CESENA, Italy — The theme for the Global Wellness Institute’s 12th annual Summit has been announced, and this year the event will focus on future business opportunities across ten key wellness sectors including fitness, nutrition, wellness tourism, wellness real estate and beauty.
Taking place from 6th to 8th October at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy, the invitation-only event will bring together over 600 leaders and visionaries — including Welltodo, which has been appointed as an official media partner — to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy.
What to expect
Exploring the ideas and innovations that are “Shaping the Business of Wellness”, the summit will focus on the current business landscape as well as future trends across the ten diverse segments that make up the global wellness economy.
Neil Grimmer, Founder and CEO of Habit, the world’s first personalised nutrition company will present a keynote on healthy eating and the personalised nutrition category. Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of Weight Watchers will examine how we can make wellness more accessible. The Future Laboratory will share new research on the biggest trends on the horizon for the $1 trillion beauty market, and renowned meditation teacher Bob Roth will delve into how much-needed new pathways to mental wellness are set to impact the industry.
In addition, The Global Wellness Institute’s much-anticipated update of the Global Wellness Economy Monitor will be released to delegates, providing all-new benchmarking data and trends, which will ground the discussions about the business of wellness in the latest research and analysis.
“The Summit’s 2018 theme will keep us laser-focused on the emerging business opportunities across all wellness markets–both for traditional industry segments, but also on the ways that wellness is transforming massive industries like retail, fashion, design and architecture,” noted Nancy Davis, Executive Director and CCO at the GWS.
“Delegates will not only be immersed in three days of high-level thinking about the business of wellness, they will actively shape its future, as the Summit is known for its many platforms and events that encourage the cross-pollination of ideas, collaboration and networking that lead to new business relationships among the 600+ industry leaders expected.”
Despite the fact the Global Wellness Summit remains an invitation-only event, the insights that emerge from the three-day event will have the potential to change perspectives, solve shared problems and spark innovation within the wellness industry, meaning they could change the way you do business.
This year the event hopes to once again transform the way those working in the wellness industry, and the world at large thinks about and engages with wellness.
All PowerPoints, session notes, videos and research reports shared at the previous Summits are available to the entire industry on the official website.