World Workplace 2017 – WE’s Week @ a Glance

World Workplace 2017 - WE's Week @ a Glance

Date(s) - 10/18/2017 - 10/20/2017

George R. Brown Convention Center
George R. Brown Convention Center 
Houston, Texas
United Kingdom

WE Sessions @ World Workplace

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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
8am – 2:30pm

Come to World Workplace 2017 a day early to experience how workplace management is revolutionizing the workplace experience!
From FM to Workplace Management: Workplace Experiences, The Chief Workplace Officer and The Workplace Management Framework

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 9:55 am WE Workplace Kick-Off
WelcomeKate North, Global Chair – Colliers International
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2017 Global Workplace Trends: Key insights & Implications for FM
Colleen Conklin – Sodexo
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WE Case Study 
Gregory Gammill – Regions 
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What’s New with WEWE Leadership Team


Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 9:00 am Workplace Trends
The Cross Cultural Workplace: Learning From a Global Comparison
Janet Pogue McLaurin, Jose Luis Sanchez Concha – Gensler

9:30 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am – 10:30 am

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Improving Experience with Technology 
The Multi-Sensory Workplace: Leveraging Human Sensors to Improve Workplace EQ

Melissa Marsh – Plastarc
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Workplace as a Service
Eric Van Bael, Carl Fransman – MCS Solutions
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WE Hub Gathering: Leaders discussing activities in their regions. Everyone welcome!
About|Workplace Evolutionaries 


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Talent & Performance
Designing for Success: Five Strategies for Transforming Workplace for the Next Generation of Talent
Ken Crabiel – CannonDesign 
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Space Matters!! Space as a Tool to Better Performance in Organizations
Peter Ankerstjerne – ISS World, Jeffrey Saunders – Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies 
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4:15 pm – 4:45 pm


4:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Act Local: Maker Culture the Design Professions, and Workplace
David Euscher – Corgan
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Fast Track Innovation Using Design Thinking
Katie Sprague, Jayme Schutt – Callison RTKL
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6:30 pm – 9:00 pm WE SERVE   RVSP

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Time Topic Location

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 9:00 am

Future Proofing & Strategy
Solving The Right Problem: Design Matters but Strategy Matters More
Arnold Levin
– Smith Group
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How can I help you today? Treating Your Employees as a Valued Customers
Ray Ehscheid, Gillian Burgis, Anthony Simon – Interior Architects
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9:15 am – 9:45 am


9:45 am – 10:15 am

Workplace Change Management
Leveraging Facility Managers to Embed Workplace Change
Robyn Baxter – HOK
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Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Andrea Sarate – Knoll; Julisa Mandeville – The Clearing, Inc.
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10:30 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 11:30 am

Distributed Work Strategies: Work & Home
Quantifying the Impact of Distributed Work, Productivity & More
Kate Lister – Global Workplace Analytics
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The ‘New Think’ about Working from Home
Pat Turnball – Kayhan International; Alex Redlein – Vienna University of Technology, Head; Institute for RE/FM (IFM)
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11:45 am – 12:45 pm Workplace Experience
Vision: Health & Well-being in the Workplace Through Best in Class Service Experiences
Peter Ankerstjerne – ISS World; Jeffrey Saunders – Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies
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