In addition to driving the dialogue and agenda of the 2018 Summit, the fitness equipment provider will host the annual event at the Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy, from 6-8 October 2018.
“As a company that embodies the business of ‘Living a Well Life,’ I can’t think of a better host to carry on the conversations that began at The Breakers in Florida,” commented Susie Ellis, Chairman & CEO of the Global Wellness Summit.
“Technogym is an official supplier of the Olympic Games, their products are in over 100 countries worldwide and over 35 million people use them each day. Technogym is proof that wellness can be authentic, innovative and big business,” she added.
Founded by Nerio Alessandri in 1983 after he built a prototype of his now globally recognised fitness equipment in his garage, Technogym was quickly dubbed a ‘wellness company’ by the entrepreneur, well before the concept of wellness evolved into the behemoth it is today.
Alessandri’s innovative and integrative approach to the business of wellness, including his insights on technology and the building of a successful, publicly-traded company have grown Technogym into a multi-million dollar brand.
Located in Cesena, the Technogym Village spans 37-acres, the campus, designed from the ground up to inspire and encourage the wellness lifestyle focuses on environmental sustainability, architectural wellness and mental wellbeing. It is also home to an expansive research and education center, state-of-the-art gym, the Technogym factory, and farm-to-table restaurants.
“When it comes to the Technogym campus, ‘seeing is believing,’” explained Ellis, who praised the company’s high design and forward-thinking management style, while Alessandri argued that the “campus and the surrounding area, which is oriented to wellness and quality of life, is an ideal location for gathering wellness experts and operators from all over the world.”
Although the summit is an invitation-only event, for those who didn’t attend this year’s conference in Florida, all PowerPoints, session notes, videos and research reports shared at the past Summits are available to the entire industry on the official website.
Attracting a record 600+ health and wellness leaders from 43 countries, the 2017 Summit analysed the future of major wellness sectors, including beauty, travel, spa, fitness, nutrition, medicine and the environment, as well as their impact on human life.