As British Council for Offices (BCO) senior vice president this year, Ken Shuttleworth will be hosting BCO Conference 2017 in London, for what we hope will be an unforgettable event. We are delighted that Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM, founder and chairman of Foster + Partners, will be giving the keynote address, and that we will be hosting over 40 building tours across the city.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘London Refocused’, which is about how London now has the opportunity to shape its own destiny in the midst of political and economic uncertainty.
Despite this recent turmoil at home and abroad, London is still the global financial capital and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, home to more than 8 million people. An international centre for commerce and an unrivalled mixing pot of creativity, entrepreneurialism, culture, history, trade and finance, it’s consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work in the world.
Everyone thinks they know it, but for BCO 2017 we’re giving you the chance to see it anew. Tours of some of London’s best new buildings will take you across the city – such as Battersea Power Station, 6 Pancras Square in King’s Cross, and Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
At the plenary sessions, you’ll hear from the likes of Sir Stuart Lipton of Lipton Rogers and renowned international architect Ole Scheeren, as well as former US diplomat James Rubin, workplace transformation expert Despina Katsikakis and director of IBM’s Watson Group Paul Chong, among many distinguished others.
With over 60 sessions and building tours, BCO 2017 should help you gain a fresh perspective on the city we already know and love.