MIAMI, United States — The annual Global Wellness Summit is heading to Singapore next month to examine key wellness industry drivers, including purpose, wellness real estate, aspirational ageing and more.
Taking place in Singapore from 15th to 17th October, the conference, which is now in its 13th year, aims to spotlight how the $4.2 trillion wellness industry is transforming entire business sectors and creating new economic opportunities globally.
“Wellness is shaking up vast consumer markets and industries and now touches almost every facet of our lives: how we act, how we age, how we eat, how we travel, how we approach healthcare, and how we work,” said GWS CEO and Chair Susie Ellis.
“The Summit represents an unprecedented opportunity for businesses, investors and government leaders to better understand today’s global wellness wave — and where it will go next.”
In keeping with past events, this year’s summit will feature a mix of keynotes, panels and interactive roundtables, with topics including mental wellness, wellness tourism, sustainability and healthcare disruption also set to be explored.
The theme of this year’s Summit: “Shaping the Business of Wellness,” will place particular emphasis on where wellness is headed globally, with a keen spotlight on Asia — the fastest-growing of all wellness markets.
According to Ellis, there is enormous growth and change underway across Asia, especially in China, which the wellness world needs to acknowledge.
“Asia’s millennia-old wellness traditions have practically defined the world market, but a ‘new Asia’ will also transform everything from travel and technology, food and fashion, beauty and design. The future of wellness is a whole new chapter — a new cross-pollination — between East and West, ancient and modern,” she noted.
Keynote speakers including Graham Earnshaw, publisher of China Economic Review and Spa China, Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses and Miwako Date, CEO and president of Mori Trust, one of Japan’s real estate giants, will explore this new paradigm and Asia’s role in the industry’s future.
As in previous years, The Global Wellness Institute, a non-profit research and educational resource for the global wellness industry, will also use the event to release all-new market data and trends analysis for the wellness industry. This year, in an industry-first it will release a report on the global economy of physical activity –– an explosively growing sector.
Despite the fact the Global Wellness Summit remains an invitation-only event, the three-day event aims to bring together top-level decision-makers from around the world to exchange ideas, debate, and strategize for the good of the industry.
This year the event will once again transform the way those working in the wellness industry, and the world at large thinks about and engages with wellness.
PowerPoints, session notes, videos and research reports shared at the previous Summits are available to the entire industry on the official website.