7th Global Healthy Workplace Summit, Melbourne 2019





Global Healthy Workplace Awards & Summit, Melbourne
30th October – 1st November 2019

The 7th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit will be hosted in partnership with Monash University in the culturally vibrant city of Melbourne on 31st October – 1st November 2019. With Australia being one of the fastest growing markets for employee health programs, the 7th Global Healthy Workplace Summit will bring together leaders in global health and wellbeing who seek to create a healthier and more productive working experience for all employers and employees (view agenda).

Global Summit Key Themes:

  • Advancing Mental Health in the Workplace
  • SMEs – Maximizing Employee Performance
  • Generating Metrics for Health & Wellbeing at Work
  • Investing in Human Capital
  • Advances in Health & Safety
  • Awards Finalist Presentations

Summit Venue
Monash University, Clayton Campus, Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia

The 7th Global Summit will be preceded by a Capacity Building Seminar on “How to Create a Healthy Workplace” in partnership with the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) on 30th October 2019.

Capacity Building Seminar Themes:

  • How to make the business case internally and externally
  • Utilizing technology for better engagement
  • Lessons learned from Global Healthy Workplace Awards winners
  • Certification to a global standard

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Awards & Summit provides the ideal platform to showcase your brand to a highly engaged and influential audience. For sponsorship opportunities, email us today: info@globalhealthyworkplace.org

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Sponsors and Partners

7th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit Sponsors and Partners

7th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit Sponsors and Partners

7th Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit Sponsors and Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Awards & Summit provides the ideal platform to showcase your brand to a highly engaged and influential audience. For sponsorship opportunities, email us today: info@globalhealthyworkplace.org

Summit Tickets Sales

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Summit Agenda

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30th October

9:00–13:00 4th Roundtable of the Global Alliance for Healthy Workplaces (invitation only)

13:00  Lunch for Roundtable participants

Capacity Building Seminar on How to Create a Healthy Workplace

13:30-13:45  Opening Statement: Alberto Ogata (President, IAWHP) & GCHW

13:45-15:00 Making the business case – Leading by example: Lessons learned from Global Healthy Workplace Awards winners
Vicki Ashton, Monash University
Lee Mason, Jemena
Jane Gardner, Lendlease

15:00-15:30  Break

15:30-16:00 Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Craig Hassed & Richard Chambers, Monash University

16:00-17:00 Practitioners Roundtable: 5 roundtables with experts / facilitators with two 30-min sessions (participants rotate after first session):
1. Physical work environment
2. Psychosocial work environment
3. Personal Health & Wellbeing
4. Enterprise-Community Involvement
5. Evaluation & Continuous Improvement

17:00  Group Reports & Discussion

17:30  Closing

31st October

7th Global Healthy Workplace Awards & Summit

8:00  Registration

9:00  Opening / Welcome
Federal or State Health Minister
Vice Chancellor Monash University

9:30  Keynote Address:
Investing in Human Capital for Sustainable Growth
Aparnaa Somanathan, World Bank

The New Zealand Living Standards Framework – Focusing on Wellbeing
Ruth Shinoda, New Zealand Treasury

10:20  Break

10:45 Cultivating Mentally Healthy Workplaces Globally
Julie Mitchell, Allianz, Australia
Raymond Lam, APEC Mental Health, Canada
Janice Riegen, Independent Healthy Workplaces Consultant, New Zealand

12:15 Creating Healthy Workplaces in Brazil
Eloir Simm, Associação Brasileira de Qualidade de Vida, Brazil

12:45  Recognition of Organization’s Certified as “Healthy Workplace”

13:00  Lunch

14:00 How Well Do Healthy Workplace Programs Work – The Evidence
Nico Pronk, HealthPartners Institute, USA

15:00  Break

15:30 Maximizing Employee Performance in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Kris de Meester, International Organisation of Employers, Belgium
Simon Lim, Health Promotion Board Singapore
Jennifer Low, Australian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

17:00  Summary of Day One & Close

1st November

9:00 Awards Finalist Presentations – Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Global Prairie (USA), Swisse Wellness (Australia), VitaS (Belgium)

10:30  Break

11:00 Awards Finalist Presentations – Large Enterprises
Hero MotoCorp (India), Marisol (Brazil), Reliance Industries (India)

12:30  Future Activities of the Global Centre for Healthy Workplaces

12:50  Global Awards Ceremony 2019 Winners

Followed by Closing Reception Celebrating the 2019 Winners & Finalists

Updated August 2019. Most up-to-date agenda can be found here.

Why Attend The Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit?

The annual Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summits bring together employers engaged in creating a healthier and more productive working experience for their employees.

Learn and Share
Participants at the 7th Global Healthy Workplace Summit in Melbourne (30th October – 1st November 2019) have an opportunity to learn from the best programs in the world and are encouraged to share strategies on best practices. View agenda.

Networking Potential
The Melbourne Summit comprises an intimate gathering of 150-200 chief executives, workplace health professionals, investor relations, media, academics and experts from around the world to discuss themes related to employee health, safety and wellbeing. The summit concludes with presentations from global workplace award finalists in three categories (multinational, large, SME); previous winners include Lendlease, GSK, Chevron, Unilever, IBM, Shell and Vitality USA.

High Profile Speakers
The summits draw prestigious expert presenters from organisations such as World Health Organisation, World Bank, OECD, government ministers as well as leading employers. You will learn from their research, workplace programmes and be able to benchmark yours to a standard of global excellence.

Thought Leadership
The global summits leverage our strengths in workplace health research and analysis, enabling us to curate agendas that deliver cutting edge content and discussion.

Special Delegate Offers
Why not take advantage of our special discounts covering Early-Bird rates, group rates and exclusive rates for partners and sponsors (and their networks).

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Summit provides the ideal platform to showcase your brand to a highly engaged and influential audience. For sponsorship opportunities, email us today: info@globalhealthyworkplace.org

Why Australia?

With Australia being one of the fastest growing markets for employee health programs, we are excited to be working with Monash University in preparing the 7th Summit and anticipate considerable media interest both in Australia and worldwide. View agenda.