The major world conference on welfare will debut in Tel Aviv

Israel will host the World Welfare Summit at the end of this year, the largest conference of this type in the worlddespués de que the event was moved twice in the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

La GWS, de three días de duración, se celebrára en el Hilton de Tel Aviv en noviembre. The annual conference brings together entrepreneurs, executives and owners of businesses in fields such as hospitality, tourism, health, beauty and spa, food technology, fitness, medical technology and manufacturing, under the multidimensional term of ” bienestar”, which covers the search for physical, mental, emotional, social, espiritual and environmental bienestar.

Before Nancy Davis, jefa creativa y directora ejecutiva de GWS, la ubicación de la próxima cumbre era una obviedad. Tel Aviv is the capital of technology in Israel and houses a large number of companies and startups in the health and welfare sector.

Boston hosted the summit in 2021, preceded by Palm Beach (Florida), Singapore in 2019 and Cesena (Italy) in 2018.

The pandemic “awakened all the world and all related to welfare”Davis said The Times of Israel durante un viaje piloto a Tel Aviv el mes pasado, mientras se preparan para acoger la cumbre.

Although initially the global welfare economy suffered a blow, it went from 4.9 billion dollars before the pandemic to 4.5 billion today, and it is expected that the market will grow to 7 billion dollars in 2025, according to an report publicado el año pasado por el Global Wellness Institutela rama de investigation de GWS.

Since the last two years have catapulted welfare to the forefront, this year it is trying to unify all the pieces that Davis calls a “gigantic global puzzle.”

El bienestar, que antes era un concepto restringido, se ha convertido en el paraguas de una serie de sectors verticalessuch as fitness, healthy eating, health and well-being in the work place, mental health, tourism and travel, and real estate health.

“Ahora los silos se cruzan. We see the vitality of… unir la tecnología y la innovación con el bienestar, y cómo eso ha ayudado al mundo del bienestar,” said the general director of GWS, Susie Ellis.

Davis coincided: “Si tuviera que encapsular una sola idea que realente va a ayudar a impulsar la cumbre de este año y su programa, sería esta idea de convergencencia”.

According to Davis, Tel Aviv has no equal when it comes to fostering convergence, opening up opportunities before producing “unexpected collisions”. El solapamiento entre dispares sectors en Israel, su culture de collaboración y las singulares public-privateasociaciones lo converten en un terreno fertil para la innovation en una industria del bienestare en plena expansión.

Ellis and Davis told me about it in a visit to IMED, the innovation branch of the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv – Ichilov, before meeting with Professor Ronni Gamzu, director of Ichilov and the former coronavirus czar of Israel.

Davis said that it was “astonishing” to witness how health, health and technology cost lives in a hospital setting.. Besides incubating startups, IMED has abierto una rama de inversión.

“Juntan a los médicos, que son emprêndores, y sus innovations con la financiación para dar vida a estas empresas. Se trata de una convergencia extraordinaria”, he affirmed.

“Sabiámos que íbamos a encontrar un fínf de innovations en Israel, pero encontrar algo que really ha cado un nervio en el mundo del bienestar, en el mundo medico y en el mundo de la tecnologia juntos, nos parece un verdadero “momento aha”, added

The volume of technologies for mental well-being, including therapeutic games, devices and applications, which have been sold in Israel since the beginning of the pandemic. According to Amir Alroy, co-founder of Welltech Ventures and co-president of GWS, Israel is now home to 2,000 health-oriented companies, 1,000 digital health companies and more than 500 well-being technology companies, making it the second largest company in Silicon Valley. in absolute terms.

El pivoteo de la pandemia también ha tenido un impacto positivo en la industry local del bienestar. The Israeli entrepreneurs of the cyber security and automotive space are attracted by the impactful innovations and the fall, said Alroy, so that “the brilliant ideas and the brilliant founders, the experimenters, are now in the industry” [del bienestar]. This is something that didn’t happen until two years ago.”

Alroy cited, among others, Amnon Bar-Lev, the ex-president of Check Point cyber security who founded the health care startup with IA Alike; Samuel Keret, who left Waze before founding the digital health startup Hedonia; y el emprendre de ciberseguridad en serie Ben Enosh, que fundó Antidote Health, una empresa de telesalud para poblaciones desatendidas en Estados Unidos.

The co-founder of Bar-Lev, Varda Shalev, who is also a professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the School of Public Health at the University of Tel Aviv and former director of the Morris Kahn and Maccabi Research and Innovation Institute, will be one of the main ponentes de la cumbre.

Via:
The Times of Israel

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