WANY’s (Workspace Association of New York @workspaceany) Educational Conference and Celebration was dedicated to establishing greater collaboration within the industry globally, with a focus on cross-Atlantic cooperation. It was also dedicated to the industry’s groundbreaking thought-leaders. The Rostie Group was pleased to attend WANY’s Educational Conference in New York City, representing Toronto’s Waterfront Workspace community.
The first stop was a full tour of 4 WTC (World Trade Center) with Mathieu Schepard, Director of Sales for Silver Suite Sales Offices . We toured their latest centre, which is a clear leader within the industry. Mathieu also gave us the unique opportunity to see one of the few outdoor terraces in 4 WTC building, offering an incredible view of both downtown Manhattan, and One World Trade Center (formerly the Freedom Tower).
The main event on Friday, June 17th took place at Silver Suites Executive Workspace, on the 10th floor of 7 WTC. Thank you to all the exhibitors and sponsors who helped to make the conference both more exciting and more informative.
We would like to congratulate Layton Dodson for his appointment on the WANY Board. Additionally, a huge thank you to Angela Olivo from Select Office Suites , BC@50 Chair.
The Rostie Group established strategic ties to other leaders in the industry both in New York, across the US, and in Britain. We participated in an exchange of information about new trends, innovations, and about the evolution of the workspace industry as a whole.
Below is Martin Senn, from our channel partner, Davinci, accepting an award recognizing their invaluable contributions to the industry from David Alberto, Angela Olivo, and David Kinnaird.
Dara McQuillian, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer from Silverstein Properties (below) gave an extremely informative presentation. He spoke about green energy buildings and the new 2 WTC that will begin construction immediately. If you happened to turn around at this point in the presentation, you would have seen top environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio checking in on the developments.
We congratulate our colleague Jennifer Brooke, BCA Executive Director (pictured left with Angela Olivo and Lori Spiess @VoffiCenters) for her dedicated service to the industry as well as being a great host to our President, Cynthia Rostie, in the UK.
After the conference, David Kinnaird from essensys hosted a celebratory dinner for all of the conference participants. Pictured below are a few of the party-goers.
Spencer Anderson and Richard Fernandes
Cynthia Rostie attended the conference with Richard Fernandes, CEO and Founder of The Staffing Exchange mycareerbroker. Richard is partnering with The Rostie Group to launch the first #Coworking #SalesHub. Our #SalesHub is scheduled to open in August 2016 and is the first of its kind. Also in attendance was Spencer Anderson, member of the Rostie team. Spencer currently attends McGill University and is a summer intern with our partner Roger’s Communications.
The Rostie Group #SalesHub
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Thank you again to Ray Lindenberg at Winning Workspaces Hospitality Group for all of your efforts on bringing us out of Toronto to see New York’s new financial district.
The WANY Educational Conference allowed workspaces from around the world the opportunity to collaborate on innovative technologies, flexible design, green buildings and how to boost service to the next level. Our industry is booming, and growing at an unprecedented rate, offering serviced space to all industries. The Rostie Group invites you to share in the innovation, creative entrepreneurship and partnerships that flourish in shared work environments like nowhere else.
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