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RICS Summits of the Americas 2019 - Vancouver

The Summit Series Americas brings together thought leaders from across the region sharing their knowledge about current issues in the industry.

Twitter: #RICSAmericas

Wed 24 Apr 2019
08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Campus of Simon Fraser University, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, V6B 5K3
8 hours formal CPD

$395 CAD

Cities of the future

What impact does a constantly changing economic and geo-political landscape have on the built environment? How can construction technologies truly impact an industry known for resistance to change? What can we learn from successful cities driving a sustainable and energy efficiency policy? How have shifting patterns of work and leisure impacted the viability of buildings as a revenue generating asset?

We invite you to join us to help shape the world we live in and be a part of these important discussions

Bringing together industry leaders to share their knowledge on relevant issues in the industry, this one-day Summit on the built environment covers panel discussions on:

  • Globalization and Built Environment
  • Prop-tech and the future of cities
  • Con-tech, standards and the power of productivity
  • The impact of a changing workplace
  • A view of the future

Program Agenda

  • 8:00 - 9:00 am

  • 9:00 - 9:10 am

  • Globalization and Built Environment

    9:10 - 9:50 am

    Robin Silvester, President and Chief Executive Officer with Port of Vancouver

  • Prop-tech and the future of cities

    9:50 - 10:45 am

    James Swanston, CEO with Voyage Control

    Additional speakers to be announced

  • 10:45 - 11:15 am

  • Con-tech, standards and the power of productivity

    11:15 am - 12:30 pm

    Anil Sawhney FRICS, Infrastructure Sector Director with RICS

    Chris Smith MRICS, Cost Consultancy Practice Leader with CBRE

    Additional speaker to be announced

  • Lions Gate Bridge

    12:30 - 2:00 pm

    M. Barden Prisant, FRICS, President and Founder of International Art Advisors

  • The impact of a changing workplace

    2:00 - 3:15 pm

    Andrea Wolf, National Managing Director, Advisory with Colliers International
    Robert Macdonald, Director, Workplace Strategies + Planning with Government of British Columbia - Real Property Division
    Bryon Olsen, Director of Corporate Real Estate, North America with Willis Towers Watson

  • 3:15 - 3:45 pm

  • A view of the future

    4:20 - 5:00 pm

    Fiona Famulak, President with Vancouver Regional Construction Association

    Additional speaker to be announced

  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm


All of the parking locations are 1-5 min walk away except for 106 East Cordova which is a bit further out at 12 min.

Click here for parking information.


  • RICS Professional Rate $395 CAD
  • Non-RICS Professional Rate $495 CAD
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$395 CAD