The Global Spa & Wellness Summit welcomes delegates from all continents and countries. Formal invitations to the Summit are mailed to a targeted list of top level executives who are decision makers in spa, wellness, and related industries around the world. All invitees have applied or been nominated and then approved based on their positions, backgrounds, and leadership roles. Representatives from diverse sectors (including hospitality, investment, finance, real estate, medicine, consulting, manufacturing, product, technology, and other related industries) are invited to attend. From year to year, criteria for acceptance as a delegate to the Summit may change depending on location, size of venue, theme, etc.
Each year, the Summit invites students from premier international hospitality schools with spa programs to join as student delegates. Some of these students participate in the Student Challenge competition, while others help with logistics, note-taking, etc. We are delighted to have had bright students, interested in the spa and wellness industries, attend from an array of international institutions.
Anyone interested in attending an upcoming Summit, who has not already received an invitation, is asked to complete an application that will need to be submitted along with a bio. Once received, the application is reviewed based on various criteria. The following are some of the criteria generally used to qualify an applicant for inclusion in this intimate, high-level gathering:
a) Must be the most senior person in the company or leader of a major division or region within the company (i.e. owner, founder, partner, CEO, senior vice president, managing director, principal, executive director, etc.)
b) Company must be operational for a minimum number of years having reached significant size
c) Government organizations, tourism boards, medical institutes, and hoteliers should be able to demonstrate why their organization wishes to participate in Summit
d) Persons from educational institutions (University level or higher) should provide information demonstrating relevance
e) Consultants must demonstrate a minimum number of years of operation, and be able to provide a list of completed projects
f) Associations must have a relevance to the spa and wellness industry