The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), today announced its first round of keynote speakers for its 16th-annual gathering, being held at the Hilton Tel Aviv from October 31st to November 3rd.
Every Summit has a packed, three-day agenda, featuring dozens of experts from around the world focused on exploring the future of wellness. The lineup of high-profile speakers announced today underscores the diversity of sectors and brilliant minds within the ever-expanding wellness economy.
“We want to open people’s minds beyond their industry ‘bubble’—to create new, unexpected collisions, conversations, and collaboration.”
Delegates will hear from founders of pioneering digital health and wellness companies, global leaders in travel and hospitality, academics from the world’s top universities, and the startups and scientists reinventing everything from the future of food to new longevity approaches. Among the keynote speakers announced today: Levi Shapiro, founder of mHealth, Israel’s largest community of health-tech innovators; Aradhana Khowala, chairwoman of the Advisory Board for Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project, the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project ever; Michelle Williams, dean of the faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Rick Stollmeyer, founder of the nearly $2 billion wellness experience platform, Mindbody.
More speakers that represent the unprecedented innovation happening in wellness—both in Israel and globally—will be announced in coming weeks. Topics will include the future of women’s health and femtech, wellness travel and spa, and wellness real estate—as well as new intersections between the entertainment industry and wellness and the rising role of spirituality and faith.
“The Summit is the only conference that brings together the most creative entrepreneurs and serious thinkers from across the wide world of wellness and preventative health,” said Nancy Davis, GWS Chief Creative Officer and executive director. “We want to open people’s minds beyond their industry ‘bubble’—to create new, unexpected collisions, conversations, and collaboration—between extraordinary people working in so many wellness arenas. Wellness will look radically different post-pandemic, and will be all about new intersections between healthcare, tech, and once-siloed markets. The 2022 agenda is a giant global puzzle featuring international delegates, world-renowned speakers, the Start-Up Nation of Israel, our esteemed co-chairs, and the magic we make together. This Summit will most certainly deliver on the theme: Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open for Business.”
Registration for the 2022 Summit is now open.