Agile Workplace Design Forum

The Agile Workplace Design Summit organized by GLC Europe will provide a great opportunity for learning and networking during the 2 days of the event. The goal of the conference is to uncover the insights of the latest trends of workplace design and how it’s influencing agile working.

Is your goal to possess the most insightful information about a workplace that drives innovation? Would you like to know more about change management? Do you strive to discover the latest trends driving smart buildings? Would you like to discuss the challenges of wellbeing at work?

Join us in May 2020 and get your unique chance to get updates, learn, and extend your professional horizons.

Key Takeaways

What participants say about our events:

“Very energizing event, a lot of information & interesting topics for different industries, in different sizes & locations. Very well done!”
All was very nice & well-prepared
Very high level of presentations, extremely informative and useful!

For detailed program download the agenda

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Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Opening keynote presentation – The Workplace as a reflection of the Brand: Physically and culturally

  • 09:30 Better understanding & embedding employee needs in global workplace initiative

  • 10:00 Let’s grab a coffee

  • 10:10 How people and technology could work together in the new work environment?

  • 10:40 The future of workspaces at

  • 11:10 Let’s get some fresh air, see you in 10 minutes

  • 11:20 Campfire Session – The importance of considering diversity and inclusion when exploring agile working design

  • 11:50 Post covid real estate scenario – Rethinking corporate real estate

  • 12:10 Evolving working environments and digital transformation in CRE

  • 12:40 Lunch break

  • 13:40 Session reserved for Lizette Engelen

  • 14:10 From Cellular to Open Office – A transformation within a complex organisation

  • 14:40 Let’s stretch your arms&legs

  • 14:50 “Unlocation”: The Ultimate Agile WorkPlace … collaboration, connection and enabled engagement

  • 15:20 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:30 End of DAY 1

Day two

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Personal Development Session & Morning Meditation or Mindfulness Practice – Creating the best place to work!

  • 09:30 Implementing employee experience in a big corporation

  • 10:00 Let’s grab a coffee

  • 10:10 SAP workplace

  • 10:40 From dumb spaces to smart places. Building “team working-memories” in physical and digital workplaces.

  • 11:10 Let’s water the plants! Isn’t that a good way to stretch your arms and legs?

  • 11:20 The innovative work environment as a booster for knowledge exchange in a future proof organization

  • 11:50 Benefits and use cases for chatbots

  • 12:20 Lunch break

  • 13:20 Artificial Intelligence – The new buzzword for the future?

  • 13:50 The enigma of workplace productivity

  • 14:20 How about another coffee?

  • 14:30 The enigma of workplace productivity

  • 15:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:10 End of Day 2

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Asif Sadiq
Asif Sadiq Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
The Telegraph
United Kingdom
Sudhir Saseedharan
Sudhir Saseedharan Global Design Lead
The LEGO Group
United Kingdom
Barata Marta
Barata MartaHead of Portfolio & Strategy for EMEA at Corporate Real Estate
Beatriz Macarrón
Beatriz MacarrónPeople User Experience
Discipline Lead Telefónica
Filip Callewaert
Filip Callewaert Author, Speaker
Herbert Lohninger
Herbert LohningerHead of Digital Workplace Services
Keynote Speaker
Marc van den Helder
Marc van den Helder Program Manager Real Estate
The Netherlands
Jegar Pitchforth
Jegar Pitchforth Data Scientist
The Netherlands
John Blackwell
John Blackwell Managing Director
United Kingdom
Anton Maes
Anton Maes Public Speaker, Workplace Psychologist - Brainmove
Déborah Duc
Déborah Duc Global Workplace Design Lead
Frank Giroux
Frank Giroux Program Lead
Peter Baumann
Peter Baumann Global Global Real Estate & Facilities GRF
Ieva Blekaityte
Ieva BlekaityteFounding partner, HR & Organizational Culture Expert
Bright Minds Board
Nikolaus Wernicke
Nikolaus WernickeSenior Real Estate Manager
Raiffeisen Bank International
Raimund Paetzmann
Raimund PaetzmannVice President Corporate Real Estate
Anne Wernand
Anne WernandMarketing Lead, Behavioral Researcher
The Netherlands
In The Chair: Keith Hole
In The Chair: Keith HoleDirector and Thought Leader
TSM UK Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom
Lizette Engelen MSc, PhD
Lizette Engelen MSc, PhDHealthcare Workplace Strategist
The Netherlands
Toni Portmann
Toni PortmannCo-Founder and CEO
Walkabout Workplace
United States of America

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Who will you meet?

Delegates from the workplace community:

Workplace consultants, occupiers, designers, architects, researchers and suppliers, workplace strategists, facility managers, employee engagement experts, HR/human capital managers, change management, workplace wellbeing professionals, happiness, people and talent officers.

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