Miami, FL, April 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Cresa South Florida has partnered with eMerge Americas Techweek, a large-scale technology conference focused on key trends driving growth in the Americas. Cresa joins global corporations like IBM, JP Morgan, Univision, Cisco, as well as founding partners Greenberg Traurig, P.A., the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Medina Capital and Miami-Dade County, to support of movement that help establish Miami as a technology hub for the region.
One of the hottest tech events, eMerge Americas Techweek —set for May 5th and 6th in Miami Beach—is bringing together civic leaders, industry titans, entrepreneurs, and global thought leaders with the purpose of establishing a technology corridor for the Americas. Miami, long known as the gateway to Latin America, is fast becoming the technology hub of the region. eMerge Americas will be the catalyst in a movement to connect the Americas through innovation and technology.
“Like the South by Southwest conference, which draws 250,000 people to Austin every year, eMerge Americas Techweek has the potential to be transformative for our region,” says Alan Kleber, a Managing Principal at Cresa. “We believe eMerge Americas is poised to dramatically impact Miami’s economy, from finance and healthcare, from government to real estate, and from education to entertainment and entrepreneurship.”
With more than 100 speakers and industry luminaries, including Lemon's Wences Casares, the University of Miami's Donna Shalala, Datadyne's Dr. Joel Selanikio, Pivotal's Paul Maritz, and Summit's Jeff Rosenthal, eMerge Americas Techweek promises to bring the brightest minds together to share in a common vision of transforming a region through innovation. Discussions will involve topics that are impacting the Americas such as Creating a Culture of Tech, Sustainable Cities The Smart Way, The Explosion of Gaming in Latin America, The Transformation of Healthcare, and Virtual Currency—the Future of Money.
“The eMerge Americas movement is rapidly gathering momentum with strategic partners across all industries who are coming together to build this technology ecosystem. Global thought leaders like Cresa are enthusiastically partnering with us in this movement—and that's just the beginning," says Diane Sanchez, CEO of eMerge Americas. "Commercial real estate will be a key factor in establishing Miami as a technology hub. We’re excited to partner with Cresa as we develop the technology ecosystem in Miami.”
eMerge Americas Techweek will consist of dozens of events over a seven-day period including the inaugural eMerge Techweek Launch competition, Latin America's first regional early startup and emerging-growth company competition bringing together more than 10 of the region's incubators and accelerators. In addition a Mayoral Innovation Summit featuring mayors from the leading cities in Latin America, the United States and Europe will be convened in conjunction with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. It is expected that eMerge Innovate, Miami's largest tech showcase for startups and emerging growth companies, will attract more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and venture capitalists to Miami in May.
“We truly believe eMerge Americas will be a catalyst in Miami to jump start the four pillars critical to all technology hubs: education, accelerators/incubators, funding and an employment base,” says Alan Kleber, a Managing Principal at Cresa. “This could be the Art Basel of our emerging technology industry, and over time it will have a cascading impact on Miami, just like South by Southwest has in Austin.”
Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Corporate Solutions, Portfolio Strategies, Location Planning, Lease Administration, Capital Markets, Mission Critical Solutions, and Facilities Services. With more than 58 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America. For more information, visit www.cresa.com.
About eMerge Americas Techweek
eMerge Americas Techweek aims to serve as the preeminent innovative thought exchange and transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with the America’s top business executives, IT decision-makers, and innovative entrepreneurs, new partnerships will be forged that will spur visionary innovation and technological advancements in the Americas for the betterment of business and society. Summits focused on healthcare, entertainment and media, finance, cities, and education will address the most pressing issues of today and provide solutions and resources to continue the rapid advances of the 21st century. eMerge Americas Techweek Founding Partners are Greenberg Traurig, P.A., the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Medina Capital and Miami-Dade County. For more information about eMerge Americas Techweek, please visit: www.emergeamericas.org.