First speakers confirmed...

Be inspired, be informed and take your wellbeing strategy beyond the tick boxes...

Be inspired, be informed and take your wellbeing strategy beyond the tick boxes...

While our team of expert conference producers continues to prepare the comprehensive programme, we are delighted to reveal some of the speakers and topics already confirmed!

We will deliver a mix of the inspirational and the practical
The line up of thought-leaders, practitioners and experts in their fields will open your mind to what’s coming next and deliver practical takeaways for you to apply in your own organisation. We will show you what other organisations are doing and help you to identify what works.

Plenaries will examine the big picture and what's coming next;

  • The physical and mental health environment we are operating in and the shape of things to come.

  • The effect on the workplace of the ageing population, the rise of non-communicable diseases and the mental health crisis.

  • An outline of current government thinking and the role of the employer in future societal health

  • The fiscal state of the nation including key issues affecting HR decisions and Financial Wellbeing such as pay stagnation, indebtedness, in work poverty, the insurance gap, gender equality, house prices and student debt.

  • The view of big business: why this is such a hot topic for the 'C' suite and institutional investors

Hear case studies from leading employers to reveal what works;

Hear case studies from leading employers to reveal what works;

You will hear from 12 carefully chosen case studies representing a range of industry sectors, each with different challenges and each with tried and tested solutions across topics such as:

  • Gender specific health affecting both men and women

  • Diversity and inclusion including gender dysmorphia, intersectionality 

  • Delivering a globally aligned mental health strategy

  • Creating a wellbeing strategy that is both global and bespoke

  • Managing risk of mental health and links to emerging insurance change 

  • How to engage your workforce with mental wellbeing initiatives

  • Examining the links between financial health and productivity

  • The M word: Breaking the stigma of talking about Money

  • Developing a financial wellbeing strategy that supports all generations in your workforce

  • MI, connecting the moral imperatives with business value, track, record and demonstrate!

  • Embedding physical wellbeing at the heart of your culture

  • Social wellbeing, the rising need to humanise your business, connect your employees and link to CSR

Plus 24 expert industry speakers will examine a comprehensive range of topics and challenges from moving the dial on mental self-awareness to the rise of social wellbeing; from raising the status of a wellbeing culture at your organisation to what the technology innovations disrupting the employee wellbeing market are. More details will follow soon.

We are delighted to announce the first set of speakers, starting with the plenaries:

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Paul is Director of the institute of fiscal studies (IFS). He is also a visiting professor of Economics at University College London. Paul’s specialist area is the economics of public policy, with a particular focus on income distribution, public finances, pensions, tax, social security, education and climate change. 
His career has included spells at HM Treasury, the Department for Education and the FSA. He was deputy head of the Government Economic Service and is currently a member of the committee on climate change and the Banking Standards Board. He was also an editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system

Josh Krechefski

Josh, CEO, MediaCom

MediaCom is Europe’s largest advertising agency employing 4000+ people. As CEO Josh is responsible for developing and delivering Mediacom’s business goals and future proofing the business. He is heavily involved in charities focused on taking privilege out of the employment equation. He is a trustee of two: The Transformation Trust and Futureversity. He is also a founding member of the MS society to stop Multiple Sclerosis in its tracks. 

Baroness Camilla Cavendish

Camilla Cavendish

Camilla is a former MP and policy adviser, she is a life peer and a Harvard graduate, Journalist for the FT, Question Time panellist and author of ‘Extra Time: 10 lessons for an ageing world’.

Camilla is an award-winning Times columnist and a radio and TV broadcaster, who is well-known for her campaigning journalism. She was the head of the Downing Street Policy Unit under Prime Minister David Cameron and she now sits in the House of Lords and continues to write high-profile journalism pieces for The Financial Times and The Sunday Times. There is nobody better qualified to write this timely and necessary book.

 

Iona Bain

Iona Baines

Iona is a writer, author, speaker, broadcaster and founder of the pioneering Young Money Blog; the first and only British blog dedicated to young people’s finances.

She is a regular presence on TV and radio, and features frequently in national and online press.

Deborah James

Deborah James

Deborah aka ‘The Bowel Babe’ is the co-host of BBC podcast ‘You Me And The Big C’ and she's a regular newspaper columnist. 

She has recently been given the all clear after being diagnosed with stage 4 incurable bowel cancer aged 35.

While we continue our efforts in the background, here is some of the feedback from 2019:

“A great event as usual from REBA - so great to cover all aspects of wellbeing in one event.” 
Lisa Ruff, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Rabobank

“Great event & great array of stands”
Stuart Bennett, VP – Pensions & Benefits, Natixis

“Great range of speakers. Topics not heard covered before – e.g. women’s health. No sales focus, interesting keynote speaker & Will Young offered an interesting perspective.”
Sarah Nightingale, Benefits Manager, Facebook

“Good range of stimulating speakers and wide range of exhibition.”
Mike Wilkins, Head of Compensation and Benefits, Arcadis

“Excellent range of speakers, stands, great food”
Jon Ling, Head of Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Safeguarding, Cancer Research UK

“Well organised. A lot of food for thought and a platform for sharing. Good opportunity to assess innovative/new benefits & wellness offerings.”
Asraa Habib, UK & Ireland Rewards Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprises

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