NFMT Education for Facilities Professionals

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 2017 by offering broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office healthcare, retail, hospitality and industrial.

All things facilities under one roof virtually free."


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.

It is in a wonderful location in Baltimore in terms of hotels and restaurants."

Schedule at-a-Glance


1:00 - 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops (special fee applies)


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

Co-Sponsored by New Pig Corporation and Polaris Industries

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Party

Co-Sponsored by Club Car and NFMT Membership


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

Co-Sponsored by New Pig Corporation and Polaris Industries

3:10 PM - 5:00 PM

Conference Sessions

4:10 PM - 6:30 PM

Women in Facilities Management Panel and Reception

Sponsored by Sodexo

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Solutions Exchange Networking Event

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Young Professional Happy Hour


7:00 AM - 3:00PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

General Session

9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Conference Sessions

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open

1:45 PM

$1,000 Cash Prize Drawing

Co-Sponsored by New Pig Corporation and Polaris Industries

2:10 PM - 4:00 PM

Conference Sessions



$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

3:45 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by New Pig Corporation and Polaris Industries

QuickFire Sessions

12:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Expo Hall
Click here for the complete agenda

Networking Party

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


QuickFire Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Expo Hall
Click here for the complete agenda

NFMT Happy Hour

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
$3 Cocktails. $3 Wine. $2 Beers.
Booths 1217 & 2395 in Expo Hall

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

2:45 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by New Pig Corporation and Polaris Industries

Women in Facilities Management Panel and Reception

4:10 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Room 316
Sponsored by Sodexo

Solutions Exchange

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Pratt Street Lobby

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) – Your Air Barrier Solution in the Commercial Envelope


Join the discussion to learn how SPF air barriers can meet the challenges of today’s codes and construction. We will discuss the multiple benefits of an air barrier, including insulation, drainage plain, and vapor barrier/retarder.

Direct Current Energy Systems – The New Revolution of Energy


Come sit with us to learn about direct current (DC) energy systems for commercial facilities. DC energy systems are revolutionizing the way energy is being used within a building, creating higher energy efficiency and reliability with resiliency at lower cost. After this exchange, you will understand why this is the right solution for your facility.

Building HVAC Control and Automation in Light Commercial Facilities

Daikin Applied

Opportunities and challenges for building HVAC control specific to the light commercial building market (< 100,000sft). We will discuss the hurdles for adoption of BAS, some of the emerging technologies, and how the HVAC industry is already starting to leverage those technologies to make building HVAC automation more scalable.

Mobile CMMS Implementation

Dematic Sprocket

Mobile CMMS software is a great way for technicians to input and receive real time data from their CMMS system. In this session we will discuss key features and tips to get the best use of your mobile CMMS to help your organization increase efficiency and lower M&O costs.

The Future of EAM: Transforming Enterprise Asset Management


Join our discussion about the future of EAM including cutting edge technologies such as drones, Internet of Things (IoT), integrated graphical/spatial tools and other innovative ideas impacting the future of EAM today and over the next 25 years.

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Fire Protection System Services


In today’s economy it’s more important than ever to discover effective ways to save on a facility’s operational costs. In 20 minutes you’ll learn 5 ways to reduce the cost of fire protection system services that adhere to code requirements. This interactive session will have a Q&A after each of the 5 main points.

Water Treatment


Stop by this session if you are experiencing hard water scale build up, shortened lifespan of capital equipment, and excessive operating costs. We will be discussing the benefits of treated water in boilers, hot water heaters, cooling towers, foodservice, laundry and vended services which can help drive efficiency and savings for your business.

Real Time Parking Lot, Landscape, Roofing Inspections

Pro Site Audit

Be a part of a conversation focused on how Simple Technology can enable facility professionals to find and fix issues before they become costly liabilities.

The Silicone Remedy

GE Professional Coatings

This information exchange will focus on common problems caused by water intrusion, and identify silicone-based solutions that can mitigate its effects on buildings and occupants. Learn how silicone can deliver a solution at reasonable cost with minimal or no disruption to occupants, lasting decades or even longer.

Monitoring Based Commissioning: The Future of Energy and Equipment Optimization

Facility Connex

Discuss the use of Monitoring Based Commissioning and Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) in your organization: What is your organization's approach on equipment and process optimization for energy and maintenance? What do you think of when you hear the term Monitoring Based Commissioning? Let's discuss how MCBx and FDD could help with current energy and operational challenges that you face.

Build A Comprehensive Transportation Strategy on Your Campus: 4 Steps

Club Car

At this table, we will discuss 1) Understanding the changing facilities environment 2) Identify and working with a supplier, 3) Identifying reliable and long-lasting vehicles and 4) Getting get the most from your sales professional.

The Decision Over Your Head: Roofing Service vs. Replacement

North American Roofing

Attend this exchange for a thorough discussion of roofing service versus roofing replacement options and learn how to approach the decision with your specific facility needs in mind.

Young Professional Happy Hour

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pratt Street Ale House


QuickFire Sessions

11:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Expo Hall
Click here for the complete agenda

NFMT Happy Hour

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
$3 Cocktails. $3 Wine. $2 Beers.
Booths 1217 & 2395 in Expo Hall

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

1:45 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by New Pig Corporation and Polaris Industries

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 2017:

  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 2017 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


Is NFMT really Free?

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What is the quality of the educational content?

Are the educational sessions only for advanced professionals?

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

NFMT is 16 years old, do the same facilities professionals attend every year?

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Will my NFMT badge be mailed to me?

What pre-conference workshops will be offered this year?

Can I earn CEUs at NFMT?

Are there special hotel rates for NFMT?

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Does the Baltimore Convention Center offer parking?

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

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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.

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

Contact Us

Registration & Housing

Bernice Alcantar


Amy Brown
414-228-7701 Ext. 458

Gina Rudella
414-228-7701 Ext. 459

Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship

Companies A-B, plus numeric

Laurie Vega
414-228-7701 Ext. 482

Companies C and E-K

Jodi Denton
414-228-7701 Ext. 449

Companies D, L-P

Lucy Kaufmann
414-228-7701 Ext. 477

Companies Q-Z

Debbie Hanamann
414-228-7701 Ext. 305

Director of Live Events

Todd Kotlarek
414-228-7701 Ext. 577

Sponsorships, Solutions Exchange, Product Showcase, Directory: Listings & Logos

Laura Koski

Accounting / Invoices / Payments

Autumn Schindlbeck

Kathleen Brown

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

Christina Luporini

Theresa Urbanczyk

NFMT Event Manager

Kristen Haley