Content, networking, launches and competitions at The Watercooler Event

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In case you’re still deciding whether to join us at The Watercooler Event, I’ve summarised here a taste of what you can expect from’s dynamic sister exhibition and conference.

Taking place at Excel in London on 23rd & 24th April, the show brings HR, DEI, Wellbeing, Benefits, Occupational Health, Health & Safety, L&D, Employee Engagement, Culture & Transformation and Experience professionals together around The Watercooler to break down silos and connect all aspects of workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing.

Quality, free-to-attend, compelling content to bring you up to speed

In the midst of rising costs, evolving employee needs and an NHS stretched to the max, it’s more important than ever that wellbeing strategies are effective. But many employers are struggling with how to really make a difference.

From compelling keynotes and panel sessions to partner-led workshops, The Watercooler Event and co-located The Office Event are packed with free-to-attend content to help you learn from the leaders. A great source of insight into what is and isn’t working, with practical tips that you can apply to your own organisation.

The agenda has also been designed to keep you one step ahead in the fast-evolving world of wellbeing. You can read more about eight of the key themes The Watercooler content will be honing in on here and see the full agendas for both The Watercooler and The Office events here.

A diverse range of exhibitors to fast-track your supplier search

Whilst employee benefits and occupational health are both key components of an effective approach to supporting employee health and wellbeing, for strategies to have real impact, they have to be embedded into every aspect of your organisation. In recognition, The Watercooler describes itself as “The place where workplace culture, employee health & wellbeing and workplace experience connect”. The range of solution providers exhibiting at the event reflects this.

Whether you want to support employees with bereavement, childcare, divorce, domestic abuse or fertility. Or you’re looking for ways to tackle toxic workplace cultures, build skills to promote social wellbeing or create work environments that are neuroinclusive. Or you need a new financial wellbeing provider, EAP, PMI or employee benefits platform. Or you’re searching for the right way to meet menopause requirements or provide preventative health checks. The selection of solutions being showcased has something for you and your organisation – wherever you are on your workplace wellbeing journey.

You can see the full list of all 130 exhibitors and sponsors here.

Unparalleled networking opportunities

If you want to find like-minded colleagues and share ideas and experiences, The Watercooler is the place to meet, using the event’s networking app, which you can access when you register.

1-2-1 meetings are also available to connect senior decision makers who are serious about investing in solutions with suppliers. Both parties have to opt in to a meeting to ensure the best possible outcomes for all involved. If you would like to arrange 1-2-1 meetings with suppliers at the event, please drop a note to [email protected].

There will also be the opportunity for members of the Make A Difference Leaders’ Club to join Leaders’ Lunches on both 23rd and 24th April. The Leaders’ Club is for employers only. Its aim is to advance best practice in workplace culture, health and wellbeing. You can find out more and apply to join here.

Launches and competitions to add value to your visit

As well as opportunities for real-time networking and knowledge sharing, don’t miss The Watercooler’s launches, give-aways and competitions including (in alphabetical order):

  • A free, seated, back, neck and shoulder massage on At Work Wellbeing’s stand, plus the chance to enter a competition to win a day of massages at your workplace and a substantial discount for anyone who purchases their services at the show (or soon after).
  • Caldeira Consulting will be launching their “Wellbeing at Work Programme” at The Watercooler Event and giving away a 1-hour consultation call on preventative stress management strategies for your organisation.
  • Changing Minds Training will be running a Happiness Hamper giveaway on both days of the event with goodies worth over £1,000! They are also inviting all attending The Watercooler to try their training free of charge.
  • When it comes to social wellbeing, Curious Vitae is a pioneer of sociable learning. Their holistic approach to personal and professional development, mental health and wellbeing, brings like-minded people together from across an organisation to learn a subject or new skill. On their stand, as well as the usual branded pens, note books and tote bags, they will be asking visitors to complete their personal Curious Vitae (short survey) in order to enter a prize draw to win a bottle of champagne or free programme design. 
  • Doctor Care Anywhere – who are one of the UK’s largest private providers of telehealth services – will be providing demonstrations on their stand.
  • Domestic Abuse Education will provide a discount code to all attendees who book an education session with them by 30 May 2024. Plus they’ll be giving away their CPD accredited course for up to 10 people.
  • As well as merchandise including glasses cleaning kits and water bottles, EyeMed UK will be running a RayBan giveaway for attendees who leave either a business card or their contact details.
  • Flu Clinic 2 You will be launching their new service which allows companies to offer private, on-site Covid vaccinations to their employees, in addition to flu vaccinations.
  • Stop by Gympass‘s stand to get an exclusive preview of their 2024 Return on Wellbeing Study. Gympass offers a wellbeing programme that addresses employees’ emotional, physical, financial and nutritional wellbeing, no matter their age, goals, or budget. Their global study shares insights into how to boost participation rates in wellbeing programmes, and the financial returns an effective wellbeing programme can generate.
  • At Hospice UK / Compassionate Employers’ stand, you can get a free assessment of how well your organisation supports employees compared to others in the market. They’re also introducing new Kickstart products for quick support where it’s needed. They’ll be giving away sweets too!
  • Myla Health, which offers customisable doctor-led education sessions that align with employees’ specific concerns and priorities, are offering attendees exclusive discounted rates when booking a series of doctor-led education sessions.
  • Peloton are giving one lucky company the opportunity to win a Commercial Peloton Bike for their office! Simply drop by to the stand, leave your contacts and get in the raffle. The Peloton stand will also feature a ‘Spin the Wheel’ game for the chance to win special branded workout essentials! 
  • Through their app, re:mind Health provides employees with specific trauma support. They will be giving away pressure point roll-ons that help calm and relax.
  • On their stand, R;ipple Suicide Prevention will be giving out a free set of educational resources and offering quizzes on employee wellbeing, mental health, and suicide prevention. Sharing insight into why harmful online content is a real threat to colleagues in crisis and how R;pple’s technology can help save lives.  
  • Sara Davison Divorce Coach will have an offer for free online group coaching support for employees dealing with breakup, divorce and domestic abuse. 
  • Visit Scentered‘s stand to win 100 X sleep well mini aromatherapy balms for you and your team worth £550.00. 
  • At Smart About Health’s stand you can secure 50% off your first company wide or ERG health and wellbeing session with them. Smart About Health are a global team of highly specialised and experienced clinicians passionate about improving the health of the wider population. They support organisations to proactively empower, train, manage, and educate their workforce about their health and wellbeing.’

This is just a taste of what’s on offer. For the full experience, take a look at the website, plan your day and join us in person on 23rd and 24th April at Excel.

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The Watercooler is co-located with the inaugural The Office Event. You can find out more about this here: “5 reasons why The Office is a must-attend event for all employers”.

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