PCO Conference Daily - Tuesday December 11

Tuesday December 11 2018 PCOCONFERENCE daily THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER 2018 Meeting planner or architect of exhaustion? Across society mental health issues have reached crisis point. Rohit Talwar in his opening keynote session yesterday said that last year in the UK 300,000 people quit work because of mental health issues, and global estimates are that the issue is costing organisations three trillion US dollars per year. ‘More and more people are too stressed to deliver, they’re quitting, and they’re finishing their careers much earlier. ‘So how do we build mechanisms into ‘Inhale content. Go and see things. Get inspired. Build your own experiences you can pull from. Clients want to be excited too, they want ideas, they want freshness. Go and see things, go have experiences, get out there,’ Gareth Lewis, Freelance Creative Producer ‘People are clinically, unhealthily obsessed with food,’ Lisa Renn, BodyWarfare Nutrition ‘Humans need to be more human – we are the premium service. AI needs to be told what to do,’ Tomer Garzberg, Gronade ‘The secret to amazing events is to appeal to the delegates’ humanity and inner playfulness,’ Scott Millar, BOP ‘I’ve rarely sat on a panel that I’ve enjoyed, even the ones I’ve been on. Panel design is an easy cop out,’ Rohit Talwar, Fast Future Research ‘The future of this industry is not in the hands of people like me I can promise you that, it’s in the whole new perspectives of the millennials that are coming through the door and I think we all need to embrace the things that they need and to provide themwith the delegate experience that they expect,’ Peter King, MCEC ‘Be respectful to the budget that you’re actually given,’ Gareth Lewis, Freelance Creative Producer Rohit Talwar, Fast Future Research our events that actually help people understand where the stresses are in their lives and how to deal with them?’ Talwar spoke to the exponential growth of invasive technology that is already changing our world and what we thought was our private domain. ‘We’re going to have a whole set of secondary and tertiary conferences around the social impact, the ethical issues and how we regulate this stuff and protect society.’ QUOTES QUIPS AND QUIBBLES Powered by Meeting Newz Fromaround the conference floor…

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