5 Reasons why The Office is a must-attend event for all employers

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In 2024 employers’ understanding is growing of both the value of flexibility for colleagues and the importance of face-to-face time. Employers are also realising that work environments are an essential part of the workplace wellbeing mix. They now need to provide better and healthier office experiences, both in physical terms and in terms of support available.

The Office Event offers a stellar programme of free-to-attend education sessions and partner-led workshops. Plus an exhibition for leaders who understand the need to adapt their work spaces to meet the diverse and changing needs of employees and want to compare best-in-class suppliers.

Co-located with The Watercooler Event, on 23rd & 24th April at ExCel, London, we’re looking forward to two days of top-notch insight, inspiration and networking: where workplace culture, employee health & wellbeing, workspace innovation and workplace experience connect.

Here are five reasons why The Office is a not-to-be-missed event for HR leaders, key buyers and purchasing influencers from the UK’s top employers, commercial real estate professionals and managers.

1) Quality, free-to-attend, compelling main stage content

The content for the inaugural The Office Event is second-to-none. Our conference producer has done a spectacular job pulling together a brilliant lineup of speakers. With input confirmed from a raft of employers that are leading by example in their approach to workplace design and experience including: AQA, Arup, Baker McKenzie, Barclays, Convex, GSK, GWI, Legal & General, Roche and WeTransfer.

ART Health are Content Partners for the event. Ellie Caley, their Senior Workplace and Wellbeing Consultant, along with GSK’s Senior Programme Director, Christopher Higgins, will be answering the question: How do you create one of the healthiest workplaces in the world? You can get a taste of this session in this profile interview with Ellie.

Plus, luminaries such as Tim Oldman, Founder & CEO, Leesman, Ben Channon and Dr Nigel Oseland, speakers from International WELL Building Institute, Journal of Biophilic Design, The Human-Centric Workplace, HOK, Motionspot, Targeting Zero LLP, Women in Office Design and many more.

Across the two days, a mixture of keynotes, case studies and panel sessions on The Office main stage will keep you up to date with the latest trends, thinking and best practice in workplace and workspace solutions for employee wellbeing, engagement and productivity.

And it’s all free to attend. You can find the full programme of conference sessions here.

2) Hands-on learning at the partner-led workshops

Complementing the main-stage agenda will be interactive, partner-led workshops. Already confirmed workshops include: “Sustainable Spaces, Happy Faces”. This will be presented by office design and fit-out B-Corp Interaction. The workshop will explore how employers can create a workspace experience that is flexible, people-centric and rooted in authenticity, inclusivity and sustainability.

Meanwhile, MyCoocoon will present: “Colour in Action. Enhancing wellbeing and fostering togetherness in the workplace”. They’ll be honing in on the science of colour, colour and technology and the benefits of feeling colour in the workplace. Drawing on real-life examples from their work with L’Oreal Luxury.

3) An immersive multi-sensory experience

After their workshop, MyCoocoon will be inviting everyone to have a sensory reset on their stand.

The Workplace Geeks podcast will be joining us at the event too, conducting 10-minute interviews with speakers, sponsors and attendees. These will then be knitted together to create a “Highlights of The Office Event” episode of the podcast.

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The Mute’s Jetson Pod which Workplace Geeks will use for the podcast is provided by OBO Life. As the Founding Event Supporter OBO Life will also be supplying ergonomic chairs for the conference theatre.

Plus, experience first-hand the power of plants. As the event’s Official Workplace Planting Partner, Benholm Group will be dressing The Office main stage as well as parts of The Watercooler Event, including the VIP networking lounge.

4) Give-aways, launches and competitions to add value to your visit

As well as opportunities for real-time networking and knowledge sharing, don’t miss The Office’s launches, give-aways and competitions including:

  • The opportunity to win an Apple iPad on Cardinus’ stand.
  • Branded giveaways and workout essentials on Peloton’s stand.
  • Access to Oktra’s freshly launched new guide: 8 Design Tips for a High-Performance Workplace.
  • Exclusive access to ART Health’s workshop packages at discounted rates on their stand.
  • Interaction will have a variety of giveaways on their stand, determined by a Spin The Wheel – everything from top-quality hoodies to notebooks made of recycled elephant poo.
  • Nespresso will have their Nespresso corporate coffee makers in The Office VIP lounge

5) Fast-track your supplier and partner search

The exhibition of leading suppliers also features a dedicated space for pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings. The 1-2-1 meetings connect senior decision makers who are serious about investing in their workspace with suppliers. Both parties have to opt in to a meeting to ensure the best possible outcomes for all involved. If you would like to arrange 1-2-1 meetings with suppliers at the event, please drop us a note at [email protected].

The Office Event is the perfect opportunity to ensure your workplace is fit for the future. We look forward to seeing you there.

You can find full details and register FREE here.



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