New Slate of Speakers – Reveals the Depth of Disruption Underway in Health & Wellness

New Slate of Speakers Announced for the 2021 Global Wellness Summit Reveals the Depth and Diversity of Disruption Underway in Health and Wellness 15TH ANNUAL GLOBAL WELLNESS SUMMIT | NOV. 30-DEC. 3 Speakers include Chip Conley, who shook up hospitality with Airbnb and Joie de Vivre, and is now on a mission to rewrite aging; Varda Shalev, MD, who transformed Israel’s healthcare system by harnessing the power…

In Memoriam: Dr. Danny Friedland

In memory of Dr. Danny Friedland, more than a friend to the Global Wellness Summit and the Global Wellness Institute. Everyone at our organizations is in deep mourning today for the loss of such a passionate, brilliant, extraordinarily kind person—and a true pioneer among doctors for his vision of incorporating wellness into healthcare. Danny was a key contributor to both our organizations and the expert…

Meet the 2021 Global Wellness Summit Co-Chairs

Meet the 2021 Global Wellness Summit Co-Chairs The Global Wellness Summit, the foremost gathering of international leaders in the multitrillion-dollar global wellness economy, will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, from November 30 to December 3 and will focus on the growing intersection between health and wellness. The theme for the 2021 Summit is “A New New Era in Health & Wellness.” Embodying this year’s theme,…

Trends in the News – Week of October 27th 2021

The New Overtourism Debate–Travel Weekly A great overview of how global travel destinations are creating new plans to fight overtourism–whether by ending mass-market marketing campaigns, curtailing short-terms rentals, or by banning cruise ships. The new tourism vision revolves around bringing in high-yield tourists, but the challenge will be how to not erect new travel barriers for the non-rich while keeping the numbers and destruction down.    Should Some of the World’s Endangered Places Be Off-limits to Tourists?–National Geographic  An in-depth piece with tourism experts explaining the different models now being launched to address overtourism. National parks, overrun by pandemic travelers seeking remote nature, are…

TREND: Fighting Overtourism Moves from Talk to Real Action

TREND: Fighting Overtourism Moves from Talk to Real Action     The experiments–from banning short-term rentals to nixing cruise ships to charging fees to enter a place to marketing only to “conscious travelers”– are really heating up   In our 2021 trend “The Year of the Travel Reset,” author and New York Times columnist, Elaine Glusac, predicted that this long travel pause caused by the pandemic would give everyone—consumers and travel suppliers—a rare, crucial opportunity to think of the ways that travel could be…

Future Disruptions in Mental Health and Wellness #2021GWS

Media Contact: Beth McGroarty [email protected] • +1.213.300.0107 On the Agenda at the 2021 Global Wellness Summit: Future Disruptions in Mental Health and Wellness Speakers include Dr. Richie Davidson (Center for Healthy Minds) on how the latest from neuroscience will underpin new approaches for emotional wellbeing; Dr. Rebecca Robbins (Harvard) presenting new research on sleep and human performance; and Myndstream executive Freddie Moross on how younger…

Watch Now – The Doctor is INclusive: The Impact of Workplace Bias on Women 

The Impact of Workplace Bias on Women In this episode of The Global Wellness Summit’s quarterly “The Doctor is INclusive” webinar series, Dr. Nicola Finley explores how workplace discrimination, stress and injustice can impact the wellbeing of women. Her special guest is Dominique Ben Dhaou who shares her experience as a corporate Human Resources executive in three different countries, reflecting on how the stress of having to constantly prove herself…

How Traditional Healthcare Will Expand into Prevention and Wellness

Media Contact: Beth McGroarty [email protected] • +1.213.300.0107 Global Wellness Summit Announces Key Topic for Its 2021 Conference: How Traditional Healthcare Will Expand into Prevention and Wellness First round of speakers released today includes doctors from Harvard and the Cleveland Clinic—and top pharmaceutical execs—exploring a new era where evidence-based wellness finally takes a bigger role in traditional medical systems across the globe Miami, FL – October…

Biophilia is not a “trend” but the long-term future of architecture and design

Biophilia: Not a Passing ‘Trend’ but the Long-Term Future of Architecture and Design     Homes, cities, workplaces and hotels intentionally designed to reconnect people with nature are at a major inflection point   Biophilic design specifically connects people with the diverse, complex natural world to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Biophilia is obviously not a new concept: The term was coined by psychologist Erich Fromm in 1964 and made popular by Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson in the 80s, whose influential book Biophilia posited that if…

Happy 15th Anniversary to Us!

This year, the Global Wellness Summit will celebrate its 15th anniversary! A remarkable achievement in a perfect world, and we all know this world is far from perfect. What began in 2006 as an idea among a small group of spa executives has grown into the most respected and well-attended business event in the wellness industry. Many of you have been on this incredible journey…