Our conference theme?

Coworking Europe 2018 to take place on November 14th, 15th and 16th in Amsterdam, Holland.

The 2018’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

Coworking Tour (Nov 13 - 16)

  • 9.30 to 17.00 Self-guided Amsterdam Coworking Tour

    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 20 coworking spaces in Amsterdam 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 13, for those who arrive early in Amsterdam.

    The first tour map, spaces’ presentations and calendar of the visits will be communicated to the registered delegates on the last week of September 2018, 6-7 weeks before the conference.

Day 1 (Nov 14)

  • 8.45 Registration
  • 9.30 Welcome
  • 09.35 Introduction B.Amsterdam and B. Group story

    B.Amsterdam is one of the biggest coworking space in Europe.

  • 9.50 The Amsterdam Coworking and entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    Amsterdam Coworking network

  • 10.05 Urban Economie and coworking (Amsterdam City)

    Coworking’s role in vision, soft mobility and urban economy. The example of Amsterdam.

  • 10.20 Latest data and figures on the rise of the global Coworking industry

    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag

    [Trends]

  • 10.35 ``How real estate brokers need re-invent their own business model in order to address the challenge and opportunity brought by the rise of the coworking model``.

    Sven Bertens, JLL

    [Trends]

  • 10.50 A conversation between the biggest European Coworking players - Perspectives and challenges of the coworking industry

    Martijn Roordink (founder Spaces), Dan Zakai (founder Mindspace), Charlie Green (co-founder The Office Group), more tbc

    Panel

  • 11.15 Practical messages
  • 11.20 Twitter Express

    Facilitated by Alex Ahom

    Line up and get a 20 seconds speech slot for everyone who wishes it to introduce him/herself, share a message or a thought. Open to all attendees. Limited time frame
    Plenary room – Level 4

  • 11.40 Coffee Break
  • 12.10 - 13.00 How to automate the space operation to let you focus on hospitality and community

    Rick Voogt (Salto KS), Michael von Roeder (Sensorberg), Jacob Dalhof (MatchOffice), Carlos Almansa (Nexudus), Gilbert Hodl (Tapkey), …

    Moderation Katy Zühlke (St-Oberholz)

    Panel

    [Business/Operations]

  • 12.10 - 13.00 To grow or not to grow — the choices involved in expanding your number or size of centers. How to do this efficiently.

    Barbara Sprenger, The Satellite Centers

    [Business/Operations]

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Community focus, innovation in services : how to navigate when competition rises within the coworking market``

    Anja Wesbuer (Rent24)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Business/ Operations]

  • 12.10 - 13.00 How to offer both a premium luxury facility and a friendly easy-going community feeling ? - Cabinet Lounge Moscow experience

    Maria Bokova (Cabinet Lounge)

    Interactive Workshop

  • 13.00 - 14.15 Lunch
  • 14.15 - 15.05 Coworking Sales & Marketing - What are the new best practices to increase membership and customer value ?

    Eduard Schaepman (Tribes), Nicolas Kint (Rialto), John Williams (Instant Group)

    Panel

  • 14.15 - 15.05 How about Coworking: what are big real estate players going to do about it?

    Vanessa Butz (Technology District)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Business/Operations]

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Everything is awesome but nobody is happy. How to solve the situation ? - Truly understanding the customers' expectations and challenges.

    Gargi Shah (ThePlayce.in)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Business/Operations]

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Sheltering start-ups and fueling innovation in the time of terror attacks and political chaos.

    Ahmet Onur (Kolektif House)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Impact]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Coworking as a platform for revenue diversification and business scope expansion (co-living, educational services, turism and more)

    Charlie Mc Gregor (The Student Hotel), Sara Magnabosco (Hacker Paradise), Uwe Allgauer (Bansko) (TBC)

    Panel

    [Busines / Operations]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 How coworking can help with transforming your regional ecosystem into a tech entrepreneurs hotspot?

    Natasha Guerra (Runway East)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Impact]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 The design perspective : innovative design for coworking spaces, trends in the marketplace

    Kelsea Crawford (Cutwork)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Trends]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Add value to corporations - It’s all about connecting outcome with curated experience to ensure innovation!

    Gitte Andersen (Signal)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Trends]

  • 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
  • 16.30 - 17.20 How coworking plays a decisive role to connect, stimulate and transform city models and why is it good to strengthen your community (new urban planning, soft mobility solutions enabler, social events, hub for entrepreneurs ..) ?

    Claire Carpenter (Metling Pot), Sabine (Blender Collective), Wolf-Nicolas Henkels (Codeks), Ashley Proctor (312 Main)

    Panel

    [Impact]

  • 16.30 - 17.20 How can coworking become part of any corporation workplace options' portofolio ? - A perspective from the ``smarter working`` case

    Philip Vanhoutte (Smarter Working) – Drew Jones (OpenWork)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Trends]

  • 16.30 - 17.20 Design data research - Artificial and natural lighting, plus other learnings

    Jonathan Weinbrenn (BeOffices)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Trends]

  • 16.30 - 17.20 How to survive in the jungle of an inclusive coworking space managed by tyrannic feminists?

    Adeline Attia (Bonnie & Smile)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Impact]

  • 16.30 - 17.20
  • 16.30 - 17.20
  • 17.40 Free time
  • 19.30 - 24.00 Coworking Europe Party

Day 2 (Nov 15)

  • 9.10 - 9.40 Unconference briefing

    Julianne Becker (Coconat)

    Plenary room – Level 4

  • 09.50 - 11.35 How PropTech and coworking operators will disrupt the commercial Real Estate market? (tbc)

    Panel in collaboration with Holland ConTech & PropTech

    Moderated by Wouter Truffino

  • 9.50 - 10.40 How an Innovation coworking company and a multinational property owner can hack the work of the future - The Utopicus and Colonial story

    Rafa de Ramon (Utopicus)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Business / Operations]

  • 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 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 blockchain real estate ``tokenisation`` may open an era for 'revenue free' coworking space models

    Ralph Manheim, Primalbase

    Workshop

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Impact of changing customer profiles and Occupier & amenity provisions of the future - Latest data and survey discussion

    John Williams (Instant Group)

    Interactive Workshop

    [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 Sustainability, energy consumption optimization - Coworking helping with reducing members' carbon footprint

    Moderated by Olmo Mezger (Basking)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Business / Operations]

  • 14.15 - 16.00 General Assembly EUROCBCA

    Coworking Europe’s partner the European Confederation of national business centres associations will hold it General Assembly during Coworking Europe.
    (On invitation)

     

  • 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 Coworking in rural areas brings a solution to endless commuting in Switzerland - The Village Office experience

    “Coworking in rural areas brings a solution to endless commuting in Switzerland” – The Village Office experience

    Marie Eckert – Jenny Schäpper-Uster

    Workshop

  • 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

    Facilitated by Julianne Becker (Coconat)
    Plenary room

  • 17.30 - 19.30 Free time
  • 19.30 Coworking Europe party

Day 3 (Nov 16)

  • 10.00

    • Claire Carpenter (UK) – Program hosting and rural coworking
    • Berta Calders (SP) – Events strategy
    • Christoph Fahle (GE) – Membership and partnerships
    • Vanessa Sans (SP) – Branding

    Delegates have the opportunity to send their questions to the “doctors” prior to the conference. They will answer during a web live-streamed session.

    Plenary room – Level 4
    [ Business / Operations ]

  • 10.00 Best SEO practices for Coworking Space - Beat your local competition

    Leanne Beesley (Coworker)

    Workshop

  • 10.00 Activity Based Workplace and other design principles to take into account when laying out a new coworking environment
  • 10.00 Find the right community identity within your environment
  • 12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

    You may pre-order your sandwich the day before

  • 13.30 - 15.00
  • 15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
  • 15.30 - 17.00
  • 17.00
  • 17.30 - 18.00 Award ceremony

    Presentation of the Contest winner
    Live Streamed
    Plenary room – Level 4

  • 20.00 - 02.00 Coworking Europe Closing Party in collaboration with Copass and Ouishare