Global Wellbeing Summit announces first lineup of speakers for its 2022 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel
From global experts in digital health and wellbeing, public policy and preventative health approaches to entrepreneurs and researchers inventing the future of food, travel and longevity medicine, speakers illustrate the breadth of wellness sectors and the bright minds who will come together to discuss the future of wellness
MIAMI, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the most prestigious conference on the $4.4 trillion wellness company, today announced its first set of keynote speakers for its 16th annual gathering, to be held at the Hilton Tel Aviv in October 31 to November 3.
Each summit has a packed three-day schedule, featuring dozens of experts from around the world who are focused on exploring the future of wellness. The line-up of high-profile speakers announced today highlights the diversity of industries and bright minds within the ever-expanding wellness economy.
Delegates will hear from pioneering digital health and wellbeing company founders, global leaders in travel and hospitality, scholars from the world’s top universities, as well as reinventing startups and scientists. everything from the future of food to new approaches to longevity. Among the speakers announced today: Levi Shapirofounder of mHealth, Israel‘s the largest community of health technology innovators; Aradhana Khowala, Chair of the Advisory Board for Saudi Arabia Red Sea Project, the most ambitious regenerative tourism project in the world; michelle williams, dean of faculty at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; and Rick Stollmeyerfounder of almost $2 billion wellness experience platform, Mindbody.
More speakers who represent the unprecedented innovation happening in wellness – both in Israel and globally – will be announced in the coming weeks. Topics will include the future of women’s health and femtech, wellness travel and spas, and wellness real estate, as well as new intersections between the entertainment industry and wellness and the growing role of spirituality and faith.
“Since the launch of the GWS 16 years ago, many conferences have emerged in targeted wellness markets: in the areas of digital health, food, fitness, spa and travel. But the Summit is the only conference that brings together the most creative entrepreneurs and serious thinkers from across the vast world of wellness and preventative health,” said Nancy Davis, Creative Director and Executive Director of GWS. “We want to open people’s minds beyond their industry’s ‘bubble’ – to create unexpected new collisions, conversations and collaborations – between amazing people working in many areas of wellness. Wellness will be radically different after the pandemic and will be entirely new intersections between health, technology and formerly siled markets. The 2022 agenda is a giant global puzzle with international delegates, world-renowned speakers, the Start-Up Nation of Israel, our esteemed co-chairs and the magic we do together. This Summit will certainly focus on the theme: Open Minds. Open hearts. Open for business.”
Registration for Summit 2022 is Open.
Keynotes announced today:
Aradhana Khowala is CEO and Founder of Aptamind Partners, a consulting firm focused on regenerative tourism. She is a strategy expert in the areas of travel and hospitality, diversity and inclusion, and women’s health. Khowala has a successful entrepreneurial career in over 75 countries; is a trusted advisor to governments and UHNW private investors; and was named an “Inspirational Game Changer” by CNBC’s 21st Century Icon Awards and the London School of Economics. She is chair of the advisory board of the Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabiathe largest regenerative tourism project in the world (with $5 billion in the signed contracts, which will include 50 stations). Khowala will deliver a keynote on the future of femtech and women’s health and will also participate in a panel on the future of wellness travel.
Varda Shalev, MD, MPH, is a benchmark in preventative and digital healthcare. She is Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Tel Aviv University School of Public Health; founded the first medical informatics in Israel; has authored over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals; is a director of BATM, a provider of disruptive medical technologies; and is founder and CEO of Maccabi Health Data Science Institute, the first such innovation institute among Israel’s HMO. She recently co-founded Alike.Health, a startup that uses the power of artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing and big data to reinvent preventative healthcare. She will present on harnessing technology to empower people in their own health and well-being.
Levi Shapiro is a leading Israeli digital health entrepreneur, investor and thinker. He is founder of m-health, Israel’s the largest community of health and wellness technology innovators with 8,000 members. He also leads the digital health program at Hebrew University BioMED MBA program; sits on the board of numerous health technology startups; and his articles appear in leading industry publications. It will map new directions in digital health and wellbeing.
Rick Stollmeyer is an entrepreneur and investor who founded mind body–the leading experience technology platform for the wellness industry–in his garage in 2001, which he sold in 2020 for almost $2 billion. He is now Executive Chairman of Mindbody and is the author of “Building a Wellness Business That Lasts”, which summarizes more than two decades of his entrepreneurial experience in the wellness field. He will deliver a keynote on the future of wellness and his brand new venture.
Zipporah StraussMD, MSc, is Director of Neonatology and Pediatrician at Israel’s City of Health, Sheba Medical Center, which Newsweek has ranked among the top ten hospitals in the world for the past three years. Recently, Strauss has expanded his focus to longevity (a hot topic at The Summit) and now co-directs a center for longevity medicine at Sheba University. His subject: the radical reinvention of lifespan in health care and well-being.
Racheli Vizman is CEO and co-founder of Savor Eat, an Israeli startup advancing the plant-based food revolution. Use a revolutionary chef robot; 3D printing technology; and unique non-GMO plant-based ingredients, Savor Eat makes meatless products exactly the way you want them, at the touch of a button. Racheli will speak on the future of precision and personalized nutrition in plant-based foods and will be part of a panel on the coming disruptions in healthy eating.
Michelle A. Williams, SM, ScD, is Dean of Faculty at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She is an internationally renowned epidemiologist and public health scientist and expert who has published over 500 peer-reviewed research articles. The growing role of wellbeing in public policy will be a hot topic at GWS, as it is clear that the private sector cannot bring wellbeing to all, with the Global Wellness Institute releasing the world’s first research report on this growing field. Dean Williams will deliver a speech on the future of wellness in government policy.
Photos of the speakers are available here.
About the Global Wellness Summit — The Global Wellness Summit is the premier organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of $4.4 trillion global welfare economy. Its future-focused conference is held at a different global location each year and traveled to United States, Swiss, Turkey, bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, Italy and Singapore. GWS is also hosting other virtual and in-person gatherings, including Wellness Masterclasses, Wellness Industry Spotlights, Investor Reverse Pitch Events, and Global Wellness Symposia. be. The organization’s annual Global Wellbeing Trends Report offers expert predictions about the future of wellbeing. The 2022 Summit will be held at Tel Aviv, Israel of October 31 to November 3.
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