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Industry-Leading Summit Returns to Chicago: New Information, Original Research & Powerful Networking




Attendance is building for The Second Annual Greater Chicago Data Center Summit, a production of CapRate Events (CRE). This industry-leading summit, and the third in the 2013 National Data Center Summit Series, will be held on June 27 in Chicago. 


Recent attendees represent innovative data center design, development, technology and end-user firms in Greater Chicago, Midwestern states and from around the nation. 200 executives from more 10 states have already made plans to attend this important Chicago Summit; 400+ are expected (see attending firm list in this e-mail). 


"We are seeing significant end-user interest in this year's Chicago summit," said Brian Klebash, President of CRE. "From our first Chicago summit in 2012, the market remains strong, with healthy downtown demand. Chicago, much like the nation, is looking forward to the next change in technology and the corresponding new way of designing and developing energy-efficient data centers, topics which we'll discuss on June 27."




Recent Speaker Additions: Hear New Voices and the Most-Active Industry Firms




* Michael A. Kavanau, Senior Managing Director, HFF






* John Wallerich, CEO, Principal, The Wallerich Group




* Sean Sullivan, Senior Vice President – Media & Technology, GE Capital Telecom (not pictured)

* Donald Koliboski, Director of Economic Development, Northwest Indiana Forum (not pictured)

* Christian A. Domin, Managing Director, GlenStar Properties, LLC (not pictured)




Featured Panel: Data Center End User Trends: Analysis of Chicago’s Financial Sector, Healthcare and Educational Demand Drivers

* Will end-users seek additional colocation space in the next 12-24 months or pursue custom design-and-build solutions?

* What services will end-users seek out and will strategies align with developer/investor offerings?

* How will the various cloud offerings impact future strategy?

Hear from:

* Moderator: Luke Denmon, Critical Environment Practice, CBRE

* Barry Alton, Managing Director & Global Head – Corporate Real Estate & Services, Jefferies & Company, Inc.

* William Baxter, UBS

* Christian A. Domin, Managing Director, GlenStar Properties, LLC

* Tania M. Carrasco, Director – Data Center Engineering, CME Group (tentative)

Additional speakers TBA



2013 Conference Agenda:


7:30-8:00    Registration & Breakfast


8:00-8:05    Opening Remarks


8:05-8:20    Kerrigan on Chicago: Comparing Greater Chicago and Midwest Data Center Markets to National Regions & Opportunities

Featuring:  Jim Kerrigan, Principal & Director Data Center Group, Avison Young




8:20-9:20    Greater Chicago and Midwest Data Center Market Outlook


9:20-10:20    Data Center Financing: Exploring the Role of REIT, Technology, and Private Equity Funds


10:50-11:20    Energy Efficiency & Government Regulation: Analysis of Measures that Could Impact the High-Voltage Data Center Real Estate Industry


11:20-12:10    Concurrent Panels:

Track A:    The Impact of the Cloud on New Development: End-Users and Cloud Service Providers Weigh in on the Cloud Requirements in the Next 12-24 Months and Beyond


Track B:    The Next Midwest Data Center Market: Analysis & Predictions for New Market Investment & Development


12:40-1:30    Luncheon Discussion: Data Center President & CEO Panel — A “View from the Top” Discussion of Operating and Managing Data Centers


1:45-2:30 Concurrent Panels

Track A:    Data Center End User Trends: Analysis of Chicago’s Financial Sector, Healthcare and Educational Demand Drivers

Track B:    Data Center Development Debate: Performance Sensitive vs. Undifferentiated Site Selection Decision-Making

2:30-3:15    Concurrent Panels

Track A:    Innovations in Energy Efficient Design & Development

Track B:    Connecting Chicago to Los Angeles, New York and other Major Markets: Analysis of “Gateway” Connectivity Opportunities & Challenges to Vital Markets

3:15-3:45    Fireside Chat with Greater Chicago Data Center Firm of the Year: Digital Realty Trust




NETWORKING & NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Look Who's Attending as of May 23:

  • 360TCS

  • 7×24 Lake Michigan Chapter

  • 451 Research

  • Active Power

  • Affiliated Engineers

  • Ascent Corp.

  • Avison Young

  • Accu-Tech Corporation

  • Affiliated Engineers

  • AMD Interiors, Inc.

  • Ameristar Fence Products

  • Arizona Commerce Authority

  • Ascent Corp.

  • Avison Young

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • BB – III

  • ByteGrid Holdings LLC

  • Carlson Design Construct

  • CBRE

  • Clayco, Inc.

  • CohnReznick

  • CME Group

  • Comcast Business

  • ComEd – An Exelon Company

  • CoreLink

  • CSS, Inc.

  • DC Group

  • Eaton Corp

  • Executive Construction Inc.

  • exp US Services

  • Forum Studio, Inc.

  • GE Capital Telecom

  • Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions

  • GlenStar Properties, LLC

  • Glumac

  • GNB Industrial Power

  • Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group

  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council

  • Hewlett Packard

  • Himes Associates, Ltd.

  • Huntley Illinois Economic Development

  • Inland Power Group

  • Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI)

  • Intellibatt

  • IREN

  • Jaymie Scotto & Associates

  • Jefferies & Company, Inc.

  • Jones Lange LaSalle

  • JRM Technology

  • Kramer Datapower, Inc. / Mitsubishi Electric / Fieldview

  • Krusinski Construction Company

  • LandMark Real Estate Group

  • Lightedge

  • Magellan Development Group

  • McCaffery Interests

  • Mortenson Construction

  • Net Access Corporation

  • Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

  • Prudential

  • Raritan

  • Sachs Electric Company

  • Schneider Electric

  • Server Farm Realty

  • Sheehan Partners, ltd

  • Sidera Networks

  • Standby Power System Consultants, Inc

  • The Wallerich Group

  • Telx

  • The Prime Group, Inc

  • Ubiquity Critical Environments

  • UBS

  • Vigilent

  • Vigilent Corporation

  • Walbridge

  • XTechnology Global



A limited number of exhibiting and speaking opportunities are available. Please contact:


Adam Knobloch, Director of Client Relations | 646-428-4706


Dennis Riley, Director of National Accounts | 646-331-8777


Brian Klebash, President | 617-501-6075


Telephone Registration & Questions:
Ronnie Niederman | 212-873-3484



The Second Annual Greater New York Data Center Summit | Held February 26-27 | 450 executives from 275 firm attended | View event photos/recap


The Second Annual Northern California Data Center Summit | April 11 | 375 executives from 210 firms attended | View event photos/recap


The Second Annual Greater Chicago Data Center Summit | June 27 | Museum of Science and Industry | Advance Registration is available - $199 through 4/28


The Second Annual Southwest Data Center Summit | October 17 | Los Angeles Athletic Club | Registration available in April 2013


New City in 2013:

The Inaugural Lone Star Data Center Summit | December-Date TBA









































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