CoreNet’s annual Symposium brings you the best in international and local speakers on the theme of Corporate Real Estate and Business - Working in Partnership, reflecting the critical role corporate real estate plays in delivering businesses’ strategic goals. The 2012 Symposium is about bringing the best of international practice in workspace design and collaboration to New Zealand. The Symposium explores what is happening globally and how we can translate international best practice into a New Zealand context.
The morning sessions kick off in style, with international experts from Australia, UK, France and China:
- Oliver Marlow & Dermot Egan, from Tilt, UK, talk about the phenomenon of co-working and how it is benefiting companies working together in shared spaces;
- Dr Marie Puybaraud, Director of Global WorkPlace Innovation for Johnson Controls, France, presents on leading research trends in workplace innovation;
- Frank Rexach talks about his role as Vice President and General Manager of Haworth Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa & Latin America. Based in Shanghai, China;
- Monica Klyscz from NAB, Sydney, Australia, is embarking on a bold programme of workspace without boundaries, setting a benchmark for how to create a work environment that stimulates productivity and passion.
In the afternoon we focus on New Zealand trends. One of the local hot topics right now is the Tainui Group Story. Mike Pohio, Chief Executive Officer, will describe how the iwi works and give an insight into the wider iwi sector. He offers a practical why, what, where and how approach, followed by questions and answers. A not-to-be-missed session for anyone who wants to know ‘the hitchhiker's guide to working with iwi.’
Plus we look at how the events in Christchurch have triggered a wider industry discussion on disaster and resilience planning, and what is being done by CRE to plan for civil emergencies.
To get you ‘going’, we have multiple award-winning comedian Jeremy Elwood, star of ‘7 Days’ television show. Plus trans-Atlantic rower and South Pole adventurer Kevin Biggar talking about what it takes to go from a 30-something couch potato to winning the Trans-Atlantic rowing race and tracing Scott’s footsteps to the Pole. Kevin shares insights from his adventures about how to face down huge challenges, energise and unite teams and take performance to the next level.
What would the CoreNet Symposium be without drinks and networking? The event kicks off on the evening of Wednesday 6 June with our signature cocktails evening, this year hosted at the ultra-glamorous Viaduct Events Centre.
For symposium registration information, prices, invitations to the cocktail functions and workshops, see the CoreNet website.
Following the symposium there is a free workshop on Friday 8 June: The Inaugural CoreNet Workplace Community Workshop. The workshop is free for everyone who attends the symposium.
About Corenet Global:
CoreNet Global is the world’s premier association for corporate real estate and related professionals. It has a worldwide membership base of some 8,000 corporate decision makers, service providers and economic developers.
The New Zealand Chapter of CoreNet Global was the fastest growing chapter globally last year and is arguably the most successful. CoreNet members range from large corporate property managers to service providers working in the industry.
The focus is on education and knowledge sharing. Professional and career development is a focus of CoreNet with members completing the Masters in Corporate Real Estate (MCR) through the organisation and its knowledge centre.
CoreNet holds regular learning, site visit and social events in both Auckland and Wellington. For more information on CoreNet Global and the Symposium, go to the website.