2021 GWS FAQs

What is the Global Wellness Summit?
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is dedicated to bringing together wellness leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy. GWS holds an annual conference in a different country every year (learn more)  and GWS hosted one of the first hybrid (in-person and virtual) events in 2020, paving the way for safe conferences of the future. Learn more here.

Who attends the annual Global Wellness Summit?
The Summit brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the wellness industry. The GWS is the most important conference on the business of wellness and includes delegates that represent every wellness sector, including architecture, beauty, consulting, education, fitness, hospitality, investment, manufacturing, medicine, nutrition, real estate, spa, technology, travel, and other related industries.

How can I become a delegate?
Invitees to the Summit have either applied to be a delegate or been nominated by colleagues. Learn more.

Where is GWS being held in 2021?
It will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, from November 15–18 at the Hilton Tel Aviv, set on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. This is the first time in its 15-year history that the GWS will be held in the Middle East.

Delegates will experience three days of expert keynotes, panels and workshops on the very different—and very bright—future for wellness as the world emerges from the pandemic. The GWS aims to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for attendees, immersing them in the vibrant cultures of Tel Aviv and Israel, bursting with history, art, spirituality, incredible food and innovation. Learn more here.

Where should I stay when attending GWS?
The GWS has contracted special, negotiated room rates for delegates at the conference location, the Hilton Tel Aviv. Located in the heart of Tel Aviv’s Independence Park and boasting its own beach (one of the city’s best), the Hilton Tel Aviv offers stunning seaside views, a saltwater pool, five diverse restaurants, and a full-service spa—and it’s just minutes from HaYarkon Park, business centers, attractions like the Aviv Museum of Art and the Israeli Opera, and shopping areas.

What are the dates of the 2021 event?
November 15–18.

What is the pricing structure for the 2021 event?
Early registration until May 30 is $4,170, $4,395 until August 31, and $4,550 thereafter. Spouses can attend at a reduced cost. See details here.

Who will speak at the 2021 GWS?
Details on the agenda and speakers will be released throughout 2021, leading up to the November conference. However, you can view a snapshot of the 2020 agenda here to understand the high-level content and wide-ranging wellness topics and sectors that will be covered.

How can I learn about sponsorship opportunities?
You will find detailed information on sponsorship opportunities, including contact information, here.

Will there be a virtual component of the 2021 event?
We’re focused on planning the in-person event at this time and are incredibly encouraged by the fact that Israel is considered the world leader in vaccination and is committed to reopening safely. The country expects that all citizens over 16 will be fully vaccinated and the economy fully reopened and “back to normal” by April 1—many months before the 2021 GWS.

What is your refund policy? What happens in the case of a canceled event?
If the 2021 Global Wellness Summit is not held as scheduled, the registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event or a future Summit of the delegate’s choice within the two years following the rescheduled event (2023).