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AWA unveils Workplace Week International 2020

Global workplace consultancy, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), has announced the forthcoming launch of Workplace Week International 2020, a virtual festival taking place 9-12 November to celebrate global workplace transformation.

Following a year of rapid change in the global workplace industry, the four-day online event invites leaders from the worlds of HR, facilities management, corporate real estate, design, IT and more to explore how science, innovation and new working practices can enhance business performance, enable healthy lives and create a sustainable future.

With the support of leading industry bodies, including the International Facility Management Association, Workplace Evolutionaries, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the 2020 programme will showcase the very best in work models and workstyles from some of the world’s most forward-thinking organisations.

Workplace Week launched in London in 2010, offering a lively programme of in-person workplace tours and sessions to inspire and celebrate workplace excellence and new ways of working. Following a successful eight-year run in the UK capital, Workplace Week New York launched in 2018.

Through a blockbuster programme of real-life corporate case-study webinars, virtual panel sessions and sponsor fringe sessions, the refreshed and reimagined 2020 programme will shine a light on how organisations are evolving their workplace models, technology and infrastructure, accelerated by the challenges of 2020, to create positive and sustainable change.

Corporate case study hosts include:

  • PWC (London, UK)
  • Deloitte (New York, USA)
  • Lloyds of London (London, UK)
  • IPG Medabrands (New York, USA)
  • Max Life Insurance (Haryana, India)
  • Skyscanner (London, UK)
  • Innocent Drinks (London, UK)
  • Ratnabali Group (Kolkata, India)
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (New York, USA)
  • EPM Business Group / Haworth (Colombia, LATAM)

More names are to be revealed soon.

Sponsors include: Knoll (USA), Carl Hansen (USA), The Instant Group (USA), Herman Miller (UK), Bisley (France), HNI (India), WeDigitalGarden (France) and Raw Brothers (UK).  These leading industry expert consultants and service providers will host free, themed and interactive sessions that shine a light on future advancements, including the latest pioneering products, research and developments.

All proceeds will be donated to the festival’s international charity partners: BBC Children in Need in the UK; Make a Wish in France, Brazil, Switzerland and India; and the I Have a Dream Foundation in the USA  – boosting the $100,000 total already raised to date in the UK and USA throughout Workplace Week’s 10-year legacy.

Andrew Mawson, MD of AWA commented:Each year, Workplace Week has got bigger and better, bringing new insights on work, place and creativity to the workplace community. The core goal is to expose people to new thinking, and to create conversation and a space for shared learning, all while raising money for charity.

“We had a hattrick of Workplace Weeks in store this year, with Workplace Week Paris due to join its London and New York counterparts, but the pandemic – in conjunction with Workplace Week’s 10-year anniversary – has since inspired other plans. We believe this is a perfect opportunity to create a global community that has the potential to change the world of work.”

To find out more about the workplaces taking part in Workplace Week International 2020 and to register your place, click here.


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