San Francisco, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) released its speaker lineup and agenda for the 2018 IBI Annual Forum being held March 12-14, 2018 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. The Forum convenes more than 500 employers, suppliers and other thought leaders exploring innovative solutions to the myriad of challenging issues employers face around health, wellbeing and productivity.

“Employers invest tremendous resources into supporting the health and safety of their employees,” said Chris McSwain, IBI president. “Our Forum brings together purchasers and other stakeholders working toward a common goal: to improve the health, well-being and performance of America’s workforce.”

In addition to the keynote with Delta Airlines’ Greg Tahvonen, the Forum features:

• Leading employers from companies including Ameriprise Financial, Comcast, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The Home Depot, NB Power and Walmart offering insights into the latest practical approaches to investing in workforce health and wellbeing for improved productivity and business performance.

• A blue-ribbon panel of Chief Medical Officers sharing their experiences, knowledge and optimism in developing a holistic approach to employee wellbeing. The conversation will be led by Bill Buchta, MD, President-Elect of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

• A technology showcase presented in collaboration with Windancer Tech, offering an exhibit of Silicon Valley's most exciting companies focused on developing technologies, solutions, and services designed to positively impact people, productivity and performance.

Scholarships are available for employers. For additional details and to register for the 2018 IBI Forum, visit:

About Integrated Benefits Institute

As the leading research organization in health and productivity, the Integrated Benefits Institute Institute’s (IBI) work emphasizes that healthy, productive employees promote healthy business. Since its inception in 1995, IBI has been an independent nonprofit serving more than 1,100+ members—the companies that provide health and productivity services and the companies that implement health-related programs to benefit their employees and their business. IBI provides unbiased research, insights and tools so employers and providers can make decisions that positively impact people, productivity and performance (3Ps). For additional information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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