M&IT Webinar: Eventprofs and the Work-Life Balance

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For many eventprofs, COVID-19 has shot to pieces any semblance of a work-life balance.

It’s long been a struggle for those in the sector to find enough hours in the day to juggle our varying responsibilities – but with the added mental and physical toll of a pandemic to deal with, that struggle has turned into a nightmare.

In this webinar we’ll be looking at the impact of the return to face to face events, returning to offices, parenting, mental health, and everything in between.

We’ll be talking about our experiences of the last year, new habits or routines we’ve acquired and the lessons we’ve learned and will be taking forward as we face up to another period of change in our working lives.

We’ll hear about tools, techniques and tips from fellow event professionals, as we aim to be more effective, productive and engaged in all areas of our lives, both at home and at work.


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Your host:

Paul Harvey – Editor, M&IT:

Paul Harvey is a journalist with more than 10 years of experience. He began his career in the local press, working for a number of newspapers across the north. He has written for M&IT since 2013, during which time he has travelled the world covering all aspects of the events industry for the title.



Your panel of experts:

Leigh Cowlishaw, managing partner at Black Box Partnerships:

Managing Partner of Black Box Partnerships and Balancing Edges, with experiences in supplier management, customer exec sponsorship and account management, creating and implementing propositions for accommodation, meetings and events.

Former chair of HBAA. Currently taking an active part in the Association today and driving Mental Health awareness across the industry, with the organising of industry events, leading of panels, providing support and guidance.

A Mental Health First Aider, who is driven to educate business culture to include wellbeing.

• Vice Chair of Eventwell.

• Steering Group Board member of the Meetings Show and CHS.

• Advisory Board member of Wizzme.


Laura Capell-Abra, founder of Stress Matters:

Founder of coaching and development company No More Ifs Or Buts and workplace wellbeing organisation, Stress Matters. Workplace wellbeing culture change specialist, career coach and public speaker.

Having worked in the creative sector for the majority of her career, Laura’s approach to looking after team members in the creative industry comes from first hand knowledge. She has since created two businesses that support leaders to get the best out of their people. Having developed the unique Don’t Just Be methodogy and The BE:DO Approach for coaching clients and the Stress Matters Workplace Wellbeing model, Laura is always keen to simplify processes to maximise impact for clients whether individuals or businesses.


Karen Kadin, managing partner at Brands at Work:

Karen is the co-founder of the award-winning experiential communications agency, Brands at Work.

Brands at Work was just named 2020’s Challenger Agency of the Year by EVCOM, a leading events industry association.

From live, virtual and hybrid events and brand experiences to employee engagement and cultural change programmes; Karen has over 20 years’ experience leading transformational communications campaigns. She has had the privilege of working with leading multinational corporations across a diverse range of sectors including Healthcare, Financial and Professional Services, FMCG and Tech. Her passion is to help companies become better storytellers and in so doing, build vibrant brand communities from the inside out.


Ryan Curtis-Johnson, head of PR and marketing:

Head of PR & Marketing at DRPG with starting my career in the entertainment industry, leading to event management, Film & Video and communications related services. Gaining lots of experience and now having worked in the events industry for over 11 years. Always giving a 100%, to deliver outstanding results, a true team player and will do whatever possible to make it possible.

DRPG is a global creative communications group. The group creates and delivers integrated communications solutions for an industry wide range of clients and brands, for both external and internal audiences worldwide.


When: Tuesday 6th July, 11am (BST)
Length: One hour
Cost: Free


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