Brand new design event, Workspace Show, is expected to launch in London this November with a mission that Hotel Designs is fully behind, which is ‘to bring together the commercial interiors community’…
Workspace Show, which Hotel Designs is a proud media partner of, is an exciting addition to the global design events calendar that has just launched, with the inaugural edition taking place from November 4 – 5, 2021 at London’s Business Design Centre, at the heart of the UK’s commercial interiors community.
With a theme of ‘re-designing tomorrow’s commercial interiors together’ the show aims to unite architects, designers, developers, contractors, facilities managers, procurement managers and more in one place to explore and share the latest industry thinking from product launches to a comprehensive talks program to networking opportunities aplenty.
“The Workspace Show 2021 will be an amazing opportunity to see what’s next and explore how the workplace will continue to evolve” – Kate Vine, principal at Perkins&Will.
Founded by Esha and Charlie Bark-Jones, who together have a wealth of industry experience between them, Workspace Show is dedicated entirely to the commercial space community. The content and format of the show has been carefully guided by an expert panel of leading industry figures, among them Collin Burry, design principal at Gensler, Katrina Kostic Samen, head of workplace design at KKS Savills and Kate Vine, principal at Perkins&Will, who says: “2020 was a catalyst for epic change in the world of work. The Workspace Show 2021 will be an amazing opportunity to see what’s next and explore how the workplace will continue to evolve.”
Workspace Show, which offers free entry for trade visitors, will present more than 100 exhibitors and more than 70 product launches across the office, education and healthcare sectors from the world’s leading brands. This includes furniture, Lighting, technology at work, storage, fit-out and interiors and surfaces as well as the ‘Sustainability Zone’, a feature focussing on the importance of sustainable products in the office environment. There will also be a special feature dedicated to co-working spaces, reflecting the transformation they are undergoing in the post pandemic world.
Workspace Show will feature more than 20+ workspace talks across the two days, with leading voices from the office, healthcare and education sectors sharing their insights. There will be numerous opportunities for the 3000+ attendees to meet and network, from an Architects and Designers Night to a Trends Tour of the show’s highlights by a well-respected journalist to a British Pub Quiz night where teams can pit their knowledge of office design against each other.
Charlie Bark-Jones, one of the co-founders of Workspace Show, believes that demand for a workplace trade show has never been higher. “We have been overwhelmed by the industry response to the event, with many local and international exhibitors, partners and speakers already signed up,” he said in a statement. “The need for agile working models is leading to a demand for workspaces to be re-designed to suit the changing needs of companies and employees, and we are excited to bring together the community later this year to drive forward this transformation”.