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The best coworking industry events to attend in 2022

The coworking sector is growing faster than ever as it steps up to fill the new demand created by a broader move towards hybrid and flexible working models. That means there’s more news than ever to keep up with and a bigger community to engage with. And, while both of those things are possible online – by subscribing to newsletters, following industry experts, and keeping an eye on the top blogs – there’s no better way to stay up to date than by attending coworking events and conferences in person.

Here's a rundown of eight of the best coworking industry events to consider attending in 2022, spanning the UK and beyond.

  CWSC

    26th-27th April 2022 | Complejo La Petxina, Valencia | Link: coworkingspainconference.es/en

If you’re looking for something a little more international – CWSC is perfect for you. Known as the most important coworking event in Spain, CWSC is a two-day event held in April that attracts expert speakers from all over the world. It’s focused on coworking and coliving solutions, and planned talks for this year’s event cover topics such as ‘Zero Plastic Coworking’, ‘How To Become a Top Destination For Remote Workers’, and ‘A Vision For The Future Of Work’. It doesn’t hurt that you’re able to soak up a bit of sun while you learn, too.

 

FlexSA Conference

10th May 2022 | etc. Venues County Hall, London | Link: www.flexsa.co.uk/event-post

The Flexible Space Association’s (FlexSA) annual conference will also be returning this year. Taking place on the 10th May and to be held in etc. Venues County Hall in London, it’s set to be one of the highlights of the year in the UK flexible workspace sector. Offering opportunities to catch up with industry peers, hear from leading figures and experts, and learn about product and service developments, it’s an all-rounder event that can deliver plenty of value.

 

BCO

14th-16th June 2022 | Manchester Central Conference Hall, Manchester | Link: bco.org.uk/conference

BCO, or the British Council for Offices, hold an annual conference that’s returning to Manchester in 2022. A three-day event with countless talks, workshops, and seminars, supplemented with other fun activities including tours of nearby buildings, drinks receptions, and after-show parties, it mixes learning and networking in the most seamless way. Speakers at BCO’s 2022 conference include The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, CEO of Bruntwood Chris Oglesby, and Global Head of Workplace at Cushman & Wakefield Despina Katsikakis.

 

 GCUC

    28th September | Convene, 22 Bishopsgate, London | Link: uk.gcuc.co

GCUC are bringing their giant annual conference back in September, 2022, holding it in Convene in London. Comprising of keynote speeches, networking and panel sessions, coworking tours, and VIP dinners, it’s a way to get unrivalled insights into the coworking and flexspace sectors. You can sign up for email updates from GCUC to be one of the first to know when tickets are announced for the event on their website.

 

  Coworking Europe

     10th-11th November 2022 | B. Amsterdam, Amsterdam | Link: coworkingeurope.net

Another one for the jet-setters, Coworking Europe is this year being held in Amsterdam. Set to take place in early November, it will bring together experts, business leaders, and stakeholders from across the coworking industry for two days of focused shared learning. There are tens of talks to be held over the event, with speakers including senior figures from WeWork, Cushman & Wakefield, and The Instant Group. Best of all, Spaces to Places is also on the speaker roster. 

 

 WorkSpace Conference

    Date TBC | Venue TBC | Link: workspace.propertyweek.com 

Another conference yet to be confirmed but still expected to make an appearance in the 2022 coworking event circuit is the WorkSpace Conference. Pioneered by Property Week, the WorkSpace Conference in 2021 ran alongside another event called AVWorks. The former featured a roster of speakers and seminars spanning a broad range of coworking topics, while the latter focused on the role technology can play in delivering innovative physical experiences in the flexspace sector. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about the 2022 conference soon.

 

  Workspace Design Show

                                                            27th-28th February 2023 | Business Design Centre, London | Link: workspaceshow.co.uk

Finally, although it’s not taking place in 2022, there’s another date to put in your calendar for the Workspace Design Show. Set to be held at the end of February in 2023 in London’s Business Design Centre, it is the only exhibition in the UK that’s solely focused on workspace design. Topics of discussion will span all elements of workspace design, from architectural concerns to technological applications. It’s the perfect conference to attend if you’re trying to sharpen your knowledge concerning how to create the perfect workspace interiors, and offers plenty of networking opportunities.

 

London Coworking Assembly

Ongoing | London | Link: londoncoworkingassembly

While not a single fixed event, the London Coworking Assembly regularly hosts events relating to all things coworking and flexible working. Their event calendar presents constant opportunities for engagement with the industry throughout the year, so keep an eye on their upcoming events and attend one that suits you!

European Coworking Assembly

Ongoing | Europe | Link: coworkingassembly

Similarly to the London Coworking Assembly, the European Coworking Assembly host a range of diverse events throughout the year to cater for coworking operators, owners, investors, and more. Keeping an eye on their website or following them on social media is another great way to stay tuned in for events that suit you in the future.

 

 

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