Conference Agenda


The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from a people, place and technology perspective. It will allow an understanding of the key drivers of change and enablers of innovation that will shape how, where and when work takes place. Our conference programme will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and people, change and engagement.


Welcome from the chairman

After 24 years as the BBC's media correspondent - and 40 years reporting and analysing media issues for the press and broadcasters – Torin now speaks, writes and chairs events for a range of media, arts and academic bodies, including Voice of the Listener and Viewer, BBC Alumni, Worktech.


The Great Office Return and the Changing World of Work

How we engage with technology, space and each other is changing. Companies are accelerating plans to invest in new technology and environments. We examine what the post pandemic workplace experience will look like in 2021 and beyond.

Is your workspace a flagship of your brand?

The consumerisation of the workplace means companies are having to rethink how their brand shows up in our new hybrid world where people have more choice.

Workplace Experience – Employee vs Employer

Workplace experience is critical. We know being in the workplace builds productivity, teamwork, compassion, enables collaboration across silos and supports new employees. It overcomes many of the key challenges of isolation, problems with IT support and connectivity and balances home and work life. This session examines the digital tools that support and encourage better physical meetings and explores how we can offer high end-user experience while also delivering key data for employers seeking operational excellence.

Expert Panel: Technology Tools - Redefining The Future of Hybrid Work

In the age of the “anywhere office”, technology will play a more vital role than ever. It is now crucial for businesses to understand how people are using workspaces and implement technologies that will keep teams connected, organized, safe and ultimately enhance their experience and productivity. Our experts will shed light on some of the key technology innovations that are transforming how people work and explore critical questions around digital equality and collaboration for hybrid teams.


Welcome Back

Hybrid Workplace Experience - a new reality

How we engage with technology, space and each other is changing. Companies are accelerating plans to invest in new technology and environments. We examine what the post pandemic workplace experience will look like in 2021 and beyond.

Envoy Innovation Platform

Case Study: BDO - Rethinking The Office

In this talk, Jon tackles key issues to consider in revaluating property and workspace such as the impact of mass home-working on culture, training and employee wellbeing; the pressure being put on boards and leadership teams to consider assets and to be smarter with their real estate usage; the always-on culture, where rising client demands and ambitious growth targets have led to a blurring of home and office working; and is hot-desking a thing of the past and collaborative environments the way forward?

Hybrid Work: The New Normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift in our work culture in ways that was unimaginable 2 years ago. Now that hybrid work is a reality to many, organizations are facing new challenges in establishing new work culture for their global workforce. The return to office process has brought many underlying issues to the surface, highlighting discrepancies in working styles employees and employers are looking for, and putting organization’s willingness to invest in their employee to the test.

Navigating Change: Stories from the Frontlines of Workplace Strategy

How are some of the world’s largest companies navigating change and adapting their workplace strategy? Learn how CRE leaders and workplace strategists are leaning on data-driven insights to create meaningful spaces where people can thrive. We’ll explore the technology and data they are leveraging to employ a successful return to office, enhance employee experience and deploy hybrid work initiatives.

Routes to Revival: New Research and evidence on the return to the office

In this panel we will be examining some of the most prominent challenges facing corporate real estate identified in the latest research from Condeco and WORKTECH Academy. It will explore the different 'routes to revival' approaches real estate leaders are taking to return to the office. The research, entitled Condeco Conversations, found that learning and innovation, experience and collaboration, and culture and wellbeing are among the biggest casualties of COVID-19. Organizations now have to rethink and recalibrate their strategies and workplace environments to facilitate new ways of working.


Welcome Back

Look to the Future

Case Study: FinTech and Old Banking

This session examines the contrasts between the workplace strategies of the FinTech and Old Banking sectors with insights generated from key case studies. We also gain an understanding into a changing acceptance of shared technology by the financial sector.

Digital Workplace

New Research from the WORKTECH Academy. More than 18 months on from the outbreak of the pandemic, employee expectations of work and workplace have significantly shifted and organisations are left with a blank canvas to redefine their workplace experience. A new report by Vecos in partnership with WORKTECH Academy explores what those new expectations are and how the experience is likely to change for employees and building managers alike in the future.

CLOSING Keynote FLEX: Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life

Coronavirus has proven what many have long championed: working 9-5 in an office doesn't work for most us. Annie examines how now we have a plastic moment: we are reassessing and reinventing the way with live and work and need to think innovatively about the challenges we face.
With increasing self-knowledge of our bodies and minds, flexing our creativity and our performance is more achievable than ever. Annie explores how we can link flex to creativity and navigate away from inequality. How we can innovate away from constraint.

Closing Remarks


Conference Closes


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Cisco
  • Sony

Silver Sponsors

  • Mapiq

Bronze Sponsors

VIP Dinner Sponsor by

Supported By

  • WORKTECH-Academy