We are super excited to announce a joint partnership with Alliance Business Centers Network. Together, the new ‘GCUC Alliance’ will deliver an exciting program of events for the flexible workspace community throughout 2016.
In the space of little more than two decades, the Alliance Business Centers Network (ABCN) has hosted 34 Strategic Summits and WorldView Forums to bring together the best and brightest minds in the business center and serviced office industry.
During that time, coworking has emerged as a global phenomenon that’s proven itself capable of delivering not just cutting-edge workspaces; but a new market that has forever changed the way the world understands workspace and flexible working practices.
Leading the field of coworking conferences is GCUC (pronounced ‘Juicy’), which has quickly established itself as the largest coworking conference series in the world since its inception in 2010.
In 2016, these two highly respected brands have joined forces to form the GCUC Alliance Conference, which is set to reinvent the business center and coworking meet-ups of yesteryear by bringing both worlds together in the true spirit of workplace collaboration.
Frank Cottle, founder and Chairman of ABCN, commented: “It’s rare when two organizations share a simple commitment to our industry; and two become one in their equal efforts to raise awareness and understanding with a broadly based platform. Not only that, but it just seemed like fun! Let’s just do it… together!”
“It’s very “co” of us to join forces; why wouldn’t we collaborate and cowork?” says Liz Elam, Executive Producer of GCUC and Founder of Link Coworking. “At GCUC we’re constantly looking for partners that can help us add value to our network. ABCN is helping us to build our global networks, extend programming and grow our joint content.”
The new Juicy Alliance will offer programming to over 2,500 attendees in various cities around the world, starting in Los Angeles, CA at the Steelcase WorkLife Center from May 3rd – 6th 2016.
The conference will also take place in Canada, South America, Australia, China, and a surprise location.
Commenting on the conference program, Liz added: “We want to deliver inclusive programming that can speak to a larger audience and deliver the best industry event in the world. Attendees can expect the same vibrant, exciting, off-the-grid event you’ve come to expect from us with some new friends in the room. It’s that simple.”
Reservations are now being taken for the first GCUC Alliance Conference from May 3rd – 6th 2016 at the Steelcase WorkLife Center in Los Angeles, CA. Find out more and book online here.
Alliance is the largest global network of serviced offices in the world, with more than 650 locations in 40 countries, and counting. Combining the best of people, place and technology, Alliance provides solutions to mobile workers, entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporates. For over two decades, Alliance Summits have helped to shape and grow our industry by challenging ideas, pushing boundaries, and promoting innovative freedom.
After taking over the Unconference in the Summer of 2010, Liz Elam rebranded it to GCUC (Global Coworking Unconference Conference). Since then GCUC has hosted conferences in Austin, TX, Kansas City, MO, Australia, Canada, and China. We’re already living the long-awaited future of work and coworking is spelled all over this workplace revolution.