Global Wellness Summit Appoints Two Top Wellness Leaders to Advisory Board

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Amir Alroy, a leading Israeli wellness venture capitalist, and Veronica Schreibeis Smith, global pioneer in wellness architecture, bring unique expertise to the diverse board of health and wellness visionaries

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We are honored that Amir and Veronica are joining this prestigious group of wellness experts and visionaries and look forward to working with them to expand the reach and influence of the GWS.

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the leading research and educational resource for the $4.4 trillion global wellness industry, today announced the appointment of two international wellness thought leaders to its advisory board. Amir Alroy is co-founder of Welltech Ventures, a leading VC fund investing in wellness and health innovation headquartered in Tel Aviv. Veronica Schreibeis Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is CEO and founding principal of Vera Iconica, a US-based design brand focused on creating environments to support optimal living.

View the 14 members of the GWS Advisory Board here.

“Amir has made countless industry-changing contributions to the Global Wellness Summit,” said Nancy Davis, chief creative officer and executive director of the GWS. “He was co-chair of the extremely successful 2022 Summit held in Israel and has introduced wellness and health innovations to businesses and investors around the globe.”

“Moreover, Veronica Schreibeis Smith, has brought the art and science behind designing experiences and rituals that enhance wellbeing to people around the world. She pushes the boundaries of how we work, play and live in healthy and surprising ways,” noted Davis.

Medika Life recently named Alroy one of the 30 top influencers transforming wellness in 2022-2023. Prior to founding Welltech, he served as CEO of A.Y.R.A.D Investments, a family holding company that invested in dozens of hi-tech companies for over two decades. He holds an M.Sc. (with honors) in Sports Management from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida, and a B.A from Reichman University in Israel.

In addition to being principal of Vera Iconica and practicing architecture on four continents, Schreibeis Smith collaborates with regenerative hospitality brands, such as the House of Enlightenment in partnership with Deepak Chopra. She also hosts the podcast "Architecture of Being: Composing a Conscious Life," which explores the impact our surroundings have on longevity, vitality and happiness, and founded the Wellness Architecture & Design Initiative for the Global Wellness Institute.

“Each of the Advisory Board members brings singular talents and experience in the business of wellness to the Summit, from mental wellness to technology to hospitality and more,” said Davis. “We are honored that Amir and Veronica are joining this prestigious group of wellness experts and visionaries and look forward to working with them to expand the reach and influence of the GWS.”

About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit is an organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $4.4 trillion global wellness economy. In addition to an annual conference, held at a different location around the globe, GWS also hosts regular virtual gatherings, including Wellness Master Classes and collaborative Wellness Sector Spotlights. The organization’s annual Global Wellness Trends Report offers expert-based predictions on the future of wellness that are oft-quoted in the media. The 2023 GWS will be held in Qatar in November 2023.

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