GSN Planet has announced a new format and name for its annual buying event that blends elements of the GSN Congress and GSN Buyers Conference. The revitalized event, now named the GSN Sustainability, Buyers & Community Summit, will take place October 22-25, 2023. GSN Planet also released new details on the event, including a list of speakers and ticketing options.
The GSN Sustainability, Buyers & Community Summit will feature a restructured buyers meeting format that gives brands the opportunity to engage with two buyers per session, facilitating a deeper exchange of insights, experiences and inquiries. The summit will also hold educational sessions with a range of industry veteran speakers.
- Dr. Rich Blundell, Oika
- Michael Conte, Forbes Travel Guide
- Jennifer Walsh, Nature and Wellness Expert
- Mike Bruggeman, OM4 & haia
- Charné le Roux, Greenspa.Africa
- Catherine Warren, Arch Amenities Group
- Lynn Curry, Curry Spa Consulting
- Noel Asmar, Noel Asmar Group Inc.
The winners of the GSN 2023 Sustainability Awards will also be announced at the summit. An independent judging panel, comprising experts in the sustainability, spa and wellness industries, will evaluate and award companies and individuals that are leading the way in social and environmental responsibility. GSN Planet aims to discover, recognize and celebrate significant accomplishments in regeneration and sustainability within the wellness industry.
The GSN 2023 Sustainability Awards will recognize excellence in three categories: Sustainable Spa/Wellness Facility - The Michael Stusser Award, Sustainable Innovator - The Tara Grodjesk Award and Sustainable Newcomer - The Trace Wertz Award.
GSN is offering one-day and multi-day passes for the event, which includes admission to the Sustainability Awards ceremony, without needing to be registered as a Brand Partner or a Buyer. A one-day pass for Sunday, October 22, 2023, costs $500, while passes for Monday, October 23, 2023, and Tuesday, October 24, 2023, each cost $750.
"As we embark on this exciting chapter, we are driven by our commitment to empower sustainable brands and foster a sense of community that propels our industry forward. The GSN Sustainability, Buyers & Community Summit represents a convergence of innovation, education, and networking that will reshape the landscape of sustainable business. We invite you to join us in this journey of transformation." - GSN Board President, Maggy Dunphy.