Global Wellness Summit announces new location for 2020

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced a new location for its 2020 event, which will be taking place in Palm Beach, Florida. 

The summit, which brings together leaders and visionaries from around the world, will be taking place on 8-11November at The Breakers, an iconic hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. 

This year’s conference theme is ‘Resetting the World with Wellness’. With wellness at a pivotal moment, it’s a call to action for wellness businesses, Government leaders, as well as the medical and technology worlds to strategize how more comprehensive and inclusive wellness concepts can transform the world post-Covid-19.  

“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. 

“The wellness industry can now have its biggest impact on the world stage and take a much bigger seat at the ‘health table’,” she adds. “But it needs to be responsible and creative to meet the new opportunities and challenges, which is why we feel it’s crucial to bring the brightest minds together to chart that future.” 

There will be a number of safety measures in place to ensure people can 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 GWS is built on a culture of collaboration, and it’s time to bring wellness leaders safely together again, in person," says  says Nancy Davis, chief creative officer and executive director of the GWS. 

"‘Joining Together. Shaping the Future’ is not just our tagline; it’s the hallmark of what we’ve done for over a decade," she says. "We’re committed to creating a model for how a conference should be convened at a time like this. Safety is paramount, wellness will be brought to life in unique ways, and it may be the most important Summit in our history.” 

Held in a different location each year, previous summits have taken place in the US, Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, Italy and Singapore. The 2021 GWS will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, November 15–18. 

In other news, the World Wellness Weekend has launched a new website with new features, including a World Wellness Map to connect clients to your business.