Day 01

Coworking Convention Day – November 24th 2014

Timing Subject Speaker
09.00 Arrival and Registration
09.30 Welcome speech, overview of the conference's program and goals Jean-Yves Huwart, Global Enterprise, Coworking Europe conference's organiser (Belgium)
9.35 Official welcome in Lisbon Graça Fonseca, Lisbon Deputy Mayor (Portugal)
09.40 Introducing the Lisbon Startup Ecosystem Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho, general director for Economy and Innovation in the Lisbon City Council (Portugal)
09.50 An overview of the Portuguese Coworking scene Fernando Mendes, Cowork Lisboa (Portugal)
10.00 Coworking facts and figures in 2014 - Presentation of the World Coworking Survey

Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag (Germany)
10.10 The coworking boom in the Boston Metro area and how Workbar built a network in the area Bill Jacobson, Workbar Boston (US)
10.25 Talent Garden : a rising European coworking brand expanding in the US Damiano Ramazzotti, Talent Garden (Italy)
10.40 How Bangladesh is betting on coworking Sajid Islam, Hub Dhaka (Bangladesh)
10.55 Ice Breaker session Facilitated interactive session - by Next Space (San Francisco)
11.20 Coffee Break
11.40 Coworking as a corner stone to position Sarajevo as a digital entrepreneurship hotspot, as well as the Balkans Amanda Gray (Germany)
11.55 The impact of the Coworking revolution on the real estate industry Sophy Moffat, DTZ (UK)
12.10 Business Centers, Incubators... : why coworking community and hospitality services will win in the traditional office industry Carlos Goncalves, author of the book "Out of Office" (Lisbon, Portugal)
12.25 How to transform your coworking space into an innovation sandbox : lesson learned from working with corporations Claudio Vandi, Numa (France)
12.40 Coworking as a key piece in the shared/collaborative economy David Canat, OuiShare (France/Europe)
12.55 Annoucement by eMerge America Carolina Rendeiro, eMerge America
13.05 Lunch
14.35 - 15.25 Breakout sessions
Room1 The art of managing coworking growth, without hurting the soul or the hosting quality Ashley Proctor (Blueprint, Toronto), Lorenzo Cappellini (Multiverso, Florence), Benjamin Dyett (Grind, New York City), Mazen Helmy (The District, Cairo, tbc) - moderated by Marc Navarro (CREC, Barcelona)
Room2 Can real estate owners and business center operators succeed in developing coworking communities of their own or should they outsource it ? Andrea Kolokasi (Club Workspace,London), Bernard Perelsztejn (The Loft, Brussels), John Milhando (Alliance Business Center, Amsterdam), Carlos Goncalves (Avila Business Centers, Lisbon) - moderated by Liz Elam (GCUC, US)
Room3 Coworking now a must in any plan to nurture the development of new tech startup ecosystems. Why ? How to move further ? Sajid Islam (Hubdhaka, Dhaka), Sarah Drinkwater (Google Campus, London),
Joel Grea (DojoGroup, Paris), Ramon Suarez (BetaCowork, Brussels, Belgium) - moderated by Jean-Yves Huwart (Coworking Europe, Brussels)
15.35 - 16.25
Room1 How can your coworking space apply for 1 million € funding ? Anthony Gutman, Remix Coworking (Paris, France), Lisa Robin, NextSpace (San Francisco, US), Luis Trevino, Beamonte Investments (Boston, US) - moderated by Jean-Yves Huwart (Coworking Europe, Brussels)
Room2 Should corporations put their own coworking units in place ? Magith Noohukhan, Xing AG social network (Hamburg, Germany), Mischa Schlemmer, 1000StartupsParis (Paris, France), Stefan Rief (Fraunhofer Institute, Stuttgart, Germany) - moderated by Julianne Becker
Room3 Interactive session (co-create an answer) - How to make the best use of multiplying Coworking Directories ? The audience is invited to take part in the discussion and co-create an answer - W/ participation of (Pier Paulo Mucelli, UK), Coworking Spain (Manuel Zea, Madrid, tbc), CoPass (tbc) - moderated by Carsten Foertsch (Deskmag, Berlin)
16.35 - 17.25 Breakout session (panels)
Room1 Coworking spaces as gateway to implement policies in the fields of entrepreneurship, sustainable development, city planning or the digitization of the elderly people Christian Cordes (Coworking Deutschland Conference, Germany), Marc Navarro (CREC Barcelona, Spain), Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho (Lisbon City Council, Portugal, tbc)
Room2 Independent workers, nomadic employees : coworking spaces to be the "exoskeleton" of the new workforce generation ? Philipp Hentschel (Welance, Berlin), Belen de Perez (Synergia3 Coworking Lab, Buenos Aires), Matija Raos (Coworking Croatia, Zagreb) - moderated by Amanda Gray (Deskmag, Berlin)
Room3 Interactive session (co-create an answer) - Can coworking become sustainable in remote areas ? The audience is invited to take part in the discussion and co-create an answer - W/ Janosch Dietrich (Workation Retreat, Berlin), Steve Munroe (Hubud, Bali-Indonesia), Clive Peckham (European Rural Public Authorities), Antoine Van den Broek (Mutinerie Village, France) - Facilitated by Julianne Becker (Workation Retreat, Berlin)
17.30 Wrap up
17.40 Networking Cocktail


Day 02

Coworking Europe Unconference – November 25th 2014

An unconference is a full day of collaborative workshops proposed and facilitated by the participants themselves, with the logistical support of the conference infrastructure and staff.

Timing Subject Speaker
9.45 Welcome
10.00 Day 2 - Introduction speech Jean-Yves Huwart
10.05 The rise of the freelance economy and how coworking supports it (Study) Oksana Zheleznova, Serebro Lab (Moscow)
10.15 Unconference Technical Briefing
10.20 Co-creation of the program schedule for the day
10.45-11.35 Session 1 (6 rooms) Participative
11.40-12.30 Session 2 (6 rooms) Participative
12.30 Lunch

Session 3 (6 rooms) Participative
14.40-15.30 Session 4 (6 rooms) Participative
15.30 Break
15.55-16.45 Session 5 (6 rooms) Participative
16.50-17.40 Session 6 (6 rooms) Participative
17.45 End of the working day - Wrap up
18.00 Free time
20.30 (Starting at) Cowork Lisboa/ Coworking Europe Party Village Underground Lisboa - r. Primeiro de Maio, 103 | 1300-472 Lisboa

Day 03

Coworking Convention Day –  November 26th 2014

Timing Subject Organised by
9.45 Welcome at Sao Jorge Cinema
10.15 Workshop 1 : Co-create new service ideas and business models to increase a Coworking spaces' revenue stream Manuella Procopio (Italy) / Ulrich Schubert (Germany)

Workshop 2 - From Coworkers to Collaborators: How to grow participation, improve collaboration, and build a sense of belonging Alex Hillman / Adam Teterus (US)
10.15 Unconference - Additional sessions (Until 13.00) Participative
12.15 Lisbon Coworking Tour briefing and group gatherings Fernando Mendes, Cowork Lisboa, and Stephano Borghi, CoPass
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Lisbon Coworking Tour Organized by CoPass
18.00 Free Time
21.00 (starting at) Coworking Europe Party Venue :


The Coworking Europe 2014 conference will take place in Lisbon on November 24th, 25th, and 26th.

  • Early bird registration until July 31st 2013.
  • Mid-Price registration until September 20th 2013.
  • Full price registration starting from September 21st 2013.

Pricing :

  • Early Bird (€195.00)
  • Mentor (€330.00)
  • Full price (€440.00)

Where ?

Sao Jorge Cinema – Event Venue
Avenida da Liberdade, 175
1250-141 LISBOA