AIA Vietnam x Dreamplex Webinar Series: Innovation at Work

Session 1 will be delivered in English from 4h30 to 5h30 on 5th May via Zoom.

For many companies in Vietnam and abroad, Innovation is a key pillar to grow and be competitive in the market. How can office design create more innovation? And how can innovation create better offices?

We speak with 3 experts from the region about this. Some key questions include:

  • What is innovation to you?
  • What does an “innovative” office look like?
  • Is innovation technology, or something else as well?
  • (How) does the office design affect innovation?
  • What are some innovations that you predict the future office will (need to) have?

With our guest speakers:

  • Tuan Le, Founder, The Lab Saigon, who designed the AIA Vietnam Head Office (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • James Woodburn, Head of Real Estate – Asia, WPP (Hong Kong)
  • Jessica Carr, Workplace Director APAC, Sodexo (Singapore)

Date & Time: 5th May | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

The session will be delivered in English via Zoom.

Get to know our guest speakers

Tuan Le, Creative Director/Co-Founder, The Lab Saigon, a multidisciplinary design studio.

At The Lab, his diverse team worked closely with AIA Vietnam leadership to conceptualize and redesign their head office, sales offices (GA NEXTs), training centers (AIA Exchange), and financial services cafe (Nest by AIA). He has served as Creative Director on diverse design projects such as cocktail lounges, office designs, exhibitions, factory showrooms, concept stores, music videos, and an annual national HIV Awareness Campaign.

He hosts a top-rated podcast series about the intersection of Marketing, Art, and Design on Vietcetera. He also owns several food and beverage businesses in Saigon and Hanoi.

James Woodburn, Head of Real Estate – Asia, WPP
James heads the real estate team in Asia for WPP which houses approx. 30,000 staff across 19 countries in the region. His team works with the businesses in delivering new campuses and workplaces together with the ongoing coordinated facility management. Covid has seen an acceleration of the pace of change and a renewed focus on agility; experience and sustainability and the team have embraced this challenge with open arms.

Jessica Carr, Workplace Director APAC, Sodexo

15 Years’ experience in the design and workplace strategy industry.

Jessica leads the Workplace Services within Sodexo Corporate Services APAC, and is also the Studio lead for Wx APAC: A consulting studio that consults studios that helps companies quantify and improve their workplace experience.

About AIA Vietnam

AIA Vietnam officially started operations in Vietnam in February 2000. Today, 20 years after its inception, AIA Vietnam has grown to be a trusted brand in Vietnam.
Over the last 20 years, AIA Vietnam has been focusing on laying a strong foundation for its sustainable growth through the training and development of its human resources. AIA Vietnam has established a network of more than 170 offices in 53 provinces and cities nationwide and serves the holders more 1,000,000 policies across the country. Notably, AIA Vietnam is proud to announce that the company has been confirmed as a Great Place to Work which will now cover the period of Sep 2020 to Aug 2021. 2020 is the 3rd year in a row that AIA Vietnam has achieved this honorable certification from the global executive advisory and culture consulting services Great Place to Work® Institute.

About Dreamplex

Dreamplex creates “A Better Day at Work” that perfectly meets the needs of fast-growing companies who understand that their young employees expect more from their workplace. Well-designed private, branded offices, 5-star hospitality-level care and an engaging program of social activities, training & development, and wellbeing initiatives help those companies attract, engage, and retain Millennial and Gen Z talent in Vietnam. Dreamplex has 5 locations across Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and looks to expand further in 2021 to create a better workplace for even more people-centric companies and their employees.

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