Reshaping Work is a non-profit initiative headquartered in Amsterdam, which took off in 2016 in order to bring different stakeholders together to jointly discuss the future of work and find ways to shape it.
Reshaping Work conference discusses the most prominent issues in regards to the platform economy, and digital innovations more broadly. This intimate event gathers 200-250 people for continental-level conferences (the European-level conference is held every October in Amsterdam), while the regional-level events are confined to 100-150 experts on the topic, who have interest or stakes in a particular geographic region.
Reshaping Work events are unique in the sense that they bring different stakeholders together, from academics, to business leaders, and policy makers. Previous events have been attended by academics from leading universities (e.g. Oxford University, Harvard University, University of Amsterdam), representatives of major companies and startups (e.g. Uber, Deliveroo, Google, Deloitte, KPMG, FedX), public/policy leaders (e.g. OECD, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, European Union), and labor union representatives (e.g. IWGB, FNV).
Some of the prominent speakers at the event in Amsterdam included Benjamin Sachs, law scholar at Harvard University, Juliet Schor, Sociology Professor at Boston College, Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive at RSA and former policy advisor to Tony Blair, Stijn Verstijnen, Country Manager at Deliveroo Netherlands, and Laurin Sepoetro, Senior Official at EU Public Policy at Uber.