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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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?

Redefining Productivity: Generative AI's Transformation of the Modern Workplace

The dawn of Generative AI is not just reshaping our workplaces; it's challenging our perspectives on productivity and collaboration. Olivier Dubuisson, renowned for his expertise in the field, presents ground breaking research insights on the transformative power of AI. Dive deep into Olivier's recent interactions with EU politicians spearheading the EU AI Act, and explore the potential implications and opportunities that lie ahead for the European Union and its industries.

Unravelling the Global Workplace: Deep Dive into Gensler’s Observations and Insights

Drawing from real-world data, Gensler identifies emerging trends and common features that organizations should consider incorporating into their work environments. This year, Gensler conducted a comprehensive analysis that involved cross-country comparisons, exploring various aspects, such as the working habits in different countries, the influence of specific industries on workplace preferences, and which countries exhibit a greater willingness to return to the office compared to others.

Coffee & Networking 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 Paris as well as further afield.

Creating a Community Connection: Three Innovative Case Studies for a Unique & Sustainable Experience

How can we design unique, experiential, and engaging workplaces that are tailored to the individual client and their purpose? How can we activate a community of collaborators through future-proof workplace designs? Join Saguez & Partners as they take us on a journey through 3 case studies: Pernod Ricard, Sanofi, and BCG.

Unlocking the Power of the 4 Day Week

Join us as we delve into the transformative 4 day week global movement. With 92% successful trials across various sectors and geographies, it's not just a trend; it's a game-changer. Discover how post-covid changes proved increased productivity without sacrificing work-life balance. Explore the demands for equality, environmental responsibility, and the rise of Gen Z's unique perspective on work. Additionally, we'll delve into the impact of AI adoption on workforce dynamics. Are 300 million jobs at risk? How can employers today futureproof their workforce and ensure a more efficient future?

Expert Panel: Rethinking Work-Life Balance: Redefining Productivity and Well-being in the Modern Workplace

In this thought-provoking panel discussion, industry experts explore two fundamental questions shaping the future of work: Can we work less? Can we have better employees and employers? Through insightful dialogue, the panel examines the possibilities of achieving work-life balance, reducing the emphasis on long work hours, and fostering healthier relationships between employees and employers. Join us as we delve into innovative strategies, flexible work arrangements, and cultural shifts that prioritize well-being while maintaining productivity in today's dynamic work environments.

Lunch & Networking Break

Cisco Workplace Tours

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.

A Magnet, not a Mandate: The Office as an Extension of Company Culture

In this session, Cisco discusses their ongoing project to retrofit their own offices globally to create spaces which reflect the company’s core values. We share the learnings from implementing these workplace strategies and the success achieved in “retrofitting smart” to older buildings, the outcomes in workplace experience, operational efficiency and energy savings – and how organisations need to avoid siloed thinking amongst real estate, workplace and IT departments in order to deliver similar outcomes.

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.

The Future of Paris: Regeneration and Revival

Unique perspectives on how the city of Paris is evolving in terms of buildings and place; 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; what new ideas & opportunities will arise for the future of work.

Future of Workplace Design: What’s Next?

The way our workplaces are shaped by the built environment has always been evolving, however, this has never been more real until now. The way we work, where we work, the digitization of work, new expectations from work, work life balance among many other aspects, have created a completely new set of goals and workplace ambitions. This presentation from Daniel will look at how business leaders should respond to changing workplace demands, drawing on examples from AECOM's work with both French and global client case studies.

Urban Transformations: Shaping the Built Environment and Workplaces of the City of Light

This session brings together leading real estate professionals and workplace strategy pioneers as they unravel the evolution of buildings and spaces in the city of Paris. We will explore how the region is adapting to the ever-changing needs of businesses and employees, embracing the challenges of today and tomorrow. Discover the birth of new communities and the resurgence of reimagined spaces, engage with visionary thinkers, and uncover exciting new ideas and opportunities that are shaping the future of work.

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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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