GCHW'S Global Healthy Workplace Awards & Summit


Bernardo Curiel, Director, Medico de Latino America, DuPont

"I was very honored to participate as a speaker in the 1st Latin American Healthy Workplace Summit. It was a real surprise for me to learn about the well-organized event, topics and level of speakers. It was also an "eye opener" understanding the level that many countries have in our region with respect of different ways to promote health in the workplace. Forum like these, will bring many developing opportunities for those leading the health programs in different companies to learn and share experiences that will allow every single company to create and develop a health program, tailor to their different sizes and resources. Regardless of the country, we all are dealing with the same challenges and health problems that have impact in the workplace. Creating synergy and collaboration among all of us, sharing our best practices to have a better work environment helping employees to have healthier lives will create a positive impact in the productivity of the companies." - Sao Paulo 2013

Alberto Ogata, President, ABQV

"Since the Summit in London, at the first event of the Global Healthy Workplace Award, we were impressed with the ability of organizations like GKEN, International Consulting and i-genius to mobilize individuals, organizations and leaders toward an international movement to build a model of worksite health promotion sustainable for different countries and companies. In Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Quality of Life (ABQV) was pleased to join this movement and co-promote the first Latin American event. It was a great challenge with many difficulties, but the Summit joined people from across the continent, with three official languages ​​(Portuguese, Spanish and English) and great synergy and local cases integrated and aligned with organizational strategies and national policies. We hope that this movement will spread through the different continents with the strong energy of these organizations." - Sao Paulo 2013

Wolf Kirsten, President, IAWHP

"The first regional seminar aligned with the Global Healthy Workplace Awards was very successful. I wouldn't expect anything less having it in Brazil and with the support of ABQV, a regional leader in workplace health promotion, as well as the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP). We will continue to bring together leaders in workplace health promotion from various sectors for enhanced sharing and learning." - Sao Paulo 2013

Tommy Hutchinson, CEO & Founder, i-genius

"A superb first for Latin America. The Summit illustrated the diversity of approaches to improving workplace health and wellness. Many parts of the world can learn from these." - Sao Paulo 2013

Catherine M. Baase MD, The Dow Chemical Company, Global Director

This event was unique in its global diversity of both speakers and participants. It was valuable for the strength of its content, the professionalism of event management and the level of innovation captured and disseminated. Many thoughtful and challenging perspectives were shared and there was plenty of time for dialogue and networking. Thank you for this superb event. - London 2013

Chris McSwain, Walmart, U.S. Benefits

Your team did a terrific job developing the program as each component of the agenda supported the next. Audience was strongly engaged and attendance remained high throughout the Summit. - London 2013

Linda Roberts, Abbott, Director, Business Development

It was the best conference I have ever been to. - London 2013