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International Confex 2019 Wrap Up: Mental Health, BadgeNow & More

Roni Romo |

confex standThis week marked the end of the 2019 International Confex conference in Olympia, London. The International Confex, which is the largest gathering of event professionals in London since 1984, inspired event professionals with a packed schedule of keynote speakers, eventtech sessions, and more.

Check out our onsite Aventri team members’ three favorite things that happened at Confex 2019.

1. Mental Health Awareness

Having struggled with mental illness himself, keynote speaker, Will Young, discussed how planners can maintain wellbeing while leading a full and fulfilling life.

In an industry that is so fast-paced, Young notes how mental wellbeing and self-care tips are needed to help planners maintain healthy and happy minds. “Unhappy, stressed, and isolated employees are simply unable to serve themselves or their companies in the best way. Removing the shame, providing safe spaces and concentrating on employees’ wellbeing will create a better brand for the company and make it more welcoming for everyone.” Will Young, Conference News Interview.


Photo Credit: Ashfield Events Twitter  

2. Bubbles, Bubbles, and More Bubbles

Have you seen the pictures and videos yet? Everyone was bubbling it up at Confex 19 at Bubble Inc’s booth. The 9-time Guinness Record holder offers a variety of bubbling making products that can put your guests inside giant bubbles at your next event. Learn more.




 Photo Credit: @SamsamBubbleman Twitter

3. BadgeNow

Aventri unveiled BadgeNow at Confex 2019. BadgeNow is the first self-service badge printer to offer clients high-quality color badges for events. Not only do the badges print in 12 seconds, but BadgeNow allows clients to print badges on-demand, offering attendees a quick and easy onsite check-in solution. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring BadgeNow to market and have attendees test out the new technology,” says Brian Friedman, Vice President of Digital Innovation at Aventri.Read more here.
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Did you attend Confex? What did you think? Did we miss any cool and interesting occurrences? Let us know by commenting below!

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This Post was Written by Roni Romo

Roni joined Aventri in the summer of 2016 as an Event Marketing Coordinator. Her focus and responsibility is on executing Aventri global event program to help drive leads and brand awareness for the business.

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