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Technogym to host Global Wellness Summit in 2018
Following the success of the recent 2017 Global Wellness Summit (GWS) in the US city of Miami, its has been announced that the 2018 edition of the world’s premier wellness event will be held at Technogym’s global headquarters in Cesena, Italy from 6th to 8th October next year.
Focused on the US$3.7 trillion global wellness economy, the 2017 GWS wrapped up a successful three-day Summit earlier this month at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida, USA.
The event, which attracted a record 600 health and wellness leaders from 43 countries, included an inspirational ‘Wellness Moonshot’, a call-to-action to rid the world of preventable disease.
Former US Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil and Weight Watchers’ Chief Executive Mindy Grossman were just some of the luminaries that voiced their strong support for this massive, yet urgently needed, goal.
At the close of the event, GWS Chairman and Chief Executive Susie Ellis announced that global wellness brand Technogym would be the host sponsor of the 2018 event.
Announcing the hosting, Ellis stated “as a company that embodies the business of ‘Living a Well Life,’ I can’t think of a better host to carry on (our) conversations.
“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.”
A global wellness innovator, Nerio Alessandri, who founded Technogym in 1983 after building a prototype of his now globally famous fitness equipment in his garage, dubbed his business the “wellness company” in the early 1990s.
Alessandri’s innovative and integrative approach to the business of wellness, including his insights on technology and the building of a successful, publicly-traded company, will drive the dialogue and agenda of the 2018 Summit, as will the unique location in the heart of Italy’s ‘Wellness Valley’. Delegates at the 12th Annual Global Wellness Summit will have rare access to a company steeped in wellness - from the products it produces to the environment it has created for its employees and surrounding community to its mission to inspire the world with wellness innovations.
Located in Cesena, Italy, a small town between the Adriatic coast and the hills of Emilia Romagna, the 2012 Technogym Village opening celebration was attended by former US President Bill Clinton and Italy’s then-President Giorgio Napolitano, as well as numerous global opinion leaders in fitness, sport and health.
The 37-acre campus was designed from the ground up to inspire and encourage the wellness lifestyle - not only in terms of physical fitness, but also with a focus on environmental sustainability, architectural wellness and even mental well-being through the beauty of art, music and fashion - and is home to an expansive research and education center, state-of-the-art gym, the Technogym factory, and farm-to-table restaurants.
Alessandri explains “Technogym and the entire Wellness Valley are very proud to host the 2018 Global Wellness Summit.
“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.”
Ellis added “when it comes to the Technogym campus, ‘seeing is believing.
“High design and high tech mashes with a forward-thinking management style that is awe-inspiring - as is Technogym’s support of the ‘Wellness Valley’ and the impact its Wellness Foundation has made throughout the world.”
The Global Wellness Summit is an invitation-only gathering for senior executives.
Held in a different location each year, Summits have taken place in the USA, Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria.
Images: Technogym's Wellness Village in Cesena, Italy (top), Technogym's hosting is announced (middle) and Nerio Alessandri (below).
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7th October 2012 - BILL CLINTON OPENS TECHNOGYM GLOBAL WELLNESS VILLAGE
8th February 2012 - TECHNOGYM CLAIMS GLOBAL WELLNESS LEADERSHIP AT DAVOS WORLD ECONOMIC SUMMIT
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