REwork APAC Summit: 17-18 August, 2021

About the event

Disrupted and declared unsafe – Covid 19 has made us rethink, reimagine, redefine and redesign the workplace.

Gone are the days when the workplace was defined by a physical space in a central location that employees occupied during regular office hours. What we see emerging today is a new set of standards regarding employee experience, staff wellbeing, workplace purpose and function.

Work culture is being REcreated – workspace and real estate requirements are being REconsidered – and employees are being REtooled to get the job done in different ways. Those who get it right will win the war for talent and profit from this extraordinary change.

At the REwork APAC Summit we bring together leaders in the workplace world to connect, learn, and find the partners they need to build the future ready workforce and workplace.

When

8am-5.30pm, Tuesday 17th – Wednesday 18th August
Post-conference masterclass: 9-12pm, Thursday 19th August

WHERE

Sydney | Singapore | Virtual

OUR SPONSORS

Our Speakers

JENNIFER HENDERSON

Global Head of Workplace Experience, Standard Chartered Bank – Hong Kong

KATE LANGAN

Group GM Property
ANZ Banking Group – Australia

ANTONY SLUMBERS

Co-Founder
Real Innovation Academy – UK

RAPHAEL GIELGEN

Trend Scout, Future of Work
Vitra – Switzerland

PHILLIP DUNN

Director Workplace APAC
Netflix – Singapore

NATALIE DEVLIN

Chief Experience Officer
Charter Hall – Australia

JEN GOELDNER

Head of Workspace Technology
Transurban – Australia

HELEN SNOWBALL

Chief HR Officer Asia Pacific
JLL – Singapore

ASHISH MEHROTRA

Asia Pacific Head – RE&F Operations
Microsoft – Singapore

ALISON WEBB

Future of Work Lead, Customer Futures
Lendlease – Australia

MARK SWEENEY

Workspace Technology Manager – Asia Pacific, SEEK – Australia

CHRIS ALCOCK

Principal Consulting
Six Ideas, Dexus – Australia

ARIANE VIRTUE

Partner and Co-Founder
Flex We Are – Australia

DOMINIC STALLARD

Founder & Experience Leader
The XMakers – Singapore

BRAD KRAUSKOPF

CEO and Founder
Hub Australia

JIM GROVES

Co-Founder and CEO
Rubberdesk – Australia

DAMIEN SHEEHAN

Country Head ANZ
IWG
– Australia

LEWIS GARRAD

Career Business Leader
Mercer
– Singapore

EMMA WALSH

Chief Executive Officer
Parents at Work – Australia

DOMINIC PENALOZA

CEO and Founder
Reinvent – Singapore

VIKAS VERMA

Executive Director – Head HR Strategy
UOB – Singapore

VANESSA SULIKOWSKI

Distinguished Architect
Cisco Australia

ALEX SWEENEY

Human Experience Head, APAC
JLL
– Singapore

DAVID SHIRLEY

Partner and Co-Founder
Flex We Are, Australia

ADAM TURNER

Human Dynamics Coach, SC Ventures by Standard Chartered – Singapore

TIKA HESSING

Human Geographer & Workplace Strategy Manager, Cushman & Wakefield – Australia

SIMON MARION

Regional Director APAC
The Instant Group
, Singapore

STEPHEN BANKS

Director, Group Real Estate, APAC
BP
– Singapore

PAUL DATTA

Head Digital Workplace, ASEAN & Japan, Tata Consultancy Services, Singapore

BELINDA HANSEN

HR Director
Amgen, Australia

CHRIS ANDERSON

Workplace and Collaboration Technology Specialist, Cisco Australia

VIVEKK SEHGAL

Associate Director – Workplace
Singtel, Singapore

SUE JAUNCEY

Founder and CEO
Appellon, Australia

SU-SAN TAN

Director, Workplace Strategy and Insights, Space Matrix, Singapore

DAVIN D’SILVA

Head of Team Member Experience
Coles, Australia

DINESH MALKANI

Founder and CEO
Smarten Spaces, Singapore

ANGELA BARWICK

Enterprise Account Executive APAC
SpaceIQ, Australia

BRANDON CHIA

VP – Head of Singapore and Indonesia, JustCo, Singapore

CORY CVETKOVIC

MD – Australia & New Zealand
Haworth, Australia

ANDY GSTOLL

CEO and Founder
Mixed Reality I/O, Austria

DUNCAN THOMAS

Chief People Officer
FUJIFILM Business Innovation, Australia

JESSICA CARR

Workplace Director APAC
WX – Sodexo, Singapore

ERWING CHONG

MD – Group Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy & Administration, DBS Bank, Singapore

HELEN JACKSON

Former Global People Director
Advisian, Australia

RONALD KLEER

Chief Executive Officer
BPG, Singapore

NICOLETTE BARNARD

Head of HR, APAC
Siemens, Australia

DAVID WHITEING

Group COO, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

CHLOE BAUM

Head of Workplace APAC
LinkedIn, Singapore

CAROLINE BURNS

Founder and MD
Workplace Revolution, Singapore

MARTIJN DOUVEN

Regional Director Asia
Smarten Spaces, Singapore

JOHN CORBETT

Workplace & Real Estate Strategist
Cisco, Australia

ANNELIE XENOFONTOS

Senior Associate Strategy
Axiom Workplaces, Australia

SIMON RAPER

Director, Head of Workplace Strategy, APAC
Savills, Singapore

SUSAN FERRIER

Group Executive, People & Culture
NAB, Australia

CLAIRE MORAN

Partner, Head of Workplace
Knight Frank Australia

RE-THINKING WORK FOR THE NEW NORMAL

Asia-Pacific’s most progressive event focused on the future of work has arrived! Why now?

  • Because the way things used to be done will no longer cut it – the world has shifted and employers and landlords need to learn how to do things differently.
  • Because the centralised office is no longer the only place where work can get done. It’s a hybrid world now and office, home and 3rd space will all play a part in the mix.
  • Because landlords need to rethink how they design, fit and digitise their spaces to create FOMO inducing places that employees and tenants love.
  • Because the war for talent isn’t going anywhere. If anything, next generation employees will expect more from their employers with respect to flexibility, technology and company culture.
  • Because the war for tenants is heating up. Traditional office landlords are now having to compete with new providers of flex working spaces that operate very differently.
  • Because physical space design, health, wellness, amenities, technology, collaboration, community and doing good are all critical elements in the new world of work.
  • Because we are at a massive inflection point where moving quickly and learning from the experiences of others will be key to success.

WORK RE-IMAGINED

REwork brings together the people and companies redefining work around the world. It will be a must-attend event for employers/corporates, landlords, designers, architects, service providers and solution providers from the world’s most progressive companies.

THE GLOBAL STAGE FOR WORKPLACE INNOVATION

This is where we partner… where we connect… where we create… 

  • REwork is where we commit to the transformation of work
  • REwork is a community of forward-thinking executives representing real estate, occupiers, designers, builders and technologists committed to driving meaningful change
  • REwork is joined-up thinking that facilitates new and novel ideas and partnerships and sees work through a different lens
  • REwork is a specialised and focused event dedicated to PLACE, SPACE, PEOPLE, CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

get involved!

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Summit Program

  • Day 1August 17, 2021
  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Main conference registration & morning coffee

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    EXPERT BRIEFING for Australian Delegates - Redefining employee experience & engagement within the flexible workplace

    Employees returning to work are settling for nothing less than a safe and positive work experience. Many are insisting on flexible work arrangements. Our focus is upon how the space makes the employee feel, how it promotes the quality of their relationships and communication, and how it enhances their work performance by promoting collaboration, innovation and goal achievement.

    Panellists include:
    Ariane Virtue Partner and Co-Founder, Flex We Are - Australia
    Jim Groves Co-Founder and CEO, Rubberdesk - Australia
    Brad Krauskopf CEO and Founder, Hub Australia
    Damien Sheehan Country Head ANZ, IWG - Australia
    Belinda Hansen HR Director, Amgen - Australia
    Cory Cvetkovic MD, Australia & New Zealand, Haworth - Australia
    Moderated by:
  • REIMAGINING THE WORKPLACE

  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Chair’s welcome: Human-centric innovation - Emotional design, happiness, wellbeing and productivity

  • 10:05 - 10:35

    Workplace experience, comfort culture and digital office integration

    By Vanessa Sulikowski Distinguished Architect, Cisco Australia

    Workspace designs are beginning to feeling more like high tech homely spaces, to help entice digitally connected employees back into the office hub environment for socializing and collaboration.

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • 11:00 - 11:20

    Workplace experience and its impact on workplace design and workspace

    By Jennifer Henderson Global Head of Workplace Experience, Standard Chartered Bank - Hong Kong

    Elevating the employee experience component in your workplace arrangements will reap productivity benefits that spur innovation and support brand culture. Jennifer shares how Standard Chartered is reimagining their workplace with the focus squarely on their employee’s needs. 

  • 11:20 - 11:40

    Building a hybrid & digital workplace - 5 best practices from the East and the West

    By Dinesh Malkani Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Smarten Spaces

    Businesses are riding the wave of ongoing uncertainty in building a sustainable workplace model. The best model would be which not only allows them to ramp up and down as needed in the current times but also is future-ready for supporting culture and collaboration. Join us as we share our experience and best practices for Fortune 500 companies transitioning to the workplace of the future.

  • 11:40 - 12:30

    Panel discussion: Leading beyond walls - Creating high performance workplaces in the reimagined workspace

    COVID has taken real estate and workplace from the backroom to the boardroom. The consensus appears to be that in the post COVID world, we will shift to the hybrid flexible workplace model with digital office support and improved collaboration strategies. That said, many employers and some employees prefer the traditional workplace model. Our panel shares their views on the future of the workplace, work-life balance, and digital office applications.

  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Networking lunch & showcase viewing

  • REDESIGNING BUILDINGS & SPACE

  • 13:30 - 13:50

    From facility management to workplace experience - Assessing the long term implications of remote and flexible work on CBD office space use and design

    By Kate Langan Group GM Property, ANZ Banking Group - Australia

    In the future, for most roles, the ANZ accepts there will be a combination of working from home and working from an office location. New ways of working are required. How is this adaptation affecting the future needs for office space?

  • 13:50 - 14:10

    Reimagining the role of workplace transformation to create stronger corporate partnerships

    By Erwin Chong MD, Group Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration, DBS Bank, Singapore

    DBS has long held the view that the workplace team was a partner in meeting corporate objectives including building stronger corporate culture and an innovative working environment. Now the value of this workplace strategy has its moment to shine as we redefine how we work and create a new vibrant hybrid workplace culture.

  • 14:10 - 15:00

    Panel discussion: Employees as workplace customers – Improving employee experience, well-being and performance in a reimagined office setting

    Winning the war on talent and getting more from your teams, means pumping up your employee experience factor. We consider different approaches to improving workplace experience based around redesigning office space as a cultural and innovation hub. We also ask the question, who should own Workplace Experience?

    Panellists include:
    Natalie Devlin Chief Experience Officer, Charter Hall - Australia
    Jessica Carr Workplace Director APAC, Wx - Sodexo, Singapore
    Stephen Banks Director, Group Real Estate, APAC - BP, Singapore
    Martijn Douven Regional Director Asia, Smarten Spaces - Singapore
    Moderated by:
  • NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES

    We invite our delegates to join our interactive roundtable discussions. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in two 30 minute moderated roundtables featuring an expert panel to kick-start the conversations. Each roundtable can accommodate 25 participants. Please note that our Singapore sessions will follow local social distancing rules. Our Sydney roundtables will run for the entire hour with delegates switching after 30 minutes.

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Rotation 1: Reassessing value & opportunity in office real estate in transition

    By Chris Alcock Principal Consulting, Six Ideas - Dexus, Australia
  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Rotation 1: Reconfiguring the workplace for health, safety & emotional wellbeing

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Rotation 2: Creating an agile asset for the flexible hybrid workplace market

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Rotation 2: Workplace Experience - Navigating the transition focusing on relationships, collaboration and productivity

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Networking break and exhibition viewing

  • RESETTING MODELS AND CULTURE

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Workplace megatrends – Real estate in transition and how to reset your business models for tenant engagement

    By Antony Slumbers Co-Founder, Real Innovation Academy - United Kingdom

    Most people agree that hybrid workplaces with flexible features are here to stay. This issue is how to manage them. This momentum for change will have profound impacts upon the property owner, tenant and agent relationship. How should the real estate industry be positioning to take advantage of the hybrid workplace and other flow-on consequences of the digital transformation of the workplace?

  • 17:00 - 17:45

    Panel discussion – Maintaining the ties that bind - Building an engaged and motivated workforce for remote and hybrid teams

    History shows that mixing virtual and on-site working might be a lot harder than it looks because we lose the human connections. How can we create a people centric workplace amidst the backdrop of constant change, advancing technology, and hybrid and remote models?

    Panellists include:Moderated by:
    Emma Walsh CEO, Parents at Work - Australia
    Helen Snowball Chief HR Officer Asia Pacific, JLL - Singapore
    Vikas Verma Executive Director, Head HR Strategy - UOB, Singapore
  • 17:45 - 17:45

    Chair’s closing remarks & networking reception

  • 17:45 - 18:45

    EXPERT BRIEFING for Singapore Delegates: Redefining employee experience & engagement within the flexible workplace

    3:45 to 4:45 PM Singapore Time

    Employees returning to work are settling for nothing less than a safe and positive work experience. Many are insisting on flexible work arrangements. Our focus is upon how the space makes the employee feel, how it promotes the quality of their relationships and communication, and how it enhances their work performance by promoting collaboration, innovation and goal achievement

    Panellists include:
    Lewis Garrad Career Business Leader, Mercer - Singapore
    Phillip Dunn Director Workplace APAC, Netflix - Singapore
    Simon Marion Regional Director APAC, The Instant Group - Singapore
    Dominic Stallard Founder & Experience Leader, The Xmakers - Singapore
    Su-San Tan Director, Workplace Strategy and Insights, Space Matrix, Singapore
    Moderated by:
  • Day 2August 18, 2021
  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Morning coffee & networking

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    EXPERT BRIEFING for Australian Delegates: The Future of Work - Creating sustainable hybrid workplace business models

    By Alison Webb Future of Work Lead, Customer Futures - Lendlease, Australia

    Property owners who are quick to adapt to evolving tenant expectations, who can adapt by de-densify profitably, increase health & safety protocols, and offer new products based on developing digital office needs, will emerge from this period stronger than before. This session involves sharing insights on customer data for the next generation of workforce and changes in technology that will shape our products and projects in the future. We feature a leader and four panelists to kick start audience sharing on the transitions in workplace.

  • RETOOLING FOR THE BLENDED OFFICE

  • 09:30 - 09:50

    Making the decision to become data-driven - Redesigning workplace for the flex and hybrid model

    By David Whiteing Group COO, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

    Flexibility and freedom are the two new buzzwords that employees covet across the globe. They want to choose when, where and for how long do they come into the office. There is only one crucial question to make the hybrid workplace successful – can we provide an exciting and seamless experience to all employees?

  • 09:50 - 10:30

    Panel discussion – From remote to engaged: Rethinking employee experience, well-being and corporate culture for work's hybrid and digital future

    The employee experience has always been a contributing factor to overall employee engagement and satisfaction, but as organizations look to revise their remote work policies, it must now become a top priority. How will workplace leaders adjust for this new way of working?

    Panellists include:
    Duncan Thomas Chief People Officer, FUJIFILM Business Innovation - Australia
    Nicolette Barnard Head of HR, APAC, Siemens - Australia
    Ronald Kleer CEO, BPG - Singapore
    Moderated by:
  • 10:40 - 11:10

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Panel discussion – From remote to engaged: How digital leaders are accelerating workplace transformation and improving the human experience for the future of work

    COVID forced companies shift to virtual workplaces. This transformation required investment to support work at the ‘edge’. Now that the hybrid office looks set to stay, digital leaders are addressing new priorities such as empowering the remote team, supporting remote teamwork and creating a positive digital office experience.

    Panellists include:Moderated by:
  • NETWORKING ROUNDTABLE PANELS

    We invite our delegates to join our interactive roundtable discussions. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in two 30 minute moderated roundtables featuring an expert panel to kick-start the conversations. Each roundtable can accommodate 25 participants. Please note that our Singapore sessions will follow local social distancing rules. Our Sydney roundtables will run for the entire hour with delegates switching after 30 minutes.

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Rotation 1: How digital leaders are accelerating workplace transformation

  • 11:00 - 23:30

    Rotation 1: Reinventing the employee experience in the digital and distributed workplace

  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Rotation 2: Utilising digital workspace and smart connected space solutions

    By Ashish Mehrotra Asia Pacific Head - RE&F Operations, Microsoft - Singapore
  • 11:30 - 12:00

    Rotation 2: How human centered technology can create engaging effective workplaces

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Networking lunch & showcase viewing

  • REENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

  • 13:40 - 14:00

    Innovations in service – Transforming workspace into an agile consumer focused product with Airbnb styled service

    By Dominic Penaloza CEO and Founder, Reinvent - China

    To work effectively, some people say the hybrid workplace model requires digital transformation in the real estate industry and improvements in the digital office platform. The focus is shifting to how to manage the emotional and community needs of employees while repositioning real estate as an agile on-demand service. 

  • 14:20 - 15:00

    Panel discussion – Building the virtual workplace community: Developing digital mixed reality to replicate the in-person experience for remote employees and customers

    We are on the cusp of a technology and social revolution where the virtual world over-lays the physical world. The objective is to create a new deeply engaged and effective community that exists across time and space – the holy grail of the virtual office.

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • RETURNING TO MEANINGFUL WORKPLACE

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    The heart of the matter: Supporting emotions in designing workplace experience

    By Tim Oldman Founder & CEO, Leesman - London

    Worker sentiment and the impact of emotion—both positive and negative—in the workplace is a well-researched aspect of organizational culture. But it can also be one of the hardest facets of the employee experience for employers to manage. Here we consider the impact of the workplace design on employee emotions and experience.

  • 16:00 - 16:45

    Panel discussion – Building the smart workplace of the future by merging digital technology with human wellbeing and performance needs

    Human wellbeing has been an issue with remote work due to its social isolation. To date, technology solutions have not specifically targeted this area. Science fiction imagines how emotionally intelligent operating systems can help people who feel isolated. Will our future workplace be managed by AIs in a virtual space?

    Panellists include:
    Jen Goeldner Head of Workspace Technology, Transurban - Australia
    Mark Sweeney Workspace Technology Manager - Asia Pacific, SEEK - Australia
    Antony Slumbers Co-Founder, Real Innovation Academy - United Kingdom
    Raphael Gielgen Trend Scout, Future of Work - Vitra, Switzerland
    Andy Gstoll CEO and Founder, Mixed Reality I/O - Austria
    Moderated by:
  • 16:45 - 16:45

    Chair’s close and end of conference

  • 16:45 - 17:45

    EXPERT BRIEFING for Singapore Delegates: The Future of Work - Creating sustainable hybrid workplace business models

    2:45 to 3:45 PM Singapore Time

    Property owners who are quick to adapt to evolving tenant expectations, who can adapt by de-densify profitably, increase health & safety protocols, and offer new products based on developing digital office needs, will emerge from this period stronger than before. This session involves sharing insights on customer data for the next generation of workforce and changes in technology that will shape our products and projects in the future. We feature a leader and four panelists to kick start audience sharing.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

The REwork APAC Summit is a Hybrid event. This format combines the traditional face-to-face conference with virtual elements, allowing both in-person and virtual attendees to access the same content and networking opportunities simultaneously.

High quality curated content

With expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.

Live and on-demand

Wherever you are at the time of the event, you’ll be in control. You’ll have the ability to consume all the content being delivered at your leisure through either a live stream of the physical event or on-demand.

Time efficient

If you are based outside of Sydney or Singapore and for whatever reason can’t make it to the event in-person, you can save on travel time and accommodation costs while still networking with global industry professionals.

Business matchmaking live

Take part in intelligently curated meetings with like-minded individuals that share similar interests and challenges from all over the world through our AI powered matchmaking delivered via our virtual platform.

Accessible from all your devices

Get insights and network at your fingertips – all content sessions and networking activities will be accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices.

Engage, interact and influence

Make the most of your experience by being a truly active participant. Whether at the event or attending virtually, you’ll have the ability to ask questions, participate in polls, and share your experience with other attendees via break-out sessions.