Event profs battled it out to be crowned the greatest athletes in the industry at the first-ever Calisthetics Games: The MICE Edition, hosted by micebook at Factory 45 in London on 14th November 2018.

Point3 Wellbeing’s Siôn Stansfield won the greatest male athlete title, while Kivent’s Loretta Matzke was named the greatest female athlete.

Marriott Luxury Brands’ Michael Wiseman and Barbara Dunay both picked up Best Sportsmanship awards, while the Mental Attitude and Most Hussle awards went to emc3’s Imogen Darch and Bold’s Caleb Parker respectively. And finally, the Best Team Award was given to the cutely-named The Dog Lovers, featuring Tourism Vancouver’s Lois Wallis, and EY’s Rosie Gamble and Sarika Kinash.

Participants took part in a series of six tough tests aimed at measuring their athletic and functional performance, with points awarded based on how well they placed in each event, and those with the most points declared the champions.

The event also featured campfire sessions designed to address many of the issues faced by busy professionals, from how to nourish your body during a non-stop day onsite, to hitting the ground running after a long-haul flight.

Speakers included Manchester City’s Adam Collins, Papillon Luck of 15th Degree, a health entrepreneur and expert in wellness for business travellers, Mojo Wellbeing’s Patrick Moore Jones, a personal trainer, and catering specialist Boulevard Events’ Mark Maher.Allan Scott

The Calisthetics Games were created by coach, speaker and author Jason Allan Scott. Etihad and Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau also partnered with micebook for the event, which was hailed a huge success.

With event management listed again as one of the most stressful jobs in the world, at last the industry is recognising the importance of wellness for event managers. The micebook event coupled team work in the form of the Calistethics Games, along with lots of interesting talks from professionals with plenty of handy tips and advice on how to manage things such as diet and eating when on-site, how to manage travelling across multiple timezones and how to really perform at your peak whilst on-site. Thanks micebook for putting on such a great event for event managers, I certainly shared the advice given with my team.

Sarika Kinash
EMEIA Meeting & Events Operations Manager, EY


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