Theme revealed for GWS 2018

The 12th-annual Global Wellness Summit (GWS) will centre around
Shaping the Business of Wellness.


The annual gathering of wellness industry leaders, which will
this year take place at the Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy,
will be focused around the current business landscape and
future trends for the 10 segments that make up the global
wellness economy.


There will be keynotes, panels and roundtables in which
delegates will discuss beauty, healthy eating, wellness
tourism, fitness/mind-body, preventive/personalised medicine,
complementary/alternative medicine, wellness lifestyle real
estate, the spa industry, the thermal/mineral springs market
and workplace wellness.


Nancy Davis, executive director and chief creative officer at
the GWS, says: “The Summit’s 2018 theme will keep us
laser-focused on the emerging business opportunities across all
wellness markets, for traditional industry segments but also on
the ways that wellness is transforming massive industries like
retail, fashion, design and architecture.”


The 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor report will also be
released and analysed at the Summit, offering an updated
picture of the size, scope, trends and five-year growth
projections for the global wellness economy.


Susie Ellis, GWS chair and CEO, says: “The Global Wellness
Economy Monitor has been a powerful force in growing the
wellness industry – without respected data and trends insight,
investment can’t take place. There is powerful demand for new
numbers and analysis of this fast-growing, always changing


The event will be take place from October 6-8 2018. Antonio
Citterio, the architect behind the design of Technogym Village,
will be a keynote speaker. He’s co-founder of the
multidisciplinary design practice Antonio Citterio Patricia
Viel, which works in architectural, interior and urban design
and is renowned for his understated and enduring human-centric
product design for brands like Hermès and Technogym.


Citterio says: “I am passionate about addressing the audience
at the GWS and sharing my ideas about the future of design and
how it will impact wellness. The Summit is the ideal conference
to discuss why designing for health and wellness is of such