Agenda

The Workspace Conference 2020 takes place on Friday 2 October in London, onsite, online and on demand.

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Chair's opening remarks
Speaker
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting
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Keynote – How AI is changing the world

AI has the potential to transform our lives more in the next 30-40 years than they have changed since the start of the industrial revolution. This is the best time to be alive in history and it is set to get even better. What does this mean in the short term and the longer term? And what will be the impact and opportunity specifically for the real estate and office property industries?

Speaker
Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is increasingly seen in the consumer world but what scope is there for it to transform the business landscape? How is AR technology developing and what opportunities does it offer for the future?

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What do the hottest technological developments mean for office property?

The fast-paced world of technology is transforming office property. What does this mean for day-to-day life in our workspaces and across the industry as a whole? What is proptech enabling in office property now and where might it get to in future? What is the potential scope of AI technology in the office property industry?

Speakers
Head of Technology
Midwich
Regional Director
Yardi
Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
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Morning break - refresh, reconnect, re-engage

Make the most of our networking and engagement platforms to connect with the community across our physical and virtual spaces.

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Forecasting the future of the office and workspace: anticipating long term trends and developments

2020 reshaped working practices unrecognisably as employees worked from home in their millions and office spaces across the country were left empty. With trends such as co-working, hot desking and agile working all affected in different ways, what does this mean for the future use of offices and workspaces? What does data reveal about the impact of increased working from home in terms of longer term work patterns and demands for square footage? Will traditional landlords have to become more service orientated? And what this will mean for commercial rents and leases in the future?

Speaker
Head of Workplace Strategy & Design
KKS Savills
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Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and how to remain on track with sustainability goals

With ambitious targets being set across the industry for net-zero carbon deadlines, the demands on green technologies are enormous. Alongside this are rapidly changing occupier requirements in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, some of which might help drive sustainability strategies and operational efficiencies, others which place increased energy demands on buildings. What does a realistic long term sustainability strategy look like and how can it embed adaptability and agility into existing buildings and the buildings of the future?

Speaker
Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability
British Land
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Ensuring continued investment as the property industry evolves: building resilience and robustness

As occupier demands shift and shorter term leases become more commonplace, what does this mean for investors looking for robust investment opportunities? How badly were the markets hit and how are they positioned coming out of it? What will the investment landscape look like in the future? And how can investor confidence be rebuilt in the wake of a recession?

Speakers
Head of Tenant Representation
BNP Paribas
CEO & Founder
Pi Labs
VC Investor
Round Hill Ventures
Senior Managing Director
Hines
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Lunch break with live and virtual showcase

Explore more of the hottest trends through our physical and virtual showcase spaces.

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The CX factor: responding to the evolution in customer demands

The trend for customer experience has taken on a greater significance in recent months. Wellbeing in the workplace is fast becoming a new priority for the property industry as customer needs have shifted and the industry strives to accommodate them. How can technology support better customer experience? What lessons can be learned from sectors beyond the property industry that have historically been more tailored towards customer experience?

Speakers
Founder & CEO
Leesman
Founding Partner
PLP Architecture
Partner
Dexter Moren Associates
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Centralisation vs decentralisation: the role and future of regions and cities

As working practices shift, so too are workforce priorities. With lengthy commutes into crowded CBDs and occupation of large scale office estates having become almost obsolete at the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, occupiers are re-examining office locations and looking at hub-and-spoke models amongst others. What are the potential benefits to the regions and how can they maximise growth in a move towards decentralisation? Are these changes for the long term and what do the mean for the future of the city now people have realised you don’t have to work in London to thrive?

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Afternoon break - refresh, reconnect, re-engage

Make the most of our networking and engagement platforms to connect with the community across our physical and virtual spaces.  

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Designing for the future: anticipating how buildings and workspaces will look in the new normal

The challenges of 2020 have hugely accelerated change in the industry, accentuating some existing trends and transforming the demands placed on buildings. From office buildings in the pipeline to those recently completed, what are the design strategies that help guarantee their feasibility in a post-Covid-19 environment? What will be the longer term implications for the future of property and new building design? How can AI enhanced analytics and design create more optimised and future-ready office buildings and workplaces? And how will the intelligent self-learning workplace improve offices’ capacity to evolve, survive and thrive?

Speaker
Head of User Parametrics
Zaha Hadid Architects
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Occupier case study: lessons learned and long term strategy development

After an unprecedented period of disruption, occupiers are slowly returning to their workspaces and employing a vast array of strategies in doing so. How has this been achieved and what will they be looking for from their office spaces in future? What is a large scale leasing strategy likely to look like in terms of lease length, geographical spread, space portfolio?

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Director of Workplace and Corporate Real Estate
BBC
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Head to head chat: bringing Property

Julia Streets and Clive Couldwell summarise the key take-aways from the co-located WorkSpace and AVWorks conferences, discuss insights gained and lessons learned and share their conclusions.

Speakers
Founder & CEO
Streets Consulting
Group Editor
AV Magazine and Electronics Weekly
Networking drinks - refresh, reconnect, re-engage

The last opportunity to connect with the community across our physical and virtual spaces.

Information correct at time of publishing.

Programme and speakers subject to change.