Nour, the thought leader on Relationship Economics®, will share unique insights with an audience of professional managers and business leaders of the facility management industry

Atlanta, GA – Oct. 18, 2010 – David Nour, author of Relationship Economics and CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., has been selected as a keynote power speaker for IFMA’s World Workplace 2010 Conference & Expo. The annual event is being held Oct. 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

IFMA is the largest, strongest and most well connected global association for facility management professionals.  World Workplace is the association’s signature event and is backed by 30 years of IFMA knowledge, experience and commitment to quality. The expo offers opportunities for real-world education, powerful networking opportunities and access to first-class exhibitors.

“As the premier educational and networking event for facility professionals, World Workplace offers attendees not only an expo featuring the latest workplace products and services, but also educational opportunities that are dynamic and relevant to their careers,” said IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane. “Power speaker presentations such as David Nour’s ‘Relationship Economics’ provide attendees strategies and tools they can put to use immediately to achieve greater levels of personal and professional success.”

“Today’s facilities managers are faced with more complex issues than ever before,” said Nour. “These concerns range from sustainability and energy issues to indoor air quality to working with OSHA and the ADA. Successfully working through these issues depends upon a diverse portfolio of quality relationships. Since IFMA is the recognized authority on facility management, World Workplace is the ideal venue to share the message of global best practices through ‘Relationship Economics.’”

Nour’s unique perspective and independent insights on relationship economics have been featured in a variety of prominent blogs and publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Association Now, Entrepreneur and Success magazine.  He is the author of several books including the best selling Relationship Economics (Wiley), ConnectAbility (McGraw-Hill), The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Capital (Praeger) and the Social Networking Best Practices series.  He is a contributor to The Social Media Bible (Wiley) and is currently writing his forthcoming book on re-orienting the organization for a more holistic view of the customer lifecycle.

About IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo

IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo is an annual three-day educational and networking event focused on the future of the built environment. Building on the professional development opportunities available through the association year-round, the World Workplace experience includes a conference focused entirely on education and an exposition incorporating product demonstration and instruction. For more information, visit www.worldworkplace.org or call 713-623-4362.

About The Nour Group, Inc.

In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, The Nour Group, Inc. has attracted consulting clients such as KPMG, Siemens, Disney, Alvarez & Marsal, HP, and over 100 marquee organizations in driving unprecedented growth through unique return on their strategic relationships.  The Nour Group, Inc. has pioneered the phenomenon that relationships are the greatest off balance sheet asset any organizations possesses, large and small, public and private. For more information about The Nour Group, Inc., please visit http://www.relationshipeconomics.NET or call (888) 339-1333.