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Going Dutch for Offices

With the theme of Challenge Everything, the BCO 2016 Annual Conference takes place in less than two months’ time (11-13 May 2016, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam).

With an urban area dedicated to innovation, Amsterdam boasts a multitude of cutting edge developments including the world’s highest BREEAM rated building. In fact, this year the BCO has partnered with The CarbonNeutral Company to certify the annual conference as a ‘CarbonNeutral’ event. This means that emissions associated with the conference have been reduced to net zero through the purchase of carbon credits.

It is also among the 10 most important commercial centres in the world and Europe’s most connected city from a technology infrastructure proposition and is seen by BCO as an ideal location for the conference that is promised to tackle issues head on.

“The conference's objective is to provide some alternative, often controversial, and confrontational thinking which will challenge conventional trends in our professional world,” assures John Forrester, Chair, BCO. “Against a background of turmoil in Europe, our plenary sessions will consider how social and economic unrest, together with changing workforce demands, could shape our approach and our buildings.”

Among the topics discussed, an interesting subject for debate will be the opening plenary session on Thursday, 12 May when delegates can discuss Open plan or open prison, have we unwittingly created a monster – the under-productive workplace?

Delegates will have ample opportunity for networking and social events have been arranged around the conference, including the BCO Golf Cup and walking, cycle, boating and technical tours of the famous Amsterdam city centre.

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Picture: Amsterdam is the promising location for the BCO conference in May

Article written by Robin Snow

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