Six Finalists to be Announced Soon


Shanghai Summit, 9-10 April 2014

Companies from 33 countries are vying for recognition at the second Global Healthy Workplace Awards and Summit (GHWAS) taking place April 9-10 at the Andaz Hotel, Shanghai, China. Award submissions are being reviewed by an international panel of judges across five continents, with six finalists for the Global Healthy Workplace Awards to be announced soon. The Summit will bring together 150 leaders from business, public health, academia, government and non-government organizations (NGOs) – all committed to the belief that “good health is good business” and to learning about how to improve the health of the world’s workforce.

The Summit will open with Li Zhongyang, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Health Promotion Committee and the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, followed by Fu Hua of Fudan University addressing Public Health and Health Promotion in China: Tradition and Innovation. The Summit also will feature a special new report on the state of workplace health in China and around world.

The centerpiece of the Awards and Summit will be the presentations by the six finalist companies, representing small, mid-sized and large employers who are being judged according to how well their health promotion “better practices” reflect the comprehensive World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy Workplace framework. The three winning companies will be announced at the close of the Summit.

Cigna and the Cigna Foundation are sponsors of the GHWAS, hosted by GKEN, International Health Consulting and the i-genius world community of social entrepreneurs. The GHWAS and Cigna also are the exclusive sponsors of the 2014 Buck Global Survey.

To view a draft agenda, click here!

Key to further understanding and improving workplace health is the Global Wellness Survey in partnership with Buck Consultants. We invite you to participate in this international survey. The results will be presented at the Shanghai Summit. To complete the survey, click here!


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