Global Wellness Summit’s Wellness & Real Estate Communities Symposium at JPMorgan Chase NY Headquaters-2024

By: Betty Coker, Editor in Chief for World Liberty TV

What a day! A champagne toast to “momentum and magic” concluded the joint Global Wellness Summit (GWS) and Global Wellness Institute (GWI) Wellness Real Estate Symposium at JPMorgan Chase in NYC yesterday, where there was palpable excitement for future opportunities in this growing sector.

R-L Susie Ellis interviewing Deborah Szekely 102 years old Co-Founder Rancho La Puerto Mexico

New frontiers are emerging at the intersection of medicine + wellness, science + sustainability, technology + design, AI + neuroscience, and the pioneers in the room at yesterday’s Symposium are leading the way on all fronts, putting the human experience first in the built environment.

2024 Speakers at Global Wellness Summit 2024

“Everyone is finally waking up,” said world-renowned medical expert Deborah Birx, MD, giving kudos to the GWS/GWI community for staying together and continuously emphasizing the importance of wellness when perhaps the medical community and general public were not really getting it. But they are now.

Nancy Davis Chief Creative Officer & Exec Dir of GWS &GWI welcoming remarks

Bill Kapp, MD, shared that his team at Fountain Life (including Peter Diamandis and Tony Robbins) aim to “change healthcare from reactive to proactive.”

Partnering longevity centers with wellness real estate developments then empowering people to own their health data with in-home technology are key components of this shift, shared Helen Messier, MD, PhD.

Dr Abbey with Academy award winning actor Richard Gere

Susie Ellis’ “Global Glimpse” highlighted the depth and breadth of this sector geographically and demographically, from ultra-luxury to accessible and from 50+ communities to intergenerational developments.

Dr Abbey with Nora Naisbitt Founder & CEO Amatrius

Industry experts Jean-François Garneau, Amy McDonald and Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki shared hard data on the positive ROI of wellness real estate, fueling growth.

Dr Abbey with Christopher Sharples Founder SHoP Architects

GWI Research Fellows presented their latest research illuminating how Wellness Real Estate is the fastest-growing sector of wellness, reaching $438B in 2023 and forecast to more than double to $913B by 2028.

American Sunshine Moment founded by Jay Lucas

The report also details the biggest drivers and opportunities—as well as the biggest challenges—for wellness real estate in the future.

Karen Ballou Founder & CEO Immunocologie Skincare

Major developers featured what’s next and why, as we heard from SHA Wellness Clinic & AB Living Group’s CEO Alfredo Bataller Pineda as well as from Clint Beaty (Tavistock), Andressa Gulin, MD (AG7), Lindsay Madden-Nadeau (Red Sea Global), Nadia Meratla (Witkoff), Melisa Pezuk (AMAALA) and Nicky Unkles (Cumming Group).

Desserts served

Christopher Sharples as well as Anjan Chatterjee, MD, Robert Henry, Ari Peralta, Brett Phares, Veronica Schreibeis-Smith and Jennifer Walsh inspired delegates to keep the human experience the priority and find the magic in the built environments we create, while Joseph G. Allen and Rachel Hodgdon explained why we need to keep raising the bar on building health standards and the quality of the air we breathe.

Desserts served

Actor, advocate and humanitarian Richard Gere inspired the room of developers, architects, investors and wellness professionals to “have the humility to genuinely listen to what a community needs.”

Dr Abbey with Sachin Maskey MD, Founder Avatar Equity

Hint: the grandmas usually know. Putting this into practice with his Sierra A Mar project, they are building a resilient and abundant future for CostAlegre that is healthy and equitable.

Hundreds in attendance and thousands watching virtually

We celebrated the life, legacy and 102nd birthday of the “godmother of wellness,” Deborah Szekely, who sat down with Susie Ellis for a talk on “Longevity for Real!”

Delegates leaned in to her wisdom—a living testament to the benefits of well-living—as she shared, “You have to be open to receive magic.”

L-R Dr Abbey with Milana Knowles & Sammy Gharieni CEO & Founder Gharieni

The leading conference on the Business of Wellness, The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an annual four-day meeting where leaders from business, government, academia and science come together to shape the interconnected world of wellness.

L-R Karen Ballou & Nora Nesbitt Ladies in Pink

A lightning rod for innovative thinking, ground-breaking research and powerful, productive networking, the Summit joins together the leading minds in the business of wellness and prevention across all eleven sectors of the multitrillion dollar wellness economy.

One of many panels in progress

Held in a different location each year, the GWS is the event where relationships are forged, investments are made, and business gets done.

Susie Ellis Chairman & CEO Global Wellness Institute & Summit

About The Global Wellness Summit: is the premier organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the multitrillion global wellness economy.

Its future-focused conference is held at a different global location each year and has traveled to the US, Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico, Austria, Italy and Singapore.

GWS also hosts regular virtual gatherings, including Wellness Master Classes, Wellness Sector Spotlights and Investor “Reverse Pitch” events.

The organization’s annual The Future of Wellness global wellness trends report offers expert-based predictions on the future of wellness. The 2023 Summit will be held in St. Andrews, Scotland in November 2024.

Wonderful Healthy Lunch served

It was our first time covering the Global Wellness Summit, people from all over the world in attendance, came to listen as well as speak in many panels. VIP reception was sponsored by Shop Architects, which took place at the Iconic Woolworth Building, one day before the summit. Totally was a great event and look forward to attending next year.

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