Exercise Professionals - De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit...
27 May 2018 Exercise professionals: News, jobs and training
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

07 Feb 2018

De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit
BY Jane Kitchen

Tony de Leede, left, and Mia Kyricos will chair the annual Global Wellness Summit

Tony de Leede, left, and Mia Kyricos will chair the annual Global Wellness Summit

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named fitness and wellness entrepreneur Tony de Leede and wellness consultant Mia Kyricos as co-chairs of this year’s event.

The annual summit – focused on the $US3.7tr global wellness economy – is set to take place from 6 to 8 October at the Technogym Village in Italy.

“I’m grateful for the talents and expertise that both Tony and Mia will bring to curating an agenda that not only furthers conversations on the big business of wellness, but also embraces the heart and soul of Italy’s lifestyle, including its art, fashion and food,” said Susie Ellis, GWS chair and CEO.

A successful fitness pioneer, de Leede built Australia’s biggest fitness empire, Fitness First. He is also a wellness resort entrepreneur who co-owns a range of wellness hospitality businesses, including the destination spa resort Gwinganna and the surf wellness brand Komune.

“The Global Wellness Summit is attended by the top wellness companies, investors, researchers and policy-makers in the world,” said de Leede.

“It’s an honour to be a part of an event that facilitates deep cooperation among this group, and, ultimately, encourages relationships that end up shaping the business of wellness for years to come.”

Kyricos is president and CEO of Kyricos & Associates, whose clients span both public and private sectors, as well as Fortune 500 companies. She has attended every Summit in the event’s history and has sat on the GWS board for five years.

With more than 25 years' experience, Kyricos has helped to develop, operate, and market wellness-related brands and facilities across more than 100 countries, and has held senior positions, including chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness, vice president of EXOS, and global director of spa brands for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

She also chairs the Wellness Communities Initiative for the Global Wellness Institute and serves as its research advisor.

“Having witnessed the growth and magic of the Summit since its inception, and watched it evolve into the event of the year for any decision-maker serious about the business of wellness, I’m honoured to have been asked to co-chair this year’s event,” said Kyricos.

“I’m particularly thrilled to do so at the global headquarters of Technogym in Italy – a great setting for our delegates to discover more insights into the sectors that make up today’s global wellness economy, including beauty, travel, spa, real estate, nutrition, medicine, the environment and, of course, fitness.”

Located in the heart of Italy’s ‘Wellness Valley’, the Technogym campus is home to an expansive research and education centre, state-of-the-art gym, factory and a farm-to-table restaurant where employees dine.

Technogym founder Nerio Alessandri’s integrative approach to the business of wellness will also help drive the dialogue of the 2018 Summit.




Connect with
Exercise Professionals
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
PayAsUGym secures £6.5m investment following rapid expansion
PayAsUGym secures £6.5m investment following rapid expansion   24 May 2018

Online gym pass provider PayAsUGym has secured a £6.5m investment from Albion Capital as part of its expansion plans. PayAsUGym enables gym users .... more>>
Finnish healthcare provider Pihlajalinna expands into wellness with fitness chain deal
Finnish healthcare provider Pihlajalinna expands into wellness with fitness chain deal   24 May 2018

Finnish private healthcare provider Pihlajalinna has announced plans to expand operations into the wellness sector, following the acquisition of .... more>>
Virtuagym secures €6m investment to fund international growth
Virtuagym secures €6m investment to fund international growth   23 May 2018

Virtuagym, provider of a cloud-based fitness software platform and mobile apps, has secured €6m (US$7m, £5.3m) worth of financing to help fuel the .... more>>
Regular exercise "keeps heart young"
Regular exercise   23 May 2018

Those wanting to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up need to exercise at least four to five times each week, according to a new .... more>>
YMCA becomes first awarding organisation to secure CIMSPA accreditations
YMCA becomes first awarding organisation to secure CIMSPA accreditations   22 May 2018

YMCA Awards has become the UK’s first awarding organisation to achieve accreditation from the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and .... more>>
Mark Tweedie appointed new CEO of Active Northumberland
Mark Tweedie appointed new CEO of Active Northumberland   22 May 2018

Active Northumberland has appointed Mark Tweedie – former chief executive of Active Tameside – as its new CEO. The charitable trust, which .... more>>
Company profile


Technogym

Technogym provides a complete range of best-in-class cardiovascular, strength and functional equipment for both professional and home use.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Could your spa benefit from offering Ozone Therapy?

Could your spa benefit from offering Ozone Therapy?

Ozone, via a steam sauna cabinet, is a multi-tasking therapy that practitioners in all wellness sectors advocate for their customers. More>>




in this issue

• Spending on fitness and sport on the up
• Xponential Fitness to enter UK market
• IHG moves in on UK luxury market



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer
Salary: Circa £20,000
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Company: The Langley Spa
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Company: Smart Fitness
Operations Manager, Erith Leisure Centre
Salary: £22,000 - £23,500 per annum
Location: Avenue Road, Erith DA8 3AT, UK
Company: Lex Leisure
Personal Trainer
Salary: Unlimited Earning Potential!
Location: Southwark SE1 1YZ, UK
Company: énergie group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia


29 May - 02 Jun 2018

ACSM's 65th Annual Meeting

Various, Minneapolis, United States



Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 5
Health Club Management
2018 issue 5

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Design: Changing places
They’re one of the main reasons people join [and leave] a gym. We give a run down on the latest changing room design More>>
  Interview: John Treharne
The CEO of the UK’s only listed fitness business on producing record results More>>


Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 4

Health Club Management
2018 issue 4

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Ask an expert: Functional training
Functional training is growing in popularity, but will it overtake traditional training methods? We open the debate More>>
  Promotional feature: Wattbike
Wattbike: innovating for a decade More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd