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Press Release and News Alert Archive


January 24, 2023
Global Wellness Summit Appoints Two Top Wellness Leaders to Advisory Board


November 21, 2022
The Global Wellness Summit Presents Nine Recently Opened or Newly Reimagined Wellness Destinations Worthy of a Closer Look

November 8, 2022
Global Wellness Summit Celebrates Industry Creators, Visionaries and Thought Leaders at an Impactful 16th Annual Conference in Tel Aviv

October 12, 2022
Global Wellness Summit Unveils Packed, 3-Day Agenda, This Year’s Hot Topics, and Dozens of New Keynotes and Panels

October 3, 2022
2022 “Shark Tank of Wellness” Finalists Announced for 7th Annual Global Wellness Summit Student Competition

September 20, 2022
Myndstream Will Bring Extraordinary Musical Performances to the Global Wellness Summit

September 19, 2022
Recipients of the Inaugural “Susie Ellis Scholarship for Equity in Wellness” Announced

September 8, 2022
Blue Zones Discoverer Dan Buettner to Keynote at the 2022 Global Wellness Summit

August 11, 2022
Wellness and the Metaverse: Global Wellness Summit Announces Groundbreaking “Call for Innovation” Competition

July 25, 2022
Shai Efrati, MD, the World’s Leading Research Scientist and Innovator in Hyperbaric Medicine, to Keynote at the Global Wellness Summit

June 15, 2022
Global Wellness Summit Announces First Slate of Keynotes for Its 2022 Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel

June 6, 2022
New Season of the Global Wellness Summit Podcast Kicks Off in Conversation with Dr. Michael Roizen, Longevity Expert with the Assertion That “90 Will Become the New 40”

May 9, 2022
The Agenda Is Set for the “Future of Functional Medicine Symposium” in Bangkok, May 20th

April 26, 2022
The Global Wellness Summit Reveals Theme for 2022 Tel Aviv Conference: “Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open for Business.”

April 20, 2022
The Global Wellness Summit Announces the “Future of Functional Medicine Symposium” in Bangkok on May 20th–in Partnership with Miskawaan Health Group

March 9, 2022
Anticipation for First-Ever Global Wellness Summit in the Middle East Builds; Record Number of Pre- and Post-Summit Experiences Announced 

February 8, 2022
Global Wellness Summit Releases Annual Trends Report: “The Future of Wellness 2022”


December 20, 2021
The Global Wellness Summit Creates Scholarship to Promote Equity and Inclusion in the Wellness Industry

December 8, 2021
15th Annual Global Wellness Summit Celebrates Innovators, Visionaries and Thought Leaders

December 1, 2021
The Global Wellness Economy Stands at $4.4 Trillion Amidst the Disruptions of COVID-19; Is Forecast to Reach $7 Trillion by 2025

November 18, 2021
Fifth Season of the Global Wellness Summit Podcast Features One-on-One Conversations with Summit Keynote Speakers, Wellness Icons, Authors, Designers & Disruptors

November 10, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Announces Full Agenda: Dozens of High-Profile Keynote Speakers and Panels on the Coming “NEW New Era in Health & Wellness”

November 3, 2021
New Slate of Speakers Announced for the 2021 Global Wellness Summit Reveals the Depth and Diversity of Disruption Underway in Health and Wellness

October 27, 2021
The $275B Wellness Real Estate Market and Building for Human Health to Be Key Agenda Topics at 2021 Global Wellness Summit in Boston (Nov. 30 – Dec. 3)

October 19, 2021
On the Agenda at the 2021 Global Wellness Summit: Future Disruptions in Mental Health and Wellness

October 14, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Announces Key Topic for Its 2021 Conference: How Traditional Healthcare Will Expand into Prevention and Wellness

September 7, 2021
Kendra Kobler Named Director of Programs & Operations for The Global Wellness Summit and The Global Wellness Institute

August 3, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Will Focus on 2021 Theme: “A New New Era in Health & Wellness”

July 28, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Tackles Diversity with “The Doctor is INclusive,” Hosted by Nicola Finley, MD

July 13, 2021
The 2021 Global Wellness Summit Pivots to Boston, Massachusetts–The World’s Leading Health and Wellness Ecosystem

June 30, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Podcast Launches New, Six-Episode Season

June 23, 2021
2021 Global Wellness Trends: Mid-Year Update Available Today

May 5, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Appoints World Bank Group’s Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, Hannah Messerli, PhD, to Advisory Board

April 6, 2021
Attention Students: Do You Have a Big Idea for the Next Wellness Business Concept? 2021 “Shark Tank of Wellness” Is Open for Entries!

March 16, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Confirmed for Tel Aviv, Israel, from November 15–18, 2021

March 4, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Launches a “Reverse Pitch” Series to Help Wellness Entrepreneurs Navigate Funding Options

February 23, 2021
Maggie Hsu, a Leading Voice in the Convergence of Technology and Wellness, Joins the Global Wellness Summit Advisory Board

February 17, 2021
Global Wellness Summit Appoints Dr. Nicola Finley, a Practicing Integrative Medicine Physician at Canyon Ranch, to Its Advisory Board

January 26, 2021
GWS Releases In-Depth Trends Report, “The Future of Wellness 2021”


December 3, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Celebrates Winners of Prestigious Awards in Four Categories

November 25, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Launches Fourth Season of Podcast

November 17, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Shows Why a “Hybrid” Model Is a Powerful New Direction for Conferences

November 9, 2020
Global Wellness Institute Finds Mental Wellness Is a $121 Billion Market

November 6, 2020
Finalists of the First-Ever Global Wellness Summit Prize for Innovation Announced

October 20, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Announces Agenda for Historic 2020 Conference

October 15, 2020
Global Wellness Gets High Tech and Creative to Deliver the Safe, Healthy Conference of the Future

October 13, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Announces “Virtual Access Package” for 2020 Hybrid Event

October 7, 2020
Mindbody Co-founder Rick Stollmeyer to Keynote at the 2020 Global Wellness Summit on the “Fourth Wave of Wellness” and How it Will Shape the Future

September 30, 2020
Michael C. Bush, CEO Great Place to Work, to Keynote at 2020 Global Wellness Summit on Why Equitable Workplaces Are Better for Business

September 24, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Partners with Wellness Community Pioneer Serenbe for Post-Summit Wellness Real Estate & Communities Immersion Experience

September 15, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Adds C. Victor Brick, ­Fitness Industry Thought Leader and Mental Health Philanthropist, to Its Advisory Board

September 8, 2020
‘Call for Wellness Innovations’ Contest and Tech Innovation Pavilion to Launch at Global Wellness Summit in Palm Beach, FL

August 26, 2020
“Shark Tank of Wellness” Finalists Announced for 2020 Global Wellness Summit at The Breakers Palm Beach, November 8–11, 2020

July 28, 2020
James Nestor, Author of Just-Released New York Times Best Seller, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, to Keynote at the Global Wellness Summit

July 7, 2020
GWS Will Take Place Nov. 8–11, 2020 at The Breakers Palm Beach–Charting the Course for “Resetting the World with Wellness”

June 22, 2020
Dan Buettner to Host Wellness Master Class: “Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer…Especially Now”

June 17, 2020
Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses, Guest Hosts Global Wellness Master Class on “The Future of Global Hospitality – What Is Really Going to Matter”

June 10, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Hosts “An Open Conversation About Race and the Role of the Wellness Community”

April 27, 2020
Sue Harmsworth, Industry Leader and Legendary Founder of the ESPA Brand, to Headline GWS Wellness Master Class on “Spas & Wellness in the Time of Global Crisis”

April 21, 2020
Wellness Pioneer Anna Bjurstam to Lead GWS Wellness Master Class on “Creativity in the Time of a Global Crisis”

April 7, 2020
2020 Wellness Trends Come to Life on Global Wellness Summit Podcast 

March 31, 2020
Wellness Entrepreneurs of the Future Called to Compete in the GWS “Shark Tank of Wellness” Student Competition

February 18, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Announces Co-Chairs for 2020

January 28, 2020
Global Wellness Summit Releases In-Depth Report, “The Future of Wellness 2020”


December 10 – 2020 Global Wellness Summit, Headed to “Start-Up Nation” Israel, Will Have Unprecedented Focus on Health & Wellness Technology

November 12 – Global Wellness Summit Comes to Life in 21-Episode Podcast Series

October 24 – GWS Honors Global Wellness Awards Recipients for Outstanding Contributions to Health and Wellness Worldwide

October 17 – Tel Aviv to Host 2020 Global Wellness Summit

October 17 – Emerging Wellness Entrepreneurs Compete for $10,000 at 2019 Global Wellness Summit

October 15 – Physical Activity Is an $828 Billion Market – To Reach $1.1 Trillion+ by 2023

October 3 – Knowledge Workshops to Kick Off 2019 Global Wellness Summit

September 25 – 
Global Wellness Summit Announces Full Agenda for 2019 Conference

September 23 – Global Wellness Summit to Showcase New Wellness Properties at 2019 Conference

September 9 – Traveling without Jet Lag Is the Future: Global Wellness Summit Delegates to Receive Subscription to Timeshifter Jet Lag App

August 26“Shark Tank of Wellness” Finalists Announced for 2019 Global Wellness Summit

August 19 – Global Wellness Summit Announces Key Topic: The Vast Opportunities in the “Ageing Well” Market 

August 15 – Global Wellness Summit Moves Location of 2019 Conference

August 5 – Global Wellness Summit Identifies Five Wellness Market Trends for Japan (Press Release)
Global Wellness Summit Identifies Five Wellness Market Trends for Japan  (Full Report)

July 22 – International Business Leader and Founder of OCTAVE Institute Fred Tsao to Keynote at Global Wellness Summit

July 9World-Renowned Architect Bill Bensley to Challenge Everything We Think About Hospitality Design in Global Wellness Summit Keynote

May 15 – 
Global Wellness Summit Announces Key Topic: How to Put Purpose at the Heart of Business

April 3 – The Future of Tourism, Hospitality & Wellness Travel to Be Hot Topics at 2019 Global Wellness Summit

March 19 – Irene Forte Appointed to Global Wellness Summit’s Advisory Board

March 11 – 
“Shark Tank of Wellness” Student Competition Now Open: Global Wellness Summit Offers Unique Opportunity for Wellness Entrepreneurs to Pitch Innovations (English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)

January 28 – Global Wellness Summit Releases In-depth Report, “Eight Wellness Trends for 2019”

January 14 – Global Wellness Summit Announces Prominent Co-Chairs from Asia to Curate 13th Annual Conference (English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)


November 14 – Hyatt Announced as Host Sponsor of 13th Annual Global Wellness Summit Taking Place in Hong Kong, October 15–17, 2019 (English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)

October 16 – Leaders and Emerging Entrepreneurs in Wellness Honored at 2018 Global Wellness Summit

October 6 – Wellness Now a $4.2 Trillion Global Industry – with 12.8% Growth from 2015-2017

September 19 – Global Wellness Summit Announces Full Agenda; Three-Day Conference to Explore How Wellness is Transforming Crucial Economic and Business Sectors

September 11 – Global Wellness Institute to Release In-Depth Analysis on Ten Sectors of the Global Wellness Economy at Next Month’s Global Wellness Summit

September 10 – Il Global Wellness Summit esplorerà come il wellness stia trasformando altri settori cruciali dell’economia italiana – dalla moda, al cibo, al turismo

September 10 – Global Wellness Summit to Explore How Wellness Is Transforming Crucial Italian Economic Sectors—from Fashion to Food to Tourism

September 5 – Renowned International Hoteliers Sir Rocco Forte and Irene Forte to Co-present on Intergenerational Collaboration at Global Wellness Summit

August 22 – The Future Laboratory to Present Emerging Beauty Trends at 2018 Global Wellness Summit

August 15 – Emerging Wellness Entrepreneurs Will Pitch Innovations During “Shark Tank of Wellness” Competition at 2018 Global Wellness Summit

August 7 – Iconic Italian Fashion Designer, Alberta Ferretti, to Keynote 2018 Global Wellness Summit

July 23 – Experts to Explore Role of Wellness in Reshaping World’s Failing Healthcare Systems

July 16 – Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of Weight Watchers, to Share Company’s Goal to Make Wellness Accessible to Everyone at 2018 Global Wellness Summit 

July 11 – Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, to Keynote at 2018 Global Wellness Summit

June 20 – Dr. Giovanni Pes to Address Delegates at GWS

June 13 – Wellness Meets Fashion: GWS Adds Runway to This Year’s Agenda

June 7 – Global Wellness Summit Appoints Cathy Feliciano-Chon to Advisory Board

June 6 – Dan Buettner, Discoverer of the Blue Zone Communities, to Keynote at 2018 Global Wellness Summit

May 29 – Andrea Illy, Chairman of illycaffè, to Keynote at 2018 Global Wellness Summit

May 21 – Technogym Ospiterà il Prestigioso Global Wellness Summit 2018

May 8 – Clodagh, Pioneering Wellness Designer, Brings Unique Insight on Authentic Design to 12th-Annual Global Wellness Summit

April 11 – Neil Grimmer Brings Passion for Personalized Nutrition to 2018 Global Wellness Summit

April 3 – Global Wellness Summit Announces 2018 Theme, “Shaping the Business of Wellness”

March 21 – Antonio Citterio, Globally Renowned Architect and Designer, to Keynote 2018 Global Wellness Summit

March 8 – Global Wellness Summit’s “Shark Tank of Wellness” Seeks Innovative Wellness Concepts from Entrepreneurial-Minded Students

February 7 – Co-Chairs of the 2018 Global Wellness Summit Announced

January 24 – Global Wellness Summit Releases ‘Eight Wellness Trends for 2018’


December 5 – News Alert:  Kate Sornson Named Associate Manager, Marketing & Communications for Global Wellness Summit (GWS) and Global Wellness Institute (GWI)

November 14 – Global Wellness Summit Opens 2018 Registration Today

October 23 – Technogym to Host 12th Annual Global Wellness Summit

October 18 –  Global Wellness Summit Names Winner of Shark Tank of Wellness Student Competition–All Finalists Present Technology Solutions

October 17 – Global Wellness Summit Announces Winners of Global Wellness Awards–Dr. Richard Carmona First to Win for Leader In Social Impact

October 3 – (from the Global Wellness Institute) Susie Ellis to be Honored as Trailblazer for Gender Equality by the Metropolitan New York Chapter, US National Committee for UN Women

September 27 – Wim Hof, “The Iceman,” Keynotes 2017 Global Wellness Summit

September 19 – Future Disruptions in Technology and Business Models to Be Key Topic at Global Wellness Summit

September 12 – Historic Volume of New Research to Be Released at 2017 Global Wellness Summit

September 6 – Justin Brice Guariglia, Artist Whose Work Explores Our Planet’s Environmental Crisis, to Speak at 2017 Global Wellness Summit

August 31 – Global Wellness Summit Attendees Will Be First to Experience “Purposeful Design” at a Conference

August 23 – Global Wellness Summit Takes on the “Good” and “Bad” of the Intersection Between Technology and Wellness at 2017 Conference

August 17- Global Wellness Summit Announces Full Three-Day Agenda for 2017 Conference

August 2- Well+Good Founders, Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, to Keynote at the Global Wellness Summit

July 26- The Global Wellness Summit Appoints Three New Members to its Advisory Board

July 5- Global Wellness Summit Attracts a Record Number of Platinum and Gold Sponsors to 2017 Event

June 20- Experts on the Coming Wave of DNA and Personal Biomarker Testing Take Center Stage at 2017 Global Wellness Summit

June 13- Historic Lineup of Experts on the ‘Science of Happiness’ to Keynote at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit

May 17- New Intersections between Neuroscience, Beauty and Wellness to Be Key Topic at 2017 Global Wellness Summit

May 3- Global Wellness Summit Presents 5 Trends for the Thriving Florida Wellness Market

April 18– Seven Pioneers in Medical Wellness to Keynote at the 2017 Global Wellness Summit

March 21– Global Wellness Summit Announces 2017 Theme, “Living a Well Life”

March 14Calling Creative, Wellness-Minded Students for 2017 GWS “Shark Tank of Wellness” Competition

February 22 11th Annual Global Wellness Summit Returns to USA at The Breakers Palm Beach, Host Sponsor and Shining Example of Wellness-driven Enterprise

January 31– (from the Global Wellness Institute)
Global Wellness Institute Releases “Global Wellness Economy Monitor” – Packed with Regional & National Data on Wellness Markets


December 3 Eight Wellness Trends for 2017

October 24 Global Wellness Summit Concludes with Wellness Awards Ceremony and Crowning of Inaugural ‘Shark Tank of Wellness’ Winner

October 17(from the Global Wellness Institute)
Wellness Now a $3.72 Trillion Global Industry – with 10.6% Growth from 2013-2015

September 27 10th Anniversary Global Wellness Summit Agenda Announced

September 19
 Leading European Economists to Keynote at 2016 Global Wellness Summit

August 30– Global Wellness Summit Will Explore the Fascinating History of Central European Spa-Bathing Culture – along with Future Trends in the Thermal Spa Market

August 15– Global Wellness Summit Recently Held Press Conference in Innsbruck, in Advance of Conference Headed to Tyrol, Austria this October

July 20– Austria’s Stephan Eberharter, One of the Most Successful Ski Racers in History, Will Be a Keynote at 2016 Global Wellness Summit

July 14– First-Ever “Shark Tank of Wellness” Attracts Over 70 Entries from Around the Globe; Two Weeks Remaining for Final Submissions

July 6– Five Austrian Spa & Wellness Experiences Most People Have Never Heard of

June 28– Global Wellness Summit Announces Sponsors of Tenth Anniversary Conference

May 31– Ten Predictions for the Future of Wellness, Travel, Spa and Beauty in Europe

May 25– Europe’s Integrative Medical Wellness Leaders Feature Prominently on Global Wellness Summit Agenda

April 6– ‘Shark Tank of Wellness’ Will Debut at 2016 Global Wellness Summit

March 8– 2016 Global Wellness Summit Explores the Future of Wellness, While Celebrating its History

February 16– Global Wellness Summit Announces 10th Anniversary Conference to Convene in the Cradle of Wellness Tourism: Tyrol, Austria


December 7– 2015 Global Wellness Award Winners Include Canyon Ranch Founders and Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

December 1– Global Wellness Summit Identifies Top 10 Future Shifts in Wellness (short report)

December 1–  Global Wellness Summit Identifies Top 10 Future Shifts in Wellness (long report)

November 2– 9th Annual Global Wellness Summit Announces Forty Percent Increase in Sponsors for 2015

October 19- “Creativity” Leads Agenda at 2015 Global Wellness Summit in Mexico City; Mexican Entrepreneur Gina Diez Barroso to Keynote on Topic

October 12– 2015 Global Wellness Summit Offers Unprecedented Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

September 30– Global Wellness Summit Announces 9th Annual Conference Highlights

September 1– Agapi Stassinopoulos Announced as Keynote for 2015 Global Wellness Summit

August 19– El doctor Deepak Chopra abordará el tema “Construyendo un Mundo Mejor” en su ponencia durante The Global Wellness Summit, en la Ciudad de México

May 19– Global Wellness Summit Announces Record Number of Sponsors for 2015 Conference

April 28– Dr. Deepak Chopra orador destacado de la Cumbre Global del Bienestar 2015

April 28– Deepak Chopra, MD to Keynote 2015 Global Wellness Summit

March 18– Giselle Fernández, periodista ganadora del premio Emmy y destacada filántropa, será la maestra de ceremonias del Global Wellness Summit 2015 en la Ciudad de México

March 18– Giselle Fernandez, Emmy Award Winning Journalist and Noted Philanthropist, to Emcee 2015 Global Wellness Summit in Mexico City

March 4– Global Wellness Summit Presenta la Ciudad de México como Ciudad Sede de su Novena Cumbre Anual

March 4– Global Wellness Summit Announces Mexico City as Host City for Ninth Annual Event

February 24– Magatte Wade Appointed to Global Wellness Summit’s Board of Directors




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