Opening General Session Wednesday, 11 March 2020 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Grand Ballroom - Level 1
Session Type
General Session
Next Generation Connections: People, Place, and Technology with Hillary Yip
Hillary Yip is not your average 14-year-old. In addition to attending school and surviving grueling academic demands on a daily basis, the ninth grader also runs her own business. Growing up as a digital native, Yip, like many other teens, understands the significance of keeping pace with innovation and the digital transformation. That tech-savvy mindfulness prompted her, at age 10, to launch an online social language learning app: Minor Mynas. The idea came to her after a long struggle to learn Mandarin. As the founder and CEO 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 with 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. Magnetising 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.


Portrait photo of Philipp Kristian Diekhoner Philipp Kristian Diekhoner
Trust Futurist & Innovation Strategist
Portrait photo of Hillary Yip Hillary Yip
Founder & CEO, Minor Mynas


Employee Engagement, Workplace Culture

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Learning: Your Way

Learning comes in many forms. Discover some of the new formats to fit your style and interests. Choose from more than 35 unique Learning Experiences taught by the best minds in corporate real estate.

  • Engage Studio - Jump in, get involved, and have fun in these hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Future 20 - Join a 20-minute solo presentation highlighting new and emerging ideas.
  • Leadership Track - Strengthen your leadership capabilities and become an even more effective people and change leader.