It’s winter down south – African FM conference season – we’ll be there!

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Normally, when the sun is shining down on us in July in the ‘north’, it is slightly strange to think of the ‘south’ being in mid-winter. However, with the persistent rain in N.Europe this year, it is far easier to think of winter!

Winter is conference season for the Facilities Management world in South Africa, with two major conferences coming up soon. Our man in Johannesburg, Rudd van Deventer, will be attending both events, and speaking. Do email him if you would like to meet at either or both.

The first is the SAFMA Conference 2012 at Sandton Convention Centre on Tues 21 and Wed 22 August.

  • The theme is “From Strategy to Practice”, and has a good number of case studies
  • Rudd will be speaking about “The Importance of Space Planning” on 21st, at 1.15pm

The second is the African Facilities Management Conference at Rosebank (Johannesburg) on Wed 26 and Thurs 27 September.

  • The theme is “FM in Africa; do we really please everyone?”, and again has a good range of subjects;
  • Rudd will be speaking, and holding discussions with occupiers.

I am going to be at one of these events, just not sure which one yet! I have not been to South Africa for nearly four years, and I love the country, so I wish I could afford to get down there for both.

Rudd and I hope to see some of you there; regards, Paul (paul.carder@occupiersjournal.com)

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