After a conference day filled with interesting discussions, we invite you to a more relaxed ambient to enjoy a delicious meal and engage in informal discussions around the platform economy with the fellow conference attendees.

Connect with Experts

During the networking dinner, each table will be hosted by a representative of a company/organization. You will get a chance to decide with whom you wish to enjoy a delicious meal, while engaging in fruitful discussions.

Table hosts:

RSA & Forward Institute - Hosted by Matthew Taylor & Ruth Turner

This table will be hosted by Matthew Taylor, who is Chief Executive of the RSA Рa high-profile 263-year-old think tank and membership organisation based in London. He was also chair of a UK Government review of modern work, commissioned by the UK’s Prime Minister in 2016. His particular interests are the future of work, public service reform, and democratic renewal. Matthew is co-hosting with his wife Ruth Turner, who is programme director for the Forward Institute Рa fast growing ethical leadership start-up, which works intensively with next generation leaders in major public, private, and third-sector organisations. If you join their table, they would enjoy discussing how to renew the public’s confidence in a better future for humanity.

UberEats - Hosted by Emilie Boman & Laurin Sepoetro

The Uber Eats table will be hosted by Emilie Boman and Laurin Sepoetro. Emilie is based in San Francisco and leads global public policy for Uber Eats. Laurin is based in Brussels and leads Uber’s policy thinking on Future of Work at EU level. Both are looking forward to discussing how Uber thinks about the future of work and what role platforms can play in both opening up new economic opportunities and addressing some of the challenges independent workers are facing.

KIN (VU Amsterdam) - Hosted by Hans Berends & Marleen Huysman

This table will be hosted by Professor dr. Marleen Huysman and Professor dr. ir. Hans Berends. Marleen Huysman is professor on Knowledge & Organization at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she heads the department of Information, Logistics, and Innovation, and she is also the director of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation. Her research is mostly focused on topics related to the future of work, and she regularly reaches out to the public for example in a recent interview in NRC. Hans Berends is professor of Innovation & Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is the program director of the MSc program on Digital Business & Innovation. His research focuses on the organizing of digital innovation, for example through interorganizational collaboration, as well as new forms of collaboration enabled by digital platforms. Join our table to talk about the ways digital innovation & transformation influence how we work, collaborate, and innovate in organizations. For more information about our work, please visit:

Deloitte - Hosted by Bart Moen & Niels Nuyens

Our table will focus discussion on the key drivers for the Future of Work. We will share experiences about ways an organization can deal with challenges related to technology and workforce demographic change. The table will be hosted by Bart Moen, Partner at Human Capital Consulting, and Niels Nuyens, Senior Manager Technology Consulting. Bart and Niels will share how Deloitte is addressing these challenges and facilitate a conversation at the table for others to share insights from their organizations.

KPMG - Hosted by Roel Menken & Jochem Pasman

This table will be hosted by Roel Menken, Partner representing Workforce of the Future initiative within KPMG, and Jochem Pasman, Senior Manager Platform Advisory practice. During the dinner, we would like to encourage sharing of ideas around the ways we can organize by adding a flexible layer of work for knowledge workers. Furthermore, what differences do we see between task and knowledge-oriented work? We are looking forward to sharing insights from our experiences as well as hearing your ideas on the topic.

City of Amsterdam ‚Äď Hosted by Ger Baron & Femke Blokhuis

This dinner table will be hosted by Ger Baron, the Chief Technology Officer at the City of Amsterdam, and Femke Blokhuis, the Project Manager for the platform economy. As the City of Amsterdam, our main challenge is to strike a balance between innovation and novel concepts, while making sure our city is developing in the right direction and ensuring that rights of all involved in the platform economy are met. We are eager to learn from your experiences, challenges, and good practices regarding the platform economy, and of course, we are looking forward to sharing our own. - Hosted by Laura Esnaola and Dirk Kasten

The dinner table will be hosted by Europe¬īs Managing Director Laura¬†Esnaola. is the world‚Äôs largest online destination for finding and managing family care. Laura also founded ¬īCare¬†With¬†Care¬ī, a cross-border recruiting and training platform that connects unemployed nurses with health care employers in Germany. Over the past year, Laura launched a training program called ‚ÄúCare Forward‚ÄĚ that helps refugee women enter the labour market and designed an awareness campaign to break down families¬ī biases towards hiring refugees. In her free time, she plays concerts with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Laura is co-hosting with Dirk Kasten, Senior Director Corporate Communications at Europe in Berlin. As a father of four, Dirk¬†is interested¬†in discussing the¬†role of modern dads as¬†well as¬†the division of paid &¬†unpaid work between partners. Both look forward to discussing how digitalization and platform economy will change the future of work and how care can be the catalyst for global economic growth.

Sustainable Dining

To make this dining experience exceptional, we chose¬†Instock¬†‚Äď a foundation that works with supermarkets with the objective to reduce food waste. Reshaping Work wants to support Instock‚Äôs initiative and promote environmental consciousness and sustainable dining. We invite you to contribute to this cause.

Dinner will start at 19:30 on Thursday, October 25. For the price of 49,95 EUR, you get to enjoy a four-course meal with beverages, complemented with music by an award-winning singer-songwriter Shishani.

Dress code: Semi-formal

Location: Instock Amsterdam

Address: Czaar Peterstraat 21, Amsterdam.

Distance from the venue:
Biking: 10mins
Walking: 30mins
Public transport: 20mins