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In May 2001, an international seminar on facilities management (FM-KL-2001) was successfully organized by a team of FM practitioners in Malaysia whom concurrently pursuing their post-graduate studies in Facilities Management (FM) with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. FM-KL-2001, the event, was organized with the aspiration to be the 1st Malaysia’s assembly point for FM practitioners to rub shoulders and meet up with the people that are passionate about the FM industry in the local and international arena.

Thus, Malaysian Association of Facilities Managers (MAFM) was then formed with it’s major agendas to bridge the FM academicians with the FM practitioners on knowledge sharing podium via strengthening all aspects of FM, spearheads FM related activities and to establish MAFM as a valid and legal society in Malaysia.

In May 2001, an international seminar on facilities management (FM-KL-2001) was successfully organized by a team of FM practitioners in Malaysia whom concurrently pursuing their post-graduate studies in Facilities Management (FM) with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. FM-KL-2001, the event, was organized with the aspiration to be the 1st Malaysia’s assembly point for FM practitioners to rub shoulders and meet up with the people that are passionate about the FM industry in the local and international arena.

With the event catchy tagline – FM-KL-2001 – Where are we heading? All of the participants have agreed on one major agenda – To have an avenue and platform for the FM practitioners to meet up, discuss and share full spectrum of information on the dynamic of FM industry.

Pursuant to that, in January 2003, Professor Dr. Hjh Maziah Ismail, the head of FM-KL-2001 event, has taken the initiative to call for a meeting with a number of FM practitioners and the committee of FM-KL-2001 to establish a society that will act as a platform and catalyst for FM industry in Malaysia. Thus, Malaysian Association of Facilities Managers (MAFM) was then formed with it’s major agendas to bridge the FM academicians with the FM practitioners on knowledge sharing podium via strengthening all aspects of FM, spearheads FM related activities and to establish MAFM as a valid and legal society in Malaysia.

To date, MAFM has fundamentally positioned itself as a medium for people in FM to interact, share information and embark on best practice approach locally and internationally.