Keynote Speakers

Each year, World Workplace invites renowned speakers to provide attendees with fresh outlooks on leadership, expert guidance on FM-specific challenges, and inventive ideas for achieving personal and professional goals.

See who’s lighting up this year’s general session stage. Learn to build world-class teams, improve workplace well-being, and prepare for (and survive) radical change.

robyn benincasa

Opening Keynote Speaker

Robyn Benincasa
Founder of World Class Teams, and World Champion Adventure Racer
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Rex Miller

Plenary Session Speaker

Rex Miller
Author and Futurist, Principal for MindShift
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mim

Plenary Session Speaker

Mim Senft, CWWS, GBA, AAI, RYT
President and CEO of Motivity Partners, Co-Founder and CEO for Global Women 4 Wellbeing
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Peter Hinssen

Awards Luncheon Keynote

Peter Hinssen
Co-founder & Partner at nexxworks
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Opening Keynote: "How Winning Works"

Robyn Benincasa

Founder of World Class Teams and World Champion Adventure Racer

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Robyn Benincasa is a three-time Guinness World Record Distance Paddler, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert, the proud owner of two metal bionic hips and a full-time firefighter who advises organizations on building world-class teams. Her customers include Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Fast Company, Lockheed Martin, ARAMARK, Siemens, 3M, Coldwell Banker, Ameriprise, Microsoft and AT&T. Robyn definitely knows a thing or two about creating human synergy – “that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.” She regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons, and her New York Times best-selling book “How Winning Works” has been reviewed as “an excellent resource for all business owners on approaching challenges with a team mentality.”

Plenary Session

“Connecting the Dots to an Effective Wellness Strategy: HR, Facilities and Finance”

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 | 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Organizations face a growing health-cost crisis that threatens to swallow profits and drain the vitality of their workforce unless we adopt a radically different approach to workplace health and well-being. Absenteeism, disengagement and turnover cost businesses an estimated US$1.2 trillion a year, and work has become the fifth leading cause of death. What can you do to avoid becoming a tragic statistic? Rex Miller and Mim Senft share strategies for significantly improving workplace health and well-being with little or no cost to your company.

Rex Miller

Rex Miller

Author, Futurist, Principal for MindShift
mim

Mim Senft, CWWS, GBA, AAI, RYT

President and CEO of Motivity Partners, Co-founder and CEO for Global Women 4 Wellbeing

Closing Keynote: "The Day After Tomorrow"

Peter Hinssen

nexxworks Co-founder and Partner

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 | 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Peter Hinssen is an author of four best-selling business books and a speaker on the topics of radical innovation, leadership, and the impact of all things digital on society and business. The “Day After Tomorrow” is a time and place where new ideas, business models, radically new technologies or concepts could change our business canvas forever. It’s where enormous amounts of long-term value lie; yet most businesses look at tomorrow by what they know today, “projecting the familiar forward” and hoping for the best. Peter talks about a rapidly changing world and its consequences for organizations of Today. He introduces pioneers who managed to move (way) beyond Tomorrow in innovation and were able to change the course of entire industries. He talks about the business models, organizational structures, talent, mindsets, technologies and cultures needed to maximize our chances for survival in the Day After Tomorrow.

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