Workplace Wellness Festival

22 & 23 June 2020 | International Convention Centre, Sydney | Australia

AUSTRALIA’S GIANT FESTIVAL OF WORKPLACE HEALTH & WELLNESS!
1,500+ Delegates | 200+ Speakers | 80+ Exhibitors | 30+ Startups

WHAT IS THE WORKPLACE WELLNESS FESTIVAL?

Meet the people and companies transforming the way we stay healthy, happy and productive at work at Australia’s definitive workplace wellness event, now in its second big year!

Workplace Wellness Festival is Australia’s giant festival of workplace health and wellness. It is not just another conference. It is not just another expo.

  • Access the 200+ speaker, 5-track conference, all on one ticket. 
  • Join our big plenary sessions and dip in and out of 5 conference tracks running continuously all day every day.
  • Meet like-minded people in The Hub, grab a coffee at the cafe, browse the expo floor and check out the coolest tech ideas in the Startup Village.

Join the revolution in workplace health and wellbeing!

5 CONFERENCES, 200+ SPEAKERS

PLENARY 

Get the big picture, be motivated and inspired by the best and brightest experts from around Australia and the world

HEALTH & WELLNESS 

How are Australia’s coolest companies improving health and well-being and creating productive workplaces?

MENTAL WELLNESS 

How do you create the conditions for a happy and engaged workforce? How are companies responding to the mental health crisis?

MEANING & PURPOSE

Work with meaning & purpose is key to retaining staff. Find out why sustainability, diversity & inclusion and CSR are high on the agenda of Australia’s top companies

THE OFFICE

Learn about the trends in fit-out, design, facilities & office tech that are sweeping through the modern workplace

TECH

Technology has a key role in improving health & well-being. Discover the latest tools to boost collaboration, productivity & well-being

2019 Speakers Included

 HEALTH HACKS FOR THE WORKPLACE

Michael Mosley, one of the world’s leading authorities on health and wellbeing, science journalist and best-selling author, UK

RESILIENCE AT WORK: FROM STRESS TO COMPASSION & CONNECTION

Professor Elissa Epel, international expert in chronic stress and co-author with Nobel Prize winner Dr Elizabeth Blackburn of The Telomere Effect, USA

CASE STUDY: BUILD YOUR IDEAL DAY

Duncan Young, Head of Workplace Health & Wellbeing, Lendlease

BUSINESS AS AN AGENT OF WORLD BENEFIT

Professor David Cooperrider, the world’s foremost authority on strengths based, positive change, Case Western Reserve University, USA.

EASY & EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BRING WELLNESS TO THE WORKPLACE UTILISING TECHNOLOGY

Belinda Humphreys, Executive Board Member and Chief Operating Officer, Wellness Solutions

INNOVATIVE WAYS TO INTRODUCE WELLNESS TO THE WORKPLACE

Chantal Brodrick, Fitness Business Coach & Host of The Fitness Business Podcast, Wellness Solutions

SCARED LEADERSHIP: TRANSFORMING OUR WORKPLACES

Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Wakka Wakka/Wulli Wiulli Traditional Owner from Central Queensland, academic lecturer and university researcher in the field of leadership psychology and First Nations knowledge systems

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT WORKPLACE WELLBEING?

A/Professor Peggy Kern, senior lecturer at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education

TAMING TOXIC PEOPLE: THE SCIENCE OF IDENTIFYING & DEALING WITH PSYCHOPATHS AT WORK

David Gillespie, lawyer and best-selling author of Sweet Poison and Taming Toxic People

CASE STUDY: A MINDFUL TRANSFORMATION

Debra Just, CEO/GM, Willoughby Council

CREATING A CULTURE WHERE IT’S SAFE TO DISAGREE

Catherine Davidson, conflict and disputes resolution expert and leading mediator

 

PANEL: STRATEGIES FOR RESOLVING CONFLICT AT WORK

Sandra Levy AO, leading light in film, arts and television industries, former Director of Television ABC, and former CEO of AFTRS.

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON LEADING

Pia Lee, CEO, LIW Global Leadership Consultancy

THE COACHING RIPPLE EFFECT: BEYOND THE PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH!

Dr Sean O’Connor, lecturer and researcher, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK

Sue Langley, master trainer and leading advisor in the practical application of positive psychology, founder of the Langely Group

SPEAKING OF MENTAL HEALTH…

Nic Newling, outspoken advocate for mental health and suicide prevention, founder of The Champions

PANEL: WHERE IS EFFECTIVENESS & WELLBEING IN FUTURE WAYS OF WORKING?

Gillian Coutts, Australian Country Director of Potential Project

 CASE STUDY: DEVELOPING WELLNESS & COMPASSION IN THE WORKPLACE

Nickolas Yu, Program Manager, Patient and Family-centre Care and Staff Wellness, Sydney Local Area Health District

RESILIENCE@WORK: MENTAL TOUGHNESS TRAINING

Dr Suzy Green, leader in the complementary fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology and founder of The Positivity Institute

YOUR WELLBEING BLUEPRINT

Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator

FUTURE PROOF YOUR BUSINESS: REDUCING INJURY RISKS IN AN AGEING WORKFORCE

Terry Wong, General Manager, Move4Life

THE WELLBEING-PERFORMANCE INTERACTION: HUMANISING ANALYTICS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

Dr Adrian Medhurst, thought leader in high-performance psychology, Co-Founder and Director, Benny Button

THE WELLBEING-PERFORMANCE INTERACTION: HUMANISING ANALYTICS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK

Troy Mansell, highly experienced corporate executive, Co-Founder and Director, Benny Button

OBJECTIVELY MEASURING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF YOUR WORKFORCE: HOW DOES YOUR BUSINESS STACK UP?

Dr James L Murray, Specialist in non-surgical treatment of complex injuries to the upper extremity commonly found in workplaces, Founder & Managing Director, Work Healthy Australia

IS WELLNESS IN THE WORKPLACE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

Sam Makhoul, Founder, managing director and chief legal officer for banking and finance firm MSA National, and author of A Higher Branch

WHY ARE WE SO TIRED? AUSTRALIA’S HUMAN ENERGY CRISIS

Sean Hall, awarded marketer, innovator and strategist, Energx

WHY AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL FOR CORPORATE WELLBEING

Brigid Walsh, passionate and respected health and wellbeing industry leader, General Manager, Golden Door Health Retreat, Hunter Valley

CASE STUDY: A WORKPLACE & SAFETY PROGRAM MUST GO BEYOND HIGH VIS AND LTI STATS

Dr Graeme Wright, Leader in health management and Managing Director of Optimum, a consulting company that advises industry on how to create elite work forces

BOOST YOUR BRAIN

Dr Helena Popovic, medical doctor, leading authority on improving brain function and best-selling author

FINANCIAL FITNESS IN THE AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE 

Paul Feeney, Founder of MapMyPlan

TAKING THE AGILE TRANSFORMATION

Panu Nevalainen, IT program and service management specialist, Senior Manager, Accenture

CASE STUDY: DO WELLNESS PROGRAMS GO FAR ENOUGH? ANYONE FOR LUNCH?

Janel Horton, passionate cook and founder of meal delivery companies, Dietlicious and Gourmet Dinner Service

PANEL: STRATEGIES FOR RESOLVING CONFLICT AT WORK

Fay Calderone, Partner Employment, Hall & Wilcox

DO YOU WORK IN A HOLISTICALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE?
 
 
 
Steve Coster, Specialist in workplace strategy and design, Managing Director, HASSELL

DANCING WITH COMPLEXITY

Robert Sok, Co-founder of Zeitgeist Coaching and Training and co-author of Leadership in a VUCA World

MINDFUL LEADERSHIP, HIGH PERFORMANCE & WELLBEING

Michael Bunting, global expert in Mindful Leadership, bestselling author and founder of mindfulness app, Awakened Mind

2019 Platinum Sponsor

2019 Gold Sponsors

2019 Exhibitors