Agenda


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Chairs' opening remarks

The workplace revolution – joint plenary with AVWorks. The advent of intelligent and collaborative technologies is said to herald a fourth industrial revolution, with the potential to reshape the way we live and work. As our day begins, we invite future-facing technologists to share their vision of a world re-defi ned by the hottest of hot tech – AI and mixed reality (MR) – then challenge them to apply that vision to the workspace.

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Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
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Keynote - Artificial intelligence: Rethinking your world

AI has the potential to transform our lives more in the next thirty to forty years than they’ve changed since the start of the industrial revolution. These are exciting times – and for those able to harness AI’s potential – the future has even more to offer. One of the UK’s leading futurologists describes how AI will transform our societies, economies and working environments.

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Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
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Keynote - Mixed realities: Bringing your world together

More and more we see augmented and virtual reality enhancing the world of the consumer. In recent months we’ve seen how it can unite remote workforces. A leading technologist introduces us to the power of mixed reality technologies to foster collaboration, obliterate geography and transform our business landscapes.

Speaker
Head of VR and AR
PwC
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Live Q&A
Speakers
Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
Head of VR and AR
PwC
Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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Panel discussion: Bring it to the office – cut to the chase

We now bring the on-the-ground experts together to discuss how the fast-paced world of technology is transforming office environments today. What do technological developments mean for the working world and the office sector in practice? What does this means for day-to-day life in our workspaces and what is technology enabling in office property now. How can we harness the power of technology to secure the future of the office?

Speakers
Regional Director
Yardi
Head of Technology
Midwich
Head of VR and AR
PwC
Office and Investment lead
Argent
Derwent London
Chief Executive Officer
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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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Forecasting the future: Anticipating long term trends and developments for the office and workspace

2020 reshaped working practices as employees worked from home in their millions and office spaces countrywide were left empty. We interrogate the data to determine what this might mean for the future, and how increased home-working could impact work patterns and the demand for square footage. Will trends towards co-working, hot-desking and agile-working accelerate or stall? Will traditional landlords become more service oriented? And what will be the impacts on commercial rents and leases?

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Director and Head of Workplace Strategy and Design
KKS Savills
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Environmental, social and corporate governance – how to remain on track towards sustainability goals

With ambitious targets being set across the sector towards net zero carbon deadlines, the demands on green technologies are enormous. At the same time, fast-changing occupier requirements arising from the Covid-19 crisis could help drive sustainability strategies and effi ciencies or, conversely, place increased energy demands on buildings. Given these imponderables, what does a realistic long-term sustainability strategy look like? And how can we embed adaptability and agility into both existing and future buildings?

Speakers
Head of Investor Relations
British Land
Head of Sustainable Development
British Land
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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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Panel discussion - Investing for a resilient future

As occupier demands shift in response to Covid-19, how do investors identify robust investment opportunities? How badly has our sector been hit and how is it positioned for recovery? We consider the future investment landscape and how confidence might be restored in the wake of recession.

Speakers
Head of Tenant Representation, Senior Director
BNP Paribas Real Estate UK
Founder and CEO
Pi Labs
Senior Managing Director
Hines UK
Chief Marketing Officer
essensys
Managing Director
Round Hill Ventures
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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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The CX factor - responding to rapid evolution in occupier demands

Wellbeing in the workplace is fast becoming a priority, leading to a greater emphasis on customer experience among office property providers. We consider the enhancements technology can bring and look to other sectors for lessons in customer experience excellence.

Speakers
Partner
Dexter Moren Associates
Founding Partner
PLP Architecture
CEO
Leesman
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Centralisation vs decentralisation: A future role for regions and cities

As working patterns shift, so too do workforce priorities. In a post-Covid world, workers may not relish a return to the office or the long commutes to reach them. Is this a short-term blip or a long-term change? What might it mean for the future of cities now that people have realised you don’t have to work in them to thrive? Employers everywhere are re-examining their office locations and looking for new models. We consider how this might benefit the regions and how they can maximise the opportunities of decentralisation.

Elizabeth Peckett, Head of Asset Management, Allied London

Fireside chat: Coworking at risk or renaissance: how the flexible workspace model will evolve following the crisis

Andrew Lynch, Cofounder and COO, Huckletree 

Speakers
Head of Asset Management
Allied London
Cofounder and COO
Huckletree
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Networking break and Solutions showcase

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Welcome back from the Chair
Speaker
Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
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The architect’s perspective: Designing future buildings and office spaces

The challenges of 2020 have accelerated change in the office property sector and transformed the demands placed on office buildings. From those in the pipeline to those recently completed, we consider the design strategies that might enhance building feasibility in a post-Covid-19 world and address the long-term impacts for new building design. We’ll look at how AI, advanced analytics and design could create optimal and future-ready offices, and how intelligent, self-learning workspace approaches might help buildings to evolve and thrive.

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Head of Analytics and Insights
Zaha Hadid Architects
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The occupier’s perspective: Returning to the office and building the future

We’ll find out what a large-scale pan-national leasing strategy might look like, and how virtual reality is helping the BBC power its collaborative workforce.

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Director of Workplace and Corporate Real Estate
BBC
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A chat with the chairs: bringing Property Week Workspace and AV Works events together

Julia Streets and Clive Couldwell each summarise the key take-aways from their respective conferences, and discuss lessons learned and their final conclusions

Speakers
Founder and Director
Streets Consulting
Group Editor
AV Magazine and Electronics Weekly
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Conference close / delegate networking time

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Information correct at time of publishing.

Programme and speakers subject to change.