Coworking Europe 2020 will take place in Vienna on November 25th, 26th and 27th. 

The 2020’s edition aims to address openly all topics related to coworking, from three perspectives: business, trends, and impact.

The conference is an outstanding opportunity to share best practices, connect and, why not, build up and collaborate on new exciting projects.

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Program 2020

Pre-conference / Vienna Coworking Tour, Nov. 24th

  • 9.00 to 14.00 Self-guided Coworking Tour around Vienna

    As every year, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a self-guided tour of the city’s coworking spaces.

    Between 10 and 15 coworking spaces have agreed to open the door to the Coworking Europe attendees. Each of them informed us about the time slot they made available in their agenda to tour participants into their spaces.

    The self-guided tour will already start on November 24th in Vienna and take place on November 27th in Bratislava.

  • 14.00 to 19.00 Coworking Tour around Coworking Spaces in Vienna lead by the Vienna Business Agency

    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.

  • 17.00 to 19.00 Coworking Europe Partnership - German Speaking Coworking Federation meets Austria (Session in German / Auf Deutsch)

    (DE – Language: German) The Austrian Coworking Community is invited for a meeting with the German Coworking Federation (GCF). The idea is to explore together where both communities can work together and collaborate. The event will be held in German. Meeting will be held in German / Auf Deutsch.

    Location to be announced soon.

  • 20.00 to 23.00 Coworking Europe Welcome Dinner at Schweizerhaus - Open event

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

    Location: Schweizerhaus (Prater)

  • 20.00 to 23.00 Special DACH Evening Event (For the German speaking community)

    (DE – Language: German) On behalf of Coworking Switzerland and the German Coworking Federation, the Austrian Coworking Community is invited to a very special evening event to bring together the German speaking coworking community in Vienna during Coworking Europe 2020. Meeting will be held in German / Auf Deutsch.

    Location to be announced soon.

Vienna - Conference Day 1, Nov. 25th

  • 8.45 Registration
  • 9.30 Welcome speech

    Introduction to the conference.

    Jean-Yves Huwart, CEO & Founder of Coworking Europe

    Alex Ahom, Master of Ceremony of Coworking Europe

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General

  • 09.35 Vienna: How the city uses new working patterns to support it's position as most liveable city

    Vienna is the world best ranked city in the world with respect to well-being. What are the contributions of new working patterns (including a rising coworking offering and soft mobilty solutions,…) to this long lasting achievement? How to move further in that direction?

    City of Vienna

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Big picture

  • 9.45 Vienna & Bratislava - What drives the development of coworking in Vienna and its smaller neighbour?

    Vienna and Bratislava are Europe’s closest capital cities. Synergies are born from this proximity, including complementarities in the field of coworking and the developments of collaborating ecosystems.

    Dusan Duffek (Campus Cowork) + TBC

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Big picture

  • 10.05 Global Coworking Survey 2020 - Latest data

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

    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Big picture

  • 10.20 An overview of the European coworking market in the post-covid time

    Latests data and trends

    Instant Group (London)

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Big picture

  • 10.35 How to keep profitability in the time of social distancing and update coworking product lines

    Keynote – Social distancing is an important request from companies. On the other hand, employers and SME are looking to optimize their workspace policy, getting the most flexible and value for money solutions to keep their budget tight and their workers happy. What are the strategies and how is the demand from the market evolving ?

    AllOfficeCenters

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Big picture

  • 10.50 Landlords, operations, brands : different players are sharing different slices of a new coworking value chain

    Andri Rabetanety is an expert in Real Estate Finance and hospitality business. He will explain how coworking is following the same development pathway the Hotel industry went through from the late 50’s up to now.

    Andri Rabetanety, Glion Institute of Higher Education (Montreux, CH)

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Big picture

  • 11.15 Impact Hub - Coordinating the world largest independent coworking spaces network

    Impact Hub supervizes more than 100 locations worldwide. In 10 years, it has built the widest network of non for profit coworking communities, with presence on the five continent. How did the network succeed and what are the challenges they overcome daily?

    Barbara Inmann, ImpactHub Vienna

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General
    • Track – Big picture

  • 11.25 Warm up session and practical messages

    Reminders, things to take into account, updates, etc.

  • 11.35 Coffee Break
  • 12.10 - 13.00 Between Home and the Head Office : Coworking to find its place in the post-Covid-19 world of massive tele-working

    Panelists :

    • Hubert Abt, CEO New Work (Budapest)
    • Paula Almansa, co-founder LOOM (Madrid)
    • Nir Kelner, Adgar/Brain Embassy (Tel Aviv)
    • TBC
    • Format – Panel
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Data-driven community-building: the Factory Berlin experience

    Factory Berlin is one of the most famous startup incubator and community in Europe, with an ecosystem of close to 3.000 members. In this talk, Andreas Knab, community strategy manager at Factory Berlin, will reflect on a decade of academic and professional experiences in community-building, from my graduate research on American megachurches to his time with platforms like Meetup and Airbnb, and now, his role as Community Strategy Manager at Factory Berlin.He will show how applying social scientific research methods to our community and a holistic understanding of the modern coworker has allowed me to innovate an entirely new approach to community-building in coworking spaces.

    Andreas Knab (Factory Berlin)

    • Format – Talk
    • Audience – Senior players in the coworking industry & General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 12.10 - 13.00 How to build up a cooperative model that makes small coworking spaces in the countryside financially sustainable

    Interactive workshop – Jose Antonio Morales is the founder of a micro coworking space that is surviving longer than any other coworking space in Slovenia. The space is not big, but achieved a level of sustainability and community that can be implemented everywhere. Lots of learnings and inspiration.

    Jose Antonio Morales, Aurora Coworking (Slovenia)

    • Format – Workshop
    • Target – General audience
    • Track – Impact

  • 12.10 - 13.00 TBC

    • Format – Interactive Workshop
    • Audience – General audience + People aiming at having an impact through coworking
    • Track – Trends

  • 13.00 - 14.15 Lunch Break
  • 14.15 - 15.05 Franchise Model - The next frontier waiting to fuel a coworking exponential bonanza?

    Panel – Franchise is gaining traction in the world of coworking. The model boosted the development of the hotel industry. Nowadays, franchise can accelerate the rise of the coworking offering exponentially. What are the challenges? The good and bad sides? Is the cost/benfit right? Does the model fits with the social interaction and community dimension? Will some space lose their authenticity and is there a risk associated with it?

    Tom Foster (Venture X), Alexander Stampfer (Andy’s), Andri Rabetanety (Glion Institute) TBC

    • Format – Panel
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Automating coworking processes - The latest developments and opportunities?

    Panel – How to integrate all the new technologies coming on the market ? How to deliver the best tech experience and make the process leaner?

    SaltoKS, eZeep, PropTech European Association

    • Format – Panel
    • Audience – Senior players in the coworking industry
    • Track – Trends

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Landlords need to offer flexibility - How to become best friend with them?

    Talk – After facility management comes hospitality management.

    Hana (CBRE) TBC

    • Format – Talk
    • Audience – General
    • Track – Operations / Business

  • 14.15 - 15.05 TBC

    • Format – Workshop
    • Audience – General Audience
    • Track – Impact

  • 15.10 - 16.00 What is missing to increase the coworking and flexible office market share in Europe from 2% to 25%

    Panel – The office experience will become a service experience. Workspace is moving from “owned” to “on demand”, the same way other traditional are moving towards the service model. Coworking is at the core of this shift. However, flex still represents only a few percentage of the office stock in most of the European countries. Real Estate expect flex workspace to cover 30% of the whole workspace market by 2030. What’s the roadmap for coworking to climb from 2-3% to 30% of the office offering?

    Dominik Ilek (HubHub) TBC, Geoffroy Speybrouck (MeetDistrict) TBC

    • Format – Panel
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Build up the Story Telling of your Coworking Space (TBC)

    Cat Johnson

    • Format – Talk
    • Audience –  General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 15.10 - 16.00 TBC

    • Format – Interactive Workshop
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Impact

  • 15.10 - 16.00 TBC

    • Format – Workshop
    • Audience – Senior players in the coworking industry & General audience
    • Track – Trends

  • 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
  • 16.30 - 17.20 Management Service Agreements (MSA), Franchising... - Enriching the coworking growth toolbox

    • Format – Panel
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 16.30 - 17.20 Transform your coworking space into a digital hotspot

    • Format – Workshop
    • Audience – Senior audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 16.30 - 17.20 TBC

    • Format – Interactive Workshop
    • Audicence – General
    • Track – Trends

  • 16.30 - 17.20 TBC

    • Format – Workshop
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Trends

  • 16.30 - 17.20 TBC
  • 17.30 - 20.00 Coworking Tour / Free time

    Coworking Tour / Free time

  • 20.00 - 23.00 Coworking Europe Opening Night at The Student Hotel

Vienna - Conference Day 2, Nov. 26th

  • 9.10 - 9.40 Unconference briefing

    Julianne Becker (Coconat)

    Plenary room – Level 4

  • 09.50 - 10:40 What the Coronavirus has changed in terms of work habits and what are the opportunities for Coworking operators?

    Luca Dioda, Yoroom (Milan)

    • Format – Panel
    • Target – Senior players
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 9.50 - 10.40 Online platforms - How to create the best Win-Win with the upcoming ``Booking.com`` of coworking?

    • Format – Interactive Workshop
    • Audience – Newcomers in the coworking industry
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 9.50 - 10.40 TBC

    • Format – Co-construction workshop
    • Audience – Newcomers in the coworking industry
    • Track – Trends

  • 9.50- 10.40 Unconference - Sessions n°1

    Agenda co-created by the audience
    Interactive conversations in the different allocated rooms.

  • 10.45- 11.35 Nichification (lawyers, doctors, RE, ... or population group?) - Is it the way forward in a competitive market?

    Panel – Coworking becomes a competitive environment in a growing number of cities. Specialize on a target group is one of the strategy coworking operators are embracing. Is it the right way to go? How to assess the target group properly? What are the challenges? What is the impact on the communication channels and strategy?

    Patricia Ziegler, The Nest (Vienna), TBC

    • Format – Panel
    • Target – General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 10.45- 11.35 TBC

    • Format – Interactive Workshop
    • Target – Senior & General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 10.45- 11.35 TBC

    • Format – Co-construction workshop
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Trends

  • 10.45 - 11.35 Unconference - Sessions n°2

    Agenda co-created by the audience
    Interactive conversations in the different allocated rooms.

  • 11.35 - 12.10 Coffee Break
  • 12.10 - 13.00 How can independent coworking spaces join forces to widen their perk offerings?

    • Format – Panel
    • Target – Senior & General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 12.10 - 13.00 How to decrease your dependence on Google Ads?

    • Format – Interactive Workshop
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 12.10 - 13.00 TBC

    • Format – Co-construction workshop
    • Audience – Senior players in the coworking industry and General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Unconference - Sessions n°3

    Agenda co-created by the audience.
    Interactive conversation in the different allocated rooms.

  • 13.00 - 14.15 Lunch
  • 14.15 - 15.05 TBC

    • Format – Panel
    • Target – General audience
    • Track – Impact

  • 14.15 - 15.05 TBC

    • Format – Workshop
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 14.15 - 15.05 TBC

    • Format – Co-construction workshop
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Trends

  • 14.15 - 15.05 TBC
  • 14.15 - 15.05 Unconference - Sessions n° 4

    Agenda co-created by the audience
    Interactive conversations in the different dedicated rooms.

  • 15.10- 16.00 TBC

    • Format – Panel
    • Audience – General
    • Track – Trends

  • 15.10- 16.00 TBC

    • Format – Panel
    • Audience – General audience & people aiming at having impact
    • Track – Impact

  • 15.10- 16.00 TBC

    • Format – Co-construction workshop
    • Audience – General audience
    • Track – Trends

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Unconference - Sessions n°5

    Agenda co-created by the audience.
    Interactive conversations in the different allocated rooms.

  • 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
  • 16.30 - 17.30 Wrap Up Unconference Sessions

    Short presentation of the findings

    Facilitated by Julianne Becker (Coconat)

  • 17.30 - 19.00 Coworking Tour / Free time

    Coworking Tour / Free time

  • 20.00 Christmas markets around Vienna

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

Vienna and Bratislava - Conference Day 3 & CoworkingTour, Nov. 27th

  • 9.00 to 18.00 Self-guided Coworking Tour around Vienna or Bratislava

    As every year, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a self-guided tour of the city’s coworking spaces.

    Between 10 and 15 coworking spaces have agreed to open the door to the Coworking Europe attendees. Each of them informed us about the time slot they made available in their agenda to tour participants into their spaces.

    The self-guided tour will already start on November 24th in Vienna and take place on November 27th in Bratislava.

  • 11.10 - 12.00 Dealing with online and Wifi security in shared workspaces

    TBC

    HubHub Bratislava

  • 11.10 - 12.00 (Language: German / Auf Deutsch) - Coworking in the DACH-region (Switzerland, Austria and Germany) and the role of (cross regional) alliances

    (DE – Language: German) The German Speaking Coworking Federation and Coworking Europe partnered up to provide the German speaking community with some sessions in German during the conference. The group will explore coworking locations across Vienna as part of a curated Coworking Tour. The topic will cover the opportunity to federate the coworking community further in the DACH region (Switzerland, Austria, Germany).

    German Speaking Coworking Federation

    • Interactive Talk
    • DACH Track
    • Location: Coworking Space in Vienna

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Some latest design trends and principles entering the coworking world

    TBC

    HubHub Bratislava

  • 12.10 - 13.00 (Language: German / Auf Deutsch) - Discussion on Coworking values

    (DE – Language: German) The German Speaking Coworking Federation and Coworking Europe partnered up to provide the German speaking community with some sessions in German during the conference. The Federation will hold a discussion on the coworking values.

    • Interactive Talk
    • DACH Track
    • Location: Coworking Space in Vienna

  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break
  • 14.00 - 14.50 Can ``on demand mobility service`` and coworking collaborate together to provide new sustainable models for tomorrows workers?

    Bolt TBC

    HubHub Bratislava

  • 14.00 - 14.50 (Language : German / Auf Deutsch) - A Coworking Visa program in the DACH region (Switzerland, Austria and Germany) ?

    (DE – Language : German) The German Speaking Coworking Federation and Coworking Europe partnered up to provide the German speaking community with some sessions in German during the conference. The Federation will explore the opportunity of building a coworking Visa program for the DACH region (Germany, Switzerland, Austria).

    • Interactive Talk
    • DACH Track
    • Location: Coworking Space in Vienna

  • 20.00 - 23.00 Coworking Europe Farewell Party

    Location: to be announced soon.