8230


Education

Amy Brown

amy.brown@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 458

Gina Doyle

gina.doyle@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 459


Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship

Laurie Vega

laurie.vega@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 482

Jodi Denton

jodi.denton@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 449

Lucy Kaufmann

lucy.kaufmann@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 477

Debbie Hanamann

debbie.hanamann@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 305


Director of Live Events

Todd Kotlarek

todd.kotlarek@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 577


Sponsorships, Solutions Exchange, Product Showcase, and Directory Listings/Logos

Laura Koski

lkoski@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8226


Accounts / Invoices / Payments

Autumn Schindlbeck

aschindlbeck@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8222

Kathleen Brown

kbrown@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8233


Operations:
Questions on Move-in/-out, Contractors, Rules and Regulations

Theresa Urbanczyk

turbanczyk@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8231


NFMT Event Manager

Kristen Haley

khaley@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8224