NWX 2021 in Elbphilharmonie - is "New Work" the new normal?

Xing conference to go live from the Elbphilharmonie with keynotes and masterclasses
19 March 2021
NWX in the Elphilharmonie

This year's New Work Experience (NWX 21) will be streamed live from the Elbphilharmonie on April 20, 2021 to focus on how the pandemic has changed the world of work and whether new work is the new normal. Representatives of commerce, society, culture, science and human resources will present the latest developments in "New Work" and give an outlook on the aftermath of the crisis. The event, hosted by the Hamburg-based career network Xing, is considered the leading German-language conference of its kind.

NWX 21 to faciltate change of perspective

"We are convinced that the discourse on the future of work is now more important than ever. But getting excited about these changes and driving change requires a deep understanding of the needs of both people and organizations - and a change in perspective," said Petra von Strombeck, CEO of New Work SE. This change of perspective is at the heart of the New Work Experience, she added.

The U.S. author John Strelecky is among this year's calibre speakers. Strelecky is the inventor of the "Big Five for Life" concept which reconciles work and personal fulfillment, and a hit philosophical book entitled "The Café at the Edge of the World". Michael Hüther, Director of the German Economic Institute in Cologne, is among the other speakers. Hüther is a proponent of unconditional basic income, and counts among Germany's most influential economists. The corporate anthropologist, Jitske Kramerm will also give a keynote. The Dutch national has called for more inclusive leadership with a view to cultural diversity.

Keynotes and masterclasses on New Work

Experts can delve deeper into New Work on April 20 and go backstage at the Elbphilharmonie to discover the hidden belly of the concert hall. The morning’s insights will be put into practise during an interactive live masterclass in the afternoon. Participants can give each other feedback on the digital event platform.

New Work SE

Founded as the business network openBC by Lars Hinrichs, the company was renamed Xing in 2006 and New Work SE in 2019. It has been listed on the stock exchange since 2006. New Work SE is headquartered in Hamburg and has around 1,900 employees. Other branches can be found in Munich, Vienna and Porto.