The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced it will be unveiling a record amount of original research at this year’s conference, taking place at The Breakers Palm Beach, October 9-11.
“New research gives our delegates the hard data and insights they need to ‘see the future’ and forge business strategies that are expert- and evidence-based,” says Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO. “2017 Summit attendees will have the first look at the most wide-ranging research releases in our history.”
Among the research to be released this year is landmark findings from the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) report of the fast-growing wellness communities and lifestyle real estate market; The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute’s forecast on what wellness will look like in the year 2030; studies by neuroscientist Dr. Anjan Chatterjee on how beauty can meaningfully contribute to wellness; and Well + Good’s survey on how millennials are disrupting the wellness travel market.
Wellness Communities & Lifestyle Real Estate, the GWI’s major research project for this year, is the first to comprehensively analyze the $119 billion wellness communities and lifestyle real estate market. Guests of the summit will obtain information on defining the sectors, identifying the demographic and consumer trends driving demand, present case studies, innovative practices, and more.
For Wellness 2030, The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) is providing attendees with a research-based forecast that maps the landscape of radically new consumer preferences and mindsets, as well as technologies and scientific knowledge, that are slated to define wellness in 2030, among other things.
Beauty2Wellness by Anjan Chatterjee, M.D., will talk about how beauty animates our lives, and how people make aesthetic decisions while knowing minimal information on how beauty relates to wellness. A two part research project will address the topic, citing two separate studies that first discusses the concepts that can bridge the space between beauty and wellness, and then discusses the depth of biases against people with facial disfigurement to help them overcome and flourish.
Well + Good is offering new survey finding from a community of 7 million millennials that have provided insight into how younger generations are disrupting the wellness travel market. The research includes new data on the very different things millennials want in their wellness getaways compared with baby boomers, like what they seek in fitness, food, and other lifestyle components.