Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation shares with Edouard Cambier his observations on the current trends in the world of work, its evolution and how to redefine the employer-employee relationship.

Due to the “Great Remote Work Experiment” that began in March 2020 when workplaces around the world rapidly shut down, work is changing faster than it has in a generation. As many people now begin to experiment with hybrid work, never before has there been such an opportunity to actively shape the future of work. But in order to do so, we need the right tools and common understanding.

Join us for an exclusive encounter over lunch with Denis Pennel, author, pioneer, influencer, manager, and recognised labour market specialist. In discussion with Edouard Cambier (also known as “Mr Co-working”), Pennel will share his personal insights on how to tackle the key trends influencing a fast-changing world of work and the way labour markets operate.

An intimate and one-of-a-kind conversation about how we can collectively create a new future of work that is meaningful, enjoyable, productive, and equitable.


Denis Pennel

Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation

Denis Pennel, author, pioneer, influencer, manager, and recognised labour market specialist is an international speaker who regularly addresses conferences across the globe. His topics particularly relate to the current and future changes in the labour market as a whole.

Denis Pennel is, due to his years of experience in labour and industrial relations, considered an expert in the labour market at both European and global level.

Denis, after graduating from the French Institute of Political Studies, started his career with the Communication Group BDDP/TBWA as a PR manager in Paris, France. From there he moved to London where, in 1991, he worked as a consultant for Financial Dynamics, one of the largest specialist consultancies in the UK. In 1993, however, he returned to Paris and joined Deloitte, an accounting and consulting firm, as Head of Information. Five years later, however, he was recruited by Manpower France where he stayed till 2005 as their Corporate Communications Director.

The period 1998 to 2004 saw Denis Pennel a Board Member of Information Presse & Communication. This French trade organisation had 350 PR and corporate communications consultants at the time. Denis served as president of the organisation from 2000 to 2003.

When it comes to EU level participation, Denis is a member of numerous Brussels-based think tanks. Amongst these are included CEPS (Centre for European Policies and Studies) and EPC (European Policy Centre). He has also been Managing Director of the World Employmnt Confederation since 2005, a position that sees him managing and developing the professional association that represents the employment industry at a global level. This includes international institutions such as the European Union, the International Labour Organisation, the World Bank, and OECD.

Denis is regularly published, his articles primarily covering such aspects as the changing world of work. He is also an accomplished author with his literary efforts tending to focus on the future of the work environment and all aspects governed by work-related issues.

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