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2017 Events 

February 2017: Member Mixer. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

The National Committee looks forward to welcoming our new members as well as those renewing their membership for 2017.

We will be using this occasion to introduce you to the details of this year’s exciting program of events.

We have selected a sensational venue for this event with panoramic views and look forward to meeting with all of you for a relaxing evening of networking with industry peers to kick off 2017.

March 2017: State of the Nation

Annual CoreNet Global Australia 2017 Stateof the Nation

  • Sydney/Melbourne: Frank Gelber, Chief Economist, BIS Oxford Economics
  • Brisbane: Peter Munckton, Chief Economist, Bank of Queensland
  • Perth: Alan Langford,

April 2017: Site Tour. Sydney

Lendleasewelcomes you to theirnewglobal headquarters at Barangaroo, ashowcase of theirability to create the best places.

Thisis an evolution in the way Lendlease employees work. It provides a new, integrated and holistic model that puts people at the centre of the workplaceandhas been designed to promote team based working,deliver improved productivity and happier, healthier employees.

Incorporating cutting edge design, the latest research and new and improved technology, Lendlease’s new workplace at Barangaroo enables people to work better than ever before.

  • 24,500sqm tenancy over 11 floors
  • Completed mid 2016
  • Targeting 6 Star Green Start Fitout rating

Speaker: Natalie Slessor, GM Workplace and Change, Lendlease

May 2017: Site Tour. Melbourne

ABC Studios, Southbank

Remember in late 2015 we visited the ABC Southbank Studios when it was in a state of undress and in the process of transforming into a larger, flexible, digital and street and ESD credible version? Well, it's now dressed and ready for another visit.

Randal Mathieson, Head of Change Management and Communications of the ABC Melbourne Southbank consolidation, will again walk and talk us through the co-location process which has brought all Melbourne staff, program areas (radio, TV and online), transmission and support services together. Learn how he and his team have brought Aunty into the multi-tasking, work anywhere, digital age.

Speakers:

  • Randal Mathieson - Head of Change Management, Stakeholder Liaison & Communications
  • Jess Thomas – Project Coordinator

May 2017: CRE Technology Forum. Sydney

What's going on,what's happening, what's going to happen

Technology advances have been slow to be adopted by practitioners in the CRE arena. Observing other industries, there are numerous possibilities for the great advances in enabling technologies to simplify CRE functions, have more efficient processes and increase productivity. Interoperability between diverse technologies and management information systems has created new and emerging CRE and FM possibilities that were not considered possible only a few years ago.

Keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies and planning appropriately, investing in the right technologies, using the right technology and analysing the right balance of data – not too much nor too little – requires the ability to see possibilities, business acumen and wisdom. It is apparent that the fully integrated single source of truth technology solution is not the only future. Simple intuitive Apps performing single specialist functions are just as likely to have a significant impact on the CRE and FM industries.

Hear from industry professionals about the impact that emerging technology and various CRE and FM Apps will have on the day-to-day management of CRE and FM, making many of our current processes redundant in a few short years. Participants will include:

Forum Chair:

  • Tom Pullinen, Pullinen Property Group 

CRE APP/Technology Showcase:

  • Tom Ray, Head of Business Development, CIM Enviro
  • Lisa Hut, Workplace Strategist, Measuremen
  • Narelle Bray, Partner Engagement Manager,Trimble HoloLens

Future Technology Panel:

  • Murray Hurps, CEO, Fishburners Startups
  • Brett Harman, Global Head of Real Estate and Experience,Atlassian
  • Preeti Bajaj, VP Strategy & Transformation,Schneider Electric

June 2017 – Flight Centre Head Office Site Tour, Brisbane

Could this be Australia’s coolest office? 

Flight Centre is giving Google a run for its money with their new Silicon Valley-esqe space at Brisbane’s South Bank.

Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG) new global headquarters opened in late October 2016, with all staff now having relocated from existing local offices to the new address.

The features of the new building are impressive, including: a rooftop restaurant, outdoor BBQ space, Friday afternoon drinks in the disco-like bar, a gym (with 42 classes running weekly), views of the city skyline, a massage room, beauty room and comfortable work pods.

There’s even a slide between floors! Although the slide started out as an April Fool’s joke, it’s now a main feature of the new office, with employees now whizzing between floors.

The building is brought to life with colourful and entertaining livery on every level – the Museum of Our Story (MOFOS) illustrates the evolution of the FCTG company and shows staff and visitors just what makes our culture unique.

Speaker: Clay Novello, National Manager Property, Flight Centre

Join us to hear about this new take on the working space and see the slide for yourself.

June 2017 – Workplace Forum

Follow the success of the CoreNet Workplace Forum held in Melbourne last year, there will a 2017 Forum held in Sydney on 20 June 2017. The theme will beWorkplace Futures – are we on the right track?in which four industry leaders will reflect on workplace planning history and current trends and how we should be thinking about its evolution in the years ahead. In doing so they will address some key questions….

  • Are current workplaces responding to the right drivers?
  • What are the really important things that should be considered in planning new workplaces?
  • How well are we positioning ourselves for the future?

Each speaker will share their thoughts on these questions, followed by a discussion with attendees.

The panel will be facilitated by Chris Alcock from Six Ideas and comprise:

  • Rosemary Kirkby, Principal, Rosemary Kirkby & Associates
  • James Grose, CEO, BVN
  • Gijs Nooteboom, Managing Partner, Veldhoen & Company
  • Chris Marrable and Tica Hessing, Strategic Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield

June 2017: CRE Technology Forum, Melbourne

What's going on,what's happening, what's going to happen

Keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies and planning appropriately, investing in the right technologies, using the right technology and analysing the right balance of data – not too much nor too little – requires the ability to see possibilities, business acumen and wisdom. It is apparent that the fully integrated single source of truth technology solution is not the only future. Simple intuitive Apps performing single specialist functions are just as likely to have a significant impact on the CRE and FM industries.

Hear from industry professionals about the impact that emerging technology and various CRE and FM Apps will have on the day-to-day management of CRE and FM, making many of our current processes redundant in a few short years. Participants will include:

Forum Chair:

  • Tom Pullinen, Pullinen Property Group

CRE APP/Technology Showcase:

  • Tom Ray, Head of Business Development, CIM Enviro
  • Lisa Hut, Workplace Strategist, Measuremen
  • Oliver Ridgwell, Partner Engagement Manager,Trimble HoloLens

Future Technology Panellist:

  • John Corbett, Head of Asia Pacific & Japan APJC Workplace Resources, Cisco
  • Peter Coman, Managing Director, Indesign Technologies
  • Preeti Bajaj, VP Strategy & Transformation,Schneider Electric

18 July: Real Estate Outsourcing Fourm, Sydney

CoreNet Global is holding a series of Panel Discussions related to the complexities of outsourcing Facilities and Real Estate Services, for users of leased and owned portfolio of accommodation and property assets. The Panel will comprise of leading industry experts involved in the procurement of outsourcing contracts, and the focus of the panel discussions will include the following:

  • Contract Structure:Should outsourcing be done in a single integrated property and facilities management contract or in a series of separate ‘best of breed’ contracts covering property, facilities, asset and other service contracts.
  • Risk Transfer:How can ‘genuine’ risk transfer be structured into facilities maintenance and asset life-cycle management contracts, either partially or comprehensively?
  • Self-Delivery:Can elements of ‘self-delivery’ of some service requirements be effectively accommodated within management and principal contracts? And what are the implications?
  • MIS Platforms:In outsourcing contracts, which party should own and/or control the MIS platform used the manage the portfolio data and information for the property, facilities and other service management?
  • Innovation Expectations:How can ‘future’ innovation of new technologies, like augmented reality, drones and similar, be accommodated in long term outsourced contracts if, currently, the full capabilities and value propositions of these technologies are uncertain?

Panel Chair

  • Rodney Timm, Director Property Beyond Pty Ltd – Corporate Real Estate Advisors

Panellists

  • Trent Sinclair, Westpac Group – Executive Manager, Property Services.
  • Anna Fraser, MBM Pty Ltd – Independent technical advisors to the property and infrastructure sectors.
  • Albert Eichhlolzer,Grosvenor Management Consulting Pty Ltd – Management consultant services across the public and private sectors.
  • Chris McKeon, Agents4RM – International consulting and advisory services to organisation related to assets and resources

25 July: Real Estate Outsourcing Forum, Sydney

CoreNet Global is holding a series of Panel Discussions related to the complexities of outsourcing Facilities and Real Estate Services, for users of leased and owned portfolio of accommodation and property assets. The Panel will comprise of leading industry experts involved in the procurement of outsourcing contracts, and the focus of the panel discussions will include the following:

  • Contract Structure:Should outsourcing be done in a single integrated property and facilities management contract or in a series of separate ‘best of breed’ contracts covering property, facilities, asset and other service contracts.
  • Risk Transfer:How can ‘genuine’ risk transfer be structured into facilities maintenance and asset life-cycle management contracts, either partially or comprehensively?
  • Self Delivery:Can elements of ‘self delivery’ of some service requirements be effectively accommodated within management and principal contracts? And what are the implications?
  • MIS Platforms:In outsourcing contracts, which party should own and/or control the MIS platform used the manage the portfolio data and information for the property, facilities and other service management?
  • Innovation Expectations:How can ‘future’ innovation of new technologies, like augmented reality, drones and similar, be accommodated in long term outsourced contracts if, currently, the full capabilities and value propositions of these technologies are uncertain?

Panel Chair

  • Rodney Timm, Director Property Beyond Pty Ltd – Corporate Real Estate Advisors

Panellists

  • Chris Hewison, Executive Director Property Services, RMIT University.
  • David Pearson, MBM Pty Ltd – Independent technical advisors to the property and infrastructure sectors.
  • Kent Stewart, Grosvenor Management Consulting – Management consultant services across the public and private sectors.
  • Gail Tracey, Agents4RM – International consulting and advisory services to organisation related to assets and resources

September 4/5: 2017 CoreNet Global Australia BGIS Hackathon, Melbourne

The way we live, do business and go to work is rapidly changing. What does the Future Workplace look like in 2030?

We’re on the hunt for engineers, designers, marketers, technology and IT professionals as well as those already in the CRE industry to enter the ‘Future Workplace Hackathon’ on September 4-5 at Telstra Melbourne.

This event is part of CoreNet Global Australian Chapter’s annual conference and is brought to you by 
BGISTelstraQube Global SoftwareSerraviewSchneider ElectricTelstraFisher AustraliaAcademy Xi.TECH DomainsBlue Chilli and Hackathons Australia.

We’re inviting you to shape the future - around our safety, productivity and space. We encourage teams and individuals to participate.

What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an intensive competition where people from all backgrounds come together to solve problems using technologies. It is an open event to anyone who wants tonetwork, have fun, learn from mentors, win prizes and do something challenging.

A themed Hackathon is one in which the problemstatementsare confined to a particular problem: such as food sustainability or the future workplace.

What is a problem statement?

A description of problems and issues in a specific area, industry or organisation to which the Hackathon is supposed to bring ideas and solutions to, and people feel they can contribute ideas and solutions by forming teams and working on the solutions for a limited period of time.

6 September: 2017 Annual Conference, Melbourne

The latest research shows that 35-45% of current work will be automated by 2035. Financial Services, Travel, Retail, Healthcare – the list of industries expected to be impacted is diverse and long. As automation shapes the types of jobs and skills required, businesses seek to transform digitally and culturally to adopt collaborative nebulous customer centric ways of working. Hackathons becoming the norm in problem solving allows us to fail small and fail fast. The ensuing workplace culture revolution requires a breakdown in silos between IT, HR, CRE and CX/Marketing to allow a continuous loop of insights and shifts in response to engagement and customer loyalty. In this asset-light market, Commercial Real Estate shifts from a fixed asset to infrastructure as a service 

Innovation and skills development follow continuous Big Data insights on End User needs and behaviour. However, contrary to a cut-throat sci-fi-like future, a major transformation presents an opportunity to come together and harness talents and perspectives from a diverse talent pool, but also to recognise our humanity in this connected world.

More details about the conference can be found here



2016 Events

February 2016: Member Mixer. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

The National Committee looks forward to welcoming our new members as well as those renewing their membership for 2016.

We will be using this occasion to introduce you to the details of this year’s exciting program of events.

We have selected a sensational venue for this event with panoramic views and look forward to meeting with all of you for a relaxing evening of networking with industry peers to kick off 2016.

February 2016: State of the Nation

Annual CoreNet Global Australia 2016 Stateof the Nation

  • Sydney: Kevin Stanley, Head of Property Strategy and Research, Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
  • Melbourne: David Cannington, Senior Economist, ANZ Research.
  • Brisbane: Peter Hyland, Regional Director, Urbis

April 2016: 480 Queen Street, Site Tour "Round 2". Brisbane

Join us for our “Round 2” inspection of 480 Queen St where we will be inspecting the building post practical completion.

Speakers:

  • Matt Leyshon, Project General Manager, 480 Queen Street | Grocon
  • Simon Swain, Senior Associate, BVN
  • Jaime Burnell, Asset Manager, 480 Queen – General Manager

April 2016: 400 George Street Site Tour. Sydney

Join us for a presentation overview of Telstra’s approach to ABW as part of the FWOW program; providing insights into how Telstra applied an evidence-based strategy in considering worker needs and creating a new approach to workplace.

Speakers:

  • Nicole Birbas, GM, Future Ways of Working, Telstra
  • John Romano, Executive Director, Telstra Property

April 2016: Young Leaders Networking Events. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Join us for our CoreNet Young Leaders Mixer for your chance to meet a variety of talented and diverse Corporate Real Estate Industry Professionals and take part in relevant conversations.

Discuss, share and network with current and future Young Leaders.

June 2016: London - what’s the current state of play with flexible offices? Sydney

London sees itself as leading the way in terms of new approaches to flexible offices. However, for the most part the traditional model of one person one desk prevails. Much debate is held in a relatively smart part of UK business as to what flexibility really means but adaption at scale has yet to take place. There are lots of great examples of 21stcentury workplaces but for the most part they are isolated cases.

However, I hold the view that a tipping point could well be on the horizon. Everyone is aware of the huge changes taking place in the manner in which office work can be executed but it’s not really regarded by the property industry as a threat to the status quo. Given significant take up of space across central London who would blame them?

The question remains will the arrive of different ways of consuming space such as co-working, the impact of Flexible Working legislation and the interest of the UK Government in Smart Working provide a stimulus to rock the boat?

Speaker: Chris Kane, CK Associates, UK

July 2016: An Audit matter or CRE strategy? IFRS 16, Lease Accounting Changes. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

After 10 years of deliberation IASB and FASB have agreed new accounting standards to recognise the full financial impact of a lease on a Corporate Balance Sheet. Is it just a matter for the Accounts and Audit groups or does the Corporate Real Estate team and its Service Providers need to understand the impacts of the changes and vary the portfolio management accordingly?

Speaker: Angus Harvey Ross

September 2016: Annual Conference. Sydney

Today’s Corporate Real Estate professionals are facing disruption to business models, challenges to future proofing physical infrastructure but even more so a change in skills and mindsets. In this increasingly digitised world, challenges and opportunities are at the intersect of technology, transformation and talent.

  • Technology: Did you know that powerful computing, neural networks, massive data sets and new algorithms are the new basics of providing great experiences for customers and employees?
  • Transformation: Business models continue to evolve with technological advancement and social disruption. In a world of physical and virtual intersection, social media facilitates fortuitous collaboration wherever you are, while real estate leaders will be required to deliver the same building twice.
  • Talent: There are more generations in the workforce than ever before. The transformation to a digital enterprise requires harnessing the experience of today’s core business while fostering the stars of tomorrow. What skills will be required in an Appified CRE industry? Will we see a shift from real estate specialists to technology specialists, or customer experience specialist?

An understanding of these challenges and how businesses can transform them into opportunities is the key theme at CoreNet Global Australia’s Annual Conference, the Australian Real Estate industry’s main event.

Join leading experts, senior leaders and your colleagues for a peer-to-peer learning summit to challenge the status quo. We invite you to be an active participant as we shape the implication for the Real Estate user in a 1 day summit at the IVY, themed - 3T's in a disrupted world.

October 2016: Outsourcing Forum. Sydney

The outsourcing of Real Estate and Facilities Management (REFM) continues to evolve. This session will concentrate on three big questions:

  • are recent mergers and acquisitions good or bad for the industry?
  • what does the next generation of outsourced contracts look like?
  • where is technology heading?

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Albert Eichholzer, Associate Director - Grosvenor Management Consulting
  • Mark Wallis, General Manager - Business & Infrastructure Services, CSIRO
  • Charlie Ginty, Head of Real Estate & Workplace Services (Australia & New Zealand), Fairfax Media
  • Neil Murray, Head of Leasing and Operations, Westpac

November 2016: After the Boom – Defining the ‘New Normal’. Perth

CoreNet Global invites you to this special event which is proudly supported by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA.

2016 has been among the most turbulent ever faced by West Australian commercial property markets. After a decade of record new supply which changed our CBD, suburbs, industrial estates and shopping centres, demand has fallen away as the mining companies who fuelled growth downsize or close their WA operations.

Looking forward to 2017 our panel of experts will gaze into their respective crystal balls to answer the key questions facing the WA commercial property market:

  • What is the outlook for Perth’s commercial property markets?
  • Have we already reached the bottom of the cycle or is it likely to get worse?
  • As improved affordability underpins absorption, which sectors are emerging as major occupiers?
  • Which sector, office, retail or industrial is likely to perform best in 2017?

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Damian Stone - Principal of independent consultancy, Y Research
  • Katy Dean, Research Manager (SA & WA), Savills Australia
  • Justin Boelen, Director, ACORPP (Australian Corporate Property & Projects)
  • Gavin Hegney, Property Commentator

November 2016: 1 William Street site tour. Brisbane

With the completion of the Queensland Government’s 1 William St accommodation, members of CoreNet Global have been invited to an intimate tour of the new accommodation.

Following the tour, Paul Krautz, Project Director, will then present an overview of the project and its objectives at the Gardens Club.

November 2016: Is Gender still on the Agenda? Canberra

Commonwealth Government and the ACT property market drives trends that impact the national CRE market, including diversity and inclusion.

Join us for an evening of light-hearted, yet spirited discussion as our panel of leaders from across the CRE sector debate the topic: Is Gender still on the Agenda?

  • Moderator: Emma Forster-Mitrovski, Head of Corporate Real Estate, Broadspectrum Property
  • Amanda Toms, Director, Contestability Division, Department of Defence
  • Suzanne McPherson, Account Director, JLL / Director, LinQ
  • Emily Dean, Corporate Real Estate Executive, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Nathan Munro, National Director, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Trent Morrissey, Account Director, JLL
  • Michael Barlow, General Manager – National Operations Broadspectrum Property

November 2016: Young Leaders Networking Events. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Join us for our CoreNet Young Leaders Mixer for your chance to meet a variety of talented and diverse Corporate Real Estate Industry Professionals and take part in relevant conversations.

Discuss, share and network with current and future Young Leaders.

November 2016: End of Year Member Mixer. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

The Australia Chapter would like to thank its members for their support through 2016 and invite you to join other members and industry peers for a relaxing evening.