flexible work fest.

flexible work fest

Whitespace, Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EU.
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30 January 2020, 09.00

Whitespace, Edinburgh

We're starting the year with fresh ideas in partnership with The Times Scotland.

Businesses, thought leaders and flexible work 'believers' are coming together on 30th January for the country’s first festival of its kind. FlexibleWorkFest is set to be a day of innovation and celebration where our guests will share insights and best practice. Let’s discover how to create engagement with employees and drive business performance by turning flexible working into rocket fuel for 2020 and beyond.

After an incredible response, tickets have now completely sold out! If you missed out this time don't panic, we will be hosting more events like this throughout the year - keep an eye on our socials for announcements. We will of course be sharing all the insights and ideas from the day too, so stay tuned.

To our WorkFest festival goers, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the super cool Whitespace in Edinburgh later this month. Here's how your day is looking:

9am - Registration opens - Join us for a healthy breakfast to get the day off to the best start. Sponsored by ILF Scotland

9.35am - Hello from your host, former BBC Presenter, Abeer McIntyre.

9.45am - Jamie Hepburn MSP - The Minister for Business, Skills and Fair work will chat Scottish Government initiative to support the flexible working agenda.

10.00am - Get me started! - A session by Joy Works

10.20am - From Mexico to Cairo with Carnwrath in between, it's always been a sporting life - Jane Lewis, BBC Sports Journalist

10.35am - BIG ideas - Jumping into those big flexible working issues with:
Angela Mitchell (Deloitte), Graeme Japp (AVIVA), Charlie Bell (Whitespace) and Andrew Watson (Quorum).

12pm - Lunchtime - we'll be serving up some tasty bites from the Edinburgh street food scene

1pm - BIG conversations - Get inspired in our breakout sessions led by the experts:

Healthy, Happy Employees - How to get it right
with Ian Wilson & Richard Garroch from Barclays alongside Carolann Dench from Incremental

The 4-Day Working Week - and why it works!
with Zoi Kantounatou from Future X and Lorraine Gray from Pursuit Marketing

Flex in non-office jobs and sectors - it can be done
with Graham Sloan from Arnold Clark, Sharon McGrath from City Building and Lee Ann Panglea from CIPD

What millennials really want - and how to deliver...
With Frances Irvine from Whitespace, Michael Cockburn from Desana and Graham Robertson from Get the Gen

2pm - Grab a coffee and refresh ready to head back to the main stage for...

2.20pm - Welcome Back! From your host Abeer McIntyre

2.25pm - Living It! Panel session with employees who reap the benefits from working flexibly. Does it always work? We'll hear from:

Steven Fraser (Scottish Water), Lynda Hood (HR Proffesional), Darren Fogg (City Building) and Katherine Marshall (SSE).

3.10pm - Festival round-up - Jane Van Zyl CEO, Working Families

3.15pm - Confessions of an Inflexible Worker - The Times Scotland Editor - Magnus Llewellin
“I’m proud to be speaking at FlexibleWorkFest and sharing how we all have to evolve our business practice to survive and thrive."

3.30pm - Wrap up & thank you

3.40pm - Drinks reception with entertainment and networking

A huge thank you to our incredible sponsors who have made this happen and are true advocates of flexible working City Building, Arnold Clark, ILF Scotland, CIPD, SSE and Back In Business. Another huge thank you to our event partners The Times Scotland.


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