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Tuesday, 10 March

Time Title Type Streaming Location Location
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibits Open Sponsored Exhibits Open Grand Gallery & Stella Gallery - Exhibits
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration & Information Open Summit Registration and Information Stella Gallery - Level 1
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Chapter Leaders / Young Leaders Reception Invitation only Networking Chihuly Lounge
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Exhibitor Reception Networking Grand Gallery & Stella Gallery - Level 1
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM "Out-of-Office" Celebration Networking Event & Walking Dinner Networking Ritz-Carlton Millenia Pool Patio - Level 1

Wednesday, 11 March

Time Title Type Streaming Location Location
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Coffee & Tea Networking Grand Ballroom - Level 1
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Registration & Information Open Summit Registration and Information Stella Gallery - Level 1
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening General Session General Session Grand Ballroom - Level 1
  Millennials and Gen Z seek to be trusted upfront. Trust has a critical role in transforming workplaces for the future.

Speakers: Philipp Kristian Diekhoner, Hillary Yip

Topics: Employee Engagement, Workplace Culture

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break Networking Grand Ballroom - Level 1
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Embrace Psychological Diversity - Prevent, Not React Learning Experience Millenia 4 - Level 2
  Employers around the world continue to struggle with how to appropriately address and accommodate individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Speakers: Nishar Fatema

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Engage Studio - Mixing Agility and Culture to Boost Effectiveness Learning Experience Millenia 3 - Level 2
  For many organisations the main barriers to agile working revolve around culture and mindset. In CRE, HR and IT, the more geographically distributed we become, the more technology and connectedness are needed.

Speakers: Thomas Imfeld, Chika Miyamori

Topics: Collaboration, Communication Effectiveness, Meeting Effectiveness

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Global Portfolios - Complexity and Risk: Using Place Strategy to Enhance Competitive Advantage Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  Our increasingly global economy, fueled by mergers and acquisitions, is leading to new and unique challenges for globally managed corporate real estate portfolios.

Speakers: Amit Oberoi, Chris Zlocki

Topics: Portfolio Management, Strategy and Leadership

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Microsoft Singapore Reimagines the Workplace to Include Customers Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  Microsoft recently merged two separate Singapore offices into six floors of Fraser Tower, a brand-new building in the central business district.

Speakers: Andrew Carmichael, Ashish Mehrotra, Daniel Yuan

Topics: Employee Engagement, Workplace Design, Workplace Strategy

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Digitally Enabled Workplace Pilot @ EY Learning Experience Millenia 2 - Level 2
  Discover how EY is harnessing Digital Technologies to Identify with today's workforce and is developing customised workplace choices that enhance individual and team productivity.

Speakers: Tommy Chan, Paul Luciani, PhD

Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Workplace

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Networking Lunch General Session Grand Ballroom
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM Learning Excursions
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Data Analytics and the Future of CRE Blockchain Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  Real estate is well known to be the largest asset class in the world.

Speakers: Davin Wang, PhD

Topics: Blockchain

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Designing by Data Learning Experience Millenia 4 - Level 2
  Access to real data about how employees work is creating opportunities to understand the full impact of workplace design decisions – on productivity, collaboration, and performance.

Speakers: Emily Hake

Topics: Workplace Strategy

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM How to Stop Burnout and Create Thriving Organisations Learning Experience Millenia 2 - Level 2
  People who have higher levels of wellbeing are more resilient, have more energy, are healthier and happier. Good wellbeing gives you the resources to navigate the highs and lows of everyday life.

Speakers: Duncan Young

Topics: Emerging Trends, Wellness, Workplace Strategy

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Is Workplace Driving Culture, Innovation and Business Results? Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  Does workplace drive culture development or culture drive workplace of the future? Is innovation and business driven by workplace?

Speakers: Noora Alsagoff, Julie Olszewski, Don Watson

Topics: Workplace, Workplace Culture, Workplace Design

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Prepare Like An Actor Learning Experience Millenia 3 - Level 2
  Prepare Like An Actor is a quick primer on mastering the art of persuasive speaking; it helps you connect practical insights about the craft of acting to the corporate world.

Speakers: Paul Falzon

Topics: Communication Effectiveness, Creativity

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Networking Break Networking Grand Ballroom - Level 1
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Engage Studio - Return on Relationships: Investing Social Capital to Navigate the Future of Work Learning Experience Millenia 3 - Level 2
  How do we understand our relationships at work? For the longest time, the only tool we had was an Org Chart.

Speakers: Jenny Bloomfield, Arun Sundar

Topics: Collaboration, Workplace Culture, Workplace Design

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Repositioning for Smart Cities Learning Experience Millenia 2 - Level 2
  In this climate emergency age, our industry needs to take accountability for our share of carbon emissions and begin to think differently about how we build and plan for the future of our cities.

Speakers: Ee Tiong Lim, Nayan Parekh

Topics: Smart Buildings, Sustainability

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Inside Job - Getting Business Transformation Right by Going About It the 'Wrong' Way!! Learning Experience Millenia 4 - Level 2
  How do you convince shareholders and executives that the plan to bring the head offices of 3 group entities together with the holding company is not just a relocation but an opportunity to transform the business?

Speakers: Caroline Burns, PhD, Alexander Himalaya

Topics: Business Models, Change Management, Communication Effectiveness

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Subtle Art of (not) Understanding Gen Z and Millennials: An Interactive Discussion Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  Does workplace drive culture development or culture drive workplace of the future? Is innovation and business driven by workplace?

Speakers: Brandon Aitken, Victoria Bethlehem, Aurelie Pillot, Neil Salton, Enqi Seah, Yu Ru Tan

Topics: Communication Effectiveness, Employee Engagement, Workplace, Workplace Culture, Workplace Design

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM What Will the Convergence of HR, IT and Real Estate Look Like? Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  Horizon Event Alert: Emerging ideas in HR, IT and CRE are about to hit a disruption! 'Older Generation Leaders' are stuck in their own silos and are not responding (but should be) to change and new ideas.

Speakers: Peter Andrew, MCR.h

Topics: HR/IT (IRIS)

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Networking Break Networking Grand Gallery & Stella Gallery - Level 1
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Future 20 - Creating Tomorrow's Connected Workplace for Today's Agile Workforce Learning Experience Millenia 3 - Level 2 - 16:15 - 16:35
  Today, the average knowledge worker is at her desk only 40% of her working day. Throughout her day, she will move several times in the span of a few hours.

Speakers: Erica Eaton

Topics: Technology & Portfolio Management Tools, Technology and Portfolio Management Tools, Workplace Strategy

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Ausgrid’s Un-Tethered Workplace Learning Experience Millenia 2 - Level 2
  Ausgrid underwent a significant transformation initiative which was the refurbishment of a 1975 commercial office in Sydney's CBD to create their new Head Office.

Speakers: Pablo Albani, Keti Malkoski

Topics: Change Management, Design Thinking, Workplace Strategy

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Better Together: The Rise of the Collaboration Economy and How it Resets Corporate Real Estate Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  As innovation becomes central to business competitiveness, there is an increasing emphasis on collaboration within and between organisations, which is impacting organisational structures and cultures.

Speakers: Lee Elliott, PhD, Arvind Kumar, Tony Lombardo, Aylwin Tan

Topics: Collaboration, Organizational Composition, Workplace Design

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Can Organisations Retain Culture and Identity Whilst Adopting Flex? Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  Commercial real estate is undergoing an evolution as increased demand for flex space, with much of this centered around the provision of workspace as a service.

Speakers: Sean Lynch, John Williams

Topics: Corporate Real Estate, Workplace Culture, Workplace Strategy

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Exploring XR with 5G in the Gen Z Workspace Learning Experience Millenia 4 - Level 2
  Adopting new technology with digital transformation, which involves more than just the integration of IoT, will have to be the driving force for organisations who are willing to put their stakes on Millennials and Gen Z.

Speakers: Aparna Anirudhan, Shwetha Nadgir

Topics: Technology & the Built Environment, Technology and the Built Environment, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM Future 20 - Future of Work: Decentralising Corporate Responsibility Learning Experience Millenia 3 - Level 2 - 16:40 - 17:00
  While technologically enabled emotionally intelligent workplaces are the future, employees are getting increasingly vocal about Corporate Responsibility (CR).

Speakers: Pascal Milland

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement, Workplace Culture

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Exhibitors Reception Networking Grand Gallery & Stella Gallery - Level 1

Thursday, 12 March

Time Title Type Streaming Location Location
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Coffee & Tea Networking Grand Ballroom - Level 1
8:00 AM – 3:15 PM Registration & Information Open Summit Registration and Information Stella Gallery - Level 1
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibits Open Sponsored Exhibits Open Grand Gallery & Stella Gallery - Exhibits
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM DBS and CRESA: Bits, Bytes and Doing What’s Right! Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  DBS Bank won World’s Best Bank 3 times in 2018/2019. How did we do it? We are neither the largest bank nor the most capitalised.

Speakers: Erwin Chong

Topics: Employee Engagement, Team Effectiveness, Workplace Culture

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Leveraging WELL Portfolio to Scale Corporation-Wide Health & Well-Being Learning Experience Millenia 3 - Level 2
  Comprehensive employee well-being programs are difficult to formulate because each team and region have different goals & different practices.

Speakers: Samantha Allen, Xuchao Wu

Topics: Enterprise/Organization Alignment, Portfolio Management, Wellness

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Workplace Mythbusters Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  When it comes to experience, can you really believe the evidence? Your employees? Your data? How can you navigate your path through a myriad of workplace myths to create a culture that's right for you?

Speakers: Dominic Brown, PhD, Adrian Groves, Despina Katsikakis

Topics: Employee Engagement, Workplace, Workplace Strategy

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Launch Pad: Creating Superstar Organisations, Teams and Culture Learning Experience Millenia 2 - Level 2
  Based on McKinsey research among the world's largest companies, economic profit is distributed unequally along a power curve, with the top 10 percent of companies capturing 80 percent of positive economic profit.

Speakers: Anoma Baste, Ruchika Koul, Sanjeev Verma

Topics: Employee/Professional Development, Strategy and Leadership

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break Networking Grand Ballroom - Level 1
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM CRE Market Trends in APAC: Service Providers on the Spot Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  This is your opportunity to gain perspectives on the latest APAC market trends and ask those difficult questions you always wanted to ask.

Speakers: Andrew Dawson, Ty Fastovsky, David Jones, Iain Mackenzie

Topics: Emerging Trends, Outsourcing

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Critical Facets of the Intelligent, Human-Centric Workplace Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  The future belongs to the Intelligent and human-centric workplace. But how do we design and operate a workplace that is able to address the employees' tangible and intangible needs?

Speakers: Amit Lall, Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan

Topics: Emotional Intelligence, Technology & the Built Environment, Technology and the Built Environment, Workplace Design

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Impact of 5G on the Workplace of the Future! Learning Experience Millenia 3 - Level 2
  5G is closer than ever to becoming a reality in mainstream use powering corporate workplace as much as consumer tech.

Speakers: Abhishek Bajpai, Sylvia Koh-Gratton, MCR, Sushil Kumar

Topics: Innovation, Internet of Things, Technology & the Built Environment, Technology and the Built Environment

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Academic Challenge 5.0: Singapore Edition Learning Experience Millenia 4 - Level 2
  Academic Challenge 5.0: Singapore Edition, students were invited to play the role of an internal corporate real estate team in order to develop a proactive strategy to: recession-proof the corporate real estate portfolio.

Topics: Portfolio Management, Problem Solving

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Networking Break
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Can IFM really connect CRE, the Business, and the People? Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  Integrated Facility Management (IFM) is a method of consolidating all of your business's facility services and functions under one outsourced team of experts.

Speakers: Cameron Ahrens, Joanne Cheung, Ming Lee Chua, MCR, Tondy Lubis, MCR.w, Thomas Royle

Topics: Employee Engagement, Facilities Management

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM HR and RE analytics: Leveraging Data at the Intersection of People and Space Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  Real estate strategy, design, and workplace amenities present opportunities to activate employee engagement, support diversity and inclusion efforts, and nurture workplace culture overall.

Speakers: Melissa Marsh

Topics: Data Analytics, Talent, Workplace Strategy

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Networking Break
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Networking Lunch Networking Grand Ballroom
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Networking Break
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Future 20 - Disruption by Design: How empowered Workplace Culture drives innovation Learning Experience Millenia 2 - Level 2 - 14:00 - 14:20
  Disruption is everywhere. It's causing anxiety amongst employees and it's applying constant pressure on organisations to continuously innovate.

Speakers: Bryan Froud, Leah Ong, MCR

Topics: Employee Engagement, Workplace Culture, Workplace Design

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Corporate Real Estate Shark Tank: Who will get the Investment? Learning Experience Millenia 1 - Level 2
  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.

Speakers: Caroline Burns, PhD, Evvanna Chua, Jade Tong

Topics: Creativity

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Engage Studio - Workplace technologies for high-performing teams in rapid work cycles Learning Experience Millenia 4 - Level 2
  The 1 hour action-packed workshop will empower Real Estate professionals in conversations with businesses going through transformation and seeking ways to respond rapidly to market disruptions and emerging opportunities.

Speakers: Sheridan Perkins, Jason Taper

Topics: Collaboration

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Powerful, Personal Stories Learning Experience Chihuly - Level 3
  Humans are hardwired to appreciate a good story. This interactive session explores why telling personal stories can make your communication, from keynote speeches to face-to-face meetings, far more powerful.

Speakers: Paul Falzon

Topics: Communication Effectiveness, Creativity

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Future 20 - Where will Flex Workspace take us Next? Learning Experience Millenia 2 - Level 2 - 14:25 - 14:45
  Since the world’s first coworking spaces were launched in the early 2000s, the amount of flexible office space has grown exponentially.

Speakers: John Williams

Topics: Co-working & Flexible Workspace, Market Conditions

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Networking Break
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Closing General Session - Conducting Business: A Lesson in Harmonious Leadership General Session Grand Ballroom
  Encore Performance
Music brings harmony to listeners around the world. As such, it’s a powerful communication tool in building unity, trust, teamwork and cooperation.

Speakers: Rainer Hersch

Topics: Leadership & Management, Team Effectiveness

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Cocktail Reception Networking Grand Gallery & Stella Gallery - Level 1