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CoreNet Global London Summit 2017

This year, the London summit was hosted at the Lancaster London hotel on September 12-14. Cushman & Wakefield hosted more than 100 clients at the Kensington Roof Gardens, where guests were treated to a BBQ and entertainment, which included a four-piece instrumental group and magician who wowed guests. Our platinum sponsored booth carried the theme of the CoreNet APAC summit in March, and incorporated a live chalkboard artist who captured insights and details of our speaking sessions. We also had copies of The Occupier Edge, where attendees could grab an exclusive copy ahead of the official launch.

The first day kicked off with Ed Neild, Head of Portfolio Solutions, GOS, taking to the stage for the opening session and introducing our live polling survey which this year focused on the impact driverless vehicles will have on corporations. Following the first full day of sessions, delegates headed to Kidzania for the CoreNet drinks reception where guests had the opportunity to fulfil their childhood dreams as fireman, radio hosts, nurses, and much more. After this, Cushman & Wakefield hosted a cocktail reception.

We had 36 global delegates in attendance who participated in the various CoreNet sessions around the theme of ‘Blurring the lines – transcending boundaries’ of which Cushman & Wakefield were speaking in seven of the sessions, from ‘The Cheetah Generation’ to Gamification details can be found here.

The second and final day, Liliana Stoianova, Associate in GOS, took to the stage for the closing session where as well as highlighting the key findings from the 150 respondents of the survey, announced the winner of our GoPro chosen at random. Initial findings suggested that the time saved during the commute through autonomous vehicles will be used to work, with more than 40% of respondents agreeing. These findings will be combined with the APAC and U.S. summits to produce a report released next year.