ProExpos Group is proud to bring back to Boston, the 3rd annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference (NEBFM'08). Due to the success of last year's event, the number of exhibiting companies has increased 25% from 157 to 210. In just three short years, NEBFM has become the largest regional event of its kind in New England. Forty-five of this year's exhibitors come from states other than Mass., with one company coming from as far away as Hawaii.
In addition to an increase in the number of exhibitors this year, there is also an increase in the number of product and service categories that will be on display. One of the dominant categories this year is energy.
These exhibitors will be offering innovative solutions to help offset today's spiraling energy costs that are of such concern to facilities professionals, building owners and property managers.
Faced with shrinking staffs, budget cut-backs and time constraints, today's professional needs to access as many vendors in one place at one time as possible. In just 2 days, NEBFM attendees will find efficient and economical solutions to their most pressing buildings and facilities needs.
In addition to accessing new and current vendors on the trade show floor, attendees can earn CEU and CFM credits by attending any of the 27 educational talks offered at the NEBFM Conference. Most of the talks are an hour in length and cover a wide variety of topics including: energy management and procurement, sustainability: green, LEED and case studies, facilities management and building commissioning and retro commissioning.
NEBFM has strong local and regional support of associations from throughout greater New England. The growing list of sponsoring associations includes: the International Facility Management Association - Boston chapter, Association of Energy Engineers - New England chapter, Association for Facilities Engineering - region 8 New England, Northeast Building Commissioning Association, American Society of Safety Engineers - greater Boston, Institute of Real Estate Management - Boston chapter 4, Community Associations Institute - New England chapter and The Green Roundtable.
The New England Real Estate Journal supports NEBFM by producing the Show Directory as well as publishing a special show edition insert in the Journal each year.
A two-hour networking reception will be held on the show floor from 2-4 p.m. after the first day of the show Wednesday April 2nd. The reception is sponsored by IFMA - Boston and Ambius. All NEBFM exhibitors and attendees are invited to join this year's co-sponsors and the ProExpos staff for free beer, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Everyone in attendance may enter a free-throw shooting contest that will benefit the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless program. Several lucky attendees will win Morton's Steakhouse gift certificates as well as an iPod.
For information on exhibiting or attending NEBFM visit us online at www.proexpos.com