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 is ready and was shared with the delegates.

Day 1 (Nov 14)

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

    Marjan Blumberg, global brand lead B. Building Business (Amsterdam)

    Keynote

  • 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

  • 11.20 Practical messages
  • 11.30 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), Saurabh Mohal (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

  • 12.10 - 13.00 How coworking spaces support the development of the Freelance economy and what to do about it ?

    Shiraz Mahfoudhi & Philippine Rollet (Malt)

    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 ?

    Jasper Bekkering (Tribes), Nicolas Kint (Rialto), John Williams (Instant Group)

    Panel

  • 14.15 - 15.05 The impact of community workspaces on citizens new behaviours, mobility, and urban practices - The WeWork experience

    Wybo Wijnbergen (WeWork)

    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]

  • 14.15 - 15.05 The hidden impact of coworking spaces—the nature of those impacts, how we can better surface them, and how we can raise more support from them.

    Tony Bacigalupo (NewWorkCity)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Impact]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Coworking as a platform for workers roaming, business expansion and international networking (co-living, international spaces network, nomadism, tourism and more)

    Yves Bontje (The Student Hotel), Sara Magnabosco (Hacker Paradise), Uwe Allgauer (Bansko), Piotr Grabowski (HubHub)

    Panel moderated by Caroline van Keymeulen

    [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 How innovative design helps build communities + emerging market trends

    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]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 The business case for inclusion, diversity and accessibility

    Alex Ahom, Jeannine Van der Linden, Mike La Rosa, Bernie Mitchell (European Coworking Assembly and AgoraRDM)

    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), moderated by Julianne Becker

    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) – Aron Wuarbanaran (Veldhoen + Company)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Trends]

    [Trends]

  • 16.30 - 17.20 How does the real estate market embrace the coworking revolution (between partnering up with third parties operators or choose the ``DIY`` way) ?

    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 How to create bridges between coworking communities in Africa and in Europe ?

    Ilham Halib (7AY)

    Debate

    [Impact]

  • 16.30 - 17.20
  • 16.30 - 17.20
  • 17.40 Free time
  • 19.30 - 23.00 Coworking Europe Party

    In collaboration with Spaces.

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?

    Panel in collaboration with Holland ConTech & PropTech

    With Loek!, Amber, Office App, OpenR, Fimble, HEYDAY, OCTO, LegalThings, Healthy Workers

    Moderated by Hans Dijkstra and Wouter Truffino

    [Trends]

  • 9.50 - 11.00 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) – https://socialworkplaces.com/primalbase-blockchain-token-coworking/

    Interactive Workshop

    [Business / Operations]

  • 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 Higher Occupancy and Space Utilization: using data insights to create a more sustainable workplace

    Proposed and facilitated by Mohamad Chehab (Basking.io), with Harold Coenders (Director of Corporate Services Netherlands at Colliers International)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Business / Operations]

  • 14.15 - 15.05 The Search for the Perfect Space: Current Challenges Facing Providers

    Andrea Brown (All Office Centers) 

    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 What can we do beyond Coworking (giving back to the community, social impact, human element)

    Ashley Proctor (GCUC Canada)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Impact]

  • 15.10- 16.00 The situation of Coworking in Latin America

    Nathanael Area (Coworking Nest, Mexico)

    Interactive workshop

    [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

    Facilitated by Julianne Becker (Coconat)
    Plenary room

  • 17.30 - 19.30 Free time
  • 19.30 Pub Crawl - Serendipity Networking and Fun

    Don’t forget to SIGN UP in the App on time. The pub crawl is a great networking opportunity. You move in a small group of Coworking Europe delegates between different bars in Amsterdam, engaging each time with another different group of Coworking Europe 2018 delegates. At the end of the pub crawl, everyone gathers at a same place.

    The Pub crawl start at 19.30 from the listed bars available below, and in the App. The tour will end at 23.00 with everybody gathering at a same location.

    How to sign up:

    In the menu of the app you find the pages “PubCrawl Groups” and “PubCrawl SignUp“. In Groups you can check who already signed up for which group to find your favourite buddy. Via the SignUp page you can then pick your favourite (or a random) group & the Bar schedule again. The groups are limited to 40 people each.

    The pubs you visit depends on your Group. Here’s the schedule:

    Bar Broker: Reguliersdwarsstraat 41
    Bar Taboo: Reguliersdwarsstraat 45
    Tante Rosie: Rembrandtplein 5
    Bloemenbar: Handboogstraat 15
    Pub Soho: Reguliersdwarsstraat 36
    Surprise Bar: Leidsekruisstraat 41 43

    Read it also here

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 Activity Based Working as a foundation for coworking, in 2030 all organisations are sharing workplaces and buildings

    Roel Geenen (Veldhoen)

    Workshop – Masterclass

    [Trends]

  • 10.00 Israël coworking market: from 40 to 200 spaces in 2 years time - What kind of positioning strategy can one put in place in a over-competitive environment?

    Maor Cohen (Pickspace)

    Workshop – Masterclass

    [Business / Operations]

  • 10.00 Find the right community identity within your environment

    Claire Carpenter (Coworking Accelerator)

    Workshop – Masterclass

    [Business / Operations]

  • 12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

    You may pre-order your sandwich the day before

  • 13.30 - 15.00 Can coworking be responsible for the gentrification of city centers and can/shall we do something about it?

    Debate – Facilitated by Julianne Becker

    [Impact]

  • 13.30 - 15.00 How lifestyle design impacts coworking spaces and offices

    Rosan Gompers (The Community Office)

    Interactive Workshop

    [Trends]

  • 15.30 - 17.00
  • 15.15 - 16.00 Closing discussion and takeaways
  • 21.00 - 02.00 Coworking Europe Closing Party

    In collaboration with the European Coworking Assembly