Global Wellness Summit 2019 co-chairs announced

Catherine Feliciano-Chon, founder of branding and marketing agency CatchOn & Co, and Yoriko Soma, president of Asian spa and wellness investment business ConceptAsia, will chair the 2019 Global Wellness Summit (GWS).

Both co-chairs are based in Asia – CatchOn & Co has offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai while Soma is based in Tokyo – and this year’s summit will be held in Hong Kong to reflect Asia’s position as the fastest-growing wellness tourism market in the world, according to the 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor.

Asia is also home to the largest number of number of thermal springs, with a fast-growing wellness real estate market.

Feliciano-Chon and Yoriko Soma will help curate the 13th annual summit, taking place from October 15-17 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong is a vibrant, exciting, business-centric destination, offering a gateway to the Asian marketplace, and we are thrilled to be bringing the Summit here,” said Nancy Davis, chief creative officer and executive director of the GWS.

“…This is going to be an event rich in content and experiences, and we’re thrilled to have Cathy and Yoriko as part of the team curating the 2019 agenda.”