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

Vienna - CoworkingTour, Nov. 24th

  • 9.00 to 18.00 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.

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 (TBC)

    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? (TBC)

    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 TBC

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

  • 10.35 TBC

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

  • 10.50 TBC

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

  • 11.15 Impact Hub - The world largest independent coworking space network (TBC)

    • 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 Automating coworking processes - The latest developments and opportunities (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 TBC

    • 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

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

  • 14.15 - 15.05 Online platforms - How to create the best win-win with the upcoming ``Booking.com`` of coworking ? (TBC)

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

  • 14.15 - 15.05 What the Coronavirus has changed in terms of work habits and what are the opportunities for coworking operators?

    • Format – Workshop
    • 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%? (TBC)

    Dominik Ilek (HubHub) 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 (TBC)

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

  • 16.30 - 17.20 TBC

    • 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

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? TBC

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

  • 9.50 - 10.40 TBC

    • 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?

    • 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? (TBC)

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

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

    • 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 Pub Crawl - Serendipity Networking and Fun

    Networking activity

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.