The 17th annual Global Wellness Summit is fast approaching

On November 6-9 in Doha, Qatar, international business and thought leaders will gather for the 17th annual Global Wellness Summit


By Wendy Golledge

22 September 2023

Under the umbrella theme of ‘A Time of Transformation’, leaders in the more than $4.4 trillion (£3.6 billion/€4.1 billion) wellness economy will convene in November to discuss the future of wellness.

Taking place from November 6-9 in Doha, Qatar, the theme for the 17th annual Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is inspired by the host nation, which is fast becoming a formidable wellness tourism destination.

The Gloabla Wellness Summit will take place at Msheireb in downtown Doha

A packed agenda of speakers

The invitation-only event has unveiled its full conference and education programme to address pressing wellness issues.

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

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

HRH Princess Tatiana of Greece will share her passion for the mental health of young people, while founder & CEO of Technogym, Nerio Alessandri, will share details of his non-profit Wellness Foundation.

"I’m thrilled that our GWI researchers will be presenting the latest Global Wellness Economy figures. Hot topics will include the new intersection of wellness, sports and hospitality, as well as today's global focus on mental wellness."

Susie Ellis

Founder and CEO, Global Wellness Summit

“I couldn’t be more excited to meet up with everyone in Qatar,” said Susie Ellis founder and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit.

“The location gives us the opportunity to learn about Middle Eastern wellness traditions and talk about the strong momentum for wellness around the world.

“I am also looking forward to meeting the recipients of this year’s Susie Ellis Scholarship for Equity in Wellness. Thanks to generous donors, we will have four outstanding candidates with us from various parts of the world.”

Jeremy Jauncey, founder of Beautiful Destinations, a creative agency for the travel industry

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

They are joined by Grammy Award-winning producer, artist, author and entrepreneur, Timbaland and Beautiful Destinations’ CEO Jeremy Jauncey.

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

"I am excited for our first Summit in the Gulf Cooperation Council; it’s a fascinating destination that embodies of theme of transformation. Msheireb Downtown Doha is an ideal location to discuss wellness in all its incarnations. I'm very excited that we're holding plenary sessions outdoors – it’s been a dream of mine for years."

Nancy Davis

Chief creative officer and executive director, Global Wellenss Summit

The radically changing wellness economy is experiencing quantum leaps in consumer demand since the pandemic. These topics and more will be on the Summit agenda.

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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