• Southworks

SMARTBUILDINGS21 London is the conference for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation.

SMARTBUILDINGS is a unique one day Conference and Innovations Exhibition exploring how new Technologies are shaping the Built Environment and the New World of Work. Leading thinkers and Industry Practitioners come together to debate trends and explore ways to best enhance assets of space, technology and people. We share new global case studies and offer insight into latest thinking around Workplace Apps, Property Technology, Connected Urban Environments, 5G, Sensors, Cloud and Mobile Technology, AI, AR and more… exploring the opportunities these technologies provide for business leaders and their organisations.

The event attracts 100+ senior decision makers from CRE, IT, FM, HR, Architecture and Design. Those attending are interested in saving operational cost or increasing building efficiency, enhancing workplace wellbeing and increasing employee productivity.

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  • Mike Gedye

    Executive Director, CBRE

  • Darlene Pope

    Global Lead, Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace Experience at WeWork

  • Chris King

    Principal Strategic Asset Manager, NHS Property Services

  • Devinder Bhogal

    Head of Workplace Strategy, Deloitte

  • Patrick Tarbit

    Sales and Marketing Director, OE Electrics Ltd

  • Nick Wright

    Senior Director, CBRE.

  • Florijn Vriend

    Product Lead Wellbeing, EDGE Technologies

  • Patrick Marsh

    Director Real Estate and Asset Management EMEA, Worldwide Real Estate, GSK


WORKTECH 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 Caroline Bell for more information about speaking at this event

Key Themes


Revolutionising the Workplace

Sessions include

Smart Building Misconceptions and Fallacies
Darlene Pope, Global Lead, Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace Experience at WeWork


Creating Spaces | Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Sessions include

Creating Spaces At 1 New St Square
Devinder Bhogal, Head of Workplace Strategy, Deloitte LLP and Thomas Lennie, Director, IT Services Deloitte North and South Europe, Deloitte LLP

Empowering Workspace Transformation
Patrick Tarbit, Marketing Director, OE Electrics


Driving Human Performance, Engagement and Change

Sessions include

The Future is Human
Florijn Vriend, Product Lead Wellbeing, Edge Technologies.

PropTech in the NHS
Chris King, Principal Strategic Asset Manager, NHS Property Services


Where Next? A Look to the Future

Sessions include

Expert Debate | The Reality of Data Ethics, Security and Value
Nick Wright, Senior Director, CBRE

Show Me the Money | Accelerating the Case for Smart Buildings
Patrick Marsh, Director Real Estate and Asset Management EMEA, Worldwide Real Estate, GSK

Invaluable experience from both a content and connections perspective

Manager, Workplace Change and Real Estate Services, Aurizon

Really a Diverse set of perspectives on critical topics in the real data and workplace disciplines. Extremely though provoking

Workplace Experience Manager, Atlassian

Informative, insightful, well planned, great speakers, something new every time!

Service Delivery Manager, Workplaces Services, Unilever

A great insight into technology + solid developments of the workplace

Workplace Development, Workplace Strategy and Design, Global, Nokia

Informative, interesting views on workplace design, planning technology and workers

Occupancy Planner, Bank of Montreal


Consider yourself a social media warrior? Love WORKTECH and all that we do?

Then sign up to be a WORKTECH ambassador. We’re looking for people that love the future of work and workplace and social media who are willing to become a part of a team and help spread the word to the masses. There will be a free event ticket available to successful applicants.

Please fill in this application form or email Sally Rafferty to apply!




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  • WORKTECH-Academy


Our market-leading WORKTECH conferences are “unmissable” events for senior corporate workplace professionals.

WORKTECH provides a vehicle to build your business relationships with these decision makers, develop senior contacts and enhance your credibility with key prospects by alignment with the event.

Please contact for more information on commercial partnerships.