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SOLD OUT A Candid Conversation with Bob Rennie - The Impact of New Jobs & New Workplaces on the Region

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Name: SOLD OUT A Candid Conversation with Bob Rennie - The Impact of New Jobs & New Workplaces on the Region
Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM PDT
Event Description:


Back by Popular Demand!

With an overwhelmingly positive response from the UDI audience last year, Bob Rennie returns for an intimate, no-holds-barred, candid conversation with Victor J. Coleman, Dennis Lopez and Jill Schnarr. Join them as they discuss the future of Vancouver. 

Bob Rennie, also known for his deep insights into local and global trends, leads Victor, Dennis and Jill in what is sure to be the most talked about conversation of the year!

Victor J. Coleman, CEO, President and Chairman, Hudson Pacific Properties
Victor J. Coleman serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Hudson Pacific Properties, and was the founder and Managing Partner of Hudson Pacific's predecessor, Hudson Capital. Mr. Coleman previously co-founded and led Arden Realty as its President and Chief Operating Officer and as a Director.
Mr. Coleman serves on the boards of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, and the Young Presidents' Organization Gold Los Angeles. Mr. Coleman previously served on the boards of several public companies, including Douglas Emmett, and he currently serves as a trustee on the board of Kite Realty.
Mr. Coleman has been honored with the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award from the the Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council, the Real Star of Hollywood Award from the Friends of the Hollywood Central Park, and was recognized as a Treasure of Los Angeles by Central City Association. He is an investor in the NHL team, Vegas Golden Knights. 
Mr. Coleman holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Berkeley. 
Dennis Lopez, CEO, QuadReal 
Dennis Lopez joined QuadReal as Chief Executive Officer in June 2017. He is responsible for the leadership of the company and its global investment and management strategy. Dennis has over 30 years of real estate industry experience in acquisitions, development, M&A, financings and working with REITs. He has worked in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Until May of 2017, Dennis served as the CIO of AXA Real Assets, the fifth largest global real estate investment manager. Based in Paris, he worked with the AXA team to approve over $60 billion in acquisitions, sales and loans during his tenure. Previously, he held various senior positions in international real estate including serving as the CEO of SUN Real Estate Group, a private equity firm based in Delhi, where he oversaw investments in India and Russia. Also, as Managing Director and Head of European Real Estate for JP Morgan based in London. Dennis holds a degree in Business Administration from California State University Long Beach and an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He has held several board and industry memberships, including board seats with American Campus Communities and HOMEX with memberships at the Real Estate Round Table, the Urban Land Institute and is currently on the PREA Board of Directors. Dennis is based in Vancouver, at QuadReal's Corporate Head Office.

Jill Schnarr, Vice President, TELUS Corporate Citizenship and Communications

My team, TELUS Corporate Citizenship & Communications, leads corporate communications, social and media relations, sponsorships, community investment, social purpose, brand marketing, TELUS Studios, TELUS Wise, corporate events, as well as the newly established TELUS Friendly Future Foundation.

By amplifying our internal and external campaigns, bolstering our storytelling impact and simplifying the way we create and collaborate across our teams, we are able to build and protect TELUS? brand and reputation. Building and protecting the TELUS culture and brand is the foundation of our communications portfolio. Engaging with our team members and customers is how we continue to be more than just a big company and, instead, become a trusted advisor and friend. To help us create this relationship with our customers, our team members are our best advocates and I enjoy seeing how they interpret and share our TELUS stories through their own channels.

I believe strongly in encouraging team member and partner collaboration and innovation and I have enjoyed building a strategy that is profitable for TELUS while also addressing key social issues. With over 27 years of telecommunications industry experience, it has been exciting to see TELUS grow and change, including becoming a global leader in corporate citizenship. I am incredibly proud of our TELUS Team who lead TELUS Days of Giving, facilitating over 36,000 volunteers globally in 2018 alone. Our Team TELUS Cares programs have enabled over $700 million in giving and 1.3 million volunteer days from TELUS, our employees and retirees since 2000.

Finding ways to connect the most vulnerable in our society is something we are passionate about and our team has launched major marketing campaigns such as Give Where We Live, Rise Above, Share Love, All Connected, 2017?s TELUS Million Hour of Giving, and our latest campaign to #EndBullying, engaging customers, team members and the general public to stand with us to #EndBullying. These ?little engine that could? campaigns showcase how social purpose can drive business benefit, enabling every dollar invested in the community to return over four times back to TELUS in business impact and 150 per cent to the community in societal impact.

How I volunteer reflects my passion for women and women?s health. I served as a director on the BC Women?s Hospital Foundation for 7 years, and as a TELUS Vancouver Community Board member for 6 years. I?ve been a Board Director and Chair of the Women?s Leadership Circle on the Vancouver Board of Trade, and I served on the fundraising cabinet for BC Women?s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, including being Co -Chair of Glow, the inaugural BC Women?s Hospital Gala.

I am the youngest of eight children and grew up in a busy, active household, which may explain my desire to juggle lots of responsibilities at once. Luckily, I have a very supportive family. In particular, my husband, Dave, has been cheering on our family over the past couple of years. In 2018, our two boys, Andrew and Dylan, completed high school and I earned my Masters of Business Administration from the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria as part of TELUS? first MBA cohort.


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Grand Ballroom
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre 
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Canada V6Z 2R9
Date/Time Information:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

11:30 AM    Registration and networking
12:00 PM    Lunch
12:30 PM    Presentation
  1:45 PM    Conclusion

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Member Price            $135
Non-Member Price     $165

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