28 Feb - 1 Mar 2023Olympia London
28 Feb - 1 Mar 2023 / Olympia, London

Headline Sponsor

Mercer
Content Partners
Corporate Partners
VAHA OBO OBO

Creating the Wellbeing Advantage

The Watercooler is a free to attend, two-day exhibition and conference on workplace wellbeing and the future of work taking place 28th February to 1st March 2023. 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.

Register Interest for 2023

Download 2022 Post Show Report

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:

Register your interest for invaluable insights into the future of workplace wellbeing.

The Watercooler 2022 Post Show Video Report





What's On At The Show


Speakers

10 keynotes, 21 live case studies, and 100+ expert-speakers

Networking

1,000's cross-sector like-minded professionals, 60+ best in class suppliers

Insights

Meet the nation's most forward-thinking business leaders

Free Learning

100+ hours of free peer-to-peer learning. Click to view the programme

2022 Speakers


Terry Waite CBE
Humanitarian and Author

Dame Carol Black
Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS Improvement, and Chair of Centre for Ageing Better & Independent Adviser to Government on Combatting Drugs Misuse

Marleece Estella
Senior VP Global Health and Wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper
50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health
Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Javier Echave
Chief Financial Officer

David Oldfield
Group Director - Commercial Banking

Dr Wolfgang Seidl
Partner & Workplace Health Consulting Leader UK and Europe

Louise Aston
Wellbeing Campaign Director
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2022 Sponsors and Exhibitors


What People Say

"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."

Nuffield Health, 2020

"Research has shown that loneliness and isolation can be twice as harmful to physical and mental health as obesity."

Forbes 2020

"60% of UK employees ‘never’ worked from home before the pandemic, now just 9% want to work from the office fulltime in the future."

Perkbox, 2020

"The workplace post-Covid needs to be different. It must, in a joined up holistic way, 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, to join things together, make connections, learn from colleagues’ experiences, and find the right solutions for your organisation whatever its size and shape."

Professor Dame Carol Black, DBE, FRCP BSD



"Women’s job satisfaction and motivation at work have been severely impacted since the start of the pandemic, with only 32% telling us they currently feel satisfied and motivated at work, compared to 70% before COVID-19."

Deloitte, 2021



"The pandemic has demonstrated that ways of working can change overnight. Working from home and hybrid working have created opportunities for taking a more inclusive and individual approach to designing 'good jobs' that enhance wellbeing. Good work is the key to achieving sustainable wellbeing. We need a time and place to share insights and learnings about the future of work, and that’s why The Watercooler is so essential right now."

Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community