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 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.




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?

Work placemaking – Reinvention of the workplace

Employees need places and spaces to connect, engage and identify with. MC’s recently completed fit-out reimagines how we engage with and operate in the workplace, promote learning and collaboration, while placing employee health and wellness at the forefront of the design. The panellists will talk through the challenges and design outcomes of corporate placemaking as we design for the modern built office environment.

B:HIVE Case Study | Post-Occupancy Insights on New Zealand’s Largest & Smartest Co-Working Space

In this session, BVN and Smales Farm will share the latest post-occupancy insights on the B:HIVE. Interconnected, shared and cross related like the urban fabric; the B:HIVE emulates the future workplace environment and establishes a sustainable model which can be rolled out across the rest of the growth precinct. Whilst it incorporates elements of some existing workplace practices, this model is a global first. The building fosters growth and recognizes a need for adaptability.

Coffee Break & Networking


The Future of Meaningful Work & Well-Being

As one of the worlds experts on the topic of meaningful work, Marjo has found that the existence and absence of meaningful work has a profound impact on all aspects of work behavior including motivation, ethics and leadership. She will explore what makes work meaningful, examining the importance of well-being and meaningful workplace experience.

AI and Cognitive Technologies Enabling the Hybrid Workplace Experience

As the world has moved to hybrid working and are connecting across many diverse workspaces; providing intelligent, safe, secure automated workplace experiences has become a key priority. Technology innovations harnessing AI : Machine Learning, advanced detection and recognition, natural language understanding, XR (Extended Reality), bots and digital assistants are providing workplace intelligence which are enabling successful dynamic workspaces, enhanced workplace automation and workforce experiences. We will look at these cognitive technologies, what they are and how they can be applied.

Innovation Platform | GHDWoodhead Creativespaces

Lunch Break & Networking


Fireside Chat | The People Perspective

This session will discuss major trends that we predict will make an impact on work and the workplace, addressing the future of employee experience and work culture. Our workplace experts will share their thoughts and perspectives on the corporate office of the future and the strategies needed to attract and retain top talent in the current climate.

Expert End User Panel Discussion | The Future Workplace Landscape

As we look to the future, office and real estate strategies will continue to act as a tool to support existing employees and attract new ones. Reflecting on insights shared throughout the day, this panel will address latest trends in workplace property and physical space that are impacting how and where work takes place. Local experts will offer different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities they face as they adapt their corporate real estate strategies and footprint for a more agile, flexible and employee-centric future.

Networking Drinks & Exhibition

Conference Close


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

Please contact Isabel Dewhurst-Marks for more information about speaking at this event.


Host Partner

  • Smales Farm

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Supported By

  • WORKTECH-Academy

Networking Drinks Sponsor