MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen corporate sectors’ role in regional facilities management

MEFMAThe reception also honoured MEFMA’s founders and their contribution to the organisation’s success in the last eight years since inception. (Image source: MEFMA)The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) has formed a new category for its members – the Strategic Corporate Members – and established the Strategic Corporate Members Committee, which would include MEFMA’s pioneering members

MEFMA said it reflects the association’s focus on developing new opportunities for strategic engagements by the corporate sector and enhance their role in developing the FM industry.

The recent development, announced during a reception held on 14 March 2018 in Dubai, is in line with its efforts to further consolidate the regional FM industry in various initiatives including research, educational programs and formulating sustainable FM strategies. 

Jamal Lootah, president, MEFMA, said, “As the regional facilities management sector continues to evolve, it is an opportune time to thank all the association’s members for their continuous efforts and commitment to push for growth in the management of the built environment and relevant sectors. MEFMA is steadfast in implementing sustainable FM strategies and the members’ contributions are undoubtedly significant towards an integrated management of all aspects of the FM sector and in attracting global leaders to become part of our regional activities.”

The Founding Members’ reception also honoured MEFMA’s founders and their contribution to the organisation’s success in the last eight years since inception. MEFMA has 11 founding members: Apleona; Chicago; Cofely Besix Facility Management; Emrill Integrated Facilities Management; Enova; Imdaad; Interserve; Khidmah; QBG Facilities Management; United Facilities Management and Wasl Asset Management Group.

Ali Al Suwaidi, vice-president, MEFMA, commented, “Recognising and valuing the efforts of our members is critical to MEFMA’s growth and the regional FM sector as our members are the most effective advocates of FM within their area of influence. It is necessary for us to acknowledge the day-to-day efforts which lead to educate the different stakeholders about the importance of FM best practice on the whole life cycle of any facility. We are confident that the growing network of our members will continue to propel the region forward as a sustainable hub for FM best practices toward supporting the various real estate, retail, government, healthcare and education sectors amongst others.”

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