Join BLOK, The Drug Store & Third Space For The Latest Welltodo Trends Forum


LONDON, United Kingdom — Join us on Tuesday 19th November for the latest edition of our sell-out Trends Forum, where we’ll examine the key trends impacting the global wellness industry now, and in the future.

Joined by special guest speakers, Ed Stanbury, co-founder of BLOK, Johan Obel, co-founder of The Drug Store and Lauren Wilson, Marketing Director at Third Space, we’ll uncover and interpret the insights and behaviours that will feed into your business strategies and decision making, and empower you to better understand the rapidly evolving wellness industry landscape.

Designed to spark a powerful conversation about the business of wellness, this inspiring and educational evening will help you to discover new ways of thinking and enable you to stay ahead in what is now a $4.5 trillion industry (GWI).


When Is It?

Taking place in London on Tuesday 19th November, this thought-provoking event for innovative brands, startups, entrepreneurs and investors in the wellness industry, will be presented in partnership with international law firm Bird & Bird LLP, business software management provider MINDBODY, and health and wellness agency Skipper & Skipper.

What Insights Can You Expect?

With invaluable insights into how to succeed in the multi-billion dollar fitness industry, our first speaker Ed Stanbury, co-founder of boutique fitness brand BLOK will present a powerful keynote exploring how pioneers are ‘Diversifying The Boutique Fitness Model’.

After leaving a career in property development, Stanbury founded BLOK in October 2015 with his two business partners. The brand’s mission of creating a multi-disciplined approach to functional fitness, and core values of fitness meets fashion, art and design have helped it grow from a single studio in London to a three-site operation – the latest of which opened in Manchester earlier this year.

With the launch of its own fitness retreats and several more sites in the pipeline, BLOK is building a global lifestyle brand and carving out a niche for itself in an increasingly competitive market.

Sharing insights into the world of boutique fitness, Stanbury will challenge the thinking of businesses in the fitness sector by exploring topics including launching new verticles, expanding into new markets, operating with a sustainable mindset and creating a destination, not just a gym.

Joining Stanbury, our second keynote speaker Johan Obel, co-founder of CBD retailer The Drug Store will explore ‘The Rise Of CBD’.

As the co-founder of one of the biggest CBD companies in Europe, Obel is a pioneer in the fast-growing and complex CBD sector.

The brand’s London Marylebone flagship store, which launched in 2018, provides consumers with a safe, transparent and legal CBD store, featuring curated products that are sustainable, ethical and best in their category,

Having entered the medicinal cannabis space after seeing both the potential and misinformation within the CBD category, Obel along with his co-founder Clemens Böninger, started lobbying governments and growing in a state-of-the-art facility in Denmark. Today he and his team are changing the CBD industry for the better.

In addition to discussing the importance of legislation, regulation and investment, Obel will explore the impact of product offering, the retail experience and the future challenges and opportunities present in this high-growth category.

Completing our inspiring lineup, Lauren Wilson, Marketing Director at premium health club Third Space will sit alongside Stanbury and Obel for a lively panel discussion expanding on the themes explored during the evening.

Responsible for the brand’s proposition across all services including group exercise, personal training, sports medical and natural fitness food, Wilson plays a key role in driving its innovation and growth.

Prior to joining Third Space, Wilson gained over 12 years of FMCG experience working as a Marketing Director at L’Oreal across LOreal Paris, Garnier and Redken. She also held the position of Marketing Manager at Green & Black’s, working across new product development and UK brand activation.

Led by industry expert and Founder of Welltodo, Lauren Armes, the panelists will explore the key trends driving their respective wellness markets, and shed light on how to navigate them in order to build a brand that’s fit for the future.


What Are The Networking Opportunities?

Following the presentations and panel discussion, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session, before mingling with other forward-thinking movers and shakers from the wellness industry.

Providing guests with the tools needed to foster innovation, encourage change, and overcome challenges to spark growth, this exciting forum will explore the trends, insights and industry developments that will impact the direction of your brand not just now, but into the future.

Where Can You Get A Ticket?

For your chance to meet and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, discover what is driving the wellness industry forward and make your ideas grow, grab your ticket here.

Attendees will also receive an exclusive 10% discount for the upcoming Welltoto 2020 Consumer Wellness Trends Report –  featuring the eight key consumer trends that will shape the trajectory of the $4.5 trillion wellness industry over the next 12 months and beyond.

Welltodo 2020 Consumer Wellness Trends Report


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