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

Art and culture play a huge role in wellness and will feature prominently on an agenda curated by Grupo Diarq’s Gina Diez Barroso; among highlights is evening gala at Palacio de Bellas Artes featuring private performance by famed Ballet Folklórico


Miami, FL – October 19, 2015 – The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which will bring together international leaders to positively shape the future of the wellness industry from November 13-15 at The St. Regis Mexico City, has put creativity at the top of its agenda. (Full agenda here.)

“Mexico City teems with creative and artistic expression and we want to share that with our delegates both on the main stage and during our gala evening events,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman & CEO, Global Wellness Summit. “We know art and culture play a major role in balanced, happy societies and overall wellness, and our goal is to keep attendees firmly in touch with their creative selves.”

This year’s Summit, co-chaired by Gina Diez Barroso, president and CEO of Grupo Diarq, a Mexico City-based firm whose vision is to promote and develop Mexican creativity, and Alfredo Carvajal, President of Delos International, will bring art, culture and creativity into sharp focus.

“Wellness and the arts/creativity are two major industries that are growing exponentially. And if you put them together the world would be a better place in which to live,” said Barroso. “I am sure that the Global Wellness Summit can help make this happen.”

Among the highlights on an agenda that includes Barroso’s keynote on “The Business of Creativity, and Creativity in Business” will be a private performance by the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico, a world-renowned troupe of traditional Mexican folk dancers that was founded in the 1950s and captures the heart and spirit of indigenous cultures before the arrival of the Spanish. The performance will take place during a gala event at the magnificent Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Another gala event will bring delegates to the campus of CENTRO, the brand new
design and film school located in the heart of Mexico City, and founded by Barroso. At CENTRO delegates will step into the world of art and design for an evening, and experience first-hand the extraordinary facilities that set this school apart.

Pepita Serrano, a patron of the arts in Mexico City and founder of the International Society for Art Exchange Mexicano AC (SIVAM), a foundation that nurtures extraordinary musical talent, is also collaborating on the creative content from Mexico at this year’s Summit. SIVAM artists will perform during the welcome cocktail event at the Four Seasons Hotel that officially kicks off the Summit; Ms. Serrano is also helping shape the gala evening cultural content, and adding music to the plenary agenda.

“My eternal gratitude to the Global Wellness Summit for bringing creativity, love, and light to our beautiful country, México,” said Serrano. “And a personal thank you for engaging our country deeper in the wellness conversation”

Creativity on the Main Stage

Gina Diez Barroso will keynote on “The Business of Creativity, and Creativity in Business”.

Cirque du Soleil’s Martin Boudreau will present on the uniquely creative style of his company and share their future plans for integrating wellness and entertainment.

Louie Schwartzberg, filmmaker and founder of Moving Art, whose TED talks have attracted over 47 million views, will share a world premiere of his film series, “Gratitude Revealed” – later to be featured on

Jose Rivelino Moreno, a Mexican sculptor whose work represents the perfect marriage of art and wellness, will share his formidable installations and his global work focused on “Healing the World Through Art”.

Best-selling author Agapi Stassinopoulos will share her creative wisdom on the main stage, as well as moderate two interactive “Thrive” workshops, where creativity in business and in life is given shape.

Jeanene Bluhm, co-founder and creator, Instituto Thomas Jefferson, Mexico, will explain their creative approach to putting wellness at the center of education.

A workshop by Felix Lopez, author of Mindfulness: The Alchemy of Now, will tackle “Transforming Stress and Cultivating Creativity”.

The Global Wellness Summit serves every sector of the wellness industry, including spa, education and tourism, as well as beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology. This year’s inclusive theme, “Building a Well World,” will attract attendees from over 40 countries who will explore the biggest innovations and opportunities unfolding within the vast $3.4 trillion global wellness industry.

The Summit is an exclusive gathering for senior executives and industry leaders; for information about attending click here.  Delegates can also register for special pre-and-post Summit tours of spa and wellness locations in Mexico 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 $3.4 trillion global wellness industry. Held in a different location each year, the Summit attracts delegates from over 40 countries. Previous Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India and Morocco.


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