Global Wellness Summit announced 2015 theme and location

The Global Wellness Summit has announced the theme and location for its ninth annual event. 

The summit, taking place in Mexico City November 13-15, will be held at the St Regis Mexico City under the theme of Building a Well World. 

The theme goes hand in hand with the event changing its name from the Global Spa & Wellness Summit to the Global Wellness Summit (GWS). 

In reflection of the theme, this year’s agenda will not only include participation from the spa, tourism and hospitality sectors, but also from medicine, fitness, real estate, architecture, nutrition, technology and other sectors involved or related to the wellness industry.  

Susie Ellis, chairman and chief executive of the GWS, said: “Progress towards a well world requires global collaboration among many different disciplines and industries, and never have so many business sectors been so keenly interested in wellness.”

Ellis will co-host the summit with Gina Diez Barroso de Franklin, president and chief executive of Mexico City based Grupo Diarq, whose areas of activity include, design, education, real estate, publishing and entertainment. 

Alfredo Carvajal, president of the international and signature programs divisions at Delos International, will co-host the summit alongside Ellis and de Franklin. 

This will be the first time the summit is held in Latin America. Ellis said: "Mexico has a grand tradition of wellness that dates back to pre-Hispanic times. 

Today, Mexico City has become a Latin American centre for health and wellness services as it offers a world-class spa infrastructure and a broad variety of services using both traditional practices and the latest, cutting-edge wellness techniques."