Global Wellness Summit relocates from Qatar to Florida

The 17th annual Global Wellness Summit will now be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami


By Wendy Golledge

19 October 2023

In light of recent developments and growing concerns surrounding instability in the Middle East, the Global Wellness Summit has made the decision to relocate this year’s event to Miami, Florida.

Keen to ensure the safety and wellbeing of delegates, speakers and partners, the change in location was announced by organisers on October 16.

The event will still take place from November 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Delegates who have already registered for the Summit will receive a separate communication with information on the transition to a new venue.

Jeremy Jauncey, founder of Beautiful Destinations – a creative agency for the travel industry – will be a keynote speaker

A packed agenda of speakers

In a press statement, the GWS team said: “Our hearts go out to all of our friends and colleagues directly or indirectly impacted by the escalating conflict in the Middle East.

“Thank you for your support as together we navigate these unforeseen circumstances.

“We thank you for your understanding and patience as we pivot to Miami.”

The umbrella theme remains ‘A Time of Transformation’, inspired by the original host nation Qatar, which is fast becoming a formidable wellness tourism destination.

"We look forward to gathering the GWS family in beautiful Miami for the world-class programme you have come to expect, exploring the latest trends and innovations in the wellness industry, providing an environment for impactful conversations and fostering meaningful connections."

Susie Ellis

GWS founder and chair

New Global Wellness Economy Monitor

Almost all of the keynote speakers already announced are still confirmed for Miami.

US gymnast Simone Biles will discuss her brave, bold choice to put her mental health above milestones and medals.

Grammy Award-winning producer and artist, Timbaland will share his personal wellness journey.

The agenda for the three-day gathering includes more than 35 speakers and panel discussions with leading experts.

The Global Wellness Institute will also release the new Global Wellness Economy Monitor including the much-anticipated, updated bubble chart.

US gymnast Simone Biles competes in China

Other speakers include Freddie Moross, founder and CEO of Myndstream, and Rebecca Parekh, co-founder and CEO of The Well.

They are joined by Beautiful Destinations’ CEO Jeremy Jauncey.

Real-time translation is available during the Summit in over 30 languages.

Future-focused agenda

Dozens of other in-person presenters will contribute to the future-focused agenda, as previously planned.

Topics will include the radically changing wellness economy and post-pandemic leaps in consumer demand.

Other events include the Shark Tank of Wellness student competition and the Global Wellness Institute Knowledge Workshop.

The Innovation Village will showcase companies and services in the wellness arena.

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