2022 WTCA Member Forum Agenda

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]

Join us for cocktails and light refreshments with a view at Upstairs at the Kimberly as we welcome attendees from around the Network. Event attendees may check-in and pick up badges at the welcome reception or at the meeting venue Convene on Monday, October 24.

 

 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]

Registration continues at the event venue, Convene, with a light continental breakfast for attendees.

 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]
 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Opening remarks offered by John E. Drew, WTCA Chair, Board of Directors.

John E. Drew
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Learn about the year ahead from the Association's executive leadership team in their respective areas — Crystal Edn (Member Services), Jim Perry (Corporate Services) and Robin van Puyenbroeck (Business Development).

Crystal Edn Jim Perry Robin van Puyenbroeck
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

What workplace nightmares keep you awake at night? Worried that an allegation will surface? An employee who defrauds the office? A loss of valuable digital data to a ransomware thief? And do you worry that nightmare may make headlines? Then this interactive workshop is for you. You'll work through your greatest concerns to get ahead of the bad news and restore your corporate reputation. Former journalist and current public relations consultant, Shirley Muir maps out what a crisis looks like and takes you through all the practical steps in getting ready. You'll leave with more confidence on how to manage issues… and maybe sleep a little better at night.

Shirley Muir
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]
 
 
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Our Members are the WTCA's greatest resource. Join WTCA Managing Director Mariette Mulaire and WTCA Director of Member Services Crystal Edn as they share what Members are saying about the Association's products and services, and learn how you can schedule your own Member Conversation with them.

Crystal Edn Mariette Mulaire
11:25 AM - 11:55 AM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Our regions are buzzing with activity! In this session, our Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) in Europe, Latin America and North America will share what is happening and what's to come. And while we don't yet have RACs in Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa, our regional teams will share what you can look forward to in 2023.

John E. Drew Karen Gerwitz Milan Ramjee CRISTINA SBAIZERO Scott Wang Ignacio Del
11:55 AM - 12:10 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

The winners of the 2021-2022 "Peace Through Trade" Student Competition will be announced! Hear about their project and learn what's next for the Foundation in 2023.

Andie Garwood
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Get an idea or two listening to how your fellow Members have activated the connections found across the global WTCA network. We'll move in a quick, flash-style format to hear from as many presenters as possible. Interested in presenting? Contact us!

With presentations from WTC Chennai, WTC New Orleans, WTC Paris, and the new WTCA Francophone Alliance.

Michael Hecht Nicholas Beaty Pierre Mongrué
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Lunch is served during our first WTCA Francophone Alliance meeting!

 
[In-Person Only]
 
 
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Join us as we welcome and learn about the Association's newest Members. Find out who they are and what makes them a special addition to our global network.

With presentations from WTC Georgetown, WTC Porto Alegre, WTC Shamshabad, and WTC Yerevan.

Artashes Tonoyan Varaprasad Reddy Yarram Komal Samaroo
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Real Estate Case Stories, an Expert Speaker Series, a Trade Services Marketplace and more! Learn what the Member Advisory Councils (MACs) have accomplished this year and what's in store for 2023.

Nicholas Beaty
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

It's time to hear how Members are finding innovative solutions to service their business networks. You'll get more ideas in this quick, flash-style format. Interested in presenting? Contact us!

With presentations from WTC Buffalo Niagara, WTC Kuala Lumpur, WTC Mumbai, WTC Palm Beach, and WTC Toronto.

Alfred Zucaro Craig Turner gwenaele montagner
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]
 
 
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]

Catch up with fellow Members or catch up on your emails!

 
[In-Person and Virtual]

Join the discussion on how the WTCA and its Membership can work together to promote sustainable measures across our three pillars: real estate, trade services and business clubs. We will first hear from Members leading these changes, and then ask everyone to share their current measures and ideas for how the Association can be a collective driver of change.

Jan-Willem Kos Eveline Steenbergen
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]

Catch up with fellow Members or catch up on your emails!

 
[In-Person and Virtual]

Get your thinking caps on! In this session, attendees will split into groups to share ideas on how the Association can collectively celebrate WTCA Day in 2023.

View this year's video compilation on our YouTube channel: WTCA Day 20th Anniversary Video

 

Freerk Faber Khair Ull Nissa Sheikh Denise Thomas
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]

Join us for a cocktail reception to celebrate the close of day one of programming!

 
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]
 
 
[In-Person and Virtual]

The North America Regional Advisory Council (RAC) invites all Members from the region to attend its first-ever hybrid regional meeting. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendees.

Carmela Mammas
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
[Virtual only]

For those who missed yesterday’s presentation, join us as we discuss how the WTCA and its Membership can work together to promote sustainable measures across our three pillars: real estate, trade services and business clubs. We will first recap yesterday’s discussion, and then ask everyone to share their current measures and ideas for how the Association can be a collective driver of change.

 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Do you ever wonder why some organizations get media coverage and you don’t? Wonder if the new and exciting initiative you’re conducting in the office could garner some good news coverage? Newsrooms operate on a set of “news values” that dictates what’s newsworthy and what’s not. In this workshop you'll learn how the story in your office could get coverage, raise the profile of your organization, bring in more funding or partners, and attract new talent. Former journalist and current public relations consultant, Shirley Muir returns for a second interactive workshop to teach you how to be your own publisher and broadcaster by recognizing a good story when you see one, and to have the courage to “pitch” it to a newsroom to reach the general public.

Shirley Muir
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

Enjoy a unique presentation of what’s to come at the 53rd General Assembly (GA) to be hosted by WTC Accra, including new pre-GA promotional and educational programs offered by the WTCA.

Togbe Afede XIV Edem K. Yevutsey
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]
 
 
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

It's Late Night with the WTCA! Join our host, Scott Center, as he welcomes special guests form the network to the stage. This session will serve as the icing on the cake of this year's event you don't want to miss out on what your fellow colleagues have to share!

scott center Linda Conlin Patricia MOINARD Pamela Pascual Luciano Menezes Togbe Afede XIV Ahmed Tibaoui
12:10 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
[In-Person and Virtual]

It's time to bid "Adieu!" until we see each other again in Accra!

John E. Drew Crystal Edn
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]
 
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
[In-Person Only]

Continue networking or check in with the WTCA team to learn more about Member programs and benefits.

 
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*Please note, this agenda is subject to change.