“I have been attending the NY WORKTECH conferences regularly for four years and I find them to be an excellent array of presentations and discussions about design, technology, real estate, futurism and sociology relating to the workplace. The presenters are always well prepared and thought provoking and the audience is rich with expertise and insights. I always make new and valuable contacts at WORKTECH and come away feeling enthused and excited about developing and implementing new ways to improve the work environment. I highly recommend this conference to everyone interested in the evolution of how we work.”

Paul Tackowiak, Architect, Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb

Conference: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Holiday Inn Singapore, Orchard City Centre

The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from both a people and technology perspective. It will allow an understanding of the key drivers of change and enablers of innovation that will shape how, where and when work takes place. Our global speakers will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and people, change and engagement.

More information coming soon

Sessions include:

Experience to Transform

Tobias Puehse, Vice President, Innovation, Mastercard

Across industries, digital transformation and innovation are buzzwords heard frequently in the boardroom and across the entire organization. Yet, many offices have not changed the way employees experience this transformation. Mastercard will demonstrate how the company is making innovation accessible, interactive, and experiential to challenge status quo thinking.

How the Future of Work is Changing Urbanism

Chintan Raveshia, Cities and Transit Development Leader, Arup

Future of Work (and automation) is going to change the cityscape, urban laws, policies and even our streets. Masterplanning of a city will need to go beyond zoning and plots & buildings will need to be flexible to allow change of use on an hourly basis. Our designs will need to cater to dynamic change in use, space, occupants and energy requirements.

The Joy of Work

Stephen Pill, Digital Strategy Director, FITCH Design Ltd

Today’s workers are more productive than at any other point in modern history. However, while the world outside the office continues to evolve to accommodate the connected individual, workspaces have been slow to adapt. In this session, FITCH applies retail experience design principles to imagine a future of work that places people at the core.

Global Workplace Innovation

Philip Ross, CEO & Founder, Cordless Group & UNWORK

Philip will share global case studies of workplace innovation including The Boston Consulting Group NYC workspace at Hudson Yards.

GSK Regional HQ – An Integrated Design Philosophy

Paul Rogers, Vice President & Head of APAC - CBS WREF Services, GSK

The purpose of the presentation is to share the Unique Approach GSK went through to design and build the Regional Asia HQ; from concept to completion integrating spaces, IT and FM to deliver successful business outcomes.

Co Working in Commercial Real-Estate Portfolios

Jonathan O’Byrne, Founder & CEO, Collective Works

With analysts estimating Coworking products could account for 20% of commercial real estate in major cities, it’s time to better understand where Coworking fits in the spectrum of real estate portfolio.

The Digital Workplace – Leveraging Design to Support Business Transformation

Caroline Burns, Founder & Managing Director, Workplace Revolution

What is the digital workplace, and what role will the physical environment have in an increasingly virtual world? What workplace behaviours and activities will be critical to organisational survival and success? We will explore the intersection of physical space, systems, social norms, and strategies within organisations, going beyond superficial design “bling” to the ways in which space meaningfully impacts digital transformation initiatives.

The Soul of A Workplace – How can Placemaking Create the Vibe of a Place and Build a Happy and Vibrant Work Environment

Stella Gwee, Director/Co-founder, The Shophouse & Co Group Pte Ltd

A successful place happens when community, culture, and urban spaces are interconnected. “Live,Work,Play” - As lines blur between these definition, what will be the soul of the workplace be in the future? Through placemaking, we examine what contributes to the soul of a successful workplace.

Workforce of the Future

Rhian Windridge, Director Project Management APAC, Google Account at CBRE
Meng Chew Ching, Workplace Services Director, Asia Pacific at Unilever Asia Pte Ltd
Richard Paine, Managing Director, Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease
Will Myles, Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific, RICS
Goh Suhan, Senior Lecturer, Interior Architecture & Design, Temasek Polytechnic

In this session we will explore some key questions around the future workforce, discussing; the shift in skills requirements & job profiles in the next decade; the ‘experiential workplace’ and what that means for the FM model; automation and the impact of AI on jobs and the overall property sector.

The Journey to Agile

Jessica Carr, Head of Place Design and Experience, South East Asia and India, Haworth
Alex Przybyla, Collaborative Product Line and Sustainability Manager, Haworth

Every organization is at a different point in their journey toward agile working. We will look at what agile means, how spaces are moving, and how design of settings applies to the different points in the journey.

Workplace by Facebook

Melina Lee, Head of Business Development, APAC, Workplace by Facebook

Building the right culture, empowering people are critical topics for leaders today. When we connect and empower employees across the organization, magical things happen! Hear how work is changing, trends we are seeing and how companies such as Starbucks, Royal Bank of Scotland and the Singapore Government transformed the way they work with Workplace by Facebook.

From Space to Place – The Best Talent And Organisations Are Now Demanding Much More From Their Workplace

David Hutton, Managing Director, Development, Lendlease

The boundaries between work/life continue to blur. Tech, disruption and social attitudes are driving change, so how must the new workplace respond? An exploration from a leading international developer on how the best workplace solutions are now focusing on place to attract superior talent, manage costs, enhance company brands and empower organisational change.


Our market-leading WORKTECH conferences are “unmissable” events for senior corporate workplace professionals.

  • Over 3000 people attend WORKTECH each year and primary consists of Heads of CRE, Heads of FM and Chief Executives
  • The events cater to the educational needs of the top Global 1000 companies, relating to their global corporate real estate portfolios
  • The attendees want to learn about how they can help drive efficiencies in their workplaces and drive the productivity of their workforces
  • WORKTECH provides a vehicle to build your business relationships with these decision makers, develop senior contacts and enhance your credibility with key prospects by alignment with the event

Please contact Isabel Dewhurst-Marks for more information on commercial partnerships by emailing


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