NFMT Baltimore & Clean Buildings Expo Shows Have Been Rescheduled
The National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo and Clean Buildings Expo (CBE) show management team wishes to express our deepest concerns for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. We have monitored the situation closely, and due to recent developments and facts, the NFMT and CBE shows scheduled for March 17-19 in Baltimore have been rescheduled. NFMT will now take place August 11-13 and CBE will take place August 11-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
We thank our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers for entrusting us to make the best decision supported by facts. Yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has cancelled all out-of-state travel for all state employees and advised all state agencies to prepare all employees for telework in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Hogan signed this emergency legislation into law on Day 5 of Maryland's coronavirus state of emergency.
"Our top priority is to serve and support our attendees and exhibitors—and protecting their health and safety is of paramount importance," said Jill McDermott, chief sales officer at Trade Press Media Group, which owns and co-owns NFMT and CBE, respectively. "We take pride in offering valuable educational opportunities, networking, and access to new products and technologies for facilities and cleaning professionals who trust NFMT and CBE to deliver on their high standards. We are excited to welcome our community to the rescheduled shows in August."
Attendee registrations and exhibitor booths will automatically transfer to the new August 11-13 show dates. Additionally, NFMT and ISSA pre- and post-event workshops will move to coincide with the August dates.
In a normal week, all of us, exhibitors, attendees and show management, would be packing up and heading to Baltimore this weekend for the NFMT and Clean Buildings Expo.
To say the least, this has been anything but a normal week.
Faced with unprecedented challenges related to COVID-19, our team has been working hard to ensure that the rescheduled NFMT 2020 and the Clean Buildings Expo meets or exceeds your expectations. Here's a few of the steps we've taken since rescheduling our events on Wednesday morning.
- Wednesday afternoon an email notification was sent to all attendees and speakers
- Thursday morning a follow up notification was sent to all non-openers of the Wednesday email
- Thursday afternoon personal calls were made to thousands of registered guests.
- All presenters were contacted via phone. More than 80% indicated that they will be participating in the August event.
- Updates have been posted daily on the NFMT website
- Personal calls, texts and follow up emails have been sent to all exhibitors
- We are working with Freeman to determine how to handle warehouse freight. We will update all exhibitors as soon as we have information.
The bottom line to date: Thousands of facilities and cleaning professionals, most presenters and hundreds of exhibiting companies have confirmed their participation in the rescheduled NFMT and Clean Buildings Expo. We expect both shows to be valuable to both the facilities and cleaning professionals attending and the industry suppliers exhibiting.
Thank you for the trust and support you have in us during this dynamic time. We look forward to welcoming you to NFMT and the Clean Buildings Expo on August 11.
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20 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About NFMT
1 All 20 shows have taken place at the Baltimore Convention Center
2 Cal Ripken cites NFMT as the “Best Thing in Baltimore.”*
*Ok, so we made one up!
3 Ed Sullivan, editor in chief of Building Operating Management, has been to all 20 shows.
4 Customer Service - NFMT staff is always ready to help you.
5 NFMT is owned by Trade Press Media Group, a Forum Media Group company. The owners of NFMT are also the publishers of both Building Operating Management, Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines and FacilitiesNet.com.
6 CEUs are totally free.
7 While not in its 20th year, NFMT organizes three other shows, NFMT Orlando, NFMT Vegas, and Critical Facilities Connect.
8 Two speakers, Stormy Friday and Michael Cowley, have presented at 19 of the 20 shows.
9 The inaugural show had 50 conference sessions. The 2020 event has 100.
10 NFMT 2020 marks the second time the show takes place on St. Patrick's Day.
11 NFMT regularly draws nearly twice as many people as other facilities events, and we don’t make you pay a fee to attend!
12 Not only are there no fees, YOU can literally make money to attend: $1,000 daily cash prize drawing, lunch vouchers, $50 pin patrol, Passport to Prizes.
13 The show started in 2001 with 201 exhibitors.
14 The General Session on the first day of the show typically sees the largest crowds. 2020 will be no different.
15 NFMT was launched with the idea of a “Big Top” event that brings together facility executives from all markets.
16 Here’s how the inaugural event was marketed:
17 While pronounced “National Facilities Management AND Technology” the acronym is officially, simply “NFMT.”
18 Opening Night Networking Party. Be there. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
19 Offsite Networking Parties keep the fun rolling well after the final conference session of the day.
20 NFMT’s 30th show in 2030 is only 10 years away. Have you pre-registered yet?