GWS Announces Sponsors of 10th Anniversary Conference

Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Global-Wellness-Summit logoThe Global Wellness Summit (GWS) announced on 28th June that it has attracted sponsorship support from thirty-six companies and organizations for the 10th annual Summit, taking place in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria (October 17-19). Sponsors span a wide array of industries hailing from 14 different countries, and will have the unique opportunity to reach influential leaders from every sector of the $3.4 trillion wellness industry.



The historic 10th annual conference’s theme, “Back to the Future,” will explore the future of wellness, while celebrating its history.



“This year’s conference theme reflects its location, Tyrol, Austria, a place where many modern-day wellness practices originated and where wellness is a way of life for both visitors and local residents. We are looking forward to hosting a record number of attendees in the historical, alpine city of Kitzbühel,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the GWS. “Once again, we’re thrilled to have unprecendented support from our twenty-five returning sponsors, and express our deep thanks and a warm welcome to the eleven first-time sponsors that join us this year.”



Host Sponsors


Tirol Werbung, Kitzbühel Tourismus and Wirtschaftskammer Tirol,three entities focused on raising awareness of the Tyrol, Austrian region, have teamed together as Host Sponsors for this year’s Summit. Nestled in the Austrian Alps, Kitzbühel is an authentic medieval city and one of Austria’s best-known year-round sports resorts: home of World Cup ski races in the winter and ATP Tennis in the summer. Delegates will be able to immerse themselves in the splendor of nature, and experience some of the region’s iconic wellness resorts before, during and after the Summit.



Titanium Sponsor


Spafinder Wellness, Inc., the largest media, marketing and gifting company for the spa and wellness industry, returns as a multi-year sponsor supporting the this year’s Industry Research, an update of the Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor.



Platinum Sponsor


BuDhaGirl, the first lifestyle brand whose mission is to affect cultural change by turning everyday routines into rituals, returns as a Platinum Sponsor for a second year.



Gold Sponsors


Five of the six Gold Sponsors, Biologique Recherche, Delos Living LLC, Gharieni, Lemi Group and Universal Companies, return this year, and the Summit welcomes Canyon Ranch as a first-time Gold sponsor.



Silver Sponsors Include:


Global Wellness Awards – these prestigious awards honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in the world of wellness, and, in addition to gold sponsor Gharieni, are sponsored by Booker, The Debra Simon Family Foundation, Enaya Care and Rancho La Puerta.



Knowledge Workshops – these popular sponsored workshops will be held on registration day, October 16th. In addition to the two workshops led by gold sponsors Delos Living and Universal Companies, there will also be sponsored sessions by Lefay Resorts, Weight Watchers and Zeel.



Shark Tank of Wellness – this boldly reconceived Student Challenge competition is open to students around the world and sponsored by Chiva Som, ESPA, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Jane Iredale, KLAFs and ResortSuite.



2016 Industry Research – in addition to the support from Spafinder Wellness, Biologique Recherche and Universal Companies, an extensive update of the Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor is sponsored by Elemis, Hydrafacial, Performance Health, The BodyHoliday, Treatwell and Two Bunch Palms.



Energy Breaks – held each morning and afternoon during the Summit, will be hosted by gold sponsor Biologique Recherche, and silver sponsors Comfort Zone, Dornbracht, Eminence, June Jacobs and Sanitas.



Après Summit – this networking event takes place immediately following the close of the Summit on Day 3 and is sponsored by The Madison Collection.



“Having such a diverse group of distinguished companies from around the world step up to support the Summit is extremely gratifying. I look forward to welcoming them on stage and introducing them to Summit delegates in Tyrol,” said Michelle Gamble, VP, Global Business Development.



The Global Wellness Summit attracts leaders from every sector of the wellness industry: spa, education, tourism, beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology.

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