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Join our campfire session about Beyond the office

Before Covid, workplace was considered a typical topic for facility management. Now it has become a more crucial part of company-wide strategy. As one of our keynote speakers says: “The post-mandatory-WorkFromHome world has become a conversation with the most senior executives.”
In this session we will find out how hybrid working is changing the way we work.

What are your thoughts and opinions? Please share them with us.

Want to contribute with your ideas? Want to participate in the session?

Sign up by sending an email to Sanne Smeets:

We’ll send you the Pakhuis-de-Zwijger-Zoom-details soon.

Save the date:
Monday March 15
12.00 – 13.30
(limited spots available)
(session is in English)

More about the program

In collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger.
More about our Beyond the office-approach

Keynote speakers:

Marlene Sybrandy – ABN AMRO

Marlene Sybrandy

ABN AMRO is one of the leading banks in The Netherlands, with more than 300 years of history. ABN AMRO will redevelop the second main office in Amsterdam Zuidoost into a state-of-the-art sustainable workplace; a place to share ideas, meet colleagues and brainstorm new services.
Alongside, ABN AMRO will sell-and lease back part of the Amsterdam Zuid headquarter office.

Ms. Marlene Sybrandy is Head of Category Teams FM and Lead Workspace in ABN AMRO’s Future of Work core-team. She has had several management functions at Unilever, Landal Green Parks and ABN AMRO. Ms. Sybrandy earned her MSc in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Delft.

Stephen Bertrand – Bain & Company

Stephen Bertrand

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Active from 59 offices in 37 countries, they serve more than 60% of the companies listed in the Fortune Global 500. They are a workplace favorite themselves, being ranked number 1 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list and having maintained its spot in the top four on Glassdoor’s list for the last 13 years.

Mr. Stephen Bertrand is a partner in Bain’s technology practice, based in Amsterdam. He was Amsterdam managing partner and his research on the telecommunications and technology sectors has been profiled in the Financial Times, Banking Business Review and local trade and business publications across Europe and Asia. He is also the co-author of several reports on mobile and cloud technologies, including, “Mobile payments: Finally ready to take off?,” “Selling the cloud,” and “The five faces of the cloud.” He earned his MBA from the University of Western Ontario, graduating as the gold medalist. He also holds an MSc and BSc (Hon.) in molecular biology from the University of Ottawa, graduating magna cum laude.

Francesco Messori – D/DOCK


D/DOCK is a global design studio with TEFKAO’s (the environments formerly known as office) in Amsterdam and Chengdu. As co-founder and Creative Director, Francesco is a pioneer when it comes to environmental design. He has worked with many well-known designers such as Andrea Branzi, Marcel Wanders and architect and founder of the Cradle to Cradle principle William McDonough, while being an architect and former teacher at the Domus Academy in Milan. Always intrigued by people’s motives, he leads the studio with great passion and curiosity to the unknown. 


Moderator – Susanne Heering

Susanne Heering

Presenter and reporter @ AT5 and Pakhuis de Zwijger
Susanne works with humor to stimulate participants to make relevant statements, she makes them feel comfortable while sharing their opinions and works toward a mutual understanding. Don’t worry, Susanne makes sure everybody participates in this session.



Want to know about our previous campfire sessions? (before the Covid19-crisis)