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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Today the local authorities have announced that indoor events with more than 200 people will be prohibited in the coming weeks. This means that the Happiness@Work Conference 2021 will officially have to be postponed to a later date in 2022.

All tickets stay valid for the new date. We are currently checking with all our speakers about their availability and will inform you soon about the exact date. Tentative date: 28th June 2022 (at the same venue).

Stay safe & we’ll be in touch for further news 🤝

Wanna boost happiness in your work environment?

Be inspired at Europe’s biggest Happiness@Work Conference. Come and join us in Antwerp on 13 December 2021.
This is an in-person, Covid Safe Ticket event, with worldwide streaming outside Benelux.
Tickets remain valid in case of last minute postponement.

Europe's biggest Happiness@Work and WELLBEING Conference
13th Dec 2021

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR HAPPINESS (AT WORK) AND PERSONAL WELLBEING?

At the Happiness@Work Conference, we invite you to

Explore, experience and enjoy the launch of the brand new, ‘happier’ way of working, in the post pandemic world of increasing digitalization

Be inspired by world class speakers who are committed to changing workplaces for the better and enhance your own X-factor leadership

Connect with likeminded people and be a part of the first ever fully experiential Happiness@Work Conference

#happinessatwork #hawc2021

Our Speakers 

Reinventing the ways of working post-pandemic

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Ricardo Semler

CEO Semco partners & best selling author

How to restructure your life and work in function of the new ways the world is starting to act and react?

Best known for his radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering, Ricardo Semler is internationally recognized as a catalyst of cultural change leading to employee-empowered leadership. Best-selling author of the classic MAVERICK and THE SEVEN-DAY WEEKEND.

The impact of vulnerability and deep connection

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Iris Hond

Speaker, Pianist and Composer

True heart connection

Iris Hond is a unique artist who keynotes while playing the piano. She shares her exceptional experiences and talent at corporate events, inspiring guests on themes like connection, personal attention, the courage for vulnerability coloring outside the lines.

Iris Hond

Speaker, Pianist and Composer

True heart connection

Iris Hond is a unique artist who keynotes while playing the piano. She shares her exceptional experiences and talent at corporate events, inspiring guests on themes like connection, personal attention, the courage for vulnerability coloring outside the lines.

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How to build a hybrid dream team

SHANE SNOW

CEO SNOW MEDIA, JOURNALIST & HUMAN EXPLORER

BREAKTHROUGH TEAMWORK AND REMOTE COLLABORATION STARTING FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY, LEADERSHIP SKILLS 2021, STORYTELLING, INNOVATION AND DIVERSITY.

Shane Snow is a Pulitzer-Prize-nominated journalist covering human behavior and business, an award-winning entrepreneur and the bestselling author of Smartcuts, The Storytelling Edge, and Dream Teams.

How to create a culture of belonging

Claude Silver

Chief Heart officer, Vayner Media

How to create an environment where people feel like being able to bring their whole selves to work.

Claude Silver, is the world’s first ever Chief Heart Officer, working at Gary Vee’s VaynerMedia. She focusses on making all the 800 employees feel ‘seen and heard’. Gary Vee is the famous disruptive entrepreneur, with millions of followers, who deeply recognizes the role of Chief Heart Officer, as the second most important role in the organization after his role as a CEO.

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Claude Silver

CHIEF HEART OFFICER, VAYNER MEDIA


HOW TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE BEING ABLE TO BRING THEIR WHOLE SELVES TO WORK.

Claude Silver, is the world’s first ever Chief Heart Officer, working at Gary Vee’s VaynerMedia. She focusses on making all the 800 employees feel ‘seen and heard’. Gary Vee is the famous disruptive entrepreneur, with millions of followers, who deeply recognizes the role of Chief Heart Officer, as the second most important role in the organization after his role as a CEO.

The science and impact of happiness at work
Tal Ben-Shahar
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Tal Ben-Shahar

CO-FOUNDER, HAPPINESS STUDIES ACADEMY

Discover the powerful ingredients of establishing happiness at work.

Tal Ben Shahar is one of Harvard University’s most popular lecturers. He’s a scientist with an ultimate goal of ‘Bringing happiness to life’. His approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on psychology, organizational behavior, education, and philosophy. He focusses on the heart and mind connection and urges you to ‘Feel The Science’.

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Tal Ben-Shahar

CO-FOUNDER, HAPPINESS STUDIES ACADEMY

Discover the powerful ingredients of establishing happiness at work.

Tal Ben Shahar is one of Harvard University’s most popular lecturers. He’s a scientist with an ultimate goal of ‘Bringing happiness to life’. His approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on psychology, organizational behavior, education, and philosophy. He focusses on the heart and mind connection and urges you to ‘Feel The Science’.

Wellbeing = Profit

Ann De Bisschop

Beligium’s #1 Wellbeing Expert

Why wellbeing is the new gold for both employers and employees

Ann De Bisschop has worked in the media business for more than 25 years and has held several management positions. She successfully put the radio stations Qmusic and JOE on the map and as Commercial Director and later as General Manager Radio she was part of the executive committee of Medialaan, now DPG Media. She then focused on the well-being of DPG Media employees as Wellbeing Director.
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Additional speakers

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Ann De Bisschop

Belgium’s #1 Wellbeing Expert

WELLBEING = PROFIT (Keynote)

Why wellbeing is the new gold for both employers and employees

ANOUK LAGAE

CEO ACCENT

A PLEA TO BUILD MORE DIVERSE AND HAPPY TEAMS (Keynote)

The truth on not being short of talents, but being short of open-minded hiring managers.

GINA PEETERS

TV Host, Trainer & Coach

POSITIVE INTELLIGENCE AT WORK (Keynote)

The role of Positive Intelligence as the key predictor of success, happiness, and positivity.

HERMAN KONINGS

TRENDWATCHER, POWERED BY B-TONIC

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MENTAL HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES. (WORKSHOP)

Discover local and international trends and changes in mental and physical health within companies. What is the future impact of COVID-19 on employees, market and society.

MARTIJN VAN LAAK

DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF LCG

THE ‘OUCH’ MISTAKES IN BUILDING A GREAT WORKPLACE – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM AS A LEADER. (WORKSHOP)

At LCG we’re at the forefront of developing employee happiness. We ranked number #1 Great Place To Work for six consecutive years. But to get there, we made a lot of mistakes. Want to learn and bloom your company culture? Join us and experience how.

Leo Rastogi, PhD.

Co-founder of Ayam, Author and Spiritual Teacher

THE HARD TRUTH OF WORKPLACE WELLBEING NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT (WORKSHOP)

In this workshop you learn how to collaborate without competition and to unfold success without stress.

NATHALIE ARTEEL

EXPERT IN COMPANY CULTURE, RECOGNITION & HIGH PERFORMANCE
CO-CEO AT THE ARTEEL GROUP

BUILDING A POSITIVE COMPANY CULTURE IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS (WORKSHOP)

How do you build a positive company culture where people go the extra mile? How do you
connect your employees with your mission and values?

QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, ANTWERP

No better way to inspire people than by hosting them in one of Belgium’s most inspiring cities. Its prime jewel, the Elizabeth Hall, will be our venue of the day. A great place to share ideas, promote innovative workplace wisdom and conceive the ideas considered crazy by others, but truly next step by us.

ADDRESS

Koningin Astridplein 26, 2018 Antwerpen
Belgium

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

13th Dec 2021

13th Dec 2021 : Day - 01
8:00 - 9:45

Doors open

Each great day in the history of the world began with a cup of coffee and getting to know each other

9:45 - 11:10

Ricardo Semler

  • Ricardo Semler  
  • CEO Semco Partners & Best Selling Author

Best known for his radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering, Ricardo Semler is internationally recognized as a catalyst of cultural change leading to employee-empowered leadership. Best-selling author of the classic MAVERICK and THE SEVEN-DAY WEEKEND.

11:10 - 12:00

Iris Hond

  • Iris Hond  
  • Speaker, Pianist and Composer

Iris Hond is a unique artist who keynotes while playing the piano. She shares her exceptional experiences and talent at corporate events, inspiring guests on themes like connection, personal attention, the courage for vulnerability coloring outside the lines.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

We’ll provide a healthy lunch and drinks, what did you expect?

13:00 - 13:45

Parallel Sessions 1

  • HERMAN KONINGS (workshop)   MARTIJN VAN LAAK (WORKSHOP)  

Room A: Herman Konings (workshop, B-Tonic), Main Hall: Gold 1 & Gold 2 (keynotes), Room B: Martijn Van Laak (workshop)

14:00 - 14:45

Parallel Sessions 2

  • NATHALIE ARTEEL (workshop)   Ann De Bisschop (keynote)   ANOUK LAGAE   GINA PEETERS (keynote)   Leo Rastogi, PhD. (workshop)  

Room A: Nathalie Arteel (workshop), Main Hall: Ann De Bisschop / Anouk Lagae / Gina Peeters (keynotes), Room B: Dr. Leo Rastogi (workshop)

14:45 - 15:05

Break

15:15 - 15:30

Local impact speed case 1

15:30 - 15:45

Local impact speed case 2

15:45 - 16:30

Shane Snow

  • Shane Snow  
  • CEO Snow Media & Human Explorer

16:30 - 16:50

Break

BREAK

16:50 - 18:00

Claude Silver

  • Claude Silver  
  • Chief Heart Officer Vayner Media

Claude Silver, is the world’s first ever Chief Heart Officer, working at Gary Vee’s VaynerMedia. She focusses on making all the 800 employees feel ‘seen and heard’. Gary Vee is the famous disruptive entrepreneur, with millions of followers, who deeply recognizes the role of Chief Heart Officer, as the second most important role in the organization after his role as a CEO.

18:00 - 19:00

Tal Ben-Shahar

  • Tal Ben-Shahar  
  • Co-founder Happiness Studies Academy

Tal Ben Shahar is one of Harvard University’s most popular lecturers. He’s a scientist with an ultimate goal of ‘Bringing happiness to life’. His approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on psychology, organizational behavior, education, and philosophy. He focusses on the heart and mind connection and urges you to ‘Feel The Science’.

19:00 - 20:00

After Drinks

Partners

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