• CUAsia 2017: Creative Convergence

    Exploring the intersection of work




    FEBRUARY 8 - 12, 2017


    After two successful years of hosting CUAsia in beautiful Bali, it’s time to take the show on the road…so the 3rd CUAsia will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in February 2017.


    The first 2 years saw over 350 participants from over 30 countries, including coworking space operators, real estate companies, workplace futurists, educational institutes, media companies, tech teams, digital nomads and investment firms.  Who will you meet this year?

  • Presented by CAAP

    And hosted in partnership with Hubba.

    The Coworking Association of Asia Pacific (CAAP)
    unifies, supports and promotes
    collaborative coworking across Asia {acific.

    Thailand’s 1st coworking space and the original pioneers of intimate Silicon Valley-style home coworking space.

  • Bring your team to CU Asia - buy 4 tickets and get 1 extra ticket for FREE!

    Save your spots now! Team with the biggest members will get a special surprise at #CUAsia2017!


    We can promise you one thing. You've never been to a conference like this before.


    Feb 8, 2017 (Wed)

    A day to celebrate, showcase and explore the Thai ecosystem and connect it directly with global partners.


    Meet your fellow coworkers from Thai coworking scene and beyond AND listen to stories on differences and similarities about coworking and communities in Thailand.


    Feb 9, 2017 (Thu) 

    Coworking Academy is a fun and focused workshop to help new or prospective spaces accelerate their learning on the Big 4 of Coworking Space: Community Engagement, Coworking Finances, Coworking Operations, and Programming & Events.


    Join us to get unstuck; ask questions to experienced operators; and take away tangible tools and templates. You can also join forces with other newbies in the field and see what magic unfolds!



    Feb 10, 2017 (Fri)

    CUAsia will provide you with the opportunity to share experiences and explore the ways in which we can live, work and learn differently in the new collaborative economy.


    Now it's your time to be part of The Future Of Work!

    CUAsia Day 2 - the "Unconference"

    Feb 11, 2017 (Sat)

    They say decisions are made by the people who show up, and an unconference is no exception. It is the ultimate participatory adventure! 


    Bring your insights, concerns, queries and burning topics for discussion to these 6 unconference sessions, and help us design the day with what matters most to you.

    Excursion Day

    Feb 12, 2017 (Sun)

    You're in Chiang Mai Thailand, after all, so don't forget your healthy dose of temple visits, great food food, nature and Thai famous hospitality! Sign up for our post-conferences excursions, and you'll figure out why the world calls Thailand 'the land of smiles'.

  • Speakers

    A first look of our line-up:

    Pieter Levels

    Nomad List Founder

    A digital nomad superstar, Pieter launched 12 startups in 12 months while he's on the road. He speaks, advises and mentors on topics such as remote working, digital nomadism, startups, entrepreneurship, tech and travel.

    Juliette Morgan

    Juliette is the tech property specialist at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion. She specialises in positioning property product for tech and creative companies.

    Carsten Foertsch

    Founder and Editor of Deskmag.com

    A social scientist, Carsten is passionate about new trends in urban affairs and the creative labor market, two things which are perfectly combined in the concept of coworking.

    Mike LaRosa

    Founder of Coworkaholic.com

    Mike is the brain behind Coworkaholic.com, a media company, dedicated to all things shared workspace. He designs dynamic and engaging sponsorable content, programs and products paired with innovative marketing campaigns.

    Steve Munroe

    Co-founder of Hubud and CAAP

    Steve is passionate on exploring how work practices are changing and how education can help people take control of their lives, pursue their passions and find their place in an increasingly borderless world. He co-founded Hubud, Bali's first coworking space, and pioneered the Coworking Aliance of Asia Pacific.

    Amarit Charoenphan

    Founder and Co-CEO of Hubba Thailand

    Amarit Charoenphan is a startup ecosystem builder, serial events organizer, and entrepreneur. He is actively building the Thai startup community through events and workshops, and was Thailand Country Host for Geeks on A Plane Southeast Asia tour, on top of the 100+ events he's organized in the past 2 years.

    Jon Lor

    Co-founder, CEO Asiola

    Jon Lor is the founder of Asiola, Thailand's first crowdfunding platform focused solely on creative ideas that inspire the arts and a direct-to-fan model in collaboration with well-known artists. He designed Asiola to be a platform localised for the people of Thailand, bringing some of the most unique and creative ideas to surface.

    Vishal Harnal

    Partner of 500 Startups

    Vishal leads and scales 500 Startups' investments, expertise and operations across Southeast Asia, a global venture capital firm and accelerator based in Silicon Valley with USD250M under management. Vishal investsI in the region’s most talented, passionate founders and promising, high-growth startups.

  • Partners

    CU Asia 2017 wouldn't happen without our passionate partners.

  • Media & Outreach Partners

    We get by with a little help from our friends.

    Coworkaholic is where you go for news, learning and inspiration on the future of work.

    Deskmag is the magazine documenting the changing look and function of coworking spaces and the movement.


    You don't need to trust us. See what others have to say.

    Alex Hillman

    Founder of IndyHall, Philadelphia

    “CUAsia is, hands down, the best coworking conference I've attended on the planet. I'm pleased and proud to have shared the experience with all of you!
    Clearly, lots of intent and thoughtful planning made this event enjoyable and meaningful for all of us.”

    Michaela Anchan

    Founder of Woolf Works, Singapore

    “Loved the vibe and loved coming away with a list of awesome Ideas to work on in my coworking space. ”

    Cynthia Satrya-Hasan

    Co-founder of Coworkinc, Indonesia

    “You guys are the reason why we believe that coworking and its spirit needs to be heard and introduced to more people.”

    Jeff LaFlamme

    Founder of Angkor Hub, Cambodia

    “It was an amazing event! I met people with similar experience, people with the same mission, people with the same dreams. I felt a part of an awesome family.”

    Rebecca Collins

    Digital Nomad

    “It was really refreshing to be reminded of what this movement is all about. It's awesome to see how connected coworking communities are here in Bali, and I'm excited to visit the rest of you while I nomad around to see what's going on in other parts of the world."

    Jay Kim

    Rehoboth Global Project Manager

    "It was my first time to attend the CU Asia gathering this year. For me, it was a life changing experience. I really enjoyed meeting like-minded people from all over the world with similar DNA to me. Technology is allowing us to so many amazing things that we never thought could be possible in the past. By spending 3 days at the conference, it has led to friendships and partnerships that can be continued on-line from far away. This is awesome! I’m so proud of this community!"


    Ophelie Rat

    Community Manager at SpaceCube

    Spacecubed is a 1000 square metre entrepreneurial hub in the heart of the Perth, Australia where teams and individuals can grow their businesses in a supportive, collaborative environment.

    Charle Charoenphan

    Co-CEO & Co-founder, HUBBA

    Charle is a serial entrepreneur and a co-founded HUBBA, a coworking space in Thailand. Passionate about entrepreneurship and helping others, he co-created HUBBA, which is creating rapid changes to Thailand's Startup Ecosystem, bringing innovator together, breaking down walls and creating opportunities for the next generations.

    James Abbott

    Founder of KoHub

    Koh Lanta, Thailand

    As a digital nomad, James has traveled, lived and worked all over the world since 2004. Koh Lanta is now James' base, where the allure of work/life balance has called him back for many years. The Thai island was the natural choice for James to establish KoHub - a community focused tropical coworking space.

    Amarit Charoenphan

    Co-founder and Co-CEO of Hubba

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Amarit is a startup and social entrepreneur, mentor, and incubator. His areas of professional interest include capacity building of start-up social ventures via incubators and accelerator programs; scaling up social enterprise via impact investments as well as the emergence of the social venture philanthropy, angel investing and venture capital industry in Thailand.


    Tom Riordan

    Partnership and Marketing Manager at SpaceCubed

    Tom has been involved with Spacecubed since 2012, when he got involved while completing his studies in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Tom is now the Partnership and Marketing Manager, and is responsible growing the Spacecubed community and building long-term partnerships to benefit the Perth startup ecosystem.

    Steve Munroe

    Co-founder of Hubud [Hub-in-Ubud]

    Bali, Indonesia

    Steve is Hubud's primary strategist. Having defected from his career with the United Nations, he brings many years of outreach and management experience in far-flung places to bear in the co-working world. He aims to occupy the space between traditional business and International development with creativity and innovation.  His current obsession is the future of education @ TurnPoint.

    Ashish Goenka

    Founder of Mingle

    Mumbai, India

    Ash is the founder of Mingle, the largest coworking space in Mumbai, with a fully equipped state of the art events facility, an in-house VC and incubator, and a Montessori themed crèche. Mingle's Mumbai space is the first of hopefully several Mingles around India and Asia. 


    Kate Kirwin

    Community Host & Events Coordinator at SpaceCubed

    Kate has been with Spacecubed since November 2014. As the Events Coordinator, Kate manages events and meeting room bookings, as well as some marketing, and community initiatives.

    Varun Chawla

    Co-founder of 91springboard

    Varun is the co-founder of 91springboard - a collaborative environment transforming the start-up ecosystem across India and emerging markets. Springboard provides start-ups with work space, infrastructure & services, a platform to network and learn, customised incubation, and access to capital.

    Jonathan O'Byrne

    Founder and CEO of Collective Works, Singapore

    Jonathan is an entrepreneur, designer, investor and the founder of the coworking space Collective Works. Jonathan's work is rooted in the belief that you can improve the way people experience the world through design. His passion has led Collective Works to become Singapore's fastest growing coworking community. Jonathan's first book on coworking, titled 'Coworking Corp' is due to be published in a few short months.

    Stephanie Arrowsmith

    Asia Pacific lead of StartSomeGood

    Stephanie loves cross-industry collaborations. She is currently based in Southeast Asia where she grows partnerships in the region. Stephanie is also involved in capacity-building with local changemakers who want to create positive impact in their communities through innovative crowdfunding campaigns. 

    Grace Sai

    Co-founder of The Hub Singapore


    Grace is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Hub Singapore, Singapore's largest co-working community of entrepreneurs, creatives and techies. She is regarded as the node of entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and speaks widely on that topic. Interested in ecosystem building for startups, she has been invited by the Prime Minister’s Offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, amongst others; to share her inputs. She sits on the Advisory Board for Ben & Jerry's Singapore, and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD. Grace has been nominated as a Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2013), and 40 Under 40 by Prestige Singapore (2014). She has an MBA from University of Oxford and was a Skoll Scholar (funded by Jeff Skoll, the co-founder of eBay).

    Mike LaRosa

    Founder of Coworkaholic.com
    Washington D.C., USA

    Mike is the Founder of Coworkaholic.com - a new media company, dedicated to all things shared workspace. In addition to consulting and speaking on coworking and social/shared workspace focused projects, Mike is fascinated with creating dynamic and engaging sponsorable content, programs and products paired with innovative marketing campaigns.

    Stuart Jones

    Founder of Coworkation
    Location Independent

    Stuart has been on an eternal workation, coupling his two main passions of travel and entrepreneurism.
    A lifestyle entrepreneur who, considering himself pretty unemployable, has co-founded 8 companies which he has structured to maximise freedom to lead a location-independent lifestyle. Now, Stuart’s desire to work around the world remains strong, however he intends to add the ‘co’ aspect to his endless ‘workation'... thus he has started Coworkation.

    Supranee Jaroenlersjanya (Poy)

    Community Curator, HUBBA

    Supranee had been working as a Community Builder at HUBBA Coworking Space in Thailand as her first career since 2012 when the word coworking was still new in Thailand.
    She strongly believes in the power of Coworking & Community and sharing ideas because it had shaped her into the person she is today.

    Michaela Anchan

    Founder & Director at Woolf Works

    Woolf Works is the first women-only coworking space in all of South and South East Asia, located in Singapore. Their members are freelancers, business owners, writers, remote corporate workers, flexi-workers, consultants and business pre-launchers.

    Leanne Beesley

    Co-Founder & CEO of Coworker.com
    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Leanne is co-founder of Coworker.com, the new "Tripadvisor for Coworking Spaces" launched in October 2015. Lover of technology, random adventures, ingenious collaborations and not-so-secret missions to change the world, she's lived outside of her native UK for most of the past 12 years, including Togo, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand.

    Sam Marks

    Co-Founder of Coworker.com
    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Sam is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in a number of technology companies. With a passion for disrupting industries and a brain that's always racing with ideas, when he's not hustling on his laptop in coworking spaces around the world you can find him on adventures ranging from trekking in Antartica to running half-marathons in North Korea. 

    Carsten Foertsch

    Editor of Deskmag.com

    Carsten is editor of Deskmag.com and analyst of Global Coworking Survey. With his academic background as social scientist, he is passionate about new trends in urban affairs and the creative labor market, two things which are perfectly combined in the concept of coworking.

    Brad Krauskopf

    CEO of ThirdSpaces Group

    Brad activates spaces that grow the collaborative capacity of individuals, businesses and cities. As CEO of ThirdSpaces Group, he is committed to catalysing a national network of smart work hubs in Australia.

    Melina Chan 

    General Manager at Inspire9, Australia

    Melina has been involved in Inspire9 since its inception. After an AYAD placement in Cambodia, Melina cofounded the social enterprise Kinyei, where she worked on a group of community development projects to generate employment opportunities for young Cambodians.

    Anne-Laure Herrezuelo

    Community and Space Manager at The Hub Singapore

    Anne-Laure is passionate about people and how their abilities can create better business, technology, society in Singapore and the region. An agronomist engineer by training, she holds a double Master’s Degree in Agricultural Science, Sociology and Rural Economy. Anne-Laure's curiosity led her to develop her expertise on the BoP (Base of the Pyramid), innovation, social business, and cross-sectorial collaboration. She loves adventures, comics, outdoor sports and having a coffee chat!

    Adrian Palacios

    Cofounder of Nexudus

    Adrian is a software and hardware engineer with passion to do things differently. He is the co-founder and technical lead at Nexudus, an end-to-end platform to manage many of the processes happening in coworking and shared workspaces.
    Adrian and his team are always on the lookout for anything which may make the life of space managers and members easier in their day to day in the space. Client or not, Adrian is always willing to offer advice and his views so make sure you take this chance to pick his brain.

    Matt Kirk

    Matt's approach to solving problems factors in an over looked component to the business machine, and that is people. Studying Anthropology has allowed him to bring an understanding of problems from a unique and fresh perspective, blending his experience in Journalism, PR and Content and transcending that into his role as Marketing Coordinator for Spacecubed and FLUX.

    Kali Norman

    Business Development Coordinator at Spacecubed and FLUX

    Kali has 5 years of experience in stakeholder engagement and business development under her belt. She works across both Spacecubed and Flux to coordinate building long-term relationships and strengthening their membership base.

    Johny Doan

    Community Host at Spacecubed and FLUX

    Johnny is passionate about supporting developing communities, working with a variety of non-for-profits in a number of sectors and has recently joined Spacecubed, as a Community Manager for FLUX.

    Najiyyah Abrar

    General Office assistant at Spacecubed and FLUX

    Najiyyah is passionate about youth leadership and joined Spacecubed in May after participating in the Fogarty Leadership Conference. She currently looks after the space at both Spacecubed and FLUX and helps with administration tasks.

    Momon Fortich

    Co-founder, The Cosama Collective

    Momon is a co-founder of The Cosama Collective, the Philippines’ first surf-oriented co-working and co-living resort. With a culinary background and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Momon aims to bring a holistic approach to productivity by introducing fitness and health to the digital nomad lifestyle.

    Mara Nepomuceno Fortich

    Co-founder, The Cosama Collective

    Mara is a co-founder of The Cosama Collective, the Philippines’ first surf-oriented coworking and co-living resort. She is the former Creative Officer of Nuworks Interactive Labs, Inc., and is committed to using her experience as a digital nomad to helping others transition to a location independent life, as well as educating rural communities about marketing and branding so they may promote their own businesses and further their livelihood.

    David Abraham

    Co-Founder of Outpost

    David is the co-founder of Outpost, the spacious co-working facility in Bali, and an award-winning author. He is Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, and previously ran a water-focused non-profit, starting offices in Uganda, US and Japan. He’s also worked on Wall Street, in energy trading and in the White House.

    Bryan Stewart

    Co-Founder of Outpost

    David is the co-founder of Outpost, the spacious co-working facility in Bali, and an award-winning author. He is Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, and previously ran a water-focused non-profit, starting offices in Uganda, US and Japan. He’s also worked on Wall Street, in energy trading and in the White House.

    Sheila Wong

    Account Manager at Gpayroll

    Love ideas, learning, thinking, books, cats, data, yoga, organic food, making friends and sharing happiness.
    Currently growing business for Gpayroll in HK, showing people how to make one of the most complicated thing (aka payroll) fun and easy!


    Got any question? Want more details? Ask. And we shall answer.



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