Last week, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) announced that Giselle Fernandez, a five-time Emmy award winner and Mexico native, will emcee the 2015 event to be held at the St. Regis Mexico City. The theme of the 2015 Summit is “Building a Well World” and this year’s agenda will address the role of wellness in a wide array of industries and sectors, including spa, hospitality and tourism, but also beauty, finance, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, real estate, fitness, nutrition, manufacturing, technology and more. “Giselle is not only an award-winning journalist and experienced television host, but she has also won countless humanitarian and philanthropic awards for her outreach to the Latino community in her home town of Los Angeles,” says Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute, the umbrella organization that runs the GWS. “Giselle’s dedication to her Latin American roots, along with her passion for wellness, and her superb interviewing skills make her the ideal emcee for the first-ever Global Wellness Summit to take place in Latin America.”
Fernandez’s journalistic career includes anchoring NBC’s weekend edition of the “Today Show” and the Sunday edition of the “NBC Nightly News;” she was also a regular contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning,” “Face the Nation,” and “48 Hours.” She has covered international news stories on location including the Gulf War and the U.S. invasions of Haiti and Panama, and she has interviewed global leaders like Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger, and President Bill Clinton. “I am thrilled to be a part of bringing the Global Wellness Summit to Mexico City,” says Fernandez. “Wellness is something I’m incredibly passionate about and being able to participate in bringing that message to Latin America is an honor. The theme of this year’s Summit - ‘Building a Well World’ – resonates with me and the work I do.” In addition, to her role as emcee for the Summit, Fernandez will also moderate key panels including the Global Wellness Tourism Congress that takes place on day one and features government officials, local ministries, and business leaders.