REwork APAC Summit – Singapore

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

8 am – 4.45 pm, Wednesday 17th – Thursday 18th November
Post-conference masterclass: 9 am – 4.30 pm, Friday 19th November

WHERE

Singapore + Virtual
InterContinental Singapore

OUR SPONSORS

Summit Program – Singapore time

  • Day 1November 17, 2021 - SING
  • 07:30 - 07:55

    Main conference registration and morning coffee

  • REIMAGINING THE WORKPLACE

  • 07:55 - 08:00

    Chair’s welcome

    By Tony Massaro Partner, Integrated Infrastructure - Real Estate Advisory, PwC
  • 08:00 - 08:20

    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. 

  • 08:20 - 08:40

    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.

  • 08:40 - 09:00

    Creating agile workplace strategies for hybrid models

    By Mathew Toniolo Workplace Advisor, Haworth

    More than 50% of companies plan to pilot new workspaces as their companies shift to a hybrid model. Architects and officefurniture designers know that the office we return to must offer people a better experience than what they have at home.

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Fireside - Creating high performance workplaces in the reimagined workspace

    By David Whiteing Group COO, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

    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. The financial sector has rather mixed views on this strategy.

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • REDESIGNING BUILDINGS & SPACE

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Workplace experience, conscious culture and digital office integration

    By Vanessa Sulikowski Distinguished Architect, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco

    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 - 10:50

    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?

  • 10:50 - 11:10

    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.

  • 11:10 - 11:40

    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:
  • 11:40 - 12:00

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • 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.

  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Reassessing value & opportunity in office real estate in transition

  • 12:00 - 12:30

    HR Transition - Reconfiguring the workplace for health, safety & emotional wellbeing

  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Networking lunch & showcase viewing

  • RESETTING MODELS AND CULTURE

  • 13:30 - 13:50

    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?

  • 13:50 - 14:30

    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? Will ‘working from home fatigue’ promote a return to the old normal?

    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
    Nicolette Barnard Head of HR, Siemens - Australia & New Zealand
    Susan Ferrier Group Executive, People & Culture, NAB
  • 14:30 - 15:00

    Addressing wellbeing and engagement in a hybrid or WFH environment - managing the team across the world

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • BUILDING THE FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Collaborative spaces and co-working as hybrid workspaces

    Are you new to coworking spaces? Employers all over the world are trading big offices for this new collaborative, remote approach. It benefits both you and your team in numerous ways, but it also introduces a new set of challenges for both the employer and the employees.

  • 16:00 - 16:45

    EXPERT BRIEFING for Singapore 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:
    Lewis Garrad Career Business Leader, Mercer - Singapore
    Phillip Dunn Director Workplace APAC, Netflix - Singapore
    Simon Marion Regional Director APAC, The Instant Group - Singapore
    Su-San Tan Director, Workplace Strategy and Insights, Space Matrix, Singapore
    Moderated by:
    Dominic Stallard Founder & Experience Leader, The Xmakers - Singapore
  • 16:45 - 16:45

    End of summit day one

  • Day 2November 18, 2021 - SING
  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Morning coffee & networking

  • REENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Best practice workplace operations for covid conditions

    There can be no doubt that all employers have a duty to provide conditions of employment that allow people to be, and stay, healthy. However, making the covid vaccine mandatory for its employees is a complex issue, which involves health and safety, employment, human rights and ethical considerations.

  • 09:30 - 10:10

    TECHTALKS Innovators in workplace & HR tech share reengagement solutions

    Panellists include:Moderated by:
  • 10:10 - 10:40

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • 10:40 - 11:00

    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. 

  • 11:00 - 11:20

    Occupier research, CRE services and the impact on workplace experience

    By Jon Lesquereux Regional Head APAC, Equiem

    Hybrid workplaces and digital transformation will ultimately transform the way we use buildings and do our jobs. Repositioning your business to take advantage of this workplace transformation is essential for occupiers and the CRE industry to be successful in the new normal.

  • 11:20 - 12:00

    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.

    Panellists include:
    Joy Lertpitakkit General Manager Thailand, JustCo
    Vivekk Sehgal Associate Director - Workplace, Singtel - Singapore
    Robbie Robertson Managing Partner, Virtual Office - Deloitte
    Moderated by:
  • 12:00 - 12:50

    Networking lunch & showcase viewing

  • RETURNING TO MEANINGFUL WORKPLACE

  • 12:50 - 13:15

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

    By Tim Oldman Founder & CEO, Leesman - UK

    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.

  • 13:15 - 14:00

    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:
  • 14:00 - 14:20

    Utilising digital workspace and smart connected space solutions

  • 14:20 - 15:00

    Panel discussion - Reinventing the occupiers experience in the digital and distributed workplace

    By Paul Datta Head Digital Workplace for ASEAN and Japan, Tata Consultancy Services - Singapore
    Panellists include:
    Paul Datta Head Digital Workplace for ASEAN and Japan, Tata Consultancy Services - Singapore
    Moderated by:
  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Networking break & showcase viewing

  • THE FUTURE OF WORK

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Virtual reality applications to drive the future of work

  • 16:00 - 16:45

    Panel discussion: The Future of Work - Creating sustainable hybrid workplace business models

    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.

  • 16:45 - 16:45

    Chair’s close and end of conference

  • Post-Summit MasterclassNovember 19, 2021 - SING
  • 09:30 - 16:30

    Masterclass - Creating sustainable hybrid work models and remote employee support systems

    Workplace leaders need to know how to manage remote working conditions amid the uncertainty of today, while preparing for the hybrid working models of tomorrow, in which fully in-person and remote work will be two ends of a fluid spectrum of options. Hybrid work models, done right, will allow organizations to better recruit talent, achieve innovation, and create value for all stakeholders. This Masterclass will help workplace leaders to build sustainable hybrid work strategies.

  • On-demand sessionsDelivered post-summit
  • 09:00 - 09:50

    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:
    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:
    Ariane Virtue Partner and Co-Founder, Flex We Are - Australia
  • 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 organisationss look to revise their remote work policies, it must now become a top priority. How will the HR function adjust for this new way of working?

    Panellists include:
    Duncan Thomas Chief People Officer, FUJIFILM Business Innovation - Australia
    Ronald Kleer CEO, BPG - Singapore
    Jon Lesquereux Regional Head APAC, Equiem
    Moderated by:
  • 09:00 - 09:30

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

    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.

  • 15:30 - 15:50

    Engaging inclusive communication strategies for the hybrid workplace

    As many of us have learned working remotely over the past few months, work doesn’t happen at the same time for everyone. Today’s world may be always on, but that doesn’t mean that your employees should be, or that they should miss important discussions because they’re offline or in a different time zone.

    RingCentral representative

  • 09:30 - 09:50

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

    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?

    Zoom representative

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

JOY LERTPITAKKIT

General Manager Thailand
JustCo – Thailand

ALISON WEBB

Future of Work Lead, Customer Futures
Lendlease – Australia

MARK SWEENEY

Workspace Technology Manager – Asia Pacific, SEEK – Australia

ADAM TURNER

Human Dynamics Coach, SC Ventures by Standard Chartered – Singapore

ARIANE VIRTUE

Partner and Co-Founder
Flex We Are – Australia

DAVID WHITEING

Group COO, Standard Chartered Bank – Singapore

BRAD KRAUSKOPF

CEO and Founder
Hub Australia

JIM GROVES

Co-Founder and CEO
Rubberdesk – Australia

DAMIEN SHEEHAN

Country Head ANZ
IWG
– Australia

DUNCAN THOMAS

Chief People Officer, FUJIFILM Business Innovation – 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, Australia and New Zealand
Cisco

ALEX SWEENEY

Human Experience Head, APAC
JLL
– Singapore

DAVID SHIRLEY

Partner and Co-Founder
Flex We Are, Australia

TONY MASSARO

Partner, Integrated Infrastructure – Real Estate Advisory, PwC – Australia

CHRIS ANDERSON

Head of Workplace Technology, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco

VIVEKK SEHGAL

Associate Director – Workplace
Singtel, Singapore

SUSAN FERRIER

Group Executive, People & Culture
NAB, Australia

SU-SAN TAN

Director, Workplace Strategy and Insights, Space Matrix, Singapore

KAI RIEMER

Professor of Information Technology & Organisation
University of Sydney, Australia

TICA HESSING

Workplace Strategy Manager
Charter Hall – Australia

SIMON MARION

Regional Director APAC
The Instant Group
, Singapore

STEPHEN BANKS

Director, Group Real Estate, APAC
BP
– Singapore

PAUL DATTA

Head Digital Workplace for ASEAN and Japan, Tata Consultancy, Singapore

BELINDA HANSEN

HR Director
Amgen, Australia

TIM OLDMAN

Founder and CEO
Leesman, UK

JESSICA CARR

Workplace Director APAC
WX – Sodexo, Singapore

ERWING CHONG

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

LEWIS GARRAD

Career Business Leader
Mercer, Singapore

RONALD KLEER

Chief Executive Officer
BPG, Singapore

DINESH MALKANI

Founder and CEO
Smarten Spaces, Singapore

NICOLETTE BARNARD

Head of HR, APAC
Siemens, Australia

CAROLINE BURNS

Founder and MD
Workplace Revolution, Singapore

CORY CVETKOVIC

MD – Australia & New Zealand
Haworth, Australia

ANDY GSTOLL

CEO and Founder
Mixed Reality I/O, Austria

ROMAIN SAUSSEY

Managing Director, APAC
Flyspaces – Singapore

CLAIRE MORAN

Partner, Head of Workplace
Knight Frank Australia

ROBBIE ROBERTSON

Managing Partner, Virtual Office
Deloitte, Australia

JON LESQUEREUX

Regional Head APAC
Equiem, Australia

MARTIJN DOUVEN

Regional Director Asia
Smarten Spaces, Singapore

MATHEW TONIOLO

Workplace Advisor
Haworth, Australia

ALEX BIRCH

CEO
XY Sense, Australia

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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.