Workspace Design Show

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 9:30am – 5:30pm Networking Party 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, 28 February 2024 9:30am – 5:30pm

Business Design Centre, London

Finishes & Interiors Sector Conference

27 - 28 February

Workspace Design Show is proud to partner with the FIS, the not for profit representative body for the £10 billion finishes and interiors sector in the UK. The organisation exists to support its members, improve safety, minimise risk, enhance productivity and drive innovation in the sector.

The FIS Conference will offer a series of panel discussions, revealing the latest industry thinking from the finishes and interiors sector.

A series of discussions with industry experts

Located in the heart of the Workspace Design Show, the FIS Conference will host a series of talks and panel discussions. Day 1 will focus on delivering productivity, quality and compliance in the fit-out sector, and day 2 will explore how to put net zero and sustainability first in a practical way.’

FIS Talks Agenda

27 February

Conflicting Trends – What to expect for the fit-out market in 2024

10.30 – 11.30

Opening from the Chair.

Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive

The economic backdrop for fit-out understanding the upside and downside risks.

Professor Noble Francis, Economics Director, Construction Products Association

Planning applications and projects, what does the pipeline for fit-out look.

Kelly Forrest, Consultant Economist, Barbour ABI

How client requirements are impacting the market for fit-out.

Jayson Crosley, Director, Turner & Townsend

Transformation through information

11.50 – 12.50

Opening from the Chair.

Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive

Getting product information right.

Jolyon Berg, Head of Technical, CCF

Digital tools that are transforming construction.

John Roberts, Engineering Consultant, Priestland Consulting

Building digital strategies and a culture of data.

Helen Gawor, Group Director of Strategy & Innovation, ISG

Improving the fit-out process: a partnership approach
14:00 – 15:10

Opening from the Chair.

Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive

The fit-out what went wrong, learning from the past.

Guy McCoig-Lees, Director and Scott Bannon, Divisional Director, Collins Construction

The Importance of Early Supply Chain Involvement.

Richard Bartlett, Director, Willmott Dixon

Re-imagining the fit-out process.

Professor Stuart Green, University of Reading

Reimagining space: The essentials of a modern fit-out
15:30 – 16:30

Opening from the Chair.

Mark Catchlove, Director, MillerKnoll Global Insight Group

Putting the Ooh into Workspaces.

Ken Bundy FCSD, Creative Director, Claremont Group Interiors

Creating the perfect people centric environment.

May Fawzy, Founder & Creative Director, MF Design Studio, and President, BIID

An Overview of Current Design Workspace Design Trends.

Vanessa Brady OBE, Founder, SBID

28 February

Making reuse happen in fit-out

10.15 – 11.15

Introduction.

Flavie Lowres, FIS Sustainability Lead

Reuse initiatives.

Andrew Stammers, HSQE Manager, Optima

A contractors viewpoint.

Sara Lopez, Environmental and Sustainability Manager, BW: Workplace Experts

Aligning Specifications to support reuse.

Rachel Hoolahan, Associate, Orms

The importance of urban miners.

Katherine Adams, Director, Reusefully

The importance of collaboration to deliver a sustainable fit-out

11.35 – 12.35

Introduction.

Flavie Lowres, FIS Sustainability Lead

How clients can raise the bar for sustainability requirements.

Emily Samoluk, Sustainability Manager, British Land

How can collaboration and early engagement can help drive better sustainable outcomes.

What needs to change in terms of our approach to Responsible Sourcing.

Chris Webb, TP Bennett

The critical elements of sustainable fit-out.

Peter Kelly, ISG

Measuring and understanding sustainability within the project
13:40 – 14:40

Introduction.

Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive

SKARating: What is your favourite Good Practice Measure.

Why we need an agile approach to measuring impact.

How can we improve the measurement of project impact.

Elina Grigoriou, Grigoriou Interiors

Delivering Wellbeing through fit-out
15.00 – 16.00

Introduction.

Joe Cilia, FIS Technical Director

How we create environments where people feel inspired.

Ana Rita Martins, Sustainability Lead, MCM

What do we mean by comfort in the workplace.

Paige Hodsman, Ecophon

What we have learned about wellbeing and how we apply this to space.

Vidhi Sharma, Modus Workspace

2024 Speakers

Richard-Bartlet

Richard Bartlett,
Preconstruction Director, Willmott Dixon Interiors

Vanessa Brady OBE,
Founder and CEO, Society of British and International Interior Design

Mark Catchlove,
Director – MillerKnoll Global Insight Group

Professor Noble Francis,
Economics Director, Construction Products Association

Professor Stuart Green,
University of Reading

Ana Rita Martins,
Sustainability Lead, MCM

Kelly Forrest,
Consultant Economist, Barbour ABI

John Roberts,
Engineering Consultant, Priestland Consulting

Dr Katherine Adams,
Director, Reusefully

Peter Kelly,
Sustainability Manager, ISG

Helen Gawor,
Group Director of Strategy and Innovation, ISG

Purvi Parikh,
Modus Workspace

Emily Samoluk,
Sustainability Manager, British Land

Paige Hodsman,
Concept Development Workplace Specialist, UK and IE, Ecophon

Guy McCoig-Lees,
Director, Collins Construction

Scott Bannon,
Divisional Director, Collins Construction

Jayson Crosley,
Director, Turner & Townsend

Sara Lopez,
Environmental and Sustainability Manager, BW: Workplace Experts

May Fawzy,
Founder & Creative Director, MF Design Studio, and President, BIID

Ken Bundy,
Creative Director, Claremont

Attend Workspace Design Show

Workspace Design Show is the networking platform for architects, designers and end-user occupiers, looking to equip themselves with the latest and most insightful trends around workplace interiors. Register now for a complimentary visitor pass and attend Workspace Design Show from 27 – 28 February 2024 at the Business Design Centre.