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Speak at a Summit

Share your expertise with your peers at the next CoreNet Global Summit. Speaking at a Global Summit is a great way to enhance your reputation as a corporate real estate (CRE) innovator, make key connections, and set yourself apart as a forward-thinking leader in CRE.  As a speaker, you have a unique opportunity to put forth bold ideas and create a buzz – a powerful career booster!

The Call for Proposal for the 2021 North America Summit | Seattle is closed.  

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed to the submitter in mid to late July.  Thank you for your submissions.

CoreNet Global Summit | North America
November 7-9, 2021
Seattle | Washington State Convention Center

  • Luminary Award

Be the Bridge

Influence. Include. Innovate.

Bridges join and connect us. During the past year leaders like you have increasingly stepped up and become an invaluable bridge to develop people-centric workplace strategies that focus on talent, workforce flexibility, health, well-being, and the human experience. You are forging the workplace of future by working together in business ecosystems in collaboration with colleagues that center on people-first approaches. You understand that the future of work requires skillsets that include adaptability, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, the abilities to influence, include and innovate. You are leveraging technology and fostering cultures of innovation for competitive advantage and ultimately building bridges to new possibilities.

The 2021 Global Summit Theme is Be the Bridge, Influence. Include. Innovate. This is your opportunity to share thought leadership. What role does corporate real estate play in leading, creating, shaping, fostering, and embracing experiences that enable business success?


Help us focus on the attendee experience at our Global Summits. Please note the following:

  • Your colleagues’ content expectations transcend CRE-specific case studies or panel discussions with subject matter experts.
  • We seek proposals that offer something different and new.
  • We want proposals that allow for co-creation and exploration of new ways to problem-solve.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that push the boundaries of traditional breakout session experiences.

Be an Experience.

Begin a conversation that ignites a spark that leads to further discussions that last long after the Global Summit is complete. Share provocative ideas. Help others solve their current problems or find opportunities to take leaps forward.

  • Here are a few ideas to spark your thoughts as you develop the ultimate proposal for your breakout session experience:
  • How can colleagues, coworkers, or presenters outside of CRE contribute to your discussion?
  • What role does corporate real estate play in COVID company preparedness now and in a post-vaccination world?
  • What is the future of hybrid work environments?
  • How are organizations thinking about purpose beyond profit to help shape a better future for all?
  • Is your company exploring new manufacturing location alternatives in order to reduce costs, lower risk, and speed delivery of products to customers?
  • What strategies are you employing to foster a more equitable, prosperous, and diverse workforce?
  • How are new technologies are shaping the world of work?
  • As leaders how are you better managing changes driven by technological, social, and economic forces?
  • What is the role tenant experience plays in the future of the office?
  • As we emerge from the pandemic, what trends do you envision having a lasting impact on 2021 and beyond?
  • How do you see the culture and needs of Office evolving in a post-pandemic world?
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is no longer an emerging trend. How are the expectations of ESG changing CRE priorities?
  • How does the wellness ecosystem accommodate an environment of options fueled by choice in the way, where, and how employees choose to work?
  • What business continuity strategies are you using to address unanticipated events, challenges, and crises?
  • What steps are you taking to ensure resilience in your company’s logistics network and supply chain?
  • With the boom in e-commerce, inventories of industrial/warehouse space are severely limited. How are you managing this challenge?
  • How are you building a new, more resilient environment that supports the whole person—the personal, the communal, the mental, and the physical?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities you face partnering with other internal business units?
  • How are you applying emerging technologies to provide a personalized experience for employees? 
  • Are you taking on space in “smart warehouses” to ensure faster, more seamless delivery?

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Key Dates for North America Global Summit

May 5, 2021 Call for Proposal Opens
June 25, 2021 Call for Proposal Closes
Mid-July 2021 Notifications of acceptance will be emailed to the submitter.
November 7-9, 2021 North America Global Summit (Seattle, WA)

Mutual Commitments:

NEW - In 2021, the maximum number of speakers allowed per breakout session is 3 total.  

As a speaker you are required to:

  • Provide bio and photo to amullins@corenetglobal.org - ASAP
  • All Speakers must register for the Summit before September 12, 2021. Speakers are eligible for a 30% discount. A discount code will be provided.
  • Promote session evaluations to attendees.
  • Upload your presentation - Due Date - November 5, 2021 

CoreNet Global will:

  • Post your session information, picture, and bio on the Summit website and App.
  • Serve as a resource to help you prepare for your session.
  • Furnish a Summit branded PowerPoint template for your presentation.
  • Provide the AV equipment identified in the Speaker Requirements & Commitments document.
  • Provide technical and support staff during your session.

Get a head start in planning your proposal by reviewing the proposal template found at the link below.

The proposal template outlines the questions that you will be asked to complete.

Each year the top-rated speakers from each Summit are recognized as Luminary Award winners.  The award is a symbol of excellence, presented to those achieving performance ratings in the top 10% of all speakers at each Summit. The Luminary Award recognizes the attainment of 'eminence' and 'inspiration' amongst our speakers. The Luminary Awards will be presented at the next regional Summit.

Congratulations to the current and past winners!

2019 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2018 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2017 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2016 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2015 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2014 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

Your ideas and knowledge of significant trends and influences that are impacting corporate real estate (CRE) are highly sought after by CoreNet Global members. Share your strategies and concepts for the future with your peers at one of our 3 Global Summits (APAC, EMEA, North America) as well as through The Source Mobile App.

The Source – Powered by CoreNet Global, is your one-stop-shop for current corporate real estate headlines, trends, and resources. The Source mobile app provides a centralized, on-the-go resource for busy executives with the latest and most up-to-date news on corporate real estate and related content.

Interested in sharing your knowledge and insights with us? Easily submit content using our new Content Submission Portal. We welcome submissions in all mediums: blogs, articles, videos, podcasts, whitepapers, etc.

Content will be reviewed within 15 business days and you will be alerted as to whether it meets our needs. If your submission is approved, it will be made available through our app and our website in a timely manner. 

Summit content submission will continue to be requested via a Call for Proposal process. The Call for Proposals typically opens in July for APAC and in November for EMEA and North America.

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Contact Us

Becky Binder
SVP, Global Summit Content Development
Phone: +1 (404) 589-3215


Angelina Mullins
Manager, Global Summit Programming
Phone: +1 (404) 589-3235