At the Cornell International Summit: Real Estate and the Built Environment, industry leaders and academics will discuss innovation and growth in China's commercial real estate market.
The summit will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and is co-presented by the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, and Center for Real Estate and Finance.
The keynote panel at the summit will be "The Shanghai Tower: Bringing China’s Tallest Building to Reality," featuring the following panelists:
• Art Gensler, founder and chairman of Gensler, designer of Shanghai Tower
• Michael Johnson, dean of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
• Kent Kleinman, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
• Lee Pillsbury, founder, co-chairman, and CEO of Thayer Lodging Group, which was appointed by Shanghai Tower Group to manage (in partnership with Jin Jiang Hotels) Shanghai Tower J-Hotel, the world’s highest luxury hotel
"China is the emergent market in global real estate, and our panelists are leaders in this arena," said Michael D. Johnson, dean and E. M. Statler Professor at the School of Hotel Administration. "As the epicenter of China’s rapid development, Shanghai is the perfect backdrop for the Cornell International Summit."
Registration will open soon. For more information about the summit, visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/industry/events/cihs.html.
The summit is being held in collaboration with the Cornell Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference, and the Cornell Hotel Society Asia Pacific Regional Meeting. HUBS1, Jin Jiang Hotels, and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund are title sponsors of the event. InterContinental Hotels Group is diamond sponsor. Other corporate sponsors are IDeaS, A SAS Company; PhoCusWright, Inc.; and USA TODAY.
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