MEFMA to promote entrepreneurship & innovation across local thriving FM Industry

The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for FM professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, reaffirmed its commitment to nurture and guide entrepreneurs as well as promote innovation in the regional FM industry through proper skills development and effective knowledge sharing. 
 
MEFMA made the statement during the conclusion of a workshop it recently organized entitled, ‘Entrepreneurship in Facilities Management,’ which was held at the Al Mugairen Hall, Riyadh Chamber in the KSA. The event was attended by 200 officials and senior executives from different entities within various sectors. By reaffirming its mission, the association sought to underscore the importance of an entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, high-level awareness of the latest FM trends, and an empowered FM community in the region through careful and regular assessments of the industry’s capabilities and services. This way, MEFMA senior officials said, the regional FM players can provide better and more enhanced services to their customers.
 
The workshop was inaugurated by the VC, Facilities and Property Management Community, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and MEFMA Board Member, Arch. Mohammad K. Al Duraibi. In his keynote message, Al Duraibi stressed on the commitment of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, particularly its Real Estate Committee, in sharing important insights, feedbacks and recommendations that can help in the efforts to further develop the real estate industry.
 
Al Duraibi said, “The workshop’s success resulted of the strategic partnership and positive cooperation between MEFMA and Riyadh Chamber. The event served as a strategic platform to discuss and exchange views about timely issues revolving around the real estate industry. The event proves to be timely as participants were able to share insights and experiences with some of the industry's leading thought leaders and personalities while also looking into potential FM opportunities that can help in the growth and development of the sector.“
 
“We are very pleased at the turnout of this workshop, which falls in line with our efforts to organize regular training sessions, forums, workshops, and similar activities throughout the Middle East to facilitate the exchange
of experiences and knowledge among key stakeholders as well as help enable fruitful discussions to come up with effective solutions to pressing challenges,“ said Ali Alsuwaidi, MEFMA Vice President.
 
The daylong event featured a panel discussion and a workshop covering timely industry topics like how to enhance the competitiveness of FM companies and how to build a strong presence within the target markets. Alsuwaidi lead the workshop entitled Entrepreneurship in Facilities Management,' which touched base on timely and important topics concerning today's FM industry, which include Basics of Entrepreneurship
and its challenges; Facilities Management Sector and its Future; Creating successful strategies and its fundamentals; Risk management and sustainable growth; Real examples of entrepreneurs in the Facilities Management sector and Creating the equation of success.

 
 

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