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

Miami, FL – August 23, 2017 – Technology has seeped into every aspect of our world – including wellness – and, during this year’s Global Wellness Summit, experts will weigh in on both the positive and negative influence technology is having on individuals as well as the $3.7 trillion wellness industry – and where intersections between wellness and technology are headed in the future.

“Technology and wellness are interesting bedfellows: we may all crave a periodic ‘digital detox,’ but we also yearn for the latest in technology that promises to alter and improve our health and wellness – whether that’s the analysis of our DNA and personal biomarkers or the latest ingestibles, embeddable or wearable,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit. “This year’s Summit will feature a host of experts that will help delegates come to terms with tech’s role in the evolving wellness landscape – and within their businesses.”

During the 3-day event, taking place at The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida from Oct. 9-11, 2017, delegates will hear from leaders in DNA and biomarker testing (many Summit attendees will even have their own results on hand to further the discussion) and experts in technology will lead discussions about virtual reality, augmented reality and even artificial intelligence and their role in wellness, while a roundtable discussion of global experts (including Google’s Ted Souder, Head of Industry, Retail and Samer Hamadeh, Founder & CEO, Zeel Networks, Inc.) will explore “Good News/Bad News: Mental Wellness & Technology.”

A few additional highlights on the wellness and technology programming include:

Paul Price, a leader in digital marketing and popular Summit speaker, will bring the future of technology and its impact on the wellness economy into sharp focus in a keynote entitled, “WHAT IF – Imagining the Unimaginable Impact of Technology on Your Business.”

Clare Martorana, Digital Service Expert, United States Digital Service and one of this year’s Summit co-chairs, will help delegates navigate technology in her keynote: “A Realist’s Guide to the Changing Digital World.”

The topic of “Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for Wellness – Fad or Future?” will be tackled in a keynote from Maggie Hsu, Adviser, and another co-chair for the 2017 event.

Ramesh Caussy, PhD from Partnering Robotics, will introduce the new “wellness robot” in a not-to-be-missed keynote.

Jeremy McCarthy, Group Director of Spa & Wellness at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and winner of the first-ever Debra Simon Award for Leader in Furthering Mental Wellness, will keynote on “Wellness in the Age of the Smartphone.”

The full agenda for this year’s Summit can be found here.

The Summit is a gathering for senior industry executives and leaders; for information about attending, click here.

About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy. Held in a different location each year, Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The next will be held at The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida from Oct. 9-11, 2017.


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