Coworking Europe 2019 to take place on November 13-14-15 in Warsaw, Poland

The 2019’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 12 - 15)

  • 9.30 to 17.00 Self-guided Warsaw 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 15 coworking spaces in Warsaw 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 12th, for those who arrive early in Warsaw.

    The tour map is still a work in progress.

Day 1 (Nov 13)

  • 8.45 Registration
  • 9.30 Welcome speech

    Introduction to the conference.

    Jean-Yves Huwart, CEO & Founder of Coworking Europe

    • Format – Keynote
    • Audience – General

  • 09.35 Poland, Europe's new innovation and entrepreneurial hotspot

    The rise of the Coworking landscape in Central Europe with a special focus on Poland.

    Warsaw Coworking Scene

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

  • 9.50 The Warsaw Coworking and entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    An introduction to the booming Warsaw coworking ecosystem and its growing players.

    Warsaw Coworking Scene

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

  • 10.05 Global Coworking Survey 2019 - Last insights

    Latest data and figures on the rise of the global Coworking industry.

    Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag

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

  • 10.20 Country, cities, regional patterns - The caracteristics of the coworking growth in Europe according to the local realities and environment in Europe

    Instant Group (TBC)

  • 10.35 Selling coworking to different audiences and dealing with the variety of expections

    AOC (TBC)

  • 10.50 When Coworking helps to do good

    TBC

  • 11.15 A trip to the future of coworking

    TBC

  • 11.20 Practical messages

    • Twitter Express – Collective message
    • General Audience
    • Networking

  • 11.30 Coffee Break
  • 12.10 - 13.00 Automate your space

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

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Growing to various locations. Lessons learned

    “Lessons learned from growing our individual coworking space into a coworking chain with three locations and more coming”.

    Thom Wernke, StartDock (Amsterdam)

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

  • 12.10 - 13.00 TBD

    WeWork

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Coworking as part of Smart City concepts

    How to go beyond the “Smart Cities” hot-air buzz and make it a real thing engaging with local coworking communities.

  • 12.10 - 13.00 How to make mobility part of global mobility product packages?

    Talk about how to interlink public transportation with appropriate and on-demand workspaces.

    Bastian Boss, Deutsche Bahn (Berlin)

    • Format – Talk
    • Audience – People aiming at having an impact through coworking & General audience
    • Track – Trends

  • 13.00 - 14.15 Lunch Break
  • 14.15 - 15.05 TBD

    • Format: Panel

  • 14.15 - 15.05 How to deal with real estate brokers to fill in your coworking space?

    Big or small spaces, how to partner up with real estate agents to fill in your space?

    Adam Lis, JLL

    • Format – Workshop
    • Audience – Senior players in the coworking industry
    • Track – Operations / Business

     

     

     

     

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Making coworking corporate friendly environments: dealing with the new size and cultural challenges

    How to extend the coworking experience / community based workplace to bigger tenants (up to corporations) and create an office experience more and more hospitality and service driven

    WeWork (TBC), The Office Group (TBC)

    • Format – Workshop
    • Audience – Senior players in the coworking industry
    • Track – Operations / Business

  • 14.15 - 15.05 How to diversify revenues with coaching and training services?

    “How to diversify revenue base with coaching and training services to the community”. The Brain Embassy experience.

    Kasia Wojnar, Brain Embassy (Warsaw)

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

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Reducing the carbon footprint of your coworking space through offering shared mobility solutions

    Fiona Frank (Green Elephant Cooperative)

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

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Coworking and Sales - What process, strategy and tools to put in place to increase membership, occupation rate and conversion

    Nicolas T’kint (Rialto), TBC, Martin Coles, TBC

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

  • 15.10 - 16.00 How to manage buildings and facilities, and what to manage, at the age of flexible workspace environments? (ISS's vision)

    Gitte Andersen, Signal/ISS

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

  • 15.10 - 16.00 The role coworking can play to boost local innovation dynamics and international networking

    Kari Mruz (Cambridge Innovation Center)

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

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Is it possible to create a sustainable coworking business in rural areas?

    “Coworking in suburb and in the countryside is not like Coworking in big Metro Cities. Workers profiles, population density, mobility options, are different. How to build up a value proposition for coworking in rural areas taking those differences into account? Germany as starting point, supported by the academic research. Extrapolation to Europe. Share experiences. Belgium, France, Italy, etc. comparison and what could be the solutions.”

    Simon Werther, Stuttgart Media University (Stuttgart)

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

  • 15.10 - 16.00 TBD
  • 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
  • 16.30 - 17.20 Building the best value proposition for Coworking in middle size cities

    • Format – Panel

  • 16.30 - 17.20 The role of smell and olfactive experiences in a coworking space (TBC)
  • 16.30 - 17.20 The distributed-in-coworking workforce model fixing the employee commuting hell - How to come over the companies resistance

    Dirk Paelinck

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

  • 16.30 - 17.20 What coworking space operators have to emphasize on to raise investment money? (TBC)

    Ben Nachoom (OneCoworking) TBC

  • 16.30 - 17.20 TBD
  • 17.30 - 19.00 Free time / Coworking Tour
  • 19.30 - 23.00 Coworking Europe Opening Party

Day 2 (Nov 14)

  • 9.10 - 9.40 Unconference briefing

    Julianne Becker (Coconat)

    Plenary room – Level 4

  • 09.50 - 10:40 Desintermediation within the real estate industry

    How coworking plays a role to cut short the brokers and what will be the new sales practice in the Office world

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

  • 9.50 - 10.40 Workshop
  • 9.50 - 10.40 Special all day long Work Café on ``Building sound coworking models for small towns and the countryside``

    Co – Facilitation

  • 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 Workshop
  • 12.10 - 13.00 A case study of a coworking hub 6.000 m2 project: from market study to implementation

    Vanessa Sans, Jordi Subiras (HWL)

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

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Special all day long Work Café on ``Building sound coworking models for small towns and the countryside``

    Co-Facilitation

  • 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 How different is the Coworking value proposition between big metro cities and middle size cities, and how to address the challenge?

    Wolf-Nicolas Henkels (Codeks), TBC

    • Format – Panel

  • 14.15 - 15.05 General Assembly European Business Centres Workplaces Association (Eurocbca)

    Koen Baetsleer, Eduardo Salsamendi

    • Format – General Assembly

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Special all day long Work Café on ``Building sound coworking models for small towns and the countryside``

    Co-Facilitation

  • 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 Are Hospitality and Community the same thing?

    • Format – Panel

  • 15.10- 16.00 How a coworking operator can structure a real estate purchase

    “We own the underlying real estate for our locations, which gives us both valuable benefits but also provides challenges and risk that other operators do not have”.

    Josh Fine, Focus Property Group

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

  • 15.10- 16.00 Special all day long Work Café on ``Building sound coworking models for small towns and the countryside``

    Co-Facilitation

  • 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)

  • 17.30 - 19.00 Free time
  • 19.30 Pub Crawl - Serendipity Networking and Fun

Day 3 (Nov 15)

  • 10.00 - 12.00 'Fuck Up' Session - Learning from failing

    Failure is natural and we want to be part of the worldwide movement to remove that stigma. A space to tell everyone your story, your failure, what went wrong, what your learnings are, what you’d do different. A 2 hours session to learn from the mistakes of others.

    • Audience – General
    • Track – Business / Operations

  • 10.00 - 12.00 Workshop
  • 10.00 - 12.00 Workshop
  • 12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

    You may pre-order your sandwich the day before

  • 13.30 - 15.00 Workshop
  • 13.30 - 15.00 Workshop
  • 13.30 - 15.00 Workshop
  • 15.15 - 16.00 Closing discussion and takeaways
  • 21.00 - 02.00 Coworking Europe Closing Party