85+ 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 

Dr Reena Kotecha, Medical Doctor, Organisational Consultant, UK

Brooke Dwyer, Group Wellbeing Manager, Qantas

Fiona Andrew, National Health & Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post 

Katherine PerfectHead of Agency, Google Marketing Platforms

Ainhoa Emaldi Azcue, Culture & Learning Specialist, Canva

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

Gordon Cairns, Chairman, Origin Energy and Woolworths Group

Dr Brock Bastian, psychologist and internationally acclaimed researcher; Partner, Ethics Applied 

Catherine McNair, Head of Diversity & InclusionQBE Insurance 

Mariam Veiszadeh, Members and Advisory DirectorDiversity Council of Australia

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

Inga Vilkins, Head of Health and Wellbeing, Bupa

Professor David Dunstan, Head, Physical Activity Lab, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Geri Sumpter, Workplace Engagement Lead, Beyond Blue

Domino RischPrincipal, 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

Dr Addie WoottenClinical Psychologist; CEO, Smiling Mind  

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

Dr Dinesh Palipano, one of the first people in Australia to graduate medical school with quadriplegia; Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University 

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

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

Josh Vernon, CEO & Founder, Earnd 

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

Robert Adams, Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine & Medical Director, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders University  

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

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


Annelie Xenofontos, Senior Workplace Strategist, Axiom Workplaces

Valerie Mack, Principal – Interior Design, Buchan

Emma Walsh, CEO, Parents At Work 

Lucas Finch, Health and Wellbeing Specialist, Sydney Water 

Jamie Marloo Thomas, Storyteller and Creator, Wayapa Wuurrk

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

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

Ash Rosshandler, CEO, GoodCompany

Dr Moira Junge, Health psychologist & Board Member, Sleep Health Foundation 

Melissa Marsden, Founder and Director, COMUNiTI 

Fay Calderone, Partner, Employment & Workplace Relations, Hall & Willcox 

Gerard Beven, Head of Customer Care, Assure Progams

Kylie Grady, Executive Manager Wellbeing and SafetyCSIRO

David Ploenges, Director, People, Capability & Safety, Serco Asia Pacific  

Ian Westmoreland, Founder and Chairman, Mentoring Men 

Amanda Reid, National HSW Manager, Mirvac 

Evan Sutter, Co-Founder & CEO, Hapzly

Dr Justine Tuffley, Health & Wellbeing Specialist, Healthworks

Brad Parker, CEO, MATES in Construction

Alison Gray, Founder/Director, Wellthy

Katrina Walton, Founder/Director, Wellness Designs

Debbie Cairns, leading meditation teacher; Founder, The Still Point 

Hamish Johnston, National Manager for Health, Lifestyle & Innovation, Compass Group 

Jon Steiner, Director, Pitch Acoustics & Envoy

David ContariniHead of Community and EducationRACQ Group 

Joey TemplinBusiness Development Manager Meetings & EventsHuman Resources Manager, Club Med Australia & New Zealand 

Renee Sturtevant, leading HR expert in the retail sector


Fleur Marks, Founder and Chief Wellbeing Officer, WellYou

Joel Rethorne, Group Head of Rewards, Performance & People AnalyticsHealius 

2020 Conference Program


We’re excited to be at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia’s leading conference and exhibition venue. Featuring a striking contemporary design and leading technology, the ICC Sydney’s Exhibition Hall 7 is the perfect venue for Workplace Wellness Festival.

At the heart of its very own Sydney harbour waterfront precinct, ICC Sydney is set amongst restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour yet is only a moment’s walk to Sydney’s CBD and surrounding cultural quarters.

ICC Sydney is well connected to public transport – buses, trains, light rail, ferries and taxis all service the immediate area. The venue can also be accessed on foot, by car and coach.



When/Where Will the Workplace Wellness Festival be held?

The Workplace Wellness Festival will be held in Hall 7, The Exhibition Centre, ICC Sydney, June 22 – 23 2020.

Where Is The International Convention Centre Sydney Located?

The ICC Sydney is located in the heart of Darling Harbour and is easily accessible by public transport, and is only a 10 minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations. 

What Time Will The Festival Start And Finish?

Mon 22 June 2020 | 08:50 – 17:40

Tue 23 June 2020 | 09:00 – 17:30

Registration will open at 7:30am on Monday 22 June 2020.

Please allow plenty of time prior to the start of the summit for registration on your first day of attendance.

Where Is The Nearest Accommodation?

The Lido Group is offering special accommodation rates for Workplace Wellness Festival delegatesView a list of available hotels here

Where Can I Park?

ICC Sydney operates two 24-hour car parking stations. For more parking information and parking rates, please click here.

Is There Public Transport Nearby?

ICC Sydney has multiple public access points with step-free access to every entertainment, exhibition and summit venue. For more public transport information, please click here.

Are Meals Included?

No – there are no meals included in the ticket price. However, you can purchase food and refreshments from the ICC cafe located inside the festival.


When Will I Receive My Entry Ticket?

You will receive a link to your ticket for the Workplace Wellness Festival in your automated ‘Completed Event Registration’ email as soon as you complete your registration. If you can’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

How Can I Obtain A Copy Of My Invoice/Receipt?

You will receive a link to your invoice/receipt for the Workplace Wellness Festival in your automated ‘Completed Event Registration’ email as soon as you complete your registration. If you can’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you are part of a group booking, only the main registrant has access to the invoice.


Can I Send Someone In My Place Instead Of Cancelling?

Yes, you can transfer the name on your ticket. You can make changes by logging on to you registration here using your email address and your confirmation number. Don’t have your confirmation number? You can use your email address to access the forgot my confirmation number function.

What Time Will Registration Be Open?

Registration will be open from 07:30am on Monday 22 June 2020