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The Future of the Workplace

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
The Future of the Work Place

This unexpected pandemic forced most of us out of our offices in the middle of March. So many still haven’t been back. The lockdowns and mandatory work from home were designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. This has forced us to leverage technology and adapt to new ways of collaborating, while staying productive, addressing unforeseen crises, and human resource needs.

This new reality has prompted questions among real estate industry leaders as well as business managers and workers such as, “What does the future of the workspace look like?”

“Has the way we work shifted indefinitely?”, “Do we still need bricks and mortar to be most productive?” “Will work from home become a permanent fixture?”, “Will it lead to the need for less external office space?” and, “Will this be the new focus of technology companies?”

Mary Rowe, President & CEO, The Canadian Urban Institute

Panelists/ Speaker:
Veni Iozzo, Executive Vice-President, Enterprise Real Estate and Workplace Transformation, CIBC

Sarah McKenzie, Independent Consultant, Innovation and Future of Work

Toni Rossi BPHE, ICD.D, President, Real Estate Division, Infrastructure Ontario

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