This past year I’ve been traveling, working, and writing out of over 80 different shared workspace and coworking spaces in 50+ cities around the world. It wasn’t until this past week that I had the opportunity, for the first time, to get together with people from across all sectors of the industry. 

I am talking about GCUC UK. 

From the moment the event started on the rooftop of a building overlooking the Thames River to the closing remarks, I was meeting owners, operators, builders, 3rd party suppliers, brokers, investors, managers, and many others who were each shedding a new light on the industry. 

Each new connection further expanded my understanding of where we were as an industry, but it also sparked ideas that I could share in the future. After all, knowledge, connections, and growing together is why we decided to come together for a conference in the first place.

Day one covered a number of topics including a discussion from The Office Group founders to a look at wellness in the industry. Day 2 was focused more on corporates, mastermind groups, as well as the unconference portion of the event, where attendees get to create their own content and vote on which topics to discuss.

Day 3 involved a group of coworking tours. As a digital nomad traveling and writing about coworking spaces around the world, this was the day I was most looking forward to. I have to admit, I was curious about the dynamic of touring spaces together with space owners, operators, industry professionals, and future entrants. 

It was quite the experience, as I got to hear and share in on perspectives I wouldn’t have typically thought of.

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