CoreNet Global and IFMA to Organize Joint Seminar in India
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CoreNet Global and IFMA to Organize Joint Seminar in India

Press Release
December 18, 2015

CoreNet Global and IFMA to Organize Joint Seminar in India

Atlanta, GA – 18 December 2015 – CoreNet Global and IFMA (the International Facility Management Association) are partnering to present a one-day seminar in India that will be devoted to both corporate real estate and facility management. The event will be held 11 January 2016 at the Cisco Campus in Bangalore.

This joint seminar is a first-ever new collaboration between the two premier associations. Each organization will provide highlights of their basic programs for individuals new to the respective professions.

A series of leading experts will discuss corporate real estate:

  • Kumara S. Kumara, MCR, Director, Real Estate & Facilities India, Citrix
  • Sajit Sankar, MRICS, MCR, CFM, LEED AP, Director – PMSI, Cushman & Wakefield India
  • Uma Vinay Kumar, MCR, Workplace Manager, Cisco Systems India

 And speakers will discuss facility management:

  •  Keith Dias, CFM Sr., Director - WPR
  • Rajesh Pandit, CFM Sr., Executive Director, Asset Services, CBRE India
  • Sajit Sankar, MRICS, MCR, CFM, Director - PMSI, Cushman & Wakefield, India

IFMA’s Essentials of Facilities Management is an entry-level training program designed to meet the educational needs of emerging facility management (FM) professionals in global FM markets. The program is grounded in the basic concepts that describe the field of facility management, and addresses how those concepts can be of value to an organization. The primary focus is to address the supervisor’s/unit leader’s role in tactical planning, scheduling and accomplishing daily FM tasks, and supporting the operation of an organization’s facilities.

CoreNet Global’s CoRE Fundamentals program helps individuals learn the basics in order to work in or with corporate real estate (CRE). It is designed to give partici­pants an overview of the corporate real estate profession. The program is ideal for those needing to quickly as­similate the essentials of CRE, including those new to the industry and cross-functional teams – Human Resources, IT, Finance, Facilities and Office Management. Participants will learn about the essentials of corporate real estate, including corporate real estate finance and workplace trends and issues.

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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. The association's members, represented in 134 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. See more at:

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