Prague will host its first summit on workspace and the future of work

Ivo Hrdina a Tomáš Neumann

Workplace conditions, employee well-being and technological developments are the main topics of the experiential summit which is coming to Prague for the very first time. Its ambition is to create a new and integrated Central European platform.

The two-day Workspace Summit will look at the workspace of the future from the perspective of three interconnected topics: People, Design and Technology. The event is organised by newly established Workspace Summit, s.r.o. It will be held in Prague’s Cubex Centre in Pankrác on 28th and 29th of November 2019. Over 20 reputable experts and visionaries have been invited from all around the world to speak and share their expertise at the event.

The conference is intended for managers of medium to large-sized companies, leaders, decision-makers, developers, HR specialists, facility management, architects, interior designers, investors and people interested in the specified topics.

“Workspace Summit aims to provide a meeting space for experts and people interested in the current and future trends in workplaces. We think it is essential to speak about the interconnection of private and work life in order to form a suitable work background leading to the wellbeing of employees and improvement of their personal lives, which in return brings better professional results,” says Tomáš Neumann from Workspace Summit company.

“Our aim is to bring this globally discussed topic and its findings to the Czech environment and contribute to the gradual change of thinking about today’s workplace and its impacts on employees,” adds his colleague, Ivo Hrdina.

One of the speakers will be Tim Robson, the founder of one of the top British consulting companies focused on employee motivation. He consulted on the company culture construction of brands such as Jaguar, Liverpool F.C. or Jack Wills. Another guest will be George Muir, an inspirational speaker who worked for IKEA for over 25 years and specialises in the future trends in the field of digitalisation and HR. Julia Arlt is an expert on effective use of office areas and shared buildings. Her experience is, for example, used by the biggest New York estate accelerator MetaProp NYC one of the most significant investors in the field of real estate technologies. David Mareček has been the director of Czech Philharmonic since 2011 and has rich experience with management of a large team. Bernard Storch is an architect in a London studio of PLP Architecture which designed the “smartest office building in the world” – The Edge in Amsterdam. His work includes the Sky television building where its 3,500 employees have their offices. Other guests names will be announced gradually.

“The conference visitors will have a chance to experience a workplace of the future in practice, testing out everything they will learn about during the event. The Cubex building will also showcase co-working space corresponding to the current trends and we are also preparing a number of other surprise experiences, some of them concerning, for instance, healthy and sustainable lifestyle,” says Tomáš Neumann.