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Global Wellness Summit pulls out of Hong Kong

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Grand Hyatt Singapore will be the new venue of the Global Wellness Summit 2019.
Grand Hyatt Singapore will be the new venue of the Global Wellness Summit 2019.

Organisers of the Global Wellness Summit have announced they are moving their 2019 gathering from Hong Kong to Singapore.

“In an effort to ensure travel is as seamless as possible in and out of the Global Wellness Summit, our GWS leadership, advisory board and partners felt this shift in location was important for the collective wellbeing of everyone involved with the summit,” said Global Wellness Summit chair and CEO Susie Ellis.

The event will now take place at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. The dates remain on Oct 15-17, and organisers expect an attendance of 600 delegates.

Mass protests have besieged Hong Kong the past two months. Protestors invaded the airport terminal earlier this week, closing the airport for two days and forcing several flights to be cancelled.

“In an effort to ensure travel is as seamless as possible in and out of the Global Wellness Summit, our GWS leadership, advisory board and partners felt this shift in location was important for the collective wellbeing of everyone involved with the summit,” said Global Wellness Summit chair and CEO Susie Ellis.

“We are working closely with event organisers and the host sponsor to ensure the event remains first-class and there is little interruption for all attendees and presenters.”

The Global Wellness Summit is a gathering of international leaders in the US$4.2 trillion global wellness economy.

Ms Ellis remarked that Singapore is a storied destination and financial centre that will be an exciting home for the 2019 summit, offering delegates “a unique opportunity to gain first-hand insights into the many opportunities available in Asia’s exploding wellness markets, including China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and more”.


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