For over a decade the UK had experienced a period of sustained economic growth with low interest rates. Last year the global economy changed and we now have an increased cost and reduced availability of capital funds and a greater unwillingness to take risks. This has been combined with rapid inflation in commodity prices, particularly oil.
This conference will examine how these trends are expected to develop over the next 2-3 years and focus on the practical implications for workplace occupiers, designers, investors and specifiers. It will help workplace decision makers reflect this new environment in their day to day business. It is aimed at those responsible for managing office portfolios, workspace designers and suppliers of facilities and services to the private and public sectors.
Programme for the day includes:
- The Kings Cross development: A fresh approach in a turbulent market
Roger Madelin, Argent Group
- The UK and Property – when will normal service be resumed?
Charles Follows, ING REIM (UK) Ltd
- Wikinomics - parallel impact of mass communications
Kim Burt & Rob Wright, OCCO
- The changing agenda for workplace designers & advisors and the implications for density, space allocation
Philip Tidd, DEGW
- The impact on flexible working / virtual working - increase or decrease?
Ian Hughes, IBM
- Debate - The Credit Crunch: Tsunami or storm in a tea cup
Paul Morrell, former senior partner, Davis Langdon & Mat Oakley, Savills
- Adrift in a sea of trends: Are we overreacting?
Ellen Bruce Keable, Jacobs Consultancy
- ECHQ – A building that has impacted on organisation and workplace by transforming the way a business works
Philip Youell, EC Harris
‘They want it all’
Jack Pringle, Pringle Brandon
£345 + VAT (BIFM members £310).