In 1987 the first exploratory meeting to create a European FM network was hosted by Mr. Bart Bleker in The Netherlands. He helped develop the association till 1990. In 1993 the European Facility Management Network was officially registered by NEFMA, the Dutch FM association now called FMN, the Danish FM association DFM and the British Centre for Facilities Management led by professor Keith Alexander.
The CIB(International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) had helped develop and found the association. The diversity of the founders explains the focus on Education, Research and Practice. Mr. Bart Bleker was the first informal chairman of the network from 1987 to 1990 before Professor Keith Alexander took over and formally chaired the association from 1993 till 2000.
The other members of the first board were Mr. Bert Zwikker, Mr. Kjeld Nielsen and Mr. Geoffrey Gidley. Lionel Prodgers was chairman till 2004. Spanish Jose Luis Garcia Cuartero chaired the network from 2005 till 2007 and introduced the europeanFMInsight magazine. Austrian Albert Pilger chaired the association till 2010. Currently Wayne Tantrum chairs EuroFM Network
We published in this section…
1. APFM Portuguesa.
2. IFMA España.
3. Youg IFMA Belgian.
4. Sociedad Lationamericana de FM.
5. CEN European Committee for Standardization.
6. GEFMA (German FacilityManagement Association)