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ISMA’s Annual Conference Growth 2018 Will be Held on

Friday 9th November


The Royal Over-Seas League, 5 Park Place, St James's,

London SW1A 1LR

Our conference this year will be the concluding highlight of the first-ever week devoted to stress awareness, with International Stress Awareness Day on Wednesday 7th and many other events and activities during the week, including a Stress Fair, On-line Global Stress Summit, and Stress Helpline.

We are also delighted to let you know that due to last year’s conference sell out, we have booked a larger room at the Royal Over-Seas League.

The Conference Theme Will be -

Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?

Technology impacts on all our lives, so it’s appropriate that ISMA becomes involved in a debate about its far-reaching consequences, for better or for worse. We will explore –

  • The stressful effects of the 24/7 lifestyle that technology has brought
  • The positive contribution that technology can make, helping us manage our lives better

Opening Address, Keynote Speakers & Workshop Leaders


Our conference will be opened by Dany Cotton - the first female Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade.  She was the first woman to be awarded The Queen's Fire Service medal and was previously named Outstanding Public Servant of the Year.  Within months of taking up her post as Commissioner, she led the emergency response to two attacks in Westminster and London Bridge, as well as the Grenfell disaster which has been described as the worst humanitarian disaster in recent history. Dany will talk candidly about managing the traumatising effect the tragedy and its aftermath has had on her worforce and herself. 


  • Dany Cotton - London Fire Commissioner
  • Rohit Talwar - Global Futurist
  • Elizabeth Wright - Australian Paralympic Silver and Bronze medalist
  • Dr. Lynda Shaw - Cognitive Neuroscientist
  • Professor Lennart Levi - Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Medicine
  • Professor Andrew Sharman - Professor of Leadership & Safety culture
  • Hari Kalymnios - Mindset, Resilence & Wellbeing Consultant
  • Rob Stevenson -  Founder, Inside Out
  • Geoff McDonald - past Global VP HR Unilver,Campaigner for Mental Health at Wortk
  • Celynn Erasmus - Dietician, Author
  • Tom Meyers - Osteopath, Author
  • Laura Willis - Founder, Shine Offline
  • MC: Penny Haslam - Journalist and Broadcaster

Book Your Place Now!

The Conference promises to be a landmark event, with appearances by fascinating speakers talking about subjects related to the theme of technology and stress. We’re hoping that as many of you as possible will be attending.

Book your place now. We look forward to seeing you at Growth 2018

Conference Rates

September – November 2018

Standard Rate: £147 (Members) £187 (Non-Members)

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company or organisation would like to sponsor International Stress Awarenes Week, taking advantage of a great opportunity to promote your business as well as supporting a national campaign to combat stress, then please contact us today!


See what was being said about our last conference:

Watch our conference showreel:

Book your place today. We look forward to seeing you at GROWTH 2018.

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Event Location : London SW1A 1LR, United Kingdom

Event Timing
9 November 2018 To 9 November 2018
9:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Ticket Booking From
14 December 2017 To 8 November 2018
Ticket Details
Title Price
Members  £  147.00
Non-members  £  187.00

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