Speakers

Muhannad Al Salhi
General Manager WeWork Italy & Spain

Muhannad Al Salhi is the General Manager for WeWork Italy and Iberia, leading the regional implementation of the global strategic direction. Prior to his role as General Manager, he was based in London for WeWork as the Deputy Head of Growth with responsibility of the EMEA region.
Before joining WeWork, Muhannad had an extensive sales-marketing experience in the IT industry and leading the italian and spanish teams as Head of Sales for Italy and Spain for the global e-commerce marketplace Groupon.

Rocío Vielva
Director of Management, Strategy and Work Café Network at Banco Santander

With a degree in Business Management and Administration from the University of Cantabria, almost her entire professional career has been linked to Santander.
She currently holds the position of Director of Management, Strategy and Network ,Work Café of Banco Santander in Spain, and is responsible for directing and implementing the new relationship model, Work Café, a new concept of distribution, disruptive and innovative in the financial system.
In the 21 years she has been working at Santander, she has assumed different positions of responsibility. In 2014, she was appointed area manager ,in 2016 she was made nationally responsible for Commercial Systematics in Santander , assuming two years later the Commercial Management of Cantabria (her homeland) and later the Territorial Management of Cantabria Asturias (first woman to hold this position in the history of the Bank).
That same year she received recognition for leadership and senior management at the Businesswoman Award Gala.
Distinction of Honor awarded by the Bansander Club for her professional career.
Member of the group of influential women of Cantabria (committed to diversity and inclusion).
Multifaceted professional, committed, generous, strong and "all-rounder", who takes on each project with great enthusiasm and passion.

Carlota Lago
Manager Residential Developments for Rent Iberia

In the last 6 years he has worked in Grupo Lar in multiple projects. Now as Promotions Manager she is leading, among others, the first Co-living project of the company. Grupo Lar has always been committed to innovation in different areas, including providing new solutions to different ways of living and Co-living is one of them. Carlota, with a background in architecture and a master's degree in management from IE Business School, focuses her specialty on project management. She develops her work managing from the beginning all those involved both from the technical and urbanistic point of view, as well as economically so that the projects maximize their value and become a reality.

Fernando Sánchez-Crespo Ateca
Manager WOJO

Hotel industry executive with more than 20 years of experience. Currently Manager at Wojo Poblenou and representative of the company in Spain. Previously CEO of Kanaola Bikes, CEO and founder of Ace Cafe Barcelona.
Held several key positions in hotel chains for over 13 years, including VP of sales and marketing and General Manager of a hotel division.
PDG from IESE, Executive MBA from IE, Certificate in Revenue & Strategic Management from Cornell University and University of Deusto.

Paulo Palha
Head of Iberia Letswork

In the last 20 years, he has been involved in multiple projects, from the banking sector to the hotel industry. In 2011, without a physical office, Paulo launched The Most Perfect View, named best travel website in the world by The Webby Awards in 2013. Later, in 2018, it was time to launch Travideo, a video-based platform designed to inspire would-be travellers around the world.

When the pandemic hit, it was time to launch Krow, an app designed to connect remote workers and hotels.

In 2022, Letswork (Dubai), the largest coworking platform in the Middle East with more than 30,000 members, acquired Krow, and Paulo to take over Iberia, developing Letswork in Portugal and Spain, contracting new coworking spaces (coworking, hotels and cafés) and on the demand side (freelancers, digital nomads, companies, etc).

Jesse Derkx
Director - Agile Practice EMEA. CBRE

During an internship at a media agency in his early twenties, Jesse was offered to stay on a long term basis. He rejected the job offer, because he couldn’t imagine his life in an office all day. Out of this aversion to the office, grew a love for coworking spaces, which proved that working at an office could be dynamic, fun and productive. After being a user of these spaces, Jesse joined Barcelona-based operator OneCoWork and learned about the day-to-day operations and financials behind this concept. As commercial director, he was responsible for the high occupancy of the centres, positioning the brand, improving on product offering, and maintaining relations with internal and external stakeholders.
As coworking became more mainstream, Jesse joined CBRE to set up the Agile Practice (flex) department. This department helps operators by introducing new clients to them, as well as assisting in their expansion plans. Since late last year, he has taken up an initiative on the EMEA level in which CBRE helps larger companies and multinationals introducing flex elements in their real estate portfolios. As such, the department uses technology to analyse these portfolios and understand where flexibility can be introduced as an optimisation tool.

Sarah Colwell
Research Manager, The Instant Group

Sarah works as a Research Manager within The Instant Group’s Research and Insight team, focussing on primary research and generating market insight reports. Since her move to Instant in 2003, Sarah has worked across various departments, establishing her as a leading flex workspace expert. Her diverse experience injects innovation into our research and encourages us to rethink how we analyse data.

Pablo Ochoa
Senior Corporate Account Manager, The Instant Group

Pablo joined the Instant Group in 2017 in London and is currently based in Madrid working as  Senior Corporate Account Manager. He provides clients with advice from the identification of flexible solutions, guiding and assisting through the commercial negotiation process until contract execution. Throughout his time at Instant, Pablo has developed deep Operator relationships across EMEA. He has been able to navigate and leverage this position for the commercial benefit of his clients. Pablo is recognised as having regional expertise throughout EMEA particularly in southern/eastern Europe and the Nordics. He has delivered across region on behalf of major multinationals such as Shell, Amazon, Alibaba and Booking.com

Gabi Espin
CEO and Co-founder Aticco

Restless and passionate engineer. After graduating from ESADE in Business Administration and Management , he founded Anyplast in 2014, an e-marketplace company for recycled plastic. But he needed a project that would never let him get bored. So he visualized Aticco as a meeting place where creativity and innovation would move the community to continue growing and improving with enthusiasm.

 

Carlos Almansa
Co-Founder Nexudus

Co-founder of Nexudus, coworking and flex workspaces management software with presence in more than 90 countries. Since 2012 we have worked with thousands of spaces around the world helping them to automate daily processes as well as maintain a more fluid communication with their community of members.

David Uriarte
CEO Aticco Living

CEO of Aticco Living, a Spanish leading brand and operator that designs, leases, and manages coliving properties. Aticco Living is part of the ecosystem of Aticco IESE & Georgetown MBA, former BCG consultant, senior executive, advisor and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of relevant experience. Digital and people passionated, optimistic, flexible, with a strong strategic vision and leadership.
Partner in Horvent and GuestPro, leading new generation SaaS to manage hotels, bookings and guests and associate Professor in Service Management at Toulouse Business School. Previously, he was Sales & Marketing in PGI Management, Managing Director in Pierre Vacances Center Parcs and several executives positions in Barceló.

Ben Tannenbaum
Cofounder CoworkIntel

Cofounder at CoworkIntel. He has a background in data engineering and is eager to bring the power of competitive intelligence to the world of flexible workspaces and coworking

Manu
CEO CoworkingSpain.es

Promoter of the philosophy and the industry of coworking in Spain.

Founder of the coworking space search engine CoworkingSpain.es and organizer of the Spanish Coworking Conference CwSC

Raquel Traba Galisteo
Cofundadora y CEO de TRIPLE

She is a strategic consultant and entrepreneur focusing on helping companies design innovative business models. Raquel has a Law Degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid and an MBA from York St John University, United Kingdom. On the entrepreneurial side, she has founded several companies, all of which are active today. They are Los Placeres de Lola (2004), BS Atelier (2007), Anomalía Consultora (2016), TRIPLE (2018) and We Go Wild Travel (2020).

Emily Amann
Ambassador SUPER® Spain

Ambassador in Spain, based in Valencia. She is a Circular Economy Consultant and Entrepreneurship Programmes Manager, with more than 9 years of experience coordinating and leading market-based approaches to strengthen local economies through international development cooperation, business creation, public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder capacity-building and training initiatives in Latin America and Europe. Emily holds a BSc in Economics and a master’s degree in International Development (Univ. of Vienna-Austria) and has also worked as a mentor in UC Berkeley’s Circular Economy Online Course.

 Nacho Rodríguez
CEO and Founder Repeople

Founder at repeople, designing and building an ecosystem for remote workers in the Canary Islands that drives a positive socio-economic impact. 

Pauline Roussel
Co-founder and CEO Coworkies

Pauline Roussel is the co-founder and CEO of Coworkies, a global job board targeted at the coworking and flexible workspace industry. Over the last 5 years, and together with her partner Dimitar Inchev, the duo traveled the world of collaborative workspaces to better understand their impact on a global scale. Visiting over 400 coworking, coliving and makerspaces across 47 cities have pushed Pauline and Dimitar to write a book called "Around The World in 250 Coworking Spaces." The book explores different approaches to coworking and offers an opportunity to founders from around the world to share their stories with a larger audience. 

Estela Martín
Abogada & Responsable de Comunicación Corporativa SincroGO

Lawyer and Director of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at SincroGO. Named one of the 15 Linkedin Top Voices Spain 2020. Degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid and in Law from the UNED. Regular speaker at various forums on labor issues and strategic management of people. Member of the Asociación de Comunicadores e Informadores Jurídicos (ACIJUR) and of the DESC-LABOR research group (pioneer group in research on the right to digital disconnection in Spain, including the issue of telework). Passionate about strategic people management.

As DirCom of SincroGO, the company has won several awards and recognitions in recent years (some, for our smart working & work-life balance model): Special mention "TOP Placers 2021 "in the international GO Global Awards, Madrid Flexible Company Award 2020, ARHOE Award (companies category) in 2020, Alares Award (Executives category) in 2020 and "The Communication of Value for SMEs" Award 2019, among others.

aurea rivela utopicus
Utopicus Business Director

Utopicus Business Director, coordinating and managing the flexible spaces business at a strategic level.
Her experience, both in organizations of all sizes and from different sectors, as well as in technological and creative variants, has led her to focus mainly on business development at a strategic level in the Spanish business scene. In addition, Áurea stands out for her closeness and professionalism when it comes to communicating, managing projects and leading teams.

Cristina Trilles
CEO Vortex Coworking

Cristina opened the doors of Vortex Playa in January 2018, a coworking space near the beach and the Marina of Valencia. Two years later, she inaugurated the second space, Vortex Centro, in the financial and commercial heart of Valencia. The two coworking spaces are similar, with a capacity of just over 50 members each, divided into open work areas, private offices, meeting rooms and event areas. A “boutique” coworking concept where community, location and design are the cornerstone of Vortex Coworking.

Nacho Cambralla
CEO Wayco

He has worked in different areas of a company: ICT, Marketing and Human Resources. He was trained as a Computer Science Engineer and a Master in Business Administration although he is always in "permanent learning".
In 2012 he started a new journey to help and advise companies and entrepreneurs to advance and innovate in their management model. He has a multidisciplinary profile with a broad vision of the functioning of organizations.
Since 2015 manage Wayco, the largest coworking space in Valencia, from where he explores new trends in ways of working, social transformation in the digital age and with special interest in the new organizational culture of the most avant-garde companies.

Laia Benaigues
Creadora l'Espai La Magrana

Creator and manager of l'Espai La Magrana. Co-founder of XECC (Xarxa d'Espais Coworking del Camp de Tarragona) together with El Taller Coworking and Vapor Lab. Degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Master in Political and Institutional Communication. She works as a freelance in digital communication projects and organization of proximity events. Because she believes in her territory, in her people and in innovative projects that grow outside the big capitals.

Marc Navarro
Coworking Consultant

I'm Marc Navarro, coworking consultant. I help companies to create more productive work environments that improve the life and performance of people at a professional level. All with the objective that they obtain the best possible results. I have specialized in the design and execution of new coworking spaces, advising its promoters from the first phase of incubation of the project to the distribution of the space to maximize the facilities.

I am also speaker, content curator and I write about coworking, for companies and organizations of the sector. I have worked as a space director and responsible for strategy in spaces such as Utopicus and CREC Coworking. I am the content director of the CoworkingSpain Conference, content curator in the Coworking Unconference Asia and Advisor of the Latam Coworking Summit.

Joana Carvalho
Co-founder. Dinamo10 Creative Hub

She is the architect and founder of the creative hub DINAMO10, in Viana do Castelo. She started this community with the conviction that interaction and exchange are key factors for creativity, innovation and success.
After 4 years in Barcelona, in 2007 he returned to his hometown to found his architecture studio and, 3 years later, to create one of the first coworking spaces in Portugal, with the ambition to grow in impact rather than size.
Since 2017 he is part of the European Creative Hubs Network, a community that promotes innovation through the cultural and creative sector.
In 2016 he co-founded Viana Tech Meetups, which seek to be a meeting point for professionals in the technology sector, where he has the role of making the connection with the creative sector.
Since 2019 he is a member of Creative Commons Portugal, where he seeks to implement projects with relevance to the creative community, such as CC Local Point, an initiative of DINAMO10.

Javier Reina
CEO Business World Alicante

CEO of Reina's Capital, a company specialized in investing in the Coworking sector and co-founder of Custom Suits.
Javier has participated in the development of a new concept of hybrid workspace in Spain, transforming the first shopping center into a Workspace.
It has also created an investment vehicle for the acquisition of shopping centers and their subsequent transformation into flexible spaces called Life & Business and Work City.
Custom Suits currently manages 9 flexible spaces in Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with an area of ​​23,550 m² of GLA under management under brands of Networkia, Panoramis Life & Business, Worksite Neville, Oasiz and Business World Alicante.

Lisa Zakharka
COO Aticco Ecosystem

Lisa Zakharka, current COO of Aticco Ecosystem, with over seven years of experience in hotel management and having pre-opened and managed eight hotels; will share the importance of processes and how they are the cornerstone in the growth of a space. We will share a roadmap to understand how to optimize processes and identify the key processes for the proper functioning of spaces. Because ordering the operation of the space is essential to improve the service and optimize the time you spend managing it.

Maria Montis Kramer
Director of Operations and LOOM Spaces

Responsible for the operations of the 13 LOOM spaces in Madrid and Barcelona.
She is part of LOOM since its foundation (2017) as General Manager becoming responsible for the Operations since the integration of the company in MERLIN PROPERTIES (2019), from the daily operations of the spaces, the processes and the technology that supports it, the design and execution of programming and activities, the LOOM community, the management of the internal team, administrative responsibilities among other functions, etc.
Additionally, he also acts as LOOM's spokesperson in radio, written press and audiovisual programs on the Internet, as well as in lectures at Universities. Lawyer by training, and former MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (2009), she has worked in Cuatrecasas Abogados, ING financial group (15 years) both as a senior lawyer in the Real Estate area as well as Legal Director of Corporate Banking, additionally worked as Co-Director of Sponsorships of the Teatro Real and the Friends of the Teatro Real Foundation, returning to the real estate world with her current responsibilities in LOOM /MERLIN.

Carles Nogues
Hospitality managment

I am Carles, born and raised in Barcelona. I coursed my studies in hotel management at EUHT Sant Pol. I have recently joined The Student Hotel as GM. Jumping into the Coworking-Coliving business. I had previous experience as Catering GM and also had been involved in Hotel management operations. Excited with the world of hospitality and eager to live new experiences within the sector.

Estela Márquez
Coworking Vigo

Graduated in Business Administration and MBA by ISIDE Estela has been working as a financial consultant in DOSVALOR JH for more than 9 years offering solutions that maximize the value and performance of the company, as well as developing valuations, plans of uses, feasibility and financial plans for companies and Public Administrations.
Combined with his consulting work, he manages since its birth in 2014 VIGO COWORKING. With two spaces today located in the center of the Olivic city, it has more than 1,000 square meters of facilities and more than 100 regular users. Enthusiastic, curious and close, it has created a consolidated, dynamic and varied community that continues to grow day by day.

Igor Dzhebyan
Ukraine Coworking Association

Igor Dzhebyan is a Ukrainian entrepreneur who, for the last 14 years, has been living in different countries (South Korea, Chile, Israel) and traveling the world. He is currently the VP at Ukrainian Coworking Association — Ukraine's national NGO supporting local coworking communities and flex space businesses. Igor is also the CEO and co-founder at andcards — a coworking platform used by hundreds of spaces in 30+ countries. During the war in Ukraine, Igor is working to support Ukraine's coworking community and provide relief. Igor enjoys travel, the digital nomad lifestyle, learning about new cultures, and coworking ecosystems.

Naiara Chaler
Chief Innovation Officer and Partnerships Manager at Aticco Ecosystem

Naiara joined the Aticco team 3 years ago when Aticco started to grow as a coworking operator, and helped the founding team to build this entrepreneurial & innovation ecosystem. At this moment she is Chief Innovation Office & Partnerships Manager at the group that offers flexible workspaces and coliving solutions, as well as an acceleration program for Seed startups. Previously she was Success & Operations Manager at the crowdfunding platform Ulule in Spain, and Project & Community Manager at the independent publisher Play Attitude. She loves connecting dots, building relationships, and helping entrepreneurs.

Dania Cotlear Stuart
Head of Jeff Works

International executive with over 15 years of marketing experience. Since 2018 she has been working at Jeff where she has also served as Head of Marketing & Communications, and now leads the Jeff Works business unit. In 2013, she opened the PR agency TOC Asociados and started a regional career managing KAYAK, HTC, Riot Games accounts for Peru and Latin America. Dania has a degree in Communication Sciences and an MBA (IAE - Argentina).

Bernie J Mitchell
Co-lead - European Coworking Assembly

Bernie has been active in the coworking industry since 2010; he advocates freelancing, remote work and 15-minute city movements.
He is co-founder of the London Coworking Assembly, where he works on the Coworking I.D.E.A. Project and UrbanMBA.
In the European Coworking Assembly  Bernie is part of the team that produces the Coworking Values Podcast which is now publishing in Spanish.
Bernie is Chief Operations Officer at Velvet Platform and which build fintech products within the coworking and co-living industry.

Adriana Fort
Fundadora Home Work Coworking

Adriana Fort is the founder and manager of Home Work Coworking, a space on the Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona. Like many other managers of small spaces, she combines this activity with video editing and motion graphics.
When she started her adventure in 2014, she did it with the desire to meet people from around the world. In these 9 years she has gone through many stages and now she wants to promote the space for women entrepreneurs and support conscious and sustainable projects. She loves what the sector can bring to independent professionals: “you can meet people to start a new project with and people you could write a book about, what is clear is that there is no time to get bored”.

Núria Martínez Teixidó
Community Builder & Events Ambassador en Aticco Workspaces

Núria joined the Aticco team as Community Builder & Events Ambassador and is currently Community Events Leader. Over 7 years of experience in tourism, she always takes the opportunity to get to know the community and offer them the best experience. One of her passions is to generate bonds between coworkers so they understand they are all part of one big family. To date she has collaborated with powerful events such as TEDx, Friends of Figma or Fuckup Nights thanks to their partnership with Aticco Workspaces.

Jeannine Van der Linden
Director at Coworking Europe Assembly

Jeannine van der Linden is the third generation of accidental entrepreneur in her family, following the path of  her grandmother and mother.

After immigrating to the Netherlands, Jeannine founded DeKamer (based in the Netherlands) in, a network of coworking spaces targeted at startups and entrepreneurs. The DeKamer community led in many ways to the next venture as CEO of Velvet BV and Velvet Community, founded together with a former coworker in DeKamer, Alex Zelinskis.

Jeannine sees Coworking as the infrastructure of the Future of Work which also led her to become Director of the European Coworking Assembly in 2016.

Her background is in Law and she has been a practicing attorney since 1993.   

Jeannine is dedicated to supporting the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems and communities. A resident of two nations: Oosterhout, The Netherlands and/or in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 

 

Javier Mateo
Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship at València Activa

Developing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Valencia.

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