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The Global Spa & Wellness Summit: At A Glance


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 2014 Summit will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, September 10-12, 2014, at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech under the theme "Fast Forward."


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 or be recognized as distinguished leaders in their fields.  Company size, yearly sales, number of employees, and length of time in business are also taken into consideration. Special room is also allotted for educators, media, and those from the not-for-profit sector. If you are interested in attending the 2014 Summit and have not received an invitation, please fill out a delegate application form.

Format and Agenda

Each Summit agenda features high-profile speakers and addresses the timeliest issues, ensuring that the GSWS offers the vibrancy and relevancy that has become its trademark. When the program is developed, each candidate’s expertise, interests, and areas of concern are 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 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.