CoreNet Global's Singapore Summit Attracts Strong Industry Support

Real estate association sees promising advanced registration numbers for its upcoming conference in Singapore

Jan 18, 2010, 09:27 ET from CoreNet Global

SINGAPORE, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Corporate real estate association, CoreNet Global, today announced that it has attracted strong industry support for its 2010 Singapore Summit scheduled to take place on March 23-25 at the Shangri-la Hotel. With over two months to go, pre-registration attendee levels are reportedly strong with more than 150 real estate experts from around the world having already registered for the event.

The conference themed, "Paradox: Balancing Contradictions in an Uncertain World" unites the commercial real estate industry's most respected professionals with sessions that address the latest trends, strategies, challenges and profit opportunities in commercial property management.

For 2010, the agenda features the following educational tracks: Lessons from Mega Mergers in Asia; Competing Brands; Industry Sector Roundtable- Technology; Greening Your Portfolio; Benchmarking Energy Efficiency in Asia; Speed Mentoring; Life Rhythm at Vodafone; From Adversity comes Opportunity; Emerging from the Downturn with Strength: and Asian Mega Cities - The Shape of Things to Come.

The Summit will also deliver professional development workshops, networking sessions and speeches by acclaimed industry experts that include:

    * Mr. Graeme Maxton, internationally renowned speaker, writer and
      commentator for The Economist;
    * Mr. Roman Scott, Chairman of The Calamander Group and a well known
      advisor on global economic developments;
    * Mr. Fredrik Haren, a proclaimed author and presenter on the subject of
      creativity and idea generation.

According to CoreNet Global's Asia Regional Chair Mr. Nigel Harris, a number of the world's leading companies, property developers, investors, government organizations and media groups are putting their support behind this year's event.

He states that organizations who have already signed up to participate include: ANZ; City of Toronto; Fidelity; British Telecom; Chevron; Google; Oracle; Pfizer; Rolls Royce; Royal Bank of Scotland; Shell; Sony Pictures; Standard Chartered and Unilever.

In addition, Mr. Harris comments that the event has secured the commitment of a number of key sponsors from One Raffles Quay to Marina Bay Financial Centre, Colliers International, Haworth, Jones Lang LaSalle, CB Richard Ellis, Johnson Controls, Steelcase, Ascendas, Cresa Partners, Herman Miller, Panchshil and Shaw Contract Group.

"We are very encouraged by the strong advance registration and sponsorship response that the Singapore Summit has received from many of the world's leading corporations, government agencies and academia," says Mr. Harris.

"The fact that so many leading organizations are supporting this conference reinforces the importance of the event, which is being held at a critical time for the development of an industry that has had to circumnavigate major challenges over the past 18 months from drops in real estate values, property incomes and cash flows due to a limping economy," he concludes.

Editor's Notes

As the world's leading professional association for corporate real estate executives, CoreNet Global members today manage US$ 1.2 trillion in worldwide commercial assets consisting of owned and leased office, industrial and other space. With 7,000 members representing large corporations around the world, the association operates in five regions: Asia, Australia, EMEA, Latin America and North America.

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     Melanie Hill
     CoreNet Global
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     Mobile: +971-50-652-6200
     mhill@corenetglobal.org

     Janet Middlemiss
     JEM Worldwide Ltd.
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     Mobile: +852-9195-7829
     janet@jemworldwide.com

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