ISO 41001 Launch Event: Good Facility Management for Efficient Organisations

For today’s facility managers, physical asset managers and real estate managers, standards provide a great framework for organising and optimising their activities. Standards help them ensure their organisation’s compliance and operational efficiency, and assists them in handling evolving technology and competing priorities.
A fairly new professional and operational discipline in business, facility management is growing rapidly around the world. Despite its newness, the concept of facility management has gone through a considerable number of developments in recent years, and it has already shifted from a building-oriented to a service-oriented occupation. As a result, there is still little clarity about the activities, roles & responsibilities that define this discipline. To resolve this, the brand-new standard ‘ISO 41001, Facility management - Management systems - Requirements with guidance for use’ outlines the main requirements and components of facility management. ISO 41001 adopts Annex SL and thus shares the ISO High-Level Structure (HLS) for smooth implementation in the organisation’s management system.

ISO 41001: the launch

Together with PROCOS Group and KPMG, NBN is happy to present the standard to you during the ‘ISO 41001 Launch Event: Good Facility Management for Efficient Organisations’. The event will take place on Tuesday 19 June (12:30-17:30) at the brand-new KPMG office at Brussels Airport.
Jos Duchamps (PROCOS Group) and Daniël Pairon (KPMG) will focus on the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of facility management and link it up to asset management. Tips & tricks for the implementation of the ISO 41001 standard will be discussed as well.

Why attend the event?

Participants will:
  • discover the components of facility management as presented in the new ISO 41001 standard;
  • find out how the discipline ties in with every organisation’s priorities in terms of management, operations and maintenance;
  • learn how the new ISO 41001 standard connects to the existing ISO 55001 standard for asset management systems;
  • share knowledge and food for thought with other professionals in facility and asset management;
  • get a glance of the new KPMG buildings during a guided tour.


12:30-13:30Welcome with sandwich lunch 
13:30-13:45Welcome and introduction to management standardsJohan Haelterman, Chairman of the Executive Committee, NBN
13:45-14:30What is the added value of ISO 41001?Jos Duchamps, Managing Director, PROCOS Group
14:30-15:15What is the link between facility management and asset management?Daniël Pairon, Global Lead KPMG Asset Management, KPMG
15:45-16:20Guided visit to the brand-new KPMG office buildingIngrid Sitters, Facilities Director, KPMG
16:20-16:40Tips & tricks for the implementation of ISO 41001Jos Duchamps, Managing Director, PROCOS Group
16:40-17:00What about certification?Kris Laureys, Senior Manager Physical Asset Management, KPMG
17:00-17:30Discussion & conclusionsFaculty & Audience
17:30Networking drink 


When and where

Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018, from 12:30 to 17:30.
Location: KPMG office, Brussels National Airport 1K, 1930 Zaventem.


€60 per person (excl. VAT).


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More info?

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