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Coworking Europe 2015 will be organized on November 11th, 12th and 13th in Milan, Italy.

The 2015’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 2015’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 Milan Municipality

  • 9.40 Milan : an open air innovation lab for new working models

    Stefania Burra, Giorgio Baracco, Proteina & Espresso Conference (Italy)

  • 10.05 Introduction of the local Coworking scene

    With Talent Garden, Cowo, Espresso and many more

  • 10.10 Global Coworking Survey 2015 : disclosure of the latest data

    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag

  • 10.25 How IAC's (Incubator , Accelerator and Coworking spaces) are reshaping London

    The Greater London Authority has issued a study which shows how IAC (incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces) are changing the face of the City. Sara Turnbull, co-chair of the London Open Workspace Providers Group and co-founder of the Boostrap Company, will tell us about the impact of IAC’s on London.

  • 10.40 Coworking to become the world's standard workplace in 20 years time

    Marie Puyabaraud, director Global Worplace Innovation Johnson Controls (TBC)

  • 10.55 Jokkolabs or how Africa prepares itself for a Coworking boom

    Karim Sy is the  founder of Jokkolabs, based in Dakar, Senegal. Jokkolabs is expanding on the whole African continent, with new spaces in Mali, Ivory Coast, Gambia and more.

  • 11.05 Social interactive and weak links building game

    A special moment to generate interaction and social connection between participation through a fun and non intrusive game.

  • 11.20 Coffee Break

  • 11.45 Coworking and Vacation is becoming a trend topic in a growing number of summer and winter spots

  • 12.15 Coworking partnering with a company or a sponsor : the pros, the cons and the things to keep in mind

    Mike La Rosa, GCUC (Washington DC, US)

  • 12.00 Toolbox Coworking : A look back on the impact of six years of operation on the city ecosystem

    Sara Bigazzi, toolbox, Torino (Italy)

  • 12.30 What is missing for companies to let their staff work out coworking spaces ? Will they create their own ?

    Jennifer Magnolfi

  • 12.45 ``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

  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 1 - Collaboration between Coworking communities : going beyond the utopia

    Panelists :

    • Maria Uvarova, managing directore DI Telegraph (Moscow, Russia), TBC
    • Giorgio Barraco, Espresso Coworking Italia (Alessandria, Italy), TBC
    • Fernando Mendes, CoworkLisboa (Lisbon, Portugal), TBC
    • TBC

  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 2 - Are Coworking spaces the best ``Learning environment`` and how to offer related services ?

    Panelists :

    • Sajid Islam, Hub Dhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
    • TBC
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  • 14.30 - 15.20 Panel 3 - Is coworking the magic step to transform office buildings into friendly work villages ?

    Panelists :

    • Charlie Green, The Office Group (London, UK)
    • Paul Kleuster, OPEN (Johannesburg, South Africa), TBC
    • TBC
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  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panel 4 - Coworking as a corner stone of the On Demand Freelance Economy ?

    • Marco Torregrossa, Secretary General European Association of Freelancers (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Patrick Murdock, The Hub Newry (Northern Ireland, UK)
    • TBC
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  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panel 5 - The value in crafting and developing a Coworking brand

    • Massimo Carraro, Cowo Network (Milan, Italy)
    • Karim Sy, Jokkolabs (Dakar, Senegal) TBC
    • Damiano Ramazzotti, Talent Garden (Milan, Italy)  TBC
    • TBC

  • 15.25 - 16.15 Panels 6 - New ``new`` working generation, changing values and expectations : how will future coworking spaces look like ?

    • Sara Turnbull, Bootstrap Company (London, UK)
    • TBC
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  • 16.15 - 16.40 Coffee Break

  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panel 7 - Coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators, startup farms... : a same family, with what kind of differences ?

    • European Coworking Assembly
    • TBC
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  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panel 8 - Are coworking spaces becoming the ``hubs`` of new collaborative and sharing services ? (TBC)

    • Giorgio Barraco, Proteina (Alessandria, Italy) TBC
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  • 16.40 - 17.30 Panels

    • TBC
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  • 17.40 Plenary Session - Reminders and 1st wrap up

  • 17.55 Communications

  • 18.10 Cocktail

Day 2

  • 9.00 Opening

  • 9.15 Unconference briefing

    By organizers.

  • 9.25 Suggested topics/angles introductions by session leaders

    Unconference’ sessions leaders who want it can introduce and explain their suggested topic/angle

  • 9.40 - 10.30 Unconference Session 1

    6 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 10.35 - 11.25 Unconference Session 2

    6 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 11.25 - 11.50 Coffee Break

  • 11.55 - 12.45 Unconference Session 3

    6 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 12.50 Lunchtime

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Unconference Session 4

    6 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Unconference Session 5

    6 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 16.05 - 16.30 Coffee Break

  • 16.35 - 17.25 Unconference Session 6

    6 simultaneous discussion groups.

Day 3

  • 10.00 Workshop 1 - Community Building

    With Adam Teterus and Alex Hillman

  • 10.00 Workshop 2 - Design your space

    With Oliver Marlow, from Studio Tilt

  • 10.00 Workshop 3 - How to work with sponsors for my space

    Mike La Rosa, GCUC Team