We work with a lot of event professionals, and we know just how
much time and hard work goes into organising conferences, meetings
While the majority of event profs are happy to put in the hard
work and hours because they love their job, we know it can
sometimes mean their wellbeing takes a hit. It's hard to prioritise
sleep, exercise and taking time out when you're up against the
clock and working on that all-important event.
With this in mind, we wanted to see how we could help improve
the wellbeing of event profs, so we conducted our own research with
bookers and organisers.
We found that over 70% of event organisers admit they lose sleep
the night before an event, with two thirds losing up to two hours.
Amazingly, one in 10 lose over three hours, mainly due to the
stress and anticipation of the event itself.
Over half of the event profs we surveyed said they never have
time to exercise while organising events, and admitted to 'powering
through' those feelings of tiredness and stress. Also, only 6% of
organisers make a conscious effort to always eat healthily during
an event - most just eat whatever's available, whenever they
The stress, and lack of time, for those in the industry is
clearly taking its toll, as 98% of event professionals admitted
they need time after an event for their bodies to recover, saying
it takes at least two days to recuperate.
It seemed to us that being stressed and time-poor were two key
issues for event profs, so we looked at how we could help. Enter
the QHotels Wellbeing Guide.
We worked with our chefs, personal trainers, spa teams and
events coordinators to create some handy tips, exercise ideas and
food suggestions that would help event profs and improve
The resulting guide is a step-by-step handbook, with tips on
improving sleep, energy levels, diet and relaxation. Importantly,
they're all designed not to take up too much time in the run-up to
Event bookers can also benefit from our Fitbit or Apple
Watch incentive and claim a free fitness tracker devise to
help monitor and boost wellbeing.
You can view or download the Wellbeing Guide
here. And don't forget to share it with colleagues, friends or
family members - they can all benefit.