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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Navigating the Changing Landscape of Work: Addressing Challenges and Embracing Emerging Trends

Transformation of the work environment has accelerated, prompting a reassessment of traditional norms. We delve into the upcoming trends in the future of work, exploring how business leaders can effectively respond and prioritize their actions.

Global Workplace Trends

In this session, Imogen shares perspectives and trends from around the globe based on UnWork’s global consultancy practice. While the latest figures show that Fortune 100 companies are increasingly requiring office attendance for a minimum of three days a week, this is still accompanied by a concern for employee experience that is driving new approaches to office design, amenity and inclusion. With exceptional workplace experiences taking a lot of work behind the scenes, Imogen will also share insights into the tools and approaches that support impactful delivery.

The Flight to Character: Creating an Authentic Workplace

While hybrid working has hit the office real estate sector hard, a major consolation has been a ‘flight to quality’ that has generated high demand for Class A offices in prime locations with strong ESG and sustainability criteria. But what if ‘quality’ or ‘premium’ space is no longer enough to entice people back to the office? In this presentation, Matthew looks at how a ‘flight to character’ responds to a deeper search for meaning, purpose and authenticity among employees – and how a new design agenda might create more characterful and successful workplaces.

Fireside Chat: Flight to Quality | Rethinking Real Estate

With unprecedented levels of uncertainty shaping the landscape of the CRE market, a shift has emerged, characterized by a notable absence of significant asset movement. Companies, rather than embarking on traditional real estate investments, are increasingly opting to refurbish and refit. This session explores how best to navigate an ever-evolving business environment, with emphasis on integration of energy optimization and smart solutions.

Networking and Coffee Break

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Peak Performance: Designing the Future of Work for Exceptional Individuals

We delve into the latest research, methods, and innovations empowering individuals to reach and sustain their highest levels of performance. From cultivating a culture of continuous improvement to leveraging cutting-edge technologies, hear thought leaders and practitioners exchange insights and strategies for unlocking peak performance in the workplace.

Case Study: the new Nike Europe HQ in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany

This session explores the theme of The City as Headquarters. It examines how urban structures impact our way of working and can function as unique backdrop to enhance brand´s presence in the city. How Nike used urban structures in its design approach, how they integrate local culture into their company´s set of values and how to uphold an in-person work culture through an innovatively layered workplace experience.

Case Study: KAB & Future Workspaces Transformation

Located in a ‘leftover’ space between several neighbourhoods and perched on a multi-layered intersection that sees traffic from cars, buses, bikes, and trains, KAB is located squarely in the center in Copenhagen’s sites for future growth. This session explores how KAB with its new HQ built on the play between the office and the home – the two places in which we spend the majority of our daily lives – and worked to infuse the headquarters with the best of both worlds.

Expert Panel: Strategies for Peak Workplace Performance

Join our panel of experts as they share insights and strategies aimed at attracting and retaining top emerging talent. Explore the latest innovations and thinking geared towards sustaining high performance in the workplace. Discover the tools and technologies that foster a culture of continuous improvement, as well as those essential for cultivating diversity and inclusivity in the modern workplace.

Interactive Insights

A chance to discuss, debate and feedback thoughts and opinions on what you’ve heard throughout the day so far Attendees are invited to engage in thought-provoking discussions, to voice opinions, share experiences, and pose questions to speakers and fellow participants. With interactive polling sessions and real-time poll results, this session is designed to spark conversations and generate insights into collective viewpoints

Networking and Lunch Break

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Digital Transformation: Thriving in The Modern Workplace

As the pace of technological advancements accelerates, explore digital transformation and gain valuable insights into the transformative influences shaping the future workplace. Consider strategies for leveraging workplace data alongside emerging disruptors like AI and spatial computing within your organizations and explore the creation of seamless experiences to thrive in the digital era.

International Case Study: Kpmg & Servicenow | Employee Experience Excellence

Hear KPMG UK's transformative journey in implementing a cutting edge Workplace Service Delivery system from ServiceNow for 20,000 employees. Discover how the process of developing a mobile-optimized solution, with enhanced levels of efficiency and control delivered seamless user experience for employees; and how this initiative catalysed cultural shifts and facilitated compliance with ESG reporting requirements.

Expert Panel: Reshaping the Way we Work

In the age of the “anywhere office”, people, place and technology will play a more vital role than ever. It is now crucial for businesses to understand how people are using workspaces with technologies that will keep teams connected, organized with an enhanced experience. 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.

Networking and Coffee Break

Welcoming Back

Urban Renaissance: Shaping the Future of Work

Exploring how workplace is changing to meet the changing needs of businesses and employees, while emphasizing sustainability, inclusivity, and wellbeing. From the emergence of new communities to the revitalization of urban space, we'll examine the transformation of workspace into vibrant new destinations for living and working.

Zoku: Pioneering the Future of Work Through Connectivity and Innovation

Zoku, a hybrid blend of residence and workplace with hotel amenities, has garnered recognition as one of the "25 Coolest Hotels in the World" by Forbes. This innovative concept fosters connectivity, catering to digital nomads and international companies seeking to optimize talent. Positioned for the "Work From Anywhere" movement, Zoku champions the Future of Work, emphasizing mobility and research-backed human connections—a theme underscored by the pandemic.

More Earth, Less Rocket: A Metaphor for Better Balance in a Rapidly Changing World

Riding the waves of a rapidly changing world requires anchoring into principles that stand the test of time. In this light-hearted and interactive talk about aiming for better balance across organisations and industries, Kelly explores why continuing to lean more into feminine principles could be what allows us to achieve that balance, and stay healthier in the long term as a result.

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