Spa News: Dr. Deepak Chopra to be Keynote Speaker at 2015 Global Wellness Summit
Best-selling author and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine to address delegates at ninth annual conference in Mexico City
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), an annual event that attracts international leaders and visionaries, recently announced Dr. Deepak Chopra as a keynote speaker for its ninth annual conference. Chopra, author of over 80 books, including 22 New York Times bestsellers, is a leading, global figure in wellbeing and alternative medicine. He was hailed as “the pioneer of alternative medicine” by President William Clinton, while TIME magazine has described him as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
Chopra joins a long list of internationally recognized and inspiring keynote speakers, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, to grace the GWS stage. He will address delegates on this year’s theme, “Building a Well World,” during the conference taking place at The St. Regis Mexico City from November 13-15.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this gathering of like-minded, forward-thinking wellness influencers who are committed to helping to create a peaceful, just, sustainable, happier and healthy world,” said Chopra whose soon-to-be released book, Super Genes (Harmony, November 2015), co-authored by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, will be released just prior to the conference in early November.
In addition to his status as a best-selling author, Chopra is also the founder of The Chopra Foundation and Co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and has received countless honors for his work and humanitarian efforts. Chopra’s medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves as an Adjunct Professor at both the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Columbia Business School, Columbia University.
“There are few people whose impact on the way we think about health and wellbeing has been as profound and wide reaching as Dr. Chopra’s, and we’re thrilled he accepted our invitation to speak at this year’s Summit,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit. “He has transformed the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness, and it is this holistic, sophisticated understanding of wellbeing that we, as an organization, are always striving to communicate.”
The Summit is widely recognized as the premier gathering of business, government and academic leaders across the wellness, travel and spa industries – and for its high-profile, keynote speakers and innovative agenda, industry research, Global Wellness Tourism Congress and business networking opportunities. The Summit is an exclusive gathering for senior executives, for information about attending click here.
To learn more about the 2015 GWS, visit www.globalwellnesssummit.com/2015-summit.