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The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together in person to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from both a people 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.

We have included plenty of time to network and socialise and the conference will close with a drinks reception. Given increased remote working over the last 18 months, this is a great opportunity to bring your team/colleagues together to socialise and learn for the day!

*Please note: times and sessions are subject to change


Work Disrupted

The pandemic has been a catalyst of re-shaping and re-thinking a new world of work. We examine what’s on the horizon for the future of work, looking at how business leaders should respond and what should they prioritise in the months ahead?

Opening keynote: Workplace Reimagined

WORKTECH is founded on the principle that a harmony of people, place and, above all, technology should form the basis for how organisations plan the future of work. Amid the global pandemic, this vision has swum into focus as companies have pivoted to a new model with remote working and a hybrid model at its core. In this session, Philip Ross will share how marginal ideas have become mainstream and share an overview of emerging trends and corporate real estate strategies that are shaping the world of work. What tools and strategies are organisations adopting to embrace the new normal?

Blurring the Boundaries Between the Digital and The Physical: how and why changing paradigms are shifting the role of the post pandemic workplace

The pandemic has accelerated both the digital transformation of organizations & the purpose of the physical workplace. Organizations are being increasingly challenged with developing strategies and purpose regarding how their physical workplace assets are used. Successful strategies involve creating ‘moments’ or experiences that serve both internal and external stakeholders. This presentation will explore how design strategies around customer service centres, fuelled by the digital experience, and considering shifts purpose, are transforming the role of an organization’s corporate headquarters

Expert Panel: Work Disrupted

The purpose of the office has changed. Hybrid Working is the term on everyone's lips but for many, big questions remain unanswered; How do you bring the workforce back into the office? and What should that office look like? Creating a truly effective workplace has always required a perfect balance between people, place and technology. Given this most recent and dramatic global shift in the way we work, how do we now best drive communication, motivation, engagement with the right facilities, tech, tools to work, think and collaborate.

Coffee Break & Networking

The Connected Workplace

In the age of the “anywhere office”, technology will play a more vital role than ever. Discover how and what technologies companies can implement to prioritise employee connectivity and productivity across remote and hybrid teams, in order to enable employees to work as effectively, productively and collaboratively as possible?

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 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

Innovation Platform


Designing for Innovation

It’s widely known that the ‘one size fits all’ approach rarely makes for exceptional workplace experiences. Now, more than ever –the offices must serve different purposes and adopt designs that satisfy different needs for different people at different times in the week. How can we create future-ready optimal work environments?

Case Study

Workplace Innovation Case Study

Leading architecture and design firm will share the transformation journey of the workplace of internet giant in Los Angeles

Designing the Future of Your Onsite Amenity Experience

Attracting and retaining tenants, and employees, transforming spaces into places where people choose to be, and magnetizing the physical work environment are all imperatives for building owners and employees today, and even more so into the future. Understanding how elevating onsite amenities and creating and connecting with a hospitality style experience can drive real value to your business.

Coffee Break & Networking

People-Centric Workplace Strategies

How can companies make the office an attractive proposition to employees who now have more choice in where and how they work? We examine the post pandemic impact on work, space, buildings and the effects on employee and company productivity and well-being, behaviour and culture.

Smart Environments and Their Impact on a Bionic Company

To make the most of the abundant opportunities in the digital age, companies must become bionic—they must weave together new technologies with human capabilities to power growth, innovation, efficiency, resilience, and advantage. These bionic companies will be purpose driven institutions of continuous learning. Attracting, retaining, and empowering the curious minds required to thrive in this environment will require a new approach to creating an effective workplace environment.

Closing Keynote: Workplace is Changing Because Work is Changing

Studio O+A have extensive experience working with multi-national organisations like Facebook, Microsoft, Nike, McDonald’s and more and set about researching, analyzing and designing what the post-pandemic workplace was going to be like, when the pandemic forced companies around the world to shut their offices for months. Now as companies emerge from their long hibernation, O+A is ready to share its findings. How can the office become an instrument for building community and team identity in a “work anywhere” culture? What new space typologies will meet the energy and resource challenges.

Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Closing Drinks Reception

Conference Close


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 Nicole Barretto for more information about speaking at this event


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Supported By

  • Work-Design-Magazine
  • Workplace Evolutionaries
  • WORKTECH-Academy