Monday Sessions

Supply Chain Dependence on Global Relations: How We Can Plan Ahead

2:00 PM | Betts Theatre

Frequently cited supply chain issues include trade barriers, political unrest, lack of raw materials, rising fuel and energy costs, labor shortages, and inflationary cost fluctuations.  Speakers will identify supply chain risks and impediments, emerging trends, and procurement strategies to minimize risk and expense, including friend shoring and vendor partnering.


  • Troy Adams | NFI
  • Linda Dunn | Georgetown University


  • Spencer Levy | CBRE


Operationalizing Your ESG Commitments

2:00 PM | Continental Ballroom

Has your company made a significant ESG commitment? Are you being asked to lead or support key initiatives to help reach these goals? In 2014 Iron Mountain, a global company with a 90+msf portfolio, began its ESG journey. None of the power it used was renewable. Today the company gets 85% of its power worldwide from renewable sources including a data center business powered 100% by renewable sources. The company has reduced its Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by more than 32% since 2016 and was awarded the RE100 Key Collaborator Award in 2022. In an accessible and “hands-on” presentation, leaders from Iron Mountain's Sustainability and Global Real Estate functions will discuss their journey together. This practical presentation will help you build or improve your ESG roadmap including data collection, reporting, and goal setting. Important tactical and strategic considerations as well as lessons learned will also be shared.


  • Toyin Ogunfolaju | Jacobs



  • Sarah Abrams | Iron Mountain


A New Era of Global Relations
3:30 PM | Betts Theatre

Advancing globalism and peaceful coexistence, reinforced by economic trade, is encountering countervailing trends towards nationalism with disruptive consequences to the post-cold war world order.  This extends to the questioning of historical sourcing and supply chain interdependencies. Does Russia’s war in Ukraine and China’s more assertive role in the world signify a global realignment that could reduce the likelihood of peaceful co-existence and also weaken long-held corporate strategies?

The Opening Keynote will consider these “Global Interdependencies” as key questions and examine the implications for US foreign political policies and trade relations including steps already being taken towards greater economic US self-reliance and newly reinforced alignments with our allies. The short-term and long-term economic ramifications of global realignments will be examined together with the implications for corporate performance, business strategies, and corporate real estate/workplace strategies which ultimately will dictate workforce strategy, location selection, and procurement practices for Global Fortune 500 companies.

Keynote Speaker:

Moderated by: 

  • Peter MiscovichJLL