CoreNet Global Summit, Singapore 2018
Singapore | 12-15 March 2018 | Ritz Carlton Millenia
Early Bird Rates Expire 18 December 2017

Sessions

Breakout Sessions

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

The Green Way to Delectable Dining

How would you feed more than 40,000 people a day, on a campus that spans more than 500 acres, 90 different dining locations, with food that is healthful, delicious, and sourced locally while also employing the most sustainable business practices possible? And while you're at it, what about limiting your carbon footprint and sending nearly zero waste to the local landfills? It's no small feat, but Microsoft is doing it every day at campus in Redmond, Washington. Join Mark Freeman, Sr. Manager Global Dining Services at Microsoft as he discusses the challenges and solutions to feeding a small city of techies daily, while staying true to Microsoft's mission to minimize its environmental impact. Innovative and resourceful Microsoft is growing their own food right on campus with indoor "farmlands" for the ultimate in locally-sourced foods, purchasing from local farms, and integrated it’s delicious from-scratch cooking Ingredient Revolution program. In this fascinating session you’ll discover how Microsoft has redefined the corporate dining experience with a focus on sustainability and a lower carbon footprint.

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Culture by Design - a CRE Story

How do you build lasting change within a company culture that already contains toxic or pre embedded methods that keep the culture stagnant and has created uniformity among colleagues? Shifting the mindset of a corporate culture is not impossible. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” is a famous quotation attributed to the late business management guru Peter Drucker, and what better example that proves this than how DBS Bank Ltd. has been building lasting change from within. Join Erwin Chong for an interactive discussion that explores the role that you, as a CRE professional, can play in building and changing culture. Participate in a hands-on, interactive process to unlock the tools you’ll be able to use to help transform the culture within your company.

March 14, 2018   |  11:00 - 12:00

Step Aside Silicon Valley

Technology's ability to transform and turn an established industry upside down is both revered and feared. For many tech innovators and entrepreneurs, real estate represents the next big opportunity. Following the FinTech revolution, entrepreneurs and investors alike are looking to disrupt the real estate industry, sparking the rise of PropTech. Unlike trends seen in North America and Europe, PropTech can be seen in Asia as robustly differently due to the dynamics of the Asian property market. This is also due to a number of factors including the rapid growth of the real estate industry, the widespread adoption of smartphone technology, and the large pool of venture capital funds looking to invest in Asia. Research reveals that 61% of the US$7.9 billion invested in PropTech worldwide over the last four years has been in Asia. In this session, experienced CRE leaders as well as leaders from the tech industry discuss three key topics: their vision on how PropTech will impact the CRE world; up-and-coming types of property technologies; and the future of PropTech global hub locations.

March 14, 2018   |  13:30 - 14:30

Johnson & Johnson APAC Real Estate: Enabling the Business in a Hyper-Dynamic Region

How do you embrace and protect 130 years of decentralized management, yet leverage real estate as a key business service to drive growth in a hyper-dynamic region? Johnson & Johnson (J&J) moved from a decentralized real estate advisory group to an enterprise focused, globally deployed organization by transforming four key areas: Accountability, Authority, Funding, and Talent, underpinned by a strategic plan to drive the business forward. This transformation has enabled key growth drivers in the Asia Pacific region: Acquisitions, Divestitures, Site consolidations, and the transformation into world class workplace environments in our pursuit to be the healthiest company in the world. This discussion will focus on how the J&J real estate team enabled growth for the company in the Asia Pacific region, and leveraged these experiences as an example exported to J&J global.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Technology Enables the Workplace of the Future-Now!

People share a home, a car, a ride to work, etc. however, they are still reluctant to share a desk! This is every CRE’s challenge. ABW is changing the way we work but very often even a good change management program needs something else to sustain the change to mitigate a return to old workplace habits. Using a real life case study, learn how Cisco has approached this challenge by leveraging technology conveniences to enable and sustain an agile workplace environment to drive workplace behavioral change, evidenced by measurable results.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Buckle up for the Belt and Road Initiative

The $8 trillion question: "What is the Belt and Road initiative?" It's a confusing name, but it could turn out to be the largest ever infrastructure project with close to a trillion dollars being invested across the globe. The much-talked-about Belt and Road (B&R) initiative is a massive infrastructure and economic development plan put forward by President Xi Jinping. At an estimated investment cost of up to US$8 trillion, the initiative centres on connectivity and cooperation between China and Eurasian countries via the overland "Silk Road Economic Belt" and the oceangoing "Maritime Silk Road". Since its announcement in 2013, the B&R initiative has garnered a huge amount of interest in China and across the globe. Countless governments, Chinese corporates and overseas-based corporates have all expressed a willingness to get involved in this massive infrastructure plan, which will be built to ease connectedness and better facilitate global trade. When pieced together, the B&R initiative will be one of the largest trade collaboration schemes the world has seen for many years.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

FutureForward 2025: Envisioning and Forecasting CoreNet Global's Future

What will the successful association model look like in 2025? What is the future of belonging, convening, and learning? Attend this discussion-oriented session to add your voice to a global conversation intended to formulate bold ideas that advance the organization and ensure its relevance, fluidity and indispensability for years to come.

March 14, 2018   |  15:00 - 16:00

Employee Experience in the Digital Workplace - What is It, and Does It Actually Matter?

There is a huge amount of noise out there regarding the debate between employee engagement and employee experience. But what is employee experience, and what is employee experience and how important it is for organisational success? Are they the same? Or are they two different things? What do either of them mean within the context of digital organisations and/or those trying to transform and be successful in the digital age? And how influential is the physical environment in regards to its impact on both employee engagement and the employee experience? Evidence is emerging that digital transformation initiatives are most successful when important elements such as a clear vision and strategic leadership, effective systems and processes, a culture of sharing, continuous learning and feedback, and potentially the physical environment are all aligned. This discussion draws on recently published global academic research and a range of different perspectives from human resources, executive leadership, and workplace stewardship to discuss and debate employee experience.

March 14, 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

Discover the Innovation Factory!

We live in an age of disruptive innovation. Established industries and incumbent corporations across the world have seen agile, technology-enabled start-ups revolutionise their markets. How can today's industry leaders fight to stay ahead against small, fast and smart competitors? Disruptive innovation is firmly on the C-Suite agenda yet innovation does not come naturally to most companies. As start-ups increasingly display the fastest pace of innovation, corporates are looking to capture that potential by creating incubator programmes and innovation spaces. These leverage the resources of the organisation and the agility, technology and creativity of start-ups to future proof the business strategy. One such company is Unilever. The company has products in 190 countries, 400 brands and a 185 year history of innovation. To continue this, the Unilever Foundry platform was created for start-ups and innovators to engage, collaborate and explore business ideas with Unilever. In February 2017, Unilever launched LEVEL3 - a co-working space occupying 22,000 sqft on Level 3 of their regional HQ in Singapore that pushes the boundaries of collaboration and corporate innovation. Redefining the traditional concept of workspaces, LEVEL3 brings together Unilever, start-ups and entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and create new partnerships that deliver real and meaningful business impact.

March 14, 2018   |  16:15 - 17:00

A Day in the Life of 2040’s Workforce

Journey into 2040 with Tica, a millennial, who will share her experience of a typical workday. Starting in her smart home, joining on the daily commute, and going into the smart office you’ll experience the world through her eyes. What will it be like when over 60% of the world’s population live in cities, when mobility is the norm, and the Monday to Friday workweek is a thing of the past? What are the implications for real estate? How will we want to work? How can we build workplaces for the user in a world where work, shop and play is blurred? How will we navigate spaces in the future? And what does this mean for commercial real estate? To build a better future, we have to imagine it first.

March 15, 2018   |  09:00 - 10:00

Transformational Dynamics of India’s Office Space

Geopolitical and technology disruptions are transforming the office space landscape in India. Its office real estate market has witnessed a huge transformation due to structural changes such as demonetization, RERA, GST, and REITs. Some of the major forces that are disrupting the sector are global policy changes (US protectionism, Brexit). Technological advancement and the gradual shift towards flexible or remote working are also impacting the market. All of these forces are likely to lead to a subsequent slowdown in projected demand. Yet despite these disruptive forces, India is seen as a growing and stable investment market and key real estate players have demonstrated ability to deliver. India constitutes around 40% of the net office absorption in the South-East Asia region last year. Join the conversation as this expert panel examines India’s changing office landscape.

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

The Green Way to Delectable Dining

How would you feed more than 40,000 people a day, on a campus that spans more than 500 acres, 90 different dining locations, with food that is healthful, delicious, and sourced locally while also employing the most sustainable business practices possible? And while you're at it, what about limiting your carbon footprint and sending nearly zero waste to the local landfills? It's no small feat, but Microsoft is doing it every day at campus in Redmond, Washington. Join Mark Freeman, Sr. Manager Global Dining Services at Microsoft as he discusses the challenges and solutions to feeding a small city of techies daily, while staying true to Microsoft's mission to minimize its environmental impact. Innovative and resourceful Microsoft is growing their own food right on campus with indoor "farmlands" for the ultimate in locally-sourced foods, purchasing from local farms, and integrated it’s delicious from-scratch cooking Ingredient Revolution program. In this fascinating session you’ll discover how Microsoft has redefined the corporate dining experience with a focus on sustainability and a lower carbon footprint.

March 15, 2018   |  14:15 - 15:15

A View From the Trenches: Data Governance Practices for Corporate Real Estate

Corporate Real Estate (CRE) data has become a critical component of overall corporate digital information strategy. CRE analytics' potential impact on the wider business is huge. Companies that embrace internal and external data, manage its flow carefully but efficiently, and structure it to create actionable information and insight have a strong competitive advantage. There is a wide array of opportunities in CRE to drive operational efficiencies through quality data. This panel discussion will share the real life stories and data governance practices from the CRE experts that have started on the Data Governance journey. Join them for a rich discussion of how to successfully implement a coherent data centric strategy, challenges, and lessons learned.