The Future of the Workplace: Reimagining, repositioning and repurposing
12:45 – 13:20Registration and networking
13:20 – 13:25Opening welcome

Tim Burke, deputy editor, EG
13:25 – 13:45Keynote: Transforming your perspective on work environments

Ana Stanojevic, former workplace strategy and development lead, Nokia
13:45 – 14:15Investor perspectives

· Are investors facing the current market conditions optimistic?
How is the increasing debt affecting the sector?
What are the advantages of investing in refurbishments compared with new developments?

James Boadle, senior vice president, Oxford Properties
Alexander Jan, chief economic adviser, London Property Alliance
14:15 – 14:35It’s time to redefine the “O” word
The office no longer fits its dictionary definition, and for good reasons too. No longer a series of rooms for bureaucratic purposes, they are now being redesigned to prioritise collaboration, employee wellbeing and to make use of technology to help companies make their mark on the world. Hear more about creating next-generation workplaces, including lessons learnt in the design, build and opening of some transformed offices and why, in the face of a lot of negativity, the office is long overdue a PR campaign.

Josh Hewes, founder and chief executive, Blockspace
Liam Spencer, director, Thirdway
14:35 – 14:45Presentation:  National statistics for offices

Jim Larkin, data reporter, EG
14:45 – 15:00Quick break
15:00 – 15:40Evolving office demand: Leases and occupier flexibility

Office demand is undergoing a transformation as tenants prioritise flexibility and seek spaces with enhanced ESG credentials. Businesses are seeking to boost their value and corporate image by opting for high-quality office space, prompting questions about how the leasing landscape is being navigated:
· What deviations are occurring from the conventional institutional model?
· What innovative leasing models are necessary to attract and retain businesses in this changing environment?
· Is there a need for compromise from both sides during lease negotiations?

James Evans, head of national office agency, Savills
Jim Larkin, data reporter, EG
Laura Oliver, partner, Clyde & Co
Simon Rowley, director of flex workspace, GPE
CJ Uhure, director of group property, Reed
15:40 – 15:55Power of Place: The difference between average and outstanding

The rise of hybrid working shifted the way employees think about their journeys into the office and how often they choose to be there. So organisations have increased their focus on attracting employees back into the workplace by making it as appealing as possible.
There can be little doubt that hybrid working is here to stay. But the hybrid workforce covers a wide spectrum. For some, hybrid working means coming into the office once a week or less. For others, it might mean spending most days in the office. For the rest, it’s somewhere in between. And here lies the challenge. How do you ensure that regardless of how often your offices are being used, they exceed employees’ expectations and help you achieve your business objectives?
 Join Leesman to find out why you need an outstanding workplace in a hybrid working world and, when it comes to employee experience, how you can go from good to great.

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15:55 – 16:35Office obsolescence equals opportunity

When it comes to meeting requirements for hybrid working and efficiency/ESG objectives, some office assets have lagged. As the competitive landscape of offices evolves, it raises the following questions:
· What can be done with outdated offices?
· What alternatives exist for class B and C properties?
· Is there potential for repurposing these assets to transform areas into vibrant communities where people can work, live and play?

Ben Cross, creative real estate director
Darryl Easton, managing director, East On Commercial
Nicola Gillen, EMEA lead for total workplace, Cushman and Wakefield
Susan Randall, sustainable solutions advisor, Rype Office
16:35-16.55Closing Keynote: Turning workplaces into culture

Hear from Sunday Times bestselling author Bruce Daisley on what great workplace culture looks like, and how why the workplace shouldn’t be underestimated for creating it.

Bruce Daisley, Sunday Times bestselling author and host of podcast series Eat Sleep Work Repeat 
16:55-17:00Closing remarks

Tim Burke, deputy editor, EG
17:00 – 18:00Networking drinks

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