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Annual Conference 2019: Programme

The Future of Work

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10.00 to 14.30 (registration from 09.30)
Venue: Kindly hosted by Hogan Lovells International LLP, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG


10.00 Welcome

  • Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families
  • Ed Bowyer, Employment Partner and Co-Chair of the Working Families Network at Hogan Lovells International LLP 

10.15 Keynote address and Q&A session

  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) and author of the report ‘Good Work’, an independent review into modern employment, commissioned by the UK Prime Minister

10.45 Panel discussion one: The Future of Work with Q&A

Discussion will focus on how companies are preparing for the future with best practice case studies.  Hear from and ask your questions to the following panellists:

  • Chair: Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families
  • Stephen Allen, Global Head of Legal Operations, Hogan Lovells – Planning for the future
  • Richard Coombes, Partner and UK Future of Work Lead, Deloitte – How organisations can become forward looking businesses and fit for the future
  • Mary Bright, External Liaison lead for CEO UK Insurance and the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers, Aviva – The ageing workforce –  looking at different ways of working for every generation

11.20 Interactive session – round table discussion to discuss the panel topic and produce key outcomes/action points

Q. What are you doing to prepare your workforce for the future of work?

11.45 Coffee break and speed networking

12.15 Panel discussion two: Future work patterns, trends and technology with Q&A

  • Chair: Chair: Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families
  • Jonathan Swan, Head of Research, Working Families – We will be launching some new research, which reports on work organisation, workplace culture and the work-life aspirations and realities for both working mothers and fathers. And Jonathan will be pulling out future trends and how employers should respond. Based on the 2019 Modern Families Index, this new Modern Families Index Employers Report will give you essential insights to inform your own organisational strategies
  • Andy Lake, Director, Flexibility.co.uk – Future trends, challenges and how technology will shape the way we work
  • Matthew Percival, Head of Employment Law & Employee Relations, CBI – Future work trends and implications

12.50 Interactive session – round table discussion to discuss the panel topic and produce key outcomes/action points

Q. How do employers balance the need for well-being and human sized jobs when their technology encourages 24/7 communication?

13.15 Closing comments

  • Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families

13.20 Lunch and networking

14.20 Close