Leadership in Challenging Times

Aug. 5, 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 WorkplaceBooth   Company Name829      ABM Industries Inc.801      APCO Graphics Inc.941      Archer Management Services729      ARCHIBUS Inc.1112    ASCO Services Inc.404     ASI Sign Systems903      ASM Modular Systems1104    Autodesk Inc.1600    BASF Corp.1004    Bekaert Specialty Films215      Bentley Systems Inc.1141    Bird-X Inc.1415    Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.502      Breeze Software1114    Brooks Interiors Group1229    C&A Floorcoverings940      Carpet & Rug Institute, The1001    Carter & Burgess Inc.1006    Charmstrom Co.1501    Code Blue Corp.1505    Communications Integrators Inc.1517    Conklin Office Furniture Inc.200      Consolidated Engineering738      Corporate Dining1305    CORT Furniture Rental1238    CSI International339      Daniels Associates Inc.1211    Dauphin North America1608    Dean Evans & Associates1011    Dentco1421    Designweave639      Dodge-Regupol Inc.515      Duo-Guard Industries Inc.302      Duocom629      DuPont Flooring Systems1119    Egan & Teamboard929     EMCOR Facilities Services Inc.512      Facility Data Management LTD901      Facility Engineering Associates1013    FACServices Inc.1009    FBG Service Corp.1714    Federal Buildings Initiative – National Resources Canada1041    FieldCentrix1405    Fields & Screens Inc.610      FLAVIA Beverage Systems601      FM Systems Inc.614      FMLink301      Follett Corp.543      Furniture Medic1619    Gage Babcock & Associates607      Global Group, The1404    Globe Instant Office1108    Graebel Cos. Inc.1301    Guardsmark Inc.1101    Halliburton/Kellogg Brown & Root510      Harden Contract1400    Hirsch Electronics401      Indus Systems Inc.1504    Indust International Inc.1502    InPro Corp.504      IntegResource439      Intercon Security1201    Interface Americas Inc.608      International Window Cleaning Association
1311    Izzydesign
811      Johnsonite1516    JOLT Lighting Inc.1219    Keilhauer1515    KeyTrak Inc.1411    Law Engineering & Environmental Services Inc.214      Lees Carpets207      Leica Geosystems Inc.310      Lencore Sound Masking & Acoustics1722    Lerch, Bates & Associates – Elevator Consulting Group1506    LINAK US Inc.211      Liss Gallery935      Mannington Commercial1623    Master Caster Co.841      Maxcess Technologies Inc.1000    MCSi438      MII Office Furniture Solutions Inc.713      MilliCare Commercial Carpet Care703      Milliken1100     Modernfold Inc.911       Mohawk Group, The606      Montel1005    Neutral Posture1019    Nienkamper1329    NLnovalink1509    Novitas Inc.1107    Omni Facility Resources Inc.1129    Peregrine Systems Inc.208      Plan FX Systems Canada Inc.1615    Primex Wireless511      Prism Computer Corp.1239    Prismatique Designs Ltd.403      Professional Development Centre, University of Toronto1240    ProjectEdge.com1603    Public Works & Government Services Canada411      Rentacrate Inc.538      Rentokil Tropical Plants906      Rhodes Office Furniture1339     RoofMart International Inc.900      Royal Cup Coffee1136    Scamp Soundmasking203      Secure Mailing Systems1403    ServiceMaster Clean805      Shaw Specified Commercial1604    Shred-it407      Siemens Building Technologies Inc.1434    Skyfold Ltd.312      Smart Office Advisors1113    SMART Technologies1621    SNC-Lavalin ProFac1500    Spacesaver Corp.817      Steelcase Inc.642      Stevens Roofing Systems1616    TEGG Corp.519      Teknion Furniture Systems Inc.1245    TEMTEC Inc.500      Thorburn Associates307      TMA Systems1139    Tyga-Box Systems Inc.1319     UNICCO Service Co.219      Versteel507      VFA Inc.1040    Virco Manufacturing Corp.336      Vision Facilities Management Ltd.506      Waldmann Lighting400      Washington Group International Inc.907      Working Walls501      WorkRite ErgonomicsSOURCE: www.worldworkplace.org

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