Smartworking Summits

Post pandemic strategies for returning to the workplace

Spring Smartworking Summit

Today, much of the world is intensely focused on the pandemic.  To date, globally there have been over 107 million cases of COVID-19 reported and approximately 2.5 million deaths.

Given this formidable backdrop, what is needed to get people to confidently return to the workplace?

To start, we sought diverse global expert views from;

  • Melinda Gates
  • Stewart Butterfield: CEO Slack
  • Eric Yuan: CEO Zoom
  • Karin Kimbrough: Chief Economist LinkedIn
  • Elisabeth Reynolds: Exec. Director, Work of the Future, MIT
  • Diane Coyle: University of Cambridge
  • Robin Dunbar: University of Oxford
  • Chinmay Tumbe: Indian Institute of Management
  • Sir Cary Cooper: Manchester University
  • and many, many more

We then merged these expert views with a survey spanning over 12,500 people to produce a comprehensive insight into employee expectations when emerging from the pandemic.  This created a seminal study of forward strategies.

The virtual session will consider;

The session will include a senior executive speaker sharing their views on the post pandemic world of work.


  1. The first 50 who register for our Spring Smartworking Summit will receive a free copy of our 12,000-word research report titled “Post pandemic – a study into forward strategies”, a seminal study of how all business support functions must work together to deliver the performance gains for the workplace.  Request your copy from Sally Smithson

Summit Speaker

Executive speaker TBC

Executive speaker TBC

Intimate afternoon round table sessions

​The afternoon features four intimate round table sessions offering deeper dives into the issues challenging all organisations, including;

Round table 1
Understanding productivity – According to ONS, UK productivity is down 19% over the last decade. This provokes 4 questions – why is productivity down – what can we learn from each other – what needs to change – how to manage the changes? Simply, what are the positive steps going forward?

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Supported by the leading professional industry bodies

The four leading professional bodies, BIFM, CIPD, IFMA, and RICS are advocating the Smartworking Summits to their combined 300,000+ members

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