Networking and membership organisation the British Council for Offices (BCO) is hosting its prestigious annual conference in Birmingham this month.
The three-day event will offer more than 450 delegates a range of speeches, seminars, tours and panel sessions
Below is a round-up of some of the key events taking place and more information about the conference programme can be found at the BCO website:
Wednesday 14 May, 2014
12.15pm - 3.30pm
Tour of Jaguar Land Rover's factory
1pm - 3pm
Tour of the central business district and Jewellery Quarter
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Drinks reception at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Thursday 15 May, 2014
9am to 10.30am
Plenary: New politics, new economics and new business - 2015 and beyond
BCO chief executive Richard Kauntze will chair a discussion alongside Sunday Times political editor Isabel Oakeshott, London Mayor adviser Gerard Lyons and Spectator business editor Martin Vander Weyer
11.15am - 12.45pm
Plenary: Revenue - stream or occupiers? Putting the occupiers centre stage
Colette O'Shea, conference chairman and managing director London at Land Securities, will lead a debate alongside Derwent London chief executive John Burns, Re:Sources UK managing director Teresa O'Byrne and DTZ EMEA chief executive John Forrester.
2pm to 3.30pm
Three separate seminars: On the tin; The evolving office; Future cities
A range of short and long tours taking in Fort Dunlop, Birmingham City Council's buildings at 10 Woodcock Street and 1 Lancaster Circus, Brindleyplace and Longbridge among others.
4.15pm - 5.45pm
Three separate seminars: Lifestyle meets work-style; Guide to specification; Is there life in the regional office market?
A range of short tours taking in the Custard Factory, Eastside and Snowhill among others.
Conference dinner at the ICC
Friday 16 May, 2014
8am to 9.15am
Fringe event, Eleven Brindleyplace: What is happening in the office sector in the regional markets?
9am - 11am
A range of technical tours taking in Paradise Circus, Mailbox and Cube and Brindleyplace among others.
9.30am - 11am
Three separate seminars: Is TMT setting the agenda for new offices?; Innovate, speculate or suffocate?; People, product and process.
11.45am - 1.15pm
Plenary: It's all about the people, stupid
Mat Oakley, director of UK and European commercial research with Savills, will lead the discussion alongside Harvard University lecturer Shawn Achor, managing partner of KKS Strategy Katrina Kostic Samen and Leesman managing director Tim Oldman.
After conference drinks at Metro Bar