The annual Swiss Coworking Forum is the Coworking & shared office industry’s main event in Switzerland. This event is the place to share knowledge amongst member spaces, newbies, operators, real estate professionals and corporates.
Let’s meet, learn and build strong and lasting relationships, focused on the Swiss Coworking market with insights from other European countries.
Our motto: this works!
Where does the Swiss Coworking Forum take place? In the “Smart City Lab” on the Wolf site in Basel, which is to become the “smartest area” in Switzerland. An innovation hotspot for Smart City projects – with an exemplary character for other cities. The Coworking Forum represents a further milestone in the expansion of the Basel Wolf area as a Smart City Laboratory (“Lab”). The huge site offers sufficient space for pilot projects to gather experience and develop solutions. The former Wolf freight station, located between the “Gundeli” neighborhood and the SBB railway station, is located at the southern gateway to the city, actually quite a central location but to the current day still isolated. Terra Incognita for many, the Coworking Forum is one of the bricks in the puzzle to change this finally!
When Anita Gödiker founded the “Satellite Office” at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin back in 1997, the word coworking didn’t even exist. Inspired by the concept of business centers in the USA, she was one of the very first adopters of the idea of office sharing in Europe. She did this out of nowhere, without any backing by banks or investors. Her goal was simple but bold: To become the market-leading premium business, coworking & conference center provider in Germany. And she succeeded. Today she is leading a successful company that is constantly expanding. In the heart of European metropolises like Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Zurich, Satellite Office offers space for flexible workplaces and business meetings in listed and historic properties.
The focus of Anita’s keynote will be on the future development of coworking and shared offices in the next 20 years. Where is the journey going, and what are the needs of the industry today? How can an idea that was once ahead of its time ensure that it does not suddenly lose touch with the general development? And in what direction do we want to shape the coworking community?
“Innovate or die!” This is a quote of Nick Sohnemann, one of the Forum’s keynote speakers. His main interest is in what determines tomorrow and changes the agenda today. This concerns both the future of innovation itself as well as the future of technology. He predicts how the workplace will look in the future or how digitisation will evolve. Holding a degree from the Hamburg Media School and an MBA from the University of Westminster in London, Sohnemann is always on the lookout for models of successful innovation. He knows all the state-of-the-art methods and presents them in a scientifically sound but entertaining way. How can medium-sized companies gain momentum and implement a start-up thinking culture? He has already accompanied many companies in this process, including Sparkassen, Telefonica, TESA AG and Vereinsbanken.
After Sohnemanns keynote, you will better understand how agile management works. You will understand why leaders have to be role models. You will learn how to strengthen the ability to innovate and how to anchor innovation methods sustainably. And last but not least: how to open up new business models, new markets and new professions. The founder and CEO of “Future Candy” has also inspired and convinced large companies, including Porsche, SAP, Airbus, Vodafone and many others.
green track: launch a new space
Learn all things to launch and grow your local coworking space Ideal for coworking founders, coworking teams, grassroot spaces, municipality and public service representatives.
In this track you learn everything from site selection, partners, suppliers, landlord relations, your business case, building your founders team and finding your first members.
yellow track: smooth operation
learn how to build and maintain a community Ideal for experienced operators and space managers. Workshops on how to improve your current space operations, increase memberships, pricing, marketing, new tools. Get into the details on how to thrive and activate your community and boost your space.
blue track: boost your house
Coworking Spaces, Shared/Flex Offices, Business Centers & More.
Here you will find the whole shared workspaces spectrum, and how they impact your real estate from an individual asset to the entire portfolio. You learn what to look for in a coworking operator or shared office provider, what contract forms are common, how to choose the right type of coworking for your building, the impact on your real estate valuation, and much more.
purple track: coworking for corporates
HR, medium & large companies supporting coworking for employees
What drives coworking in larger organizations, why should corporates encourage coworking, what are best practices to introduce coworking in larger organizations, how can employees and employers benefit from coworking, cooperation with coworking spaces (partnerships, sponsoring, visas, etc. ), national and international networks of shared offices and coworking spaces.
black track: networking party
We are happy to welcome you to our unique Network party with a live DJ from Berlin, great drinks & snacks and special effects. Feel free to meet people from the community have a good time and finish this wonderful congress together with us.
|08.30||Coffee, Networking & Registration|
Reto Hafner, Daniel Hediger
Coworking Switzerland 2020
Jenny Schäpper-Uster, President
|09.15||Keynote Anita Gödiker
Founder Satellite Office
|09.45||Networking & coffee|
|10.15||Morning tracks (tracks by color)
Track 10.15 – 10.50
Track 11.00 – 11.35
Speaker to be announced
|14.00||Afternoon tracks (tracks by color)
Track 14.00 – 14.35
Track 14.45 – 15.15
|15.15||Networking & coffee|
|15.45||Future work: Nick Sohnemann
Co-founder Future Candy
|16.30||Outlook and farewell|
Anita Gödiker founded Satellite Office in 1997 with the goal of becoming the market leading premium business, coworking & conference center provider in Germany. Today she is leading a successful company that offers space for flexible workplaces and business meetings in listed and historic properties In the heart of European metropolises like Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Zurich.
The Place to Meet!
Smart City Lab Basel