NFMT 2018 Event Information
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
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.
Note: separate fee applies
$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing
3:45 PMExpo Hall
12:30 PM. – 3:20 PMExpo Hall
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Pratt Street Lobby
12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.Expo Hall
$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing
2:45 p.m.Expo Hall
Women in Facilities Management Panel and Reception
4:10 – 6:30 p.m.Room 316
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.Pratt Street Lobby
Young Professional Happy Hour
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.Pratt Street Ale House
11:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.Expo Hall
$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing
1:45 p.m.Expo Hall
Solutions Exchange Tables
Join the discussion on the advantages of selecting a SPF roofing solution. It offers excellent retrofit applications, reducing the need to tear-off much of the existing roof. This system increases R-value, and reduces installation and maintenance costs, while being renewable and resistant against hurricanes and mechanical damage.
Please join us at this Solutions Exchange event to learn how a DC Building Grid can improve the integration of renewable energy resources, electrical loads and power infrastructure within commercial buildings, creating a new level of energy efficiency, resilience and intelligence.
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.
Help people understand how sustainability has moved from 'Best Practice' to 'Standard Practice.'
What are the considerations to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to bring your drain cleaning and pipe inspection operations in-house? This discussion will guide those new to the subject into a simple logical process for making the right decision. Participants will find this discussion to be fun, informative and practical!
In September 2017, an extensive market survey identified 19 facility management knowledge areas and 5 cross-functional competencies that are critical to facility professionals around the world today. Join us to talk about how FM roles and responsibilities are growing and how you can elevate your knowledge to this new standard
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.
Should your facility peak shave or participate in demand response? Both can be quite effective (and lucrative), but determining which strategy is best for your business requires thoughtful assessment of your operational flexibility, capacity pricing, and market rules. Join EnerNOC for a discussion on the factors you should be considering.
92% of organizations have experienced an energy failure in the past year, and over a quarter admit that unfamiliarity with available options is a roadblock to future-proofing their business. But with the right strategy, organizations can protect against catastrophic events while improving commercial performance and unlocking new sources of value.
Learn the difference between the 5 different grades of the modern back up battery and why using the wrong battery could break your budget and your equipment.
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.
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 https://www.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
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.
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