On Tuesday 29th November event professional Dan Assor will be leading and hosting Event Relief 2022, an 11-hour virtual event, raising essential funds for three event industry charities EventWell, Make It Blue, and Meeting Industry Meeting Needs.

Dan created, and first launched Event Relief in March 2021 as a global 24-hour event which raised £10,000 to support event professionals in financial need during the height of the Covid19 pandemic.

Why does it matter?

Mental health related illness affects one in three event professionals every year. Mental Health services are in crisis and the cost of living crisis is affecting many people who are having to decide whether to heat their homes, heat their food, or whether or not they will be able to pay their mortgage or rent. This can all have a devastating effect on health and wellbeing, resulting in mental decline that leads to mental distress. Every donation goes towards helping individuals who are experiencing personal and financial hardship. This event will make a real difference to real people, our event people.

£250 could support three event professionals with a family grocery shop

£500 could provide six sessions of talking therapy for an event professional

£1,000 could provide a hardship relief grant for two event professionals to cover rent, mortgage, or utility arrears

Where do the donations go?

EventWell is a charitable social enterprise, dedicated to cultivating mental health awareness, with the aim of campaigning, educating and supporting better mental health and wellbeing in the event industry. Pledge by EventWell offers grant giving and financial support to any event professional experiencing personal struggle or hardship.

Make it Blue, a community interest company started by the UK events and entertainment industry, aims to support colleagues (and others) in need, and promote mental health awareness through arts, culture and entertainment projects. They generate funds to support selected charities and creative engagement projects that have a specific focus on mental health and wellbeing.

Meeting Needs is a registered charity founded by leading figures in the UK conference and
events Industry. The objective of Meeting Needs is to raise funds for worthy causes relevant to the events industry.

What will actually happen on the day?

On the hour, every hour, running from 8am – 7pm GMT, different companies will run a mixture of fun & informative 45 minute sessions to raise awareness and donations through creative and imaginative approaches.

Latest Schedule:

Session TimeDetails
8:00 AM (GMT)“Good Morning Booster”
Lizzie Williamson “The excuse buster from down under” featuring Doug Emslie, CEO, Tarsus Group
9:00 AM (GMT)“Set your mind at ease with new event ideas”
Merijn Van Buuren, Event Mender, Vanessa Lovatt, Notified
10:00 AM (GMT) “Sustainability for the Soul”
Kate Vandenburg, Business Design Centre & Kyle Soo, B Corp UK
11:00 AM (GMT)“The Problem The Founder’s Journey”
Adam Jones, FFAIR, Tamar Beck, Gleanin, Joe Atkinson, Lineup Ninja
12:00 PM (GMT)“The Great Big Event Industry Quiz”
Clear Path Analysis
1:00 PM (GMT)“Pilates For Beginners”
Shocklogic feauring Karen Perea
2:00 PM (GMT)“Why working with influencers can drive awareness and registrations for your event”
Gordon Glenister
3:00 PM (GMT)“The events industry through the eyes of future event profs.”
University of East London
4:00 PM (GMT)“Finding calm amongst the chaos – An introduction to Mindfulness”
Lucy Woods of Presence of Mind
4:30 PM (GMT)Easyfairs
5:00 PM (GMT)“Expo Stars Unplugged – featuring music from Lea Volpe”
Lee Ali, Expo Stars
6:00 PM (GMT)Nineteen Group

Plus Music from Cisco Garza from Notified & Christian Larsmon from Terrapinn.

Plus Dan will chat with representatives from all 3 beneficiary organisations throughout the event.

Ways to watch

The event will be streamed live on this page, and across Dan Assor’s YouTubeFacebook, and LinkedIn pages, for people to enjoy, engage with and donate.

Get Involved

Please visit and share the LinkedIn event page here; https://www.linkedin.com/events/eventrelief20226993270604703399936/comments/

Please download and share promotional banners on your social platforms here; https://app.gleanin.com/share/campaigns/7409/variants