Leadership in Challenging Times

08/05/2002 |

Challenging times require strong leaders. Learn and grow by attending the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA’s) World Workplace, to be held October 6 through 8 in Toronto. Evaluate, learn, network, discover, explore, and experience workplace dynamics among industry peers.

Following are highlights of the conference and exhibition:

  • Opening Keynote, Sunday, October 6, at 1:15 p.m., featuring James A. Baker III, distinguished statesman and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Baker will offer a unique, incisive view on global issues. From his experiences on the international stage, he will address both national and global issues related to diplomacy, politics, and the economy, as well as the importance of leadership in challenging times.
  • Educational Sessions, Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 8, on tracks that cover seven subject areas addressing workplace issues, skills, and practices. Mix and match or study one particular topic: energy, environmental/sustainability, technology, alternative workplaces, leadership, FM core competencies, and security.
  • More Variety on the Expo Floor, Sunday, October 6, Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 8. The IFMA’s World Workplace exposition is unique in its diversity. Just as workplace responsibilities are varied and diverse, so are the companies that are represented at the expo. Enhance information learned with practical tools available on the expo floor. More than 250 companies will be displaying products and services to give attendees a broad understanding of what’s available to help them manage the workplace more effectively.
  • Closing Keynote, Tuesday, October 8, at 8:00 a.m., featuring Janet Lapp, Ph.D., author, publisher, celebrated speaker, and creator and host of the award-winning CBS series, “Keep Well.” Lapp will encourage attendees to rethink how they are adjusting to current change and how to create a successful future in an uplifting message.
  • Variety of Special Events, including IFMA Foundation Fundraisers, the Utilities Council/Doug Underwood Annual Golf Tournament, the IFMA Foundation Gala and Silent Auction, a Welcome Reception, the IFMA Awards of Excellence Reception and Banquet, and more.
  • For more information, call IFMA headquarters at (713) 623-4362 or visit (www.worldworkplace.org).

A list of World Workplace exhibitors follows:

Exhibitors at World Workplace

Booth   Company Name

829      ABM Industries Inc.

801      APCO Graphics Inc.

941      Archer Management Services

729      ARCHIBUS Inc.

1112    ASCO Services Inc.

404     ASI Sign Systems

903      ASM Modular Systems

1104    Autodesk Inc.

1600    BASF Corp.

1004    Bekaert Specialty Films

215      Bentley Systems Inc.

1141    Bird-X Inc.

1415    Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

502      Breeze Software

1114    Brooks Interiors Group

1229    C&A Floorcoverings

940      Carpet & Rug Institute, The

1001    Carter & Burgess Inc.

1006    Charmstrom Co.

1501    Code Blue Corp.

1505    Communications Integrators Inc.

1517    Conklin Office Furniture Inc.

200      Consolidated Engineering

738      Corporate Dining

1305    CORT Furniture Rental

1238    CSI International

339      Daniels Associates Inc.

1211    Dauphin North America

1608    Dean Evans & Associates

1011    Dentco

1421    Designweave

639      Dodge-Regupol Inc.

515      Duo-Guard Industries Inc.

302      Duocom

629      DuPont Flooring Systems

1119    Egan & Teamboard

929     EMCOR Facilities Services Inc.

512      Facility Data Management LTD

901      Facility Engineering Associates

1013    FACServices Inc.

1009    FBG Service Corp.

1714    Federal Buildings Initiative – National Resources Canada

1041    FieldCentrix

1405    Fields & Screens Inc.

610      FLAVIA Beverage Systems

601      FM Systems Inc.

614      FMLink

301      Follett Corp.

543      Furniture Medic

1619    Gage Babcock & Associates

607      Global Group, The

1404    Globe Instant Office

1108    Graebel Cos. Inc.

1301    Guardsmark Inc.

1101    Halliburton/Kellogg Brown & Root

510      Harden Contract

1400    Hirsch Electronics

401      Indus Systems Inc.

1504    Indust International Inc.

1502    InPro Corp.

504      IntegResource

439      Intercon Security

1201    Interface Americas Inc.

608      International Window Cleaning Association
1311    Izzydesign
811      Johnsonite

1516    JOLT Lighting Inc.

1219    Keilhauer

1515    KeyTrak Inc.

1411    Law Engineering & Environmental Services Inc.

214      Lees Carpets

207      Leica Geosystems Inc.

310      Lencore Sound Masking & Acoustics

1722    Lerch, Bates & Associates – Elevator Consulting Group

1506    LINAK US Inc.

211      Liss Gallery

935      Mannington Commercial

1623    Master Caster Co.

841      Maxcess Technologies Inc.

1000    MCSi

438      MII Office Furniture Solutions Inc.

713      MilliCare Commercial Carpet Care

703      Milliken

1100     Modernfold Inc.

911       Mohawk Group, The

606      Montel

1005    Neutral Posture

1019    Nienkamper

1329    NLnovalink

1509    Novitas Inc.

1107    Omni Facility Resources Inc.

1129    Peregrine Systems Inc.

208      Plan FX Systems Canada Inc.

1615    Primex Wireless

511      Prism Computer Corp.

1239    Prismatique Designs Ltd.

403      Professional Development Centre, University of Toronto

1240    ProjectEdge.com

1603    Public Works & Government Services Canada

411      Rentacrate Inc.

538      Rentokil Tropical Plants

906      Rhodes Office Furniture

1339     RoofMart International Inc.

900      Royal Cup Coffee

1136    Scamp Soundmasking

203      Secure Mailing Systems

1403    ServiceMaster Clean

805      Shaw Specified Commercial

1604    Shred-it

407      Siemens Building Technologies Inc.

1434    Skyfold Ltd.

312      Smart Office Advisors

1113    SMART Technologies

1621    SNC-Lavalin ProFac

1500    Spacesaver Corp.

817      Steelcase Inc.

642      Stevens Roofing Systems

1616    TEGG Corp.

519      Teknion Furniture Systems Inc.

1245    TEMTEC Inc.

500      Thorburn Associates

307      TMA Systems

1139    Tyga-Box Systems Inc.

1319     UNICCO Service Co.

219      Versteel

507      VFA Inc.

1040    Virco Manufacturing Corp.

336      Vision Facilities Management Ltd.

506      Waldmann Lighting

400      Washington Group International Inc.

907      Working Walls

501      WorkRite Ergonomics

SOURCE: www.worldworkplace.org

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