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About Ifmec

Ifmec (International Facility Management Expert Centre) is a young organization and consultancy firm with training institute. Ifmec was founded in 1994 by Leo Laanen with the aim of further developing the facility field. Ifmec employs highly educated professionals who are continuously working on the development of the field, themselves and the organizations in which they work. We do this by deploying our consultancy, training, research and events.

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Ifmec develops! By Facilitating Excellence:

  • With the deployment of consultants in the field with our sister company Ifmec NL;
  • By offering training courses for FM and broad operational management with our Ifmec Academy;
  • By conducting research and stimulating innovations with Research & Innovation.


"Accelerate the development of professionals in the broad business to successfully advance organizations and the field of FM."

Core values

Self development


About Leo Laanen

Leo Laanen started his studies Business Administration at the Technical University in Eindhoven and continued his studies at the University of Groningen. In his first job at the Institute for Organizational Psychology, he developed higher management courses and at the same time taught at the Institute for Facility Management (THW) at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen. Out of his entrepreneurial drive, Leo started in 1986 with the establishment of a facilities knowledge center: the later Ifmec. Today, Leo leaves the day-to-day business operations to the regional managers and is mainly focused on strategic, research and training.