The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is heading to Tel Aviv, Israel. At the closing of the 2019 conference, the new location for the 14th annual conference was announced alongside the dates, November 10-13, 2020.
The GWS brings together international leaders in the global wellness economy, which is currently valued at $4.5 trillion. The invitation-only event is the world’s largest conference in the wellness industry and gathers visionaries to positively shape the future of wellness. The 2020 summit will include an Innovation Pavilion, where delegates can meet innovators in the wellness business. The pavilion was inspired by Israel’s high concentration of startups and advanced technology.
GWS chief creative officer and executive director, Nancy Davis, commented on the announcement saying, “Set against the backdrop of this city’s ancient history is a thriving startup culture of innovators and entrepreneurs who are at the epicenter of creating positive disruption through the intersection of healthcare, wellness, and technology.”
Tel Aviv is not just a startup hub. The historical city is overflowing with spiritual significance and located close to the Dead Sea, one of the earliest wellness destinations. Companies inside and around of Tel Aviv will host sponsors for the 2020 event, including Welltech1, a wellness innovation center, Comtecgroup, an international event production company, and L.Raphael, a luxury beauty brand and technological innovator.
“Israel is home to massive wellness and beauty innovations, and Israeli consumers are consistently among the earliest adopters of cutting-edge wellness-related products and services,” said Ronit Raphael, Israeli-born founder and president of L.Raphael. “With a population that is expected to double over the next 30 years, Israel will no doubt lead future global wellness trends, making the country a perfect choice for next year’s Summit.”
In past years, the summit has traveled to the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, and Singapore. To check Tel Aviv off your bucket list, and to register for the 2020 GWS, click here. For first-time delegates, apply here.