The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced that Technogym, the world-leading company specializing in technologies for fitness, wellness, and health, will be the host sponsor of the 12th annual event. In 2018, the wellness conference will return to Europe, and will take place at Technogym Village in Cesena, Italy, October 6-8, 2018.
"As a company that embodies the business of Living a Well Life, I can’t think of a better host to carry on the conversations that began at The Breakers in Florida,” says Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit. “Technogym is an official supplier of the Olympic Games; their products are in over 100 countries worldwide and over 35 million people use them each day. Technogym is proof that wellness can be authentic, innovative, and big business.”
Technogym Village opened in 2012 in Cesena, Italy, a small town between the Adriatic coast and the hills of Emilia Romagna. The 37-acre campus was designed from the ground up to inspire and encourage a wellness lifestyle, in terms of physical fitness, environmental stability, architectural wellness, and mental wellbeing through the beauty of art, music, and fashion. The village is home to an expansive research and education center, a state-of-the-art gym, the Technogym factory, and a number of farm-to-table restaurants.
“Technogym and the entire Wellness Valley are very proud to host the 2018 Global Wellness Summit,” says Nerio Alessandri, Technogym’s founder and CEO. “Alongside our creative products and solutions, Technogym has been promoting wellness as a social and economic opportunity for over two decades, and I believe our campus and the surrounding area, which is oriented to wellness and quality of life, is an ideal location for gathering wellness experts and operators from all over the world.”
The announcement of the 2018 host was made at the conclusion of the 2017 Global Wellness Summit, which recently took place at The Breakers Palm Beach in late October. The event attracted over 600 health and wellness leaders from 43 countries. Previous GWS locations include Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, and the U.S.