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Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the CoreNet Global Summit | APAC in Singapore is now open.


  • 2020 Summit Theme
  • 2020 Call for Proposals
  • 2020 Call for Reviewers
  • Luminary Award

#relationshipgoals
Bricks, Bytes & A Culture That’s Right

re·la·tion·shipgoals /rəˈlāSH(ə)nˌSHip/ɡōls/
The way in which two or more concepts, objects, people or groups are connected, and behave toward each other with shared aims or desired results

Relationships are fundamental to the human experience. They’re also fundamental to creating digital and physical integration at work, connecting people, place, and technology. When they’re right, the culture is right. When they’re wrong, businesses falter. Corporate real estate professionals have vital leadership roles to play in business enablement, building relationships between the bricks and the bytes -- and ultimately creating a culture that’s right. The convergence of HR, IT and CRE will likely grow exponentially in the coming years. Are you ready to lead?

The 2020 Summit Theme, #relationshipgoals is your opportunity to share thought leadership on key challenges, new ideas, co-creation experiences, problem-solving, successes, and lessons learned. Share emerging work, innovation in process, unusual tools and new frameworks for building the CRE organization of tomorrow.

Be Bold!
Help us focus on the attendee experience at our Global Summits. Please note the following:

  • Your colleagues’ content expectations transcend CRE-specific case studies or panel discussions with subject matter experts.
  • We seek proposals that require active attendee interaction, not passive listening.
  • We seek proposals that offer something different and new.
  • We want proposals that allow for co-creation and exploration of new ways to problem solve.
  • We will be looking for innovative session formats and a deeper explanation of how you will engage the audience in meaningful dialogues.
  • We encourage you to include colleagues, coworkers, and presenters outside of CRE to contribute to your discussion.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that push the boundaries of traditional learning experiences.

Be a Path Finder!
Show solutions to difficult problems and how they have been applied.

  • How will AI, IoT, blockchain and other technology disruptors impact the role of corporate real estate?
  • How can insights gleaned from other professions lead to conceptual leaps and radical changes?
  • How can CRE be agile, resilient and relevant in a time of great technological and traditional business model disruption?
  • Building relationships with other internal service providers, such as HR, IT, Procurement.
    • How are you collaborating with other internal service providers to improve the employee experience? Who leads this effort; and, why?
    • What is CRE’s role in contributing to improving workplace relationships, and the impact on collaboration and the bottom line?
  • What role will the gig economy play in delivering corporate real estate solutions?
  • How will technology transform portfolio management and optimization?
  • What’s next for flexible work?
  • What measurable success is workplace wellness providing to employee satisfaction?
  • Learning and re-training will not be a single activity, but a continuous way of maintaining a competitive workforce and be an employer of choice.
    • How is your organization focusing on new and future skill sets, emerging needs in the profession?
    • How are you removing barriers to develop and create a modern workforce?
  • How are you enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion?
  • Navigating rapid change is often complicated by culture and climate, change fatigue, and the difficulty of measuring the impact of change.
    • How do you manage and adapt to changes in process, impact, and culture?
    • What skills and competencies are needed to successfully navigate change?
  • What geopolitical, economic or environmental risks are on the horizon?
  • What innovative strategies are you employing to empower and lead your in-house and outsourced CRE team?
  • What business continuity strategies are you using to address unanticipated events, challenges, and crises?
  • How are you applying emerging technologies to provide a personalized experience for employees? 
  • Innovating and partnering with BUs in non-traditional ways, can result in heightened value creation and stronger business relationships.
    • Are you sharing new ways to support business goals through employee experience, client experience, brand, productivity, and location? 
    • How have you been able to establish and deepen business relationships with key stakeholders and partners?
  • Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, improves employee satisfaction, and impacts performance. Workplace culture is highly connected to both innovation and business results.
    • As teams become more distributed, are you rethinking how to foster both culture and team connections?
    • How have you optimized the physical workplace to support new methods of working, to attract and retain talent, and to enhance the human experience?
  • Are your environmental practices considered state-of-the-art?

We seek proposals that solve problems in new ways and address the future. Your colleagues desire more content than just a CRE-specific case study or the panel of SMEs. We will be looking for innovative session formats and a deeper explanation of how you will engage the audience. When submitting your proposal, consider some of these thoughts:

  • How new insights from other disciplines are linked to real estate concerns
  • Share emergent ideas, successes, failures, and lessons learned
  • Think deeply about providing content from colleagues, coworkers or presenters outside of CRE and then contextualize the content back to the profession
  • How insights gleaned from other professions can lead to conceptual leaps and radical changes
  • Write in a way that will draw the attention of your peers, spark their imagination and stir their curiosity to learn from your mistakes and successes making your session a "must-attend" at the Summit.
  • If you are a service provider, partner with an end-user to provide a variety of perspectives, successes, and lessons learned.

Game-changing trends are redefining our work, lives, societies, and planet. Preparing an organization for this future is not an easy task. It means thinking differently, having a point of view on the future and how to act on it today.

Please reference the Proposal Template to assist you in planning your proposal submission.

Key Dates

13 June 2019 Call for Proposal Opens – Global Summit in APAC
8 August 2019 Call for Proposal Closes – Global Summit in APAC
19 August 2019 – 16 September 2019 Reviewers at Work – Global Summit in APAC
10 - 12 September 2019 CoreNet Global Summit (Amsterdam)
Mid–October 2019 Notifications of Acceptances – APAC Summit
20 - 22 October 2019 CoreNet Global Summit (Orange County, CA)
11 November 2019 Call for Proposal Opens – Global Summits in EMEA & North America
24 January 2020 Call for Proposal Closes – Global Summits in EMEA & North America
3 February – 2 March 2020 Reviewers at Work – Global Summits in EMEA & North America
10 – 12 March 2020 CoreNet Global Summit (Singapore)
Late March 2020 Notifications of Acceptances – EMEA Summit
Early-April 2020 Notifications of Acceptances – North America Summit

Purpose of Reviewers

CoreNet Global seeks reviewers from around the world to evaluate education session proposals for the 2020 Global Summits. Peer reviewers are critical to ensure the high quality of the Summit education experience by thoughtfully assessing the proposals for exceptional presentations. CoreNet Global uses peer reviewers to help vet content for all Global Summits. There is a strong desire to provide a diverse, global mix of content at each Global Summit we do and this requires a diverse, global mix of subject matter experts to carefully review, rate and provide feedback on content proposal submissions.

We invite you to be part of the Call for Proposal peer review process, to enable us to feature learning that truly reflects our members' interests and needs.

As a reviewer, you will help evaluate the proposals for the breakout sessions. You will be given criteria to evaluate the proposals so that all submissions are consistently and fairly evaluated. All proposals must be evaluated during 19 August 2019 - 16 September 2019 for the APAC region and the review period for the EMEA and North America regions is 3 February 2020 – 2 March 2020.

Basic Requirements for Reviewers

  • Expertise in corporate real estate
  • Must be a CoreNet Global member
  • Must have attended at least one CoreNet Global Summit
  • Commitment to complete review of all assigned proposals by 16 September 2019 for APAC and by 3 February - 2 March 2020 for EMEA and North America Summits.

Guidelines for Reviewers

  • Reviewers will be invited to a webinar to learn how to assess the proposals.
    (Webinar dates: 6 August 2019 – EMEA; 8 August 2019 – North America; 13 August 2019 – APAC;)
  • All Reviewers must read and accept the Terms & Conditions found at this link.
  • The Global Summit Reviewers cannot contain more than two Reviewers from the same company. The Global Summit Reviewers will evaluate content for the APAC, EMEA and North American Summits held in 2020.
  • CoreNet Global will retain ultimate responsibility for the final Summit Breakout Session Program selection.

Terms and Conditions

Please review the following Terms and Conditions for participating on the as a Global Summit Reviewer.

  1. Conflict of Interest: To avoid any conflict of interest, please disqualify yourself as a reviewer for any specific Submission where
    1. The submitter is from the same company as yourself or
    2. You acted or will act as a paid consultant to the company, or will gain some benefit from the project in the submission; or
    3. You have any affiliation or financial interest in the firm or persons submitting this proposal.
    4. You have any reason to suspect a conflict of interest.
  2. Confidentiality: All materials shared with Summit Reviewers is confidential to the CoreNet Global Summit planning and to the companies that submit them. They are not to be shared with others. All Summit programming updates to parties outside of the reviewers will be provided officially by CoreNet Global staff.
  3. Review: All Content Submission Reviews will be completed online by the agreed Reviewer only, via the link provided by CoreNet Global within the timeframe outlined above.
  4. Contact with Speakers: Summit Reviewers should not reach out to/make commitments to submitters or potential speakers mentioned in Content Submissions. All communication with Submitters, Speakers and representatives from affiliated companies will be conducted by CoreNet Global staff.
  5. CoreNet Global: Does not pay stipends to Summit Reviewers. Your valuable contribution will be recognized in a General Session at the Summit.

CoreNet Global reserves the right to use your name, title and company name in pre- and post-Summit marketing materials.

Timeline for Reviewers

Date Action
6 June 2019 Call for Reviewers Opens
11 July 2019 Call for Reviewers Closes
15 - 16 July 2019 Reviewers Receive Notification of Acceptance
6 August 2019 Reviewers Webinar – EMEA
8 August 2019 Reviewers Webinar – NA
13 August 2019 Reviewers Webinar – APAC
19 August 2019 Reviewers begin to evaluate the APAC Proposals
16 September 2019 Deadline to complete review of all assigned APAC session proposals
3 February 2020 Reviewers begin to evaluate the EMEA & North America Proposals
2 March 2020 Deadline to complete review of all assigned session proposals for EMEA and North America Summits

Each year the top-rated speakers from each Summit are recognized as Luminary Award winners.  The award is a symbol of excellence, presented to those achieving performance ratings in the top 10% of all speakers at each Summit. The Luminary Award recognizes the attainment of 'eminence' and 'inspiration' amongst our speakers. The Luminary Awards will be presented at the next regional Summit.

Congratulations to the current and past winners!

2019 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2018 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2017 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2016 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2015 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2014 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)


Contact Us

Becky Binder
Vice President, Content Strategy & Development
Phone: +1 (404) 589-3215

Angelina Mullins
Manager, Global Summit Programming
Phone: +1 (404) 589-3235

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