For the first time in its 14-year history, the Global Wellness Summit will be held in the Middle East in 2020. By selecting Tel Aviv as its host city, the Summit is recognising Israel’s contributions to the world’s wellness industry
The 2020 edition of the world’s premier wellness conference will be hosted by one of the Middle East’s most dynamic destinations. Tel Aviv is known for its historical significance, beach culture, and fantastic food and nightlife. But the Israeli city is also home to a plethora of start-ups and has become an innovation center for wellness. Now, Tel Aviv will get the chance to showcase its work in the industry when it hosts the Global Wellness Summit from November 10-13, 2020.
Speaking about the choice of Tel Aviv as the host of the 2020 Summit, Susie Ellis, Chair and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit, said, “We’re thrilled to announce that the Summit will take place in this extraordinary location – one with deep spiritual significance and also firm roots in wellness, including its proximity to the Dead Sea, one of the earliest known wellness destinations.”
After Silicone Valley, Israel is also home to the second-highest concentration of start-up companies in the world. No doubt this is, at least partly, why the country – and Tel Aviv – are at the forefront of cutting-edge wellness technology. To showcase the industry’s latest developments the 2020 Global Wellness Summit will also host an Innovation Pavilion. Here, delegates will be able to meet with wellness start-ups from Israel and beyond. Heading the Innovation will be Amir Alroy, co-founder of Welltech 1, a Tel Aviv-based wellness innovation hub and microfund.
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The event will be sponsored by a selection of companies that have made their mark in the wellness sphere. As well as Welltech1, host sponsors for the 2020 Summit will include Comtecgroup, an international event production company specializing in medical and scientific conferences. Also sponsoring the event is L.RAPHAEL, an Israeli-born, Geneva-based luxury beauty brand known for its technological innovations in anti-ageing skincare; the brand opened the world’s first medical cosmetic center in Israel in 1986.
The Global Wellness Summit is an invitation-only event that brings together the world’s leading wellness leaders and visionaries to discuss trends and shape the future of the US$4.5 trillion global wellness economy. Registration for the 2020 Global Wellness Summit is now open.
The Summit has welcomed many prestigious speakers through the years, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, The Iceman Wim Hof, hotel visionary Ian Schrager, and the former presidents of Switzerland and Costa Rica.