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2019 LEARNING EXPERIENCES (FORMALLY "SPEAKING SESSIONS")

Continue reading for a complete list of Cushman & Wakefield’s confirmed Learning Experience Sessions including descriptions and location information. 


ESPORTS: THE MOST POPULAR SPORT OF THE FUTURE WILL CHANGE YOUR CITY IN THE NEXT DECADE
Sunday, October 20th 
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

eSports are bigger than the Super Bowl. Literally.

There are an estimated 165 million “eSports enthusiasts” around the globe and another 215 million “occasional viewers” of eSports events. The all-time record for Super Bowl viewing, on the other hand, is 114 million people.

U.S. video game revenue was $23 billion in 2017 and is projected to hit $29 billion by 2022 (a CAGR of 4.5%). That is five times the 2017 revenue ($6.4 billion) of the most popular league in the globe’s largest sport—English Premier League soccer. Between 2017 and 2022 global eSports revenue will grow by 20.6% per year (CAGR). eSports is a big deal, and it is impacting real estate around the globe.

Venues dedicated to eSports are popping up all over the world. Similar to the modern baseball stadium boom over the past 25 years, these areas are changing city landscapes and being built as part of mixed-use developments and/or tourist destinations amongst surrounding convention centers / exhibition space, hotels, shopping districts, etc.

These venues will be experiential and not limited to a single-use stadium that is vacant most of the year. Incorporated into these developments will be training and practice facilities, team and league headquarters, interactive centers for fans to try out games and meet teams/players, as well as interactive elements that allow fans to enter into the worlds of these games and their characters.

The ecosystems built around these venues will attract retail, housing and office development. Some of the “coolest” parts of town will end up around these stadiums, and companies will want to have a presence nearby for branding and talent attraction purposes.

Key Takeaways:

  • How big is the world of eSports and how fast is it growing?: How eSports currently work, why there is so much demand and where the industry is headed.
  • How is eSports real estate implemented?: How the industry is thinking about the real estate of eSports venues and everything that connects with it. How the future of eSports venues impact cities.
  • What opportunities exist for CRE executives to take advantage of this coming trend?: How corporations utilize these new developments to attract talent and build their brand by being aligned with eSports venues and leagues.

SPEAKERS:

    • David Smith, Vice President, Americas Head of Occupier Research | Cushman & Wakefield


THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP: DRIVING INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE ACROSS A RAPIDLY GROWING CITY
Monday, October 21st  
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Tremendous effort and resources go into developing a Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Services strategy, selecting the right service delivery model and negotiating complex contracts with selected service providers. The ongoing strategic relationship also requires effort, as well as resources with the proven experience and expertise to ensure that the expected value of the relationship is achieved throughout its lifetime. Ultimately, success is in the post-contract execution. This session will focus on knowing when Supplier Relationship Management (SRMG) is right for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Implement effective performance management to achieve real strategic alignment and refocus the parties on the intent of the deal.
  • Be prepared to fully engage all stakeholders in the relationship to drive efficiency and effectiveness and improve transparency and collaboration
  • Empower strategic relationship results to align vision and objectives, achieve desired outcomes and thrive.

SPEAKERS:

  • Ingrid Fenn, President and CEO | SIREAS, LLC
  • Michele Flynn, Executive Chairman | SIREAS, LLC
  • Kris Herrera, Global Manager, Operations Support & Strategies | Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Brandon Tanner, Account Executive | Cushman & Wakefield
  • Colette Temmink, Global Head of Integrated Facilities Management, Global Occupier Services | Cushman & Wakefield


CORPORATE REAL ESTATE SHARK TANK: WHO WILL GET THE INVESTMENT?
Tuesday, October 22nd
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Are you ready for Shark Tank? During this fast-paced session 4 senior real estate leaders will pitch their ideas to a panel of 4 young leaders who are the sharks looking to ‘invest ‘ in an idea. Brash, bold, and quick witted – – watch as the groups push boundaries and think beyond the limits to shape the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover tips to make you successful in business.
  • Connect and engage with various generations and people from other fields of expertise.
  • Connect and engage with various generations and people from other fields of expertise.

SPEAKERS:

    • Francisco Eduardo Cereda, Corporate Real Estate Digitalization Manager | DHL
    • Shelley Frost, MCR, CRE Executive
    • Rian Tara Johnson, MCR, Senior Marketing Manager – Americas, Global Occupier Services | Cushman & Wakefield
    • Pay Wu, MCR, SLCR, Executive Managing Director | Cushman & Wakefield


DISRUPTIONS IN THE TELEVISION AND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY:  BUILDING EXPERIENCES FOR THE CREATIVE CLASS
Tuesday, October 22nd  
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

The movie and television business is in a state of evolution, and the industry has Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu to thank for that. Their combined aggressiveness around movies and television are leading to a major shift in the value chain, with their approach to developing original content skewing the way the population is receiving and absorbing content. To give some quantitative context to this disruption, Netflix currently has over 137 million paid subscribers with Amazon at 95 million subscribers and Hulu with 20 million subscribers. Moreover, each of the companies has grown dramatically with thousands of employees, and contractors focused on creating and delivering content.

The rise of new-age media companies like Netflix and Amazon and soon Apple, Alphabet and Facebook has resulted in talent war between traditional Hollywood and the Silicon Valley disruptors.

This panel will explore the real estate impact on this phenomenon and how workplaces are being developed and used to create a competitive and creative advantage.

SPEAKERS:

    • Antonia Cardone, Managing Director, Workplace Strategy & Change Management | Cushman & Wakefield
    • Stacy Green, Executive Vice President | Sony Pictures Entertainment
    • Craig Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Global Real Estate, Facilities, & SEHS | Sony Pictures Entertainment
    • Michael White, Managing Director, Principle | Gensler


HARNESSING THE SUPERPOWERS OF THE WORKING CRE MOM (AND DAD)
Tuesday, October 22nd  
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

As the next generation of working professionals become parents; their needs & wants from the work environment change with the new demands of balancing work with raising children. Perks such as ping pong tables, happy hours & free food are usurped by the importance of a flexible work environment, which has been shown to be one of the most successful initiatives for enabling working parents, moms in particular, to thrive.

The benefits of a family-friendly workplace are not limited to new parents alone. Working Moms and Dads of all ages, titles & demographics benefit from workplaces that allow employees to better balance work and life.  Experience indeed matters – and it’s not just limited to work.  Companies that go the extra mile to support working parents are better able to retain key talent while continuing to harness the unique experience, both business & personal, that working moms & dads bring to the table.

At the same time, organizations must recognize that extended parental leave and workplace flexibility aren’t panaceas for keeping moms & dads engaged.  Studies have shown that working parents place less emphasis on title & hierarchy and are more likely to place importance on their work’s meaning.  As such, enabling working parents to thrive entails matching the work with their level of experience and unique abilities.

As CRE professionals, we must send the message that we support & celebrate our working parents, mothers in particular.  This facilitated discussion is an attempt to listen, empathize and highlight the sacrifices, and challenges working parents face, and to explore how the commercial real estate sector is adapting to retain & engage top talent.  Setting the tone, each of our facilitators will be joined on-stage by one of their children – a CoreNet first.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how organizations are adapting their real estate and their culture to empower working CRE moms (and dads) to thrive
  • Describe the principles of ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) and how it can be applied at the organizational and team level to provide employees the autonomy they need to get their work done when, where and how it works best for them.
  • Identify the primary needs & wants of the CRE working millennial parent and how best to recruit and retain top young talent as they begin to start families. Identify the role that managers, men and women alike, play in providing a working environment in which working CRE moms and dads can thrive.

SPEAKERS:

  • Alexander Spilger, Senior Vice President, Project Development Services | Cushman & Wakefield
  • Sara Anderson, Director Real Estate Management | Genentech
  • Sara Neff, Senior Vice President | Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Tracy Hawkins, Director of Real Estate | Twitter
  • Melissa Sullivan, VP | Cushman Wakefield

2018 SPEAKING SESSIONS

Check out our 5 speaking sessions from last year!


CRYPTOCURRENCY, BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, AND APPLICATIONS FOR CORPORATE REAL ESTATE –
 
Click here to watch the session!

For more information contact: Alex Spilger, WELL Faculty, WELL AP, LEED AP – Senior Vice President / Director of Sustainability, Cushman & Wakefield

EXPERIENCE PER SF – CRACKING THE CODE ON MEASURING EMPLOYEE WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT  – Click here to watch the session!

For more information contact: Bryan Berthold, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

NEW BOSSES IN THE BOARDROOM? THE IMPACT OF THE “MILLENNIAL MINDSET” IN WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE

For more information contact: Suzanne Mehta, Chief Experience Officer, Cushman & Wakefield

PIECING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE: HOW TO MANAGE CONSOLIDATION & CHANGE MANAGEMENT

For more information contact: Steve Ernst, Executive Director, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield

PROGRESSIVE DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS – Click here to watch the session!

For more information contact: Tara Gibney, Vice President, Global Human Resources | Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield