What is the quality of life conference?

Improving quality of life is Sodexo’s business and core mission. We provide services in daycare centers, schools, hospitals, senior living communities, companies, stadiums and military facilities worldwide.

At Sodexo, we are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the well-being of people. We consider quality of life to be a key and yet largely unexplored aspect of individual and collective performance. Based on this conviction, in 2015, we organized the first Quality of Life Conference in New York City. With our second conference, in 2017, we will continue to move the needle toward more inclusive growth and a stronger social fabric.

This conference will be an opportunity to explore new solutions for tomorrow’s needs. We will look at measurable and realistic ways to make progress – drawing on the collective experience of thinkers, influencers and consumers from across the globe.

The Quality of Life 2015 Conference

Pepper Robot

In addition, the Conference will offer a unique opportunity to address the quality of life challenges of tomorrow during the Discovery session.

This exhibition space will allow our guests to experience quality of life solutions for every stage of life. From robot waiters to virtual reality demonstrations and much more, participants will be able to discover hands-on, interactive and immersive experiences. In line with its commitment to improve quality of life for all, Sodexo will showcase some of its latest innovations as well as those developed by game-changing startups from around the world.

2017 PROGRAM

Day 1 - Oct 16, 2017
EMBRACING TOMORROW'S NEEDS

We will delve into the future of quality of life through the eyes of different consumer groups: Corporate Employees, Patients, Workers in Atypical Environments, Seniors, Students and Citizens, in plenary sessions and breakout sessions.

Day 2 - Oct 17, 2017
EXPLORING NEW SOLUTIONS

We will focus on new solutions for quality of life challenges through interactive Discovery experiences, a special Trailblazer Challenge session featuring seasoned leaders and rising changemakers, as well as immersive and experiential moments and startup pitches.

SPEAKERS IN 2017

The 2017 conference will be an opportunity to explore new solutions for tomorrow’s needs. We will look at measurable and realistic ways to make progress – drawing on the collective experience of thinkers, influencers and consumers from across the globe. Among the speakers are:

See biography →Dr. Vincent Attalin

Dr. Vincent Attalin

Aviitam

MD, Co-Founder and Chairman

See biography →Dr. Anne C. Beal, MD, MPH

Dr. Anne C. Beal, MD, MPH

Sanofi

MD, MPH, Chief Patient Officer

See biography →Sophie Bellon

Sophie Bellon

Sodexo

Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

See biography →Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom

Oxford University

Philosopher, Professor at Oxford University and Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute

See biography →Eric Brun-Sanglard

Eric Brun-Sanglard

The Blind Designer, Inc.

Interior Designer, Motivational Speaker and Author

See biography →Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE

Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health

See biography →Fabian Dattner

Fabian Dattner

Homeward Bound and Dattner Grant

Leadership Activist, Aauthor, Speaker, Co-Founder, Founding Partner

See biography →Philippine Dolbeau

Philippine Dolbeau

New School

Founder