The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) recently hosted an event in Egypt under the theme 'Diversity of Facility Management activities for Mixed-use Development Projects in Egypt'.
The event, which was held at the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis, Egypt, highlighted the various FM opportunities in the rising number of mixed-use development projects in the country.
The MEFMA-organized event is aligned with the association's efforts to raise the global community's competitiveness and growth.
Presentations and panel discussion following the participants discussed the future of the mixed-use developments and the best practices for the development of a master-planned community.
Stakeholders also discussed challenges of transitioning the basic elements of the FM strategy for mixed use projects; and the optimum performance management techniques for FM commitments for mixed-use communities, among others.
The panellists composed of Haitham Zahran, Head of Facilities Management, Capital Group Properties; Hesham Kamel, vice chairman, National Air Navigation Services Company; Mohamed Fathy, Executive Manager, Engineering System Group Egypt; and Yasser Zannoun, business development manager, Elofoq Facility Management.
Ali Alsuwaidi, vice president, MEFMA said: "This is an opportunity to tackle common challenges facing the regional FM players and emphasizes key success factors to thrive and be competitive. Apart from learning opportunities, the event also has a platform for the future and their horizons as they interact with leaders and their like-minded peers.