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2019 AFE Founders Day Reception

Thursday, May 16

The Berghoff Restaurant - Chicago

5pm - 7pm CDT


For more than a century, the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) has led the way in providing educational resources and professional tools to active and emerging building maintenance, facilities management and construction professionals around the globe.  The AFE Founders Day Reception, our premier annual networking event, not only celebrates that legacy but also provides an opportunity for our Members and guests to broaden their personal and professional networks plus explore new business opportunities.  In 2019, AFE will recognize an individual whose work in the FM space embodies the same spirit that inspired Harry S. Dennison and E. B. Freeman to plant the seeds that spurred the formation of the Plant Engineers Club in 1915, which eventually grew to become the American Institute of Plant Engineers (AIPE) and finally matured into AFE.  The evening will even include a special tour of The Berghoff's brewery.  So, join us in Chicago for this very special occasion. 

2019 Founders Day Reception Agenda

2019 AFE Sponsorship Opportunities

Guest of Honor

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2019 AFE Founders Award Recipient

The 2019 AFE Founders Award Recipient will be announced on Friday, 26 April 2019.

Special Invited Guests

To Be Announced Very Soon.  Please check back here.

Hotel Accommodations

We have a small block of rooms on hold at the fabulous W Chicago City Center!  AFE Founders Day Rate = $279 per night.  Book your room by Wednesday, May 1st, to take advantage of this special rate.  You can even email us to have your room added to the block. 

W Chicago City Center
W Chicago City Center Guest Room
W Chicago City Center Lounge

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
The Berghoff Restaurant
The Berghoff
17 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL  60603

(312) 427-3170
Bridgett Owen
571-395-0573 (p)
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Registration is required before Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Payment In Full In Advance Only