CoreNet Global Selects Amsterdam to Host September Global Summit Insignia and Amsterdam Airport Area announced as initial sponsors

CoreNet Global Selects Amsterdam to Host September Global Summit Insignia and Amsterdam Airport Area announced as initial sponsors

Press Release
December 2, 2002

Brussels (12 December 2002) - CoreNet Global, the world's premier professional association for corporate real estate executives and property managers, has selected the city of Amsterdam to host the CoreNet Global Europe Summit, 21 - 23 September 2003, at the historic Hotel Krasnapolsky.

According to CoreNet Global Europe Regional Council Chairman John Suyker, the event will likely attract more than 300 corporate asset managers, service providers and economic developers - many of whom influence decisions regarding corporate location, investment and job creation.

The Benelux Chapter of CoreNet Global will play an important role in planning, hosting and delivering the event next September. Joining Chapter Chairman Wim Ledder of Fortis Bank NL in leading the event effort will be chapter officers including Martijn de Liefde of Emerging Markets VMU, Thijs Evers of Cushman & Wakefield Healy & Baker, Sieb Hoogstra of ATIS Real, Dion Kooijman of TU Delft, Marion van der Maazen of NV Haven Moerdijk and Rene Stevens of The Stevens Company.

Two leading organizations have already signed on as Global Summit sponsoring partners, announced Christine MacKenzie, director of Global Operations for CoreNet Global. "We are pleased to have the support and involvement at this early date of Insignia and the Amsterdam Airport Area," Ms. MacKenzie commented. "Their participation will set the pace for a number of other leading interests to join in the sponsorship and overall quality of the CoreNet Global Summit." Insignia, a leading provider of corporate real estate and related services, is a CoreNet Global Marketing Partner.

Hosting the Global Summit will afford Amsterdam, Schiphol airport and the surrounding areas the opportunity to showcase the region to CoreNet Global decision makers, added Nicoline Matser - de Jong, director of Marketing, Schiphol Real Estate of Schiphol Group, one of the eight partners in the Amsterdam Airport Area (AAA). AAA is a partnership that offers the right expertise and professional networks to assist foreign companies before, during and after setting up operations in the airport area.

The CoreNet Global Summit is held annually in Europe, Asia and Australia as well as biannually in North America. It is the 7,000-member group's leading channel for the delivery of continuing education, knowledge, and peer-to-peer networking. CoreNet Global also offers the Masters in Corporate Real Estate - MCR - professional designation to validate members' knowledge as part of the global learning organization's education services.

There are 53 local chapters based in five global regions. CoreNet Global Europe Chapters are based in Benelux, Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Nordic, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

CoreNet Global is based in Atlanta and maintains global regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong and Sydney.

For more information, please log on to old.corenetglobal.org. For more information on AAA please contact Leonie Kuijer-Campfens, Coordinator Amsterdam Airport Area, e-mail: lc@aaarea.nl or telephone number (+)31 20 405 4777.