The Value of the Summit by Advisory Board Members

This illustrious group of industry leaders share how the Global Wellness Summit has impacted their businesses, their lives, and the wellness world.

Anna Bjurstam
VP of Spas & Wellness, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Thailand; Owner, Raison D’Etre, Sweden

“We go to the Summit to learn and to share. One thing not to forget is that while the content is fantastic, the people, the networking, and all the fun we have is equally important and often it’s in between the sessions that the magic happens.” -Anna Bjurstam


Gina Diez Barroso de Franklin
President & CEO of Grupo Diarq, Mexico

“At the GWS, you meet people from literally all over the world — Saudi Arabia, Latin America, Europe, the United States, Asia — and that is where big ideas come from.” -Gina Diez Barroso de Franklin


Susan Harmsworth
Founder & Chairman, ESPA International, United Kingdom

“It’s great to be back in the States, as that is is where GWS was born and it’s such a huge market.” -Susan Harmsworth


Mia Kyricos
President and Founder, Kyricos & Associates LLC, United States

“It’s THE event of the year….the overall experience is second to none — and for business and for personal and professional growth, there’s really no better place to be.” -Mia Kyricos


Dr. Franz Linser
CEO, Linser Hospitality GmbH, Austria

“The only global meeting…where all the leaders or drivers of the industry are gathering.” -Dr. Franz Linser


Professor Mary Tabacchi, PhD, RD
Professor Emerita, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, United States

“It is absolutely essential that you know all the players in this industry — and [GWS] is the only place to know them all.” -Professor Mary Tabacchi, PhD, RD


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