2017 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Global Wellness Summit offers a wide array of sponsorship opportunities, from the final night’s Gala Dinner as a Titanium Sponsor, to Sponsored Knowledge Workshops on Registration
Day, to Industry Research sponsorships that offer exposure at both the Summit and a post-Summit press conference in New York City.

As a sponsor, you will be honored on stage at the Summit, plus receive year round exposure on our website, in press releases, on the GWS mobile app, on the printed invitation and more. For information on 2017 Global Wellness Summit sponsorship and on-site branding opportunities, please email Michelle Gamble, or view our sponsorship brochure.


We would like to thank our early sponsors below, whose valuable support of the Summit makes such an event possible.

Host Sponsor


The Breakers

The Breakers is a timeless resort paradise celebrated for its gracious staff and unforgettable seaside glamour. Situated on 140 acres in the heart of Palm Beach, Florida, the hotel features 538 guest rooms and suites, including the private-access Flagler Club — an ultra-luxury boutique hotel situated atop the resort. Guests can bask in a renowned oceanfront experience complete with a private beach, four refreshing pools, poolside bungalows, and a mix of watersports. Multifaceted amenities include nine distinctive restaurants, 36 holes of championship golf, Har-Tru tennis courts; an exquisite indoor-outdoor spa and oceanfront fitness center, a Family Entertainment Center, and 11 on-site boutiques. The Breakers also features 70,000-square feet of meeting and event space, perfect for any occasion. Distinguished as a AAA Five Diamond property, the resort has earned numerous accolades for its commitment to the environment, community service and the quality of life it provides to its employees. Visit The Breakers at www.thebreakers.com.

Platinum Sponsor



Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,000 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym s present in over 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers and 200,000 private homes in the world are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and has been appointed as Official Supplier also for Rio 2016. Visit Technogym at www.technogym.com.



LifeNome Inc. is a revolutionary Wellness Personalization AI company headquartered in NYC. Founded by Dr. Raya Khanin (top 20 cited scholars in computational genomics in the world) and Dr. Ali Mostashari (top 20 cited scholars in complexity science in the world), the company leverages the latest in genomics science and artificial intelligence to empower companies to personalize their products for nutrition, dieting, fitness, skin care, hair care, fragrances, and flavors based on an individual’s unique DNA makeup, wellness profile and lifestyle. LifeNome was recognized by UBS as one of the key players of Genomics 2.0 in May 2016 and was ranked as the top wellness and health DNA company in the United States by DNA Testing Choices in April 2017. Visit LifeNome at www.lifenome.com.

Gold Sponsors


Biologique Recherche

For over 35 years Biologique Recherche’s unique methodology has built a strong reputation for astounding effectiveness based on a clinical approach to skincare, delivering immediate and long lasting results. Combined with highly customized protocols and meticulous procedures which recondition the epidermis, Biologique Recherche’s extensive range of skincare products are highly concentrated in botanical, marine and biological active ingredients that are cold formulated in its own laboratory in France. Biologique Recherche is the partner of choice in over 70 countries for exclusive medical spas and day spas in addition to the world’s premiere luxury hotel spas. Visit Biologique Recherche at www.biologiquerecherche.com.


Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch® has been a pioneer and an industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle for nearly 40 years, operating the world’s most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties. Canyon Ranch has wellness destination resorts in Tucson, Ariz., and Lenox, Mass, and is proud to bring its holistic and integrative approach to wellness to the global stage with its international destination resort Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya near Bodrum, Turkey, opening in July 2016. Canyon Ranch is a 13-time winner of Travel + Leisure’s Best Spa Award and an 11-time recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler Best Destination Spa Award. Visit Canyon Ranch® at www.canyonranchdestinations.com.



The Gharieni Group is a leading German manufacturer of high end spa and beauty beds, exclusive furniture and equipment. The company is well-known for innovative developments and its philosophy to realise the wishes of individual customers. With branches in southern Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France they export to more than 60 countries worldwide. Visit Gharieni at www.gharieni.com.



Situated in the warm shade of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, AZ, on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is a top-rated all-inclusive destination resort and spa dedicated to helping guests live life in the moment. Since 1995 the property has been consistently ranked as one of the world’s top destination spas by Travel + Leisure, SpaFinder and Condé Nast Traveler. Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine as well as an expert staff of renowned wellbeing specialists, Miraval helps to open eyes, minds and hearts. In 2012, the resort unveiled the Miraval Life in Balance Spa with Clarins, a state-of-the-art oasis designed to transform guests both physically and emotionally. Visit Miraval at www.miravalresorts.com.


Universal Companies

For more than 30 years, over 30,000 spa professionals in 47 countries have trusted Universal Companies to be their single-source supplier, providing thousands of products to help them manage and grow their businesses. Located in beautiful and historic Abingdon, Virginia, we distribute furniture, fixtures, equipment, implements, supplies, and spa apparel to customers from the largest spa to the independent practitioner. Universal Companies also offers professional skin and body products, retail items, and merchandising tools, and provides spas with innovative consulting services, educational materials, and training options. For more information about our company, please call 800-558-5571 or visit www.universalcompanies.com.


Weight Watchers International

Weight Watchers International is an international company, based in the United States, that offers various products and services to assist weight loss. In the early ’60s, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch began inviting friends into her Queens, NY home once a week to talk about how best to lose weight. Today, that group of friends has grown to millions of women and men around the world who’ve joined Weight Watchers to lose weight and lead healthier lives. The core philosophy behind Weight Watchers is to use a science-driven approach to help people lose weight by eating better, moving more and providing support. Visit Weight Watchers International at www.weightwatchers.com.



As the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, Delos is transforming our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments by placing health and wellness at the center of design and construction decisions. Delos helps create spaces that actively contribute to human health, performance and well-being by marrying the best innovations in technology, health, science, and real estate. The Delos platform includes programming, consulting, research, and an array of innovative products and technologies that research suggests may improve occupant well-being. Visit Delos at www.delos.com.

Silver Sponsors


Chiva-Som or the “Haven of Life” in English, is a pioneer in the Health and Wellness Resort industry. A Wellness Resort is a short/long term residential facility with the primary purpose of providing individual services for guests to develop healthy habits and lifestyle transformation. Typically over a seven-day stay, such facilities provide a comprehensive program that includes spa services, physical fitness activities, wellness education, healthy cuisine and special interest programming. At Chiva-Som, by combining Thai hospitality with international service standards, we provide personalized non-regimented wellness programmes with a holistic approach to health that includes mind, body and spirit. Visit Chiva-Som at www.chivasom.com.



Recognised as global leaders in spa, ESPA combines the conceptualisation and management of prestigious spas across five continents with the creation of pioneering, natural products rich in heritage, texture and aroma. ESPA is proud to partner with luxury hoteliers and property companies to create some of the world’s finest spas and equally proud to be a British company who manufacture their products in England. Highly efficacious and a pleasure to use, ESPA products are tested every day by a network of over 4,000 highly trained, professional therapists based in 60 countries. It is this combination of expertise and rich spa heritage that creates an award-winning and renowned brand. Visit ESPA at www.espa-consulting.com.


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The [ comfort zone ] brand was conceived and launched in 1996 as the skincare division of the Davines Group, which was founded in Parma, Italy, in 1983 by the Bollati family. What began as a research laboratory for the development of high-quality, highly effective products has grown into an internationally successful professional spa brand with a diverse range of product and treatment offerings. [ comfort zone ] represents a complete system of care for the skin, body, and soul. Our exclusive collection of products, treatments, and rituals has been created with an unwavering commitment to finding the most powerful ingredients and delivering the most effective results. We believe in working from the inside out and from the outside in to improve the human condition and treat the whole body. We seek to promote a holistic, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, based in science and strengthened by passion. Visit [comfort zone] at www.comfortzone.it.



Booker is transforming the way local services are managed by businesses and discovered by consumers. Booker replaces everything from manual methods to disconnected software, and unifies the essential components of running a service business into a single web-based platform, accessible from any device. Booker also enables service business to sell their services online, through their website and a network of partner sites and apps, creating a seamless online booking experience for consumers. Booker processes over three million appointments each month across 75 countries. Headquartered in New York City, Booker’s customers include Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of local service businesses. Visit Booker at www.booker.com.



Dornbracht – since 1950, this name has signified the production of high-quality designer fittings and accessories for the bathroom. Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG is a medium-sized company run by a family in its third generation whose products have received numerous awards and significantly shaped the decor, architecture and functionality in bathrooms and kitchens. This global player, with its head office in Iserlohn, Germany, enjoys a reputation throughout the industry for being highly innovative because it has the flexibility to respond to change and progress and quickly implement forward-looking concepts along the entire value-added chain. Dornbracht’s long-term commitment has also established it as a relevant protagonist in the European cultural scene. Visit Dornbracht at www.dornbracht.com.



An award-winning provider of the most effective, professional skin care products in the natural and organic skin care industry, Éminence Organic Skin Care is sold in leading salons and spas in more than 40 countries around the world. Éminence melds herbal craftsmanship and innovation, skin rejuvenation techniques unique to Hungary and hand-picked fresh ingredients to craft premium natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin care that is good for the earth as well as good for the skin. Éminence displays its commitment to the environment by harnessing wind and solar power energy to produce products and geothermal heating in the laboratory, using only recyclable packaging with vegetable-based inks and committing to planting a tree for every product sold. Visit Éminence Organic Skin Care at www.eminenceorganics.com/us.



The HydraFacial MD® resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial MD® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective. Visit HydraFacial at www.HydraFacial.com.


jane iredale

jane iredale – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP, is a comprehensive line of makeup developed with quality minerals and skin care ingredients that are good for your skin and create a healthy, radiant glow. All of the jane iredale products adhere to the highest standard of integrity as each product is subjected to rigorous sensitivity and safety tests to ensure it is as good for the skin as it is beautiful to wear. It is a top makeup choice of skin care professionals and is recommended by plastic surgeons and dermatologists worldwide. Visit jane iredale at www.janeiredale.com.


Performance Health

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded massage, spa, rehabilitation, and wellness products sold into a variety of U.S. clinical markets, leading national retailers and in over one hundred countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company’s product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics, professional massage products and a broad range of rehabilitation and wellness products. Performance Health markets its diverse product offering under the well-known and highly recognized TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Cramer®, Bon Vital’®, Thera°Pearl® and Perform® brand names.Visit Performance Health at www.performancehealth.com.


Rancho La Puerta

Each week guests at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, renew their minds, bodies, and spirits on a journey to true wellness. Founded in 1940, The Ranch pioneered the concept of a true destination spa, for both its guests and employees. Over 440 employees and their families are part of the Employee Wellness Program, which provides daily fitness classes, complimentary medical services, and healthy living workshops on topics such as chronic disease prevention and nutrition. The Ranch is dedicated to ensuring that both guests and employees live long, healthy, active, and inspired lives. Visit Rancho La Puerta at www.rancholapuerta.com.


Rezilir Health

Rezilir Health is comprised of a team of world class board certified MD’s that deliver conventional and integrative medicine through a functional approach. We work with each patient providing customized care to uncover the root causes while creating practical approaches that address chronic illness and disease.Our practice is driven by doctors and nurses as lifestyle coaches who take the time to truly listen and connect with our patients, giving them hope and restoring their faith in healthcare. We actively partner with communities to develop healthy, sustainable pathways towards wellness and enduring results! We believe investing in your health gives you the greatest return…life! Visit Rezilir Health at www.rezilirhealth.com.



For over a decade, Canada-based ResortSuite software has managed guest information and streamlined operations for some of the most prestigious spas, clubs, hotels and resorts in the world. Unlike other software available on the market, ResortSuite is built on a guest-centric technology platform that enables properties to manage their business more efficiently and provide exceptional service to their customers. ResortSuite extends this unique, guest-centric design with data mining capabilities and integrated one-to-one e-Marketing, Social Networking, Web and Mobile user experiences. ResortSuite includes integrated modules for Spa, PMS, Club, Golf, Retail, F&B, Catering, Ski, and Concierge on an Oracle database. Visit ResortSuite at www.resortsuite.com.


The BodyHoliday

The BodyHoliday in Saint Lucia is not only a great beach vacation but it has been famed for its unique approach to health and wellbeing. The experience is a combination of the very best of a vacation combining individual tailored classes in fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and overall wellness. It is designed to be the most relaxing, rejuvenating beach vacation in the world. The BodyHoliday makes a promise, “give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind”. It offers a range of personalized treatment, therapies while taking advantage of the most comprehensive activity and exercise schedules. What makes it great is that you can do as much or as little as you like; enjoy an active fun filled vacation or choose to lie back and do nothing at all! Visit The Body Holiday at www.thebodyholiday.com.



BuDhaGirl is the first lifestyle brand whose mission is to affect cultural change by turning everyday routines into rituals. Through Mindful Glamour®, BuDhaGirl merges contemplative practice and evidence-based science with fashion. Our jewelry, accessories and home décor are vehicles for redefining the art of living well. BuDhaGirl approaches fashion with a holistic world-view, ensuring the life cycle of our products honor global traditions and art forms. The customer experience might be our most valuable asset. We invite each individual to set intentions and create rituals around the process of grooming and dressing each day. BuDhaGirl lingers and becomes an integral part of everyday life. Visit BuDhaGirl at www.budhagirl.com.


LEMI Group

Since 1989, Lemi’s comprehensive range of beauty and spa equipment has been based on: design, research, technology, quality, functionality, craftsmanship and meticulous finishing. These principles are essential for manufacturing products with an unmistakable Italian style, and have allowed the company to bring authentic Italian craftsmanship to over 100 countries worldwide.In fact, the company’s treatment tables, treatment chairs, multi-sensory equipment, vichy showers, furnishing accessories and multifunction cabins are the fruit of its constant research and development activities, which have led Lemi to become an international leader and trend-setter in the industry. Visit LEMI at www.lemigroup.com/en.

Matrixx Power Suit

The Matrixx Power Suit Company, LLC is focused on Health, Wellness, Fitness & Sports Training. The Matrixx Power Suit is a Revolutionary Patented Weighted Compression Training System with Resistance Technology which combines Strength, Speed and Endurance training into one by targeting three (3) core body systems simultaneously; Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Muscular. The unique design uses easily adjustable flexible rubber weights placed on various muscle groups to create different levels of resistance. The suit is easy to maintain and is machine washable. It can be used for Weight Loss, improving Balance, Stability & Circulation, as well as in the water for swimming and aquatic sports and training for Military & Astronauts. Visit Matrixx Power Suit at www.thematrixxpowersuit.com.


Jacqueline Piotaz Switzerland

Jacqueline Piotaz Cosmetics AG is a Swiss family owned company. Jacqueline is the creator and founder of Timeless Swiss Skin Care, the unique Swissness pure innovative skincare brand is based on her 30 years of experience in the cosmetic world. Combining nature and advanced bio technology with the newest science and focusing on exclusive formulas, rare ingredients and an attention to detailed luxury. The brand provides a professional innovative treatment concept with signature treatments for top hotels, beauty day spas and luxury perfumeries. The company and products are based on the Swiss values of: Quality, Technology, Tradition and Reliability. Visit Jacqueline Piotaz Switzerland at www.jacquelinepiotaz.com.


Two Bunch Palms

Marking 75 years last year, Two Bunch Palms has had much to celebrate. Since 2014, the iconic resort rebranded emphasizing its award winning healing waters recently voted the best in America. The multi-million dollar renovation included implementing sustainable design and practices throughout the resort, and promoting a culture of well-being. This recent incarnation along with its 3.5-acre solar farm put Two Bunch Palms on the destination spa map as the first “Sustainable Wellness Resort” in North America. Visit Two Bunch Palms at www.twobunchpalms.com.



Circadia is a professional skincare brand based on the skin and body’s natural circadian rhythms. Chronobiology, the science of defending skin from environmental damage during the day, and stimulating internal repair mechanisms during sleep is at the core of our concept. Circadia’s formulations combine pure botanicals, stem cells, second generation vitamins, and innovative peptide technology to achieve optimal skin health and beauty. Our specialty treatment products utilize these technologies to address a multitude of skin conditions, including aging, acne, dehydration, pigmentation, and rosacea. The corporate headquarters are established in the rolling hills of rural Pennsylvania where founder Dr. Peter T. Pugliese began his medical practice and early research on the physiology of human skin. Visit Circadia at www.circadia.com.


OM4 Organic Male

OM4 Organic Male is the first skin type and condition-specific professional men’s line to launch in the US.  On the leading edge of performance-based, green science organics, OM4 globally sources clinically-advanced, socially-responsible ingredients to target the unique biological skin differences and concerns of men. The brand mantra: 4 PRODUCTS | 4 STEPS | 4 MINUTES | 4 MEN.  Color coded by skin type with each step numbered, OM4 is intuitively designed to be fast, easy and effective. OM4’s core business is to help partners: (1) grasp the psychology of selling to men, and (2) capture a greater percentage of the fastest growing market in spa.
Visit OM4 Organic Male at www.om4men.com.


Aromatherapy Associates

Promoting wellbeing, Aromatherapy Associates is a British essential oil brand that uses its expertise to deliver award-winning luxury bath, body and skincare products. The founders, Geraldine and Sue, truly believed that an enriching aromatherapy experience nurtures the body and boosts the spirits. Building on their founders’ legacy, Aromatherapy Associates today focuses on Mindful Beauty by giving people time to stop and find balance in their lives. With its panel of six Wellbeing Experts, Aromatherapy Associates educates on the Art of Living Well and encourages people to have an all-round wellbeing approach to life. Visit Aromatherapy Associates at www.aromatherapyassociates.com.


Six Senses

Six Senses resorts are discovered in some of the world’s most beautiful places. They are synonymous with a unique style – authentic, personal and sustainable, and in harmony with individual surroundings; local, yet in tune with the wider world. They are intimate, offering an emotionally intelligent approach to anticipative service, which supports delightful and unexpected surprises. Crafted guest experiences stimulate, energize and revitalize the human spirit.All aspects of Six Senses’ operations, including the Evason brand, embrace these values, which define the brand and the enduring Six Senses mission: To help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. Visit Six Senses at www.sixsenses.com.


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and distinctive decor. Combined with exceptional treatments, customized programming, healthy food & beverage offerings and innovative design, Fairmont also offers world-class spa and wellness services that contribute to an overall sense of well-being for travelers. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. Visit Fairmont Hotels & Resorts at www.fairmont.com.

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