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Call for Proposals

2015 Asia Pacific Summit -  Hong Kong | 17-19 March 2015
The Call for Proposal is now closed, thank you for your submissions.

CoreNet Global invites you to propose educational content centered on the Summit theme described below which is focused on some of the leading challenges facing corporate real estate today.

2015 Summit Theme: Disruptive Innovation: The Business of Change

Regardless of position, industry or geography we are all in the business of change, we are challenged to disrupt, to innovate and respond to an ever-changing set of business dynamics and economic conditions.

Change is constant – and it is fast. Today’s corporate real estate (CRE) executive must confront rapidly changing business conditions, shifting demographics, technology's relentless advance, new emerging markets, collaborative workplaces, worker mobility, workplace wellbeing, intense competition for talent, the imperative for sustainable practices, how to turn around big mistakes into big lessons learned and more.

CRE Leaders - From Subject Matter Specialists to Change Agents

CoreNet Global's CRE 2020 research initiative produced a bold statement that positions Enterprise Leadership in our industry: "By 2020, the corporate real estate leader will evolve from a subject matter specialist focused on execution to integrators, change agents & strategists" In other words, CRE leaders are facing a defining challenge “Disrupt or be disrupted".

Our plan for 2015 Summits is to help you prepare and be ready to respond to those questions, to adopt a strategic posture that is designed to manage disruption, that sets you up for innovation and overall helps you deal with change.

Your proposal should help the Summit attendees find answers to pressing questions such as:

Disruptive Innovation helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market, value network or an earlier technology. The term is used to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market or business does not expect.

Similarly, Creative Destruction is a term coined in 1942 by Joseph Schumpeter in his work, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. This denotes a "process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.“ In other words, creative destruction occurs when something new kills an old thing.

  • What are the next great disruptors in the horizon?
  • Is disruption and innovation mainly centered on technology?
  • If there was a major paradigm shift in an entire vertical market, how would corporate real estate executives prepare and remain relevant?
  • How can you foster an environment that allows disruption and innovation happen organically and with purpose?
  • Change and disruption alone can create lots of issues, how can you align those efforts with strategic direction?
  • After you embark in this process, how can you measure and demonstrate success?
  • Can innovation be the result of a big mistake? Are errors the ultimate disruptors?
  • Ultimately, how will these actions position CRE professionals as key strategic players that can drive positive change?

We are seeking proposals that push the traditional boundaries of Corporate Real Estate.  When submitting your proposal, consider how new insights from other disciplines are linked to real estate concerns, and how those can create new conceptual leaps and radical changes. You are encouraged to share emergent ideas, successes and failures. Your proposal should be written in a way that will draw the attention of your peers, spark their imagination and stirs their curiosity to learn from your mistakes and successes making your session a ‘must-attend’ at the Summit.

Additionally your proposal should fit within one of the 8 Summit domains identified in Corporate Real Estate 2020 Research or another discipline.:
  • Enterprise Leadership
  • Location Strategy and the Role of Place
  • Partnering with Key Support Functions
  • Portfolio Optimization and Asset Management
  • Service Delivery and Outsourcing
  • Sustainability
  • Technology Tools
  • Workplace

Contact Us

Becky Binder
Senior Director, Content Development

Angelina Mullins
Manager, Global Educational Programming
+1 404.589.3235