Mad World Summit – 21st October 2021

Mad World Summit – 21st October 2021

Mental Health at the Forefront of Business

Mad World Summit – 21st October 2021

Featuring 7o+ world leading speakers, 30+ exhibitors, 20+ live roundtables & 10+ workshops and 3 keynote panels – bringing workplace mental health & wellbeing to the forefront

Speakers from ASICS, NHS, Coca Cola, Tesco, Netflix, Virgin Atlantic and more

Championing mental health, workplace culture and wellbeing, the Mad World Summit returns for its fourth year on 21st October 2021, bringing together business leaders from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies. Hosted at 133 Houndsditch in Central London, the all day event will see over 1000+ delegates attend keynote talks, panel discussions, workshops, roundtables and more.

Over the last year, the global pandemic has shone a spotlight on workplace culture and mental health with a 2021 study by Mind finding that Two thirds (65%) of adults and more than two thirds (68%) of young people with mental health problems say their mental health has got worse since the first national lockdown. Driving progress and supporting both employers and employees, Mad World Summit will explore four case study tracks – Engagement, Culture & Talent, Leadership & Collaboration, The Future and People Development (see full agenda here). Each one will contain an expertly curated series of events to encourage open conversation and knowledge exchange, driving fresh perspectives and ideas to champion positive change and awareness for mental health in the workplace.

Kickstarting the day, a global launch by ASICS will unveil new insights from their new “Movement for Minds” research while the VP Chief Health and Medical Officer of BP joins two others for a panel discussing diversity, inclusion and Pandemic PTSD. At Midday, Netflix directors of Production HR and Safety explore the company’s approach to caring for its people, while championing new tech at 2.15pm, delegates can witness a speed round of 3 minutes pitches to an expert panel, highlighting the next generation of workplace wellbeing products. Expect other big names such as Dame Carol Black – Expert Advisor on health and

work to the NHS and Estelle Hollingsworth – Chief People Officer at Virgin Atlantic for an end of day panel discussing Covid-19 as a catalyst for change in the world of work, highlighting insights from BITC’S latest research.

Claire Farrow, Global Director of Content, Mad World & Make A Difference said: Our mission: to accelerate the shift from stigma to solutions by ensuring every employer – large, medium and small – has the insights, inspiration and contacts they need to make a difference to workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing”
Mark Pigou, Co-Founder, Mad World & Make A Difference stated “Mad World Summit is there for anyone who cares about the mental health and wellbeing of their employees and for those working towards a more positive  future for their business.”

“With such a diverse range of companies, speakers and attendees, there is no other event like it – it has become the global go-to conference bringing mental health to the centre of conversation,” added Simon Berger, Co-Founder, Mad World & Make A Difference .

Event sponsors include ASICS, Mercer Mash Benefits, Unmind, Togetherall, Fika Mental Fitness and Coach Hub.

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