Programme

The principal objective of the conference was to develop the current business case for investing in corporate health and a participatory corporate culture.

The conference addressed key issues of workplace health, employee participation and corporate culture, which are of predominant significance for the future. Topics included:

 

 

Thursday, 30 October 2008

10:00 - 10:30 
Media Facility

As of 10:15     
Registration and Reception

11:00              
Conference Opening / Welcome

Duncan Learmouth
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Partnerships, Member of Corporate Executive Team GlaxoSmithKline plc, United Kingdom

Liz Mohn
Vice-Chair of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung;
Chair, Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

Lord McKenzie of Luton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Government Spokesperson, Department for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom

KEYNOTE
"Health, well-being and performance - Enterprise for Health"
Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth
President of the European Network "Enterprise for Health",
Former President of the German Bundestag (Lower House)


KEYNOTE
"Healthy enterprises in a global Europe – sustaining economic success and well-being"
Prof. Cary Cooper
Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom  

13:00  
Lunch

15:00  
Managing healthy work – learning from each other 
parallel breakout sessions


16:30  
Plenary Session

The role of corporate health and workplace partnership in Europe’s economies – nice to have or key to strategic asset?

Dr. Robert Anderson (Chair)
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

Hugh Robertson
Trade Union Congress, United Kingdom

Jan Vandenhove
Vigeo Belgium, Corporate Social Responsibility Rating Agency, Belgium

Ronald de Leij
General Employers Federation AWVN, The Netherlands


17:30  
Conclusion / Day 1

Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth
President of the European Network "Enterprise for Health",
Former President of the German Bundestag (Lower House)

 

Conference Dinner 

Dinner Speech
Total leadership
Prof. Stewart D. Friedman
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America

 

 

Friday, 31 October 2008

09:00
Opening
Prof. Dame Carol Black
National Director for Health and Work, United Kingdom

09:30
KEYNOTE
"The future of work and health"
Prof. Dr. Juhani Ilmarinen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland

10:45
Managing healthy work – learning from each other 
parallel breakout sessions


12:45
Lunch

13:45
KEYNOTE
"Partnership and business models"
Prof. James O’Toole

University of Southern California, USA

14:30 - 15:00
Conclusion / Conference Closes

Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth
President of the European Network "Enterprise for Health",
Former President of the German Bundestag (Lower House)

 


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