WANY’s Annual Educational Conference in NYC: The British are Coming!

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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.

Cynthia with WTC Sign

The first stop was a full tour of 4 WTC (World Trade Center) @4WTC with Mathieu Schepard, Director of Sales for Silver Suite Sales Offices @SilverSuites.  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).

4 WTC Terrace with Mathieu

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.

vendors combined

We would like to congratulate Layton Dodson @officequarter for his appointment on the WANY Board.  Additionally,  a huge thank you to Angela Olivo from Select Office Suites @SelectOffices, 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.

Our Channel Partner Davinci - Martin Sean being given an award for years of service by David Alberto, Angela Olivio & David Kinnaird

Dara McQuillian, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer from Silverstein Properties @SilvProp (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 @LeoDiCaprio checking in on the developments.

2 WTC collage

We congratulate our colleague Jennifer Brooke, BCA Executive Director @thebca  (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.

Jennifer, Angela & Lori Speis

After the conference, David Kinnaird @kinnairdd from essensys @essensysJEFF hosted a celebratory dinner for all of the conference participants.  Pictured below are a few of the party-goers.

Group Dinner WANY NYC 2016

Spencer & Richard

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

RostieGroup SalesHub

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Thank you again to Ray Lindenberg @RayLindenberg 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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