The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced that renowned real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran will deliver the closing keynote address at World Workplace 2013 on the subject, “How to Lead Your Team to Greatness.” World Workplace is the most longstanding, well-respected learning and networking event for facility management (FM) and related professions. This year’s event will be held in Philadelphia, Pa., USA, from Oct. 2-4, 2013. Members of the media are invited to attend and participate in this groundbreaking event free of charge.

What: Closing keynote address by Barbara Corcoran: “How to Lead Your Team to Greatness” at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo — Leading FM: Advance Business, Get Results.
When: Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa., USA — Terrace Ballroom

“Around the world, the facility management profession is being asked to tackle executive level problems,” said IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane, CAE. “The how-to that goes into solving these problems is a big part of our theme, ‘Leading FM: Advance Business, Get Results,’ and there aren’t many people better qualified than Barbara to offer closing insights that will empower facility management professionals and increase the awareness of facility management contributions to organization effectiveness.”

For more than 30 years, IFMA’s World Workplace has been leading groundbreaking discussions on the management of facilities, FM teams and workplace projects. Held annually, World Workplace addresses topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment. It is widely considered to be the marquee facility management conference in the world. For more information, visit the event’s website at

Real estate mogul, contributor to NBC’s “TODAY Show” and investor/shark on ABC’s reality show “Shark Tank,” Barbara Corcoran will address World Workplace attendees Friday, Oct. 4, following the Awards of Excellence luncheon. Corcoran has extensive personal knowledge on developing a winning team from a diverse group of employees. From hiring the right people to bringing fun into the workplace and establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation, Corcoran will share her winning strategies for how to get people moving on the path to professional and personal greatness.

Corcoran is the author of three books, including her most recent “Shark Tales,” which details her inspiring true story and offers advice for anyone starting a business. She bought 11 new businesses on the TV show “Shark Tank,” which she is now shepherding to success. Motivational, inspirational and sometimes outrageous, her tell-it-like-it-is attitude will provide a refreshing approach to success.