Wellness Technology Center Stage at GWS Call for Wellness Innovations Competition Launching

Dear Colleague, I am excited to share with you two important projects that will be center stage at the 2020 Global Wellness Summit, taking place at The Breakers Palm Beach from November 8–11. As we all know, this has been a challenging year. We have learned together during this time—on our Global Collaboration Calls, Wellness Master Classes and Initiative Collaboration Calls—and discovered that many of…

Dear Colleague, Hopefully you are staying safe and well—and finding silver linings during these challenging times. Remarkably, a silver lining for the wellness industry has grown out of the three parallel pandemics of COVID-19, economic devastation and racial injustice. That silver lining is the world looking to the wellness industry to lead. This is our time to join together and ensure that wellness for people…

Fitness & Mind-Body: What Does the Future Look Like?

Fitness & Mind-Body: What Does the Future Look Like? Collaboration Takeaways The Global Wellness Collaborations bring industry leaders together in meaningful dialogue to share ideas and best practices for navigating the COVID-19 crisis around a specific industry segment. Topic: Fitness & Mind-Body: What Does the Future Look Like? Date of Discussion: April 28, 2020 Countries/Regions Represented: Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Israel, Italy, Japan,…

GWS Supports Sustainable Fashion

At the recent 2019 Global Wellness Summit, Jessica Jesse, founder and CEO of BuDhaGirl, reminded delegates that sustainability and fashion play a critical role in wellness.  During her keynote at the Summit, Jesse showcased leaders who are upcycling and repurposing garments and introduced a fashion presentation created by her 16-year-old daughter. Jesse also designed the Global Wellness Institute’s The Wellness Moonshot Calendar: A Year of…

Summit at a Glance

Summit At A Glance Click here to check out photos from the 2019 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) in Singapore. And be sure to visit again to see new shots of speakers, delegates and social events at the leading conference for the business of wellness. As Susie Ellis, GWS chair and CEO, said in her opening remarks on day one of the Summit, “There is hardly a…

GWI Researchers Introduce New Physical Activity Study

Asia-Pacific’s Physical Activity Market Now $240 Billion – To Reach $373.5 Billion by 2023 The first major study on the global fitness economy was released today at the 13th annual Global Wellness Summit, being held this week in Singapore. Global Wellness Institute Senior Research Fellows Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston presented key findings in the 180-page report, Move To Be Well: The Global Economy of…

The Asian Century and J Wellness: The Future of Wellness in Japan

The Asian Century and J Wellness: The Future of Wellness in Japan Catherine Feliciano-Chon, a leading brand development and communications expert with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and Tokyo-based spa/wellness investor and entrepreneur Yoriko Soma today addressed delegates to the leading conference on the business of wellness. The Summit returned to Asia for the third time in its 13-year history and is taking place…

Recent Surge in Eco-friendly and More Meaningful Burial Options

TREND: DYING WELL Innovative and Eco-Friendly Burial Practices The ways that different cultures return their dead to the universe varies wildly. Tibetans still practice sky burial, leaving bodies on mountaintops to be picked clean, while the Caviteño in the Philippines place bodies in hollowed-out tree trunks. The US and Canada are unique for adopting embalming, a just as bizarre (if you really think about it)…

Smart Clothes That Actively Boost Health & Wellbeing

TREND: Well Fashion—Way Beyond Athleisure Smart Clothes That Actively Boost Health & Wellbeing Clothes are pressed against our bodies all day, but aside from keep-me-warm or cover-me-up functionality, they’ve been rather “dumb.” No longer; a revolution in smart materials is doing what makes nothing but sense: clothing that optimizes your wellbeing while you wear it. A dizzying array of new technologies—from Internet-of-Things hardware/software to body-mapping…