2018 Summit At A Glance


The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the dynamic $3.7 trillion global wellness economy. The 2018 Summit will take place October 6-8 at the Technogym Village in the Wellness Valley of Italy, under the theme, “Shaping the Business of Wellness.” At each annual Summit, delegates are challenged to look at the way business is done and to create new, collaborative models for the future. We accomplish this by establishing a high-level dialogue among the decision-makers in attendance and by giving delegates the first look at the future of evidence-based wellness and the latest innovations in the industry.

Wellness Economy Sectors

Wellness is a diverse and vibrant multitrillion economy comprised of 10 unique sectors: Beauty & Anti-Aging; Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Weight Loss; Preventative & Personalized Medicine & Public Health; Wellness Tourism; Fitness & Mind-Body; Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate; Spa Industry; Thermal/Mineral Springs and Workplace Wellness. Summit delegates will take a deep dive into the current landscape and future trends in each sector.

2018 Theme: Shaping the Business of Wellness

This year, the Summit will examine the 10 major sectors that comprise the multitrillion global wellness economy. Delegates will hear from leading voices on the future, as well as will participate in Roundtables designed to elicit conversation and collaboration. While the focus will be on business, the feeling will be one of “La Dolce Vita,” as delegates will experience the magic that is, famously, the sweet life in Italy.

2018 Location: Technogym Village, Cesena, Italy

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 “The 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.


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.