In association with Mallcomm and Drees & Sommer

Date: 6 July 2021 - 6 July 2021

Location: Online


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PlaceTech Talks Offices

In association with Mallcomm and Drees & Sommer

Date: 6 July 2021 - 6 July 2021

Location: Online



We will be taking the temperature of all things offices at this special briefing. Expect to hear about:

  • Smart buildings
  • Remote working
  • Spatial planning
  • The workforce of the future
  • Air quality and environmental monitoring
  • Developer appetite for innovations
  • Managing the blended workforce
  • Budget
  • Energy
  • ESG
  • How to harmonise and make sense of your data, and much more

Event chair:

Dan Hughes, founder, Alpha Property Insight | Dan ​has spent his career working across the built environment and has held senior roles in some of the world’s leading data organisations. He leads Alpha Property Insight, a consultancy helping property companies to understand how technology is changing the market, both the buildings we use and the way we do our jobs.

Dan Hughes

Speakers confirmed:

Allison English, deputy CEO, Leesman | Having worked in offices around North America, APAC and EMEA, Allison’s exposure to various work environments and cultures results in a unique perspective of the workplace and how people interact with it. Client collaboration and developing strong partnerships have been central throughout Allison’s career, which has seen her appointed as Leesman’s deputy CEO in March 2020.

Allison English (300x350)

James Pellatt, director of workplace & innovation, Great Portland Estates | James’s role is to pick the best pieces of innovation and technology, together with trends to create workspaces that allows users to thrive. He chairs GPE’s Design Review Panel and is responsible for ensuring that their developments and schemes incorporate the latest thinking in flexible workspace, sustainability, wellness, layout and design.

James Pellatt (300x350)

Iain Holden, CEO, TSK Group | Iain is CEO & co-founder of workplace design and build specialist the TSK Group. He has overall responsibility for the groups strategic direction and also heads the companies Knowledge Exchange insights programme. Over the past 25 years Iain and TSK have designed and delivered inspiring workplaces across the UK for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Iain Holden (300x350)

Salla Lardot, user experience expert, Drees & Sommer | Salla has over 25 years of experience in design projects across Europe as a design lead and workplace and real estate strategist, delivering and coordinating local and international projects with corporate clients. At Drees & Sommer her challenge is to work across disciplines bringing their knowledge together creating integrated services focusing on UX, user experience design and people-centric approach, and usability of buildings.

Salla Lardot (300x350)

James Rankin, head of research & insight, The Instant Group | James is seen as a flexible workspace industry data expert and as occupier demands for office space change, the Instant research team are focused on providing their partners with information to help them develop the right workspace strategy and the most value for their business

James Rankin 300x350

Bogdan Nicoara, founder, Bright Spaces | In 2019 Bogdan co-founded and became the CEO of Bright Spaces, the end-to-end digital leasing solution for commercial properties. Bright Spaces was one of the 5 startups participating in the 2020 PiLabs accelerator. Bogdan is passionate about concepts like the sharing economy, gamification, decentralization, universal basic income, sustainability, wellbeing, which he integrates into his activities and processes.

Bogdan Nicoara (300x350)

Taylor Wescoatt, general partner, Concrete Ventures | Taylor brought 20 years of digital problem solving to real estate with the creation of Concrete VC in 2016. Concrete’s solution providing both advisory and investment help to some of the world’s largest real estate players is unique in Europe. Starwood, Nuveen, JLL, Clifford Chance, VINCI, Lockton Insurance, and others all turn to Concrete to help them see further, and to better understand what’s going on in the early stage proptech space.

Taylor Wescoatt

Simon Schaefer, founder and CEO, Factory | Simon Schaefer began as a designer in 1997, working for German startups with his own interactive agency. He has invested in about 50 angel and seed-stage companies and in 2011 he co-founded Factory, a campus model for startups, launching the very first of Europe’s mega-campuses

Simon Schaefer (300x350)

Benefits of attending this virtual event include:

  • Dedicated networking breaks where you can connect with other delegates over video on digital tables. You can even move through different tables to maximise your networking opportunities
  • The ability to private message and connect with speakers and other delegates
  • Your own business card with the opportunity to include LinkedIn details for other delegates to connect with you
  • Presentations and panel discussions from industry experts, which will be available for ticketholders to watch again after the event

The event is free to attend. Please register using the form below. If you have any issues, contact

This event is sponsored by Mallcomm and Drees & Sommer.

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