Join Coworking Europe 2021 conference in Vienna!
Physical ticket to the Vienna conference also includes access to the Coworking Europe Hub, the virtual venue and networking platform.

Below, we present the Coworking Europe Program for 2021 conference in Vienna. 

Nov. 30th - Pre-conference

  • 09.00-18.00 Coworking Tour Day

    Self-guided Coworking Tour – Coworking Spaces in Vienna and Bratislava are opening their doors to the international community.

  • 14.00-18.00 Coworking Tour around Coworking Spaces in Vienna lead by the Vienna Business Agency

    Official Program – Introduction and guiding by the Vienna Business Agency (VBA). VBA will show some coworking spaces in Vienna to the first Coworking Europe attendees on the scene.

  • 20.00-23.00 Welcome Dinner at Schweizerhaus

    Join the evening in a rustic beer hall & garden with 19th-century origins serving traditional Viennese dishes. 

    Schweizerhaus (Prater, Vienna)

Dec. 1st - Austria Center Vienna

  • 09.30-09.35 Welcome speech

    Welcome Speech and briefing of the conference

    Jean-Yves Huwart, Coworking Europe

  • 09.35-09.45 Vienna - How the city uses new working patterns to increase the quality of living

    Keynote – Vienna is ranked as the city with the highest quality of living worldwide. How are developments like coworking offerings and soft mobilty solutions contributing? How can Vienna move further into this direction?

    • The City of Vienna

  • 09.45-10.05 An overview of the Coworking scene in the Twin Cities Vienna and Bratislava

    Collective talk with some of the representative of the Austrian and Viennese coworking scene.

    Anita Komarek, Hotel Schani (Vienna) TBC

    Dusan Duffek, Coworking Campus (Bratislava);

  • 10.05-10.20 Global Coworking Survey - Latest Data

    Keynote – The Global Coworking Survey is the world most comprehensive study on coworking. The latest outcome will be presented in Vienna.

    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag (Berlin)

  • 10.20-10.35 Where does Flexible Workspace go next ? – Human, Physical & Digital

    Keynote – Latest international data and trends

    James Rankin, The Instant Group (London)

  • 10.35-10.50 Corporate workspace strategy - What has changed and is the current acceleration sustainable?

    Keynote – What corporate companies are already planning now and how operators should prepare for the increased demand for flex office solutions.

    Richard Louis Gross, AllOfficeCenters (Frankfurt)

  • 12.30-13.00 Are members massively back in coworking spaces and what are the changes in the market demand as the pandemic ends?

    The pandemic has frozen the activity of many flexible workspaces during months. As the vaccination campaign rolled out across Europe, was is the situation by the end of 2021. Are people back at full capacity? Most importantly, what are the changes flex operators are noticing in the demand from the tenants? Has the profile of the leads changes? Are new industries and new kind of organizations interested in the service that one didn’t see before? From those observations, what could be the next steps, role and innovation for the coworking offering in the near future?

    • IWG
    • WeWork
    • Talent Garden

  • 11.25-12.00 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break and network!

  • 12.00-12.30 To what extent are flexible and remote workplace options becoming important for recruitment and talent retention?

    Panel – The Covid-19 transformed the working model of modern societies. Forced homeworking changed companies’ cultures and and methods. Where will the commute-less society influences the coworking industry the most?

  • 12.30-13.00 Can any office provider afford not to offer flexible solution in the 21st century?

    The traditional office floor leasing model on which major Property companies have build their strength might not be dead. However, some of the most important Corporate Real Estate providers have chosen to develop their own flex workspace offering and office hospitality brands. Can any Office Building operator in the 21st century still propose workspace solutions to employers with some element of coworking and flexible service? A discussion with some of the most important Property owners and real estate professionals in Europe.

    • HB Reavis
    • Immofinanz
    • Cushman & Wakefield

  • 13.00-14.15 Lunch Break

    Eat something & network!

  • 14.15-15.05 Technologies to optimise coworking management's processes. What are the latest evolutions and possibilities?

    Panel – Discussion with the best providers of technologies to automate and optimizes the processes within coworking spaces operations. What are the new features and the new capabilities ? Review of the latest developments and promises.

    • essensys
    • Nexudus
    • Ezeep
    • Iseo
    • Salto Systems

  • 14.15-15.05 After the era of landlords, is it the time for ``Brandlords`` ?

    The flexible workspace market is still growing apace, but it’s not just flexspace and co-working operators that are fuelling supply. Landlords and commercial property investment groups are also investing in flexspace brands, side-stepping partnerships with existing operators to take a DIY approach.

    • Zoe Ellis-Moore, founder Spaces to Places

  • 14.15-15.05 Has the time for coworking in the countryside come at last and what is the right size for it?

    Talk

    TBC

  • 14.15-15.05 ``How to transform diversity and inclusion into a driver of growth for your membership and revenues``

    Panel – How to make everybody feel comfortable in your coworking community and create sense o belonging, regardless of gender, age or origin ? Inclusivity can become a revenue generator, through some tricks, spirit and communication items.

    • Ashley Proctor, Creative Blueprint (Toronto, CA)
    • Jeannine Vanderlinden (Breda, NL)
    • Bernie Mitchell (London, UK)

  • 15.10-16.00 From Flexible Workspaces to Innovation Ecosystem, a transformation accelerated by the pandemic.

    Talk – During the first 4 years of existence in Aticco we focused on upgrading our coworker’s experience and opening new centers, we knew we wanted to become more than just.a traditional flexible workspace operator but it wasn’t until the pandemic hit us that we decided to really go into a transformation and become an Innovation Ecosystem and open new ventures such as a coliving division (Aticco Living) an accelerator and open innovation (AticcoLab) and the opening of Hubs of vertical communities.

    • Frank Paredes, co-founder Aticco (Barcelona)

  • 15.10-16.00 What if Covid-19 and sanitary rules become the norm on the long term? How can the coworking business adjust and still thrive?

    Panel

    TBC

  • 15.10-16.00 What is the value of my coworking space? How can I sell my coworking space and merge it with another player?

    Talk

  • 16.00-16.30 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break & network!

  • 16.30-17.20 TBC

    Panel

    Essensys, Ezeep, Salto, Iseo, Nexudus

  • 16.30-17.20 Can coworking operators support the hybridization of everything and how to transform it into easy to use products? (Events, meeting, work)

    Podcast studios or visio-conference rooms are now avalialble for rent in a growing number of coworking spaces. Are coworking operators the key to transform any organization into a hybrid one, physycial and digital?

    TBC

  • 16.30-17.20 TBC

    Talk

    TBC

  • 17.30-20.00 Coworking Tour / Free Time

    Coworking Tour / Free Time

  • 20.00-23.30 Coworking Europe Opening Night

    Coworking Europe Opening Night at The Student Hotel (TBC)

Dec. 2nd - Austria Center Vienna

  • 09.10-09.40 Unconference Presentation

    Unconference explanation

    Julianne Becker, Iris Wolfer (TBC)

  • 09.50 - 10.40 Franchise - The scale up recipe for the Coworking industry

    Panel

    TBC

  • 09.50 - 10.40 TBC

    Talk

    TBC

  • 09.50 - 10.40 Unconference Session 1

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 10.45-11.35 How to put access control systems at the core of coworking space's process optimization?

    Panel – Opening doors is the most obvious use case for smartlocks and self-managed access systems. But there are many other processes that can be improved through integration with the access control system. Matthias Zeitler from Coworking Bansko (BG) will highlight some of these use cases and share his insights from his own operations. A lively panel discussion with experts from ISEO and Salto Systems will explore other advanced use cases in more detail.

    • Coworking Bansko
    • ISEO
    • Salto Systems

  • 10.45-11.35 When the space is a mean for a goal - Purpose driven coworking spaces. How to make it succesful?

    Panel

    TBC

  • 10.45-11.35 Unconference Session 2

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 11.35-12.10 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break & network!

  • 12.10-13.00 How to create coworking spaces for corporates preserving individual companies' culture?

    Panel

    TBC

  • 12.10-13.00 Can white label multi-access offerings become a winning approach for independent coworking spaces?

    Panel

    Upflex (TBC), Mutlicowork (TBC), One Cowork (TBC)

  • 12.10-13.00 Unconference Session 3

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 13.00-14.15 Lunch Break

    Eat something & network!

  • 14.15-15.05 Between international brands and property companies backed operators, what can be the positioning of independant spaces?

    Panel

    TBC

  • 14.15-15.05 TBC

    Talk

    TBC

  • 14.15-15.05 Unconference Session 4

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 15.10-16.00 TBC

    Panel

    TBC

  • 15.10-16.00 TBC

    Talk

    TBC

  • 15.10-16.00 Unconference Session 5

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 16.00-16.30 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break & network!

  • 16.30-17.10 Wrap-up Unconference

    Short presentation of the findings

  • 17.15-20.00 Coworking Tour / Free time

    Coworking Tour / Free time

  • 20.00-23.00 Christmas markets around Vienna

    Evening Program- The most beautiful squares in Vienna transform into magical Christmas markets from mid November on. The smell of hot punch and Christmas bakery creates a Christmas atmosphere not to be missed. Let’s check it out together!

Dec. 3rd - Bratislava

  • 09.00-18.00 Coworking Tour Day

    Coworking Spaces in Vienna and Bratislava are opening their doors to the international community. 

  • 11.00 - 11.50 Interactive Talk

    Interactive Talk

    HubHub Bratislava (TBC)

  • 11.50-12.40 Interactive Talk

    Interactive Talk

    HubHub Bratislava (TBC)

  • 12.45-14.15 Lunch break

    Let’s go together to eat some traditional slovak food!

    Slovak Pub (TBC)

  • 14.20-15.10 Interactive Talk

    Interactive Talk

    Slovak Pub (TBC)

  • 15.10-16.00 Interactive Talk

    Interactive Talk

    Slovak Pub (TBC)

  • 16.00-16.30 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break & network!

    Slovak Pub (TBC)

  • 16.30-19.00 Coworking Tour / Free time

    Coworking Tour / Free time

  • 20.00-23.00 Coworking Europe Farewell Dinner

    Farewell dinner in a traditional viennese Heurigen (wine tavern)

Register now for Coworking Europe 2021 physical or virtual conference & get access to monthly virtual live events taking place on the Coworking Europe Hub