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.

Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey

Opening Keynote Speaker

Breakthrough strategist, motivational change agent, author, and former Sales Director for Disney Institute
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Joseph G. Allen

Dr. Joseph G. Allen

Plenary Session Speaker

Associate Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity

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Robert Glennon

Robert Glennon

Closing Keynote Speaker

Internationally Renowned Water Resource Expert, Best-Selling Author of Unquenchable
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Opening Keynote "LEADING WITH SPARK: CREATE A CULTURE WHERE EVERYONE MATTERS”

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Simon T. Bailey

Breakthrough strategist, motivational change agent, author, and former Sales Director for Disney Institute

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Simon T. Bailey believes you are meant to share your brilliance. His passion and purpose is unlocking that ability in a way that ignites sustainable transformation.

He understands the pressure leaders and high performers are facing in the midst of uncertainty and equips them with simple, easy-to-implement strategies to accelerate results.

LinkedIn Learning features three of his online courses that reach professionals in 100 countries.

Simon has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, and has worked with more than 1,800 organizations in 50 countries.

He has been named one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals by SUCCESS Magazine, joining a list that includes Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey. His Goalcast video, released on Facebook, has over 90 million views worldwide.

When he is not working, Simon serves as a board member for the U.S. Dream Academy and Orlando Health Foundation Board.

Plenary Session “HEALTHY BUILDINGS: HOW INDOOR SPACES DRIVE PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY”

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Dr. Joseph G. Allen

Associate Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program, where he created ‘the 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Deputy Director of the Harvard Center for Education and Research on Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Allen has been a leading voice in the response to COVID-19. He is an expert member of the Lancet Commission for COVID-19, and has been advising CEOs across major sectors of the economy: healthcare, academia, finance, media, manufacturing, courts, prisons, shelters, and the arts.  He has also been translating the science to the business community and the general public, publishing more than 10 op-eds in leading newspapers translating science into actionable tips for the public.

Closing Keynote “IMAGINING THE WATER FUTURE”

Robert Glennon

Internationally Renowned Water Resource Expert, Best-Selling Author of Unquenchable

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 | 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Robert Glennon is the go-to resource for any group that wants to understand why protecting our water supply is as much an economic issue as an environmental one.

With his deep grasp of the scientific, historical, economic and legal issues associated with America’s water predicament, Robert gives audiences a comprehensive understanding of why a water shortage is imminent and what it will take to save the country’s dwindling supply.

Robert expertly captured the tragedy and irony of the water crisis in his New York Times best-selling book Unquenchable and the highly-acclaimed Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters. On stage, he offers the same honest and urgent appraisal of the country’s challenges, while stressing the importance of technology and innovative thinking to solving the problem. With detailed, actionable suggestions, he lays out an attainable vision for a sustainable water future.

Robert’s gift for telling the broader story about water quenches the longing among audience members to identify their role in contributing to this growing cause of concern.

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