Annual event comes up a winner in Las Vegas

The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) reported record-breaking attendance for its annual conference, held October 25-29, 1997, in Las Vegas, NV. The event attracted nearly 750 participants -- 200 more than the previous year.


The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) reported record-breaking attendance for its annual conference, held October 25-29, 1997, in Las Vegas, NV. The event attracted nearly 750 participants -- 200 more than the previous year.

"We're proud to host an event that so many facilities professionals find useful," said Managing Director Bruce Medaris. "The success of the conference underscores the value of our commitment to help our members learn, lead, and influence their careers and professions."

Keynote speaker was Howard Putnam, author and former executive for Braniff and Southwest airlines. Putnam spoke on "bottom line improvement."

The conference included more than 40 technical sessions, CPE review, nationally acclaimed guest speakers, and an awards banquet that recognized outstanding achievements by individuals, corporations, and government agencies.

Achievement honors went to:

- Chapter of the year -- Twin Cities Chapter 13 in Minnesota

- Outstanding achievement -- Gerald Bender

- Lifetime achievement -- Charles M. Lemon (posthumously)

- AFE fellow -- Ed Slone and John Blumenshine III, CPE

- Facilities Management Excellence (FAME) awards of merit -- Chevron Real Estate Management Co., NASA, and the Division of Engineering and Architectural Services/Washington State Dept. of General Administration

- FAME award of excellence -- Perkin-Elmer Corp.

AFE's 1998 annual conference will be held September 26-30 in New Orleans, LA. For information regarding the conference or for general information about AFE, contact Gabriella Jacobs at 888-222-0155, x24.

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