Workplace Wellness Festival

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

1,500+ Delegates | 200+ Speakers | 80+ Exhibitors | 30+ Startups


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!



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


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


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


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


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


Financially secure employees are more engaged and have greater wellbeing. Find out the latest in incentives, benefits and programmes to support employee financial wellness

75+ Speakers Confirmed for 2020

Scott Hazard, Global Real Estate and Workplace Experience Leader, Atlassian, USA

Rasmus Hougaard, best-selling author of The Mind of the Leader; Managing Director, Potential Project International, USA

Brooke Dwyer, Group Wellbeing Manager, Qantas

Dr Reena Kotecha, Medical Doctor, Organisational Consultant, UK

Fiona Andrew, National Health & Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post 

Katherine Perfect, Head of Agency, Google Marketing Platforms

Ainhoa Emaldi Azcue, Culture & Learning Specialist, Canva

Dr Ian Simpson, Head of Health Safety & Wellbeing, ABC

Tony De Leede, renowned Wellness and Fitness Entrepreneur, Wellness Solutions

Inga Vilkins, Head of Health and Wellbeing, Bupa

Professor David DunstanHead, Physical Activity Lab, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute 

Geri Sumpter, Workplace Engagement Lead, Beyond Blue

Domino Risch, Principal, Hassell 

Jon Baker, Group Head of Safety and Business Continuity, Coca Cola Amatil

Shelley McDowell, Director, Customer Experience Strategy, CBRE

Sue Langley, Founder and CEO, Langley Group

Deborrah Lambourne, CEO, Job Centre Australia Limited

Jenny George, CEO, Converge International

Duncan Young, Head of Workplace Health and Wellbeing, Lendlease 

Rebecca Jenkins, People Operations, Employee Engagement, Airtasker 

Jeremy Moore,  Assistant Commissioner, Workforce Strategy and Change, ATO 

Carli Phillips, Employee Wellbeing Lead Australia & New Zealand, Johnson & Johnson

Diane Edwards, GM People, Foresight and Innovation, Ports of Auckland, NZ

Alex Diab, Director People & Property, NSW Business Chamber 

Professor Felice Jacka, Director, Food & Mood Centre, Deakin University

Dr Sally Phillips, General Manager of Health Services, TAL  

Paul Heptonstall, Senior Wellbeing & Education Manager, National Rugby League

Leith Mitchell, Director Diversity, Culture and Engagement, Queensland Department of Education 

Professor Anthony Maeder, Professor of Digital Health Systems, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Flinders University 

Dr Christhina Candido, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney

Kaylene Little, Head of People & Communities, Tassal Group 

Jack Heath, CEO, SANE Australia 

Ali Skrzypiec, Head of Wellbeing, Safety and Environment, oOh!media 

David Contarini, Head of Community and Education, RACQ 

Sharon Kolkka, General Manager, Wellness Director, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Tanya Howard, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner, THE ICONIC  

Joey Templin, Business Development Manager Meetings & Events; Human Resources Manager, Club Med Australia & New Zealand 

Gino Carrafa, Managing Director, D’Accord OAS

Kate Connors, Director of Wellness, PwC Australia

Ryan McGrory, Employee Experience Manager, Youi

Associate Professor Genevieve Healy, Principal Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Robyn Batson, Group People & Development Manager, Sussan Group

Dr Kaushik Ram, Neuroscientist, Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney 

Sonja Braidner, Churchill Fellowship Recipient; Member, AHRI Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Panel

Emma Walsh, CEO, Parents At Work 

Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Workplace Strategist, Axiom Workplaces

Valerie Mack, Principal – Interior Design, Buchan

Lucas Finch, Health and Wellbeing Specialist, Sydney Water 

Renee Sturtevant, National HR Manager, Jeanswest

Kylie Grady, Executive Manager Wellbeing and Safety, CSIRO

Peter Pollnitz, Work Health, Safety & Injury Management, SA Health 

Fleur Marks, Founder and Chief Wellbeing Officer, WellYou

Jamie Marloo Thomas, Storyteller and Creator, Wayapa Wuurrk

Dr Nicola Gates, Director and Clinical Neuropsychologist, Brain and Mind Psychology

Michele Chevalley Hedge, Nutritionist, International Speaker and Author,​ A Healthy View

Ash Rosshandler, CEO, GoodCompany

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