Flexible Workspace Australia Conference 2024

August 2nd at Flex by ISPT, Melbourne

Inspire, Innovate, Connect: Where Flexibility Meets Collaboration!

 

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FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE AUSTRALIA

Welcome to the Flexible Workspace Australia Conference 2024!

At FWA, we’re all about fostering collaboration and connection within the dynamic world of flexible workspaces. We’re excited to invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience on Friday, 2 August in Melbourne, held at Flex by ISPT.

Building on the incredible success of the 2023 GCUC conference, FWA brings together a diverse community of coworking newbies, industry veterans, investors, and real estate giants.

Our goal is simple: to support the industry while ensuring you’re constantly learning, growing and evolving. Join us as we convene stakeholders, leaders and enthusiasts for insightful discussions on emerging trends, market significance and strategies for sustained growth. Engage in dynamic breakouts, connect with peers and embark on local tours to discover Melbourne’s inspiring coworking spaces.

As the day winds down, join us for an Inaugural Awards Cocktail Party at Flex by ISPT’s newest event space, offering stunning city views.

This quintessentially Melbourne experience will be catered by one of Melbourne’s iconic restaurants – Movida, adding a touch of local flavour to our celebration. It’s our opportunity to celebrate the dedication of our community in shaping the future of work. 

melbourne city skyline and lake

Why Should You Attend?

  • Engage in immersive learning from a diverse range of flexible workspace experts and industry leaders 100% 100%
  • Network and engage in meaningful conversations with like-minded individuals, space operators and sponsors 100% 100%
  • Celebrate industry excellence at the inaugural awards cocktail party, where award winners will be recognised and honoured 100% 100%

Don't Miss Out on This Transformative Event!

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AGENDA - AUGUST 2ND

Welcome to the FWA Conference24 – a one-day immersive experience tailored for operators, emerging leaders and forward-thinkers in the flexible workspace industry. Get ready for a program bursting with excitement, featuring a diverse array of hot topics, expert speakers and deep dives into the pressing issues shaping the future of flex workspaces. Join us as we explore the latest trends, share invaluable insights and engage in dynamic discussions that will propel your understanding of the industry to new heights.

This is your opportunity to connect, learn and innovate alongside industry visionaries. The program wraps up with exclusive tours of Melbourne’s inspiring coworking spaces, followed by an inaugural awards cocktail party catered by the iconic restaurant Movida where we celebrate industry excellence and innovation.

Please note that times are tentative, and the program is subject to change before the conference in August. 

8.00AM - Registrations Open

Grab your badge, enjoy freshly brewed coffee and a light breakfast, and mingle with your fellow attendees before the main event kicks off!

8.45AM - Welcome and Acknowledgement

Join us as we officially open the FWA 2024 Conference and acknowledge the traditional custodians with an Acknowledgement of Country.

9.00AM - Australian Coworking - Leading or Lagging?

Starting the day with a bang, we are joined by four of the most well-known names in global coworking to explore the latest trends in the industry and assess whether Australia is leading the way or lagging behind.

The rate of change in coworking, flex spaces, and office environments seems to be at full throttle everywhere, but the types of changes are not uniform. The well-known podcasts Flex Uncensored and Everything Coworking; the virtual event series Coworking Convos; and the industry’s go-to newsletter, This Week In Coworking, are likely on every operator’s listening and reading lists, both in Australia and around the world.This will be an interactive panel with the latest insights from around the globe. Facilitated in person from the stage by Brad Kraukopf, CEO & Founder, Hub Australia, our panelists will be joining us virtually from the US and Europe.

Speakers:

Giovanni Palavicini, Co-President, Global Workspace Association

Hector KolonasCo-founder & geek, Syncaroo.com

Jamie Russo, CEO, Everything Coworking

Cat Johnson, Founder, Cat Johnson Co

 

10.05AM - Keynote Speaker: Tim Duggan

Community Power

We all know that community is important, but how can you harness its power to achieve your business goals? Founder and author Tim Duggan has studied hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, companies and changemakers over the last decade to uncover what they all have in common.

In this keynote he’ll reveal tailored insights to help you build flexible workspaces, businesses and projects that have strong, resilient communities at the heart of them. You’ll learn how to move beyond the usual ‘cheese and biccies’ to awaken the hidden strength that’s hiding in plain sight in almost every interaction you have with your customers. Discover the latest research behind community-building, then walk away with practical ways you can apply it to your workplace immediately.

This is an inspiring, insightful keynote you’re not going to want to miss.

10.50AM - Morning Tea

Have a quick break, grab a snack, and use the moment to connect with someone new!

11.20AM - Brokers’ Insights into What to Expect in the Year Ahead and What Operators Can Do Differently

Join us for an insightful panel discussion featuring two of our renowned industry online brokers as they delve into the latest trends and market insights shaping the coworking landscape.

  • Brokers’ Insights: Discover key statistics such as the percentage of business flowing into coworking businesses.
  • Market and Product Trends: What the data reveals about current coworking market trends and product preferences.
  • Strategies for Winning Deals: Explore what initiatives operators can adopt to secure more deals in today’s competitive market.
  • How to compete: What sets coworking apart from sub-lease and speculative suite offerings.
  • Predictions for the Year Ahead: Our experts share their predictions for the coworking industry in the coming year.

Speakers:

Daniel Tyson-Jones, Regional Director, Client Solutions – ANZ, The Instant Group
Jim Groves, Co-Founder & CEO, Rubberdesk

Moderated by: Sheree McIntyre, Founder, Coworking Counsel Pty Ltd

11.50AM - Break Out Masterclasses

Let’s divide and conquer! Dive into dedicated sessions tailored to specific topics. Your badge will lead you to your chosen break-out session.

Sessions include :

  • Lead Generation Lessons from adjacent industries
  • Dynamic Duos: Operators and Landlords Driving Success
  • How does your Tech Stack Stack Up?

12.50PM - Lunch

Indulge in our sustainable and delicious lunch and don’t miss out on exploring our exhibitor stalls!

1.55PM - Ignite Ideas

Additional revenue streams – How to create an extra 10%

2.25PM - Things I Wish I Knew Earlier

Top three things I have implemented that have radically improved my business.

3.05PM - Thank You and End of Sessions

That’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed all the sessions as much as we have loved having you attend the conference.

3.15PM - Space Tours

If you’ve signed up for the self-guided tours, swing by the FWA registration desk for more details.

5.45PM - Inaugural Awards Cocktail Party

As the day winds down, join us for an Inaugural Awards Cocktail Party at Flex by ISPT’s newest event space, offering stunning city views.

This quintessentially Melbourne experience will be catered by one of Melbourne’s iconic restaurants – Movida, adding a touch of local flavour to our celebration.

More details on this fabulous event are coming soon!

Flex by ISPT

We are thrilled to be hosting the 2024 FWA Conference in Melbourne at Flex by ISPT, 500 Bourke st. Situated amidst the vibrant backdrop of Melbourne’s finest eateries, bustling precincts, and iconic landmarks, attendees will find themselves immersed in the heart of the city’s dynamic culture. With an array of retail options and essential services just minutes away, including Melbourne’s renowned laneway culture, the conference promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Indulge in the inaugural awards cocktail party at Flex by ISPT, where panoramic city views provide a breathtaking backdrop.

Immerse yourself in this quintessentially Melbourne experience, curated to perfection by Movida, infusing a touch of local flavor into our celebration.

This evening marks our opportunity to honour and celebrate the unwavering dedication of our community in shaping the future of work with a range of awards encompassing community management, design, diversity and inclusion and sustainability.

Join us and take advantage of our early bird ticket pricing until 30th April 2024!

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WHO’S SPEAKING?

Get ready to learn and grow with insights and information from industry leaders.

Forge new connections, make new friends and pick up tricks of the trade with our incredible line up of speakers, panels discussions and breakout sessions.

Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan

Director, TJD 33 Pty Ltd

Jamie Russo

Jamie Russo

CEO, Everything Coworking

Brad Krauskopf

Brad Krauskopf

CEO & Founder, Hub Australia

Jim Groves

Jim Groves

Co-Founder & CEO, Rubberdesk

John Preece

John Preece

Chief Property Officer, Hub Australia

Daniel Tyson‑Jones

Daniel Tyson‑Jones

Regional Director, The Instant Group

Kate Hasbani

Kate Hasbani

Head of Legal Pacific, We Work

Giovanni Palavicini

Giovanni Palavicini

Co-President, Global Workspace Association

Ophelie Cutier

Ophelie Cutier

Chief Operating Officer, Spacecubed

Cat Johnson

Cat Johnson

Founder, Cat Johnson Co

Jamie Vine

Jamie Vine

Founder & Chief Liberator, Liberty Flexible Workspaces

Hector Kolonas

Hector Kolonas

Co-founder & geek, Syncaroo.com

Letitia Hope

Letitia Hope

Partnership Experience Lead, Flex by ISPT

Jessie Glew

Jessie Glew

CEO, Wotso Workspace

James Bingham

James Bingham

Workplace and Real Estate Director, Alidade

Clive Dale

Clive Dale

Principal consultant / Owner, Bioom

Sheree McIntyre

Sheree McIntyre

Founder, Coworking Counsel Pty Ltd

Tobi Skovron

Tobi Skovron

Executive Director & CoFounder, CreativeCubes.Co

Tony De Leede

Tony De Leede

CEO, Wello Works

Matilda Eder

Matilda Eder

Regional Manager, WOTSO

Are You Ready to Elevate Your Brand and Connect with Industry Leaders?

Gain direct access to a vibrant community of workspace owners, operators, investors, vendors, designers and enthusiasts eager to network and explore new opportunities. As an event sponsor, your brand will be aligned with future-focused decision makers and senior business leaders. If you would like to find out more about sponsoring or partnering with the FWA for their 2024 conference, please fill in the form below.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS

Coop Causeway
Nespresso Professional
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For the first time, FWA will recognise members for their excellence and contribution to the industry by presenting them with awards from the following four categories

Community Manager of the Year

Design Excellence

Diversity and Inclusion

Sustainability Impact Awards

RESERVE NOW

BUY TICKETS TODAY!

ALL TICKET HOLDERS ARE ENTITLED TO:
Full Program Agenda | One Break-Out Session | Self-Guided Tours

Ticket includes one day conference access, including break out sessions and tours. If you would like to attend a break out session and/or a tour, please book this when purchasing your ticket. Attendance of The Inaugural FWA Awards cocktail party is additional ticket.

Important Notes: – All rates are in Australian dollars (AUD$) and exclusive of the goods and services tax (GST). Dinner is an additional cost. All registrations are in-person. There is no virtual registration option.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOINING FWA

NOT A MEMBER?

Find out more about FWA membership benefits, exclusive offers and pricing.

WHO’S COMING?

Get ready to meet an incredible lineup of industry movers and shakers!

Forge new connections, exchange insights, and unleash your potential alongside fellow game-changers

Letitia Hope

Letitia Hope

Partnership Experience Lead, Flex by ISPT

Jessie Glew

Jessie Glew

CEO, Wotso Workspace

James Bingham

James Bingham

Workplace and Real Estate Director, Alidade

Clive Dale

Clive Dale

Principal consultant / Owner, Bioom

Kate Dezarnaulds

Kate Dezarnaulds

Founder, Worklife.org

Mary Younan Scriva

Mary Younan Scriva

FWA Events & Admin Coordinator

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart

Development Manager, Valiant - Workplace

 Jeanette Farren

Jeanette Farren

Director, Boss Dog Co.

David Thomas

David Thomas

Co-founder, LaunchPad

Leon Mooney

Leon Mooney

Managing Director, Works.

Lauren Quinn

Lauren Quinn

Senior Growth Manager, Spacecubed

 Jamie Vine

Jamie Vine

Founder & Chief Liberator, Liberty Flexible Workspaces

Liz Small

Liz Small

Engagement Leads, Eastern Innovation

Daniel Tyson‑Jones

Daniel Tyson‑Jones

Regional Director, The Instant Group

Sheree McIntyre

Sheree McIntyre

Founder, Coworking Counsel Pty Ltd

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

CEO, Liberty Flexible Workspaces

Tobi Skovron

Tobi Skovron

Executive Director & CoFounder, CreativeCubes.Co

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Accommodation Options

If you are looking for accommodation close to the conference venue, there are a few selected hotels that have offered a discount rate of 15% for conference attendees. All hotels are easily accessible to the conference venue and provide a comfortable stay for delegates. To secure your hotel accommodation, please click the buttons below.

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