Since 2007, the annual Global Wellness Summit has been bringing together the key trendsetters, decision makers and thought leaders of the US$4.2 trillion wellness industry. If you’re a business owner looking to find an edge in the industry, the GWS is the place to be.
Held on 15–17 October this year at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, the Global Wellness Summit invited experts to speak and learn about the timeliest issues in health and wellness. Themed under ‘shaping the business of wellness,’ the comprehensive agenda spanned keynotes and panel discussions (as well as yoga breakfasts and spa breaks) all centring around the growing trends in spas, travel, medical health, technology, design and wellness at the workplace, offering invaluable insights for companies looking to focus their wellness lens.
Highlight topics this year included the role of stress, anti-cancer strategies, the growing popularity of CBD oil, beauty trends worldwide, and even the notion of dying well — finding the best way to make a graceful exit from the world after a life well lived.
So, what’s new in the world of wellness? We spoke to Mia Kyricos, Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s senior vice president, Global Head of Wellbeing, who was on a panel to discuss what it means to have a ‘well hotel’. As we learned, wellness trends from the hospitality industry are affecting businesses and in turn, the way we live, travel and work.