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Inspirational Speakers. Actionable Content. Unparalleled Connections.

The GWA Conference is the most comprehensive platform to host deep conversations and business-building networking to help you stay in front of the rapidly evolving coworking/flexible office industry. 

2019 SPEAKERS

  • John Chapman

    Councilman, City of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Sarosh Olpadwala

    Director of Real Estate, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development of the District of Columbia
  • Lisa Picard

    CEO, EQ Office
  • Benjamin Bader

    Sr. Director and Head of Global Real Estate, HERE Technologies
  • Dan Tangherlini

    CFO, Emerson Collective
  • Jacob Bates

    CEO, CommonGrounds

2019 AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1 , September 18, 2019

Work on your Business

Owners and Community Managers: Spend the day working on you and your business. Focus on the mission-critical topics including sales, marketing, leadership and best-practice sharing. Learn from our experts and from each other.

 


COWORKING SPACE OPERATOR TRACK:

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Marketing Mix Workshop 

9:45 a.m. -10:30 a.m. –  Sales Skills Workshop 
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Leadership Systems
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Differentiating with Technology
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Interactive Best Practice Sharing

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Networking Round Robin + Industry Trivia

5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Community Manager Awards

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Kick-Off ReceptionThe Community Manager Awards

 
 
 
 
 

 

Day 2 , September 19 , 2019

Keynote + Main Stage Speakers

We kick off with the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center Workshops keynote on hospitality, then dive into main stage sessions that get you thinking about the industry’s top trends and where to take your business next. Cap the afternoon with business-building small-group conversations with operators, business partners and exhibitors.


SESSION HIGHLIGHTS:

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  – The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center Keynote

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  – The Amazon HQ2 Ripple Effect  
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  – Evolution of Space Design 
 
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – How EQ Office is Shifting the Demand Model
 
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Security and Smart Building Technology
 
2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center Workshops

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Hosted Happy Hour
 
Day 3 , September 20, 2019

Dan Tangherlini Kicks off Final Day

Dan Taghlerini, former Administrator of the GSA under President Obama, shares his perspective on the government’s real estate strategy and how it impacts flexible office operators.

9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.  – Dan Dan Tanghlerini on the Federal Government’s Real Estate Strategy
9:30 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.  – Designing for the Corporate Occupier
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  – Networking with Exhibitors
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  – Management Agreements  
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  – Conference Wrap Up  

“Whether you’re figuring out how to open a coworking/shared office, in your first year of being open, or a veteran in the industry, there are a lot of takeaways from this conference for everyone. No matter where you’re at in your journey, there are a lot of nuggets to help you continue growing your business. Also, the support from everyone else is second to none.”
– Matt Irvin, Owner, Innerstate Coworking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

The GWA Conference offers exhibitors unprecedented access to developers, space operators, providers and more. Contact us to learn more about partnering for the 2020 GWA Conference: megan@globalworkspace.org

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