Looking for a new workspace design? Come to Amsterdam for inspiration!

AMSTERDAM, January 27, 2015 – “UPON entering their headquarters, you find yourself in a giant five-storey sunlit atrium with wooden beams and flooring. Once you take the elevator up and exit into their actual offices, you find wide open space, carts of healthy homemade gluten-free desserts being pushed around, a few dogs sitting by their owners, and rows of employees sitting side by side working together. On one of the floors, you find a massive kitchen area where employees are given high-quality meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared by their on-site chefs." This is how Forbes introduced AirBnB's workspace in its October 2014 issue.

What is the point of this extravagant office? What impact does the physical space have on how the employees work? What should an ideal office space look like?

Fleming., in an effort to focus closely on this topic and find the answers, has organized the Smart Workspace Design Summit. Experts in HR, Facility Management and IT will gather on 19 – 20 March in Park Plaza Airport Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Over two days, the summit will offer a broad scope of topics delivered by expert speakers from five of 'The World's 100 Most InDemand Employers 2014' - AirBnB, Google, GSK, Unilever, Deloitte - and many others!

During a focused case study session with an expert from Google, attendees will learn how to plan and manage delivery of daily office activities, programs and service objectives in a local and regional setting in collaboration with functional teams.

A speaker from GSK will reveal how a smart and open office space impacts cultural aspects, norms, attitudes and performance levels, and an HR expert from Volvo will present how to bridge together HR function, technology and property, and tailor a unique job offer for the top talents.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to take part in a built-in, workshop-style insight session based on eBay's evolving workplace concept, where thier Head of Workspace Design will introduce how employees can select the WorkPlace "scene" which will provide a particular 'inspiration' or 'experience' while effectively generating engagement in the WorkPlace and the work they do.