American gymnast Simone Biles has been added to the list of speakers at the upcoming Global Wellness Summit.

Simone Biles, who is widely regarded among the greatest gymnasts of all time, is a powerful advocate for mental health and wellness. She will be speaking at the upcoming 17th annual Global Wellness Summit (GWS) to be held in Qatar.

The event will take place from November 6 to 9, and will be hosted by Msheireb Downtown Doha, deemed one of the most forward-thinking and sustainable city districts worldwide.

Considered the foremost gathering of leaders in the USD4.4 trillion-plus wellness economy, the upcoming summit will convene top-level international delegates in Qatar to shape the future of an industry and a region in transformation.

This year’s summit is dedicated to the theme A Time of Transformation and the US gymnastics great has experienced her own transformation since she was last seen in competition at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 where she stepped down from some disciplines citing her own health struggles.

Since then, she has married and, at the beginning of August, made a triumphant comeback winning the US Classic with a stunning performance – before which she had spoken about both the mental and physical challenges of returning to such high-level competition.

Her inclusion in the speaker lineup for this premier event will no doubt shine a spotlight garnering excitement from fans young and old who will feel encouraged to take an added interest.

Speaking about the summit, Maryam Sultan Al-Jassim, PR and Communications Manager at Msheireb Properties, said: “There has been a surge of interest in wellness in Qatar, both as an industry and as a personal aspiration.

“Personal health and wellness are the cornerstones of a thriving society and Msheireb Properties is committed to helping Qatar and its people build a holistic future through investments in world-class properties like the Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som and people-centric neighbourhoods like Msheireb Downtown Doha, where the focus is always on helping residents find a balance between work, life and play.”

Modelled after the World Economic Forum, the Global Wellness Summit gathers C-suite executives and curates global thought leaders to deliver presentations and network during a four-day event.

The summit’s organisation is focused on what’s ahead. It is, therefore, an absolute must to focus on the Middle East as the region has witnessed an impressive transformation, vibrant growth and the development of ambitious wellness projects that sparked interest regionally and internationally.

From tranquil health retreats catering to families to an environmentally conscious farm providing an authentic experience, the concept of wellness is progressively growing in importance and emerging as a thriving industry in Qatar. ✤