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.



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 opening session, Philip, gives a big-picture view of corporate responses to the challenge of hybrid working from around the world.

Do Places Still Hold All The Power? What We Can Learn From Innovation Districts To Create New Workplaces Of The Future?

Even with limited access to places – and workplaces – globally, innovation communities are thriving. Locally, “innovation” is a top concern of today’s business leaders. What might we stand to learn from innovation districts and how they have been operating, surviving, and even thriving at scale over the past few years, and what does this mean for our workplaces of the future?

Places That Can Accelerate Both Post-Pandemic Recovery and New-Economy Innovation

How we all participate in the innovation economy may determine our success as businesses and as individuals in the coming decades. As leaders, how can we take steps to prepare people, businesses, and customers to flourish in the fourth industrial revolution?

Coffee Break & Networking

High Performance Workplaces

This presentation show cases key design, performance and experience-related findings from Australian, high-performance workplaces relevant including what changed from “nice to have” to “must have” post-covid.

The Importance and Impact of Net Zero Design – Methodologies and Examples From Around The Globe

Many organisations around the globe are making net zero targets but how do we make it happen and what are the impacts on the workplace? Here we share examples and methodologies or how to achieve a net zero workplace and the impact on the environment, operations and your people.

From Space-Centric to Human-Centric: Exploring New Valuation Metrics For The New Workplace

This session will question whether existing metrics around renting out office space remain fit for purpose in the aftermath of the global pandemic. It will launch a new report that sets out the case for rethinking existing utilisation and valuation metrics in the context of the rise of hybrid and omni-channel working, which is catalysing the changing role of office space in an emerging landscape of choice and flexibility.

Innovation Platform

Innovation Platform

Innovation Platform

Lunch Break & Networking

Digital Safari

Philip will introduce technology innovations and trends that he is seeing around the world in key workplaces. Varun and Philip will then discuss solutions that can make your workplace flexible, engaging, optimized and deliver the best employee experience.

How To Improve The Flexible Use Of Your Workspace – Practical Tips From Frontrunners

Inspiring case studies on how smart technology in some of Australia’s foremost smart buildings supports in realising successful flexible workplaces. Employees want to decide when, where and how they work. For organizations, a big opportunity has arisen to design the workplace more efficiently and improve the employee experience at the same time. You walk away with practical tips to apply immediately.

Transforming The Future Of Work Through Co-Working And Flexible Spaces

Buildings are no longer passive assets. Instead, they are interfaces between people, processes and services within, and should be treated as active contributors in business success. Office buildings should function as a platform for innovation and experience by offering a smart environment and people-centric solutions.

Trailblazing Hybrid Working Transformation. Lessons Learned From KPMG And Crestron

KPMG Australia was the first of the Big Four consultancy firms to make the bold leap to a software based equitable collaboration strategy in the midst of a pandemic. This session will cover the challenges and changes needed to steer an enterprise organisation of 10,000 staff to newly adopted working strategies that encompassed multiple key construction projects

Coffee Break & Networking

Expert Panel: The Intelligent + Experiential Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated multiple workplace transformation trends that were already well underway before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. Workplace trends such as smart workplace technology integration, human experience enablement as well as the emergence of diverse ‘hybrid workplace’ behaviours – these workplace trends have now rapidly gained greater adoption to becoming mainstream as we enter 2022. Our panel will explore the emerging “Intelligent + Experiential” Workplace and what we can expect for the near term and longer term as we shape the “Future of Work”

Emotional Skills and the Future of Work

Emotional intelligence or “EQ” is no longer a “nice to have” optional skillset. The flip side of the technology revolution is that human skills such as creativity, originality, initiative, critical thinking, persuasion and negotiation will actually grow in importance. Developing our emotional skills is a core part of improving our overall wellbeing at work and our ability to not just survive, but thrive. We know that emotional intelligence is important, but we’re not always quite sure what it

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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 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Mirvac

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • Logitech

Supported By

  • WORKTECH-Academy