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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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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. What’s on the horizon for the future of work? How should business leaders respond and what should they prioritise in the months ahead?

What is the role of the office in the future of work?

Session to be announced.

Networking and Coffee Break

Workplace Experience: Leadership and Culture in Hybrid Settings

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

Unlocking Workplace Engagement in the Hybrid Work Era

The pandemic and its aftershocks have changed the workplace and the workforce as we know it. One thing that’s here to stay: Hybrid and remote work. In today’s disrupted workplace, managers must adopt a fundamentally different approach to managing and developing their teams. In this session, Pablo will share Gallup’s latest workplace research, insights and best practices on the demands of the era of hybrid work globally, in Europe and in Spain.

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.

Unveiling Google & Hitachi's Workplace Transformations

In this engaging talk, Monica will take you through intriguing client case studies, including the transformative journey of Hitachi's new home in Madrid and the cutting-edge cyber security centre of Google in Malaga. These real-world examples will highlight the intersection of architecture, technology, and human-centric design, offering a blueprint for success in the ever-evolving landscape of work environments. Explore key strategies and lessons learned, demonstrating how the physical environment can influence company culture, employee well-being, and ultimately drive business growth.

The Sustainability Playbook

Session to be announced.

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 approaches and human-centred designs 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?

Networking and Lunch Break

Spaces & Places: The Future of Madrid's Commercial Real Estate

How influential is real estate's role in the future of work? How it is responding to today and tomorrow’s needs of business and employees; what are the implications for sustainability, inclusivity and wellbeing; how are new communities being formed and new spaces being revived and reimagined as destinations to live and work?

Expert panel: Redefining the Office Purpose: Navigating Real Estate & Return-to-Office Dynamics

This panel brings together Spain’s leading tenants to unravel the complexities of real estate's role in the future of work:
How are return-to-office drives re-shaping the workspace landscape?
How can we cater to the changing needs and expectations of the modern workforce?
How can smart technologies optimize office spaces for energy efficiency, cost savings, and environmental stewardship?
What new opportunities will arise for the future of work and Spanish real estate?

The Digital Economy Changing the Shape of Our Cities

Join us for a captivating exploration of Madrid’s future, as we look at how digital and creative industries are moulding our cities and work environments. Dr Cristina Mateo will share insights into remote work, diverse workforces, the emergence of third spaces, and the renewal of community connections. Be prepared to discover the exciting new business models of the digital frontier which are driving urban transformations, and what that might mean for the commercial future of Madrid.

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