Confirmed Congress Speakers
The Congress co-chairs are Andrew Gibson, group director of spas, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Susie Ellis, president and CEO of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit.
Case studies illustrating unique, successful national wellness campaigns will also be presented throughout the day.
Jean-Claude Baumgarten: One of the world’s leading tourism experts, Baumgarten is the recent past president and CEO of the WTTC, the global authority on the economic and social impact of tourism and travel. He is currently chairman and CEO of CREWE Associates, a management consultancy.
Amitabh Kant: A wellness tourism visionary, Kant is the author of Branding India – An Incredible Story and was the force behind the award-winning “Incredible India” and “God’s Own Country” campaigns. He is currently CEO and managing director of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation.
Ophelia Yeung: Co-director of the Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development at global research firm SRI International, Yeung will present The Wellness Tourism Economic Impact Study, the most comprehensive research on wellness tourism ever undertaken.
Curtis Schroeder: As the former CEO of Thailand’s Bumrungrad Hospital, Schroeder led the transformation of a modest private hospital into a medical tourism “star,” expanding it to become the largest private medical center in Asia, with over
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