The event will move to a different country this November.
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.5 trillion global wellness economy, today announced that its 2020 conference would move from Tel Aviv, Israel, to the US, by far the largest wellness market. It will now take place November 8–11 at The Breakers, an iconic hotel on 140 oceanfront acres in Palm Beach, Florida, which has received numerous awards for its commitment to guest and employee wellness and diversity.
Originally, the summit was planned to be held in Tel Aviv, which has now been announced as the 2021 location. Next year’s Summit will be held in Tel Aviv, Nov 15-18, 2021.
The conference theme of “Resetting the World with Wellness” is a global call to action—to wellness businesses, government leaders, and the medical and technology worlds—to recognize that more comprehensive and inclusive wellness concepts could remake the world post-pandemic.
“Now is the time to reset the world with wellness because it’s the only concept with prevention and total wellbeing at its core: It’s a framework that can address the immense physical, mental, social and environmental unwellness all around us,” said Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO.
Every aspect of the Summit is being curated to deliver a safe, hygienic way for people to begin to meet again. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon General of the US and distinguished professor at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health, will serve as medical advisor and is working closely with the GWS team, The Breakers, and local and federal government agencies to ensure that the GWS exceeds all standards for a safe gathering.
The Breakers, the site of the successful 2017 GWS, is a sprawling beachfront property that will enable appropriate physical distancing and generous use of outdoor space. They have exceeded all recommended CDC and World Health Organization guidelines and have implemented intensive hygiene protocols for guests during COVID-19: mandatory masks in all indoor and public areas; daily health screenings and personal protective equipment for all staff; 100 percent touchless guest transactions; daily disinfection of HVAC/air filtration systems with UV light and ionization technologies; intensive cleaning practices throughout the property, including electrostatic spray cleaning; and they’re one of the only US hotels with a dedicated food safety manager.
Applications for registration are open now.