Top Coworking Conferences to Visit in 2021
The coworking industry is growing really fast these days. More entrepreneurs choose the freedom and flexibility of coworking spaces. We can even notice certain business trends aiming to provide a personalized approach to members' needs.
For instance, digital nomads and people on workation may use a rural coworking, some women entrepreneurs prefer special amenities of female-centric coworkings, niche professionals like to work in the like-minded people environments, such as coworkings for chefs, coworkings for pet-supplies entrepreneurs, and so on.
The industry is getting more competitive. Being an ambitious coworking space owner you surely want not only to keep your business afloat but grow and scale it. Coworking business success depends on many aspects. Tracking the global trends, technical innovations, promotion, networking, and partnership are some of them.
Visiting coworking conferences is a great way to keep yourself in excellent business shape (even if they are online due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
Benefits of Participating in the Coworking Conferences:
- It's a great opportunity to meet partners and investors.
- Learning about the latest market news and trends.
- Study efficient marketing strategies to finance spaces, attract new members, and achieve sustainable business growth.
- Of course, a conference is a source of inspiration as you hear real-life success stories and adopt best practices in your own business.
We, at andcards, don't neglect the opportunities coworking conferences reveal.
Well, I guess now you are ready to plan your big post-coronavirus coworking events for 2021?
This section features the best and most prominent events recommended for coworking space owners.
March 1-12 • Online
Pause Fest is the world's leading festival for business and creativity. It's an independent, industry-driven movement with a mission to bring diverse intelligence together to fuel the next generation forward.
Over the course of nine years, the event has seen 80,000 movers, shakers, and creative change-makers come through its doors. Pause Fest is described as 'Innovation Capital', 'Octoberfest for business', and 'Woodstock for digital natives’. In 2020 they welcomed over 9,000 attendees and 10,000 online live viewers from across the world.
March 4-5 • Cyber-Hybrid Event
Coworking Unconference Asia is the first cyber-hybrid event you may want to attend. This is the premier annual event to bring together regional operators, innovators, corporate partners, financial and real estate companies, proptech startups, and the investment community to inspire rapid and mindful entrepreneurial growth in the Asia Pacific region.
For the first time ever, CU Asia is hosted as a cyber-hybrid event. Their online event platform gives participants the opportunity to join live talks, participate in workshops, network with others, connect 1-on-1 with sponsors, and be part of unconference sessions.
With their topic-centered channels, attendees can tailor their experience to their interests. With 100+ talks, panels, and workshops there is something for everyone. Besides, they’ll host streaming meet-ups on day 2 in coworking spaces around the globe.
March 17-18 • Hybrid Event
World Workplace Europe 2021 is the original all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. There’s program value for FM professionals at every point of their careers and across all types of facilities.
This is the largest and most well-respected conference for facility management and related stakeholders in the region. Held annually, World Workplace Europe facilitates idea-sharing and knowledge-exchange between professionals who support and sustain the built environment to ensure smarter, more efficient, healthier, and safer facilities.
As a hybrid event, World Workplace Europe 2021 will accommodate virtual learning and in-person connections.
- All educational sessions will be presented online live and recorded so that delegates can view them at their convenience.
- Three World Workplace Europe hubs will stream live sessions simultaneously from different locations. Those in the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain can attend the local live event to network safely, participate in break-out sessions, and join facility tours.
April 15 • Online
Coworking Symposium is a joint scholarly and industry half-day-long conference on coworking and flexible workspaces. It tackles the following topics:
- developmental aspects in the post-pandemic world,
- collaborative and networking perspectives,
- HRM and other contemporary topics.
The symposium focuses on the most recent studies and practical developments of the coworking and the flexible workspace industry.
The 2021 event would knit its core on the transformation of coworking model and discuss the future perspectives that will emerge in the post-pandemic world. It will focus on recent studies and findings that are relevant to the field of coworking and flexible office research.
The Coworking Symposium 2021 is admission-free and accessible to everyone who wants to join.
April 22 • Online
The Workplace Trends Research Summit](https://workplacetrends.co/events/research-summit-2021/) is an annual event showcasing the best and latest research into work and the workplace and how it can be applied for practical benefit. The findings of such research will be of paramount importance in strategic planning for the workplace.
Each year the summit attracts around 200 delegates from the workplace community – workplace consultants, occupiers, designers, architects, researchers, and suppliers.
The event will take place online on a Hopin platform, which best simulates both the presentation and social side of conferences. If regulations and safety allow, nearer the time, organizers will look to add a physical element in London for those who wish to attend in person.
April 26-27 • Online
Gartner Digital Workplace Summit is a perfect place to advance your thinking as a strategic leader with the skills and knowledge to develop the digital workplace needed to productively thrive in digital business. Here you can bring your vision to life with the best mix of insights and research-backed sessions to help you cut through the hype and dive deeper into areas that drive results.
This conference is designed for:
- Digital workplace leaders
- IT leadership
- Application leaders
The event gives access to more than 50 hours of the latest Gartner research specifically designed to help digital workplace leaders accelerate workplace productivity and agility. Each topic discussion helps you deliver on what matters most to you and your organization.
May 4-27 • Online
Reset-Rethink the Coworking Conference is the most important coworking event in Spain.
8 days of online meetings with the whole Coworking family. The most influential speakers in the coworking industry, flex offices, and the future of work will talk about matters that agitate everyone. If you are interested in letting coworking community know about your services or products, join CWSC.
May 13 - July 15 - October 14 • Online
Digital Workplace Experience is a series of virtual conferences that gives you unparalleled access to the latest independent research and the people leading industry advancements.
Here are 2021 series topics:
- Navigating the R/Evolution of Work (Feb. 11)
- Collaboration & the Knowledge Ecosystem in Modern Organizations (May 13)
- Employee Experience, Digital Literacy & Workforce Skills (July 15)
- Future Workplace: Emerging Technology, Innovation & Intelligent Platforms (October 14)
May 18 • London
After the necessary cancellation of the 2020 Conference due to the Coronavirus crisis, Flexible Space Association is planning on the 2021 Conference being the best one yet. They are going to bring together speakers with industry expertise to inform delegates on a wide range of flexible workspace issues.
More details will be available towards the end of the year, but for now, you can make a note in your diary to keep the date free for this event.
May 31 - June 2 • Dubai
WORKSPACE is the platform where you will find products and solutions dedicated to the commercial interiors industry. Whether it is for the workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and educational spaces, the event gives you unparalleled access to regional and international brands and the latest and most innovative solutions.
This is the only commercial interiors trade exhibition in the GCC bringing together a full range of office products while inspiring new-design thinking through dedicated workplace seminars and experiences. This event exists to ensure you’re fully equipped to meet the growing demand for new, innovative, safe, and flexible office interior solutions.
March 1-3 • London
In 2021 Futurebuild will remain true to the roots of ecobuild and become the event having a higher purpose to be a catalyst for change. Their passion for innovation and real change will extend beyond the world-class knowledge program, across the entire exhibition floor, and showcase innovation like never before.
The knowledge program and exhibition will unite to provide education and solutions to address the biggest challenges facing the built environment, in six stages:
- Critical Infrastructure,
- and Resourceful Materials.
Did you find some of the events on my list worth a visit? Don't forget to tell your friends about the biggest coworking events in 2021 as planning the coming exciting experience together is even more enjoyable.
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