The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) is an international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the global spa and wellness industries. The 2013 Summit took place October 5-7, in New Delhi, India, under the theme, “A Defining Moment.”
Every effort is made to ensure that those attending the annual GSWS are leaders and decision makers from a variety of arenas. Delegates must have senior executive titles such as CEO, president, chairman, divisional SVP, and owner. Company size, yearly sales, number of employees, and length of time in business are also taken into consideration. Special room is allotted for educators, media, and those from the not-for-profit sector.
Format and Agenda
Each carefully developed agenda features high-profile speakers and addresses the timeliest issues, ensuring that the GSWS offers the vibrancy and relevancy that has become its trademark. As invitees register, their expertise, interests, and areas of concern are noted. This information is taken into consideration, along with global events and industry trends, to create the final Summit agenda.
Spirit of the Summit
The “spirit” of the GSWS is one of shared purpose versus individual gain. It is an opportunity to put
aside competitive egos and personal business agendas and spend time joining together and shaping
the future of the spa and wellness industries. Modeled in part after the World Economic Forum in
Davos, Switzerland, the GSWS brings together top-level decision makers from around the world.
All contribute time and resources to fund the Summit, and all attendees are asked to refrain from
self-promotion. The “Spirit of the Summit” ensures that we exchange ideas, debate, and strategize
for the good of our industry, the consumers we serve, and the planet we share.