In 20 June 2013, MAFM was invited for a meeting discussing the future of FM industry in Malaysia. The meeting was hosted by the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya (UM). The meeting was chaired by Ir. Dr Zuhairi bin Abd Hamid, Executive Director of Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) and attended by Mr. Gareth Tancred, CEO of The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), En. Massuan Ahamad (Government’s PPP Unit) and Senior Lecturers and researchers from UM and CREAM. MAFM was represented by Mohd Shahrizal (Secretary) and Mohd Mazhar (Committee).

Persatuan Pengurusan Fasiliti Malaysia or Malaysian Association of Facility Management (MAFM) was initially formed in 2005 with its major agendas to bridge academicians with industry players on knowledge sharing podium via strengthening all aspects of Facility Management, spearheads FM related activities and to establish MAFM as a valid and legal society in Malaysia. It was led by Professor Dr Hjh Maziah Ismail as the President and a majority group of academicians, supported by few industry players.