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Tony de Leede appointed to Global Wellness Summit Advisory Board
Australian fitness icon Tony de Leede, owner and founder of Gwinganna and the Fit n Fast gym chain, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Wellness Summit.
De Leede, along with hospitality investment advisor Omer K. Isvan, President of Turkey-based Servotel Corporation and spa/wellness investor and entrepreneur Yoriko Soma, President and Chief Executive of Japan-based Conceptasia, will be joining a select group of leading wellness luminaries who direct the Global Wellness Summit.
A statement from the Global Wellness Summit described the Sydney-based de Leede, co-owner of Bali wellness resort Komune, as a “wellness luminary” who “promises to bring a fresh perspective on how the worlds of fitness and wellness are becoming more intertwined.”
The statement added “in addition, Tony will also be representing the whole of Australia’s wellness industries - providing insight into the country’s unique developments.”
The Global Wellness Summit is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the US$3.7 trillion global wellness industry.
Now in its 11th year, it attracts over 500 delegates from more than 45 countries, who are leaders from every sector of the wellness industry, including spa, hospitality, tourism, beauty, fitness, nutrition, finance, education, environment, medicine, architecture, workplace wellness, wellness communities and technology.
Each year the Summit is held in a different location, and past editions have taken place in the USA, Switzerland, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria with the upcoming 11th annual Summit to take place from 9th to 11th October at The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida.
Welcoming the trio, Susie Ellis, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Global Wellness Summit, stated “I’m thrilled to welcome each of these new Advisory Board members - all of whom bring powerful expertise and a crucial regional perspective on the sectors that make up the global wellness industry
“With these appointments, the Summit expands its representation in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
De Leede is an extraordinarily successful fitness pioneer, having built Australia’s biggest fitness empire, Fitness First, and is now a renowned wellness resort entrepreneur who co-owns a range of wellness hospitality businesses, including the award-winning Gwinganna retreat in NSW and surf wellness brand, Komune.
Commenting on his involvement with the Global Wellness Summit, de Leede advised “having been involved in the fitness business for nearly 40 years and more directly in the wellness/spa business for the last 12, I hope to bring a fresh perspective on how the two industries are becoming more intertwined.
“Being part of a board whose sole focus is to introduce more people to the benefits of health, fitness and wellness is an honour.”
The three new members are part of a 13-person advisory board to the Summit that includes wellness experts from across the globe.
The 10 sectors that make up the US$3.7 trillion global wellness industry, as outlined by the Global Wellness Institute’s research report, the 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor:
• Beauty & Anti-Aging (US$999 billion)
• Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Weight Loss (US$648 billion)
• Wellness Tourism (US$563 billion)
• Fitness & Mind-Body (US$542 billion)
• Preventative & Personalized Medicine and Public Health (US$534 billion)
• Complementary & Alternative Medicine (US$199 billion)
• Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate (US$119 billion)
• Spa Industry (US$99 billion)
• Thermal/Mineral Springs (US$51 billion)
• Workplace Wellness (US$43 billion)
Image: of Tony de Leede courtesy of Roel van Koppenhagen
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