2020 AFE Annual Business Meeting & Leadership Conference
November 16, 2020 - 8:30 am EST to 4 pm EST
November 17, 2020 - 8:30 am EST to 4pm EST

Agenda


17:00 – 19:00 CT

Sunday, November 15

Welcome Reception | 573 Bar & Lounge – Target Field

Joe LaRocco, CPMM

President & Chairman AFE

A C Powell, JD, CPS

Executive Director & CEO AFE

Jim Johnson

Chapter President AFE 13 – Twin Cities

Sponsors

08:00 – 09:00 CT

Monday, November 16

Opening Plenary Session | vFairs Auditorium

Joe LaRocco, CPMM

President & Chairman AFE

A C Powell, JD, CPS

Executive Director & CEO AFE

Steve Fall, CPE 

Regional Vice President AFE Region 3 – Midwest

Fran Rabuck, CWNA, RFID 

Chief Strategist Agile Handover

Peter Curtis 

CEO PMC Group One ABMLC Chairs

Sponsors

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Monday, November 16

CPMM Certification Course† Day 1 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPMM Instructor

  08:00 – 17:00 CT

Monday, November 16

CPS en Español Certification Course† Day 1 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPS en Español Instructor

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Monday, November 16

CPS Certification Course† Day 1 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPS Instructor

09:00 – 17:00 CT

Monday, November 16

Chapter, PIC & Regional Meetings | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

AFE Chapter Leaders

AFE PIC Chairs

AFE RVPs

09:00 – 11:00 CT

Monday, November 16

AFE Open House #1 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Natahnya McKinney

Senior Manager, Membership AFE

Fay Gold

Senior Member Services Associate AFE

Lesly Gutierrez

Lead Member Services Associate AFE

Steve Fall, CPE

Regional Vice President AFE Region 3 – Midwest

10:00 – 12:00 CT

Monday, November 16

AIAC Strategic Planning Session | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Denny Hydrick, CPE, CPMM

Vice Chair, Finance AFE

A C Powell, JD, CPS

Executive Director & CEO AFE

AIAC Chairs

09:15 – 10:30 CT

Monday, November 16

CEU / CLP Educational Session #1 IoT: What’s Next for the Built Environment | vFairs Auditorium

Wayne Collins

Asset & Facilities Management Consultant Origen FM Services Inc

Wayne Collins

Asset & Facilities Management Consultant Origen FM Services Inc

Bob Sharon

Founder & CEO Blue IoT

10:00 – 17:00 CT

Monday, November 16

ABMLC 2020 Networking Cafe | vFairs Lounge

All Attendees & Exhibitors

10:45 – 12:00 CT

Monday, November 16

CEU / CLP Educational Session #2 Cybersecurity | vFairs Lounge

Kenneth Williams, Ph.D. Presenter TBD 50

Executive Director, Center for Cybersecurity Defense American Public University System

11:00 – 15:00 CT

Monday, November 16

Exhibitor Space Open | vFairs Exhibit Hall

Exhibitors

11:00 – 11:30 CT

Monday, November 16

Target Field Tour #1 | Target Field

Target Field Staff

12:00 – 13:30 CT

Monday, November 16

AWAC Luncheon & Awards† | Thompson Reuters Champion’s Club – Target Field

AWAC Chair N/A

Keynote Speaker TBD

13:45 – 15:00 CT

Monday, November 16

CEU / CLP Educational Session #3 Biohazards & Sanitizing Technology | vFairs Auditorium

P D Dale 25

President Bio-Organic Catalyst Inc.

14:15 – 14:45 CT

Monday, November 16

Target Field Tour #2 | Target Field

Target Field Staff

15:15 – 17:00 CT

Monday, November 16

CEU / CLP Educational Session #4 New Job or New Hire? Top 10 FM Skills to Prioritize for Onboarding | vFairs Auditorium

Moderator:

Randy Olson

Vice President, Business Development ProFMI

Panelists:

Stephen Brown, ProFM, CFM, FMP, SFP, CPE, CPCP, MBCP, CESCO

Trainer / Consultant FM-adviso Inc

John Hajduk, ProFM

Vice President, Facilities Services Sodexo

Kylash Ramesh, ProFM

Management Analyst, Division of Facilities Operations & Maintenance National Institutes of Health

16:00 – 19:00 CT

Monday, November 16

AFE 13 Vendors Fair & Awards Ceremony | Delta Sky360 – Puckett Atrium

Jim Johnson

Chapter President AFE 13 – Twin Cities

Steve Fall, CPE

Regional Vice President AFE Region 3 – Midwest

18:00 – 20:00 CT

Monday, November 16

Chairman’s Reception†† | Zoom

Joe LaRocco, CPMM

President & Chairman AFE

A C Powell, JD, CPS

Executive Director & CEO AFE

ABMLC Chairs

Sponsors

06:30 – 7:30 CT

Tuesday, November 17

#AFEStrong Health & Fitness Happy Hour | vFairs Auditorium

Instructor

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CPMM Certification Course Day 2 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Instructor

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CPS en Español Certification Course† Day 2 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPS en Español Instructor

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CPS Certification Course† Day 2 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPS Instructor

08:00 – 09:15 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CEU / CLP Educational Session #5 Robotics and AI: The Future is Now | vFairs

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D.

President ITIF

09:00 – 11:00 CT

Tuesday, November 17

AFE Open House #2 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Natahnya McKinney

Senior Manager, Membership AFE

Fay Gold

Senior Member Services Associate AFE

Lesly Gutierrez

Lead Member Services Associate AFE

  08:00 – 17:00

Tuesday, November 17

AFE House of Delegates | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Attendance: 25

CPS en Español Instructor

  08:00 – 17:00

Tuesday, November 17

CPS Certification Course† Day 2 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Attendance: 25

CPS Instructor

  08:00 – 09:15

Tuesday, November 17

CEU / CLP Educational Session 5 | vFairs

Attendance: N/A

Presenter

  09:00 – 11:00

Tuesday, November 17

AFE Open House | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Attendance: 50

Natahnya McKinney

Fay Gold

Lesly Gutierrez

09:15 – 11:00 CT

Tuesday, November 17

AFE House of Delegates | Zoom

Joe LaRocco, CPMM

President & Chairman AFE

Ron Anderson, CPMM, CPS, MBA, MPM

Executive Director of Operations Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200

A C Powell, JD, CPS

Executive Director & CEO AFE

09:30 – 10:45 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CEU / CLP Educational Session #6 Advanced Metering & Energy Management Information System (EMIS) | vFairs Auditorium

Jeff Murrell P.E.

Energy Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy

10:00 – 17:00 CT

Tuesday, November 17

ABMLC 2020 Networking Cafe | vFairs Lounge

All Attendees & Exhibitors N/A

11:00 – 16:00 CT

Tuesday, November 17

Exhibitor Space Open | vFairs Exhibit Hall

Exhibitors

11:00 – 12:15 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CEU / CLP Educational Session #7 AFE Thrive™ and the Outreach to Emerging Professionals | vFairs Auditorium

Presenter TBD

11:15 – 11:45 CT

Tuesday, November 17

Target Field Tour #3 | Target Field

Target Field Staff

12:30 – 13:45 CT

Tuesday, November 17

Potential Workplace Privacy Issues Created by COVID-19 | vFairs Auditorium

A C Powell, JD, CPS 25

Executive Director & CEO AFE

13:00 – 13:30 CT

Tuesday, November 17

Target Field Tour #4 | Target Field

Target Field Staff

14:00 – 15:15 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CEU / CLP Educational Session #9 Asset Digitization: What Every Facilities Manager Needs to Know | vFairs Auditorium

Steve Sims

Director of Business Development Agile Handover

Presenter TBD

14:15 – 14:45 CT

Tuesday, November 17

Target Field Tour #5 | Target Field

Target Field Staff

15:30 – 16:45 CT

Tuesday, November 17

CEU / CLP Educational Session #10 TBD |vFairs Auditorium

Presenter TBD

15:45 – 16:15 CT

Tuesday, November 17

Target Field Tour #6 | Target Field

Target Field Staff

17:15 – 19:30 CT

Wednesday, November 17

Closing Plenary: The AFE Honors™ 2020 Awards Ceremony | vFairs Auditorium

Roy Nation, CPMM

Chair AFE Committee of Expertise

A C Powell, JD, CPS

Executive Director & CEO AFE

Sponsors

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Wednesday, November 18

CPMM Certification Course Day 3 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPMM Instructor

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Wednesday, November 18

CPS en Español Certification Course† Day 3 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPS en Español Instructor

08:00 – 17:00 CT

Wednesday, November 18

CPS Certification Course† Day 3 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

CPS Instructor

09:00 – 11:00 CT

Thursday, November 18

AFE Open House #3 | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Natahnya McKinney

Senior Manager, Membership AFE

Fay Gold

Senior Member Services Associate AFE

Lesly Gutierrez

Lead Member Services Associate AFE

11:15 – 12:30 CT

Thursday, November 18

AFE Foundation Open House | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

AFE Foundation Chair

A C Powell, JD, CPS

Executive Director & CEO AFE

14:15 – 16:00 CT

Thursday, November 18

Chapter Management Bootcamp | AFE SmartTEAM LMS

Moderator

Adam Kilburn, CPMM, CRL

Vice Chair, Membership AFE

Panelists

Kimberly Garcia

HRSG Product Line Manager Engineered Boiler Systems CleaverBrooks

08:00 – 13:00 CT

Thursday, November 19

CPMM Certification Course Day 4 | ExamBuilder

Instructor / Proctor

08:00 – 10:30 CT

Thursday, November 19

CPS en Español Certification Course† Day 4 | ExamBuilder

CPS en Español Instructor

08:00 – 10:30 CT

Thursday, November 19

CPS Certification Course† Day 3 | ExamBuilder

CPS Instructor

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Early Bird $175 until November 1st
  • Full Registration $249 from November 1st – November 16th
  • Early Bird $250 until November 1st
  • Full Registration $450 November 1st – November 16th
  • Early Bird$198 until November 1st
  • Full Registration $350 November 1st – November 16th
  • Early Bird$125 until October 31st
  • Full Registration $175 from October 31st – November 16th
Virtual Booth Level AFE Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Platinum $13,500 $15,000
Gold $8,000 $9,000
Silver $5,500 $6,000
Premium $3,500 $4,500
Advanced $2,500 $3,500
Basic $1,500 $2,500
Even For more information on ABMLC 2020 booths and other sponsorship opportunities, please review the current AFE Sponsorship Prospectus at http://bit.ly/AFESponsorships2020.
Registration cancellations made on or before 10 October 2020 will receive a full refund. All cancellation requests received after October 10 but before or on October 31 will be subject to a $75 processing fee. Registration fees are non-refundable after 31 October 2020. No shows will be charged the full registration fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to meetings@afe.org. Requests for cancellations will not be accepted via telephone. Substitutions are allowed without fee at any time. Additional information on ABMLC 2020 can be found at
https://abmlc2020.vfairs.com/
Even with all of the challenges 2020 has brought to bear, we anticipate ABMLC 2020 will attract over 500 attendees with a goal of 350 facilities management professionals.
Actually, until further notice, ABMLC 2020 will be a hybrid event. Along with the virtual trade show, we plan to move forward with several of the in-person events originally planned for ABMLC 2020 to take place at Target Field. Here is where the planned activities will take place:
Activity Venue / Platform In-Person / Virtual
The AFE Honors™ Ceremony vFairs Virtual
AFE Foundation Open House AFE SmartTEAM LMS Virtual
AFE House of Delegates Meetings Zoom Virtual
AFE Open House Events AFE SmartTEAM LMS Virtual
AFE Partners Reception Zoom Virtual
AFE 13 – Twin Cities Vendor Fair & Awards Ceremony Delta Sky360 in the Puckett Atrium at Target Field In-Person
AIAC Roundtable AFE SmartTEAM LMS Virtual
AWAC Luncheon & Awards Thompson Reuters Champions Club at Target Field In-Person
CEU / CLP Educational Sessions vFairs Virtual
Certification Review Courses AFE SmartTEAM LMS Virtual
Chapter, PIC & Regional Meetings AFE SmartTEAM LMS Virtual
Exhibit Hall vFairs Virtual
Opening Plenary Session vFairs Virtual
Target Field Tours Target Field In-Person
Due to the ongoing pandemic, in-person activities may be cancelled at any time. To protect the health and safety of our Members and guests, we will strictly follow all social distancing guidelines set forth by Target Field, the City of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota. Cancellation notices will be sent via email or push notification through the AFE App (available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store on November 1st). Please also follow us on social media by searching the #ABMLC2020 hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.
Well, many attendees will be at home or in the office; so, house rules apply. In general, for the planned in-person events, the dress code will be business casual.
The Loews Minneapolis had signed on to be our conference hotel, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a room block for ABMLC 2020. Attendees / Guests traveling to Minneapolis can contact the AFE Home Office for information on any hotel deals in the area.
As an operating principle, AFE seeks to conduct its activities in a manner that is objective, vendor-neutral and transparent. To that end, AFE activities shall be open to the press unless an exception is specifically made in advance or if such openness inhibits the ability of attendees to communicate and collaborate in an open and candid manner. Any questions about this policy should be referred to the Executive Director of AFE.
Of course. Just do not ask AC to entertain them. He is really not into that. In all seriousness, we had several events planned for spouses and kiddies. Well … COVID-19. Since the scope of the overall event has been reduced, many of the social activities that would have been amenable to spouses did not make it into the final program agenda.
Track speakers must register for ABMLC but do not need to pay the applicable registration fee if they are only attending the session at which they are speaking. Notwithstanding, if a speaker wishes to participate in more than just their session, they must pay a partial conference fee of $450. Additionally, speakers will be responsible for their lodging and transportation.
ABMLC 2020 will be co-hosted by AFE 13, the Twin Cities Chapter. AFE 13 – Twin Cities represents AFE Region 3, our Midwestern region. AFE 13 is one of the longest-standing and largest professional chapters in AFE. For more information on the activities and Members of AFE 13 – Twin Cities, please visit their booth (#49652) and on the web at https://afetwincities.org/ .
Registration for the 2020 AFE Annual Business Meeting & Leadership Conference will close on Monday, 16 November 2020 at 6 PM CT.
The short answer is, YES! The more nuanced answer, however, is that instead of onsite reg, it is more like ongoing online registration. Attendees / Guests are encouraged to register through the official ABMLC 2020 portal or at AFE.org.
Emphatically YES! All attendees / guests are welcome to participate in the booth scavenger hunt for a chance to earn bragging rights plus … win a few fabulous prizes.