EMEAlive: a CoreNet Global Virtual Experience - 22-23 September 2020

Mission Possible

Straight Talk – Recovery and Resilience

During this uniquely challenging business environment posed by Covid-19 enterprises are edging toward recovery, continuity, and resilience. Now more than ever, corporate real estate professionals have an opportunity to contribute, to shine, to make businesses viable. As a community, you are up to the challenge. You’re rethinking, retooling, and regrouping. Join us for straight talk about how to prepare, innovate, and problem-solve.

What to Expect:

Attendees will enter the EMEAlive interactive environment and maneuver between virtual rooms featuring Learning Experiences, discussion forums, demos, exhibits and lifestyle activities including a yoga class.

Chat in real-time in a virtual event space designed for connecting with attendees, presenters, and exhibitors.

Curated content provides corporate real estate professionals with the knowledge needed to move forward in today’s world.

All sessions are recorded, so attendees can access them when they want.


Times noted on Agenda are local Berlin, UTC+02:00


Tuesday, 22 September

Time Title Type Location
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Morning Yoga Networking Virtual
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Coffee Break Networking Virtual
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Welcome - State of the Association Virtual

Speakers: Angela Cain, CEO, CoreNet Global
Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Economic Outlook Series - Part 1 Virtual
  COVID-19. The unexpected happened. The pandemic brought broad segments of the economy to a halt and is causing an unprecedented global economic slowdown.

Speakers: Neil Blake, PhD, Global Head, Forecasting and Analytics | EMEA Chief Economist, CBRE

Topics: Geopolitics, Market Conditions, Portfolio Management

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Recognising the Unsung Heroes of the Workplace – The Human Experience
  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic there is has been a remarkable level of appreciation shown globally for healthcare professionals and other essential workers.

Speakers: Michael Davidson, Head of Global Corporate Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase
Andrew Hallissey, Executive MD - EMEA Occupier Services, Colliers International
Rakesh Kishan, Managing Principal, Transcent Management Consulting, LLC
Sylvia Metayer, Chief Growth Officer, Sodexo
Darryl Prince, Regional People & Culture Director APAC, ISS Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Daaf Serné, MCR, Director, Real Estate, Workplace & Sustainability, ServiceNow, Inc.

Topics: Service Delivery, Workplace Culture

12:15 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Tech Demo - In the Future Workplace, We Will Prioritize People Over Place
  The drop in workplace use triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a universal inquiry into the future of the office.

Speakers: Brian Haines, VP of Strategy, FM:Systems

Topics: Data Analytics, Workplace

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break Virtual
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Networking Virtual - Exhibit Hall
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Tech Demo - The Power of Data – From COVID-19 and Beyond
  Join Newmark Global Corporate Services’ Simon Davis, Executive Managing Director of Global Tech, for an interactive demonstration of their re-entry and portfolio planning tools.

Speakers: Simon Davis, MCR.w, Executive Managing Director, Global Technology, Newmark Knight Frank
Simon O'Reilly, Head of EMEA, Global Corporate Services, Newmark Knight Frank

Topics:Technology & Portfolio Management Tools

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Tech Demo: Work Safe. Work Smart. Create safe, optimised spaces - return to the workplace with confidence.
  Join us as we discuss the tools needed to start adapting your facilities management to create safer spaces, focus on occupant well-being, and control costs.

Speakers: Paul Gatland, Tririga Sales UKI, IBM
Priesh Kamani, Tririga Technical Sales, IBM

Topics:Workplace, Wellness

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Tech Demo - Your Technology-Driven Return To Workplace: Flexible. Safe. Interactive
  How do you calm the nerves of your employees and bring them back to workplaces in such an uncertain environment? See how Spaceti's integrated technology will help you analyze, plan, and communicate the return to work.

Speakers: Max Verteletskyi, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Office, Spaceti

Topics:Technology & Data Management

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Intelligent Workplace: Siemens Technology Strategy for the New Normal Virtual
  This virtual fireside chat will focus on Siemens’ strategy for implementing technology to safely return 100,000 employees to the workplace, post-COVID.

Speakers: Erica Eaton, Interim CEO, Comfy
Wes Krutsinger, Global Real Estate Manager, Siemens

Topics: Workplace

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Sub-Saharan Africa: Future of Corporate Real Estate
  Sub-Saharan Africa is a diverse region of 49 countries stretching from the rolling savannas south of the Sahara Desert to the coastal mountains and valleys of the Cape.

Speakers: Gikonyo Gitonga, Managing Director, Axis Real Estate Limited
Gloria Mamwa, MCR, SLCR, Regional Head, Property, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
Jonathan Turner, Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services Africa, CBRE Excellerate
John Wentzel, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Tsebo International

Topics: Corporate Real Estate, Market Conditions, Wellness

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Awards & Recognition Program Virtual

Speakers: Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Focus 15: Opportunities for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Time of COVID-19
  COVID-19 has transformed business practices, leading to a global shift towards remote work and virtual interactions. How do we sustain the cultures of our organizations in this unprecedented time?

Speakers: Melony Bethala, PhD, Regional Workplace Manager, Workplace Strategy & Human Experience, Newmark Knight Frank

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Virtual Coffee and Tea Networking Virtual
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Focus 15: Return to Work, with The Right Data at The Right Time
  As governments lift COVID-19 lockdowns, organisations need to determine their strategy for employees’ safe return to work. The right data at the right time can drive and support intelligent return-to-work decisions.

Speakers: Eldar Gizzatov, PhD, Cofounder, CEO, Basking.io

Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Technology & Data Management, Workplace

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Measure What Counts: Revisiting the Value of Workplace in Maximising Employee Experience Virtual
  Organisations and their leadership teams need a comprehensive understanding of how remote working is affecting employees.

Speakers: Peggie Rothe, PhD, Chief Insights & Research Office (CIRO), Leesman

Topics: Workplace

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Focus 15: Analytics and Pandemics: What’s Changed?
  Data is everywhere, but are you getting the insights needed to support the urgent tasks facing businesses today? Data integration and analytics holds the key to great value.

Speakers: Andrew Targell, Head of Data & Analytics, EMEA, JLL Technologies

Topics: Data Analytics

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Build Resilience and Positivity in Your Organisation
  As a leader, it is important to ensure both high performance and sustainable well-being for yourself and your people.

Speakers: Dave Keeling, Lead Happiness Consultant, Laughology

Topics: Talent, Team Effectiveness, Wellness

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM How Resilient is the Logistics Market? Virtual
  As companies seek to strengthen business resilience, the importance of supply chains and risk management is more apparent than ever.

Speakers: Guy Douetil, Managing Director, EMEA, Hickey & Associates LLC
Mathieu Giguere, Director, Key Accounts and New Business Development, Panattoni Europe
Raimund Paetzmann, VP Corporate Real Estate, Zalando SE
Charles Pease, Head of Real Estate Europe, XPO Logistics

Topics: Location Strategies, Supply Chain, Talent

Wednesday, 23 September

Time Title Type Location
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Mindfulness Virtual
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Coffee Break Networking Virtual
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Welcome and Sponsor Thank You - Day 2 Virtual

Speakers: Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Business Recovery: Now, Next, and Beyond Virtual
  Corporate real estate leaders have been focused on how they can best protect their people, serve their customers, and enable business recovery against a very uncertain landscape.

Speakers: Joanna Atkinson, VP, Head of Facilities Management, GSK
Mary-Louise Gray, MCR, Regional Director, RE&F Microsoft, EMEA, Microsoft Limited
Adam Hoy, VP, Head of Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities, GSK
Kenneth Manke, Life Sciences President, Americas, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

Topics: Resiliency, Workplace Strategy

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Inflection Point: Adapt and Thrive
  There has been a fundamental shift in how we work, and the purpose of place requires adaptation.

Speakers: James Kerrigan, Global Principal Design & Strategy, JACOBS
Natasha Luthra, Director, Emerging Technologies, JACOBS
Amy Manley, Global Lead, Workplace Performance Strategies, JACOBS
Lisa McGregor, MCR.w, Global Lead, Space Strategies, JACOBS

Topics: Emerging Trends, Leadership & Management, Workplace Culture

12:15 PM – 3:45 PM Exhibit Hall Open
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch Break Networking Virtual
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Dealing with VUCA - Building Trustful Relationships in an Uncertain World
  Everyone is talking about VUCA as a description of our world today. But what is the concrete response to volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity?

Speakers: Locke McKenzie, Strategic Tenant Relations, Global Office Portfolio, Deka Immobilien
Sipho Fuhr, Head of Data Analytics, Bauakademie Performance Management GmbH
Bettina Stefán, Expert New Work – Lead Marketing & Business Development, OSA Architects
Daaf Serné, MCR, Director, Real Estate, Workplace & Sustainability, ServiceNow, Inc.

Topics: Collaboration, Leadership & Management, Workplace Culture

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM The Future of Workplace - A Work / Life Ecosystem Virtual
  The pandemic is casting conventional wisdom aside. The role of the office and how work is done is being reimagined.

Speakers: Josh Artus, Director / Co-Founder, The Centric Lab
Ronen Journo, SLCR, SVP, Enterprise & Workplace Strategy, WeWork
Despina Katsikakis, Executive Partner - Head of Occupier Business Performance, Cushman & Wakefield

Topics: Co-working & Flexible Workspace, Employee Engagement, Workplace

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Tech Demo - How to use your organization's existing IT infrastructure to plan a safe return to the office. Virtual
  More than ever, CRE professionals must understand their office buildings’ occupancy, based on data. If they don’t, they’re risking business success and their employees' health. Locatee Portfolio Insights is a cost-effective solution that helps you bring your workforce back into the office by surfacing office occupancy data using your organisation’s existing IT.

Speakers: Tarik Schmidt, Enterprise Account Manager, Locatee – Uncover Workplace Insights

Topics: Technology & Data Management

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Virtual - Exhibit Hall
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Tech Demo - How to create a smart post-Covid office? Virtual
  In a society where keeping a 1.5-metre distance is essential for our collective health, most existing office buildings are not yet safe enough for a return to work. Pioneering real estate developer EDGE has spent the last months learning from their own developments, smart data and staff’s behaviour to create a work environment that meets these new standards which EDGE has branded The New Normal Office.

Speakers: Dirk Dittrich, Senior Accounts and Corporate Relations Manager, EDGE
Cees van der Spek, Global Corporate Relations Director, EDGE

Topics: Technology & the Built Environment, Wellness

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Tech Demo - Enabling Flexible Office Environments: Retooling Your Portfolio
  Equip yourself to deliver on occupier requirements for flexible and agile real estate, in flex environments, through tech that provides greater control, reliability, visibility and productive tenant experiences.

Speakers: Andrew Debenham, VP Sales, EMEA, essensys

Topics: Co-working & Flexible Workspace

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Tech Demo - The Importance of Digital Connectivity in the Office of Today
  Wired Certification is the commercial real estate rating scheme that empowers tenants to understand the digital infrastructure of the building in which they operate. Research shows that connectivity has overtaken location when it comes to the primary concern of a satisfied office user, placing The Importance of Digital Connectivity in the Office of Today centre-stage in the real estate arena.

Speakers: Rollo Gwyn-Jones, Global Director of Marketing, WiredScore

Topics: Technology the Built Environment

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Economic Outlook Series - Part 2
  COVID-19. The unexpected happened. The pandemic brought broad segments of the economy to a halt and is causing an unprecedented global economic slowdown.

Speakers: Damian Harrington, Director | Head of EMEA Research, Colliers International

Topics: Geopolitics, Market Conditions, Portfolio Management

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Walk the Talk: Learn and Act on UN Sustainability Goals
  Retreating glaciers, prolonged droughts, extreme weather events—the effects of global warming are alarming in growing frequency and intensity.

Speakers: Peter Amasreiter, Cluster Lead D-A-CH, Microsoft Account, Sodexo Services GmbH, Germany
Alan Calderwood, Technical Director, Sodexo
Mary-Louise Gray, MCR, Regional Director, RE&F Microsoft, EMEA, Microsoft Limited
Petra Melander, EMEA Account Director, Sodexo
Emma Siva, Environmental and Sustainability Lead, Sodexo
Anton Marra, Communications Manager, EMEA, Sodexo

Topics: Achieving Results, Corporate Real Estate, Sustainability

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Remarks Virtual

Speakers: Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

*Agenda is subject to change

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