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.

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Registration and Pre-Event Networking

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 discuss the post pandemic impact on work, space, buildings and the effects on employee and company productivity, well-being, behaviour, and culture.

Airbnb Offices: Seriously Fun and Suddenly Relevant

The pandemic threw the typical office environment into stark relief. And the digital fluency / remote productivity of employees threatened its entire existence. Hybrid is the answer, but no one wants to work in a new way in the old space; they need something compelling to return to: they need a Destinations, that's what we created at Airbnb, and this talk explores the elements of these spaces that can be recreated and reinterpreted to create the post-covid office all employees deserve.

Designing for Wellbeing, Behaviour and Culture

This session will leverage forward-thinking creativity with knowledge of lessons learned and best practices from AECOM international research and projects. Discussion will include the importance of creating environments that support the culture and goals of each organization, based on recent AECOM workplace studies.

Audience Q&A

Aaron Taylor Harvey and Daniel Prado answer workplace design questions submitted by the audience in a fireside chat.

Networking & Coffee Break

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?

Hybrid Working is the Need of the Hour. But Are You Doing it Right?

In this session we will explore how to use a lens of activities to understand how teams and individuals are working in a hybrid environment. Luc will share data-insights from multiple organizations to understand the true impact of hybrid working on productivity, on managers well-being and on team connection. And you will hear from Iris about the transformation she led for a big global energy company. She will talk about the impact of hybrid for the workplace and workplace services, but not without highlighting the crucial role leadership plays in this spectrum.

Expert Panel: Emerging Tech Reshaping the Way We 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 expert panel shares how some of the largest and most innovative global companies revolutionise how they use technology and how they attract and retain talent.  

More speakers to be announced.

Networking & Lunch Break

Data-Driven Workplace Strategies and Transformations

Is your organisation using the right tools and metrics to influence innovations in workplace strategy? We explore how identifying and utilising the most pertinent data sets can help take actions which result in more productive, engaged and motivated team members. Hear examples of data-driven cultures as well as new technologies and innovations helping leading organisations deliver best workplace practice in Amsterdam and beyond.

The Workspace: Data, Experiments and the Human Factor

In a hybrid world, the physical environment greatly enhances connections between people and thus enhances culture. had the challenging goal of creating a Healthy, Happy and Productive workspace for all 11,000 colleagues across the globe. The workplace services team works to achieve this through both data and real time experiments, while maintaining a continuous dialogue with their colleagues, the end-users of the space. This session will share how they achieved their goal and their key learnings in the process.

Implementing a Global SmartBuilding Solution

In this session Hans will share how making data-driven decisions on the optimization of their portfolio of more than 500 offices worldwide, helped Capgemini implement a smart building solution based on LoRaWan technology and sensors. The real-time sensor data also enables their employees to easily find free desks or rooms. Today, contract renewals result in an average decrease of 10% in floorspace, which saves Capgemini more than 50M$ per year.

Networking & Coffee Break

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 2023 and beyond.

Transdisciplinary Theories for Improving Workplaces

Workplace research and management is influenced by individuals from vastly different professions and disciplines, from Facilities Management to People Management, from psychology to ergonomics – the list goes on. In this presentation Dr Appel-Meulenbroek, shares insights from her open-source book series Transdisciplinary Workplace Research & Management. Attendees will leave this session with tangible steps towards integrating the presented theories into an interdisciplinary framework for developing a grand workplace management theory.

Expert Panel: Cross-Functional Approaches to the Workplace Experience

This session explores how best to create optimal environments for employees to do their work, examining how cross-functional and human-centred approaches can be leveraged to make the office and greater workplace ecosystem more purposeful. How do we measure what is great? How do we successfully work across corporate real estate (CRE), human resources (HR), and information technology (IT) to deliver it?

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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 Sophie Gillespie for more information about speaking at this event


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