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MAR 2017

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MARCH 2017 11 Shanghai and Beijing connect via technology, in style What better way to showcase technology and office furniture than to pair the two in a demonstration? Technology giant Cisco and furniture manufacturer Steelcase in September showcased videoconferencing products for the Shanghai and Beijing members of the China Chapter of CoreNet Global in an event called "Making Distance Disappear: Unleashing the power of distributed teams," which brought members from the two cities– some 1,068 kilometers (664 miles) apart – "together" in one room. Singapore Chapter holds annual symposium How to – or whether you can – "future-proof" against a volatile and complex world was the subject of "Hackathon 2016," the annual symposium held in November by the Singapore Chapter of CoreNet Global. Some 120 people attended "Future Proofing: Myth or Reality?" to hear what experts anticipate for the future and what it means for cities, businesses and workplaces for at least the next 10 to 20 years. Tampa Chapter tours Amalie Arena The Tampa Chapter of CoreNet Global took a behind-the-scenes tour of Amalie Arena in late September, followed by a networking cocktail event. Shown here, from left, are Bill Obregon, senior vice president, Advisory & Transaction Services, at CBRE; Philip Salyers, vice president, Properties/Corporate Real Estate at Regions Bank; and Matt Phillips, senior manager of real estate for PwC. Chicago Chapter holds REAL Awards Gala The Chicago Chapter of CoreNet Global held its REAL Awards Gala in mid-November at the Trump Hotel in Chicago. Pictured here on the front row, left to right, are Andrea Luburich, Brian Good, Diana Pisone, Joel Zeid, Sheila Sipes and Renae Bradshaw. On the back row are Rob Wetherald, Steve Monaco, Emma Cox, Kelly Hackett, Molly Ellingsen, Rich Wagner, Paul Giannopulos, Constance Bowen, Peter Sullivan and Tony Smaniotto. Career path of profession is panel focus Changes and challenges in the corporate real estate professional's career path were the topic of a panel discussion held by the Connecticut/ Westchester Chapter of CoreNet Global last November. Panelists looked at issues from the perspectives of the practitioner and the human resources professional. Pictured here, from left, are Dave Jackson, director of Market Development, Red Thread (moderator); Dana Lemelin, senior vice president, Learning and Development, JLL; Jon Putnam, executive director, Office Leasing/Sales Advisor, Cushman & Wakefield; Stephanie Fulbright, vice president, Real Estate and Security, The Hartford; and Laura Sheehan, HR director, Cushman & Wakefield. MasterCard was host for the event, called "The Winding CRE Career Path," at the company's Purchase, N.Y., campus. Inch receives Michigan Chapter's top honor The Michigan Chapter of CoreNet Global held an awards celebration and charity casino night to benefit the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. At the 2016 event, Donna Inch, chairman and CEO of Ford Land Development Co., received the chapter's honor as Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. India Chapter holds year-end events Two thought-provoking sessions drew members to events held late last year by the India Chapter of CoreNet Global. In December, the event was "The Impact of Institutional Ownership in India," held at the JW Marriott in Mumbai; it was sponsored by K Raheja Corp. (top photo). Earlier, in November, a session called "Communicating Across Borders" was held in Bangalore at the Hilton Bangalore Embassy Golf Links Business Park. Michigan Chapter President Andrew Spilkin presents award to Donna Inch.

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