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.



Check back this November for 2018 schedule.


1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops
Note: separate 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
4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Networking Party


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


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



$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

QuickFire Sessions

Networking Party


QuickFire Sessions

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing

Women in Facilities Management Panel and Reception

Solutions Exchange

Young Professional Happy Hour


QuickFire Sessions

$1,000 Daily Cash Drawing


Solutions Exchange Tables

Sustainable Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing and Adhesive Solutions
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.
The Evolution of the DC Building Grid
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.
Monitoring Based Commissioning: The Future of Energy and Equipment Optimization
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.
Developing and Understanding Best in Class Operations
Help people understand how sustainability has moved from 'Best Practice' to 'Standard Practice.'
Cutting Your Drain Cleaning Costs
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!
How Do You Know What You Don't Know in FM?
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
Build A Comprehensive Transportation Strategy on Your Campus: 4 Steps
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.
Energy Management Best Practices: Demand Response vs. Peak Shaving
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.
Creating Energy Resilience in Your Business
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.
Which Battery Should I Use?
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.
Harnessing the Power of Building Data to Drive Performance
Join us to discuss how smart building data is transforming the ability to manage costs, meet sustainability targets, and role of facilities management. What was once a cost center, is now becoming a strategic asset in driving company performance and even enhancing the customer experience. We will tackle real-life examples and discuss your specific situation and opportunities.



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

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.

Contact Us


Bernice Alcantar


Christina Luporini


Amy Brown
414-228-7701 Ext. 458

Gina Doyle
414-228-7701 Ext. 459

Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship

Laurie Vega
414-228-7701 Ext. 482

Jodi Denton
414-228-7701 Ext. 449

Lucy Kaufmann
414-228-7701 Ext. 477

Debbie Hanamann
414-228-7701 Ext. 305

Director of Live Events

Todd Kotlarek
414-228-7701 Ext. 577

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

Laura Koski

Accounts / Invoices / Payments

Autumn Schindlbeck

Kathleen Brown

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

Theresa Urbanczyk

NFMT Event Manager

Kristen Haley