The Businesses and Their Users (R)evolution: How are Global Business Districts Adapting?

The world is changing, so are Businesses and Their Users: How are Global Business Districts Adapting?


Technological and cultural changes have always advanced the professional environment. The rise of start-ups, uberization of services, big data, open data, connected objects, smart building and smart office, challenges of sustainable development, new expectations of employees regarding their work environment, new user journeys at the heart of the building , flex office and desk sharing, third places …. Accelerated by pandemic, this ( r )evolution in recent months have had an impact on the concept of corporate real estate. Faced with the changing needs of businesses and their users, global business districts must adapt.

Global business districts are designed to be sustainable and connected. But above all, they must be human beings by putting their users back at the heart of their concept. Solutions for work life balance, new communication channels, and its new using types must accompany reflection. The challenge is then to offer answers by bringing intelligence to the work environment and allowing it to “work differently”, in a more nomadic, collaborative, and creative way.

 What services should be provided to companies and their employees?

What are the innovations in terms of offices conception in the new towers that make it possible to be closer to the expectations of companies and to the well-being of its employees?

Experts representing the Paris La Défense area will try to answer these questions.

The Panel Themes

  • The business district as a ground for innovative solutions
  • Corporate real estate trends
  • Human-Centered City Design For A Post-Pandemic World
  • Innovative solutions in the heart of new projects
  • The well-being and positive experience of employees at the heart of company strategy
  • New service solutions offered to help managing work life balance