Global Wellness Summit announced its 2019 theme “Shaping the Business of Wellness: Asia” with focus on the future of tourism, hospitality and wellness travel

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.2 trillion global wellness economy, announced its 2019 theme, “Shaping the Business of Wellness: Asia.” The agenda will focus squarely on emerging business and investment trends across all global wellness markets, with attendees hearing from high-profile industry experts on where wellness is headed. And because you can’t understand the “future of wellness” without understanding its fastest-growing market, Asia, the conference will put a powerful spotlight on Asia’s explosive wellness markets and the new leaders driving the growth and innovation in the region, while analyzing the opportunities and challenges of doing business there. The 13th annual Summit takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong from October 15–17, 2019.

Spa & Wellness Consultants Releases Consultancy Survey

The Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Spa & Wellness Consulting Initiative – a collection of over 150 global consultants – has released the first-ever consultancy survey results data in the form of an infographic.

Highlights from the Global Wellness Summit

Growth of the industry to 4.2 Trillion

The global wellness industry grew 12.8% in the last two years, from a $3.7 trillion market in 2015 to $4.2 trillion in 2017. The 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor released new data on the ten markets that comprise the global wellness economy providing fresh evidence that wellness remains one of the world’s biggest and fast-growing industries.

From 2015-2017, the wellness economy grew 6.4% annually, nearly twice as fast as global economic growth (3.6%)

Wellness expenditures ($4.2 trillion) are now more than half as large as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion)

The wellness industry now represents 5.3% of global economic output

Expert Panel: Q&A with Cheryl Sott

We know that the world of spa and wellness in Latin America is growing at a fast-paced rhythm, how can spas be original and stay authentic, avoiding becoming mere replicas of each other? Where should we focus our vision of wellness?

Global Wellness Summit 2018 Day 3

Jessica Jesse, The Concept of Wellness in Fashion

Jessica Jesse invited us to rethink fashion in terms of production standards, design, delivery, sustainability, upkeep and recycling.

2018 ISPA Conference & Expo – Day 3

The ISPA live and silent auction this year raised over 140 thousand dollars for the foundation, to fund future research in the industry. The ISPA innovateAward winners were then presented with their plaques and invited up to the stage.

Global Wellness Institute to Release In-Depth Analysis on Ten Sectors of the Global Wellness Economy

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a trusted, internationally recognized resource for wellness industry data, today announced that an in-depth update of its Global Wellness Economy Monitor will be released at this year’s Global Wellness Summit, taking place at Technogym Village, Cesena, Italy, October 6–8. The highly anticipated research will update figures for the 10 industry segments that comprise the global wellness economy and include comprehensive, updated analysis on the size and scope of global wellness markets, including detailed, global regional-level analysis, trends and data.

Embracing the Feminine Style of Leadership for your Business Success

The leadership style in our currently male dominated world of industry and government is reaching a tipping point. Vital to the continued success of our enterprises and institutions is an infusion of some of the attributes and qualities that have made the feminine style of leadership so effective and sustainable. Perhaps that’s why Fortune Magazine published, “The Future of Leadership is Female.”