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

Record number of companies sponsor 2018 research on the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy, enabling the Institute to provide comprehensive wellness economy data free to industry leaders, academics, researchers and the media

Miami, FL – September 11, 2018 – The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a trusted, internationally recognized resource for wellness industry data, today announced that an in-depth update of its Global Wellness Economy Monitor will be released at this year’s Global Wellness Summit, taking place at Technogym Village, Cesena, Italy, October 6–8. The highly anticipated research will update figures for the 10 industry segments that comprise the global wellness economy and include comprehensive, updated analysis on the size and scope of global wellness markets, including detailed, global regional-level analysis, trends and data.

“As an organization, we are committed to empowering wellness worldwide and believe that providing in-depth analysis on every sector of the wellness industry is the best way we move the industry forward,” said Susie Ellis, GWI chairman and CEO. “In order to fund the research and make it available free of charge, we rely on dedicated sponsors to underwrite the work.”

Ellis noted that 2018 marks a milestone in sponsorship support for GWI research, with 18 companies underwriting the Global Wellness Economy Monitor, which covers 10 industry segments: beauty, healthy eating, wellness tourism, fitness/mind-body, preventive/personalized medicine, complementary/alternative medicine, wellness lifestyle real estate, the spa industry, the thermal/mineral springs market and workplace wellness.

“The unprecedented level of support has enabled us to not only expand the scope of our research but to also accelerate its delivery,” said Ellis.

“Our sponsors make GWI’s research a reality and deserve credit for helping our organization dive deep into the 10 sectors that make up today’s multi-trillion wellness economy,” said Michelle Gamble, VP, Business Development.

Platinum sponsors include French clinical skin-care company Biologique Recherche, whose products are used in luxury hotel spas, medical spas and day spas in over 70 countries, and Canyon Ranch, a trailblazing proponent of the wellness lifestyle and wellness real estate living and operator of the world’s most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties.

Gold sponsors include Booker by MINDBODY, the online platform that has transformed spa and wellness bookings, and HydraFacial, creators of a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime.

The supporting Silver sponsors include AccorHotels, BodyHoliday, Cannuka, Lake Austin Spa Resort, Miraval and exhale, OM4 Organic Male, Performance Health, PURE, Rancho La Puerta, Serenbe, Six Senses, Subz3ro, Universal Companies and Westin Hotels & Resorts.

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About the Global Wellness Institute: The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is considered the leading global research and educational resource for the global wellness industry and is known for introducing major industry initiatives and regional events that bring together leaders to chart the future. GWI positively impacts global health and wellness by advocating for both public institutions and businesses that are working to help prevent disease, reduce stress, and enhance the overall quality of life. Its mission is to empower wellness worldwide. www.globalwellnessinstitute.org