Global Wellness Summit Announces Sponsors of Tenth Anniversary Conference

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Thirty-six sponsors – spanning 14 countries – are backing the premier wellness conference taking place in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria October 17-19

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Once again, we’re thrilled to have unprecedented support from our twenty-five returning sponsors, and express our deep thanks and a warm welcome to the eleven first-time sponsors that join us this year.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) today announced that it has attracted sponsorship support from thirty-six companies and organizations for the 10th annual Summit, taking place in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria (October 17-19). Sponsors span a wide array of industries hailing from 14 different countries, and will have the unique opportunity to reach influential leaders from every sector of the $3.4 trillion wellness industry.

The historic 10th annual conference’s theme, “Back to the Future,” will explore the future of wellness, while celebrating its history.

“This year’s conference theme reflects its location, Tyrol, Austria, a place where many modern-day wellness practices originated and where wellness is a way of life for both visitors and local residents. We are looking forward to hosting a record number of attendees in the historical, alpine city of Kitzbühel,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the GWS. “Once again, we’re thrilled to have unprecedented support from our twenty-five returning sponsors, and express our deep thanks and a warm welcome to the eleven first-time sponsors that join us this year.”

Host Sponsors:

Tirol Werbung, Kitzbühel Tourismus and Wirtschaftskammer Tirol, three entities focused on raising awareness of the Tyrol, Austrian region, have teamed together as Host Sponsors for this year’s Summit. Nestled in the Austrian Alps, Kitzbühel is an authentic medieval city and one of Austria’s best-known year-round sports resorts: home of World Cup ski races in the winter and ATP Tennis in the summer. Delegates will be able to immerse themselves in the splendor of nature, and experience some of the region’s iconic wellness resorts before, during and after the Summit.

Titanium Sponsor:

Spafinder Wellness, Inc., the largest media, marketing and gifting company for the spa and wellness industry, returns as a multi-year sponsor supporting the this year’s Industry Research, an update of the Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor.

Platinum Sponsor:

BuDhaGirl, the first lifestyle brand whose mission is to affect cultural change by turning everyday routines into rituals, returns as a Platinum Sponsor for a second year.

Gold Sponsors

Five of the six Gold Sponsors, Biologique Recherche, Delos Living LLC, Gharieni, Lemi Group and Universal Companies, return this year, and the Summit welcomes Canyon Ranch as a first-time Gold sponsor.

  • Biologique Recherche, a visionary, Paris-based international skincare company, sponsors both an Energy Break and the Industry Research Study.
  • Canyon Ranch, operators of properties throughout the world and an industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle for nearly 40 years, hosts the day one luncheon.
  • Delos Living, a pioneer in wellness real estate, returns as a Knowledge Workshop sponsor and a founding sponsor of the Wellness Living Research Study.
  • Gharieni, a leading German manufacturer of high-end spa and beauty beds and exclusive furniture and equipment, again sponsors the Global Wellness Awards and the event lanyards.
  • Lemi Group, providers of functional, stylish multisensory equipment, spa tables and multipurpose chairs for over 25 years, are returning sponsors of the event’s registration desk.
  • Universal Companies, a single-source supplier to spa professionals, providing thousands of products to help manage and grow businesses, is a returning sponsor of a Knowledge Workshop and the Industry Research Study.

Silver Sponsors Include:

Global Wellness Awards – these prestigious awards honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in the world of wellness, and, in addition to gold sponsor Gharieni, are sponsored by Booker, The Debra Simon Family Foundation, Enaya Care and Rancho La Puerta.

Knowledge Workshops – these popular sponsored workshops will be held on registration day, October 16th. In addition to the two workshops led by gold sponsors Delos Living and Universal Companies, there will also be sponsored sessions by Lefay Resorts, Weight Watchers and Zeel.

Shark Tank of Wellness – this boldly reconceived Student Challenge competition is open to students around the world and sponsored by Chiva Som, ESPA, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Jane Iredale, KLAFs and ResortSuite.

2016 Industry Research – in addition to the support from Spafinder Wellness, Biologique Recherche and Universal Companies, an extensive update of the Global Spa & Wellness Economy Monitor is sponsored by Elemis, Hydrafacial, Performance Health, The BodyHoliday, Treatwell and Two Bunch Palms.

Energy Breaks - held each morning and afternoon during the Summit, will be hosted by gold sponsor Biologique Recherche, and silver sponsors Comfort Zone, Dornbracht, Eminence, June Jacobs and Sanitas.

Après Summit – this networking event takes place immediately following the close of the Summit on Day 3 and is sponsored by The Madison Collection.

“Having such a diverse group of distinguished companies from around the world step up to support the Summit is extremely gratifying. I look forward to welcoming them on stage and introducing them to Summit delegates in Tyrol,” said Michelle Gamble, VP, Global Business Development.

The Global Wellness Summit attracts leaders from every sector of the wellness industry: spa, education, tourism, beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology.

For information about attending the Summit, click here. Limited sponsorships are still available, contact Michelle Gamble.

To learn more about the 2016 Global Wellness Summit, click here.

About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $3.4 trillion global wellness industry. Held in a different location each year, the Summit attracts delegates from all over the world. Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco and Mexico City. The 2016 Summit will be held in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria from October 17-19.

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