The Global Wellness Summit, the premier annual event for wellness industry leaders, is taking place from November 13–15 in Mexico City, where Dr Deepak Chopra will address GWS delegates on this year’s theme, Building a Well World.
Dr Chopra, once hailed as the pioneer of alternative medicine by former US President Bill Clinton and named “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the [20th] century” by Time magazine, leads a long list of internationally recognised and inspiring keynote speakers, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
“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,” says Dr Chopra, author of 80 books, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. His next book, Super Genes (co-authored by Dr Rudolph Tanzi) is being released just prior to the conference.
“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,” says 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.”
One of the highlights of the summit will be the Global Wellness Institute’s (organisers of the summit) presentation of its major 2015 research initiative, The Future of Wellness at Work.
This Initiative brings together top thinkers and doers who will offer thought-leadership for a new vision of impact for wellness at work in the global community.
Each month, in rotation, an Initiative member will help the group explore a topic for strategic inquiry within an hour-long video conference call. After the discussion, the member will write a brief blog post to be submitted and posted on the GWI website.
This enables GWI associates, such as us here at SPA+CLINIC, to communicate their research and views to a wider audience – you – who can benefit from them, whether you are a business owner or a staff member.
The GWS presentation “A deep and early belief that the values of wellness and sustainability would remake the way we live, lead, and work in the 21st century” is being led by Initiative chair Dr Renee Moorefield, CEO of Wisdom Works, a consultancy she launched with her husband in 1999.
Wisdom Works helps forward-thinking clients – such as The Coca-Cola Company – to create inspired workplaces, develop caring relationships within them, and produce results that matter.
Workplace wellness is becoming an increasingly vital issue, as SPA+CLINIC has previously reported, in this high-pressure landscape of 24/7 connectivity and the ruthlessly competitive economic environment post-GFC.
Forward-thinking employers, big and small, are looking at ways to create healthier environments for their employees, such as offering yoga classes on-site or funded/subsidised external access.
This not only enhances individuals’, but the collective wellbeing – and, not insignificantly, productivity!
The 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, the GWS attracts delegates from over 50 countries.
We’ll report back to you after the Summit!