Workplace Trends: Wellbeing & Productivity

Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 10:00 - 17:30
Kings Place, London, N1 9AG

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These delegates have taken advantage of our Early Bird registraiton. Book now to join them!

A&Q Partnership London Associate Architect
Aberley Ltd Communications Director
Aberley Ltd Managing Director
Aberley Ltd Workplace Director
Actiu Business Development Manager
Active Director
AECOM Director, Strategy Plus
ARP Astrance Director
ARP Astrance Senior Specialist, Health & Wellbeing
Arup Associates Senior Specialist, Health & Wellbeing
Atdec Sales Director
BDG architecture + design Change Maker
Biomimicry UK Director + Co-Founder
Buro Happold Global Commercial Director
Buro Happold Senior Engineer
Burwell Deakins Architects Director
Chelsham Consulting Limited Director & Executive Coach
CMI Workplace Ltd Director
COS (Corporate Office Solutions) Architect
COS (Corporate Office Solutions) Managing Partner
CPMG Director
Cundall Partner
D/Dock Design Researcher
Deloitte Property Manager
Deloitte Property Senior Manager
Direct Line Group Head of Property
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd  Diagnostics Head of Global Capital Investment & Real Estate
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd  Diagnostics Head of Global Facility Management & Real Estate
FCBStudios Partner
Fletcher Priest Architects Head of Interiors
Flow Workplace Solutions Consultant
Gemini Workplace Consultancy Limited Director
GVA Acuity Programme Manager
GVA Acuity Senior Project Manager
Herman Miller Director, Knowledge and Insight Group
Herman Miller Head of Vertical Markets
Herman Miller Sales Manager - Specifier & Design Group 
Herman Miller Workplace Specialist, EMEA
HLW International Managing Director
HLW International Workplace Strategist
Hoare Lea Partner
HOK Regional Leader of Workplace, Interiors
HOK Sustainable Design Leader
i-FM / FMP360 Ltd Managing Director
Imperial College Head of Space Management & Planning
Integrans Consulting Strategic Adviser on Smart Working
Interaction Account Manager
Interaction Project Manager
Interface TBA
Interface TBA
Interface TBA
Interface TBA
Johnson & Johnson Global Workplace Experience Lead
Just Practising Director
KI Europe Marketing Manager
KI Europe Sales Director - Workplace
LOM architecture and design Workplace Specialist
MCM Architecture Senior Workplace Consultant
Morgan Lovell Head of Workplace Consultancy
Morgan Lovell Workplace Consultant
Nowy Styl Group Business Development
Nowy styl Group Business Development Manager
Oktra Lead Workplace Consultant/Designer
Oliver Heath Design Director
Paragon Interiors Group Plc Client Services & Workplace Director
Paragon Interiors Group Plc Head of Design
Penoyre&Prasad Associate
Philips Lighting Sr. Lighting Application Specialist 
richardbyatt.com Director
ROCKFON Marketing Communications Coordinator
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Central Concept Developer Office Environment
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Concept Developer
Saint-Gobain Ecophon International Projects Manager
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Deutschland Concept Developer
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Deutschland Key Account Consultant for Room Acoustics
Sandy Brown Associates LLP Partner
Savills Associate, Commercial Research
Scott Brownrigg Project Director
SH=A Managing Director
Sky Workplace Director
Skyscanner Engineer, IT Services
Skyscanner Office Manager - Glasgow
Spacelab Associate Workplace Strategist
Spacelab Director of Workplace Consultancy
Spacelab Workplace Consultancy Associate
Stantec Vice President
Statsbygg (Norway) Senior Advisor/Architect
Statsbygg (Norway) Senior Architect
Teknion A&D Consultant
The TSK Group Lead Designer
The University of Manchester HR Project Manager
The University of Manchester Project Officer
The University of Manchester Project Officer
Thomas Montgomery.ie MD
tp bennett Director
tp bennett TBA
tp bennett TBA
University of East Anglia Director of Estates & Buildings
University of Strathclyde Assistant Director  Strategy & Asset Management
University of the West of England Head of Space Management
VEGA Global Technology Expert 
Watkins Payne Partnership Sustainability Engineer
Wellworking Limited Head of Business Development
Workplace Unlimited Director

2017 is our 15th year of Workplace Trends Conferences! Join 180+ Workplace Professionals - Occupiers, Designers and Consultants - at our Spring Summit. Even as far back as our 2012 conference we were highlighting the connections between health, wellbeing and performance in the workplace. This spring we're looking in depth at the current hot topics of Wellbeing and Productivity with new research and case study-driven presentations from industry experts. 

Workplace Trends has a loyal core of regular attendees who make newcomers welcome. Pitch-free presentations are interspersed with the usual breaks and followed by our drinks social, so there's always plenty of time to meet new people and catch up with fellow professionals. 

Our programme is below. Register now to benefit from the Early Bird Rate of £345 + VAT. 

Programme

0900: Registration & Morning Coffee

1000: Morning Chair's Welcome

Paige Hodsman, Saint-Gobain Ecophon

Paige Hodsman Bio

Paige Hodsman, Saint-Gobain Ecophon

Paige has eighteen years of experience in the commercial design and construction industries with a focus on sustainable workplace solutions. As Concept Developer for the office sector at Sain-Gobain Ecophon, she is responsible for collating and disseminating information on the latest research and development in the fields of office acoustics, interior design, architecture and environmental/sustainable construction.

1015: Re-Thinking Nature for the Workplace

Richard James MacCowan, Biomimicry UK

Richard will talk about the need to develop an understanding of how we can ‘learn from nature’ to provide us with both hi and low-tech solutions for our current and future workplaces. He will provide an overview of how we can look to nature for the design of both biomimicry and biophilic concepts.

Richard James MacCowan Bio

Richard James MacCowan, Biomimicry UK

Richard is the director of the Biomimicry UK, a social enterprise offering training in biomimicry and biophilic design across a broad range of sectors. Richard has given presentations around the world on a variety of topics, ranging from packaging, architecture, through innovation workshops for super yacht designers. His current focus is on the manufacturing sector and how biomimicry can help reshape this for the 21st century.

Richard has degrees in both real estate development and urban design. He is a co-founder of the startup Smart Stable, focusing on technology to improve the health and wellbeing in the equine industry. In his spare time, he is focusing on biomimicry and natural systems at the city-level for his doctoral research.

1045: Biophilic Design – How improving the human connection with nature in the workplace benefits the triple bottom line

Oliver Heath, Oliver Heath Design

Oliver Heath explores the emerging science and style of Biophilic design; presenting new research that demonstrates how strengthening the human connection with nature we can improve the many spaces we live and work in. These improvements can improve mental and physical health plus cognitive performance improving the human health & well-being of many spaces be it offices, education, healthcare and hospitality environments.

Oliver Heath Bio

Oliver Heath, Oliver Heath Design

Oliver Heath is an architectural and interior designer and a recognised global expert in Biophilic Design. His work is expressed in number of mediums including the built environment, writing and the media, having worked for a number of television channels including BBC, ITV channel 4 and the National Geographic channel. His last book Urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) sold over 30,000 copies in 6 languages. He has acted as a spokesperson for the likes of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

1115: Does workplace design really enhance Creativity, Collaboration and Concentration?

Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited

Nigel will draw on his own research and that of other behavioural scientists to discuss how we create working environments that foster creativity. Nigel will focus on the behavioural, cultural and physical prerequisites for innovation. He will expand on how social interaction leads to trust, and ultimately to collaboration. And all this needs to be carefully balanced with environments that facilitate concentration and contemplation.

Nigel Oseland Bio

Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited

Nigel is a workplace strategist, change manager, environmental psychologist and author with 10 years research and 15 years consulting experience. He helps occupiers redefine their workstyle to create space-efficient and cost-effective workplaces that enhance business performance.

Nigel specialises in strategic briefing and alternative working; he creates workplaces that improve collaboration, enhance creativity, respond to new organisational structures, and deliver maximum value. Through his career at DEGW, AMA Alexi Marmot Associates, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects and Johnson Controls, Nigel has worked with many corporate and public sector organisations developing their workplace strategies, standards and processes.

Read more on Nigel at www.workplaceunlimited.com

1145: Coffee

1245: Using Building Data to Predict Wellbeing and Productivity

Trevor Keeling, Buro Happold

Data are simple and quantitative. Wellbeing and productivity are complex and qualitative. So what is the best way to use data to understand wellbeing and productivity? How can data be used to monitor the current building stock and design the buildings of tomorrow?

Trevor Keeling Bio

Trevor Keeling, Buro Happold

Trevor has carried out extensive research to understand how to develop a holistic set of parameters to evaluate and monitor indoor environmental quality of buildings. He is now a Senior Engineer in the Sustainability & Building Physics Group at BuroHappold Engineering where he is integrating this research into design practice.

1315: Lunch

1410: Afternoon Chair's Welcome Back

Mark Catchlove, Herman Miller

Mark Catchlove Bio

Mark Catchlove, Herman Miller

At Herman Miller Mark helps people create great places - sharing Insights from Herman Miller's research teams and partners. 

Mark also blogs at http://markcatchlove.wordpress.com/

1415: The WELL Building Standard

Victoria Lockhart, Arup Associates

The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people. This presentation will introduce how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework.

As a WELL Accredited Professional, Victoria will provide an overview of the WELL Building Standard ideology, structure, and certification process. The medical basis for the concept categories will be covered, along with design and construction strategies to create healthy buildings. 

Victoria Lockhart Bio

Victoria Lockhart, Arup Associates

Victoria joined Arup’s Sustainability Consulting team in Berlin in 2009, and has been working with Arup Associates in London since 2012. She has extensive experience in the application of the LEED® and BREEAM green building rating systems within the European and international context, and has also supported delivery of projects against bespoke or existing corporate sustainability framework.

Her current activities include advocacy for regenerative, net-positive sustainable design, enhancing social sustainability approaches and metrics through a refocus on people, human behaviours, wellbeing and happiness, and exploring how new technologies and the increasing instrumentation of the built environment can be harnessed for positive change. She is one of the first global WELL AP’s demonstrating knowledge of health promotion through the built environment, and is part of the core team building the health and wellbeing consultancy business across Arup.

1445: The first WELL Certified building in Europe - Case Study

Alan Forgarty, Cundall

Many businesses are seeing WELL as providing a means of demonstrating the quality of office space to attract and retain good staff. Cundall took the refurbishment of their own London office and used it as an exemplar project, not only for themselves, but also for their clients and collaborators. Alan shows how Cundall have created a living, working example of how the WELL Building Standard can be applied, without breaking the bank.

Alan Fogarty Bio

Alan Fogarty, Cundall

Alan heads up Cundall's sustainability group in the UK, that specialises in low-energy and sustainable building design. A building services engineer by training, he has gained extensive knowledge of natural ventilation design, passive design techniques and assessment of natural lighting and energy. He has also developed specialised fields of competence in chilled ceiling systems, the application of Building Regulations (Part L) and BREEAM.

Alan joined Cundall in 1999. Prior to that, he worked for a number of years in Australia where he gained in-depth experience in passive building design for the Sydney Olympics. 

Outside work, Alan is a keen DIYer and motorcyclist, when not chasing after his young son and daughter.

1515: Healing Offices and D/Science

Anicee Bauer, D/DOCK

Healing Offices concept; a design philosophy that emphasizes on the needs and lifestyle of the employee to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism. Anicee will share D/Docks findings.

Anicee Bauer Bio

Anicee Bauer, Design Studio D/DOCK

Anicee Bauer got her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and initially worked as a neuropsychologist in different healthcare facilities as well as a lecturer of Applied Psychology at various Universities. As a Design Researcher and Environmental Psychologist she is currently working at Design Studio D/DOCK, where she has build up the research department D/Science. Certified in evidence-based design and having followed some years of training as an interior designer, she pleads for an improved way of designing environments by using scientific literature and conducting systematic assessment prior to the design process. In this context she has developed an evaluation method to objectively determine the quality of work environments and measure their effects on the physical health, happiness, feeling of comfort and social relatedness of employees.

D/DOCK collaborated with national and international respected clients such as Google, Philips, Starwood, NH Hotels, Sonos and ABN Amro, operating in countries as Austria, Germany, China, Taiwan, and the island of Aruba. D/DOCK recently launched their Healing Offices concept; a design philosophy that emphasizes on the needs and lifestyle of the employee to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism.

1545: Tea

1615: Wellbeing – Could work be good for you?

Nicola Gillen, AECOM

With 9.9 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in Great Britain in 2014/151, employees’ health and happiness can have a direct impact on business performance. Making improvements to the physical environment can help organisations create spaces and working cultures that encourage creativity, support wellbeing and increase job satisfaction. Redesigning and reimagining the workplace to better support how work is done now and in the future not only enhances wellbeing, it also improves performance and productivity. With four generations occupying the same space, it is important the physical environment meets their different working styles.

Nicola Gillen Bio

Nicola Gillen, AECOM

Nicola is an architect with a business degree. This provides her with a complimentary perspective on the physical and business environments, through understanding the complex and often contradictory interests of the owner, users, designers and managers of buildings. Nicola leads Workplace Strategy at AECOM Globally. 

The majority of Nicola’s work focuses on partnering with clients globally to drive programs of change. This involves capturing organisational demand, translating this into strategic briefing documents or workplace strategies, implementing design solutions across geographies and business lines. Motivating and maintaining change is at the heart of this work. Nicola has lived and worked in North America, the Far East and Europe.

Nicola drives thought leadership at AECOM around the future of work, regularly publishing and speaking at conferences.

1645: Workplace Technology Innovation - Improving Collaboration and Productivity

Mike Adams, VEGA Europe

Mike will cover the latest trends in office technology innovations, and showcase how architects and workplace designers can take advantage of technology to design better collaboration spaces, both in traditional meeting rooms as well as more informal areas, to enable a truly agile environment.

Most people have had a bad experience with failing meeting room technology, where they struggled to get their meeting & presentation starting on time. Mike will uncover the latest innovations to simplify the user experience to avoid those typical technology issues.

Mike Adams Bio

Mike Adams, VEGA Europe

With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including HP & Apple, Mike is passionate about best practices in Workplace Technology, and is currently working as a technology consultant for VEGA Europe, part of the VEGA Global Group, helping Fortune 500s and SMEs improve their meeting room experience and agile/remote working experience, with the latest audio-visual collaboration technology, such as meeting room management solutions, video-conferencing, interactive displays, digital signage and wireless presentations.

Mike believes in the power of collaboration, and is working closely with many workplace industry leaders, such as architects, fit-out & design companies, acoustic consultants, IT & Telecoms consultants, office furniture experts, facilities managers & HR leaders.

In his spare time, Mike is currently mentoring & advising 25 tech startups, and enjoys networking with business leaders in London.

1715: Closing Remarks, followed by

1730: Post Conference Drinks Social

Join the speakers & organisers for drinks and nibbles

As is traditional at most of our events, the conference will end with a drinks reception where the discussion continues, and you can catch up with old friends and make new connections. 

Live Tweeting the Conference

Su Butcher, Just Practising

We're delighted that Su Butcher will again be live tweeting the day's proceedings. Join in, before, during and after, using #wtrends. 

Su Butcher Bio

Su Butcher, Just Practising

Su Butcher trained in Architecture at the University of Liverpool and worked in affordable housing before becoming an academic and teacher of architecture students. She then managed three successful architects practices in London and the South East; culminating in five years with Barefoot & Gilles.
 
Su’s online networking began in 2004 and she has developed a reputation as the go-to person for people who want to work with architects online. She has been writing and speaking about social media in construction since 2009.
 
In 2011 her blog about architects JustPractising won the first Be2camp Award for Best AEC Social Media Blog, and in 2012 the ArchitectMap iPhone app (developed with Mark Schumann) won the Woobius/Building Centre Built Environment App of the year in the ‘Best Useful Tool or Guide’ category.
 
Su now spends her time consulting on social media strategy, talking to product manufacturers about how to sell to architects, and teaching anyone who wants to know how to use Linkedin, Twitter and Blogging to support their clients and get more business. 


Venue

Our location this spring is the awesome Kings Place. Just five minutes walk from Kings Cross St Pancras and the Eurostar, this multi-purpose building houses two world-class concert halls, purpose-built art galleries, a bar/café, waterside restaurant and award winning conference and events facilities - not to mention 7 floors of commercial office space - all under one roof. 


Registration

Early Bird Registration is open now at £345 + VAT. Your registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, the post conference drinks reception, + electronic copies of presentations. Click here to go to our secure registration site. 


Already Registered!

These delegates have taken advantage of our Early Bird registraiton. Book now to join them!

A&Q Partnership London Associate Architect
Aberley Ltd Communications Director
Aberley Ltd Managing Director
Aberley Ltd Workplace Director
Actiu Business Development Manager
Active Director
AECOM Director, Strategy Plus
ARP Astrance Director
ARP Astrance Senior Specialist, Health & Wellbeing
Arup Associates Senior Specialist, Health & Wellbeing
Atdec Sales Director
BDG architecture + design Change Maker
Biomimicry UK Director + Co-Founder
Buro Happold Global Commercial Director
Buro Happold Senior Engineer
Burwell Deakins Architects Director
Chelsham Consulting Limited Director & Executive Coach
CMI Workplace Ltd Director
COS (Corporate Office Solutions) Architect
COS (Corporate Office Solutions) Managing Partner
CPMG Director
Cundall Partner
D/Dock Design Researcher
Deloitte Property Manager
Deloitte Property Senior Manager
Direct Line Group Head of Property
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd  Diagnostics Head of Global Capital Investment & Real Estate
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd  Diagnostics Head of Global Facility Management & Real Estate
FCBStudios Partner
Fletcher Priest Architects Head of Interiors
Flow Workplace Solutions Consultant
Gemini Workplace Consultancy Limited Director
GVA Acuity Programme Manager
GVA Acuity Senior Project Manager
Herman Miller Director, Knowledge and Insight Group
Herman Miller Head of Vertical Markets
Herman Miller Sales Manager - Specifier & Design Group 
Herman Miller Workplace Specialist, EMEA
HLW International Managing Director
HLW International Workplace Strategist
Hoare Lea Partner
HOK Regional Leader of Workplace, Interiors
HOK Sustainable Design Leader
i-FM / FMP360 Ltd Managing Director
Imperial College Head of Space Management & Planning
Integrans Consulting Strategic Adviser on Smart Working
Interaction Account Manager
Interaction Project Manager
Interface TBA
Interface TBA
Interface TBA
Interface TBA
Johnson & Johnson Global Workplace Experience Lead
Just Practising Director
KI Europe Marketing Manager
KI Europe Sales Director - Workplace
LOM architecture and design Workplace Specialist
MCM Architecture Senior Workplace Consultant
Morgan Lovell Head of Workplace Consultancy
Morgan Lovell Workplace Consultant
Nowy Styl Group Business Development
Nowy styl Group Business Development Manager
Oktra Lead Workplace Consultant/Designer
Oliver Heath Design Director
Paragon Interiors Group Plc Client Services & Workplace Director
Paragon Interiors Group Plc Head of Design
Penoyre&Prasad Associate
Philips Lighting Sr. Lighting Application Specialist 
richardbyatt.com Director
ROCKFON Marketing Communications Coordinator
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Central Concept Developer Office Environment
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Concept Developer
Saint-Gobain Ecophon International Projects Manager
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Deutschland Concept Developer
Saint-Gobain Ecophon Deutschland Key Account Consultant for Room Acoustics
Sandy Brown Associates LLP Partner
Savills Associate, Commercial Research
Scott Brownrigg Project Director
SH=A Managing Director
Sky Workplace Director
Skyscanner Engineer, IT Services
Skyscanner Office Manager - Glasgow
Spacelab Associate Workplace Strategist
Spacelab Director of Workplace Consultancy
Spacelab Workplace Consultancy Associate
Stantec Vice President
Statsbygg (Norway) Senior Advisor/Architect
Statsbygg (Norway) Senior Architect
Teknion A&D Consultant
The TSK Group Lead Designer
The University of Manchester HR Project Manager
The University of Manchester Project Officer
The University of Manchester Project Officer
Thomas Montgomery.ie MD
tp bennett Director
tp bennett TBA
tp bennett TBA
University of East Anglia Director of Estates & Buildings
University of Strathclyde Assistant Director  Strategy & Asset Management
University of the West of England Head of Space Management
VEGA Global Technology Expert 
Watkins Payne Partnership Sustainability Engineer
Wellworking Limited Head of Business Development
Workplace Unlimited Director
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