Gain an insight into the nation’s most forward-thinking business leaders with over 100+ hours of free peer-to-peer learning, 10 keynotes, 21 live case studies, and 100+ expert-speakers at the UK’s first fully accessible climate neutral B2B Event. Welcome to the Watercooler.
Launching on 25th-26th May 2022 at the Olympia in London, ‘The Watercooler’ is hosting its debut two day exhibition and conference to champion workplace wellbeing, addressing the challenges, trends and the solutions in today’s workplace.
A meeting of the minds to address the fundamentals of mental, physical, social, financial and environmental wellbeing: The in person event will be free to attend for all, offering a unique opportunity to learn from and network with some of the industries boldest and brightest leaders.
Attendees will experience a dynamic schedule of workshops, conferences, and roundtable discussions hosted by industry experts with content covering topics from ‘Addressing the New Type of Burnout’ to ‘Understanding and Supporting the Individual Needs of Neurodiverse Colleagues’.
Professor Dame Carol Black, Speaker, Expert Adviser on Health & Work to NHS Improvement and Chair of Ageing Better explained that:
“The workplace post-COVID needs to be different. It must meet the mental, physical, financial, social, and environmental needs of the workers, as well as the purposes of the organisation. The Watercooler is where you can gather, make connections, learn from colleagues’ experiences, and find the right solutions for your organisation — whatever its size or shape.”
The Importance of Wellbeing
The world of work is changing at an exponential rate. With workplace wellbeing high on the board agenda it’s crucial professionals understand the challenges, the trends and the solutions that are immediately available to them and their organisations as Nuffield Health explains
“Not being in the physical presence of colleagues means many people feel unable to take a break and step away from their workstations, with over a third (36%) of home workers feelings as though they always have to be at their computer to respond quickly.”
The event brings together the very latest thinking from over 100 experts, alongside actionable and tangible solutions, to holistically support health, mental health and wellbeing of employees across the UK and beyond and focuses on various aspects such as:
- Mental Wellbeing
- Physical Wellbeing
- Social and Inclusive
- Financial Wellbeing
- Environmental Wellbeing
The Watercooler’ and its sister event ‘SME XPO’ are also proud to announce that they will be the UK’s first fully accessible climate neutral B2B events. To help the events achieve this, four partners were selected- Welcome, Eventwell, ClimatePartner and Event Cycle, each of whom founded with the intention of creating positive social change.
From calming quiet areas for neurodiverse attendees, event waste repurposing to measuring carbon emissions and working to offset these, ‘The Watercooler’ and ‘SME XPO’ are committed to creating an event that is kinder, more accessible, and with positive social and environmental impact at its heart.