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.
Sustainable Futures: Rethinking Work, Architecture and Design
In the wake of the global pandemic, we have accelerated shifts in our understanding of how we work, where we work, and the impact of our work on the planet. These sessions explore the pivotal challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we envision a more sustainable, resilient and purpose-driven future.
What Next for London? Keeping the Capital at the Top of its Game
Laura explores what makes the capital an international success and how it can build on that into the future sharing insights into making the city a magnet - for talent, investment and creativity.
Architecture's Pivotal Role in Constructing a Delightful Low Carbon Future
During this discussion Simon and Jeremy examine the global challenges we face, addressing the design and reinvention of the working, playing and living environment in the long life, loose fit, low carbon future
Coffee & Networking
Making Light Work - From the Space Station to the Workstation
Discover how lighting designed for the space station is transforming the future of the workplace down here on Earth. Learn how these discoveries are shaping the next generation of technologies, standards and regulations. Take away practical tips for your home office to improve productivity, sleep - and even help you look better on zoom.
Expert Panel: Future Forward Workplaces
Based on the social, economic political and technical trends impacting the future of the office, this session represents architect, developer, project management and technology perspectives and explores how to best navigate trends in placemaking and smart building design. We examine how organisations are addressing the challenges of creating and managing attractive, efficient, sustainable, renewable and safe places to work; how buildings can learn and adapt to occupiers through soft landings and continuous iteration.
Case Study: Burges Salmon. The Power of Workplace, Connecting for Success
This session examines the evolution of agile workplace and offers invaluable lessons about the relationship between design, emotion and business success. For Burges Salmon, success initially hinged on recruiting the right talent and securing profitable work. Office design mirrored traditional legal models with hierarchies and specialized practice areas; the need for a more agile setup became evident but met with resistance. Now, a unifying office space is crucial for ongoing business success. This presentation shares insights gained and offers practical recommendations.
Lunch & Networking
People Centred Workplaces: Cultivating Culture, Collaboration & Engagement
How can companies make the office an attractive proposition to employees who now have more choice in where and how they work? How can we create positive workplace experience and seamless collaboration in our new hybrid world. We examine the post pandemic impact on work, space, buildings and the effects on employee and company productivity and well-being, behaviour and culture.
Transforming with Humans at the Centre
In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, successful and continuous transformation is imperative for survival. EY’s new research, conducted in collaboration with Oxford University's Saïd Business School, reveals that the key to transformation success lies in understanding and addressing human emotions. Leaders who prioritize workforce emotions are 2.6 times more likely to achieve success.
Evolving Employee Engagement to Improve Employee Experience
This panel explores various crucial aspects of today’s modern workplaces. We examine how you can deliver a seamless workplace experience to increase employee brand connection and retain talent. How to cultivate a workplace environment that seamlessly integrates technology, fosters employee engagement, including deskless employees, and bolsters brand affinity. We uncover methods for not only retaining top talent but also forging a lasting bond between employees and their organizations
Coffee and Networking
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.
Panel Debate: Future Workplace: Designing Holistically for ESG Excellence
This panel explores various crucial aspects of today’s modern workplace. It focuses on the practicalities and challenges organisations face in creating a culture and space for a multi-generational workforce, whilst also addressing environmental sustainability, fostering social inclusivity and robust governance practices.
Expressing and Incentivising Sustainable Places
This session examines an award-winning new means of gamifying buildings, in a public facing and interactive way, to transform them into more sustainable ecosystems. Merging real-time 3-D experiences with real-world climate challenges, Orbital Bloom is data-driven and place-based artwork that engages audiences in sustainability journeys. By intertwining sustainability data from physical systems with digital arts, it creates convergences between real and imaginary worlds that can positively impact people and the planet.
Key Conference Take Outs | Projecting Global Trends into the Future
As we reach the culmination of our two-day conference this closing session will not only recap the highlights and pivotal discussions of the past two days but will also feature exclusive insights from the WORKTECH Academy's Global Trends. Gain a deeper understanding of the trajectory that the future holds for work and workplace dynamics and leave with a renewed perspective on the Future of Work, armed with actionable insights and a comprehensive understanding of the trends shaping the professional landscape.