The New Work Event Planer – the most important appointments from the world of work

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The next big thing is out there, waiting to be discovered. Our event list is packed with exciting opportunities to explore the emerging worlds of work.

Find exhibitions, congresses, trade fairs, industry forums, workshops and many more dates and events focused on New Work and innovative agile work solutions.

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CORONA Update: Due to the corona situation, some of the events will unfortunately not take place or be postponed. Please note the information on the respective event pages.


Future Offices Spring 2020 

29 April + 30 April, 2020 in Houston, Texas

This event is being combined with Future Offices Summer 2020.

Three days with workshops, factory tours, case studies, keynotes and think thank discussions - all of this awaits you at Future Offices Spring 2020. No other event series brings together Fortune 500 and tech corporate real estate, workplace, facility and design leaders. With more than 150 attendees, four site tours and more than 20 exhibitors, the Future Offices Spring is a must for companies in the real estate and workplace sectors.

Click here to watch the trailer of Future Offices Spring 2019.

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New Work Summit 2020 

May 2020 in Mannheim

At the New Work Summit, you will meet executives, entrepreneurs, high potentials and changemakers who want to actively shape the working world of tomorrow. The conference stands for a clear, humanistic and social version of New Work.

It's about the compatibility of the original concept of new work and today's economy. Best practice examples and frameworks will be presented and an expert network is offered for the concrete implementation.

You can find more information here: newworksummit.eu

NextAct 2020 

26 May + 27 May, 2020 in Berlin

This year the NextAct will be launched for the fifth time. The non-event for digital transformation will continue on May 26, 2020 in Cologne under the title “FromDOMtoDOME”.

You can expect free sessions and fishbowls (inspiration) like at bar camps, at the same time more workshops (perspiration) and new inspiration talks, which, however, are made more interactive than the talks at the Ted events.

You can find more information here: nextact.site/#fromdomtodome

Global Communication Summit 2020

28 May + 29 May, 2020 in Berlin

The Global Communication Summit is the annual flagship event for international communication & PR professionals. The event brings together cross-industry leaders in comms, PR, public affairs and corproate affairs to discuss the transformation of community and communications. More than 400 communication experts meet at the event to talk about different areas of change and challenges that communicators are facing.

In 2020, the Communication Summit offers four thematic areas that deal with various aspects of transformation. The following topics will be in focus:

New approaches for the involvement of stakeholders, the development of communication strategies, instruments and channels, future technology trends as well as strategies to lead and manage your communication department digitally and effectively.

Find more information here: www.communication-summit.eu


2 June - 4 June 2020 in Berlin

The #SWDExpo is the summit where you meet other experts, exchange knowledge and learn many interactive networking moments from each other.

Special highlights:

Over 200 talented participants, 30+ inspiring speakers, visits to cool offices, extensive workshops, interactive presentation with live surveys, coworking zone, speed networking and over 20 supporting partners, sponsors and exhibitors.

More information can be found here.

Digital Misfits Festival

8 June + 9 June, 2020 in Cologne

At the Digital Misfits Festival you will meet company representatives, HR decision-makers, digital natives, and lateral thinkers. You can expect an exchange of experiences and new methods in the field of digital work, organization and purpose, and you can receive valuable feedback.

The main topics of the festival are:

  • Digital work & lifestyle
  • Organization & communities
  • Purpose & Sustainability

Find more information here: digitalmisfits.net/festival-2020/



10 June, 2020 in Hamburg

For the fourth time, XING is initiating the NEW WORK EXPERIENCE as the largest exchange forum on the future of work in German-speaking countries. The central questions of the event: What changes are the greatest opportunities? What makes everyone happy - and at the same time more successful? Which working methods and tools help us specifically?

Find more information here: nwx.new-work.se

Festival of Change - Mindshift - rethinking structures and cooperation

16 June + 17 June, 2020 in Cologne

More and more organizations becoming aware that their structures and corporate culture are not suitable for the increasingly complex world of work. People have to be brought together so that borders and obstacles to cooperation disappear as best as possible. That means more than rethinking - it means, you cannot avoid thinking new.

The Festival of Change therefore has the motto "Mindshift - rethinking structures and cooperation". On the 16th-17th June 2020, top-class experts, experienced company representatives and curious thought leaders will meet in “Halle Tor 2” in Cologne to share their experiences with you. On the first day, everything revolves around the central topics of structure, mind and communication. On the second day, you can look forward to exciting impulses on the two topics of digital and learning.

Look forward to the following highlights:

  • Exciting lectures on the key strategies in change management
  • Deep insights into the success factors of agile companies
  • Pioneering practical reports on new forms of work design
  • Intensive exchange with leading change professionals
  • Innovative transformation pitch with the latest tools and methods
  • Creative bar camp on exciting questions and challenges in change processes
  • Networking in a relaxed festival atmosphere

More information can be found here: change-festival.com


29 June + 30 June, 2020 in Berlin

At MEXCON (Meeting Experts Conference), you meet specialists and executives from companies in the event industry as well as members and bodies of the organizing associations and cooperation partners.

Sharing experiences, the transfer of knowledge of relevant specialist information and constructive discussions are the focus of this event. These are intended to provide an exchange of fields of action, strategies and measures with a view to future development opportunities in the industry.

WORK X Festival

5 September 5 + 6 September, 2020 in Essen

The festival is a journey of experience, learning and ideas for employees, managers, entrepreneurs and the self-employed who want to get fit for the new world of work. Look outside the box of the New Work filter bubble at the 7 + 1 dimensions that are decisive for success today.

Finde more information here: https://work-x-festival.de

New Work and New Office

23 September, 2020 in Berlin

The designfunktion congress series gives decision-makers from all industries and company sizes an orientation on how the transformation into the working world of the future can succeed. Here you can observe how the interplay of digitization, space, organization and people can be realized profitably.

The central questions of the event:

How can you successfully say goodbye to conventional ways of working? With more space efficiency? Farewell to silo thinking? A strong position as an employer or more flexibility and cost efficiency?

You can find more information here: designfunktion.de/kongress


Zukunft Personal Europe

15 September - 17 September, 2020 in Cologne

The Zukunft Personal Europe conference in Cologne is the leading ExpoEvent for HR management, digitization and leadership. With over 700 exhibitors and more than 20,000 trade visitors, the event connects people and markets.

More information: www.europe.zukunft-personal.com


27 October - 31 October, 2020 in Cologne

ORGATEC is the leading international trade fair for modern working environments. It illuminates the interplay between work environment and work culture and rethinks work.

The central questions:

How can you create jobs in which freedom and structure have equal space? In which environment can ideas be developed, achievements exceeded and meetings turned into successful brainstorming sessions? How can individualists work together?

You can find more information at: www.orgatec.de


28 October + 29 October 2020 in Gerstenfeld

The Change Camp is all about changes. Once a year for two days, 100 people are brought together to work together on a new understanding of effective changes.

Find more information here: www.change-events.de


Future Workplace & Office 2020

Fall 2020 in Frankfurt

At the Future Workplace & Office you will learn everything about the latest trends and developments in the subject of learning and working environments of the future. Let yourself get inspired, gain insights into trend-setting projects, discuss with others and network with the community of important decision-makers and experts.

Change Congress 2020

17 November - 18 November, 2020 in Berlin

The Change Congress will take place in 2020 for the fifth time. Last year, over 600 participants attended the congress and listened to lectures by 54 speakers under the motto Romantic Renaissance - Departure for value-oriented organizations of the future.

Get more information here: change-congress.de

work awesome 

26 November, 2020 in Berlin

At the work awesome event, exciting experts except you in panels and keynotes on all topics relating to the future of work: artificial intelligence, data-driven human resources, new forms of work and offices of the future. Here you will find answers to your questions about the new world of work and can become part of an innovative community.

Find more information here: www.workawesome.de




postponed to January 21 + 22, 2021

The event "New Concepts for New Work" (#NKNA20) is organized under the umbrella of LeanAroundTheClock (#LATC2020) and is organized jointly by the cultural accomplices and the corporate democrats. The two worlds "New Work" and "Lean" are to be brought together on two days in March. Together with others you will talk about how useful it is to differentiate between "old work" and "new work" and you will build bridges and combine the best of both worlds.

Here you can check the detailed agenda of # NKNA20.

You can order your ticket at priomy.events/latc.

Past events


2nd Annual Lead Workspaces Summit 

5 March + 6 March, 2020 in Amsterdam

Through a dynamic program of focused sessions, interactive discussions and networking opportunities, you will leave this meeting with a deep understanding of:

  • How to use virtual workplace (digital twin) for maximum employee performance
  • Understanding human behaviour at work, a neuroscientific view on the workplace
  • Workspace needs and their importance
  • How to innovate regarding workspaces

They have invited 15 high-caliber speakers and trainers from leading institutions join the summit from all over the world to empower our attendees with key insights. 

This conference will bring senior level attendees from such companies as SONY, Mapiq, Groupon, Signify, Tieto, YNNO, Ricoh UK, HP, Siemens Gamesa, Eindhoven University of Technology, Kamer van Koophandel, Studio Banana, ARUP, PM Group Global, CSL Behring AG, and many others.

Download the full event agenda and find out more about the event here: bit.ly/2ndLeadWorkSpaceSummit

If you would like to register, make sure to ask for a special € 400 discount with promo code “INSPIRATION400”. 

You can contact organizers directly for more info: events@uleadmedia.com 


17 February + 18 February, 2020 in Berlin

At the Digital:Relaunch you will meet medium-sized decision-makers who want to advance the digital transformation in their company. Here you can benefit from the knowledge of the experts and obtain tips on how to successfully implement digitization in your company.

The participants can expect best cases and intensive seminars from renowned thought leaders. At the Digital:Bash, participants can end the event. While networking with decision-makers over live music and cocktails.

You can find more information here: digital-relaunch.com


Peter Drucker Purpose Summit

12 February + 13 February, 2020 in Mannheim

Managers and young people in dialogue: new organizational models and new work for a sustainable economy and society.

Main topics:

  • The question of the meaning of organizations: Learn and discuss with the Summit guests about their applications of new organizing.
  • Creating dialogue across generations: Managers and junior managers from different generations come to a dialogue on key issues of modern organizing.
  • Practice meets keynotes: Keynote speeches, expert keynotes and insights into everyday professional practice. Pioneers of new work and organization present their approaches and discuss their experiences and models.

Find more information here: https://www.pdpurpose.de


Future Offices Winter 2020 

22-24 January, 2020

No other event on earth brings together real estate all-stars like Future Offices. The show combines corporate real estate, workplace, and facilities operations, strategies, acquisitions, technology implementations and planning into a one multi-tracked conference. Whether your goal is to step up your workplace technology, renovate your existing assets, enhance your utilization of space and resources, or design and create environments to maximize employee productivity, Future Offices Winter is your one-stop show for everything office.

Click here to watch the trailer of Future Offices Winter 2019.

January 22-24, 2020, New York


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is the forum for all those involved in the future of work and the workplace as well as real estate, technology and innovation. WORKTECH brings new ideas and inspiration to the workplace community through interdisciplinary speakers and learning experiences to enhance creativity and move thinking forward.


Join senior professionals from real estate, facilities, HR, technology, executive management architecture, design and professional advisors to listen to global thought leaders, further their knowledge and share best practice and expertise.

WORKTECH19 San Fransisco 

29 October, 2019



WORKTECH19 Toronto

4 November + 5 November, 2019




27 November + 28 November, 2019


Smart Workspace Design Expo

17 October + 18 October 2019, Amsterdam

The #SWDExpo is the summit where you meet other experts, exchange knowledge and learn many interactive networking moments from each other.

Special features:

Over 60 speakers, more than 500 participants, 3 parallel sessions, a relaxation oasis, a co-working zone, silent disco sessions, 7+ master classes, over 30 exhibitors and morning meditation.

The approach:
Human Centered Employee Experience; Technology that changes the way we work; Innovative spaces, processes and companies; Next-generation jobs that promote competence and creativity.

Find more information here. 

Zukunft Personal Europe: „Leading in permanent beta“

17 September - 19 September, 2019

How can HR and executives ensure that all employees benefit from the digital transformation? This question is the focus of this year's Zukunft Personal Europe from September 17th to 19th in Cologne. The leading ExpoEvent around the world of work gives practical options for positive change management with over 770 exhibitors and more than 450 top-class speakers under the motto "Leading in permanent beta".

More information: https://www.europe.zukunft-personal.com  

Future Workplace & Office

26 June + 27 June, 2019 in Frankfurt


26 June, 2019

is the forum for everyone who is concerned with the future of work and the workplace and related real estate, technologies and innovations. WORKTECH brings new ideas and inspiration for the workplace community through interdisciplinary speakers and learning experiences:


Future Offices Spring – Realignment of the office design through technology change
29 April - 1 May, 2019, in Austin, Texas

Future Offices is back and this time the thought leaders are coming to Austin, Texas. With an increasing influx of millennials and a multi-generational workforce, the Austin real estate landscape is flourishing. With a highly competitive workforce and lower business and living costs, Austin is expected to be one of the most important cities for business growth in 2019, making it the ideal venue for this year's Future Office Congress.