CoreNet Global Asia Summit Continues to Attract Industry Leaders

CoreNet Global
2009-02-23 09:10 795

Mr. Tai Kin Ip, Deputy Director, Economic Services, the Government of the Macau SAR, joins list of top-tier speakers and sponsors

HONG KONG, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CoreNet Global today announced that it has expanded its top-tier line up of speakers and participants for its 2009 Asia Summit scheduled to take place next month on March 25-26 at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel.

Cited as a must-attend event for corporate real estate executives across the region, the Summit is attracting practitioners, academics and policy makers to debate and discuss the ramifications of the global credit crunch on the commercial realty sector, as well as emerging models and strategies for addressing the challenges that have arisen as a result of the financial economic meltdown.

Mr. Tai Kin Ip, Deputy Director of Economic Services for the Government of the Macau SAR, joins a 'who's who's' line up of speakers that include:

-- Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Economic Advisor for MasterCard;

-- Bruce Richards, National Portfolio Manager, Australia Post;

-- Izumi Yamamoto, Japan and Korea Regional Manager Work Environments, Sun Microsystems;

-- John A. Cooper, Deputy General Manager IT and Operations, Bank Muscat;

-- Caroline Burns, Regional Leader Asia, Geyer;

-- Bridget Hardy, Head of High Performing Property Strategy and Implementation, Office of

Government Commerce, United Kingdom;

-- Christian Costabel, Senior Vice President, Siemens Building Technology;

-- Meng-Chew Ching, Head of Real Estate APAC/China, Workplace Resources, Nokia;

-- Scott Dorn, Corporate Properties and Services U.S., General Electric;

-- Neil Austin, Global Head of Real Estate Strategy, ABN Amro;

-- Pratap Mane, VP Corporate Real Estate, J.P. Morgan Chase;

-- Mike Zamora, Senior Manager Asia & Pacific Regions, Cisco;

-- Ricky Yang, Regional Real Estate Manager, BP Asia Pacific Pte Ltd;

-- Barry Varcoe, Director Group Property, Royal Bank of Scotland;

-- Ron Herbst, Head of Energy Management and Sustainability, Deutsche Bank.

Joining as Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors are Colliers International, Haworth, Johnson Controls, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ascendas, CB Richard Ellis, RMZ, Cresa Partners, Microsoft, Qube Global Software, Steelcase and Toronto Unlimited.

In addition, the event has also attracted senior executives from global organizations including Chevron; Exxon Mobil; Generic Electric; Google; Hindustan Unilever; JP Morgan Chase; Morgan Stanley; Pfizer; Prudential Corporation; Shell and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Commenting on this year's Macau Summit, Ms. Melanie Hill, CoreNet Global's Vice President for Asia and EMEA expressed that the association was extremely encouraged by the level of interest in the event, including the wide range of industry sectors that will be represented.

With a sluggish business outlook and frozen credit markets worldwide, Ms. Hill notes that the corporate real estate divisions of many organizations are currently having to re-think and in some cases restructure their business plans to address issues relevant to today's economy.

According to Ms. Hill a particular highlight of the event will be a jointly organized survey by CoreNet Global and Microsoft that will examine the number of companies that in response to current economic conditions, are having to implement alternative workplace strategies. The survey will also include a special review of the latest technological solutions that workplaces are implementing.

As part of its Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) Professional Development Series, CoreNet Global will also be presenting in conjunction with the Summit, a special module entitled 'Creating Corporate Value through Workplace Strategy' which delegates who are enrolled in the course may elect to attend as part of their annual training objectives.

To learn more about the Summit, please contact Ms. Eleanor Estacio on (1) 404 589 3217 /, Ms. Jennifer Gao on (8621) 6122 1251 /, or alternatively, please visit . Early registration discounts offering a saving on the conference pass will expire on February 27, 2009.

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Source: CoreNet Global
Keywords: Real Estate