I’ve just experienced my first 24 hours at the 2013 CoreNet Global Summit at the amazing Grand Hyatt in Shanghai. Last night the event kicked off with an opening ceremony and the well attended and thoroughly enjoyable Jones Lang LaSalle client event.
This morning’s key note speaker embodied China’s pride at hosting this event for the first time with a very well informed take on the world’s second largest economy. My first breakout session was about the relationship between suppliers and end-users in CRE – there were some very insightful thoughts on what a true client-vendor partnership should look like. At lunch, John Forrest hosted the Peer to Peer Roundtable Luncheon; I was the facilitator on my table, discussing Getting Stakeholders’ Buy-In in a Difficult Environment. We decided that having support and leadership from the C-suite is critical to ensuring buy-in within the entire organisation.
I’m looking forward to the next 24 hours, including of course the Networking Dinner tonight … with 500+ attendees, I’ll make sure I take plenty of business cards!