General Sessions

Opening General Session | Wednesday, 11 March | 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Next Generation Connections: People, Place, and Technology


Hillary Yip

Hillary Yip
Founder & CEO

Hillary Yip is not your average 14-year-old, she’s a CEO! At age 10 she launched an online social language learning app: Minor Mynas. As the founder of Minor Mynas, she is building a global community for kids to learn while having fun on the safest online platform. You’ll be inspired when you see how this young entrepreneur is connecting people, place and technology — and breaking cultural barriers.

It’s All About Trust


Philipp Kristian Diekhöner

Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
Trust Futurist & Innovation Strategist

Today, trust ranks as the most important characteristic of the best workplaces, executives and teams. After all, relationships are fundamental to the human experience. Magnetizing teams to work as one (and get more done) is the order of the day. But approaches to trust vary wildly: While Gen X and Baby-boomers expect trust to be earned, Millennials and Gen Z seek to be trusted upfront. Trust has a critical role in transforming workplaces for the future. Discover how to get more done and work as one, with a practical roadmap for reinvention to dramatically enhance your productivity, engagement, and culture. As a CRE professional you have a vital leadership role to play in business enablement, building relationships between the bricks and bytes -- and ultimately creating a culture that’s right.

Closing General Session | Thursday, 12 March | 3:15 - 4:30 PM
Conducting Business: A Lesson in Harmonious Leadership
Encore Performance


Rainer Hersch Conductor & Comedian

Rainer Hersch
Conductor & Comedian

Music brings harmony to listeners around the world. As such, it’s a powerful communication tool in building unity, trust, teamwork, and cooperation. During the Closing General Session, you will learn and be entertained by an 8-piece ‘orchestra’ led by internationally recognized conductor and stand-up comic Rainer Hersch. His zany comedy and music lessons will inspire and engage you in what will be a very interactive and lively experience!