Workplace Symposium - Is the future of work really about the workplace?

When:  Jun 22, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM (AEST)
Associated with  Australia
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Is the future of work really about the workplace?

Are we missing the point by thinking about offices as we always have?  How do we find a modern workplace based on creativity and human engagement?  

For most CoreNet Global members our sole focus is on the physical aspects of the workplace.  To succeed in the 21st century VUCA type business environment maybe it makes sense to broaden our horizons?  What can be gained from really thinking about how workplaces perform from both the investment and the consumption perspective?

We have been trained to think about space in silos: the deal, the fit-out, the design, the facility management silo – nobody is joining up the dots within CRE let alone the wider world.

Most real estate markets operate to a business model – ‘build it and they will come’ is this sustainable in the 21st century?

CoreNet has invited controversial yet highly entertaining leading corporate real estate Key Note Speaker Chris Kane to travel from London to lead its 2016 Workplace Symposium which will bring together a collaboration of industry leaders, influencers and forward thinkers for a series of presentations, panels and round table workshop discussions on the topics presented.

Discussion points for the Symposium will include:

  • Workplace Strategy
  • Locational Strategy
  • City Strategy
  • Real estate ownership Models
  • Impact of Technology
  • People and Change
  • Sustainability

Keynote Speaker: Chris Kane, CK Associates

Chris Kane

In a professional career spanning 30 years, Chris has operated as both client and supplier and has in-depth experience of operating in both the Private and Public sectors in the UK and abroad. Formerly CEO of BBC Commercial Projects and ex Head of BBC Workplace, Chris is a highly respected Corporate Real Estate professional and change champion. Over the last 18 years he has been trusted to guide global enterprises through challenging transformational journeys, ultimately delivering significant business value by harnessing Smart Value thinking and the benefits of new ways of working. Chris couples strategic thinking with an outcomes-focused approach. The world of property and construction is a complex one. With his experience and insight, Chris is able to translate this complexity for businesses and has access to an enviable network of thinkers and practitioners who are at the forefront of workplace strategies and a deep understanding of the changing nature of work itself. 

People and Place has been really important to me over my corporate career yet so few of us really ‘get it’, we’re too in love with the real estate deal, the great interior design, the clever fit-out, the aesthetics etc etc. Very few practitioners really make the connection.  

“Chris Kane, CK Associates”

Additional speakers to be announced shortly!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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