BOMEX 2020 Virtual

Equity Diversity & Inclusion

Speakers: Shakil Choudhury, Anima Leadership

Speakers: Kim Buksa, City of Vancouver; Garrett Wiseman, FirstOnSite

Description: Understanding how procurement can be used as a tool and opportunity to be more equitable be redistributing wealth within the community.

Speakers: Amy Vuong, Colliers International; Michael Bansil, GWLRA; Shakil Choudhury, Anima Leadership; Susan Lovie, Oxford Properties

Description: BOMA Canada will present polling results from Shakil Choudhury’s Pre-Summit presentation on Deep Diversity in conversation with industry leaders and Shakil Choudhury himself.

Speakers: Jeffrey Kadianda, GWLRA; Jerome Bilodeau, Government of Canada; Christine Babkine, Ivanhoe Cambridge 

Description: The demand for equity, diversity and inclusion in both society and the workplace grows stronger every day. This French session brings 3 CRE representatives together to weigh in on the urgent need for diversity and inclusion, what existing barriers we must dismantle and efforts to consider implementing in your organization to facilitate an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment. Tune into their conversation today and let us continue the conversation together as an industry. 

Moderator: Bala Gnanam, BOMA Toronto

Speakers: Fariche Alleyne; Luis Urra, Oxford Properties; Michelle Kim, Awaken; Sarah Neville, Open Line Communications

Description: Equity, diversity and inclusion is not just a hot topic on social media, it’s happening in every boardroom across every industry. But where do we start? It begins with looking at ourselves, looking at our hidden dislikes and things we’re uncomfortable – they are called unconscious biases. This session will draw on the experience of two experts in the field of unconscious bias and panelist who work or have worked in commercial real estate to discuss what it is and what steps have to take to do make change.  Understanding that you rarely feel inclusion and equity at the company level, it’s experienced at the team level. Everyday interactions must come with respect, equity and fairness. And for some of us, this is a learned skill.

Speakers: Aiden Callison, HCMA; Laura Malley, Triovest; Marco Pasqua, Marco Pasqua Enterprises

Description: Creating accessible buildings for all people, regardless of physical ability goes beyond minimum code requirements can be challenging. This session will help building owners and managers dispel concerns by discussing how meaningful access can be achieved through no additional costs.

Smart Technology

Moderator: Doug Hanson

Speakers: Upendra Pingle, Don Fairgrieve-Park, David Giddings, Robert Ghiz, Scott McBrayne, Ed Hayes, John Meko, John Dulin, Paul Jones, Lawrence Surtees

Description: Understanding the expectations and the realities of what 5G will deliver to building owners and managers is essential. This panel will look at how the technology will impact operations, upgrading and the development of buildings in the commercial and retail space.