Dear colleagues and friends,  I am thrilled to be your host for the virtual Global Wellness Summit again this year. I assure you — this is not going to be your average webinar! We are going to have a great time together, as we listen and learn from those on stage in Boston and create our own impactful content online.Register today as a Virtual Attendee – if you have not already registered – and receive all the perks including networking, special virtual-only access to speakers, discussion forums, Tech Innovation Pavillion videos, the Summit app and more! See below for details. Another perk? No application or pre-approval is required for Virtual Attendees – all are welcome. Don’t forget to stay connected by using #2021GWS for your social media communications throughout the event. As a GWS Board member since the beginning, I am honored to be part of such a historic event and so grateful to be able to lead this valuable, virtual experience at the 15th annual Summit.   Looking forward to being with you December 1-3!  Warmest regards,  Anna Bjurstam Wellness Pioneer Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas/Raison d’Etre




One of the things I get asked is “Will I have a chance to network with colleagues?,” and the answer is yes! I will be hosting a few “Networking Breaks” during the Summit, where we will do a number of smaller networking breakout rooms. Those interested in talking one-on-one will be put into exclusive Zoom breakout rooms to talk, exchange information, and do business.


Being able to interact with some of the luminaries presenting at the Global Wellness Summit world is a unique feature of the virtual Summit experience. Several people have agreed to participate in this moderated Q&A format, so those online will be able to talk directly with Fred Tsao, Founder, OCTAVE Institute; Michael Roizen, M.D., Cleveland Clinic; Victor Koo, Chairman, Tianren Culture; Anjan Chatterjee, M.D., FANN., Founding Director, Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics; the research team from the Global Wellness Institute: Tonia Callender, Katherine Johnston, Ophelia YeungMickey Beyer-Clausen, co-founder and CEO, Timeshifter, and more.


Even though we will not be in Boston, we will have a lot to say! I will be leading forums on specific topics, and you will all be invited to contribute thoughts and ideas, which will find their way into the larger conversation in Boston. We will also be recording these conversations so the ideas can become part of the pantheon of information coming out of the 2021 Summit.


Last year the GWS launched the Tech Innovation Pavilion, where various companies shared their cutting-edge products and services. It was a huge hit and is now part of the Summit every year. To give all of us in the virtual world a glimpse into this hub, we will be sharing videos from the Pavilion innovators.


As participants in the virtual Summit, you will be receiving a link to download the event app, which gives you information about the program, speakers and sponsors, and also provides a way to connect to those both in person and online.


Be sure to use your favorite social media channels to express your thoughts to the world using #2021GWS! We have ramped-up our presence on InstagramFacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. And it’s fun to stay in touch with everyone in Boston and be part of the conversation threads through social media!