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Presentation: Disruptive Technologies in Real Estate: Are You Ready? Members Only
The pace of technological innovation is accelerating at a blinding rate, creating significant disruptions in business and society. The way organisations work, their real estate needs and the functionality of the buildings they occupy are facing profound changes. Over the next few years, 'third platform' technologies will bring new devices to the workplace, which will open up new ways of collaborating, change how space is designed and create new management paradigms.

Presentation: The Real World of Real Estate: How Economics and Geopolitics Affect Occupiers Members Only
Choose your global issue: Brexit or even the break-up of the EU, the slowdown in China, war in the Middle East, currency wars and emerging market debt concerns. Most events come and go without affecting the way organisations operate but others have wide-reaching implications. In this ever-changing economic landscape how can occupiers of commercial real estate stay a step ahead, and how can they incorporate these unpredictable and often inter-connected events into their long-term planning and day-to-day decision-making? Which should these focus on and which can they safely ignore?

Presentation: Measuring Knowledge Worker Productivity: The 6 Factors That Change Everything Members Only
Have you been searching for the Holy Grail - a broadly applicable metric for measuring knowledge worker productivity? If you had it, you could prove that lower panels, white noise, blue walls, more natural light, etc. have a positive effect on productivity (or not). You would be able to prove causation, and have clearer answers about what to do and what not to do to contribute to worker performance with proven data instead of subjective opinions. This session highlights how Advanced Workplace Associates and The Center for Evidence-Based Management set out to search for evidence once and for all that such indisputable metrics do exist. What they found is that the universal metric cannot exist but in the process they did find 6 factors that are scientifically proven to correlate to knowledge worker performance, which can act as a proxy measure.

Presentation: The Edge: The World’s Most Sustainable Building Members Only
How does good design and advances in technology help to create a sustainable and truly revolutionary business ecosystem? Amsterdam's landmark The Edge building is recognised as one of the most innovative and sustainable office buildings in the world. It achieved a BREEAM rating of outstanding and score of 98.36%. In 2015, The Edge and OVG received the Sustainable Leadership Awarded presented by CoreNet Global and were awarded The 2015 Global Innovator’s Award. During this session you will experience the completed building and consider how innovative design, technology and advanced data analytics have been used to create an office environment with outstanding levels of sustainability. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of how The Edge's advanced data analytics system, enables real time, interactive control and dashboard monitoring of every facet of the building. The benefits of using central and smartphone applications to provide facilities managers and end-users with incredibly fine degrees of control over the building's state-of-the-art connected lighting system and temperature/ventilation systems will be examined. Discover how the orientation and location of the Edge helps deliver enough energy to power every laptop, smartphone and electric car used by occupants. You will gain insights on lessons learnt on how wellbeing is enhanced by an efficient use of space and increased interaction with the building's systems. The speakers will share a fascinating look at how the organisation's culture has changed in response to the interactive working environment.

Presentation: Target 2020: Health and Human Sustainability Members Only
Imagine the office in 2020: how will our personal desire to live healthier lives transform the world of work. And what will a healthy life look like 10 years from now? The work environment is changing, impacted by increasing numbers of older citizens, the growing influence of automation, smart and sustainable buildings and the need to retain talent. What are the opportunities for real estate in this era of big data and DIY health? Can the workplace strategy drive value within the business by moving beyond sustainability to human sustainability? A recent, unique research project shows the benefits to business of focusing on human sustainability. Scientists of the Universities of Twente and Amsterdam conducted a seven month study of healthy employees in a live office environment. The surprising findings of this study will be shared. See how they compare with commonly accepted research and aspirations. Join the discussion about the changes and benefits of offices that are geared to human sustainability. How will this affect our responsible business programs? Will we see the emergence of a ‘human based office’ in EMEA? Will future workplaces evolve into new and unique solutions creating more productivity and adding to the quality of life? According to CBRE’s Global WorkPlace innovation roadmapping research results, focusing on human sustainability or ‘wellness’, is a growing trend.

Presentation: Uncovering CRE's Future Risks Members Only
Are you aware of the future corporate real estate risk within your organization? Engage with the session presenters and participants in a discussion that delves into the future of 2025. You will participate in making an inventory of future risk perceptions in the context of future challenges for corporate real estate. Collectively you will share your insights and discover how risk perception is likely to change based on an on the spot analysis of potential future risks and comparing them to an existing 2014 risk perception benchmark study. Through interactive exercises you will discuss the findings to build insights about the differences in future risk perception. You may even be surprised to learn of trends or events that are likely to happen between now and 2025 and how they might cause a change in risk perception. Risk perception is the subjective judgment made about the characteristics and severity of risks and potential threats. How organizations and professionals react to the evidence of risk is mediated by many factors. The evaluation of evidence, trends, how information is communicated, social and cultural influence, political and economic interests, and even personal experiences can all influence perceptions about risk.

Presentation: How Can Space Impact Employee Engagement? Members Only
Constantly responding to volatile market conditions, while also reinventing and innovating ahead of the curve, requires a more resilient organisation. This level of resiliency demands a group of employees who are highly engaged. But the reality is there aren’t as many highly engaged workers as organisations need and it is becoming a bottom-line issue. How can CRE be a part of a holistic strategy to increase engagement? Ilinca Popescu, Steelcase Design Thinking Expert, will present key findings from the Steelcase Global Report exploring the relationship between employee engagement and how people feel about their workplace. She will zoom in on the kinds of changes to the physical work environment that can make the biggest impact.

Presentation: The Energy Challenge: Rolls-Royce Sustainability Strategy Members Only
Did you ever think that your Sustainability idea could be the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of strategies? Kenny Tan of Rolls-Royce will share the initiative and the process to install solar photovoltaic systems (PV) to the Seletar Campus in Singapore. This includes the business case to install the vast PV systems, the supplier selection process, the various avenues to obtain internal and external approvals and lessons learned. The session will highlight their global environmental and energy strategy and how this fits into the company's sustainability mission.

Presentation: Why Millennials Matter Members Only
What do we know about Millennials? If we're to believe what we read we will think they're tech-savvy, connected, urban, educated, and in debt. But is this an accurate reflection?

Presentation: How Integrated Data Can Change Portfolio Decisions Members Only
Shell Real Estate strives to provide safe, secure and productive environments that allow people to perform at their best. To drive better business outcomes there is a need for good and transparent management information. Discover how Shell has used of management information and close integration with Shell Businesses and Functions to enable strategic business decisions.

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