• Rethink, Redesign, Realign:
    Creating Tomorrow's Workplace

09 November 2017

Hong Kong, Cordis

Future Workplace Forum 2017

Rethink, Redesign, Realign: Creating Tomorrow’s Workplace

According to CBRE Research's latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report, Hong Kong remains as one of the most expensive office locations in the world with overall prime occupancy costs of $303 per sq. ft. per year.

Corporate real estate costs in Hong Kong are on an all-time high. Changes in the workplace have come fast and furious over the past few years as new technologies advance digital mobility and give rise to worker demands for a flexible work environment.  Against this backdrop, office users are under pressure to improve space utilization and reduce real estate expenses while providing a variety of workspaces and amenities to attract and retain multigenerational talent.

With the rise of the fourth industrial era, how do organizations change traditional ways of working and adopt completely new approaches to where and how employees work? How is technology changing the office and the way we work? How can organizational barriers and workforce resistance be overcome? How do organizations meet the demand for greater flexibility and agility whilst effectively managing their employees?

From IT to HR, from operations to management teams — all will need to work in tandem if organizations are to make this transition successfully. Join us at the Future Workplace Forum Hong Kong 2017 in the company of your peers to share and discuss the big ideas that are shaping our quickly-changing workplaces. 


Who You Will Meet                                                           

To ensure the conference offers the highest degree of relevancy, only C-Level, Senior Executives and IT professionals from corporate, public and government agencies will be invited to attend. This exclusive format allows delegates to connect with those peers whose insights they respect the most – through exceptional networking, business meetings and strategic information-sharing sessions.


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  • “ The forum provided a great knowledge sharing platform with other like-minded industry professionals. It was good to learn from each other’s experience and mistakes in managing workplace transformation during the event. ”

    Yang Cher Ming, CIO - NATSTEEL HOLDING

  • “ This forum is informative, well-planned with comprehensive group of presenters. ”

    Kerry Teo, Senior LIS Officer , LAB Medicine - CHANGI GENERAL HOSPITAL

  • “ It is a great forum. It provided insightful views and excellent networking opportunities. ”

    Alvin Ng, Project Officer - MINDEF

  • “ A forum run by true professionals for dedicated professionals. ”

    Mark Fun, Portfolio Planning Manager - DBS Bank

  • “ It is very well-organized. It concentrated more on sharing real-life operational challenges other than product-driven talks. Good insights on certain topics such as mobility and IT transformations in relation to workplace environment changes. ”

    Leonard Lim, IT/ MIS Manager - Volkswagen Group Singapore


08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Conference Chairman’s Welcome Remark

09:05 - 09:10

Ice Breaking Session


09:10 - 09:40

Global Megatrends Transforming the Workplace in Hong Kong

09:40 - 10:20

Executive Panel: The Changing Role of Owners and Developers in the Smart Office Industry in Hong Kong

10:20 - 10:50

Morning Networking Coffee Break


10:50 - 11:20

Designing the Digital Workplace for Optimal Connectivity, Communication, Collaboration: Impacting Performance & Collaboration to Improve Business Results


Space Planning and the Future of Workplace Design

11:50 - 12:30

Connected, Collaborative and Creative: Boosting Employee Engagement through Ideal Unified Communication (UC) Solutions

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:10

Interactive Panel: How Relevant Technologies Enhance Workplace Collaboration and Productivity


14:10 - 14:50

How Data and Smarter Analytics is Changing HR for Digital Workforce Engagement


14:50 - 15:30

Bridging the Gap Between IT, HR and Real Estate Functions to Achieve Higher Returns from Smarter Workplaces

15:30 - 15:40

Closing Remarks by Chairman

15:40 - 16:50

The 11th SMBWorld Awards Prize Presentation Ceremony


End of Conference & Networking Coffee


Platinum Sponsors

Exhibition Sponsors

Printing Sponsor

Prize Sponsor

Supporting Organizations

Supporting Media

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Global Megatrends Transforming the Workplace in Hong Kong


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Connected, Collaborative and Creative: Boosting Employee Engagement through Ideal Unified Communication (UC) Solutions


HKT Limited

HKT is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which meets the needs of the public, as well as local and international businesses, via a range of services including local telephony, data and broadband, plus international telecommunications, mobile services and a range of enterprise ICT solutions covering communications, data infrastructure and cyber security.

Ricoh Hong Kong Limited

Established in 1963 with headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Hong Kong empowers digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. As an industry leading provider of Document Management Solutions, IT Services, Digital Workplace Services, Production Printing and Communication Solutions, Ricoh continues to help customers to inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com.hk



COMM-TEC is the leading Pan-European distribution partner and manufacturer of future-based communication technologies. The headquarter is located in Uhingen Germany (just east of Stuttgart) with other European offices in Spain, Italy, Switzerland  and Asian offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

COMM-TEC is the prime contact for architects, consultants, dealers and system integrators. We assist our partners in consultation, planning and realization of their projects, needs and wishes.

Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure.  From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. . Based in Everett, Washington, United States, the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or email us at apacmarketing@flukenetworks.com

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Ltd. is dedicated to provide innovative and comprehensive business solutions including but not limited to digital color solutions, digital document system, knowledge management solutions, network device management utilities, a variety of hardware devices in addition to the IT and business process outsourcing services to cater for the ever-changing and diverse needs of enterprises of all sizes in Hong Kong.


InsureDIY is the top compare-and-buy insurance platform licensed in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. InsureDIY was first established in 2012, with the goal of bringing the best insurance products to its customers, with the easiest application process.

Run by insurance industry veterans, InsureDIY provides the best value and advice to each and every customer through its proprietary comparison table that curates and recommends the best products in the industry.