- With over 184,000 attendees from 160 countries, ADIPEC 2023 was the most commercially successful edition to date
- Several deals directly advance global decarbonisation goals through innovative clean technology solutions and collaborative projects
- The event delivered over US$350 million in economic benefits for the UAE economy in hospitality, tourism, and travel-related business
- ADIPEC 2023 brought together over 2,200 exhibiting companies and 16,500 delegates under the theme of ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together.’
ABU DHABI, UAE, Nov. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ADIPEC 2023 was the most commercially successful edition in the event’s nearly 40-year history, generating US$8.8 billion in business for the global energy industry, as well as delivering over US$350 million in event-related business to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) economy.
ADIPEC 2023, which took place in Abu Dhabi from 2-5 October, under the theme of Decarbonising. Faster. Together., convened global energy leaders and leading voices from across the energy ecosystem to accelerate urgent, collective action and game-changing solutions to decarbonise quicker and future-proof the energy system.
The US$600 million increase in commercial deals, up from the US$8.2bn figure recorded in 2022, reinforces the event as a leading global platform for the energy industry to come together, do business and push the global energy transition agenda forward, towards a cleaner, more secure and sustainable future.
During ADIPEC, ADNOC announced its investment in the Hail and Ghasha offshore development project that aims to operate with net zero carbon dioxide emissions, a first globally. The company also announced the Habshan carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) project, in Abu Dhabi, which will be among the largest carbon capture projects in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Occidental subsidiary, 1PointFive, and ADNOC also signed an agreement to explore the feasibility of a 1 million tonne-per-year direct air capture (DAC) facility in the UAE. In addition, a milestone electric-liquefaction train system was awarded for ADNOC’s Ruwais LNG export terminal, supporting the plant’s clean power processes as one of the lowest carbon intensity LNG facilities in the world.
Meanwhile, OMV and Wood signed an agreement for the commercial licensing of OMV’s ReOil technology, which converts end-of-life plastic waste into pyrolysis oil, a valuable renewable energy resource that replaces conventional fuels while enhancing the circularity of plastics.
Discussing the impact of this year’s event, Tayba Al Hashemi, Chair of ADIPEC 2023 and CEO of ADNOC Offshore, said: “ADIPEC continues to play a critical role in the global energy transition, assembling a broad range of key policymakers and CEOs for extensive and impactful discussions on the future of our global energy system and facilitating meaningful partnerships and deals.
“With the most comprehensive agenda in its nearly 40-year history, ADIPEC 2023 shed new light on the industry’s priorities, focusing on the pressing need to decarbonise across the entire value chain. The event stimulated new thinking and ideas on a diverse set of issues, including the creation of circular economies and innovative methods for achieving carbon neutrality in hard-to-abate sectors and re-energised the industry-wide commitment to creating a truly sustainable energy system.”
As well as being a catalyst for multiple industry deals, ADIPEC 2023 also drove activity across the UAE’s economy, generating over US$350 million worth of economic benefits for the local economy, particularly in the hospitality, tourism, and transport sectors.
In support of the UAE’s goal to diversify its economy, Ahmed Al Zaabi, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, announced Abu Dhabi would provide 100 investment opportunities with a combined market size of Dh123.3 billion (US$33.5 billion) by 2027 under the ‘Abu Dhabi Channel Partners’ initiative.
Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events, organisers of ADIPEC 2023, said: “ADIPEC 2023 engaged directly with the new priorities of the energy market, bringing together key stakeholders to collaborate around decarbonisation solutions and the development of a secure, profitable and sustainable energy future.
“These efforts not only set the tone for the entire energy industry and its adjacent sectors but also led to significant benefits for both the global and local economy, once more highlighting the central role of cross-sector partnerships and consistent investment in delivering a just, clean and effective energy transition. As we look ahead to 2024, ADIPEC will build upon this year’s success and drive positive change across the energy sector.“
ADIPEC 2023 grew significantly in size and reach, welcoming record participation from NGOs – including Ipieca, Environmental Defense Fund, the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Forum (IEF) – as well as diverse voices from energy-adjacent industries including aviation and other heavy industries, finance and technology.
The event also attracted a record-breaking 184,000-plus attendees from 160 countries and over 2,200 exhibiting companies. The conference programme delivered over 350 sessions, featuring the insights of more than 1,600 speakers – including more than 40 government ministers and 220 C-suite global energy executives – who convened to forge paths to decarbonisation through action-oriented and strategic dialogues.
In the lead up to COP28 in the UAE, ADIPEC 2023 helped set the agenda for the energy industry’s push to decarbonisation and the global energy transition by tackling the core challenges of the energy transition – climate technology, investment, energy security and affordability – and helping align the global energy industry’s efforts to lower emissions while maintaining economic growth.
ADIPEC 2024 will take place in Abu Dhabi on 11-14 November 2024 with a mission to continue to support the global energy transition and collective decarbonisation.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and hosted by ADNOC, ADIPEC took place in Abu Dhabi on October 2-5, 2023, under the theme of ‘Decarbonising. Faster. Together.’ ADIPEC 2024 is set to take place in Abu Dhabi on 11-14 November 2024 where it will continue to address global challenges on the road to net zero.
Built on a nearly 40-year legacy of innovation and evolution, ADIPEC brings together the ideas, ambition, technology and capital needed to decarbonise and create the energy system of the future, faster. It unites key stakeholders from across the energy value chain to accelerate urgent, collective and responsible action, produce credible, game-changing solutions, and foster the transformational progress needed to create an inclusive, future-proof energy system.
Across 350 unique sessions comprising strategic and technical conferences, ADIPEC 2023 welcomed more than 1,600 speakers – including government ministers, CEOs, policymakers, energy experts and innovators – to rally industries, sectors and individuals around a common cause, encouraging collaboration and the action required to advance the world’s decarbonisation goals.
As the UAE prepares to welcome global leaders to COP28 in November 2023, ADIPEC helped drive critical conversations that complement the nation’s goal of delivering a COP of collaborative action, while driving investment into the clean energies of the future.
For more information visit: www.adipec.com
ADNOC is a leading diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADNOC’s objective is to maximise the value of the Emirate’s vast hydrocarbon reserves through responsible and sustainable exploration and production to support the United Arab Emirates’ economic growth and diversification. To find out more, visit: www.adnoc.ae
New Platform Integrates With All Phacoemulsification Systems,
Saves Time and Space in the OR
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Centricity Vision Inc., a global ophthalmic technology company, announced today the commercial launch of its ZEPTOLink IOL Positioning System™ at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, November 3-6 in San Francisco. The new platform seamlessly integrates the clinically proven ZEPTO precision pulse capsulotomy technology with any phacoemulsification (phaco) system to streamline cataract surgery.
ZEPTO is the first and only device that creates an instantaneous capsulotomy with consistent, 360-degree intraocular lens (IOL) overlap for optimal lens positioning and improved outcomes. Now with the phaco integration, ZEPTOLink is the next evolution helping to drive the future of automated refractive cataract surgery.
As part of a controlled market introduction to 12 existing and new users, more than 500 ZEPTOLink procedures have been performed over the past few months, with surgeons reporting greater speed and workflow efficiency with ZEPTOLink.
“The initial response to ZEPTOLink has been extremely positive. Surgeons like having complete control of the procedure via the phaco foot pedal, which is intuitive for them and resulted in a very time-efficient procedure,” said Centricity Vision President and CEO Rob Thornhill.
ZEPTOLink utilizes suction and irrigation provided by the phaco system and enables surgeons to fully control the ZEPTO handpiece, which provides applanation, suction, energy delivery, and capsule release via the phaco foot pedal. Key features include:
- Seamless integration with any phacoemulsification system
- Small, ergonomic console design with user-friendly touchscreen display
- Efficient setup and priming of the ZEPTOLink handpiece by a single person, all within the sterile field
- Clinically proven ZEPTO technology for precise, consistent, and centered capsulotomies with 360-degree IOL overlap
“Having complete control of the ZEPTOLink procedure with the phaco foot pedal is a game-changer for me,” said Tomy Starck, MD, a long-time ZEPTO user. “With ZEPTOLink, I can meet the demands of a high-volume cataract surgery practice without the high cost and workflow interruption of laser.”
“My goal is to deliver optimal outcomes for my patients while maximizing surgical efficiency. ZEPTOLink is fast, accurate, and consistent, allowing me to provide outstanding results for my premium IOL patients. It has fit seamlessly into our practice alongside our femto platform,” said David Stephens, MD.
Following AAO, Centricity Vision will upgrade existing users of the prior ZEPTO system to ZEPTOLink while also onboarding new accounts.
Precision Pulse Capsulotomy
Creating a well-formed, centered capsulotomy is among the most difficult steps of cataract surgery, and it is essential for effective IOL positioning and stability. By applying 12 micro-pulses of energy in just 4 milliseconds, ZEPTOLink enables surgeons to center the capsulotomy with 360-degree IOL overlap on the patient’s visual axis for improved outcomes.1-4 ZEPTO’s precision pulse capsulotomy (PPC) also preserves the endothelial cells of the cornea as well as continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC or manual capsulorhexis) in cataract surgery.5
About the ZEPTO IOL Positioning System
Designed to enhance the precision and efficiency of cataract surgery, the ZEPTO IOL Positioning System™ is the first and only device that creates an instantaneous capsulotomy for precise, 360-degree IOL overlap and improved outcomes. ZEPTOLink is the next evolution of the technology and is ideal for premium IOLs and complex cases that require enhanced precision. The technology also provides significant cost and time savings with easy workflow integration and increased efficiency per case.
About Centricity Vision Inc.
Based in Carlsbad, California, Centricity Vision is a global ophthalmic technology company and developer of the U.S. and internationally approved ZEPTO IOL Positioning System™. Centricity Vision’s expert team is dedicated to providing advanced surgical solutions to improve long-term visual outcomes and deliver the best vision care to patients. For more information, visit Zeptozone.com, or follow Centricity Vision on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X.
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- Vital MC, Jong KY, Trinh CE, Starck T, Sretavan D. Endothelial cell loss following cataract surgery using continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis or precision pulse capsulotomy. Clin Ophthalmol. 2023 Jun 16;17:1701-1708. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S411454. PMID: 37346471; PMCID: PMC10281278.
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DUBAI, UAE, Oct. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — OKX, a leading global Web3 technology company and crypto exchange, today announced that its Global Chief Commercial Officer, Lennix Lai, will participate in an executive panel discussion on the topic of ‘What Web3.0 can offer to financial services’ at the SuperBridge Summit, a conference connecting business leaders to explore new markets, partnerships and global opportunities. The event will be held on 16-17 October at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
The executive panel discussion featuring Lennix and moderated by FT Chinese Editor in Chief Wang Feng will take place on October 17, from 12:10pm to 12:50pm (UTC+4). Other panelists include DIFC Innovation Hub Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Alblooshi and Cocafe Founder & CEO Shi Lan. The panel will focus on the benefits and opportunities that Web3 technology can offer the financial services industry, with a specific focus on financial inclusion, cross-border payments and product innovation.
OKX Global Chief Commercial Officer Lennix Lai said: “The SuperBridge Summit provides a valuable platform for business leaders to explore the potential of emerging technologies like Web3 to revolutionize business processes, products and user experience across various industries. In joining the SuperBridge Summit, we aim to tap into the collective wisdom of industry leaders and explore the transformative potential of Web3 across different sectors, including financial services.”
OKX also recently served as the Title Sponsor and Premium Partner of Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit, which took place on October 4-5 at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Center. On the first day of the conference, Lennix presented a keynote on ‘Navigating the Bear Market.’ He also joined a panel discussion on ‘Web3 and the Metaverse – Building Decentralized Digital Realities’ on October 5, alongside Accenture Web3 Lead Brett Hornung and Areon Network Chief Marketing Officer Deniz Perçin.
The SuperBridge Summit, organized by SuperBridge Council in partnership with Kaoun International (a subsidiary of Dubai World Trade Centre), is expected to bring together over 500 business, policy and cultural leaders from over 20 countries to discuss common challenges, explore opportunities for collaboration and discover investment prospects across a wide range of sectors. SuperBridge Council is a global organization consisting of a group of renowned business entrepreneurs, social and cultural leaders from around the world.
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The OKX Wallet is the platform’s latest offering for people looking to explore the world of NFTs and the metaverse while trading GameFi and DeFi tokens. OKX is committed to transparency and security and publishes its Proof of Reserves on a monthly basis.
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The Conference Program will feature over 150 industry leaders who will share information and insight on critical industry topics, including the use of AI, drone delivery, airspace development, regulatory developments, industry-specific challenges, and more. Representatives from leading companies and organizations will present and participate in panel discussions, including drone experts from Amazon, DJI, Duke Energy, Federal Aviation Administration, Elroy Air, Florida Power & Light, John Deere, Department of Homeland Security, Merlin Labs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Percepto, Southern Company, US Department of Transportation, Walmart, Wing, Zipline and more.
Keynote panels will delve into what success with drone technology looks like when drone innovators, regulators, and end-users share their expertise and vision. Keynotes will provide insight into FAA regulation and ROI, while outlining developments in AI that will have a profound impact on the entire drone industry. Keynote panelists represent organizations including FAA, Percepto, Merlin Labs, Skydio, NOAA, Drone Industry Insights, Commercial Drone Alliance, and Cambridge Consultants.
The Advanced Airspace Summit, a new programming addition, will address some of the main issues around bridging the gap between crewed and uncrewed aviation, including cultivating public trust and establishing regulatory and operational frameworks.
The expanded exhibit hall will feature over 200 industry-leading solutions providers, allowing attendees to compare and qualify hundreds of solutions, engage with technical leads and current users, and find the right tools to align with unique needs and applications.
Additional education to expand drone knowledge will be available, including add-on workshops, a two-day DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit, and Exhibit Hall Theater programming, featuring compelling presentations and panel discussions about drone pilot opportunities and operations, the trailblazing women shaping the drone revolution, and the realities of implementing a drone program.
Live Outdoor Flying Demonstrations will provide the opportunity to compare systems in real-world scenarios. Drone experts will be on-hand to narrate live scenarios and field questions from the audience.
More than 300 associations and media have signed on as event supporters, recognizing Commercial UAV Expo as the premier event for anyone in the drone industry integrating and operating commercial UAS – Registration is still open – secure your spot today!
About Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo, presented by Commercial UAV News, is an international conference and expo exclusively focused on commercial UAS integration and operation covering industries including Construction; Drone Delivery; Energy & Utilities; Forestry & Agriculture; Infrastructure & Transportation; Mining & Aggregates; Public Safety & Emergency Services; Security; and Surveying & Mapping. It takes place September 5-7, 2023, at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas NV. For more information, visit https://www.expouav.com/.
Commercial UAV Expo is produced by Diversified Communications’ technology portfolio which also includes Commercial UAV News; Geo Week, Geo Week Newsletter, 3D Technology Newsletter, AEC Innovations Newsletter, Geo Business (UK) and Digital Construction Week (UK).
For more information about exhibiting at the Commercial UAV Expo, visit the exhibitor information page or contact Kat McDonald, Sales Manager, at [email protected] or +1.207-842-5646 or Dominique, Caron, Sales Representative, at [email protected] or + (207) 842-5404. For attending information, visit https://www.expouav.com/ or email [email protected].
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600+ attendees, 70+ expert speakers and several Fortune 500 partners from JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, PGIM Real Estate and Starbucks are on board
NEW YORK , July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Diversity in Commercial Real Estate (DCRE), the nation’s leading conference for diverse professionals and entrepreneurs in commercial real estate, hosts its 5th annual conference from Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2023. Attendees will participate in four immersive days of dealmaking, keynotes, masterclasses, panels, recruiting and networking at Columbia University.
Adeola Adejobi, founder and CEO of DCRE, powered by Avant-Garde Network, is pleased to welcome the ongoing influx of partner sponsors, record-breaking in number and stature, including Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, PGIM Real Estate, Goldman Sachs, Marcus & Millichap, Greystone, NYU, Cushman & Wakefield, Community Preservation Corporation, KeyBank, NAI Global, CREA, Genworth, TruFund, Columbia University’s Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and more.
“This conference is about empowering diverse emerging developers and advancing recruitment, retention and impact,” says Adejobi. “For the past five years, DCRE has built a powerful network on a national level that is changing the landscape in the commercial real estate industry. Our conference fosters partnerships, inspires deals, propels projects, and helps professionals access capital and career opportunities. As our reach continually grows each year, so does our impact as we yield significantly improved results.”
Key industry leaders participating in this year’s conference include: Dawanna Williams, Dabar Development Partners; Dr. Gina Merritt, Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, LLC, Lionel Lynch, JPMorgan Chase; James Simmons, Ashland Capital Partners; Stacy Milam, Marcus & Millichap; Gina Nisbeth, 9th and Clinton and Open Access; Jillian Joseph, Nuveen; Ola Oyinsan Hixon, PGIM Real Estate, Bakari A. Adams, Starwood Capital Group; Tiara Henderson, Wells Fargo; Karim Hutson, Genesis Companies; Marea Parker, Genworth; Congresswoman Joyce Beatty;
ABOUT DIVERSITY IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE:
Diversity in Commercial Real Estate (DCRE) hosts the leading and largest conference in the U.S. that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion in CRE. The national DCRE community includes 4,000+ professionals, entrepreneurs and developers. Annually, DCRE facilitates masterclasses, training, workshops, networking, real estate tours and career opportunities supported by corporate partners committed to closing racial equity gaps in commercial real estate.
ABOUT AVANT-GARDE NETWORK (AGN):
Avant-Garde Network is a leading social enterprise company focused on creating Black executives and entrepreneurs. AGN provides top insights on business opportunities, emerging business developments and connects the 25,000+ network to industry leaders and career opportunities.
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Advanced, diversified, and personalized commercial and professional display solutions set to accelerate the industry
ORLANDO, Fla., June 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — TCL CSOT, a renowned industry player developing advanced, innovative display technologies, showcased its latest revolutionary commercial display and professional display technologies at InfoComm 2023, taking place from June 10 to June 16 in Orlando, Florida. TCL CSOT’s diverse product lineup includes commercial displays and professional displays tailored for various different industries, including transportation, retail, corporate, medical, and finance.
“We are thrilled to unveil our latest commercial display and professional display innovations at InfoComm 2023 for users across industries,” said Ruby Liu, Vice General Manager of TCL CSOT TV&CID SBU. “As we continue to build a healthy, sustainable, and connected future through advanced technology, innovation, industry collaboration, and sustainable development shall remain TCL CSOT’s top priorities in accelerating the growth and development of commercial display and professional display technologies.”
At the event, TCL CSOT showcased its uniquely personalized technologies and products, providing high definition, color gamut, brightness, and reliability to meet the diverse application needs of users. Among the five core exhibits of TCL CSOT at InfoComm 2023 were the following:
- Bringing the 21:9 ultra-wide ratio into reality, the 105″ 5K Interactive Whiteboard comes with an ultra-high resolution of 5120×2160 as supported by TCL CSOT’s HVA technology to deliver top picture quality and contrast ratio. Equipped with a curved design and touch function, it can operate stably for 7 x 16 hours, making it a perfect solution for conference, education, and any application scenarios that require an ultra-wide display.
- The 25.3″ E-Paper Digital Signage is TCL CSOT’s high-quality electronic display solution that utilizes the E-Ink color electronic paper ultra-clear display technology to achieve 60,000 kinds of full-color domain screen display. Its 25.3-inch 16:9 paper-like display screen employs a new color e-paper drive waveform architecture to enhance color contrast, resulting in more vivid and three-dimensional imaging with wide viewing angles of over 178°. The signage has a bistable, zero-power design, low power consumption, and is sunlight readable with no backlight for eye protection. It is ideal for indoor commercial billboards, such as in retail malls and restaurants, as well as public transportation areas, including subways and airports.
- Equipped with FHD resolution and wide viewing angle display technology, TCL CSOT’s 27″ HFS FHD Moving Display is a high-quality mobile screen that supports both horizontal and vertical placement. The display supports continuous use for 7 x 24 hours, while the original Touch-MOD panel has an inbuilt touch function, making the display highly suitable for self-service terminals, intelligent desktops, and smart home applications.
- The 55″ 4K Outdoor High Brightness Display is designed to withstand harsh outdoor environments and direct sunlight, offering a long lifespan and supporting 24 hours of uninterrupted operation. With high-stability TFT devices and GOA circuits, it can operate in intense light and high-temperature environments. With a high penetration specification of Tr%=6.0% and a maximum 4000nit module in brightness, it is suitable for various outdoor scenarios, such as commercial, public transport, and signs. Moreover, it utilizes wide-temperature liquid crystal with an integrated design optimized for process and material.
- Catering to the emerging needs in medical scenarios, the 21.3″ Color Medical In-Cell Touch Display has a 2640RGB × 1980 resolution, 10-bit color depth, 1000000:1 contrast, and a maximum luminance of 1000 cd/m², providing excellent color and grayscale images that enable physicians to distinguish minor details for accurate diagnosis. Integrated with the In-Cell Touch function, physicians can pan and zoom quickly, increasing control speed and processing images more smoothly. The display also comes with an anti-reflection cover glass, reducing surface reflection and enhancing image quality for comfortable viewing with less eyestrain.
TCL CSOT’s showcase at InfoComm 2023 demonstrated its commitment to providing higher quality, diversified, and personalized display experiences with the latest innovative commercial display and professional display technologies for various applications and industries. Guided by cutting-edge innovation, leading industry collaboration, and an emphasis on sustainable development, TCL CSOT aims to facilitate a healthy, sustainable and connected future with advanced technology.
TCL CSOT (TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology), established in 2009, is a company committed to developing new technologies and innovations in the display industry. TCL CSOT focuses on promoting the development of next-generation display technologies such as Mini LED, Micro LED, OLED, and ink-jet printing OLED to embrace the future technology trend. The company business includes large area displays, small medium displays, touch modules, interactive whiteboards, video walls, automotive displays, and gaming monitors. In the future, TCL CSOT will keep devoting itself to technology innovation and providing high-end products for customers and building a vibrant display industry ecosystem.
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NEW YORK, April 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial Observer, the premier media and information services platform connecting and informing commercial real estate leaders, and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), New York City’s leading real estate trade association, partnered to host the 3rd Annual Future of New York Forum, the real estate industry’s definitive state of the union event led by more than 25 of the City’s most influential public and private sector leaders.
The forum, which sold out to a room of prominent, c-suite business leaders, was held at Tishman Speyer’s Spiral Building in Hudson Yards to underscore the event’s theme of supporting the innovative and world-class destinations that New York City is famous for. After opening with keynote remarks from New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development, Maria Torres-Springer, the event delved into several forward-thinking discussions around public-private strategies and proposed solutions for New York City safety, enhancement of New York’s Central Business Districts, the housing shortage, office stock and occupancy rates, and attracting high-growth industries and diverse talent.
Observer Media CEO James R. Freiman stated that “Commercial Observer was thrilled to host the event in partnership with REBNY, one of the most respected and influential organizations in the industry, at such a critical time.” Freiman added that “we headed into 2023 with a looming recession and have been continuously met with unforeseen market turbulence since. As we heard from the speakers who are industry leaders in real estate, the focus is to continuously be creative in certain and uncertain times as we charge forward on a clear path that showcases New York’s public and private leaders who are behind the scenes leveraging their ingenuity to strengthen the City’s reputation as an inimitable hub for global innovation.”
“As New York faces significant challenges on the path to full recovery, the real estate industry continues to play a vital role in the City’s economic future,” said REBNY President James Whelan. “Industry leaders know that creative solutions to the City’s challenges will come through public and private sector collaboration on policies to advance our shared goals. It was a pleasure to partner with the Commercial Observer on another successful event that helped to further elevate these important discussions.”
THE FUTURE OF NY FORUM SHOWCASED THE “WE LOVE NYC” CAMPAIGN TO MOBILIZE CIVIC ACTION IN SUPPORTING THE CITY’S POST-PANDEMIC RESURGENCE
Just a week prior to the Forum, the private sector joined forces with city, state, and community and labor leaders to introduce “We Love NYC” – a two-year civic action campaign launched by Mayor Adams, Governor Hochul and the Partnership for NYC. The campaign, aimed at mobilizing New Yorkers to participate in the City’s post-pandemic recovery, including park cleanups, shopping local, and beautification projects, has been making headlines since.
Speaking during the opening session of the Future of New York Forum, Kathryn Wylde, CEO of the Partnership for NYC stated that “it’s important we don’t lose sight of what makes New York the greatest city in the world – New Yorkers.” Adding that “this civic-inspired campaign will allow New Yorkers to play an active role in enhancing the iconic traits of New York City that they love most. We’re calling for a city-wide movement for civic engagement at a scale that New York has never seen before, and we’re looking forward to celebrating the grit and dedication of the ‘doers’ who are making a real and long-lasting impact.”
New Yorkers interested in participating in the campaign can find opportunities at welovenyc.nyc.
THE FUTURE OF NEW YORK FORUM’S SPEAKERS LINEUP INCLUDED SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT NAMES IN REAL ESTATE & PUBLIC OFFICE
The event delivered on a diverse range of topics that were covered by a who’s who lineup of public and private speakers that included:
- Maria Torres-Springer, Deputy Mayor for Economic & Workforce Development, The City of New York
- Sandhya Espitia, COO, The Real Estate Board of New York
- Chris Shehadeh, Senior Managing Director, Regional Director – New York, Tishman Speyer
- Jonathan Mechanic, Chair Real Estate Department, Fried Frank
- Kathryn Wylde: President and CEO, Partnership for New York City
- Scott Rechler: Chairman & CEO, RXR
- Bruce Mosler: Chairman of Global Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield
- Paul “Tad” O’Connor: Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Litigation Practice, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
- James Nelson: Principal, Head of Tri-State Investment Sales, Avison Young
- Andrew Kimball: President and CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation
- Kurt Stuart: Managing Director, Commercial Term Lending Northeast, JPMorgan Chase
- Zachary Steinberg: Senior Vice President of Policy, REBNY
- EB Kelly: Senior Managing Director: Tishman Speyer
- Max Gross, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Observer
- David Falk– President New York Tri-State Region, Newmark
- Joseph Brancato, Chairman, Gensler
- Michael Zetlin: Senior Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
- Susi Yu, Principal & Head of Development, MAG Partners
- David Walsh: Managing Director, Community Development Real Estate East, JPMorgan Chase
- Travis Terry: President, Capalino
- Meyer Mintz: Tax Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC / Berdon Advisors LLC
- Melva M. Miller: CEO, Association for a Better New York
- Jason Alderman: Senior Managing Director, City Head of New York, Hines
- Ken Fisher: CO-Managing Partner, Fisher Brothers
- Lenny Beaudoin, Global Head of workplace Strategy, CBRE
Program partners also included Host Sponsor, Tishman Speyer; Presenting Sponsor, JPMorgan Chase; and Breakfast Sponsor, SHVO.
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The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is the City’s leading real estate trade association. Founded in 1896, REBNY represents commercial, residential, and institutional property owners, builders, managers, investors, brokers, and salespeople; banks, financial service companies, utilities, attorneys, architects, and contractors; corporations, co-partnerships, and individuals professionally interested in New York City real estate. REBNY conducts research on various civic matters including tax policy, city planning and zoning, rental conditions, land use policy, building codes, and other city, state, and federal legislation. REBNY regularly publishes market data, policy reports, and broker surveys. In addition, REBNY provides for its members: informational, technical, and technological resources; networking and charitable service opportunities; qualifying and continuing education courses; professional education programs, seminars, and designations; career-changing awards; legal advice; and a wide range of additional member benefits. For more information, please visit www.rebny.com.
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NTEA’s advanced fuels and vehicle technology conference is part of Work Truck Week 2023
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Electric vehicles are more than the “hot new thing.” For many businesses and government agencies, they can be an important part of increasing sustainability, productivity and efficiency. Green Truck Summit, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 7 as part of Work Truck Week® 2023, offers insights and guidance from industry professionals on important considerations like how to specify, upfit, finance, maintain and charge EVs, as well as updates on upcoming emissions regulations and other green options like anti-idling solutions and more-efficient diesel technology.
Work Truck Week, North America’s largest work truck event, is held at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 7–10, 2023. It encompasses Green Truck Summit, The Work Truck Show®, Ride & Drive, and more. Green Truck Summit takes place at JW Marriott Indianapolis, adjacent to Indiana Convention Center, on March 7. Work Truck Week educational sessions run March 7–9 and Work Truck Show exhibits are open March 8–10. Ride & Drive, which lets attendees experience commercial vehicles featuring the latest advanced fuels and technologies, is available March 8–9. Register at worktruckweek.com.
Jennifer Rumsey, president and chief executive officer of Cummins Inc., will deliver the Green Truck Summit keynote address. Her presentation will be followed by a full slate of sessions addressing the evolution of the commercial vehicle landscape as the shift toward zero emissions accelerates. John Davis, creator, host and executive producer of MotorWeek, returns as event emcee.
Two general sessions in the morning cover advances in battery technology and insights on electric vehicle deployment, challenges and factors that will affect EV adoption. After lunch, attendees can choose from three sets of breakout sessions in the afternoon. Topics include:
- Government initiatives on advanced vehicle infrastructure
- Vehicle idle reduction technology options
- Potential industry impacts of upcoming vehicle emissions regulations
- Future diesel engine technologies
- Tips for leveraging electric vehicle grants and programs
- Green product updates
- The basics of EV specifications
- Developing a charging infrastructure plan
- Maintaining an electric fleet.
New this year, all Green Truck Summit attendees will come back together for Bringing it Home – Green Truck Association Closing Session at 3:30 p.m. During this wrap-up, current and past leaders of NTEA’s Green Truck Association will serve as the “voice of reason,” highlighting key elements of the day’s sessions and discussing issues affecting the work truck industry.
“Green Truck Association members are on the front lines of the electric vehicle revolution every day,” says Kevin Koester, NTEA managing director. “We’re asking them to help attendees process everything they heard throughout the day and provide a clear-eyed assessment of what’s real right now.”
The event concludes with a reception from 4–5 p.m. Lunch and the reception are included in the Green Truck Summit Conference Package.
In addition to a full day of intensive programs from industry experts, government representatives, fleets and vehicle equipment manufacturers, registration for Green Truck Summit offers access to the Work Truck Show exhibit hall, Ride & Drive, concurrent educational sessions, lunch on March 8–9 and on-demand educational materials after Work Truck Week 2023.
Work Truck Week is produced by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, a 501(c)(6) organization representing more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories.
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PropTech firm showcases MRI Agora and new AI-first solutions at Ascend users conference
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MRI Software, a global leader in real estate solutions, presented its vision for the next generation of its open and connected technology platform, MRI Agora™, at the Ascend users conference in New Orleans on October 23-26. The MRI Agora platform will enable real estate businesses to make better decisions through connected data, automate mundane tasks, and differentiate through technology.
“The new platform is the next generation in the open and connected journey that MRI pioneered years ago for real estate technology,” said Saurabh Abhyankar, Chief Product Officer of MRI Software. “Developed with an AI-first approach, the MRI Agora platform brings a brand-new real estate data platform, engaging user experiences, and connected services.”
In recent years, the real estate sector has accelerated adoption of PropTech solutions, resulting in improvements in operational efficiency, automation, and scalability. Likewise, continued private investment and growth in the industry has significantly increased the number of software applications available. According to Statista, organizations used 110 SaaS applications on average in 2021, up from eight in 2015.
“Every industry eventually matures from using multiple disconnected point solutions to a go-to platform of choice,” continued Abhyankar. “The OS wars ended with MacOS and Windows, the CRM wars ended with Salesforce.com, and the cloud wars ended with Azure and AWS. It’s time for the entire PropTech industry to adopt a platform that is smart, open, and hyper-connected – where technology from any provider, including MRI, our partners, third parties, and even our competitors – can connect together to enable innovation.”
At Ascend, MRI unveiled a number of breakthrough products it will be introducing, including advanced multi-source data analytics platform MRI Agora Insights, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven MRI Forms Intelligence and MRI Chat, and new, more intuitive residential and commercial portals.
The Platform that Powers PropTech™
The MRI Agora platform will offer unprecedented visibility by unifying data from multiple applications and sources across the PropTech ecosystem, ultimately allowing users to perform tasks and access information through a single experience.
MRI demonstrated the following new products at Ascend:
- MRI Agora Insights is a new real estate data platform that allows for advanced analytics across MRI and non-MRI data sources. It can bring together structured and non-structured data, IoT data, and APIs to provide the broad insights needed in today’s competitive landscape. Additionally, for the first time in the industry, the MRI Agora Insights Anywhere analytics offering will deliver insights from any of these sources directly into the applications users use every day. Together, these provide a new benchmark for actionable insights in real estate.
- MRI Forms Intelligence leverages AI to help businesses become more efficient by quickly reading scanned and digital documents such as tax forms and certificates, reducing manual forms processing and data errors.
- MRI Chat enables multifamily teams to accelerate the leasing process through a smart communications platform that uses AI with natural language processing to intelligently answer questions, engage more leads, and qualify more prospects.
- New residential and commercial portals will provide an intuitive experience for multifamily and commercial tenants, offering self-service capabilities that reduce the operational burden on property managers and help landlords drive occupancy in a highly competitive environment.
The MRI Ascend Users Conference for EMEA will take place on December 7 in London. Clients can register for the event here: https://mriusersconference.com/
About MRI Software
MRI Software is a leading provider of real estate software solutions that transform the way communities live, work and play. MRI’s open and connected, AI-first platform empowers owners, operators and occupiers in commercial and residential property organizations to innovate in rapidly changing markets. MRI has been a trailblazer in the PropTech industry for over five decades, serving more than two million users worldwide. Through innovative solutions and a rich partner ecosystem, MRI gives real estate companies the freedom to realize their vision of building thriving communities and stronger businesses. For more information, please visit www.mrisoftware.com/.
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