Professor Jeremy Myerson, Director of WORKTECH Academy, will be speaking at the International Business Festival at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool on the 27th June.

Myerson is a leading researcher, author and activist in workplace design and innovation. His books include the titles Time & Motion and Life of Work. He also holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford.


Jeremy will be accompanied by Robyn Dooley, Founder, Director and Learning Designer at Liverpool’s revolutionary learning programme OH, from 12:10pm – 12:50pm on the Futures Stage.  The topic of discussion will be the ‘Future World of Work: Designing the Workplace of Tomorrow’.


Advances in workplace practice and culture will be discussed with a view to developing further theories as to how design can make a difference to business:


  1. Technological advances in propelling change in the physical workplace. Office culture and design is becoming more tech savvy, portable, social, and collaborative, from virtual reality projections and 3-D printing, to interactive data-driven design and collaborative workstations.
  2. The way people work has fundamentally changed from the hierarchical organisations of just a few years ago, and so have the requirements needed from a workspace.
  3. Multinational corporations like Google and Amazon are predictably leading the way, with open, interactive and inspiring spaces taking over from rows of desks. What can be learnt from this progressive approach? What are the impacts on business performance and what lessons can smaller companies, with smaller budgets, take from these tech giants?


In 2014, the International Business Festival was established as a biennial event that brought some of the world’s most ambitious businesses under one roof to make valuable business connections happen. International Creative Industries Day takes place on the 27th June, during the International Business Festival, and therefore all themes for the day focus on Creative Industries.


The creative industries employ nearly 30 million people and generate global revenues of more than $2 trillion, proving fundamental in the world of business. The creative industries are also revealed as the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. The latest government statistics reveal that the UK’s creative industries contribute £91.8bn to the economy. The creative industries sector encompasses many disciplines including crafts, design and fashion, creative technology and gaming, publishing, film and TV and advertising.


The International Business Festival is staged in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, Liverpool, a city which captures the diversity and dynamism of the global marketplace. It takes place from the 12th – 28th June 2018 and hosts more than 100 individual events, from international conferences to intimate seminars.


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