In the premium business conferences delegates from the corporate sector will hear what Europe’s most innovative companies are doing to re-evaluate their real estate portfolios, embrace future workplace technologies and learn how to attract, retain and develop their staff, in order to achieve improved productivity.

In the exhibition, attendees get to experience the latest solutions in enterprise mobility, real estate, modern workspace design and much more. Plus, visitors enjoy free seminars at the on-floor seminar theatre seminar theatre. 



Michael Grosam 
Senior Director Corporate Workplace Services

Camilla Winsten  
Global Head of Design Services

Tim Yendell  
Head of Workplace

Bianca Hermansen 
Director of Global Design & Engagement




"I am looking forward to participating in this unique blend of discussion between HR, Real Estate, Facilities and Wellbeing departments"

John Kerr, Head of Property, Ladbrokes





Real estate and space, Tuesday 24 April 2018

George Muir

Chairman’s opening remarks - The morals and ethics of AI in the future of work


Steve Wells

The Future Reinvented

  • What are the macro drivers of change that will impact our lives, businesses, and society?
  • How does the notion of exponentiality apply to technology and organisations?
  • What is the nature of the future challenges our businesses face?
  • How will exponential technology development change the nature of work and our workplaces?
  • What are the leadership competences and capabilities organisations need to transition to a digitised future?
Angela Evans

Connecting your workforce: In the office, at home and on the go


  • Key drivers for offering your employees flexible working opportunities
  • Identifying the right communication tools for your business
  • Using digital tools to improve collaboration and enhance employee performance
  • Using real-time communication tools to reduce costs
Sudhir Saseedharan

Office 2.0: Using your workplace to reinforce your brand

  • The powerful relationship between brand, identity and office design
  • First steps to ensuring your brand it clearly communicated within your space
  • Living your brand not just decorating your office with it
  • How to manifest a brand in workplace design & workplace culture
  • Globalization: Global Brand vs local culture


Speed Networking


Networking break

Panel discussion

Panel discussion: Creating a workplace that will engage and connect a diverse workforce

  • What design methods should be considered to prepare for changing employee dynamics?
  • How can the workplace meet the needs of a diverse workforce with a range or work styles?
  • Supporting five generations at once: What facilities are needed to connect all?
  • What office layout will work best: Hubs, Open-Plan, Remote?

Rob Epstein, Modern Workplace Product Marketing Director, Microsoft UK


Workplace Creativity and Inspiration: How can place help us get inspired?
Alison WebbHead of WorkplaceInternational Quarter London

Artificial intelligence: How is AI transforming the workplace?
George Zarkadakis, Digital Lead, Willis Towers Watson

Blockchain in HR:
What could it bring to the workplace in the future?

Andrew Spence, HR and Workforce advisor, writer, coach, trainer and speaker

Diversity: Creating the right conditions for all talent to thrive

Sue Unerman, Head of Transformation, Mediacom

Office acoustics: First steps in creating a sound office
John Caton, UK-based Sales Manager, Cambridge Sound Management

Global Corporate Health: Looking strategically at building a digital health engagement platform

Can Workspace technology be too intrusive?
Privacy and perceptions as workspace technology hits the headlines
Michael Douglas, Director of Sales, Asure Software

The rise of the Co-working space: What are the drivers?
Alex Gifford, Brand Communications Manager, Steelcase

Attracting and retaining talent – what role does the workplace play?
Ben Munn, Managing Director, Business & Solution Development, The Instant Group

Mindfulness: Using science to put forward the business case for practice in the workplace
Louise Chester, Country Manager, Potential Project

Flexibility and productivity: How can a flexible workspace increase productivity
 Celia Donne, Global Operations Programme Director, Regus


Networking Lunch


Aaron Harvey
Real estate and space

The function of novelty in the workspace: Creating effective high density spaces

  • Reinventing the call centre and designing an office defined by freedom
  • Reinforcing the employer brand by bringing the experience of the traveller to the workplace
  • Maintaining functionality and effectiveness in novelty workplaces
  • The philosophy and design process that is redefining work environments
Dale Higgins
Real estate and space

Using technology to enhance ergonomics: what are the key factors? 

  • Augmentation: Desk access technology, integrated docking stations, wireless charging, seamless adjustability and VR in the workplace.
  • IOT (Internet of Things): Introducing sensory systems into the workplace. How are we making use of ‘wearable’ tech at our workstations and what are the deliverables.
  • Intuitive Furniture: Seamless adjustability from person to person. Invisible adjustment. Sensors
  • Mobile Technology: People are less and less reliant on the traditional workstation. Agile, open plan & collaborative working are changing the focus of ergonomics.
Panel discussion
Real estate and space

Panel: Creating effective workplaces during times of hypergrowth

  • Making agility a reality in short time scales: Planning from design to construction
  • How can you collaborate with other departments to get the space you need quickly?
  • How can companies experiencing hypergrowth create spaces that accommodate flexibility?
  • Overcoming the cost factor: Building quickly within a budget


Camilla Winsten
Real estate and space

Occupant-Orientated Smart building design and its role in Nokia’s workplace strategy

  • How has the evolution of flexible working and open design impacted how occupants use space and building management?
  • Implementing 4 occupant orientated smart building pilots on 4 different sites
  • Delivering the ability for occupants to find desks, support spaces and meeting rooms in real time
  • The results: Supporting not just workplace strategy for sqm and type of spaces needed but strategies for workplace design evolution and energy management

Afternoon networking break


Alison Webb
Real estate and space

(Work)Place: recruiting the city into our workplace thinking

  • What’s the value of expanding our knowledge and networks to solve today’s challenges?
  • How can an expanded definition of workplace help?
  • We’ll share a framework that can help us think big about our workplace
Panel discussion
Real estate and space

Panel: What role does office location have on attracting the employee of tomorrow?

  • What are the most important factors that companies consider when deciding on their next office location?
  • How do these factors evolve around the world?
  • Where are the new global hubs that companies or looking at?
  • How can office location not only motivate existing staff but aid in recruitment?
  • What are you looking for? Interpreting data before deciding on a move




Quick 5 minute turn around

Ben Munn

Exploring the growth of choice and added value in flexible workspace

  • How will companies buy workspace in the future, and what job roles will exist in these spaces?
  • Reviewing the variety of choices available
  • What are landlords and agents doing to take advantage of the increased market share?
Tim Loughton

An update from Parliament on mindfulness and its benefits in the workplace

David Roomes

 Leading in a post-truth world

What are the characteristics of resilient leaders? Observations on leadership from a 20-year career as a corporate medical director

After-work drinks

Chris Kane

Chair's closing remarks

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Real estate and space, Wednesday 25 April 2018

Louise Cox Chester

Pre-conference mindfulness tune up



Chairman’s opening remarks

Déborah Duc

Adapting the workplace to empower a diverse workforce

  • Building an inclusive working environment for a broad range of demographics to come together
  • Understanding how and where diversity drives performance in the workplace
  • How has Nestle designed their offices to cater to a wide range of workstyles
  • Acting and engaging in an inclusive way within society and stakeholders across the entire value chain
Brady Pyle

Growing Out of This World Leaders:  A Perspective from NASA

  • NASA’s Philosophy and Model for Leadership Development
  • How Succession Development works at NASA
  • Current areas of emphasis, including Inclusive Leadership and Leaders as Coaches
  • Key role mentoring & networking play in the development strategy

Bruce Daisley

Work reinvented - surviving a world of work under pressure

  • Examining the impact of the modern way of working on our mind
  • The rise of exhaustion and other consequences of working longer and harder than ever before
  • Introduction to the science of the human mind and what it tells us about the way we should work
  • How can we, collectively and individually, improve our working lives?


Speed Networking



Mike Walley
Real estate and space

How has facilities management evolved?

  • The role of facilities has dramatically changed in recent years: What predictions can be made for the next 10 years?
  • What has the changing demographic of the workforce meant for the facilities industry?
  • What will the increase of remote workers mean for FM?
  • How can Facility managers best adapt to workplace expectations?
Jason Roseaman
Real estate and space

Positive partnership, what happens when FM, HR and Internal Comms collaborate on property strategy in a fast changing payments business

  • Redefining the workspace from a people perspective
  • Why HR are best positioned to help you with space requirement data
  • Partnering with an Internal Communications team on early engagement, a communications plan and multi-channel information sharing
  • Using feedback loops to continuously evolve agile workspace
  • Crystal Balls- automation, agile working- how this partnership helps plan for the future
Lisa Akeroyd
Real estate and space

The significant role location has to play in the workplace of tomorrow

  • Keeping pace with the newest employee expectations: What is important to them and why?
  • The effect of location on attracting top talent
  • Taking a longer-term view on office space investment in order to meet new demands
  • Popular office locations around the world
Lisa Akeroyd, Regional Managing Director, IWG


Catherine Guizol
Real estate and space

Success factors for how you direct change to work differently

  • Assessment of the magnitude of the change
  • Monitor the change curve – plan and communicate effectively the change
  • Success factors and tips to drive the change
Panel discussion
Real estate and space

Panel discussion: How can the physical working environment drive company culture?

  • Why is it important that the physical working environment expresses company vision and purpose?
  • What link does the office environment have on the way employees and clients perceive the companies?
  • How can office transformation be used to generate a change in company culture?
  • Is it worth the investment? What is the ROI of a strong company culture?

Networking Lunch

Nicola Millard

Botman vs SuperAgent: Automation and the future of customer service

  • Customer service has always been at the forefront of automation - how is machine learning going to shape the future of service delivery?
  • What are the bots good at, and what do humans still excel at? What is the optimal balance?
  • What skills do our human agents need? Are they redundant, or do they need super powers?
  • What lessons can be learned that apply across all jobs?
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Work 2.0 is two events: A world-class conference where business leaders from around the world meet; and, a unique work, wellbeing and office tech exhibition. To visit the exhibition is free. There is, naturally, a registration fee to attend the conference.



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