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

November 9th

  • 09.00-18.00 Amsterdam Coworking Tour (Self-Guided)

    Self-guided Coworking Tour of coworking spaces in Amsterdam.

    More than 15 creative workspace environments to visit within the whole city.

    You can roam around coworking spaces in Amsterdam at your pace.

    Check out the Coworking Tour Map and Calendar to be published for delegates.

    (Participating coworking spaces will be listed with the time slots available for a guided visited)

  • 20.15 - 23.00 Coworking Europe 2022 informal apex (For those who want)

    You can join an informal gathering in a spot to be determine.

    Hang out to warm-up with the conference crowd.

    (Not part of the official program)

November 10th

  • 09.15 - 09.40 Pre-conference / Interactive Twitter Express / Say Hi and share a 20 sec message of your choice

    Welcome Session

    Interactive Twitter Express :

    Everybody gets 20 seconds to introduce her/him and share a message of their choice

    Line up and say Hi.

    Muhammad Room

  • 9.45 - 10.30 The Coworking Industry in Europe - Latest Data, figures and insights

    Keynotes –

    The Deskmag Global Coworking Survey is the world most comprehensive study on coworking.

    Presentation by Instant Group

    AllOfficeCenters latest insights.

    • Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag (Berlin)
    • James Rankin, Instant Group (London)
    • Thomas Schultz, co-founder AllOfficeCenters (Frankfurt)

    Muhammad Room

  • 9.45 - 10.30 Automate flex space management - Will we go from smart access to AI ?

    Chris Room

  • 10.40-11.25 What is the role coworking is going to play in the massive shift towards Hybrid working?

    Panel –

    • Filip Valosiak, head of Flex Solutions at HubHub/ HB Reavis
    • WeWork (TBC)
    • IWG (TBC)

    Muhammad Room

  • 10.40 - 11.25 TBC

    Chris Room

  • 11.25 - 12.10 Coffee Break & Demos

    Take a break or follow the interactive Live Demo.

  • 12.10 - 13.00 How to recruit the best coworking space managers ?

    What are the main criteas ? How to determine the best profiles ? Is internal promotion better or bringing. in new blood ? What to ask ? Are other hospitality driven industries a right area to prospect in ?

    • Gareth Jones, CEO TownSquare Spaces (UK)

    Muhammad Room

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Coworking expansion -To become a regional champion, the best winning strategy ?

    Some of the world best-known coworking brands are now famous due to an ambitious international expansion, having.a presence in most big metros in Europe or worldwide. Though, in volume, a big deal of the most succesful and profitable coworking/flex operators have actually started building up a regional footprint, with a high density of locations gathered in a specific regional area, a province, a land or part of a country. Is focusing an a very well-known geographical the best and most secure strategy to expand a coworking business and secure investments while having a strongly recognized brand locally ?

    • Sanna Ekström, expansion manager MindPark (Southern Sweden)
    • Tim Schabsky, co-founder WorkInn (Germany, North-Rhine-Westphalia)
    • Indrek Hääl, CEO Workland (Baltics)
    • Hicham En Nakhla, Head of Digital Strategy at Bureaux & Co (Southern France)

    Chris Room

  • 13.00 - 14.15 Lunch Break

    Eat something & network!

  • 14.15 - 15.00 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
    • Salto
    • Iseo
    • eZeep
    • Kapsch

    Muhammad Room

  • 14.15 - 15.00 Building up your Coworking Brand - Strategies and key actions

    Masterclass –

    Brand positioning is a key asset of any coworking business. How ? Why ? Where ? Perfect introduction and process exploration.

    • Zoe Ellis-Moore, CEO at Spaces to Places (UK)

    Chris Room

  • 15.10 - 15.55 How to lure more investors into the coworking industry and muscle up the coworking business cases?

    Panel –

    While VC and private equity money has been fueling the growth of some coworking operators in the North America, the UK or Asia, the last years, financial investors are still shy to fund the flex workspace industry on continental Europe. Why and how to fix it?

    • Thom Wernke, StartDock (TBC)
    • Dominik Groenen, orangery
    • Hafven (TBC)

    Muhammad Room

  • 15.10 - 15.55 Ukraine crisis - Can the network of coworking spaces in Europe mobilize to support Ukraine's refugees, startups and other initiatives ?

    The Coworking scene in Ukraine has mobilized dramatically to offer support, solutions and help in the context of the war in the country. Coworking players from many European countries also got in touch with one another to provide with assistance to Ukrainian refugees in the whole EU looking for connections and a work shelter to keep earning a living for them and their family while having to find a drop spot in a hosting foreign country.

    The conversation will about all those experiences, what can be provided further and also what the situation teaches us about of the international network of coworking operators can activate humanitarian initiatives and solidarity actions.

    • In coordination with Igor Dzhebyan, CEO at Andcards and VP of the Ukrainian Coworking Association

    Chris Room

  • 15.55 - 16.30 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break & network!

  • 16.30 - 17.15 Coworking in the Metaverse - Threat or long term opportunity for space operators ?

    Keynote

  • 16.30 - 17.15 TBC

    Keynote

  • 20.15 - 11.00 Networking Cocktail and Drinks

    TBC

November 11th

  • 08.45 - 09.15 Registration and Cloakroom
  • 09.15 - 09.45 Unconference Explanation and Presentation

    Unconference explanation and presentation

  • 09.45 - 10.30 Updating the coworking community concept ?

    Panel

    • Cristina Trilles (Vortex Coworking)

  • 09.45 - 10.30 Partnership, Revenue sharing and other ``asset light`` models to find the best win-win deal with landlords

    Panel

  • 09.45 - 10.30 Unconference - Session 1

    Unconference conversation

  • 10.40 - 11.25 How to integrate flex workspace as a key part of all companies' ESG implementation strategy

    Panel

    • Anna Clarck (Unicorn)
    • Instant (TBC)

  • 10.40 - 11.25 The important role coworking plays is multi-services modern real estate investment - The Student Hotel / Collab model

    Keynote and Q&A

    Charlie McGregor, founder of TSH/Collab (TBC)

  • 10.40-11.25 Unconference - Session 2 / Topic to be curated collectively in the morning

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 11.25-12.10 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break & network!

  • 12.10 - 13.00 The development of meeting rooms only operators - What's the model and will we see more and more of these ?

    Conversation with operators who choose to focus their flex model on one product, the meeting rooms. With:

    • Victor Carreau, Comet (Paris)
    • Ronald van den Hoff, Seats2Meet (Utrecht)
    • Martin Vanderborght, Sparks (Brussels), TBC

  • 12.10-13.00 Can Coworking provide with part of the remedy to the great resignation wave ?

    Talk –

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Unconference - Session 3 / Topic to be curated collectively in the morning

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 13.00-14.15 Lunch Break

    Eat something & network!

  • 14.15 - 15.00 Direct sales, brokers, digital platforms, SEO and more : what is the most effective mix sales strategies and how to make the best uses of all the existing channels ?

    Panel –

    • Sherri Tao, Upflex (US)
    • Nir Kelner, CEO Brain Embassy (IL)
    • Mindspace (tbc)

  • 14.15 - 15.00 TBC

    Panel

  • 14.15 - 15.00 Unconference - Session 4 / Topic to be curated collectively in the morning

    Unconference Topic & Format

     

    Virtual

  • 15.10 - 15.55 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.

  • 15.10 - 15.55 TBC

    • Talk

  • 15.10-15.55 Unconference - Session 5 / Topic to be curated collectively in the morning

    Unconference Topic & Format

  • 15.55 - 16.30 Coffee Break & Network

    Take a break & network!

  • 16.30 - 17.15 TBC

    Talk –

  • 16.30-17.10 Wrap-up Unconference and Conference

    Short presentation of the findings of the unconference and say good bye.

    Last words and interactive last say session