Dr Deepak Chopra will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 Global Wellness Summit (GWS), an annual event that attracts international leaders and visionaries.
The author of over 80 books, including 22 New York Times bestsellers, Dr Chopra is a leading global figure in wellbeing and alternative medicine. He was hailed as “the pioneer of alternative medicine” by President Bill Clinton, while TIME magazine has described him as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
He joins a long list of internationally recognised and inspiring keynote speakers, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, on the GWS stage. He will address delegates on this year’s theme, Building a Well World.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this gathering of like-minded, forward-thinking wellness influencers who are committed to helping to create a peaceful, just, sustainable, happier and healthy world,” said Dr Chopra, whose soon-to-be released book, Super Genes (Harmony, November 2015), co-authored by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, will be released just prior to the conference, in early November.
In addition to his status as a best-selling author, Dr Chopra is also the founder of The Chopra Foundation and Co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and has received countless honours for his work and humanitarian efforts.
His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology. Dr Chopra’s is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves as an Adjunct Professor at both the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Columbia Business School, Columbia University.
“There are few people whose impact on the way we think about health and wellbeing has been as profound and wide reaching as Dr Chopra’s, and we’re thrilled he accepted our invitation to speak at this year’s Summit,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit. “He has transformed the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness, and it is this holistic, sophisticated understanding of wellbeing that we, as an organisation, are always striving to communicate.”
GWS is widely recognised as the premier gathering of business, government and academic leaders across the wellness, travel and spa industries – and for its high-profile, keynote speakers and innovative agenda, industry research, Global Wellness Tourism Congress and business networking opportunities. It is an exclusive gathering for senior executives.
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. Attendees represent diverse sectors, including hospitality, tourism, spa, health, beauty, finance, medicine, architecture/design, real estate, manufacturing and technology. Held in a different location each year, it attracts delegates from over 50 countries.