Singapore, 16 May 2013 – Shaw Contract Group partners with, end users, designers, project managers and developers to discuss how all parties can work together to make the work place and corporate office projects more sustainable: economically, socially and environmentally.
Shaw Contract Group, the world’s leading supplier of commercial flooring, is participating in the sustainability panel discussion at the 3rd Annual Asia Office Space Congress Singapore with the goal of delivering a ‘can do’ message about social, environmental and economic sustainability for commercial projects in Asia. Read more on Shaw Contract Group demonstrates its sustainability credentials for the corporate market at the Asia Office Space Congress, Singapore…
MovePlan Group joins real estate advisors, developers and designers to lend their expertise and leadership on how to survive new large scale corporate office space relocation projects in Asia.
MovePlan are a leading global move and change management consultancy. Highly regarded by their clients as specialists in their field, the company which originated in the UK has enjoyed a wealth of success taking projects and clients into international territory.
In a presentation entitled ‘Surviving the Big Moves’, Michelle Morss, Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific at MovePlan will discuss and offer specialist advice on how to withstand office relocation projects showcasing examples of some of their larger relocation experiences in Asia. Read more on MovePlan Debate Major Office Relocation Projects at the Asia Office Space Congress in Singapore…
Two high level panel discussions bounded by groups of experts will present at the Asia Office Space Congress In Beijing one to discuss the commercial real estate market and the other to specifically address the needs of occupiers in the areas of both workplace and real estate in this overheated market.
The first panel will have top management from the leading international real estate companies of Jones Lang LaSalle, Colliers, Cushman and Wakefeild and DTZ and will be moderated and introduced by industry expert Sam Crispin from PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Due to partnerships with both CoreNet Global and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the conference is attracting a lot of interest from both building occupiers and owners with both panel discussions designed to target the particular concerns of these groups as they come together on 7 June at the Chaoyang Renaissance Hotel, Beijing. Read more on Experts discuss what MNCs want from Office Space locations at Asia Office Space Congress, Beijing…
Singapore, 15 May 2013 – Tapping into the increasingly sophisticated Singaporean corporate real estate and workplace market Geyer, a leading work place and corporate interior specialist, has put forward their expert consultant Marc Shamma’a to deliver key learning points on how to realise the financial and organisational benefits of an agile working strategy at the Asia Office Space Congress 30th May 2013.
The benefits of an agile working strategy that allows flexibility with regards where and how ‘office’ work is performed is a key theme of the Congress along with other popular methods currently being deployed in Singapore that align with large organisations economic and business goals. To that end one of the key learning points, that Shamma’a has observed over his 20 years experience in the field, relates to how organisations may capture both financial incentives while optimising organisation and people outcomes.
Shamma’a explains: “Transitioning to agile working must be handled with care and sensitivity. It is as much about the way people use their space as it is about the actual design of the environment. Your people need to be brought on this journey as active participants in order to secure their buy-in and acceptance to new ways of working, or else there is the risk that they will see this as yet another cost-cutting measure that affects them personally.”
Taking this into account he will further discuss how to balance workplace efficiency, effectiveness and experience within the agile workplace.
Shamma’a continues: “ This means engaging with stakeholders at all levels, giving them the chance to make a contribution and take ownership of the outcomes. It also means working in close partnership with HR, IT and CRE, who are essential players in a process that enables you to deliver measurable bottom line benefits.”
These benefits are why many companies have signed up for the agile working environment and in order to reach it, explains Shamma’a, intelligent design acts as the third performance enabler.
Well qualified to deliver this topic, Shamma’a has advised MNCs as diverse as Nokia Siemens Networks, HSBC, Microsoft, Shell, Celcom Axiata, British Telecom as well a public sector clients, such as the Economic Development Board and Ministry of National Development of Singapore; he has also presented to the “Future of Work” working group of the Singapore Government. He has delivered projects in Singapore, India, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong and China as well as having worked extensively in Europe in management consulting roles for the likes of PriceWaterhouse Coopers and IBM.
A global favourite on the speaker circuit Erik Jaspers, CTO, Planon will explain to delegates how to best leverage technology in when transitioning to an agile workforce when he delivers a presentation at the region’s leading event on corporate real estate and the workplace Asia Office Space Congress Singapore 30 May 2013.
Moving to an agile working environment – where some or all staff are enabled to work from any where, are not assigned to specific desks and are frequently not required to ‘check in’ to any office at particular hours but are judged instead by performance – is a popular choice amongst multinationals in today’s cost conscious and volatile environment. Potentially cutting real estate costs in half, while allowing flexibility for growth or contraction, appears extremely attractive as a real estate option. Read more on Cost and Social Benefits of the Agile Workplace realised through Technology says Planon at the Asia Office Space Congress…
Archibus will deliver a groundbreaking presentation on Creating Intelligent Buildings and Facilities using Ubiquitous Infrastructure and Facilities Management (UIFM™) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) 4.0 at the Asia Office Space Congress.
Manager of office space and the professionals charged with designing it now have an array of different technologies that they can employ to improve efficiency in the workplace and the efficiency of their management. The ubiquitous environment is one where an interconnected array of technologies push information through to designers, users and managers of space on an ongoing and real time basis. Read more on Managing Space More Cost Effectively through Technology, BIM & virtual reality Explored by Archibus at the Asia Office Space Congress, Singapore 30 May…
In Beijing record high rents and low availability is driving an examination as to how the workplace has evolved and what can still change to encourage efficiency, productivity and smart spending in China today, says Muraya in the lead up to their presentation at the annual Asia Office Space Congress in Beijing on 7 June.
Muraya, a leading interior design and construction specialist that has been operating in China for 8 years, is sponsoring the Congress and will use this opportunity to discuss workplace trends and solutions in a presentation, The Modern Workplace: Perpetual Evolution. Read more on Muraya examines Workplace Strategy and Design Evolution at Asia Office Space Congress Beijing…
IDA has launched a call for proposals to create SWCs which offer a work environment catering to different modes of work so as to encourage flexible work arrangements. Five community spaces – libraries in Jurong, Geylang and Toa Payoh, and the Kampong Ubi Community Centre and Kolam Ayer Community Club – have been offered for use to encourage operators to situate SWCs near employees’ homes. This is the second call by IDA to tap on infocomm infrastructure for more flexible working arrangements.
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Facility Media are bringing the Asia Office Space Congress back to Singapore & Beijing with more of the latest local trends and new practices in Corporate Real Estate and Workplace and we are looking for the best speakers to take their places on our revised programs.
We will be with you in Singapore on the 30th May 2013 at the Hotel Fort Canning and in Beijing at the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel on the 7th June 2013.
The Congress is a great platform to showcase yourself and your company as an industry leader in the field of Corporate Real Estate. With the Congress’ attracting ever increasing exposure and growing attendances now is the time to use it as a springboard to cement your place at the forefront of the industry.
This call for papers for these upcoming Congress’s and we want to hear from you if you have new and leading practices or projects that are raising the industry bar.
Download the Singapore or Beijing programme to have a look at the existing topics or Contact Nicholas Ball today with your ideas. We can work with you to design sessions that will inspire, and educate the audience of peers.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
To ensure that your paper receives consideration please contact us with your expression of interest before 22 March – please note that some sessions are very popular and are taken quickly – so get in fast!
We look forward from hearing from you and seeing you all at the Asia Office Space Congress. Finally don’t forget to secure your seats at the Congress at our early bird rates with big discounts, saving your company more than the cost of entry whilst learning how to improve your company’s top line performance and create more with less.
For any enquires, please call us at +852 2851 9923 (Hong Kong) or +65 3108 0392 (Singapore).
Place, Project Process: Setting The Pace For Global Change
Singapore sits at the nexus of the world’s fastest growing group of economies. But while Singapore’s stable and measured progress is not necessarily mirrored in surrounding nations, both local and international companies in these developing markets are looking for international standard workplaces delivered to global standards.
At the Asia Office Space congress we will hear about these new location plans and assess how they will impact the world of work on the level of:
PLACE – where are the new business hubs both geographically and virtually
PROJECT – how to deliver a global project anywhere and for any one
PROCESS – keeping up with the new standards in workplace strategy and office space management
In its 3rd year, hear industry leaders deliver high level presentations and expert analysis on the latest trends and market data, technical requirements and sustainable office options.
By meeting with corporate occupiers, developers, designers, consultants and managers, the Asia Office Space Congress is a unique opportunity fto network and learn amongst the best.
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