citywork Amsterdam
29th May 2018

Latest Delegates: Marks and Spencer - AMC Networks International UK - Affinity Water Ltd - INDITEX - Tokio Marine - KPMG - HTB - Leathams - Britvic Soft Drinks - Virgin Limited Edition - You View Television Ltd - L'Occitane Ltd - Selfridges - British Airways - Miki Travel - Addleshaw Goddard LLP - 3BM Ltd - Marriott - AllSaints Retail Ltd - Hall & Partners - American Express Global Business Travel - Olympia London - Financial Conduct Authority - Harrods - McCANN - Ralph & Russo - ODEON & UCI Cinemas - GSA Group - The Telegraph - Charles Stanley - - DAC Beachcroft LLP - Capita - John Lewis Partnership - Beazley - BMS Group - Partners In Costs Ltd - Kambi - NBC Universal - BNP Paribas - Taylor Wessing - City and Hackney Mind - Eurostar International - The Barbican - Greater London Authority - Bank of England - Transport for London - Dentons  - Department for Transport (DFT) - HMRC - Travelex - FitFlop - British Airways - Restaurants Ass for Google London - Zurich Insurance Company Ltd - IPONWEB - City of London Police - Global Aerospace - MS Amlin - Dassault Systèmes - BT - Aon Services Group - London Stock Exchange - Kingsley Napley LLP - HSBC - Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants Ltd - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP - Capita - Charles Taylor - Oliver Agency - Mastercard- Pearson - Ernst & Young LLP - Markel International - L'Oreal - London Marriott Hotel West India Quay - Shakespeare Globe - Linklaters LLP - Zenith Bank (UK) Limited - Landesbank Hessen - Thüringen - Natixis -Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP - Sanlam - Cyient Europe Ltd - Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd - AON - Thomas Cook Group - HMRC - Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP - Rio Tinto - HSBC - Michael Kors - Unilever - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP - Verizon - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Maples Teesdale - Raymond James Investment Services Limited - SIX Financial Information UK Ltd - Verizon - Mizuho - Wells Fargo Bank - Santander - Macfarlanes LLP - KIKO MILANO - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

In major cities across Europe, considerable investment is being made in corporate health & wellbeing as an essential element of achieving competitive advantage and employee-productivity improvement.

As the financial and business capital of the Netherlands (and home to more than 2,700 international-enterprises) the need to support positive health and wellbeing among Amsterdam’s highly-skilled and diverse workforce is of critical importance to the national economy.

The Citywork Amsterdam congress will examine the business case for increased workforce-investment and the productivity benefits this will bring to this multi-employer business community.

Through keynote presentations and themed workshops, Citywork Amsterdam will educate and inform leaders - from across the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area - drawn from HR, Personnel, Talent Management, Benefits, Renumeration, Health & Wellbeing.







Herbert Schilthuis - Director of Global Health and Safety: HEINEKEN International B.V. (confirmed)



Ester Klaeijsen - NL HR Country Lead: Cisco (confirmed)



Peter Smeets - Chairman: Stichting Tegenkracht (confirmed)



Paulien Bongers - Director: Prevention Work and Health: TNO (confirmed)







A, 10 reasons why your health & wellbeing strategy is failing (Room Location: TBC)
Presenting and examining the 10 reasons why Health & Wellbeing Strategies are failing. Dive into 13 years of experience in working closely with HR leaders and HR managers as well as company health & safety managers to ensure you learn from best practices to avoid having to do the work twice! These solutions are simple and goal-oriented and guarantee the successful and sustainable implementation of your Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Key Learning Objectives: Examining the most common mistakes made during the introduction of health strategies as well as sharing simple and practical solutions for the successful implementation of health initiatives, with a focus on sustainable, long term outcomes and results.

B, Corporate health & well-being: how to establish an effective provider network (Room Location: TBC)
There are numerous providers in the work-related healthcare market, but in practice, many organisations fail to put serious thought into choosing a provider. The choice is often made only when an employee actually falls ill. However, it’s worth taking a more conscious approach to choosing a provider- often at an earlier stage- and activating a different kind of healthcare. This session will outline both at employer and employee level when certain choices are available, and explain which kind of healthcare is most effective at each stage. This will ensure you have the right healthcare provider at the right moment, ultimately getting the best care for your employees. And with a number of objective criteria, you can get started yourself!

C, How to influence your employee health by increasing intrinsic motivation (Room Location: TBC)
Company fitness, lifestyle workshops and healthy lunches are examples of currently used tools to increase employee well-being. All which works well on engaged employees, however these tools are insufficient to reach the group that need it the most, the unhealthy, unmotivated employee. Find out, in this session, which skills managers could apply to manage well-being in their teams. Practicing these skills will result in an increase of perceived autonomy, positive relationships and more use of your employees’ strengths. As a result, the intrinsic motivation of employees for work will increase, which will help unhealthy employees start participating in well-being programmes.

D, Stress and Burn Out on the Work Floor (Room Location TBC)
Burnout on the shop floor is a very topical theme and it seems as if more and more people have to deal with this. Work stress is number 1 in work-related absence. Younger employees up to 35 years of age have relatively more burn-out compared to employees in other age groups.

Research shows that stress complaints are signalled too late and are not taken seriously. The consequences are overload, overstrain, stress and eventually long-term failure due to burn-out.

Do you recognize this?

  • You know that work stress is an emerging problem, but you do not know how to prevent this within your company;
  • Burn-out is a topical theme, but you do not have time to inform your people about this;
  • Burn-out is not yet at the top of your priority list;
  • You suspect that your employees can also find the necessary information themselves on how to prevent a burn-out.

Our workshop burn out prevention in the workplace answers questions such as:

  • What exactly is burnout and what is not?
  • What is the difference between healthy stress and unhealthy chronic stress and how do you recognize that?
  • What exactly happens in our body as a result of chronic stress?
  • As an employer, colleague or HR professional, how do you pro-actively deal with unhealthy stress in the workplace?
  • Get handles on how to coach your colleagues or clients with regard to work pressure and balance;
  • Knowing that work stress is a growing problem; how can you prevent this on the work floor?
  • How can we prevent burnout in the broader field?



A, Productivity, Efficiency, Vitality – The Impact of Sleep (Room Location: TBC)
We need high quality sleep in order to function at our full potential. However, as anyone in a high-pressure position will tell you, a good night’s sleep is absolutely not a given! One in two employees arrive at work not properly rested, the impact upon your productivity and efficiency and their vitality is great. This session will outline the effects a lack of sleep has on the mind and body. We will also show the latest sleep enhancement and light treatment tools and techniques which will help your employees to sleep more efficiently. Enabling them to stay fit, happy and healthy and to perform to their full potential.

B, Financial insight, a key driver in employee wellbeing (Room Location: TBC)
Research shows the importance of financial wellbeing for employees. Increasing retirement age and more flexible work require employees to take more control over their career and finances. For employers to think about how to adjust to these changes. Furthermore, increasing regulation urges employers to provide employees with a clear understanding of employee benefits.

Giving personal finance insight has huge advantages for both employer and employees. During the workshop we will give you a clear insight in the effect of personal financial planning for employees and why recently it has become part of many collective labor agreements in the Netherlands.

FinBase is specialized in providing financial insight to employees with a scalable and effective solution Our solution won several awards and is used by companies like Randstad and IBM, but also by employees of the Provinces and the Waterschappen.

C, Imagine a world where everyone is a leader! (Room Location: TBC)
This is the vision that along with the latest research on engagement and motivation is driving SelfLeaders, a culture & leadership agency. Bridging strategy & culture in interactive experiences, helping organizations around the world such as Spotify, PwC and Harvard. Bita Yazdani, Global Head of Culture Strategy at SelfLeaders (with previous experience working with Simon Sinek inspiring organizations to find and live their “why”) will lead a session where we will experience an intense and interactive experience packed with the latest research, inspiration and exercises you can bring back to your team and practice immediately.





A, Energy Re-Boot (Room Location: TBC)
Get that ‘double-espresso’ effect without reaching for the coffee! Experience how to liven up your team, sharpen their focus and boost their mood with a combination of short, simple yet amazingly effective techniques. Perfect for important days in the office, a morning or post-lunch wake-up. A combination of simple stretches, breathing techniques, and mindfulness-based exercises will super-charge energy and focus. No sweat or effort required – and you don’t even have to change out of your business clothes.

B, The role of HR and L&D in Digital Transformation (Room Location: TBC)
The world is rapidly changing with the advent of digital. Navigating your company through the digital revolution often means an influential transformation on many levels. As an HR professional, you should ask yourself: “What role should I play in this digital transformation?” In many organisations, HR and L&D are an important driver. They are not only responsible for attracting the right employees that can drive change, but also for teaching employees the right skills and knowledge.

During this track, you will study the examples of other national and international operating organisations (insurance, B2B and FMCG) on how HR and L&D took the lead in setting up strategies and projects to make sure the right knowledge and skills were developed.

C, Leadership in the digital age (Room Location: TBC)
The world is becoming increasingly digital. Ironically, this means that managers need to become more human. The office world no longer belongs to the sneaky office rat. I'll show you that helping others and being supportive is the most effective way to get to the top in a digital company. I'll even reverse it and show that the most effective way to become a digital company is to teach human values to your managers.