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Workplace Week International 2020


Workplace Week International 2020


Join leading furniture manufacturer Bristol India for a lively panel featuring four industry experts, spanning diverse industries and roles. As workers (and businesses alike) stare at uncertainty and unpredictability in more than one aspect of their lives, the panel will explore the importance and the nuances of designing ‘work’ that is psychologically safe for employees; towards shaping a world of work that reduces anxiety and allows workers to remain focused.

Share your questions and participate in interactive live polls as the panelists share their challenges and physical and psychological impacts of the transitions on their employees, organizational structure, work space design and business.

Date 12th – 12th Nov 2020
Venue Zoom Video Conference
Location 06:00AM ET / 11:00AM GMT/ 19:00 Malaysia

Mr. Sumeet Anand

Over 25 years of work experience in Corporate Real Estate functions in reputed Architectural firms, Real Estate Consultancy firms and leadership positions at various multinational organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC (India Real Estate Banking Head) and J P Morgan (Head of Real Estate South Asia) and in his last assignment as the Global Infrastructure and Logistics Leader for Genpact managing above 6M square feet of real estate portfolio across 30 countries Globally. Sumeet is a real estate veteran with an Architectural degree, a Fellow Valuer and is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Renowned for his orator ship and pragmatic insights, Sumeet has mentored many professionals in this field. Connect with him here.

Ms. Karen Plum

Ms. Karen Plum is Director of R&D at workplace consultancy AWA (Advanced Workplace Associates). Karen joined AWA in 1998, prior to working in HR and general management in the Financial Services sector and now has 20+ years’ experience delivering workplace projects for clients including Microsoft, Treasury Solicitors, Nationwide, PCUK, RBS, Grosvenor Estates and University of London. Karen leads AWA’s research programme – topics include knowledge worker productivity, cognitive fitness and virtual workforce management, and she has helped turn the results into workshop / gamified tools and regularly shares insights at industry events and on local Radio. Connect with her here.

Mr. Vistasp Bhagwagar

Architect Vistasp Bhagwagar, is the Principal Architect / Managing Director of the Design Firm, ARCHITECT VISTASP & ASSOCIATES (acronym: AVA) set up in 1997, providing Interior and Architectural Consultancy. Vistasp is a Registered Member of the Council of Architecture, an Associate Member of the Indian Institute of Architects (AIIA), an active member of the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) and a Registered Member of the Green Building Council. In addition to these, Vistasp has also had experience in teaching students of Architecture and Interior Design and has penned columns in newspapers and magazines. Connect with him here.

Ms. Geetanjali

Ms. Geetanjali is an award-winning writer and a TEDx and Global Keynote speaker. Educated in India and the United States, Geetanjali Pandit is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and Delhi University’s Faculty of Law. Her career in Human Resource Management spans over 20 years of Functional and Board Level experience. She has played a global role for EIH Limited (East India Hotels) and led the Human Resource function as the CHRO for The India Today Group, The Indian Express Group and Zee Media Corporation for a decade. Geetanjali’s book Buddha At Work has found global acclaim. As of January 2020 it is touching lives across 4 continents, 8 countries, 3 languages in 5 editions. Geetanjali has emerged as one of the finest global voices in the arena of practical wellbeing and practical spirituality. Connect with her here.

Patrick Yong Regional Sales Director of Bristol

Mr. Patrick Yong

Mr. Patrick is the Director of Sales for the APAC region at Bristol Group of Companies. He has 13 years in the furniture industry and has lived in Indonesia, India and Singapore. He is currently leading the Bristol team in India, Indonesia and International sales. Connect with him here.

Register here today.

Have you heard about WORKPLACE WEEK INTERNATIONAL 2020? The four-day online event (9-12 November 2020) offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from workplace leaders of leading organizations around the world (Twitter, JP Morgan Chase, PwC, Innocent Drinks, Skyscanner, Deloitte and more!) about how they’re navigating change in 2020 and what their ‘new normal’ looks like as they implement their ‘return to work’ strategies. Whether change has come about as a result of the pandemic, or whether it’s simply accelerated as a result of the challenges of 2020, this is your chance to hear first-hand what other organizations are doing when it comes to implementing new working practices, styles, technology and infrastructure to create positive and sustainable change. Sessions are just $15 each or $70 for an unlimited weekly pass – and all proceeds will be donated to charity partners: BBC Children in Need, Make A Wish and I Have A Dream Foundation. Visit www.workplaceweek.com for more info.

WPW international charity partners

Supported by industry partners

Thank you for attending Bristol’s webinar hosted in collaboration with Workplace Week International 2020 last week. The panellists covered wide ranging topics such as team performance, social cohesion, trust, leadership, crisis management and more, with useful and practical insights to move forward in today’s climate. Thanks to everyone’s effort, Workplace Week 2020 has raised a total of $20,000 for charity partners globally, and we are proud to have been a part of it.

If you did not manage to catch it, you can register to access the recording here.