Week of September 16, 2002
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IAMC Forum's Session,
Workshop Speakers Highlight
Strong Learning Program
ATLANTA The fast-growing Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC at www.IAMC.org) has assembled an outstanding lineup of speakers for the association's inaugural Professional Forum on Oct. 27-30 at the Westin Harbor Resort and Spa (www.westinsavannah.com) in Savannah, Ga. The strong array of presenters on tap for the Forum's General Sessions and Contributors' Workshops will provide attendees with a strong, varied learning experience, IAMC officials said.
Only formally founded in July, the Atlanta-based organization is already hitting triple digits in its membership ranks. Savannah Forum speakers will emphasize first-hand experiences, association leaders explained, extending IAMC's distinct real estate niche, with its sharp focus on executive-level managers in the industrial and manufacturing sectors who have corporate real estate and asset management responsibilities.
Toyota's Sanford Smith Tapped
Smith, who is an IAMC member, will offer an in-depth look at Toyota's "Process Green." The automaker's internal program has successfully encouraged employees to find ways in which the company can strengthen its environmental responsibilities while still remaining solidly profitable. Toyota was one of only seven companies that won a 2001 Green Power Leadership Award, presented by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Monday Workshops: Environment, Facility
The 2:00 p.m. session will follow up on Smith's presentation, focusing on the complex environmental issues facing businesses today and how they affect corporate real estate decisions. The speaker will be confirmed next week, IAMC officials said. Following in the workshop lineup will be Jim Bruce, president of Norcross, Ga.-based BFBC and former head of the Atlanta office of Fluor Global Location Strategies. Bruce will lead a discussion at 2:45 on "Industrial Site Selection and Facility Planning in an Era of New Economic Realities."
IAMC board member Charles McSwain of Jacksonville, Fla.-based CSX Realty Development will spearhead the 3:30 session on "Integrated Logistics Centers."
Greg Smith, the featured speaker at Monday's luncheon session, returns at 4:15 for an encore presentation on his firm, Chart Your Own Course International. Smith has been quoted in Business Week, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and President and CEO.
United Flight 93 Widow Will
Given the events of the last year, the awards presentation promises to be a most fitting and poignant moment at IAMC's 2002 Forum.
Tuesday Workshops Focus on Business EconomicsIn a perfect segue from Ms. Burnett, IAMC board member Jack Logue of Argonne National Laboratory will lead off the Contributors' Workshops for Tuesday, Oct. 29th with a 2:00 p.m. session on "Post-9/11 Real Estate, Technology and Security."
Jeff Thredgold, the featured luncheon speaker on Tuesday, will give a follow-up presentation on "The Economy - Up Close and Personal" at 2:45 p.m.
Honeywell's Phil Hammel has the 3:30 p.m. slot and will speak on "Six Sigma for Real Estate Leasing."
Finally, Thredgold has an encore performance at 4:15 p.m. on "Your Investments - Up Close and Personal."
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