Hear from global thought leaders


Tuesday 23rd November 2021

The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together 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 speakers will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and people, change and engagement.

The programme will be delivered in French, with the exception of two international sessions in English. Language sessions are displayed below (FR – French/ EN – English)


Please note: Programme speakers and timings are subject to change

Registration & networking


The New World of Work: Challenges & Emerging Trends

The pandemic has been a catalyst of re-shaping and re-thinkinga 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?


Hybrid Offices: The Future of Working Environments

"Nothing will be like before". We have been reading and hearing this observation for several months now, in the press, the media, and news... But what does this mean for the office and business? The most striking phenomenon over the last 18 months is the acceleration of remote working. Physical environments have become more essential than ever and must embody the DNA of the company and its values to create a safe space for employees to collaborate and learn.


Leading Effective Remote Teams

The Covid-19 pandemic has spawned huge interest in hybrid modes of working and along with it, remote teams. Although not a new phenomenon, the increased scale has presented a unique opportunity for leaders to create new team cohesion, dynamics, engagement, and empowerment in their teams. Patrick has observed in very effective remote teams that relationship quality is the most important factor and will share key questions to help business leaders navigate and manage their teams in the new world of work.

Innovation Platform



Workplace Experience

Companies are accelerating plans to invest in new technology, create flexible working environments and make the office a destination. We will examine the latest workplace technologies and innovations that will support workplace experience and the built environment in 2021 and beyond.


Sound Ideas: Aligning Acoustics and Productivity for the New World of Work

Flexible new ways of working have opened a wealth of opportunities for organisations to reimagine how their workplace could meet the workforce demands. Whilst an exciting and unique moment for companies looking to create a more agile and resilient approach to the future of work, it does not come without its challenges. This session will discuss a report on What Will The Post Covid-19 Workplace Sound Like? exploring the parameters of workplace performance and how acoustics and productivity can be enhanced for the ‘work anywhere’ workforce.

Supporting change with digital tools

Acclaimed by employees, flexible working, third places, teleworking, soft mobility or even carpooling tell us that comfort is more than ever at the heart of their expectations. It has even become a decisive issue in the development of companies and decision-makers must now integrate these new parameters to develop their real estate strategies. No more hours spent in transport or traffic jams, long live the quarter of an hour on an electric bike! No more noisy open-space, long live the inspiring spaces! Digital tools make it possible to anticipate, enhance and optimize these changes.


People Centred Workplaces

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


Case Study: A change journey with SAP - Transitioning a to a flexible work model

M Moser is currently working with SAP in Europe, to manage the change while implementing their “Flex Work” model in different locations. The aim is to offer employees continued work flexibility based around three components, including a clear vision for time, location and workplace. This Flex Work model has been developed internally by SAP and provides a holistic response to today’s challenges. We will explore the change journey, sharing experiences dealing with different cultures, work personas, and the hybrid solutions provided to turn challenges to opportunities and equity for all


Routes to Revival: What Will Make the Difference in the Return to the Office?

In this session, Jeremy Myerson, Director of WORKTECH Academy, shares insights from a new global trend report and reviews what workplace strategies are being adopted by companies globally in a bid to bounce back from the coronavirus crisis. Who are the resolute returners to the office? And who are the choice champions of a work-from-anywhere model? What are employees telling us? And what are the design values will drive an effective return to the workplace?

Chairpersons closing remarks

Event 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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