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Making the best Workspace decision for your business

Pre-pandemic, the workplace was evolving, and many trends that were taking place around re-thinking workspaces have been happening – Covid has just accelerated them.

As the world slowly opens again and employees start to return to the workplace in many locations, all employers across the globe are facing a critical decision. More than ever before, companies have a duty of care to their employees and their wellness. How to evolve their physical workspace to ensure their people remain inspired?

Their workspace will need a refresh for many, especially as they become primary hubs for physical collaboration. Other organizations may need to relocate their workspaces altogether, perhaps to downsize, upsize, or reflect changes to their business models. Whereas others they may seek to remove the physical workspace altogether, fueled by new collaboration technologies.

Join Richard Willeter, Group Strategy Director, Chair of Workspace steering group and our diverse set of panelists from multinational blue chip organizations with global and regional perspectives. Together we will look at global workplace trends and consider the question of Refresh, Relocate or Remove during our webinar session.

Underlying themes we’ll be discussing

  1. Understand the drivers of workplace changes
  2. Exploring the three Rs: Refresh, Relocate or Remove
  3. Hear how other companies are approaching this choice, from different markets and sectors
  4. Interact with expert panelists to uncover key insights

Register for one of the sessions


60 minutes on Tuesday, October 12th – 11 a.m. Hong Kong / 4 p.m. Auckland

Register here

EMEA and the Americas

60 minutes on Wednesday, October 13th  – 4 p.m. London / 11 a.m. New York

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Until then, make the #bestmove for your business and download our latest whitepaper ‘Refresh, Relocate or Remove? Making the best workspace decision for your business’ here.

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Richard Willeter

About the facilitator

Richard Willeter
Director, Group Strategy & Chair of Crown Workspace Global Steering Group

Richard has been part of the Crown family since 2009 and was appointed Director of Group Strategy Program, in March 2017. He is responsible for the execution and delivery of Crown Worldwide’s Group Strategy across our five principal businesses.

As Chairman of Crown Workspace Global Steering Group, he oversees Crown’s strategy for developing and implementing solutions that support all our clients as they transform their own workplaces and working practices into flexible, inspiring and productive environments for all their talent.

APAC panelists

Stephen Weatherseed
Senior Director, Head of Financial Advisory at Mazars, Hong Kong

Stephen is a practicing CPA, coming to Hong Kong in 1989. He has had various management roles regionally and locally, including Managing Director of Mazars in Hong Kong from 2012-2020. Stephen is a Council member of the HKIOD, an Honorary Advisor to the FRC, an Independent Board Member of ESF, and Honorary Treasurer of the Ladies’ Recreation Club. 


Our challenge is staff recruitment and retention, especially the younger generation, and meeting their workspace expectations. Covid has dramatically highlighted how we are able to deliver greater flexibility, as well as technology support. 

Sean Collins
Managing Partner, Talent Mobility Search, Singapore

I am a Managing Partner at Talent Mobility Search, a global mobility recruitment firm and the Founder of Talent Mobility Asia, an independent consulting practice. I have over 20 years’ experience in Asia helping organizations manage and evolve their talent mobility programs. Originally from the U.K., Singapore has been home for 17 years. I have also lived and worked in France, Switzerland, Australia, China and Myanmar. 


Being at the heart of the talent mobility industry I have insight into how companies are opening up to new ways of working, accessing a global talent pool and mobilising talent and roles to meet their business goals. 

Luis Contreras
General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau, Crown Worldwide Group

Luis currently serves as the General Manager for Hong Kong & Macau. His current role oversees the Relocations, World mobility, Fine Art and Workspace business units. Luis has 7 years of experience with Crown and currently sits on the Crown Workspace Global Committee.

Stephen Park

International Mobility Centre APAC, Schneider Electric

Stephen is based in Hong Kong and his remit covers the Asia-Pacific region. Schneider Electric has 135,000 employees worldwide providing energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. Stephen has over 20 years of experience in global relocations, immigration law and expatriate tax management in companies such as Fonterra, Cisco Systems and EY. In 2019, he was awarded the APAC Expatriate Management & Mobility Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility.

EMEA and the Americas panelists

David Russinger
Account Director, Crown Workspace U.K.

David is an extremely self-motivated individual, focused on client relationship management. He has worked in Workspace Moves & Changes for the past 32 Years. David and his business partner formed Premier Moves Ltd in September 1996 as a new company with a vision of improving the service delivery in Business Relocations and over 22 years grew to 200 personnel. Premier Moves was acquired by Crown Workspace in 2018 and has become a U.K. wide company. 


Working with major Corporates and Public Sector organizations, we have had direct access to the challenges faced by these organizations during the pandemic and how they are looking to shape their offices to support the future office environment, with key considerations for Wellness, Collaboration, Sustainability and Financial impact. 

David Thomas
Sr. Director Corporate Real Estate & Facilities, E2open

David serves as the Sr Director of CRE for E2open, the world’s largest cloud-based supply chain management solution. Based in Austin TX, he is responsible for over 40 offices in 16 countries. He oversees the real estate site selection, construction, relocations, and day to day operations. 


Being global there are unique challenges in each region. Disconnects between Execs (saving mindset), Mid Managers (productivity mindset), and the individual (freedom mindset) are a challenge. 

Mahsa Amirizadeh
General Manager / Owner –

I design. I cook. I travel. For the past ten years, I’ve pursued my twin passions of design and construct with equal vigour, aiming to create work that inspires, creates community, and raises cultural, social and environmental awareness. my passion for interior design goes far beyond being a lover of pretty things. My passion stems from that feeling you get from being in a well-designed space. I truly believe that with good design, any space, no matter its condition, has the potential to create a sense of peacefulness, contentedness, and joy. I turned my passion to full time job as an interior designer.


Being able to interact with existing clients who had the new requirements during the pandemic and new clients who seeks new ideas to adopt Made us Office Master post Covid.

David Carey

Head of Facilities Management Consultancy in KSA

David Carey is the Head of Facilities Management Consultancy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for IREP. His role is to develop IREP’s business within this exciting country, sourcing new opportunities and potential partnerships, and is often involved overseeing many of the transformation projects that he enables. He joined IREP full-time in September of 2021, yet he has worked with IREP for over a decade, delivering a range of consulting projects and tender bids.

Martin Atkinson

Head of Space Management, Moves, Adds and Changes, EMEA

CBRE Global Workspace Solutions

A career spanning 30 years specialising in capture and analysis of space, occupancy and utilisation data to promote inspiring workplaces, providing leading move management services across multiple sectors and geographies.

“Crown World Mobility’s webinar was one of the best I attended in 2020 in terms of depth and content. A lot was covered in an hour and I got a lot out of it!”

Rita Chye, Head, International Mobility & Corporate Travel, Group Human Resources – UOB

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