The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This forum will explore the latest thinking and insights shaping the new world of work for the professional services industry.

Curated by WORKTECH events, this event will focus on how the professional services industry has been disrupted by COVID19, and the key opportunities that have emerged, as a result. Hear from industry experts, practitioners and thought leaders in a series of live online conversations, as they share practical insights and steps on how to prepare your business, workplace, and workforce, for the future.


Please note, all times are listed in BST and are subject to change.

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Responding to Challenging Times

The professional services industry, like many, has had to adapt to the disruption of COVID-19. What have been the key challenges and opportunities for the industry and how have they responded? What digital and technology tools will support the industry as they prepare for the future?

The Hybrid Workplace is Here to Stay

As we safely begin to re-enter the workplace, there will be fluctuations in the utilization of our office spaces, where employees will expect freedom of choice and new hybrid working models. Together with Arvato Financial Solutions, who have recently invested in creating a seamless employee experience whilst right sizing their CRE based on data; we will discuss what the new hybrid workplace can look like and how business continuity can thrive post pandemic. All whilst balancing the needs and expectations of employees from an health, wellbeing and user experience perspective.

Work Reimagined: Putting Humans at the Centre of the New Workplace

The global pandemic has presented all of us with an opportunity to rethink workplace strategy by putting humans at the centre of workplace design. EY’s goal is to work with organizations to create a better working world for everyone. This session will explore the results of EY’s Work Reimagined Study 2021 of more than 16,000 employees in 16 countries. The study outlines how new ways of working, family responsibilities and a number of other factors have shifted workers’ priorities. This has driven them to demand flexibility in where and when they work, improvements in how they work and the tech

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Preparing for a Flexible & Tech-Enabled Future in Professional Services

The digitalisation of work accelerated sharply in the midst of the pandemic, and technology is now seen as a major engine for future growth in the professional services sector. How can organisations in this sector embrace and invest in digital technologies to support their real estate strategy? What data can be harnessed and optimised to help create a 'destination of choice', redefine employee and customer experience and ultimately help determine business relevance in the new world of work?


Building a Resilient Future

Alongside turbulence and uncertainty, the global crisis has also brought about significant opportunities and forced a rethink around traditional and fundamental business strategies. As the crisis subsides, what will be the same, and what will need to change to enable resiliency for the future?

McKinsey & Company Case Study

After 25 years at 1 Jermyn Street London consultants McKinsey & Company have moved to a new office located in London’s Knowledge Quarter – a community of over 100 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations. In this session, Linda Morey-Burrows and Harry Bowcott will share the design journey of the new offices which showcases McKinsey’s expansion of its client offering from beyond traditional strategy consulting into profession-leading capabilities in digital transformation, advanced analytics, capability building and design

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The Future Legal Workplace – Designing for Resilience

This panel will discuss some of the key findings of a new report by BVN with WORKTECH Academy and Cushman & Wakefield. Our expert panellists will share some of the core conclusions, highlighting the changing parameters of space for the corporate legal workplace and how workers in the industry can be better supported in the future. We will look at the competitive pressures in the legal industry before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, and at how approaches and attitudes to working in this sector are evolving across different global regions.


In Conversation with Norton Rose Fulbright: Rethinking the Future of Work for Legal

As the global professional services industry weighs up its real-estate options amid the easing of Covid-19, we will hear from a leading legal firm around their thinking for future proofing their workplace strategies and real estate footprint, while fostering creativity, new ideas and top talent.

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Our speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries. Our speakers come from some of today’s most successful companies as well as a broad range of progressive and influential organisations.

Please contact Nicole Barretto regarding speaking opportunities at Professional Services Workplace.


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