9-11 May 2023
ICC Sydney

Workspace Design Corner

As Australia moves to more diverse and flexible working styles, tenants and workspaces will increasingly become more design demanding and FM professionals will play a key role in this channel management and specification. Partnered with the Design Institute of Australia, Total Facilities is backing the Workspace Design movement with a dedicated zone on the show floor.


The role of design in maximising staff health, wellbeing and employee engagement has never been more prominent in the modern workspace. Good design promotes collaboration and inspires knowledge transfer, and at Total Facilities 2019 we championed suppliers and service providers for these modern environments with a dedicated feature area onsite.

With tenants and work spaces increasingly becoming more design demanding, this space will allow you to target key FM professionals, architects and building designers who play a key role, in this channel management and specification.



This feature area will showcase exhibitors with quality design and products in the following areas:

• Office and business furniture suppliers
• Lighting suppliers
• Interactive display suppliers
• Fixtures and fittings suppliers
• Finishes suppliers
• Layouts management
• Collaborative technology suppliers

Workspace inspired Speaker Sessions

Future of Work - Are we there yet?

Wednesday 20 March

Workspace expert, Libby Sander looks at leading edge practices with insights and examples from workplaces such as Google and Twitter, with a discussion of trends in smart devices, impact of AI and data monitoring, the impact of design in changing patterns of work and the effects of contingent work in the sharing economy.

How do workplace design and business performance influence each other?

Thursday 21 March

This session explores whether workplace design trends respond to business needs or the extent to which they can influence business performance and how facilities managers need to be equipped to deal with these issues.

Biophilia - a natural approach to building design

Thursday 21 March

Biophilia not only improves productivity, but also has a positive impact on individuals' health, as well the environment.T his session will examine the characteristics of biophilic design, explore potential limitations in terms of building size, function and location and discuss implications for facilities managers.

Workspace Insights

Are open plan offices killing employee interaction?

Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%.

5 design and facility ideas to boost workplace productivity

Productivity is key to optimising workplace performance — and the design and facilities of work spaces play a significant role in increasing productivity, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging collaboration. We’re already experiencing open-plan offices and collaborative spaces, but what about science-backed design, environmental elements, and modular fit outs? Here are five design and facility ideas that can boost workplace productivity.

Green with envy at the office

Research shows that incorporating nature into workplace design has a significant impact on employees’ happiness, wellbeing and productivity. But these global office spaces take it to the next level, with green designs of the highest order each crafted to provide wellbeing and the most serene – and spectacular – working environments for staff. Here are five of the best:

Where to next

Smart Zone and Smart Start Ups

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Energy Efficiency Hub – NEW FOR 2019

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Exhibiting Benefits

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