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18 Aug 2017
Global Wellness Summit 2017 to include industry leaders roundtable workshop

Set to feature more than 50 speakers and a number of workshops, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), a leading conference in the wellness industry, has released its full agenda for the 2017 event.

One of the new workshops will be a roundtable discussion between industry leaders and top investors.

Entitled “What Are Investors Thinking, Saying & Doing?” and chaired by The Future Hunters' Jared Weiner, the roundtable participants will discuss their own strategies and the potential opportunities that are found within the wellness sector.

The floor will then be opened to delegates to ask questions of the panelists.

This will be the 11th annual summit of this invitation-only event, with previous hosts cities including: New York, Bali, New Deli and Kitzbuhel.

This years' three-day event will be held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida between October 9-11, with the summit's theme being the business of “Living a Well Life."

When speaking about the aims of this years summit, Susie Ellis, chair and CEO of the GWS said: “We want summit delegates to leave the conference with insider knowledge about how they can leverage what they’re doing in their businesses to better attract investment and growth.”

Interest in the wellness industry is at an all time high, with the sector enjoying a period of impressive growth, resulting in the wellness economy being valued at US$3.7tr.

Speakers for the Global Wellness Summit 2017 include:

– Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States
– Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and is associate editor of the World Happiness Report
– Elissa Epel, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
– Carolee Friedlander, CEO & Founder, AccessCircles, LLC
– Mohamed Gawdat, Chief Business Officer, Google [X] and author of “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy”
– Mehmet C. Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University and host of the Dr. Oz Show
– Frits Dirk van Paasschen, Author & Investor, Disruptors’ Feast LLC and former CEO of Starwood
– Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic
– Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine
– Paul Price, Digital Marketing Leader
– Andrew Weil, MD, Program Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
– Edie Weiner, President & CEO, The Future Hunters

Confirmed panelists on the roundtable:

Chair - Jared Weiner, Executive VP & Chief Strategy Officer, Future Hunters

- Ricardo S. Chance, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Leisure & Wellness, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, U.S.
- Andrew Cohan, Managing Director, Horwath HTL, U.S.
- Gina Diez Barroso de Franklin, President & CEO, Grupo Diarq, Mexico
- Susan Docherty, CEO, Canyon Ranch, U.S.
- Mark W. Ellin, SVP Americas, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, U.S.
- Sue Harmsworth, MBE, Chairman & Founder, ESPA International, UK
- Omer K. Isvan, President, Servotel Corporation, Turkey
- Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Thailand
- Dr. Franz Linser, CEO, Linser Hospitality, Austria
- Thierry Malleret, Co-Founder, The Monthly Barometer, France
- Laurie Racine, CEO & Founder, LifeSquare, U.S.
- Yoriko Soma, President & CEO, Conceptasia Inc, Japan
- Frits Dirk Van Paasschen, Author & Investor, Disruptors' Feast LLC, U.S.
- Amelia Yao, Founder, Wellness Department, Hanshi Investment and Management Ltd. Co, China

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