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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

    Adrienne Harrigton, CEO Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen

    [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), Sascha Hartmann (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, Breda),Clare Kelly (Glandore, Dublin)

    [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 - 13.00 Pacific Workplaces - Nextspace : taking over a coworking brand (value, strategy, integration)

    Laurent Dhollande, Pacific Workplaces

    [ 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 What not to forget when opening up a coworking space ?

    Tony Bacigalupo, New Work City

    [Business / Operations ]

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

    [Impact]

  • 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, Techspace Berlin

    Format : Presentation + Open discussion

    [Business / Operations)

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Building up a member benefit plan for your coworking community

    Hector Kolonas, Included.co

    [ Business – Operations ]

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

    [Impact]

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

    [Impact]

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

    [Business / Operations]

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

    [ Business / Operations ]

  • 17.40 Communications

    Plenary Session – Reminders and 1st wrap up

  • 18.30 - 19.30 Coworking Europe Cocktail at Dublin City Hall

    Dublin City Council welcoming at the City Hall.
    Event by subscription only, limited to 100 people.
    Address:  2 Dame St, Dublin.

  • 19.30 - 24.00 Coworking Europe Party at The Mercantile Hotel

    The Coworking Europe community will gather together in a reserved area inside of the mythic Mercantil Hotel.
    Free entrance.
    Food, beverages and music.
    Address: 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

  • 11.55 - 12.45 Curated Panel - Is co-living coworking's next frontier ?

    [Trends]

    • Anil Khera, Node-Living (London)
    • Julianne Becker, Coconat (Berlin)
    • Matthias Zeitler, Bansko Coworking (Bulgaria)

  • 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 - 22.30 Dublin Pub Tour

    A guided tour of pubs around Dublin with the goal to network.
    Prior subscription, we will organize different groups of people to visit the best pubs in town as well to meet up and network with a different group each time we jump to a new pub.
    All groups will end the tour at the same pub at 22.30 pm: The Mercantil Hotel.

Day 3

  • 9.30 Welcome
  • 10.00 Coworking Doctors
  • 10.00 Brexit - Can Coworking help to deal with it in the UK and Ireland

    Panel –

    • Suzanne Murdock, Hub Newry (Belfast)

  • 10.00 Workshop - Coworking and corporations

    Workshop –

    Rosan Gompers, New Company (THe Hague)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 17.30 - 18.00 Award ceremony
  • 20.00 - 02.00 Coworking Europe Closing Party in collaboration with Copass and Ouishare

    To be confirmed soon