Fringe events

Alongside our three-streamed agenda with over 30 inspirational speakers, we will also be offering an exciting programme of Fringe Events throughout the day - all included in your ticket price.

The Fringe Events programme aims to focus on you as an individual and offers the chance for you to learn how you can develop your personal brand, how you can improve your work-life balance, have a 1-2-1 session with one of our mentors or enjoy one of our yoga sessions on offer during the day. There really is something for everyone!


10:45 - 11:15 How to network naturally; your personal Brand 

This fringe session will focus on developing your personal brand; improving your LinkedIn with focus on how to best present your profession and expertise on social media and in the board room.


In addition to the mentoring session on the festival programme, we'll also have a mentoring zone open for part of the day. Book in a 15 minute 1-2-1 session with one of our lead mentors from 12:00 - 14:00.

HSBC Global Asset Management YOGA ZONE: 

08:15 - 08:45 - Mini Yin Yang Session - 

The session will focus on energising and uplifting the class with a focus on connection to the self and others.

Of the body, like a majestic mountain

Of the breath, like a calm lake

Of the mind, like the deep blue of the sky


14:00 - 14:30:

In this interactive session we will discuss how to make flexible working a success by looking at how you can maximise your productivity, enjoyment and career progression.

Topics covered will be:

Benefits and Challenges of Flexible Working

Communication and Use of Technologies

Keeping Your Value

Maintaining Boundaries In Your Personal and Professional Life

Keeping a Work/Life Balance

Wellbeing as a Flexible Worker

You will leave the session with practical tools and tips on how to make flexible working work for you


15:35 - 15:55

The number of stress-related absences in financial services is higher now than in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, employment law specialist Fox & Partners has found in an analysis of Health and Safety Executive figures. Many within the industry don’t believe that businesses are doing enough to support their employees, banking and financial service industries employees in particularly are prone to sedentary behaviour, poor nutrition and sleep deprivation, impacting on their overall health and productivity. We hope our mindfulness zone will go some way in bridging that gap; providing you with a workshop sharing useful tips on how to reduce and take control of your day-to-day stresses, learning how to switch off, and mindfulness techniques to handle stressful situation within the workplace.