Wellness is the hot, new buzzword today in the meetings and exhibitions industry. Conferences can take their toll on participants through lots of sitting, standing, and information to take in. Wellness programs give participants a needed mental and physical break. Discover how wellness on the exhibit floor and in open learning lounges provides a healthy and memorable experience, and attracts sponsorship revenue. The session will focus on wellness lounges, wellness challenges and activities to keep attendees motivated during and after the conference. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of the future of conference wellness.
Healthy and time efficient ways to boost energy throughout the conference/trade show day
Wellness spaces and activities to engage participants, secure sponsorship, and integrate into conferences and trade shows
How food and inactivity impact the brain and body during conferences
Kim Bercovitz, Chief Exercise Officer at X bytes
Dr. Kim is president and chief exercise officer of X bytes®, a wellness company that creates video fitness micro-breaks and wellness lounges for conferences and trade shows to keep participants alert and energized. Her byte-size approach makes it easy for people to fit wellness into their busy lives – one step or byte at a time. Author of a monthly wellness newsletter and a blog called “Sitting is the New Smoking,” Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science & Health and a M.S. in Exercise/Health Studies. She was an adjunct professor in public health at the University of Toronto and York University, and a National Cancer Institute of Canada postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Kim is now living in Washington DC area with her husband, 2 kids and a dog.
Dale Hudson, Knowledge and Events Director at IMEX Group
Dale Hudson is very passionate about learning, innovation, personal development and sustainability in the meetings industry. As Director of the Knowledge and Events department at IMEX Group she successfully implemented the IMEX Vision initiatives – projects that encourage industry professionals to discover exciting new insights and gain fresh perspectives and thus enhance careers and gain an extra business edge. During her 13 years at IMEX she created and now manages with her team several projects such as the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum, Legacy projects in Frankfurt and Las Vegas, Be Well at IMEX initiative that addresses tips and tricks to stay healthy and energised during business travel and the Inspiration Hub where all the education at IMEX takes place.