Hong Kong’s wellness scene is ever-expanding, and the 852 will get to showcase that on a global stage in 2019 when the Global Wellness Summit comes to town. The 13th annual Summit will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, from October 15th to 17th 2019, sharing industry news, data and trends over the three-day event with hundreds of the global wellness community’s experts and leaders.
“In recent years, Hyatt has positioned itself as a true leader in holistic wellness for both its innovative and ever-evolving offerings that make guest’s wellbeing a priority as well as its commitment to workplace policies that are improving the lives of the people who serve them,” said Susie Ellis, chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit. “We’re thrilled to partner with Hyatt as our host sponsor for 2019 and excited to bring delegates to Hong Kong, a must-visit city and vibrant international business hub of Asia’s thriving economy.”
Sponsor host Hyatt recently enhanced their commitment to wellness with the creation of the new position of Senior Vice President and Global Head of Wellbeing. Taking on the role is wellness expert Mia Kyricos, who will oversee the companies various wellness efforts, including the acquisition of Miraval Group—a mindfulness-based destination resort—and Exhale, a boutique fitness and spa brand.
“Hyatt is honoured to be a part of the 2019 Global Wellness Summit, where leaders from around the world join together to shape the future of the business of wellness,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “Wellbeing is the ultimate realisation of Hyatt’s purpose—to care for people so they can be their best—and is a growing part of our company’s DNA as it relates to our colleagues, guests and customers. There’s no better place to bring together wellness industry leaders and visionaries from across the globe than the renowned Grand Hyatt Hong Kong where our team looks forward to advancing the discussion around wellness and wellbeing in our world today.”
Last year, the event sold out far before expected, so those wishing to attend are encouraged to register early. As a gathering of the foremost international leaders in the wellness economy, the event traditionally includes a selection of panel-led discussions, general information sessions, small group debates, hosted dining conversations, and social events for attendees to discuss the event in greater detail. The Summit’s mission is to aid the wellness industry and industry of the world by engendering networking and idea sharing opportunities. The event will also release the annual Global Wellness Economy Monitor Research Report, which this year revealed that the global wellness industry was now worth US$4.2 trillion, and that wellness tourism was growing twice as fast as the tourist industry as a whole.