Exercise Professionals - De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit...
23 Feb 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
Physical activity sector helps shape new guidance on swimming pool safety
Physical activity sector helps shape new guidance on swimming pool safety   22 Feb 2018

A new guide document on swimming pool safety – which all UK pool operators will have to adhere to – has been unveiled during the CIMSPA Conference in .... more>>
Bannatyne completes Russell Square club revamp as part of £50m investment programme
Bannatyne completes Russell Square club revamp as part of £50m investment programme   22 Feb 2018

The Bannatyne Group has completed a £750,000 upgrade of its Russell Square club in the heart of London. The works included the refurbishment of .... more>>
FaulknerBrowns-designed modular swimming complex given planning permission in Derby
FaulknerBrowns-designed modular swimming complex given planning permission in Derby   21 Feb 2018

A new £33m modular leisure complex, housing an Olympic-sized swimming pool, has been given the green light by Derby City Council. Designed by .... more>>
‘Hollywood workout’ operator Lagree opens studio at Nobu Hotel
‘Hollywood workout’ operator Lagree opens studio at Nobu Hotel   21 Feb 2018

Boutique club operator Studio Lagree has opened its third London studio, at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch. The new studio, offering high intensity workouts .... more>>
Pure Gym reaches UK landmarks with 200 clubs and 1 million members
Pure Gym reaches UK landmarks with 200 clubs and 1 million members   21 Feb 2018

Budget club operator Pure Gym has reached 1 million members in the UK, following a 22 per cent increase in the number of members since the start of .... more>>
ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity
ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity   20 Feb 2018

A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future policy for children’s sport and physical .... more>>
Company profile


TVS Group

The company was established in 2009 as a specialist supplier of noise and vibration solutions.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Feed your skin with new ELEMIS’ Superfood Skincare System

Feed your skin with new ELEMIS’ Superfood Skincare System

What’s good for the body is good for the skin, and nothing packs a more powerful nutritional punch than Superfoods. More>>




in this issue

• Franchise deals heat up fitness market
• JD Gyms acquires Ben Dunne Gyms UK
• Pullman launches new sleep programme



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer Apprenticeship
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Swimming Instructor
Location: Kettering, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Recreation Assistant
Location: Kettering, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Host - Front Of House
Salary: 7.50 per hour + £5 per sale*
Location: London, UK
Company: énergie group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




25-26 Feb 2018

Professional Beauty London

ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom


25-26 Feb 2018

World Spa & Wellness Convention London

ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom



Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 2
Health Club Management
2018 issue 2

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Work place fitness: Fit to work
Tom Walker asks if fitness and sports science principles hold the key to boosting workforce productivity among corporate as well as fitness companies More>>
  Changing rooms: A neutral stance
We explore if it is time for all gyms and studios to swap single-sex, communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities More>>


Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 1

Health Club Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Robert Cook
The MD of Virgin Active UK tells us about his plans for making wellness and customer service key priorities for the fitness brand More>>
  Promotional feature: Legend
Kiosks, Concierges and Convenience 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