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19 Oct 2022
Global Wellness Summit releases full agenda for 2022 event

The complete agenda for the 2022 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel, is now live.

Hosted from 31 October - 3 November, this year’s summit will bring together a historic number of specialists from the wellness, medical, scientific, tech, academic and investment worlds to explore the future for wellness and preventative health that lies ahead after the shocks of the pandemic.

To view the complete 2022 GWS agenda, click here.

“This journey to bring the GWS to Tel Aviv began in 2020 but the world had other ideas,” said Nancy Davis, GWS chief creative officer and executive director.

“It took chutzpah to bring this Summit to life, and the calibre and variety of speakers, the soulfulness and creativity, and the sheer breadth of content, confirm that we have delivered a powerful agenda.

“Getting to know the country, the people and the palpable energy that courses through Tel Aviv is something I want every delegate to feel. Producing a global gathering centred around wellness, at a time in the world when that’s needed more than ever, is an honour and a responsibility.”

Topics and respective speakers
Future of LongevityTzipora Strauss, MD, Sheba Medical Center-Israel; Shai Efrati, MD, associate professor, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and co-founder of Aviv Clinics; Blue Zones discoverer, Dan Buettner; Richard Carmona, MD, 17th US Surgeon General; Naveen Jain, CEO, Viome; Anna Bjurstam, wellness pioneer, Six Senses; Bill Kapp, MD, CEO of Fountain Life; and Michael Roizen, MD, emeritus chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic.

Future of Travel, Hospitality and SpaNeil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses; Tal Danai, founder of Artlink; Sue Harmsworth, MBE, founder of ESPA; Cathy Feliciano-Chon, founder of CatchOn – A Finn Partners Company; and Ömer Isvan, president, Servotel).

A panel with top execs from Accor, Six Senses and Chiva-Som will also explore the future of wellness travel, while another panel on the booming business of thermal parks features leaders from Peninsula Hot Springs, Danubius Hotel Group, Therme Group and Castle Hot Springs.

Future of health and wellness technologyNoam Gabison, industry manager for digital health at Meta; Mickey Beyer-Clausen, co-founder, Timeshifter; Ilan Samish, founder and CEO, Amai Proteins; Sharon Handelman-Gotlib of Sompo Digital Lab; Aradhana Khowala, founder, Aptamind Partners, and chair of the advisory board for Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project; Varda Shalev, MD, co-founder of Alike.Health; Amir Alroy, co-founder of Welltech Ventures; Ben Enosh, co-founder of Antidote Health; Avishai Ben-Tovim, CEO and co-founder of MDI Health; Ziv Pereman, CEO of X-trodes; and Racheli Vizman, founder of Savor Eat.

Future of wellness real estate and communitiesMarian Herman, CEO of the global real estate developer HB Reavis Group; Robbie Hammond, president of Therme Group US and co-founder of New York City’s High Line; Ricky Burdett, CBE, director, LSE Cities and Professor of Urban Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, and John Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Australia’s JLF Group.

Future of beauty and wellnessZarina Kanji, TMall Business Development, Alibaba Group; Rupert Schmid, co-president and co-chair, Biologique Recherche; Anna Bjurstam, Six Senses; Sarah Camilleri, editorial director, European Spa; Chunxia Gao, Minor Hotel Group; and Jessica Smith, senior analyst at The Future Laboratory.

Future of wellness, governments and policy – The Global Wellness Institute will release the first study to define wellness policy and argue for why it's so desperately needed at the government level–and how it can complement public health policy and happiness/well-being policy efforts. Using quantitative analysis, it’s the first research to provide answers to these questions: Does spending on wellness actually lead to better health and happiness outcomes and greater longevity?

Future of faithJean Sung, head of Philanthropy Centre, Asia, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Brian Grim, founding president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation in the US; Judith Richter, MD, founder of Medinol Ltd. and The NIR School of the Heart in Israel; Isaac (Yitz) Applbaum, chair of The Western Wall (Kotel); and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, president of India’s Divine Shakti Foundation.

Future of SustainabilityItay Zetelny, groups leader of Innovation, Global Incentives & Cleantech at Ernst & Young and Oded Rahav, Business & Strategy, Dead Sea Guardians.

Future of investment and the wellness economyThierry Malleret, global economist and founder of the Monthly Barometer; Nichol Bradford, executive director and co-founder of Transformative Technology; Nimrod Cohen, managing partner of TAU Ventures of Tel Aviv University; Dr Modi, founder and chair of India’s Modi Holdings; Rick Stollmeyer, founder of Mindbody and CEO of Inspired Flight Technologies, Inc., David Stoup, chair and CEO of Healthy Lifestyle Brands; Yoriko Soma, CEO, Conceptasia, Inc.; Amir Alroy, co-founder, Welltech Ventures; and Alejandro Weinstein, co-founder, WM Partners.


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The UK's National Visitor Attractions Conference lands in Birmingham
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Historic number of winners crowned at 2022 Aufguss World Championships
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VAC 2022 conference programme and 25 speakers announced
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Anna Bjurstam, Alberto Apostoli and Andrew Gibson headlining Synergy The Retreat Show in Ibiza this October
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