Press Room

Overview

The Summit Is Born

At the beginning of the 2000's, a group of industry leaders decided to create and fund a conference modeled in part after the successful format of the not-for-profit World Economic Forum held each year in Davos, Switzerland, where leaders from all parts of the world gather to solve shared problems. Thus the Global Spa & Wellness Summit was founded. The Global Spa & Wellness Summit is held annually.  Visit the archive to learn more about the 2007-2012 summits.

Format

A variety of interactive sessions are on the Summit agenda. They include panel-led discussions, general sessions, small group breakout sessions, and hosted dining conversations. Efforts are made to ensure that all attendees participate at whatever level they choose: observer, panelist, contributor, questioner, or table host.  Standard business attire is recommended for all Summit sessions. For social events, delegates may dress in business casual.  Interpreters will be made available for groups upon request in the online registration questionnaire.

Summit Mission

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit is an international organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global spa and wellness industries. The objectives of the Summit are to:

Establish a forum for dialogue among global industry leaders
Create community by fostering friendly relationships among stakeholders
Inspire a spirit of collaboration to solve shared problems
Facilitate healthy growth for the industry and its individual businesses
Initiate and support quality research
Encourage innovation
Cultivate leaders for tomorrow

Shaping the Global Spa & Wellness Summit Agenda

Each year's Global Spa & Wellness Summit agenda is exciting and unique.  The agenda develops over time right up until the Summit and, therefore, features the very issues of the moment, giving the Summit the vibrancy and relevancy that have become its trademark.  As invited delegates register, their expertise, interests, and areas of greatest concern are noted.  This information, global events, and industry trends are considered as the Summit agenda takes shape. The following past Summit programs provide a better idea of the agendas that emerge from this dynamic process:

Summit 2013: A Defining Moment, New Delhi, India
Summit 2012: Innovation through Imagination, Aspen, CO
Summit 2011: Engage the Change, Bali, Indonesia
Summit 2010: Bridges Worth Building, Istanbul, Turkey
Summit 2009: The Power of Collaboration, Interlaken, Switzerland
Summit 2008: Defining the Global Spa Economy, New York, NY
Summit 2007: Joining Together. Shaping the Future. New York, NY