Palm Beach Gardens, FL, October 09, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Progressive roundtable discussions with nationally-recognized physicians on cancer care and upbeat ways to integrate generational differences among millennials and older employees were two of many highly-attended sessions that provided the backdrop to this year’s record-setting Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress event.
At this year’s Congress, almost 3,000 attendees participated in the event, up nearly 40 percent from the previous year. More than 200 speakers presented at this year’s Congress, and these sessions gave participants unparalleled opportunities to network with industry colleagues. Each year the EHBC aims to educate, inform and certify leading industry employers and providers so they gain more knowledge about how to care for employees and integrate innovative healthcare strategies in the workplace.
“This year’s conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando went down as one for the history books,” noted Jonathan Edelheit, President and CEO of Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress. “From the skyrocketing number of our registered attendees to the high caliber of our sponsors and exhibitors to our top tier keynote speakers, we could not have asked for a better conference this year. We are ecstatic at the incredible feedback we have received from our exhibitors, speakers and participants and are looking toward providing another record-breaking conference in Washington, D.C., in September 2016.”
Featured keynote speaker Olympic Gold Medalist, ice skater Scott Hamilton delivered the welcome and opening keynote address to a packed audience the first evening. Other prominent speakers included three times international bestselling author David Meerman Scott, Surgeon General and Secretary of Health of Florida Dr. John Armstrong, and Gary Hirschel, business leader for InMovement. InMovement’s vision is for the activated workplace as they showcased functional products aimed to increase workplace productivity, reduce a sedentary lifestyle and bring movement back to the workplace.
Enthusiasm by participants was evident this year. “This EHBC conference was invigorating!” explained Johanna Tanno, Wellness Coordinator, Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. “The speakers were not only knowledgeable about the health and wellness field they were inspirational. The exhibitors were applicable to wellness programming and truly some of the friendliest people I met. The networking opportunities were also priceless. I left the conference with a new energy to take back to my employees and workplace.”
Wearable technology was a leading topic of discussion at this year’s conference. More than $150,000 in wearable technology devices were given away by companies that included Intel, Garmin, Polar, ENDEVR™, YOO Fitness®, LifeTrak® and JAWBONE®. This year the EHBC held its Second Fitness Wearable Device Think Tank & Challenge and the Attendee Movement Challenge. More than 1,000 wearable devices were given away to attendees.
The EHBC will host its 8th annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress event next year at the Gaylord Hotel in Washington, D.C., September 25th through September 28th. For more information about attending or exhibiting, please contact Seth Golbe at 561-792-4418 x825 or email email@example.com.