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Coworking Europe 2016 will be organized on November 28th, 29th and 30th in Brussels, Belgium.

The 2016’s edition aims to address openly all the topics related to the coworking model.

The conference will also be an exceptional opportunity to share best practices, connect and, why not, build up and collaborate on new exciting projects.

See Coworking Europe 2016’s program here below :

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Program

Day 1

  • 8.45 Registration

  • 9.30 Welcome by Jean-Yves Huwart, Coworking Europe

  • 9.35 Introduction speech by the Brussels Municipality
  • 9.40 Brussels urban ideas with coworking as one of the corner of future development strategies
  • 09.50 Introduction of the EU wide coworking strategy

    European Commission

  • 10.10 Global Coworking Survey 2016 : disclosure of the latest data

    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag (Berlin, Germany)

  • 10.25 China's new service based economy supported by digital hubs and communities

    Sampson Ho, WE+ (Beijing)

  • 10.40 WeWork, the coworking world n°1 Unicorn - What makes the success and the traction

    Hillary Deppeler, WeWork (London)

  • 10.55 Molengeek - How to cure the reputation of likely ``the most hated city district in Europe`` through a Coworking project

    Julie Foulon, Molengeek (Molenbeek)

  • 11.05 Why connecting coworking spaces locally creates so much value ? - Example of the Canary Islands

    Nacho Rodriguez, CWC (Las Palmas)

  • 11.20 Coffee Break

  • 11.45 Real Estate developers still struggle to get what coworking is about. Though, we see improvement and it could make coworking operators' life easier
  • 12.00 The fourth Industrial Revolution : will coworking communities take the driving seat ?

    TBC

  • 12.15 The demography and data demonstrating why Coworking will become the norm in the wokplace
  • 12.30 ``On stage Twitter-Express``

    All attendees can line up in front of the mic on stage to introduce themselves or make an announcement or an invitation, all in 20 sec max !

  • 13.00 Lunchtime

  • 13.00 Inauguration of the Expo Hall

  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 1 (Area A) - ``P2P private home renting as office``, anti-cafés, etc. : could they become a threat for Coworking space owners
  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 2 (Area B) - Why freelancers have more impact on the overall modern economy than startups
  • 14.30 - 16.15 Masterclass 1 (Registration mandatory - Level : senior workplaces) - How to renegociate a lease contract with favorable terms after the first 3 years of activity
  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panel 3 (Area A) - Solving major social issues through coworking

    – Hack for Refugees

  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panel 4 (Area B) - The value in crafting and developing a Coworking brand
  • 16.15 - 16.40 Coffee Break

  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panel 5 (Area A) - Coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators, startup farms... : a same family, with what kind of differences ?
  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panel 6 (Area B) - Are coworking spaces becoming the ``hubs`` of new collaborative and sharing services ?
  • 16.30 - 18.15 Masterclass 2 (Registration mandatory - Level : senior workplaces) - Opening up a second space : best practices, team delegation, challenges, timing, metrics
  • 17.40 Plenary Session - Reminders and 1st wrap up

  • 17.55 Communications

  • 18.10 Cocktail

Day 2

  • 9.00 Unconference briefing

    By Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin, Germany)

  • 9.00 Design Contest (whole day)

    Expo Hall

  • 9.10 Sessions pitches (1 min each, max 21 sessions)

    By sessions leaders.

    Up to 21 topics will be confirmed  for the morning.

    A  new set of proposals will be decided during the day, making it possible to go deeper with some discussions.

  • 9.35 Moderation tips and expected results

    Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin, Germany)

  • 9.40 - 10.30 Unconference Session 1

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 10.35 - 11.25 Unconference Session 2

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 10.35 - 11.25 Masterclass 3 (Registration mandatory - Level : senior workplaces) - After years, tired of running the coworking community : what can be a proper exit strategy ?
  • 11.25 - 11.50 Coffee Break

  • 11.55 - 12.45 Unconference Session 3

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 12.50 Lunchtime

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Unconference Session 4

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Unconference Session 5

    7 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 14.15 - 16.00 Masterclass 5 : ``An overview of the Tel Aviv entrepreneurial ecosystem : how it's operated and what makes it so successful ``

    Facilitated by ClusterHub, Tel Aviv

  • 16.05 - 16.30 Coffee Break

  • 16.30 - 17.20 Results presentations

    Every session leader gets the opportunity to share during 1-2 minutes with the audience his/her takeaways from the discussion session they led.

  • 17.30 Unconference's wrap-up

  • 17.30 Coworking Europe 2016 Award
  • From 19.30 Coworking Europe Party (registration mandatory)

Day 3

  • 9.30 Coffee Welcome

  • 10.00 Masterclasse 4 - Community Building

    Alex Hillman and Adam Teterus (IndyHall, Philadelphia)

  • 10.00 Masterclass 5 - Event managers discussion : Quality, frequency, efficiency
  • 10.00 Masterclasse 6 - Acoustic, layout, facility management, design
  • 10.00 Masterclasse 6 - How to take part in the EU programs without being squeezed by the EU funding mercenaries
  • 12.00 Lunchtime

    Pre-order your sandwich the days before

  • 13.15 Beginning of the Brussels Coworking Tours

    Register for your guided tours before.

    Eight groups in total. Buy you public transportation day ticket prior to departure.

  • 17.30 End of the Brussels coworking tours
  • 19.30 - 21.30 Aperitivo and walking dinner