2018 Summit At A Glance


The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global wellness industries. The 2018 Summit will take place October 6-8 at the Technogym Village in the Wellness Valley of Italy.

2018 Location

Located in Cesena, Italy, a small town between the Adriatic coast and the hills of Emilia Romagna, the Technogym Village is a 37-acre campus designed to inspire and encourage the wellness lifestyle – not only in terms of physical fitness, but also with a focus on environmental sustainability, architectural wellness and even mental well-being through the beauty of art, music and fashion. Before the word ‘wellness’ permeated the lexicon, Nerio Alessandri, who founded the company in 1983, dubbed Technogym a “wellness company” in the early ’90s. 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, will inform some of the dialogue at the 2018 Summit, as will the unique location in the heart of Italy’s “Wellness Valley.”


Every effort is made to ensure that those attending the annual GWS are leaders and decision-makers from a variety of arenas. Delegates must have senior executive titles such as CEO, president, chairman, divisional SVP, and owner, or be recognized as distinguished leaders in their fields.  Company size, yearly sales, number of employees, and length of time in business are also taken into consideration. If you are interested in attending the 2018 Summit and have not received an invitation, please fill out a delegate application form.


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Format and Agenda

Each Summit agenda features high-profile speakers and addresses the timeliest issues, ensuring that the GWS offers the vibrancy and relevancy that has become its trademark. Each candidate’s expertise, interests and areas of concern are taken into consideration, along with global events and industry trends, to create the final Summit agenda.

Spirit of the Summit

The spirit of the GWS is one of shared purpose rather than individual gain, using the power of ideas to shape the future of the industry and bring together top-level decision makers from around the world. This ensures that we exchange ideas, debate, and strategize for the good of our industry, the consumers we serve and the planet we share.