AV company PSP has held a webinar to give freelancers an opportunity to voice their concerns and to receive a wellbeing class.
The webinar, held on 27 May, saw over 150 freelancers, suppliers and clients join the debate as they discussed what the next few months ahead may look like, and how organisers are starting to plan for the prospect of exhibitions re-opening.
Trudy Wilde, exhibitions director, PSP and David Woodcock, director, at PSP hosted the event alongside fellow panelists Cheryl McMorrow, head of operations (US), Closer Still Media and Lou Kiwinuka, MD, The Shaper Group and Vice-Chair Of ESSA.
Wilde explained: “Our freelancers and suppliers are so important to us at PSP, we wanted to try and shine a light on some of the issues they are all facing. We didn’t want this webinar to be about doom and gloom and that’s the feedback we received. We are grateful to each and every one who attended and got involved with some brilliant questions and we want them all to know we are here and hopefully that the end is a little bit closer”
Wilde explained that one of the big topics during the debate was the potential impact of virtual events on the industry.
We also had a ten-minute mindfulness session from Siôn Stansfield, Co-Founder, POINT3 Wellbeing to offer the audience some tips on how to look after our wellbeing during these difficult times.
McMorrow added: “Now more than ever it’s important to stay connected with our peers in the industry, share thoughts and insights to move forward with one collaborative voice, and this is great way to do just that.”
Kiwinuka said: “Any session that focuses our industry on what we can do for the future is a benefit right now, and even more so when we are looking to our freelance community. It was great to be part of such a well executed event.”
The event concluded with a 10 minute mindfulness session from Siôn Stansfield, co-founder, POINT3 Wellbeing, to offer the audience some tips on how to look after themselves.
See the video here https://vimeo.com/425083652