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.
Registration and Pre-Event Networking
The New World of Work: Challenges & Emerging Trends
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?
What’s Happening with Hybrid: Global Workplace Trends for the New Workplace
As more flexible work patterns, flexible organisations and flexible buildings emerge in the wake of the global pandemic, what are the key drivers of change in 2022? In this session, Professor Jeremy Myerson, Director of WORKTECH Academy, gives a big-picture view of corporate responses to the challenge of hybrid working and looks at the key implications in terms of workplace experience, sustainability and inclusion.
Resilience & flexibility are the new black. Post covid workplace trends in Australia
Emerging post pandemic, companies are still establishing their new ‘normal’. Australia’s experience of Covid-19 provided unique challenges and opportunities. Grappling with losing connection to the rest of the world, Australia endured extensive lockdowns that shook the foundations of the workplace. Emerging from the isolation forced companies to re-think, pivot, re-invent, and pivot again to establish a new normal. Katherine explores how these insights and trends helped shape a new hybrid world of work, with case studies and portraits of the transforming landscape.
Opportunities and challenges for Nordic working models
The world is transforming. From shifting industries and remote work to social unrest and economic uncertainty. Lene Becker, joins Katherine and Kasia to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic and global megatrends are impacting working life in the Nordics. Are we seeing a brake or catalyst for change for the Danish workplace?
Networking Break & Exhibition
The Connected Workplace
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
Case Study: Where will I work today?
This session explores how a leading Nordic company addressed the twin organisational challenges of enhancing user experience and maximizing space efficiency. Using the Empathic Building solution, they showcase how they help their employees decide when to come to the office, how to quickly find a desk when they arrive and how the experience is enhanced by encouraging more face-to-face team working while they are there.
The Role of Extended Reality (XR) Technologies and the Metaverse in the Future of Work
This session explores hybrid work and how XR can bridge the gap between office and remote work, helping to reduce friction for collaboration and enhance colleague engagement. We explore the various technologies for enabling XR within the enterprise and present a case study on how Accenture has used this tooling throughout COVID-19 to connect teams across the globe. Attendees will develop a strong understanding of XR technologies and how they can be used to enhance hybrid working.
People Centred Workplaces: Cultivating Culture & Engagement
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
Surviving or Thriving: Supporting Wellbeing in Hybrid Working Environments
The recent hybrid working environment has created new challenges for leaders and employees. This session will cover the importance of wellbeing, inclusion and belonging to support productivity in hybrid environments, and will help breaking taboos & removing stigmas on conversations around mental health, no matter the working location of your employees to inspire long-lasting change.
The Future of Exceptional Hybrid Working: Co-creation and integrating digital and physical
Andreas will share details of a new Innovation LAB which physically showcases of the future of hybrid working. A place where digital and physical integrate to create exceptional client experiences; where clients can co-create solutions to problems presented by the future of work leveraging expertise and solutions from Microsoft, EY, and BLOX. It is a new way of combining forces in relation to the challenges related to future ways of working, integrating bricks, bits and behaviours.
Practical tips for enabling flexible spaces
The workplace is increasingly becoming a fluid, adaptive space where individuals and teams choose to work differently based on the nature of work and where they are most productive. We are seeing a global shift from “fixed” working to flexible dynamic working styles, resulting in different employees expectations and needs when it comes to workplace facilities. This presentation shares insights from companies who already implemented new working models, including EY, Deloitte, Microsoft, and how they’ve implemented smart storage solutions to enable their new strategies to function in practice.
Networking Break & Exhibition
The New Workplace Revolution
What does the future of work and workplace look like? What strategies are organisations adopting to bounce back from the coronavirus and what is the impact on the built environment and commercial real estate?
Expert Panel: Creating a High-Performing Hybrid Workplace
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.
Offices and Behaviour
This session explores how human behaviour both reflects and influences buildings and the wider environment. We share insights and identify new ways of working with case studies from high profile global projects including Olympic House (2019), cube berlin (2020) and the Sydney Fish Market (completion in 2023).