The British Council for Offices (BCO) annual conference is themed It’s time to rethink the future and will be held in Geneva on 11 – 13 May 2011.
This year’s conference will feature leading lights from politics, economics, sustainability, design and technology to examine how economic, technological and environmental trends will influence the commercial property industry in years to come.
The conference is due to be held in Geneva, one of Europe’s leading financial centres, the world’s most compact metropolis and home to a number of global diplomatic and humanitarian institutions as well as a cross section of major businesses in the banking, pharmaceutical, research, technology and tobacco sectors.
Through a full programme of plenary sessions, seminars, tours and social events, the BCO will attempt to predict what “normal” will be like in the workplace of 2020 and beyond.
Speakers include Charles Spierer, President, CBRE, Switzerland; Michael Howard, Rt Hon the Lord Howard QC; David Smith, Economics Editor, Sunday Times; Dr Chris Luebkeman, Director of Global Foresight & Innovation, Ove Arup & Partners; David Rowan, Editor, WIRED; Dave Coplin, National Technology Officer, Microsoft; Jon Ashcroft , Aviva Investors Real Estate; Mike Hussey, Almacantar; Ardell Bunt, Barclays Capital; and Joe Borrett, Google.