Looking ahead to tomorrow at Lyreco’s first ever ‘Hub’ event.

As we near the end of another decade, it’s tempting to look back at the achievements and challenges of the past ten years. Yet it’s perhaps more productive – not to mention thought-provoking – to look forward to the possibility and potential of the decade that stretches out ahead. At our inaugural Hub by Lyreco event, at the Aviation House in Holborn, London on 26 November, we’ll do just that, with the help of three inspirational business speakers (and a surprise or two).

Here at Lyreco, we created The Hub as a forum for the issues, ideas and insights that really matter in modern business, and to ask how we can work better together. It’s an opportunity for the friends of the Lyreco family – our clients, suppliers, teams and more – to get together to learn something new and come away fully updated and inspired. Then, when the speaking’s done, we’ll eat, drink and network the night away.

Our launch event is called ‘Future Me. Future You. Future Us’. We’ll look at our future as professionals, as colleagues and as groups, with incredible guest speakers who’ll shed some light on diverse aspects of tomorrow’s talents, teams and workplaces.

Our first speaker, Elise Finn, is a renowned business and personal coach with expertise in areas as diverse as confidence and impact building, and achieving work-life success. She’ll reveal more about the challenges of Impostor Syndrome – and show how we can improve our future selves by conquering what’s holding us back, and learning to say goodbye to the nagging little voice in our head that says ‘you’re not good enough’.

Next it’s the turn of award-winning B2B agency founder Linsay Duncan. Linsay is a passionate advocate for bringing the sales and marketing functions together – and lessening the tension between the two. In fact, it’s been the thread that runs through her 20+ year career. This is set to be a practical and insightful session with immediate ideas for enhancing collaboration between your key revenue-driving, customer-facing teams.

Finally, we’ll hear from Will Higham, who is a leading authority on innovation and strategy. Today, along with running his consultancy Next Big Thing, he’s the author of the recent report on the long-term health of office workers, ‘The Work Colleague of the Future’, which paints a bleak picture of tomorrow’s workplace. With the help of ‘Emma’ – a life-sized model of the future office colleague – he’ll explain the startling implications of present trends… and point to ways in which we might start to work smarter and healthier.

Like the sound of all that? It’s not too late to join us – and registration is free. You can sign up here.