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Coworking Europe 2017 to take place on November 8, 9 and 10 in Dublin, Ireland

The 2017’s edition aims to address openly all topics related to coworking, from three perspectives : business, trends and impact.

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

Coworking Europe 2017’s program is a work in progress.

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Program

Day 1

  • 8.45 Registration

  • 9.30 Welcome by Jean-Yves Huwart, Coworking Europe

  • 9.35 Introduction speech by the Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin
  • 09.40 Overview of the Irish Coworking Scene

    Mike Hannigan, Sinead Geraghty, Irish Coworking Assembly

    [Trends]

  • 10.00 Global Coworking Survey 2017: disclosure of the latest data

    [Trends]

  • 10.20 Ludgate Hub : federate forces around a rural coworking project and bring jobs back in the countryside

    Ludgate Hub, Cork County

    [Impact]

  • 10.35 The coworking market driven by independent and branded spaces - The situation in Paris and extrapolation for Europe

    Cevan Torossian, Arthur Loyd, (Paris)

    [Trends]

  • 10.45 Coworking : on the way to become an industry as big and diverse as the hotel industry ?

    Panel :

    Gearoid Collins (Spaces/Regus Ireland), Stéphanie Brisson (Techspace, Berlin), Bettina Müller (Design Offices), tbc

    [Trends]

  • 11.15 Practical messages
  • 11.20 Twitter Express

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

  • 11.40 Coffee Break
  • 12.10 Coworking, a cultural revolution - How deep does it change our understanding of workplaces and cities ?

    Panel

    Jeannine Van der Linden (Open Coworking, tbc),

    [Impact]

  • 12.10 How can coworking support companies to build up sustainable relationships with ecosystems of freelancers and startups ?

    Keynote – Worksphop

    Gitte Andersen, Signal

    [Trends]

  • 12.10 Coworking and co-living - A magnet for ``long stay`` Tourism

    Keynote – Workshop

    Matthias Zeitler, Bansko Coworking

    [Trends]

  • 12.10 Beginners - The five first things to think about when you plan to open up a coworking space

    [Business / Operations ]

  • 13.00 Lunchtime
  • 14.15 - 15.05 To what extend is coworking turning ``the office`` into hospitality and community services?

    Panel –

    Claire-Marine Fontaine (Sodexo), Clare Kelly (Glandore), Carlos Gonçalves (Avila Spaces), Jakob Dalhoff (MatchOffice)

    [Business / Operations]

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Are startups better off in 'open for all coworking spaces' or in 'invitation only incubators' ?

    [Impact]

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Beginners - The role of the community manager in a Coworking space

    [Business / Operations]

  • 14.15 - 16.00 Operate a small size Coworking space in a suburb and make it profitable

    [Business / Operations]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 How to mix corporations, small business and freelancers in a same coworking space

    Stéphanie Brison, Ahoy!Berlin

    Format : Presentation + Open discussion

    [Business / Operations)

  • 15.10 - 16.00 How can freelancers use their local coworking community as a business springboard

    [Impact]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Beginners - How to determine your space's identity ?

    [ Business / Operations ]

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Pacific Workplaces - Nextspace : taking over a coworking brand (value, strategy, integration)

    [ Business / Operations ]

    Laurent Dhollande, Pacific Workplaces

  • 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
  • 16.30 - 17.20 Make coworking part of an integrated and multi-dimensional urban development project

    [Impact]

  • 16.30 - 17.45 Beginners - Which subscription model put in place and according to which critereas ?

    [ Business – Operations ]

  • 17.40 Communications

    Plenary Session – Reminders and 1st wrap up

  • 19.00 Coworking Europe Aperitivo

Day 2

  • 9.00 Unconference briefing
  • 9.10 Meeting with investors (TBC)
  • 9.35 Moderation tips and expected results
  • 9.40 - 10.30 Unconference Session 1

    5 simultaneous discussion groups.

    Zone A
    Zone B
    Zone C
    Zone D
    Zone E

  • 10.35 - 11.25 Unconference Session 2

    5 simultaneous discussion groups.

    Zone A
    Zone B
    Zone C
    Zone D
    Zone E

  • 10.35 - 11.25 Pitches
  • 11.25 - 11.50 Coffee Break

  • 11.55 - 12.45 Unconference Session 3

    5 simultaneous discussion groups.

    Zone A
    Zone B
    Zone C
    Zone D
    Zone E

  • 12.50 Lunchtime

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Unconference Session 4

    5 simultaneous discussion groups.

    Zone A
    Zone B
    Zone C
    Zone D
    Zone E

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Unconference Session 5

    5 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 14.15 - 16.00 Pitches
  • 16.05 - 16.30 Coffee Break

  • 16.30 - 17.20 Results presentations

    Every session leader gets the opportunity to share during 1-2 minutes with the audience his/her takeaways from the discussion session they led.

  • 17.30 Unconference's wrap-up
  • 16.30 - 17.25 Pitches
  • 17.30 Communications
  • From 19.30 Coworking Europe Party
  • 20.30 Coworking Europe 2017 Ceremony

Day 3

  • 12.00 - 13.30 Lunchtime

    You may pre-order your sandwich the day before

  • 9.30 Welcome
  • 10.00 Coworking Doctors
  • 10.00 Interactive Workshops
  • 10.00 Design sessions
  • 12.00 - 13.30 Lunchtime

    You may pre-order your sandwich the day before

  • 13.30 - 15.00 Coworking projects Pitching contest - Business (in front of business investors)

    Pitching contest for Coworking space projetct in front of a jury of professional investors and real estate experts. The contest will be open to teams aiming to test the soundness of their coworking project and who want to prepare a fund raising. More information about the roll out and registration soon.

    • Philippe Leigneil, Arthur Loyd
    • Ian Lucey, Lucey Fund
    • Jay Kwan, TPG
    • Tbc
    • Tbc

  • 13.30 - 15.00 Coworking projects Pitching contest - Social impact (in front of NGO and fundation representatives)

    Pitching contest for social impact projects which include a coworking dimension in front of a jury of fundation, public sector and NGO representatives. More information about roll out and registration soon.

  • 15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
  • 15.30 - 17.00 Coworking projects Pitching contest - In front of business investors

    Pitching contest for Coworking space projetct in front of a jury of professional investors and real estate experts. The contest will be open to teams aiming to test the soundness of their coworking project and who want to prepare a fund raising. More information about the roll out and registration soon.

    • Philippe Leigneil, Arthur Loyd
    • Ian Lucey, Lucey Fund
    • Jay Kwan, TPG
    • Tbc
      Tbc

  • 15.30 - 17.00 Coworking projects Pitching contest - Social impact (in front of NGO and fundation representatives)

    Pitching contest for social impact projects which include a coworking dimension in front of a jury of fundation, public sector and NGO representatives. More information about roll out and registration soon.

  • 17.30 - 18.00 Award ceremony
  • 20.00 - 02.00 Coworking Europe closing party