You missed the HEALING SUMMIT 2016? The article in the European Spa Magazine fills you in:
Now in its third year, the Healing Summit has gained a reputation as a future-thinking business conference with a global view on the changing values of holistic living and wellness practices. Orgainised by Healing Hotels of the World founders Anne Biging and Dr Elisabeth Ixmeier, this year’s event brought together 130 delegates from 27 countries, including Australia, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia, to share knowledge, energise ideas and explore challenges in the promotion of wellbeing. This year’s conference, held at Berlin’s Hotel De Rome in early March, was entitled ‘Creating from the Core of Goodness: Life, Business, World’.
With an impressive line-up of 34 speakers over two days, business leaders and visionaries from the spa, wellness, financial, architectural and hospitality sectors shared professional insights and new perspectives on topics as diverse as future business practices and creating a soulful economy, and the environmental and personal responsibilities of healing lifestyles. Economy of the future Anne Biging opened the event by outlining her vision of a bridge between ‘humanity’ and business, highlighting the need for a new business culture that moves beyond pure strategy. This sentiment was echoed by Catherine Parrish, founder and president of NextLevel Leadership, who referred to a ‘world in transition’. These principles were then further addressed by Swedish economist Dr Kjell A. Nordström, a consultant to multinational corporations on globalisation and corporate strategies. His keynote speech detailed how, within the next 30 years, massive urbanisation trends will result in just 600 cities housing 80% of the world’s population, generating 90% of its earnings within a 2% landmass. Nordström spoke of how ‘FAANG’ (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) had set new paradigms within which the global population operates. Citing a new agenda of expediential growth and the impacts of transactions, he stated: “When everything starts to look the same we need to reclaim creativity.” Progressing the subject of a more soulful economy was Dr Anabel Ternès, social entrepreneur and global ambassador of Same Sky, a jewellery trade initiative that creates employment for women in extreme poverty. Ternès described the production of ‘products with impact’ and emphasised that purchasing with value and meaning has the potential to change consumer cycles. Read the full article.